Friday, August 6, 2021

Surprise Engagement at Point Wilson Lighthouse in Beautiful Evening Light

As Covid restrictions are lifting I find I have had a busy couple of weeks ahead with my photography business, Deja View Photography. I love the variety of work I'm able to do. I photographed a small wedding at Chetzemoka with a couple visiting from Minnesota. I have done several professional headshot sessions in my Port Townsend studio plus a couple more downtown sessions around the Maritime Center.

This weekend I photographed a lovely young couple from the Tacoma area. The young man, who is based out of Joint Lewis McChord, hired me to photograph a surprise engagement session for his girlfriend out at the Fort Worden. A friend helped me scope out, in advance, the best spots for good evening light, location of the perfect tide, wind speed direction, as well as angle of the setting sun. All these calculations were taken to pull off the perfect surprise session. Tom maneuver them into position in front of the Lighthouse and we waited for crowds of people to pass. I stood on a knoll pretending to be photographing the Point Wilson Lighthouse but actually captured him dropping to one knee with the ring. It was a lovely moment and afterwards, we took lots of fun photos all around Point Wilson. What a lovely event to be part of and what an honor to capture this special moment for them. I think I have the greatest job ever.