The mountain, however, decides when to show itself and when to hide. In the days leading up to their session, Coleman and I kept a close eye on the weather reports and saw a few days ahead that the weather might be untenable and talked over options with Kim and Alex. The morning of their session, we collectively made the decision that we would have to move the location or push the date. And thus, a new date was agreed upon!
The date finally arrived, and we looked to have a winter wonderland! With just one problem, the road into our trailhead wasn’t cleared due to the winter wonderland! Coleman and I got up to Mt. Rainier early and found a couple of areas that we thought would be absolutely gorgeous. Kim and Alex thought it looked like a winter wonderland in a quick video we sent them and the session was on!
Prior to Kim and Alex arriving we did some snow hiking around the area and got to experience some of the amazing trails around the area in one of our favorite mediums, snow, for the first time of the year!
Kim and Alex were total badasses! They threw on microspikes and hiked with us to all of the spots even though Alex was recovering from a broken toe! We had such an amazing time documenting their engagement at Mt. Rainier and we are so excited that they chose to work with us as their adventure elopement photographers in 2022!