This session actually began with a surprise proposal about a week prior at the same park. See pictures from the surprise proposal on my Instagram page. Have you ever hidden behind a tree in disguise to capture a proposal? I guess I can officially cross that one off my list - ha! They were visiting from the United Kingdom and wanted to capture some nature shots and all of Seattle's beautiful sunsets. Turns out, they just happened to pick one of the most beautiful clear nights and sunsets we've had in Seattle after a long Spring and Winter. Summertime in Seattle is magic and it's one of my absolute favorite times to hold photo sessions for families, kids, and couples. It always feels like coming out of a cocoon. This year in particular, I know my fellow Seattlelites waited quite a long time for some real sunny days.

Couple walking at beach during sunset Discovery Park

After visiting iconic Discovery Park for their proposal, this couple suggested the Discovery Park Lighthouse beach area and I immediately jumped at the chance. Golden hour at this beach is so beautiful and the water here is gorgeous. On a clear day, you can get a peek of Mt. Rainier and the backdrop bluff area of the park is a lovely backdrop. The added bonus of having a charming lighthouse in the background on the flip side sets a romantic, coastal type mood for couples.

Couple kissing at sunset Discovery Park

If you dream of a romantic session where you run or dip your toes in the water, I have a few spots that would be appropriate for that. Parking down at the beach at Discovery Park can be a bit of challenge, but we did get lucky on this night since we arrived exactly one hour before sunset. This session happened in about 30 minutes and produced about 40 photos. I know a few more secluded spots away from the city that provide privacy and even more dramatic backdrops and beach views. I still have spots open for July and August, so be sure to grab those time slots on my booking calendar online. See you at sunset!

Couple embracing in water at sunset Discovery Park
Couple walking in water during sunset Discovery Park
Girl smiling at partner during sunset Discovery Park
Couple walking near lighthouse during sunset Discovery Park
Couple walking in water towards sunset Discovery Park