A few months back, I met with Jacqui and Aaron for the first time at a coffee shop. As we chatted about their upcoming wedding, it was refreshing to see how down to Earth they were. They mentioned wanting their engagement and wedding photos to be simple, but also natural and meaningful. We definitely accomplished that during their engagement set at Discovery Park in Seattle, WA.
First, I have to give major props to Jacqui and Aaron for braving not only the cold, but the intense downpour of rain their the set. It wasn’t the typical light Seattle rain. Instead, it felt like buckets were coming down at several points. They shrugged it off and made it work with style. The park still had an abundance of fall leaves, as some were stacked on the ground while others remained stuck on trees. This variety gave us some awesome backdrops for their session.
I also want to point out how simple and coordinated their clothing were. It really matched the vibe and setting of the fall day. We started off with some cover from the rain, provided by the what I like to call an “abandoned bus stop” at the park. Next, ventured out to the fields to take photos next to leaves and this amazing tree filled with vibrant leaves. We wrapped up the shoot by having Jacqui and Aaron throw on their rain jackets, umbrella, and embraced this element of the Pacific Northwest.
Despite the rain, they had smiles all around. It was a very fun shoot and I can’t wait to work with them again next year on their wedding day!