I will travel anywhere to take photos. You name it, and I will be there. Rain, Sleet, Snow… as long as there is a way, nothing will stop me.
John and Erika wanted their engagement photos around the Seattle area. They did not want an urban city session, they wanted a woodsy destination with some form of water. No problem!… until there was a problem. A lot of possible problems. Snow, fog and ice were the first. My little car and I made it over the pass with the help of a lovely gentleman willing to throw on my chains for me. Truthfully they should have someone at the other end telling you how to get them off or you could be on the side of a freeway under a streetlight using a phone as a flashlight, but against all the odds and maybe with a couple chipped nails, I made it to Seattle.
I met up with John and Erika on a pretty clear day and we drove to the falls. Apparently mother nature was not aware of my very important plans that evening and as we arrived at our destination she decided that it was time for some rain…. and then a lot of rain… and then A LOT of hail. I am not kidding.
We decided that we would wait it out for 30 minutes and after that… rain or shine…. we would be taking photos… possibly drenched… or possibly while being pelted with large balls of ice. I would be game either way… I had an umbrella and a coat.
30 minutes later… as we emerged from the safety of the car… it cleared up and not a drop dripped for the rest of the day. It was a perfect. Nothing is better than the PNW after a rainstorm, the greens are just that much greener and everything glistens.
Oh Seattle. I love you.