Washington Coast Engagement | Will + Amanda

The Washington Coast is one of the many amazing features of Washington State. Not only does Washington have beautiful Mountains and forests, but it also has beaches along the Pacific ocean with breathtaking views. Being that Will and Amanda are new Washingtonians originally from Florida, it was only fitting that we took a trip to the Washington Coast for their engagement session at the beach.

The Location

Will and Amanda have a lifelong love of the ocean and time on the beach. Being new to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) they wanted their engagement photos to fully encompass their love for both the ocean and the rugged PNW that is so different from their origins in Florida. Will grew up sailing and they met while on the swim team so needless to say that the water is an important thing to not only them as individuals, but also as a couple. It was so special to honor this part of their story at their session.

The Session

This session included two outfits in one location which is my standard for a one hour session. Their sweet little only child, fur baby Raisin (Isn’t that the most darling name?), came along for the journey as we enjoyed the beach. As with many areas of the West Coast, the forest also reaches the coast so we split time between the beach and the forest.


One of the perks of wandering a large area in the PNW is stumbling across wildlife. On this night we stumbled upon “Bambi” and his family while on their evening stroll. We, of course, tried our best to not interrupt or disturb them as we went back down the trail towards the beach.

Will and Amanda are such an incredibly sweet couple and it was such an honor to capture this small piece of their love story on such a beautiful evening while wandering the forest and running along the beaches of the Washington Coast. Thank you guys for allowing me to be a part of this special season leading up to your big day! Ready for your own engagement session? Let’s chat!


“Ann was an amazing photographer! The entire process was painless due to the work that Ann put into our experience. We loved getting to meet her via skype before we booked to see if she was a good match for us and vice versa. The communication before and after the shoot was fantastic and I felt in good hands throughout the entire process. We felt comfortable in front of the camera with her directions. Ann was generous with her time and gave us great recommendations for our plans in Astoria that night. We had the most perfect weather for our engagement session and Ann captured it beautifully. She is great at curating a nice selection of posed and candid shots, perfect for our save the dates and for our home. We chose Ann for her natural editing and ability to capture breathtaking shots. She did not disappoint in the slightest!”

Will + Amanda

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  1. Leo says:

    What an amazing collection in this gallery! Love the black dress, especially with the tree silhouette…incredible shots. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Adriana says:

    Washington is so amazing! So many different landscapes, it’s a photographer’s dream. Beautiful work 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    The Washington coast is absolutely dreamy! I love how they got so much variety for their engagement session, and they look amazing! You did a phenomenal job capturing these for them!!

  4. Sanne says:

    Wow your photos are stunning! I love the colors and how crisp they are! Nice work!

  5. What a beautiful location! Great work 🙂

  6. Stacie says:

    Dang! That is quite the location with SO much variety! I love that you took advantage of all that it had to offer. Awesome photos!

  7. Kat says:

    The ferns…the ferns! So many intimate moments captured here in a range of landscapes.

  8. Sergio says:

    These are absolutely beautiful. I love the PNW so much and you captured it so perfectly. That Bambi shot is so cool

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