Engagement portrait with Point Defiance rainbow, ferry

When this vivid but short-lived rainbow appeared over the waters of Commencement Bay when we were shooting engagement portraits with this man and woman on Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, I had to act fast. This photo is my favorite, as I had my clients face each other in the relatively dim light of the late winter afternoon light, creating a near-silhouette of their profiles with just a little light falling onto their faces. In addition to the rainbow, the ferry from Point Defiance to Vashon Island is visible on Puget Sound in the background.