SAM Lights at Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Art Museum hosted a huge community party at the Olympic Sculpture Park last week. I had the pleasure of being one of the official photographers, along with my talented colleague Robert Wade. Even though it was raining, thousands of people showed up to enjoy the festive lights, music and art.  

It was a festive, beautiful night as the Seattle Art Museum lit up the Olympic Sculpture Park with paper lanterns.

It was a festive, beautiful night as the Seattle Art Museum lit up the Olympic Sculpture Park with paper lanterns.

The rain didn't keep thousands of Seattleites away!

The rain didn't keep thousands of Seattleites away!

Art-making inside the Paccar Pavilion.

Art-making inside the Paccar Pavilion.

Playing with shadow puppets.

Playing with shadow puppets.

Banging the neon drum.

Banging the neon drum.

The  D20 Brass Band  plays  nerd-funk music from video games, movies, and television and whips it up into a funky groove reminiscent of old school classics.

The D20 Brass Band plays nerd-funk music from video games, movies, and television and whips it up into a funky groove reminiscent of old school classics.

This duo gets the award for sporting the cutest rain gear in town.

This duo gets the award for sporting the cutest rain gear in town.

These ladies were more colorful than a Xmas tree!

These ladies were more colorful than a Xmas tree!

Singer  Lydia Ramsey  belting out a tune. Her songs convey the wildness of the Northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music. 

Singer Lydia Ramsey belting out a tune. Her songs convey the wildness of the Northwest and are steeped in the fingerpick-guitar rudiments of folk music. 

Procession through the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Procession through the Olympic Sculpture Park.

The Paccar Pavilion looked even more spectacular than usual with the lively crowds and glowing lights. 

The Paccar Pavilion looked even more spectacular than usual with the lively crowds and glowing lights. 



Photo Shoots at Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park

Like many residents of Seattle, I love the natural beauty of our city.  I live and work in downtown Seattle, and the Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park offer amazing vistas for family and couples' engagement photo shoots.  Here are some images from some of my past photo sessions.

This couple wanted photos with "gorgeous, sunset colors." Thank you, Nature, for delivering!  Photo taken along the walkway below the Sculpture Park, heading toward Myrtle Edwards.

This couple wanted photos with "gorgeous, sunset colors." Thank you, Nature, for delivering!  Photo taken along the walkway below the Sculpture Park, heading toward Myrtle Edwards.

Under the "Eagle" by Alexander Calder. I love how the red angles of this sculpture pierce through the blue sky.

Under the "Eagle" by Alexander Calder. I love how the red angles of this sculpture pierce through the blue sky.

Walk this way. This blue screen makes an interesting counterpoint to this tall young man.

Walk this way. This blue screen makes an interesting counterpoint to this tall young man.

Myrtle Edwards Park offers gorgeous water and green park views for photo sessions.

Myrtle Edwards Park offers gorgeous water and green park views for photo sessions.

A beautifully patterned circle located in Myrtle Edwards Park. 

A beautifully patterned circle located in Myrtle Edwards Park. 

The Olympic Mountains cast a jagged line in the horizon. The sunset at Myrtle Edwards doesn't get much better than this!

The Olympic Mountains cast a jagged line in the horizon. The sunset at Myrtle Edwards doesn't get much better than this!

Perfect moment on the rocks. Thank you, Nature, for providing the pink and purple sky for this couple's photo shoot! I love their embrace, and how the colors are reflected off the water.

Perfect moment on the rocks. Thank you, Nature, for providing the pink and purple sky for this couple's photo shoot! I love their embrace, and how the colors are reflected off the water.

Large curved steel sculptures by Richard Serra provide a dramatic back-drop.

Large curved steel sculptures by Richard Serra provide a dramatic back-drop.

Me & You.  Some people look at this ampersand sculpture and think, "Is this art?" As simple as it is, it's a great piece for a couple's photo. This couple is originally from Mexico, and wanted some photos to mark their first wedding anniversary as well as their first year in Seattle.

Me & You.  Some people look at this ampersand sculpture and think, "Is this art?" As simple as it is, it's a great piece for a couple's photo. This couple is originally from Mexico, and wanted some photos to mark their first wedding anniversary as well as their first year in Seattle.