Jordan knew that my younger sister, Shae, really wanted their proposal photographed. When he contacted me shortly after Christmas, I was thrilled to be included in such a special moment. Nothing stays a secret in my family for long...
I recently went on a backpacking trip near Leavenworth, WA to one of the most coveted campsites in all of Washington. Although, backpacking in this area is available by permit only, day hikes are available to all.
This session took a few miracles to pull off, but we didn’t let a looming deployment, illness, rescheduling, or babysitter problems stop us! Thankfully, Manny and Diana were determined to celebrate their third anniversary with a lakeside photo session.
When Mavaney, the model, and I planned this styled elopement, we had snow and ice caves in mind. The Big Four Ice Caves to be specific. Neither of us had visited them, but we both agreed it would be the perfect place to shoot. Nature had other plans, however.
Zoe and I arrived at the trailhead to a dusting of snow while it was still dark outside. The one thing that was visible was the cloud cover. There was a heavy fog everywhere. Our plan was to hike two miles to an overlook and take photos at sunrise, but I was beginning to wonder if it would be worth the time, considering we could get the same foggy images where we were.
We are spoiled with gorgeous landscapes in Washington — including mountains, beaches, rainforests, and deserts. So many incredible places make decisions, such as where to take engagement photos, difficult, but that’s the best kind of problem to have.
In order to ease your decision making, I’ve compiled a list of the top 17 best locations to take engagement photos in the state of Washington. Enjoy!