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Portrait of engaged couple posing on the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, with beautiful blue skies above, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

We met Corina at the 2013 Seattle Wedding Show, and when we learned her and Ian’s wedding was taking place under the Space Needle at the new Chihuly Garden and Glass, they became our #1 target. I’m totally excited to photograph their wedding this September!

On the first day of February, we met at Golden Gardens Park, one of Seattle’s most photogenic locations that happens to be close to their home. I shot the first photo below with a fisheye lens from inside a grove of tall, skinny, leafless trees. Then we headed closer to the water, where we found both rocky and sandy beaches to work with.

Portrait of engaged couple under a stand of trees at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Artistically altered portrait of engaged couple on the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Sun flares burst between a kissing couple on the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple having a moment kneeling on the beach Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

A spontaneous twirl on the beach:

Candid photo of engaged couple dancing on the beach at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

I loved this hot-pink park bench the instant I spotted it.

Portrait of engaged couple sitting on a pink park bench at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Candid photo of engaged couple laughing at something off-camera as they sit on a pink bench at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

There’s this damp pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks that cut through Golden Gardens. It’s pretty grungy, and apparently the paint on its walls is permanently wet. (Fortunately, this discovery was made by my fingers, not Corina and Ian’s clothing.) The tunnel makes for some cool photo opportunities, though, including this silhouette. The mossy concrete on the far side works well in photos, too.

Silhouette portrait of engaged couple in an old pedestrian tunnel at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple sitting on mossy concrete steps at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Ian proposed to Corina at nearby Shilshole Bay Marina, so we walked over toward the end of our shoot to get some nice photos on the docks, including these two. Then we called it a wrap until the big day in September!

Portrait of engaged couple standing on a dock at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Portrait of engaged couple hugging under a dock at Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

One Response to “Corina and Ian’s engagement portraits: Golden Gardens Park, Seattle”

  1. Kammie Lisenby

    I cannot begin to tell you how happy this post made me, it brought tears to my eyes.

    For the last year, I have been painting that bench pink in honor of my best friend Lisa Worthington-Brown who past away of breast cancer in August of last year. Thank you, thank you for making new memories out at her bench. I know Lisa would be thrilled.

    Big Hugs,

    Kammie

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