Location Spotlight: Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor

July 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Location Spotlight: Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor 
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Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor is one of my favorite location as a photographer. It just doesn't have a bad angle! It works well at any season and when I edit the photos, I can highlight the season by going light/bright or dark/moody. It's soooo versatile. 

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What it has: tall rolling golden or green grass (color depends on the season), a cool split rail fence, a tiny little pond, a sitting log, some yellow fall color, and a boardwalk in the woods (60 minute shoot only) 

 

When it works best: in the Spring: mornings at 11am. In the Summer and fall: 2 hours before sunset. 

 

Pros: Sehmel Park is just stunning. Works for both 30 (weekend mornings and weekday evenings only) and 60 minute sessions. With 60 minute sessions, there is time for both the field and boardwalk in the woods. There are so many options for capturing natural beauty. 

 

Cons: it's a 5 minute walk down a gentle hill to my favorite spot. Not the best for those less abled, but not the worst. There is no beach and nothing that screams "this is the Pacific Northwest"

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Photo editing: at Sehmel, I can edit your photos with either a light and bright look, or dark and moody. Just let me know at your session which you prefer. Here are some examples: 

 

All the above are bright and light. Here are some photos edited dark/modern/moody: 

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