Downtown Seattle Engagement

One of our favorite things is when couples choose to focus their engagement session on an everyday activity that they love to do. There’s something so natural and endearing about being a part of someone’s favorite activity or even just a common weekend errand like running to the market or stopping at a coffee shop. We love what the photographer, Bre Thurston, had to say about her day with Nathan and Melissa…

When I was talking to Nathan and Melissa about their Seattle engagement session, we agreed to shoot no matter the weather. I met them at my favorite coffee shop in Capital Hill, Bauhaus Books and Coffee. My plan for their session was to take them to all of my favorite places – the places that reminded me of my first few months in this amazing city. For the first 30 minutes of our session we sat around, drank coffee, and talked. Occasionally I would take a photo. Both Nathan and Melissa are from Oregon, Melissa went to college in New York, and Nathan works for Amazon. He bikes to work, they are vegetarians, and they are having their wedding at a gorgeous venue in their home state this September.

When we were done with our coffee, we jumped on a bus (another key part of my summer here in Seattle) and headed downtown. Downtown Seattle can be very touristy and busy, but not so much at 9am on a rainy Saturday in January. We walked through Post Alley, Pike Place Market, and the underground shops. I love the challenge of shooting around crowds of people…we are shooting in the heart of downtown Seattle and I don’t want to hide that in the photos. I love this city and I am so happy to have spent my rainy Saturday morning with people like Nathan and Melissa.

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

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Photography: Bre Thurston