Washington Engagement Photography in Tacoma
This was my first engagement photography shoot since moving to Tacoma, Washington 2 months ago. It was cold out! Quite a change from Los Angeles. Hala and Hayden still managed to keep each other warm in the chilly weather though and we had a lot of fun! We did their engagement session on the Tacoma waterfront and in Point Defiance Park, which is absolutely gorgeous.
I usually like to start my sessions with my long lens and a little bit of movement so the couple has time to warm up to me and the camera. I love it when couples are able to interact with each other without me directing everything. The shots end up looking more natural, and that is exactly what these two did. I couldn’t keep them apart!
I do my best to encourage fun and playfulness during my engagement shoots. I still pose couples, but I want them to be silly and laugh with each other like I’m not there. What a gorgeous smile! Stunning.
I incorporate a lot of symmetry in my photographs, but sometimes my favorite pictures are the ones where the angle is slightly off to the side or from an unique angle. For this picture I liked how the light was coming through the leaves and I wanted to bring some of that warm soft light into the frame.