Gold Creek Pond Engagement Session
Juliana and Zach both grew up in Washington and went to the same high school. When I asked them how they first met, Juliana said, “Well, we had Spanish class together, and Zach remembers talking to me, but I don’t remember talking to him” (lol). After rekindling in college, the rest is history and we found ourselves at Gold Creek Pond for their engagement Adventure Session.
Even though these two grew up in Washington, neither of them had ever been to Gold Creek Pond. This part of my job as a Washington elopement photographer is always so much fun for me! You can call me a nerd, but I love getting to explain the history behind the trails of the Washington mountains to my couples as we explore during our Adventure Sessions. I personally find the history of Gold Creek Pond so fascinating! Back around the 1970s, Gold Creek Pond was a gravel pit used by the crew building I-90 that runs horizontally to connect Seattle to Boston. Since that time, agencies have worked to reclaim the land and have made Gold Creek Pond the picturesque scene it is today.
Gold Creek Pond is just an hour from Seattle, and it offers stunning views that are just seconds from the parking lot. One of my favorite things about this location is that it is ADA-accessible. Want to know what other trails are accessible for all? Click here for a full list from the Washington Trails Association.
Juliana and Zach arrived at Gold Creek Pond in the evening to catch the sunset. Because it was towards the end of the night, we had Gold Creek Pond all to ourselves! Juliana and Zach were so playful and fun to capture with my camera. They loved to dance and make each other laugh. There was even the occasional butt-grab and booty bump (lol!). They ended the session by braving the icy waters, which made for some pretty epic photos of the calm water rippling away from them. And, in classic Juliana and Zach fashion, the night ended with a water fight in the pond!
It was such an honor to capture their engagement photos. The more I get to know them, the more I love Juliana’s care-free spirit and Zach’s pure joy. They’re planning an intimate winter wedding coming up in January, and I feel like their fun-filled engagement session was just a preview for the adventure-packed wedding day to come!
Blog Update: Cold Creek Pond Engagement Are Married
Juliana and Zach tied the knot in a dreamy, intimate wedding in the Columbia River Gorge. If you’ve loved looking through their Cold Creek Pond engagement session, then click here to see their dreamy Pacific Northwest wedding day at an Airbnb lodge.
Scouting for Your Adventurous Engagement Session
I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: location scouting is one of my favorite parts of my job! When I meet with my couples before the session, I get a feel for what their personality is and what type of adventure they’re wanting. I’ve found truly photo-worthy mountain backdrops, foggy Pacific Northwest lake shores, an autumn hike filled with rich fall foliage, even the base of a roaring waterfall for my couples. The possibilities are endless, but I always want to make sure the scouted location of your photos represents who you are as a couple. My hope is that these adventure-filled photos will be a timeless gift for the two of you to look back on and remember the season you were in.
Mountaintop Engagement Session in the PNW
Love these photos of Juliana and Zach surrounded by mountains? Then you will love this session with Katie and Max up at Diablo Lake. The mountain views will leave your jaw on the floor, so you should definitely click that link and start scrolling!