Sunrise Engagement Session at Washington Pass // Jake + Martha

August 20, 2020

My favorite thing to do is shoot an engagement session! I’m not even kidding.

My second favorite thing to do is camp at or visit a National Park. Jake & Martha’s engagement session encompassed both of these favorite things – so you know that I was loving it the entire time.

North Cascades National Park is about a two-hour drive from Seattle. Matt and I drove up the Friday night before planning to meet Jake and Martha on Saturday evening for their engagement session. By the time we arrived, all of the campsites at the park had been filled so we drove about an hour north and camped near Washington Pass for the evening.

I’m actually glad that we wound up having to camp elsewhere the first night because we were able to see more of the landscape – primarily Washington Pass. The Pacific Northwest continues to blow my mind with its beauty and after we drove past through the pass I knew that I had to ask Jake and Martha if they’d be down to shoot again the next morning. They were up for it!

We set up camp that night at the Colonial Creek Campground before starting their sunset session. Our campsite happened to be within walking distance of a little beach so we started there then finished up at the Lake Diablo overlook!

The next morning, we woke up around an hour before sunrise and made the forty-minute drive to the pass!

After shooting this sunset and sunrise session back-to-back for Jake and Martha, I realized that I wanted to do more back-to-back sessions. Especially if it meant that we could all camp together! I loved having the time to connect with them as a couple and I think that their photos are all the better for it.