Here are a few pictures from Katy & Chris’ engagement portrait session at Discovery Park in Magnolia. Discovery Park is always such a fun place to shoot. It’s one of those Seattle Parks that is so big, you can always find a cool place to shoot, no matter what the light or weather is like.
Pro Tip – The best time for pictures is often the hour before sunset known as the “Golden Hour”. If you can plan a portrait session or carve out a few minutes during your wedding reception for some outdoor shots, you will be rewarded with the best natural light of the day. The light gathering capabilities on the current generation of cameras (I currently shoot mainly with a Canon 1DX) are so good, that with a fast top tier lens, you can actually keep shooting for a good 15-20 minutes after the sun goes down and still get amazing naturally-lit pictures.
Here are a few pictures from Chelsea and Bryce’s recent engagement session at Alki. We had a great time cruising up and down the strip and shooting in a few different places. It’s a great area for pictures since there are so many different ways you can make it look. At the end of the shoot I pulled out the big flash gun and enhanced the sunset a little. Secrets of the pros 😉
This shot was taken seconds after the one above, but I just dialed down the exposure a lot. I can't decide which I like better.. I think both are great, but the light and dark versions of the image have very different feels.