A Washington Coast Engagement
In the time before COVID Courtney & Blair got engaged and hired me to photograph both their super dreamy wedding day and their engagement portraits.
Being the creative, outside the box type that they are, Courtney and Blair chose to do a full day adventure session. This Washington coast engagement session takes us to the furthest southwest peninsula of Washington – one of my favorite places on the West Coast – which also happens to be where my husband and I tied the knot in 2016.
We started their session in the historic town of Oysterville with epic Pacific Northwest landscapes and a mountain of oyster shells. From there we made our way to a deserted beach and then on to the Cape Disappointment North Head Lighthouse to catch the sunset.
Making Great Photographs
One of the things I love most about doing an adventure session is that we get to spend a whole day together which means…food! Sharing a meal is a great way to break the ice and get to know each other before starting portrait time. The Shelburne Hotel is not only gorgeous but their food is some of the best on the peninsula. We met here for a feast of fish and chips, rabbit stew, and cranberry cocktails before making our way up the peninsula to Oysterville.
Courtney and Blair are two very silly and loving people; individuals but partners in life. This was my focus for their engagement session – to find ways to bring out these natural facets of their personalities.
In order to help them feel more comfortable we started with some nice distance portraits – giving them space to enjoy each other and the landscape they chose for their engagement session. As the session continued I came in closer and incorporated more intimate portraits.
Overall the day was an absolute dream. ????
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