Tacoma Titlow Beach Park Engagement
Tacoma Titlow Beach Park Engagement – for this session Andrea and Max wanted to include and showcase the city where they live, Tacoma. Our goal was including the city, trees, and water.
Tacoma is rad. I have a lot of family here, went to college here, and most noteworthy, met my wife here. It’s safe to say I’m a fan. And after living in Los Angeles for the past 11 years, I miss LA and the people there, but I must say in many ways it felt like I was moving home last August. So when they told me this, I completely understood the significance and love for the city. I actually always do my best incorporate the surroundings. Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington, and sits between Seattle and Olympia. It’s been named one of the most livable areas in the U.S. and one of the most walkable cities. Like I said, Tacoma’s pretty cool.
First of all, we started our session at the Museum of Glass and finally finished on the west side of town at Titlow Beach.
Museum of Glass
When we arrived at the Museum of Glass, some workers were setting up for an event. There were lots of people and trucks on the property where I sometimes like to take pictures so we started in a different spot to get away from it all. I will always find another option when situations change or I’m in a new location.
Andrea and Max looked amazing and I wanted to capture them at their best so one of the first things we did was get out of the hot sun to find some softer light. We found refuge from the bright sun by Martin Blank’s “Fluent Steps” art installation.
Here you can see East 21st St. Bridge in the distance. It’s one of Tacoma’s more notable landmarks.
I love this cone made of glass and metal. I think it’s the most stunning architectural spectacle that the Museum of Glass offers. It was created by Arthur Erickson. Inside the structure is the hot shop, where the glass blowing magic happens.
Max cracks me up. With a deadpan expression, he dryly says something like – yes, a pictures that focuses on me! He liked the ones where Andrea’s looking at HIM, where he gets to be the star. Oh yeah, I believe he said something like, “Finally you get to worship me!” Ha!
Next we headed over to our next location at Titlow Park. We took a walk along the water to a nice forested area.
Then it was Max’s turn to “worship” Andrea.
And then like good partners, they worshiped each other.
I love her ring, elegant and beautiful.
The tide was really high behind me. In order to get this shot, even with my wide angle lens, I had to stand right where the tide was coming in. My right foot got completely soaked. I was so happy I wore my running shoes!
I saw someone with a tent in this spot on our way in, and as luck would have it they were gone on our way back. Score! I have a knack for politely asking people to move out of frame, but when someone has staked claim somewhere with a tent, it would have made things tricky. I love the tree in the background, especially as the sun was beginning to set behind it.
…Just a few last shots as the sun was setting. Congratulations Max & Andrea! We are so excited to shoot your wedding at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club in August!