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Engagement portrait on Point Defiance Park forest trail

The heart of Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington is native temperate rain forest, densely packed with evergreen trees, bushes and ferns, and criss-crossed by dirt walking trails. I photographed this engagement portrait of an engaged couple holding hands while walking along one of those forest trails in my secret favorite shooting spot, where the vegetation is a little bit less dense, the light is brighter, and the moss grows thicker. Although posed in the sense that I arranged the moment, the photo still has a candid feel as I instructed the couple to avoid looking at the camera as they walked toward me.