You have GOT to visit the Hurricane Ridge!
If you have never been there, you are missing out one one of the most diverse locations in the state, if not the country! This particular session I did was at Hurricane Ridge. This is one of many sessions I have done there, after all, it is basically my backyard. To see more epic sessions in the Olympic National Park, go here, here or even here! 😉
With Nicholle and Sean they knew they wanted mountains as they are very outdoorsy people. We mulled over a few spots since they are more in the Seattle area and I am on the Olympic Peninsula. But Once I suggested Hurricane Ridge they were all over it! They actually had never been here before and had been wanting to. So being as I know it so well, I had to take them to all of my favorite spots. The first shot you see is actually not a spot I usually shoot at but as I was driving up the winding road I caught a glimpse of it and my honest to God reaction was “Holy crap! we need to get that!”
Once we got to the top, I told them we had to go back down about 2 minutes and get this shot. I love that they trust me enough to do that because it really paid off! The beautiful red dress that Nicholle wore from Lulus was sensational for the landscape. Let’s take a look at what else we got that day..
Everywhere we went we were followed by deer. I was like a we were in a Disney movie.
We did the session in June and there was still snow in places. Even in her cute little shoes she wanted to go out in it and dance. Fearless and fun, Nicholle and Sean are a seriously awesome couple.
Once the were done with the main area we headed down the road to Hurricane Hill. The second I saw the fog I knew we had to stop. It was dreamy, mysterious and outright perfect! If you know me at all you know that fog is my FAVORITE weather there is. Maybe I should move to San Francisco or England. That way I can shoot in the fog a oh hell of a lot more than I get to here. Gah! It’s just so gorgeous!
That ring is a stunner! Hands down one of my favorite ring shots I have ever taken. Which, after as many rings as I have seen, that is saying something! It has that perfect PNW feel to it without being too gaudy.
Nicholle wanted to make sure she got a dress that was flowy. So before we ended the session I let her just go for it and twirl until her hearts content, or at least until she was dizzy, lol!