In November, before all the leaves fell from the trees, we photographed Laura and Keegan’s engagement portraits at two of our favorite places– Kerry Park and the Seattle Center. What most people might not know is that Kerry Park, in addition to having a gorgeous and iconic view of the downtown Seattle skyline, also features one of the most outrageous and insane playgrounds in all of Seattle. I’m not kidding… it’s crazy. So, FIRST, we took the classic skyline shots and THEN we went down to introduce Laura and Keegan to this weird playground, where innocuous-looking play structures turn into whirl-and-puke nightmares. When most playgrounds are being dumbed-down, it’s refreshing to see one pays no heed to the flocks of parents who fret when their kids play on anything as intense as a bouncy horse. This one, ironically, only features an injury warning on the (entirely un-scary) slide.
We all played a bit and got more than a little dizzy, then continued to the Seattle Center, where Laura and Keegan shared secrets and a seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte at the Center House Starbucks. The light was beautifully soft and the fall leaves were a perfect, colorful backdrop for the love we could feel in their smiles. Thanks, you two, for sharing such a beautiful fall day and making Seattle just a little more special for us.