Rattlesnake Ledge Engagement Session

We met Briana + Michael at an open house in Downtown Seattle this winter! The two have them have been together since high school, and for their engagement session they chose Rattlesnake Ledge! The hike is 4 miles roundtrip, as has views of Mount Si, Mount Washington, and the Rattlesnake Lake below.

This hike is a really popular one in the summer, and on evenings and weekends it is PACKED. We decided to plan a weekday sunrise hike so that we could get amazing light, without a ton of people around!! With the early sunrise in the summer, we got up around 2am and headed to North Bend! With headlamps and flashlights, it was definitely an adventure hiking in the dark – but OHH MAN was it worth it.

We all hiked up in hiking clothes, with their fancier outfits clipped to Kevin’s backpack! We held up a blanket for a makeshift dressing room at the top, Briana quickly touched up her makeup, and then we got to shooting! We’ve never seen such gorgeous light!! It was amazing to see how quickly the light changed as the sun came up, we could not contain our excitement! We also were able to bring the drone to get some really cool perspectives. So excited for these two and can’t wait for their wedding next spring! If you’d like to see photos from down below at the Lake, click here!