rattlesnake lake


It's always a funny thing, meeting people for the first time. Like Forrest Gump and his proverbial box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. Fortunately for me, I seem to get to work with a lot of relaxed, kind, and generally just awesome people. These two take that to another level, especially with the story of how they met, fell in love long-distance, and decided to spend their lives together. Emily and I had so much fun cruising around the woods and mountains with Chris and Claire, right from the get-go. Turns out it's also hilariously good fun watching Texans play in the snow (even if it's a little colder than expected.)

Super grateful we got to spend some time with these legends!

Photographed on Kodak Portra medium format film, and Leica digital. 


We left sunny Seattle, bound for the Cascade mountains a little bit outside of the city. When we arrived at Rattlesnake Lake, we got out of the car and stepped out into pouring rain. Like, bucketing. Little rivers of rain running through your soaked clothes and off your fingertips. I can't say how grateful I am for couples who are up to climb and adventure around and make some awesome images no matter what. Love having that kind of trust and collaboration with people.

See more of their engagement shoot featured on Style Me Pretty!

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X film.