adventure

Anisa and Marc's Engagement - Maple Pass, North Cascades

This is by far the most adventurous engagement session I've ever been a part of! Anisa and Marc said they were up for anything anywhere! So we found this 8 mile hike with 2,000ft of elevation gain to some insanely gorgeous mountain views up in North Cascades National Park. (If you're so inclined check out WTA for hike details, Heather - Maple Pass Loop) This is now one of my favorite fall hikes of all time, but this wasn't enough for us! At the last minute I found out that The Milky Way happened to be out in full force later in the evening, and Marc and Anisa thought that was the best idea ever. So we met up in downtown Seattle to carpool up to the North Cascades. We then hiked 4 miles up to the summit, did 90% of their engagement session and then ate some delicious snack food while we waited for the Milky Way to rise. After we got this perfect photo we hiked 4 miles back to the car at night and we didn't get back to Seattle until around 4:00am!

Just a disclaimer, not every engagement session is this intense. But if you are interested in wandering through the backcountry to capture some portraits, just say the word! I'm always up for it!

High Rock Engagement with Derek and Kyler

As soon as I met with Derek and Kyler they were talking about all the traveling and adventures that they're constantly going on. So naturally when it came to their engagement session we choose an unbelievable vantage point of Mt Rainier. As soon as we saw an opening in the summer wildfire smoke we ran out to Mt Rainier National Park hiked up to High Rock where there is an incredible fire lookout cabin. Just when we got to the top clouds rolled in, but this time they added an extra bit of drama without the rain!

Hurricane Ridge Engagement with Rachel and Mike

Rachel and Mike came all the out from Chicago to have their engagement session in the mountains of Olympic National Park. They were dying to come out to the Olympic Peninsula for a vacation and we timed everything perfectly to have an evening of hiking and exploring. We may have hiked a few beers onto the trail before we really got started with the shoot. It was a damn good time and I can't wait for their wedding this fall in Chicago! 

Colorado Road Trip

Back in October I shot an engagement session in Colorado, and of course I used that as a chance to see as much of the state as possible! I had to get to a wedding in North Carolina so I had about a week to camp, hike and explore. I'd say Colorado absolutely gives Washington a run for it's money. There was so much to see and do that I can't wait to get back and see even more. 

For this trip Samuel Luckas Gove, my old studio manager and long time friend, pretended to be a tour guide as we road tripped all over the state!