Mount Rainier is known as “the mountain” here in western Washington. At 14,417 feet, it’s the state’s tallest mountain. It’s so tall and prominent, in fact, that it creates its own weather. Often, you’ll see Rainier wearing a “cap,” or lenticular clouds that regularly form atop it. That being said — reliable weather is not what Rainier is known for.
When I warned Madison and Austin of Rainier’s unpredictable weather, they were ready to gamble for an engagement shoot featuring the mountain. Well, we gambled and Rainier was unfortunately in a wall of clouds on the day of their shoot – with a forecast of impending rain.
Thankfully, Rainier is gorgeous no matter the weather, and we were able to begin our shoot a little earlier in the day than planned to avoid most of the rain.
Throughout the shoot, we had beautiful overcast skies and only dealt with a few drops of rain. Although it wasn’t the overlook of the Mount Rainier we had originally planned on hiking to, the lake we photographed at was the perfect rainy day substitute.
Thanks for adventuring with me, Madison and Austin!