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Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, close up photo of bride and groom in traditional Ethiopian wedding clothes

Seattle Wedding Portrait Session at Kubota Garden

Wedding Portrait Session, Yonas & Bezawit at Kobota Garden

I feel very guilty that it has taken me so long to get the photos from this session up on my blog.  This is Part Two of a wedding portrait session that I had with Bezawit and Yonas.  Part One was done at Golden Gardens, Kerry Park, Parson’s Garden and Gas Work Park in late May, and this session was done in the Kubota Garden in late June.  The reason for having two sessions was that Yonas and Bezawit had not had any photos taken when they were married, and they wanted to get some good photos taken wearing both Western style wedding clothes and also traditional wedding garb from their native country of Ethiopia.  You can see photos from Bezawit and Yonas’ first Seattle wedding portrait session by clicking here.

When we did our first session in May, we had an overcast day that finally cleared a very slight amount about the time we reached our final destination.  Really almost perfect conditions for photos, nice soft diffused light.  But for Session #2, it was a very different story, with very bright sunny skies.  I am a big fan of sunshine, but it does change a lot of the possible ways to take photos, due to the harsh highlights and shadows that sunshine causes.

When I met up with Yonas and Bezawit at Kubota I was amazed by the clothes they were wearing.   They had told me that they would be wearing traditional Ethiopian wedding attire, but I had never seen this type of clothes before and was really excited to see how beautiful their clothes were.  And Bezawit had a completely different hair style that just blew me away, it was simply amazing!

I have spent quite a bit of time at Kubota Garden with other engagement photos, as well as several weddings, and know the grounds quite well.  So I knew pretty much exactly where I wanted to take the couple for their photos, but was also aware that the harsh lighting could force me to change my plans.

As it turned out, while there were a few locations that I simply could not use due to the bright sun we were able to find lots of great places for photos in the garden.  Here is a sample of the photos that we took during this photo session, I hope that you like them!

Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom at entry bell
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom near the upper pond
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom on the Moon Bridge
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom on the Moon Bridge
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom near a waterfall
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride poses next to a waterfall
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, solo photo of the bride
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, close up of bride and groom as they rub noses
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, close up of bride and groom
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, traditional Ethiopian wedding clothes
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, Traditional Ethiopian Wedding clothes
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride alone on stone bridge
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride on wood and stone bridge
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride and groom on wood and stone bridge


Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, close up of bride
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, close up of bride and groom as they lie on the grass
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, bride gazes at her husband
Seattle wedding portrait session at Kubota Garden, very close up headshot of bride and groom

 

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