Green Lake

Green Lake High School Senior Portraits by Victoria Lemos

The end of August is here, and that means fall is just around the corner - my favorite time of year. Fortunately, I was able to schedule a few end-of-summer high school senior sessions, and this one is my most recent! Sarah contacted me about getting her senior portraits taken and needed help deciding on the location. After listing a few personal recommendations, she decided on Green Lake Park in Seattle because of the childhood memories she made there before moving out of the city. Green Lake was a park she visited frequently, and she wanted a mixture of green and lake settings for her portraits. I couldn't be happier with her decision because Green Lake is one of my favorite parks to shoot at! I'm beyond excited with how the photos turned out & I'm happy Sarah likes them as well.

Also, these pictures were taken with my new Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens. I've been eyeing this lens (and the Canon 50mm 1.2) for many months and finally decided to take the plunge! Maybe I'll post a review on it...

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Green Lake Park Maternity Portraits by Victoria Lemos

My favorite types of shoots are the ones that go smoothly, feel natural, and end too soon. This shoot was just so good. Larissa & Jeremy wanted to capture precious moments before their little one comes into the world in just two weeks! We discussed a few park options and decided to meet at Green Lake one weekday morning. The park was quite empty when we got there and the amount of sunlight was perfect. We met up at one of several parking lots and just took a stroll on the trail surrounding the lake, stopping every so often when we came across something beautiful. 

I'm so happy with the results; the images came out better than I could have expected. I'm even more happy though that Larissa was overwhelmingly satisfied with the final images. Hearing positive feedback from each client of mine is the ultimate goal & it always feels so good whenever I achieve that goal. I thank God for allowing me the opportunity to use the talent He has given me for such goodness & joy. Nothing compares! 

Pioneer Square Fashion Blog Portraits by Victoria Lemos

This shoot consisted of two different outfit looks starting in Pioneer Square and then Green Lake Park. Crystal runs a blog by the name of The Crystal Avenue. She was taking a solo adventure trip to Seattle for Memorial Day weekend and contacted me a few days prior to see if I happened to have open availability for that weekend. I was so happy I did! We booked the session ASAP and met up on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon. 

This was her first time here in Seattle so it was really great getting to talk with her about what she had plans to do and see while she was here. She's actually from San Jose, California, which was cool to know because I have family who lives up there that I visit every two years or so. In fact, I'll be taking a roadtrip with family down there in the next two weeks! Hopefully I'll be capturing some pretty landscape scenery during my stay. 

Suprisingly Pioneer Square wasn't too crowded but once we got to Green Lake, everyone was out cooling down in the water and taking walks through the park. It was a bit tricky practicing patience, trying not to get any people in the background of our shots, but I'm really excited about how they turned out and I'm so happy Crystal and I were able to work together! Check out her blog here

Green Lake in the Fall by Victoria Lemos

These photos were taken during the first week of October. It took me awhile to post process because of how busy school started to become, but I finally finalized the images and thought I'd share. 

Green Lake Park in Seattle is such a beautiful location. I've only been a few times, which is surprising because I've lived in the Seattle area for 95% of my life. It's definitely a great spot to hang out for a few hours and get away from the chaos of the city. The park itself is huge, filled with beautiful park bench lake views, tall whimsical trees, and people of all ages rollerblading, biking, and walking along the trails. 

This fall I didn't have as much time to explore beautiful transforming Washington nature as I wanted to (capturing fall colors is something I look forward to every year when it comes to photography) but I was able to stop by the park and these are a few of my favorite captures. The post processing is a bit different in terms of style but I like the Polaroid feel. It was also a day dedicated to testing out my new wide angle lens: the Canon 16-35mm. 2.8. This lens has been a top priority of mine for a good year now and I'm so happy to finally have it be a part of my growing collection. It's definitely a lens I plan on taking with me on adventures for breathtaking landscape views. 

These next set of photos were processed with more natural tones and realistic colors of green and blue.