Perfect Day For a Fairy Tale in Seattle

     Each time that I am fortunate enough to visit Seattle I always come back and want to write about the experience. The weather is always awesome (I love a gloomy day more than most people haha), the people are always kind and wonderful, the coffee is fantastic, and I end up with lots of images to edit from the really cool locations I find. Shout-out to all the wonderful clients! One of the last shoots that I was able to do while visiting was definitely a favorite; the fairy tale vibes are to die for and the weather was just too gorgeous and matched the scene beautifully.


     We met up at one of my go-to locations for when I'm looking for a very natural backdrop and had already talked about shooting a fantasy concept. Wardrobe for the day was already settled upon; we would be shooting a light pink dress, long and flowy. Think prom or ballroom, something classically beautiful. It was like something from a movie or a fantasy novel. I imagine a secret garden styled location, light and beautiful music playing in the background, the cool air blending with the warm sunlight. Surrounded by nature, deep in a forest; exploring and wandering, searching for something.

     With the wardrobe being awesome as it was, a location I was familiar with and knew would be perfect, all we needed to was find the lighting. Fortunately, this time of year in Seattle is a lot like Colorado. Clear and sunny days, few clouds, and a gorgeous sunset in the evening. Over the course of our trek through the park we found lots of shade and texture for out first few sets. The greens jumping out of the background, really adding to the idea of a secret garden. I'm so completely obsessed with natural textures right now, dense trees and bushes, leaves, and plant life. Seattle is an ideal place to find all this with the rain keeping things growing and alive all year.


     Our timing was great as our last sets we were able to take full advantage of the sunset behind us. Warm light spilling in over the shoulder, bright and orange, beautifully complimenting the forest greens. A soft breeze, just subtle enough to move through the hair and create movement in the images. It's an evening like this that I live for, a single moment in time where everything is in harmony. Beautiful wardrobe, gorgeous location, and such wonderful light. There's not much more a person could ask for and I'm already dying to visit again.