Point Defiance Engagement Session | AHP

Engagements

January 30, 2021

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 boxes! I had so much fun exploring with these two as they celebrated their engagement.

Couple in Point Defiance Park Forest | What to Wear for Engagement Portraits, Best Tacoma Locations for Outdoor Engagement Portraits, How to Pick a Color Palette for Portraits | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

Late August Portraits

Allison and Austin chose to have their portraits done in late August. I simply love summer in the PNW, and we had gorgeous sunlight peeking through the trees for their entire session. They kicked things off with coordinated casual outfits. I always recommend selecting a color palette for your portraits and choosing from it, rather than wearing the same color. These two chose shades of white, khaki, golden yellow, and blue for their color palette. The result was a cohesive look.

Allison’s golden blouse looked gorgeous in the sunlight. And they were both comfortable for their portraits. Since we were walking along dirt trails and exploring mossy areas before heading down to the beach, their casual attire was perfect.

Cute Engagement Portraits in Tacoma | Pose Ideas for Couples, Outdoor Washington Engagement Session, Location Ideas, How to Style a PNW Engagement Shoot | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse
Fun Engagement Portraits | Casual Engagement Outfit Inspo, How to Pose for Engagement Portraits, Outfit Ideas | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

The Trails at Point Defiance

Point Defiance has several trails that are easy to walk. We wandered through the forest, stopping to soak in the sun. These two are such a perfect match, and I simply loved capturing them in their element. You can tell how much they love each other, and how much they love being outside. Hiking is such an awesome part of living in the PNW, and I am so grateful these two brought me along!

Forest Engagement Portraits in Washington State | Point Defiance Engagement Portraits | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse
Cute Engagement Portraits on the Forest Floor | How to Pose for Outdoor Engagement Portraits, Point Defiance Engagement Session, Woodsy Engagement Portraits | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

There was a ton of lush greenery in the park, including tall grass and ferns. These two had so much fun walking through it all. They could not stop smiling! Engagement sessions are so important. It’s a way to celebrate your commitment to each other before your wedding. And you’ll end up with timeless portraits to cherish for years to come.

Nature Hikes for Engagement Portraits in Washington | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse
Couple Posing on the Pt. Defiance Steps down to Owen Beach | Outdoor Engagement Portraits in Tacoma | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

Owen Beach Engagement Portraits

After walking through the forest, we headed down to Owen Beach for some portraits by the water. Owen Beach is simply beautiful. There is a ton of driftwood, and the rocky beach exemplifies being by the water in the PNW. These two watched the waves and we captured some romantic portraits! A big red heart by the beach was the perfect spot to end their ah-mazing engagement session.

Owen Beach Portraits | Engagement Portraits in Washington with Driftwood | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse
Tacoma Engagement Portraits | Couple Portraits by Big Red Heart on Owen Beach | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse
Couple Watching the Waves | Beachy Engagement Portraits in Washington | Photographed by Tacoma Engagement Photographer Amanda Howse

Let’s Connect!

If you are interested in booking a Point Defiance engagement session, let’s chat! I would love to bring your vision to life. Reach out on my website to start a conversation. You can also email me at [email protected], or call/text me at 530-412-0730.

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