couple_kissingWell aren’t we the luckiest! Not only have I known Chelsea for all the years (I shot her mom’s wedding a few years back, too), but the gorgeous Mt. Rainier National Park is just a few of hours from the cities we all call home!  They have fond memories of the wind in their faces, the sun on their back, and the bugs in their teeth when they competed in the RAMROD Ultimate Cycling Marathon around the mountain earlier in the year. We hopped in the car one hot summer day this August and found some beautiful spots to hike, explore, and make images. Not only was it a gorgeous setting to explore and learn about, but we had a blast while we were at it. Pro tip: never leave home without some serious bug repellant, here, folks!couple_walking_down_pathcouple_nuzzling couple_walking_down_pathI love Chelsea and Ryan’s casual, adventurous, fun spirits! I don’t know how we managed to spend all day gallivanting around the mountain paths, but we did!couple_skipping_down_path couple_walking_down_path nuzzling_at_mount_rainierWe happened upon this most gorgeous valley of wildflowers and had to take a minute to just listen to the buzz of the hillside. Which apparently included jokes by yours truly (sorry guys!!).laughing_at_mount_rainier couple_walking_down_pathwalking_down_path kissing_by_path cuddling_mountain_reflectionSunset at Reflection Lake was perfection, and the best place to unwind for a final snuggle. Congrats, you two! Can’t wait for your wedding this summer!!kissing_mountain_reflection hugging_holding_hands