Fitness guru Nicole is a recent transplant from New York City now living in Olympia to be with fiance Adam. They’ll be getting married this September in Vegas. We aren’t able to photograph it, so this was my one chance to photograph these two.
Being a city girl, Nicole wanted an urban look to her engagement portraits, and as it happens, downtown Tacoma is very photogenic! We met at the Washington State History Museum, then headed over to the Museum of Glass. Both buildings have some really cool, uniquely Tacoma features that I enjoy incorporating into my photos. A photo at WSHM is above, and three at MOG below.
This next photo is an extreme wide-angle shot of Nicole and Adam in front of the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Cone, under some dramatic skies at the far end of a long reflecting pool. Their faces are tiny at this size, but think how awesome this image would look on the wall as a big, glossy aluminum print! In a 24×30 inch print, the couple would be 2 inches tall, large enough to see their faces from a close distance, while being a stunning piece of urban landscape art from further away.
We detoured to a nearby building to make use of a couple photogenic walls …
… then headed onto the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington. Though the campus is relatively new, most of the buildings are restored historic warehouses, including this one with tall, arched windows.
For the last leg of our shoot, we drove to the north end of downtown, where I photographed Nicole and Adam in front of the colorful walls of a historic building on Antique Row, on the recently restored Spanish Steps, and inside a parking garage with graffiti — the artistic kind — painted on every available inch of wall.
Congrats Nicole and Adam on your wedding to come!