It’s engagement session season and we can’t wait to adventure with all of our amazing couples for their engagement photos this year. Many of our couples ask us for location suggestions and our favorite spots to shoot.
Our engagement session guide talks about location ideas in depth, but I wanted to list them 5 of our favorite engagement session locations here for an easy list of our top spots. The guide also gives you tips for clothing, jewelry, photo sessions with pets and so much more.
This is the absolute top of our list for engagement photos. With Deception Pass park, there are so many locations at your fingertips, and Bowman Bay and Rosario Beach (& lookout) are nearby. With water, trees, and views this is perfect for a session any time of year … but be prepared, if it’s summer, we’re going to ask you to stand in the water.
This is our most chosen engagement session location, because of variety and distance.
This picturesque location is easy access off of i-90, but that can also be it’s downfall. It’s heavily trafficked, so we don’t recommend this spot for weekend sessions. This spot is easier in the late spring to early fall, as the snow pack makes it a hike back from the road in the winter.
This is our second most chosen engagement photo spot, because everyone loves that amazing reflection!
This one makes the list because of the variety. It’s another easily accessible spot, and even has beautiful options in the winter. Trees, flowers, waterfront, bridges, and reflective ponds, and even a gorgeous city viewpoint at the far end of the park, it can really bring a lot of variety to your engagement photos.
This is our third most chosen engagement session location, because of it’s central location to most of our clients.
If you’re ready for a mild hike to get to a gorgeous waterfall (and yes, you can swim/go in the water here), and fight the crowds for your engagement session, this can be so worthwhile. This is an afternoon session location, as the tree line can create shade early in the day and it can take up to an hour to hike in. Make sure you wear hiking shows and pack all supplies into a backpack, the last path down to the falls can be slippery and is very narrow.
This spot is amazing when the water level is low, and it becomes a lake of tree stumps. This location is best in early morning or sunset. It can be highly trafficked, so we recommend weekday sessions. Trees, water, stumps, rocks – this location is magical PNW goodness. We will not do Rattlesnake Ledge hike (there are better spots with less traffic and a similar view), so the Lake itself is our spot.