Allison and Greg are coming from San Francisco for their upcoming wedding and we met up last weekend to do some portraits. They weren't too familiar with Seattle, but knew that they wanted to include many of the town's icons such as Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and a quick walk through the University of Washington campus. We set the date, they purchased flights and I crossed all of my fingers that the weather would cooperate. Seattle isn't as rainy as people believe but, what we do have is a ton of cloudy, gray and misting days. The weather report for the weekend cycled between 'partially cloudy' and 'rainy'.
I was happy to see that the weather roulette wheel stopped on good weather including a few sunbreaks. Candice and I meet up with Allison and Greg at the corner of Pike and Pine, the center of a busy Pike Place Market. Portraits started with some crosswalk shots across 1st ave out to the Puget Sound including the market sign, then we moved inside the market and finally out to Post Alley.
We left the market and made a quick stop at Seattle's famous Kerry Park to grab a few shots of the city. The view here puts the Seattle Space needle front-and-center and large against the rest of the city. On a clear day, Mount Rainier can be seen off to the right.
Finally, we drove over to the University of Washington campus. The dozens (hundreds?) of cherry trees were in full bloom and we weren't the only photographers. We found great spots in the quad including nice brick paths, more huge cherry trees and some of the campus buildings in the background. To finish off the session, we shot a few areas down by my Electrical Engineering building and Drumhiller Fountain.