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Portrait of engaged couple at the Washington State History Museum, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

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.

Portrait of engaged couple at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Cone, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Another portrait of engaged couple at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Cone, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

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.

Wide angle portrait of engaged couple at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Cone, with a reflecting pool in the foreground and dramatic skies and skylines behind, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

We detoured to a nearby building to make use of a couple photogenic walls …

Portrait of engaged couple holding hands in front of a red wall, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple leaning against a brick wall, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

… 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.

Portrait of engaged couple sitting on the sill of a tall window in a historic brick building on the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

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.

Portrait of engaged couple in front of a brightly colored wall in Antique Row, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Fisheye portrait of engaged couple kissing on the Spanish Steps, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple in the corner of a parking garage with lots of graffiti, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple in front of a wall of graffiti, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Wide angle portrait of engaged couple in front of a different wall of graffiti, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Congrats Nicole and Adam on your wedding to come!

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