I’ve been wanting to share this magical GORGE-ous maternity session for some time now, so what better way to start off 2017 than with this Wahclella Falls maternity session from this past fall? Megan and Todd are nature lovers and wanted a maternity session that reflected their love for the outdoors. I’ve been dying to shoot in the Columbia River Gorge for some time now, so we picked Halloween and were going to meet at Latourell Falls as it’s an easy paved path in, especially if you’re growing a baby! In typical PNW fashion, rain was scheduled for that day. NOt just a light sprinkle either, but RAIN. I don’t mind shooting in the rain as my equipment can handle it and any excuse to wear cute rain boots is OK by me. I do like to ask my clients if they’re comfortable in the rain or would rather choose a covered location. These two? They were just fine with the rain, so I knew I was in for an adventure! At least the crowds would be less, right?
Well, on my drive to Latourell, the road was blocked. GREAT! Well, good thing I always have a backup plan as a photographer who often shoots in the elements! Megan and Todd were totally up for the next best waterfall, even though it was a little over 2 miles round trip, so off to Wahclella we went. In the pouring rain. And mud. And hills. And an adorable soon to be mamma dressed up in a beautiful purple dress and rain boots! I loved this couple – they were up for the adventure, which is the perfect metaphor for their big adventure which will be happening this month!
While it started off pouring, it ended with a the slightest drizzle! Megan even got even MORE adventurous and wanted a few shots with her bare feet (well, sans rain boots!) When she asked if that was OK, I couldn’t nod my head fast enough! Hello, DREAM SHOOT HERE!! Keep scrolling to see this beautiful couple. There are a few raindrops in front of the lens and rain drops on her lovely purple dress. To me, it’s perfection.
Thank you Megan and Todd for being such wonderful clients! I have a feeling you are going to rock parenthood!