Ever wonder what goes on at a styled wedding shoot? Here’s a look behind the scenes of the Winter Green Weddings styled wedding I recently photographed.
Despite the threat of a wildfire at Rainier earlier in the week, Yun and Alex’s Mount Rainier engagement shoot was all I hoped it would be. They wanted the best views of Rainier and were happy to hike to a short distance to get them. I suggested a trail I recently found — it’s a short, gentle walk to a fire lookout overlooking Mount Rainier, and it offers more privacy than shooting within the gates of Mount Rainier National Park.
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.