Deception Pass Engagement Shoot

Depection Pass Engagement Shoot

Deception Pass Engagement Shoot

I met with Mathea and Brenden for their Deception Pass State Park engagement shoot back in November 2023 right before I moved to Seattle, Wa. We took these photos at Rosario Beach. Mathea, who just happens to be an amazing hair / make up artist, recommended this gorgeous place to me and I am so glad she did. I mean come on?! This place is incredible.

You can check out Mathea’s business instagram here. To view more of their photoshoot, click here.

About Deception State Park

Deception State Park is one of the most visited state parks in Washington. The park is open during the summer from 6:30 am until dusk and 8:00am – dusk during the winter. There you will find gorgeous views water views, cliffs and of course the icon bridge.

To visit Deception State Park, a discover pass is required. The annual pass is $30 or the day only pass is $10. If you are going to be visiting a lot, I’d definitely recommend going ahead and getting the annual pass. To purchase your discover pass, you can visit HERE.

Good news! Your furry friends are allowed at the park but must be leashed at all times. P.s. please bring your dog to your photoshoot with me.

Fun Fact : Deception State Park got its name from Captain Vancouver because he felt it “deceived” him. He initially believed Whidbey Island was a peninsula!

Distance to Deception Pass State Park

If you are driving to Deception Pass State Park, here are some estimated driving distances to help you get an idea of how far you’ll need to travel.

Seattle – 1.5 hours

Bellingham – 1 hour

Tacoma – 2 hours

Everett – 1 hour

Bellevue – 1.5 hours

Address : 41229 State Rte 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

When should you go to Deception Pass State Park?

Because Deception Pass State Park is the most visited state park in Washington, you can imagine this gorgeous place can get busy. To avoid large crowds, I’d recommend going there on the weekdays. If possible, I’d also recommend going earlier in the day.

Deception Pass State Park is open year round and offers gorgeous views all year long depending on what vibe you are wanting. You can check here for any closures due to weather.

Tip : Dress appropriately for weather and plan for it to be colder. For ideas on what to wear, you can check out my guide on What to Wear to Your Engagement Shoot.

Book your photographer for your Deception Pass engagement shoot

When it comes to planning a session at Deception Pass State Park, I am happy to help with any guidance from outfits to the time of day! I can also help you with securing any necessary permits if you have questions. I love getting to take clients to amazing locations, whether for your wedding day or other special photos. If you have another location in mind, send me a message and let’s talk about making it happen! I am always up for a little adventure.

Ashlynn Shelby

January 17, 2024

Hi! I'm Ashlynn. When you choose me as your photographer, I promise to extend everything I have into your experience and your photos. You deserve the best experience possible and that's what I plan on providing.
My blog is where I share love stories I've been a part of, and resources for couples planning their engagement , wedding or elopement. I hope you can find some helpful information here to help you plan your big day. 


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