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Welcome to the end of our three-part Wallflower Photography Best of 2012 blog series with Part 3: Casual Couples Portraiture! This post includes all portrait sessions with couples in casual, non-wedding dress. It’s the only type of photography we do at Wallflower Photography, other than weddings.

That said, most of the photos presented here are from engagement portrait sessions with couples whose weddings we photographed later. Two sessions are of married couples shortly before he deployed with the U.S. Army. Photos are grouped into those that were shot at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, where we conduct most of our casual couples portrait sessions, and those shot elsewhere in Tacoma. Oddly, we didn’t have any portrait sessions outside Tacoma in all of 2012! That definitely won’t be the case in 2013.

AT POINT DEFIANCE PARK

Javila and Stevo at Owen Beach and in the rain forest. See Javila and Stevo’s engagement portrait highlights and wedding recap on the Wallflower Blog.

Engagement portrait of smiling couple cuddling on Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Engagement portrait of smiling couple in the rain forest at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Fisheye engagement portrait of couple sitting on the mossy forest floor at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, with tall evergreens towering above, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Natalie and Nathan by springtime tulips, on a bench in the Japanese Garden, and in the rain forest. See Natalie and Nathan’s engagement portrait highlights and wedding recap on the Wallflower Blog.

Engagement portrait of smiling couple sitting on a bench with a field of tulips behind at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Wide angle engagement portrait of couple cuddling on a bench under a tall tree, reflected in the waters of a pond in the Japanese Garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Engagement portrait of smiling couple standing in the rain forest of Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Megan and Anthony on Owen Beach with their dogs, and in the rain forest. See Megan and Anthony’s deployment portraits on the Wallflower Blog.

Pre-deployment portrait of smiling couple, with man in Army uniform, sitting on Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Detail during pre-deployment portrait session of a man's and woman's hands, the man's in an Army uniform, over a heart drawn in the sand of Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Pre-deployment portrait of laughing couple, with man in Army uniform, standing by a tree in the rain forest of Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Michele and Douglas smiling nose to nose near Owen Beach. See Michele and Douglas’ engagement portrait highlights and wedding recap on the Wallflower Blog.

Engagement portrait of smiling couple, nose to nose, at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Rachael and Mike in the rain forest and on Owen Beach. See Rachael and Mike’s engagement portrait highlights and wedding recap on the Wallflower Blog.

Engagement portrait of couple, forehead to forehead, in the rain forest at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Creative engagement portrait of smiling couple in a lower corner with tall evergreen trees towering above them in the rain forest at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Black and white engagement portrait of couple laughing and hugging at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Kellene and Ernie next to their Aston Martin coupe on Five Mile Drive, and on Owen Beach at sunset. See Kellene and Ernie’s deployment portrait highlights on the Wallflower Blog.

Engagement portrait of smiling couple next to a gleaming Aston Martin coupe on Five Mile Drive in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Black and white engagement portrait of smiling couple cuddling in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Melancholy engagement portrait of couple cuddling on a driftwood log on Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Engagement portrait of smiling couple on Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park at sunset, by Tacoma wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

AT OTHER PLACES IN TACOMA

Joey and Dennis sitting on rocks and on a brick staircase near Chinese Reconciliation Park on Ruston Way. Joey and Dennis’ engagement portraits and wedding will be featured on the Wallflower Blog in a few months.

Engagement portrait of smiling couple sitting on rocks at Chinese Reconciliation Beach in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Black and white engagement portrait of smiling couple sitting on a brick staircase at Chinese Reconciliation Beach in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Malani and Allen laying on a textured concrete path, kissing in front of the Hotshop Cone at the Museum of Glass, and standing on a rusty staircase on the historic Albers Mill. Malani and Allen’s engagement portraits and wedding will be featured on the Wallflower Blog in a few months.

Engagement portrait of man kissing woman's cheek while laying on patterned concrete floor near Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Engagement portrait of couple kissing in front of Hotshop Cone at the Museum of Glass in downtown Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

Engagement portrait of couple standing on a rusty metal staircase on Albers Mill in Tacoma, by wedding photographer Wallflower Photography

See Part 1 of this blog series: Wallflower Photography’s Best Wedding Photojournalism of 2012
See Part 2 of this blog series: Wallflower Photography’s Best Wedding Portraiture of 2012

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