“I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair.”
So, it’s a good thing that Cady and Cameron are outdoorsy and are real troopers because the wind for their Rattlesnake Ledge engagement photos were something fierce.
It was Cady’s last day of winter break before heading back to her last semester before graduating a nutritionist. They headed over to the West side of the mountains for an engagement shoot. We grabbed our backpacks and started the climb up the trail. It was absolutely incredible with how bright, beautiful, warm and happy that trip was. How could you ever expect to actually have sunshine on January 3 in the PNW? You really can’t.
I love doing the Rattlesnake Ledge hike with people who haven’t done it before. The best part is seeing their face as you reach the overlook. After about an hour in the trees, you pop out into a 270 degree view looking straight east into the Cascades. It’s truly awe inspiring. But this time, as soon as we climbed up on the rock, we were almost knocked back off by the gale force winds swiping across the point. I looked at them and we joked “It’s a good thing that windy hair is trendy because that’s what we’re looking at today.”
I have to stop and say thanks to these two troopers. It was really hard to pose and stand around on this blustery day. At one point, Cady’s hat flew off her head and we thought it was gone for good (thank goodness for an evergreen that stopped it at the last second). Through it all, Cady and Cameron just laughed and smiled. Seriously, it’s people like them that make me love doing this job.
Thanks again to Cady and Cameron for making this windy afternoon into a blast. I can’t wait for your wedding this summer at Brown Family Homestead!
Joe Tobiason | Seattle Wedding Photographer | Rattlesnake Ledge engagement photos | Hiking engagement photos