Joy and Crystal flew all the way out to the Seattle just to road trip around the Pacific Northwest and do an elopement style portrait session along the way! When they were telling me about their trip and how excited they were to explore I immediately started coming up with portrait locations. In the end we decided that one location just wasn't going to do. So we started things off with sunrise in the Hoh Rainforest to capture the sun coming through the old growth. Then sunset at Ruby Beach on the Washington coast to grab some of that dramatic light. It made for a long day but I got in an incredible nap on the beach in between so I can't complain!
With our big move out to Seattle coming at the end of the year I've been flying back and forth to the PNW nonstop. Last month I had 48 hours of free time. 48 hours where I didn't have anymore meetings and I could go anywhere and do anything! I knew I wanted to do some serious exploring.
It was my first backpacking trip to Olympic National Park about 7 years ago that made me want to move to Seattle to begin with. So I figured I'd head west to Cape Flattery for sunset, South to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches for a good Sunrise adventure. Then drive out to La Push, WA to run around Rialto Beach. I could wait there for sunset and the stars. (I ended up grabbing my favorite star photo to date!) That wasn't the end of the journey, I had another sunrise to see and I figured The Hoh Rainforest was the place. After that, there's the 4 hour trip back to Seattle to catch my flight to Chicago.
I can't wait for the move in December!