A Whidbey Island engagement session is always a good idea. It's one of my favorite locations for engagement photo session because there is such a diverse landscape, amazing sunsets, and close to the sound. Another perk to a Whidbey Island engagement session is that it's not too far from Seattle. You have the option to take the Mukilteo ferry, or a more scenic drive going up north and driving over the Deception Pass bridge. Either way, it's within about an hour to an hour and a half from Seattle!
My couple, Bee and Erin were convinced to shoot on Whidbey Island for their engagement shoot when they saw another engagement shoot I did there for Bri and Nick! They got to see the beauty of Whidbey Island and how it can really come to life on a stunning summer day.
Chasing the Sunset for your Engagement Session
One of the things I love most about my couples is when they trust me to have a vision for their engagement shoot. For Bee and Erin, I advised that we try and catch a sunset on Whidbey Island. While there is so much to explore about the island, a sunset at the beach, with the rays of sun illuminating the fields of grass, there isn't anything better. We were able to create such magic together because of their trust in me to pick a time. I like to collaborate with my couples on what time of day is going to work best for you and give you the look and feel you want for your engagement session. Whether we shoot in the morning, midday or at sunset, each will have it's own vibe.
Crafting Unique Date Night Engagement Sessions
I want your engagement session to feel like a date night. This Whidbey Island engagement session, running through the fields, giggling together, walking the beach hand in hand at sunset, should have felt like a unique and intimate date night. One of the ways to help with this is to plan your day out so that you actually get to spend time together outside of the engagement session. Go out to dinner before or after, dress up and do your hair and makeup. Make a whole day of it! The photo shoot should feel like just another piece of the overall date. Part of doing that is so the whole day feels like you! That will help any awkwardness you might feel in front of the camera to disappear.
Be Authentic in Front of the Camera
You might have caught my drift already, but my ultimate goal with engagement sessions is to help you feel completely yourself with your partner and in front of the camera. From trusting me with the process to planning out a date-day to relaxing by being yourself, the whole experience should be authentic to you. This will help your images feel like you but with a touch of magic and elevated romance.
Whether you choose one of the locations I suggest, or go with somewhere that means a lot to you, your engagement session will be special. A Whidbey Island engagement session is a great option if you're not sure where you want to have your photo shoot. It has a very diverse landscape and isn't too far from Seattle. Take a look at Bee and Erin's Whidbey Island engagement shoot if you need any more convincing!
If you're planning your own Whidbey Island engagement, let's connect!
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