1. Engagement portrait at Experience Music Project
  2. Engagement portrait by tulips at Point Defiance Park
  3. Engagement portrait on frosty Owen Beach
  4. Engagement portrait on bench at Point Defiance Park
  5. Engagement portrait of laughing couple walking
  6. Engagement portrait sitting against concrete wall
  7. Engagement portrait walking in snow at Point Defiance
  8. Engagement portrait with football tackle at Owen Beach
  9. Engagement portrait with magical reflection in pond
  10. Engagement portrait kiss seen through Porsche window
  11. Engagement portrait at Point Defiance Park seawall
  12. Engagement portrait in rusty train car
  13. Engagement portrait by Aston Martin on forest road
  14. Engagement portrait by duck pond at Point Defiance Park
  15. Engagement portrait nuzzle at Chambers Bay Golf Course
  16. Engagement portrait with Point Defiance rainbow, ferry
  17. Engagement portrait kiss in Point Defiance Park forest
  18. Engagement portrait with Chihuahuas in sweaters
  19. Engagement portrait on bench by Point Defiance Pagoda
  20. Engagement portrait by old Port of Tacoma warehouse
  21. Engagement portrait with twin whippet dogs in forest
  22. Engagement portrait of woman hugging man from behind
  23. Engagement portrait of woman riding on man's back
  24. Engagement portrait in Point Defiance Park forest
  25. Engagement portrait on rainy Bridge of Glass in Tacoma
  26. Engagement portrait of couple on Harley by Elks Temple
  27. Engagement portrait on Point Defiance Park forest trail
  28. Engagement portrait among bamboo at Point Defiance Zoo
  29. Engagement portrait of couple on Owen Beach driftwood
  30. Engagement portrait by rusty truck under cloudy skies
  31. Engagement portrait at historic Point Defiance lodge
  32. Engagement portrait in forest, from moss to treetops
  33. Engagement portrait riding piggyback at Point Defiance
  34. Engagement portrait on brick wall at Lakewold Gardens
  35. Engagement portrait kiss silhouette at History Museum
  36. Engagement portrait of couple on mossy forest log
  37. Engagement portrait of couple on bench in Post Alley
  38. Engagement portrait in Point Defiance Park Rose Garden
  39. Engagement portrait under arches at Gas Works Park
  40. Engagement portrait of couple at Owen Beach seawall
  41. Engagement portrait in Point Defiance Park snowstorm
  42. Engagement portrait on beach at Discovery Park Seattle
  43. Engagement portrait walk in forest with Indian attire
  44. Engagement portrait on forest log with Indian attire
  45. Engagement portrait sitting on Chambers Bay stairs
  46. Engagement portrait kiss on Alki Beach, Seattle behind
  47. Engagement portrait of Owen Beach piggyback ride
  48. Engagement portrait with fall color and pond reflection
  49. Engagement portrait from classic Owen Beach viewpoint
  50. Engagement portrait on concrete steps with zig-zag rail
  51. Engagement portrait kiss on bench by Japanese Pagoda
  52. Engagement portrait with Owen Beach driftwood, seagulls
  53. Engagement portrait by This is a Dream graffiti
  54. Engagement portrait silhouette by ocean in Seattle
  55. Engagement portrait smiling over his shoulder in forest
  56. Engagement portrait on Spanish Steps in Tacoma
  57. Engagement portrait on angled stairs shot from overhead
  58. Engagement portrait cuddle in Point Defiance forest
  59. Engagement portrait stumble and laugh on Owen Beach
  60. Engagement portrait standing on driftwood log at Owen Beach
  61. Engagement portrait at Chambers Bay Golf Course
  62. Engagement portrait by old machinery at Gas Works Park
  63. Engagement portrait squared by Owen Beach seawall
  64. Engagement portrait on sandy beach at Golden Gardens
  65. Engagement portrait hug in bluebell patch
  66. Engagement portrait with serious expressions in forest
  67. Engagement portrait at Owen Beach on a sunny morning
  68. Engagement portrait at Owen Beach as dusk falls
  69. Engagement portrait silhouette of kiss at Owen Beach
  70. Engaged couple sitting in mossy Point Defiance forest
  71. Engagement portrait of happy gazes on chilly Owen Beach
  72. Engagement portrait focused on diamond ring
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Engagement Gallery

The Portfolio of Wallflower Photography


Wallflower Photography specializes in wedding and event photography. We don't bother photographing families, babies high school seniors, pets, or anything else. The only non-wedding photography that we offer is casual couples portraits, which most often are engagement portraits for our wedding clients. Doesn't have to be, though — we've occasionally photographed couples who were already married but celebrating a milestone, like a significant anniversary, or (since we're located close to several military bases) just before a long-term overseas deployment.

We've photographed engagement portraits for couples at all sorts of cool locations: Seattle Center near the Experience Music Project and Chihuly Garden and Glass museums. Unique Seattle parks like Gas Works Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park. Pike Place Market and Post Alley in Seattle. The Museum District in Tacoma. But the most popular place for shooting engagement portrait sessions is Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, which offers several different types of gardens, a driftwood-strewn beach, and acres of mossy forest. And we can do it all within a two-hour engagement session! In this photo gallery, virtually every photo you'll see of a couple in the forest, on the beach, or near a pretty pond was shot at Point Defiance Park.

During an engagement portrait shoot, we like to cover a lot of ground to make good use of lots of different settings in the area. We use a lot of different poses that are designed to be flattering and to show your love for each other. You'll be looking into the camera for some photos, mostly smiling but occasionally serious. For most of our photos, though, you'll be looking at each other, or cuddling into each other. Many of our engagement portraits have a candid feel to them, and in fact they are mostly candid, but within the setting and pose framework that we established.

Most engaged couples use their favorite engagement portraits in their save-the-date cards, and sometimes in their wedding invitations as well, and even Christmas cards. They share them on Facebook and through their wedding websites. Prints from engagement sessions make great Christmas presents. We offer a wedding guestbook filled with engagement portraits that is a best seller, and couples sometimes also set up displays of engagement portraits at the entrance to their wedding venue, by the guestbook table or gift table, and in slideshows projected during their wedding receptions.

In addition to getting a set of great photos, many engaged couples benefit from the experience of working with their wedding photographer and getting used to being in front of the camera. It's like a warm-up, or an ice-breaker, that can result in real benefits on the wedding day. If you feel like you're going to struggle with being uncomfortable posing for us, an engagement portrait shoot might be a wise idea.

Enjoy looking at our favorite engagement portraits!