Fine art wedding portrait Golden Gardens
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Fine art wedding portrait Golden Gardens

If you were to ask me which couple I enjoyed working with the most, I'd tell you it's Sarah and Graeme, without a doubt. They are so easy-going and just down for anything. The bride and groom held their wedding at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse in April.

As you know, you only get sunshine in Seattle during the summer. If you were to have a wedding outside of summer, you'd just hope for nice, cool weather (and hope even harder for no rain!). On Sarah and Graeme’s wedding day, that was the case all day. It was drizzling but we still managed to take some first look pictures outside the house and carried on.

Until the end of the ceremony, right when we were about to go out and take some couple portraits, it started raining hard! I really don't think the picture here does it any justice of how terrible the weather was. It was pouring. I was really worried about whether we would even be able to step outside.

Regardless, I quickly ensembled my flash with modifier. As soon as I turned around, Sarah was already in rain boots and Graeme got the umbrella ready in his hand. I asked, "Ready to go play?" Without any hesitation, Sarah goes, "Yeah, let's do it!" They certainly are the most fearless couple I have ever worked with. We got soaking wet as soon as we stepped outside. The wind was also blowing hard so the rain was pouring sideways. We did not stay outside for long.

Thankfully I managed to snap a couple of shots. I absolutely take pride in myself in this photograph. It really represents the mood of Seattle in the best way possible. You never know what to expect with Seattle's weather. More often than not, you just have to think on your feet and make the best out of it. In fact, I felt fortunate to have a weather like this so I could create such as dramatic, gloomy, and fine-art portrait for the bride and groom.

Location: 8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117.

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