Washington Ferry by Film
I’m a wedding and portrait photographer based in Seattle who loves shooting the occasional roll of film, and one of my favorite places to shoot is on the Washington Ferry. There’s something about the movement of the ferry and the waves that make for a really romantic setting. Plus, the light is always beautiful, whether it’s the golden hour sunsets or the soft light of early morning.
I always get excited when I plan a shoot on the ferry. I love taking advantage of the slow shutter speed to get those wave shots. And of course, there’s nothing like a golden hour sunset to make the whole experience just that much more magical. But even more than that, I love the challenge of shooting in the often short amount of time you have. It feels a bit invigorating to have to create in a time crunch.
One of my goals as a photographer is to help my clients capture memories that they’ll cherish for a lifetime. And I think that’s one of the things I love most about ferry shoots. There’s something about the romance of the setting that makes people feel more connected to each other and to the moment. It really is a memory that we are all making together. That’s why I always encourage anyone who visits Seattle to try riding the ferry. It’s such a special experience, and it’s one that they’ll always remember.
If you’re looking for a unique and romantic setting for your next portrait session, I highly recommend taking a ride on the Washington Ferry in Seattle. The light is beautiful, the setting is perfect for slow shutter wave shots, and you never know what’s going to happen next. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. All of these shots were done on Portra 400 using my Nikon F100.