Sunday July 10, 2016, was a colorful day here in Bellingham, Wash. A wonderful time for celebration, love, and remembrance. The weather was gorgeous and the spirits were high for the 16th annual Bellingham Pride Parade.
We Stand With Orlando –
Thousands turned out for the parade and later Pride Festival at Depot Market Square. The spectators lined Cornwall Avenue, Chestnut Street and filled the terminus at Railroad Avenue.
I’m a Unicorn!
As the parade started at the intersection of Cornwall and Ohio, I headed there to get a good look at the floats and the people who will be participating.
***TIP: Getting to an assignment early gives you flexibility and the chance to seek good portraits of colorful people.
Sisters of Seattle –
After about half an hour, I began to walk the parade route. This also afforded me the opportunity to seek people watching the parade and position myself so I can get photos of them as the floats pass.
Family Time –
Miss Kiona Singing –
This also helps me find a position that I can get a nice tight shot of the parade as it snakes its way down its route. It’s also nice to get my steps in and meet my exercise requirements. And it’s nice being out in the wonderful weather.
For A Rainy Day –
For more images from the parade, visit the gallery 2016 Bellingham Pride Parade on my site.
To see more of my work, visit the galleries at My Work for the Bellingham Herald.
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Paul Conrad is an award-winning photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Although his specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.
His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.