Last summer I did this hike with some friends and my husband. It was late June, but the entire peak was totally socked in and visibility was so low you could hardly see 10 feet in front of you, which made the sheer cliffs at the top of this hike pretty freaky. Still, it was incredibly stunning and I knew I wanted to go back some day and do a photo shoot there. A couple weeks ago I got to go up with Kristina + Craig and do this killer session with them!
She had a super cute shorter dress for hiking in, which turned out perfectly because even though it was October, we were all sweating like crazy from the hike! It's not a very long hike, but it's all uphill. Luckily we stopped along the way and took photos in the gorgeous woods that you hike through to get to the top.
At the top, Kristina changed into an amazing sheer gown that really brought the drama. It moved beautifully in the breeze and the beading on the front was insane. I had no idea that Mount Rainier was right there because last time I hiked this we couldn't see anything! It was so bizarre to turn the corner and see this huge mountain right there! It was a very pleasant surprise indeed.
Thanks for believing in my crazy ideas, Kristina + Craig. I'm so thrilled with how this shoot turned out!
If the weather holds I'm doing another shoot at this location in a couple weeks, I can't wait!