Diablo Lake Engagement with Zoe and Jack

Out here in the Pacific Northwest there are so many gorgeous portrait locations. (It's seriously hard to choose!) One of the easiest and most accessible mountain views is from the Diablo Lake Overlook in North Cascades National Park. Of course it's a big commute, almost 4 hours each way, but it is seriously worth it!

Usually the couples I work with love a bit of adventure for their engagement shoot. Zoe and Jack were all for taking the day off of work and they didn't even mind getting back to Seattle well after midnight. Because that's the thing with these engagement shoots. When the goal is to shoot at sunset in the mountains we could easily be out there until 9:00 or 10:00pm with the long commute back to town. Luckily for them, their starry night photo is actually a composite so they got to leave early while I stuck around to photograph the stars.

North Cascades National Park Engagement

Wow, Jordan and Brook were amazing! I thought it was going to be hard to convince them to come out to go snowshoeing through the Cascade mountains in Washington with me. As usual I was completely wrong, they loved the idea and were able to borrow some snowshoes from some friends and were ready to hit the trails with me. 

The most gorgeous and easily accessible trail for some mountain snowshoeing is Artist Point near Mt Baker. (here's a link to the trail information in case you're interested) It's absolutely stunning! Unfortunately we had a cloudy day, but it gave us some fresh snow so it's hard to complain too much. The biggest and by far best surprise of the day was finding an igloo!

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