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!
It's finally here! The first couple to win the adventurous engagement giveaway is up! Caitlin and Chance grew up on the Olympic Peninsula so we wanted to find a location that incorporated everything they love about the Pacific Northwest, the rainforest, the scenery, the water, mountains and everything inbetween. Somewhere along the way I saw some photos of Lake Cushman and as soon as I saw this area of Olympic National Park I was blown away and I knew it would be perfect!
We couldn't have been any luckier! The weather was absolutely perfect, and there was barely a crowd especially for a warm sunny Saturday.
Mark and Zaneta are seriously one of those couples that every minute they're around each other you know how truly in love they are. Not in that sappy get a room kinda way, but in that truly romantic love at first sight kinda way. I may photograph weddings, but I'm not the hopeless romantic (far from it, haha), but being around these two makes me want to go out and pick up something really corny and ridiculous for the special lady in my life, Julia! Did I mention their wedding was on Friday the 13th? You'll see why this is important!
Don't forget to check out Orange Wedding Films video from the day. It's absolutely incredible!
Wedding planner: Charity Ramos, A La Moda Weddings & Events
Venue: Altitude, The W Hotel – Lakeshore
Video & Same-day-edit, Orange Wedding Films
Photography: Shane Welch Photography
Flowers and Reception Décor: Charity Ramos, A La Moda Weddings & Events
Wedding Cake and Sweets: Oak Mill Bakery
DJ: Larry & Eddie of L Productions
Trolley, photo booth and lighting: Mike Gajewski, Essence Photography