Point Defiance Engagement Session | AHP

There are so many gorgeous elements of living in Washington, and this ah-mazing Point Defiance engagement session showcases all of them. Allison and Austin wanted a true PNW vibe for their session, complete with tall evergreen trees, grey skies, and a rocky beach. We chose Point Defiance and Owen Beach because they checked all those […]

January 30, 2021


Sunlit Forest Engagement Portraits at Point Defiance | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

Tacoma Engagement Portraits in the Summer | AHP

I have so much fun taking engagement portraits in the summer in Tacoma. The city is bright and vibrant. Though I love shooting in the two or three hours before sunset for that yummy golden light, I made an exception for Emily and Jordan’s summer engagement session in 2018. We shot their fun engagement portraits […]


August 30, 2020

Cute Engagement Portraits in Tacoma at a local coffee shop photographed by Amanda Howse

5 Reasons Why Engagement Sessions Are Important

As a photographer, engagement sessions are a critical part of my work. These sessions help me get to know the couple before their big day. But a lot of the time, the client doesn’t always see the same value in scheduling an engagement session! After all, it’s already a busy time in your life – […]

October 30, 2019


Sunlit Garden Engagement Portraits of Couple | Why Engagement Sessions are Important | Couple Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

Aberdeen Engagement Portrait Session

This Aberdeen engagement portrait session with Jeff and Rosie was so much fun! I love getting the chance to capture moments for friends that have become like family. I have known Jeff’s sister, Laura, for over a decade. Laura is an amazing esthetician at the Karelia Spa in Tacoma. I have been shooting photos for […]


September 30, 2019

Jeff & Rosie's Aberdeen Engagement Portraits with Wildflowers and Mediterranean Inspired Details Photographed by Tacoma Wedding Photographer Amanda Howse

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