Snoqualmie and Salish Engagement Photography | Seattle Wedding PhotographerMeet Andrey and Molly, a happily engaged couple from the who are going to the University of Idaho, but are getting married at the Feather Ballroom in Snohomish. When they were looking for a talented and creative Seattle Wedding Photographer, they found our company. They wanted to make sure their engagement session pictures showed off their love and affection towards each other, which is a precurser to having great wedding photographs. Both Molly and Andrey are on the cross country team, so they naturally wanted their engagement session to reflect the great northwest outdoors, even though it was snowing outside. Knowing this, we recommended they do their engagement photographs at Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge. This combination gives you scenic views of the valley and waterfall. Since it was so cold, we were all bundled up in our winter clothing. Molly has family in the Snoqualmie and North Bend area, so we did a few shots around in Snoqualmie before moving up the road to North Bend. We took this fabulous picture on the bridge that crosses from Salish Lodge to the parking area across highway 202. This image, shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 70-200mm L lens at 2.8 aperture, which gives you the blurred background effect. A lot of things went right with this picture. To get great shots like this, the couple has to be totally comfortable with not only having pictures taken, but with the photographer as well. When we shoot, we have a dialog with the client. It isn't a simple work assignment, it is a growing friendship. We like to get to know each of our clients, which makes the whole process easy. Challenges to getting this engagement picture tend to be with factors beyond our control, such as crowd control at a popular state park as well as making sure the subjects position themselves correctly in front of the camera. Having these soft skills is the key to getting great engagement pictures. We are so excited for their wedding coming up in July, 2015 in Snohomish.
Location: Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie Falls, North Bend. 1/2500; f/3.2; ISO 1600; 16.0 mm.