It hasn’t exactly been the “best Summer ever” when it comes to the weather which makes weather dependent shoots an interesting mission to accept. These types of shoots are the reason I have been practicing all these years at remaining flexible by making and changing plans at the last minute. Sure it’s cost me a few friends and strained relationships, but it’s all worth it when the client enthusiastically shakes my hand and boisterously shouts, “that’s one helluva shot Morgan!”
Thankfully, in this case we tentatively chose a couple prospective days a month in advance and when shoot day rolled around the positive weather reports were actually accurate. Our location was the flagship restaurant of the Ivar’s dining family and it’s located next to the ferries and aquarium on the downtown Seattle waterfront. The restaurant called Acres of Clams has a stunning view of Elliot Bay and the ferry docks. It is the quintessential Seattle experience. Although, if you visit please don’t feed the seagulls french fries outside because they’re getting huge and starting to prey on the majestic Bald Eagle and Blue Heron populations that reside in the area.
The water and sky was a perfect example of a calm late Summer evening. The hustle and bustle of the season’s activity seemed to melt away from everyone on set as we couldn’t help but enjoy the amazing elements of the Northwest. These photos help me remember why I love living here when I’m staring at a blanket of gray clouds and misty rain in the middle of January.