It is so enjoyable to spend time with couples & families who are in love & truly appreciate each other. To combine these powerful emotions with our outrageously lush Pacific Northwest springtime is... over the top ideal!
An engaged couple - living a whole state apart for many months before their marriage? That makes for a fun emotional situation when we come together for a barely-pre-wedding photoshoot!! Eddie flew into town to make this occasion happen:
When looking at the weather forecast before our shoot, I'm concerned: "Kara, it looks like a lot of rain this weekend - "
Kara: "That's ok!! We don't mind the rain! It will be fun. We meet with the DJ in the morning, afternoon is our only window."
The conversation went something like that!
So we went for it - and I totally prayed for the rain to stop while planning for a rainy shoot - and God is good! The rain stopped as we were on our way! The sun came and LIT UP THE WORLD - and it was way too bright for an early afternoon shoot and I prayed for the rain to come back!! And God is good! And the rain returned ;) And Kara was sooo right, this was a unique photoshoot in the rain forest, and a lot of FUN!
Our Twin Falls hike includes every PNW scene we could ask for. Old growth firs & cedars are draped with moss & ferns, salmonberry flowers lead us down our path, the Snoqualmie River bursts between enormous boulders to one side of us - every moment a picturesque scene - but we are hunting the Waterfall!
And we found it. The most breathtaking of several waterfalls along this trail, 135 foot "Horsetail Falls" was perhaps even more impressive with the dramatic rain over us, the slick shining river boulders, and the noise of it all:
So much fun! Our Creator continually surprised us with phototastic scenes all along our route. Various moments from our walk in His park, below:
The assistance of these lovely helpers contributed beautifully to our rainy day adventure: Phoebe (pictured at right) and Stephanie, artists of Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, provided Kara's make up & hair. My assistant, Jo (at left), played packhorse with several umbrellas & jackets & boots & water bottles & trail mix & tripods & car keys & the reflector & gave me a hand over boulders & held one umbrella over my camera & posed for my practice for miles on this day (so the rest of us could spring along like mountain goats!) Thank you!
Kara & Eddie, I pray blessings heaped upon blessings for your lives moving forward. You are both thoughtful & generous people. You have a tight-knit family support system. I'm excited for your upcoming wedding day, but even more I'm looking forward to watching your life's adventures unfold!