Mary Ann & Jay got married at Catholic Newman Center in University District in Seattle. After the ceremony, we stayed around the church to take some bridal party pictures along with some couple portraits. Just as we sent the wedding party off to the reception venue and were thinking about where to go for more couple portraits, we realized, "Why don't we go to Suzzallo Library?” Suzzallo library on the UW Seattle campus is famous for its Gothic-style architecture. And a lot of people actually call it the ‘Harry Potter room’ (because the main hall literally looks like Hogwarts!). As a result, it has become one of the most popular spots for engagements and wedding photos. One of the main hot spots for photographers is the magnificent pair of spiral staircases (the other one being the study room itself.) The view here is just absolutely stunning. I would take my couples here every chance I get for a photoshoot.
I used a 16-35 wide-angle lens to magnify the interior architecture. With the stretching effect from the lens, it creates a dramatic scene. Then I used an off-camera flash to light the couple so the focus stays on the subject. Photo captured from the 2nd shoot with Ben Nguyen.
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