Photographing this gorgeous engagement session in Anacortes, WA was stunning.
From the beach to the cliffs to the forest, this one had it all. And when the locations are so close to each other, you know you’re in the Pacific Northwest. And if you love traveling as much as me and my wife, it’s easy to forget how gorgeous the PNW truly is — until you go away from it. And every single time we come back, we’re dumbfounded. It’s so amazing here. And that’s exactly why we always want to live here. We truly think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, and it’s why I love capturing fall engagement photos compared to any other season.
During the fall, the colors of the foliage really comes out, the crowds die down a little bit, the light is even more golden warm, and the fact that this couple is gorgeous certainly didn’t hurt.
John & Ali, you guys are awesome. And I had a truly super fun time with you. I truly appreciate you entrusting me to be your engagement and wedding photographer. And if you two ever want those fall engagement photos for your anniversary session, holiday session, or family session (wink wink)… you know where to find me.
Ali’s smile is so cute! What do you think?
I’m pretty sure the above photo of them sitting down, this is where Ali was trying to grab John’s butt. Love it when couples are truly just in the moment and being themselves!
Bring on those gorgeous PNW vibes and those gorgeous smiles! Let’s have fun!
High contrast golden hour lighting, check!
Soft, gorgeous backlight and open shade natural light, check!
Did I mention Ali decided to change outfits half-way through and wear her moms wedding dress??? HOW AMAZING!!! Loved it. And with this backdrop, it really felt like we were capturing something really unique and film-inspired.
Hope you loved those fall engagement photos as much as I loved photographing them. And while you’re here, have a look around to other gorgeous weddings, elopements, and engagement sessions from around the Pacific Northwest!