I love shooting in Seattle, and I love the market. The sounds, the smells, and the sights always make such an amazing backdrop for portraits. I’ve shot down there a hundred times, but each trip I discover little hidden surprises that I hadn’t noticed before. Meet Marielle and Damon- they’re planning an October wedding (LOVE the fall in Seattle), and Pike Place Market was the perfect spot for their winter engagement session. I use the term ‘winter’ very loosely- as you can see by the pictures, we had a gorgeous sunny day that could have easily been in May. Score.
Damon had a busy day- full of wedding errands and appointments (including their e-session), and like many grooms, he couldn’t quite decide how he felt about engagement pictures. I think a lot of the men out there have the impression that it’s a painful hour of wearing uncomfortable clothes, putting on a goofy smile, and saying cheese. (Sounds pretty freakin’ scary to me too) But also like other grooms, he soon found out that the e-session doesn’t have to be boring/stiff/uncomfortable, and by the end he was laughing and -*gasp*- having fun. Yes boys- the engagement session can be fun. I said it. I totally understand- it’s a little intimidating when someone puts a big camera in your face. Most of us haven’t had our picture taken since… senior portraits??! But I promise, after the first 5 minutes you’ll start to feel the nervousness/awkwardness fade away. And if it’s not, I’m happy to buy you a beer for a mid-session break. See? It’s a win-win. 🙂
Damon, you’re awesome. Way to grab some air. And Marielle- you’re gorgeous.