Couple Portraits in Tacoma | Amanda Howse Photography 

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October 15, 2022

Couple Portraits in Tacoma

Abby and Zach came by Studio253 this summer to play around in front of the camera and shoot this round of adorable couple portraits in Tacoma with me! They immediately kicked it off with the best, ’90s, Levi vibes fits, which had me dying!! The whole shoot gave young, summertime nostalgia, perfect for these two cuties. I love when couples trust me to capture their relationship openly, and I couldn’t have asked for better models for this summery shoot!

Cute Couple Portraits at Studio253 | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cuddle Couple Poses For Indoor Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Fun Pose Ideas for Young Couples | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cute Ideas For Playful Photoshoot | PNW Couples | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

BF-GF Studio Shoot!

This awesome couple came to model for me and do some really cute, matchy-matchy, BF-GF shoots! We got into the studio early in the morning, but the summertime heat was sweltering already. Even in these temperatures, Abby and Zach were troopers, making the photos look effortless and natural. This year, we changed out the wooden floors in the studio, to an updated, all-white look. Let me say, I am obsessed with these floors!! They reflect the light perfectly and give a timeless, blank canvas to showcase each of our models. What do you all think of them??

Opera Alley Couple Photos with Redbrick Background | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Downtown Tacoma Levi Styled Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cute Ideas For Relaxed Relationship Portraits | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Denim and White Couple Outfits | Calvin Klein and Levi | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Summer in Opera Alley

When we couldn’t take the heat any longer, we took the camera and headed outside to explore the gorgeous Opera Alley! We got the best, warm, summer light to compliment the retro downtown atmosphere. Our backgrounds focused on plain, bold walls with concrete accents. We used the black and white checkered tiles, the red brick walls, and that gorgeous white, industrial building with huge black-framed windows. Using neutrals throughout the shoot complimented Abby and Zach’s outfit selection and left the photos with that infinite, open-ended feeling that summertime always evokes. AH-mazing!!

Downtown Photoshoot with Smiley, Happy Couple in Tacoma | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cute and Cuddly Couples Poses | PNW Couples | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Downtown Tacoma Portrait Session with Checkered Windowsills | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Relax, Be Yourself, and Trust Your Photographer

Part of what made this couple’s shoot a success was having models who weren’t afraid to do their own thing. Abby and Zach went with the flow and were completely themselves. They trusted me for suggestions and pose ideas (it’s always important to trust your photographer!), but ultimately made the session their own. You can see how comfortable they were by how their portraits turned out. SO cute and SO fun! That’s what I always want for my clients. Sessions are supposed to be a fun representation of your relationship, and memories you two can share forever! So whether it is in overalls and Calvin Klein, or a ball gown and tuxedo, my best advice for photoshoots (and for life) is to always be yourself. It’s way more fun that way! 

AHP Couples Shoot in Downtown Loft | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Downtown Tacoma Photoshoot with Levi Overalls and Calvin Klein Bra | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
PNW Couple Photoshoot | Jeans and White Urban Background | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography
Cute Pose Ideas For Young Couples | Photographed by the Best Tacoma, Washington Couple's Photographer Amanda Howse Photography

Let’s Connect

If you loved this Tacoma couple’s shoot as much as I did, don’t forget to book one of your own! Book your session before you and that special someone goes off to college, or when you come home for a visit. Reach out on my website for more information, or email me at [email protected]. I am also available by call/text at 530-412-0730. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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