Snoqualmie Pass Engagement Photos at Franklin Falls
Before I can share specifics about these dreamy Snoqualmie Pass engagement photos at Franklin Falls, I have to brag on the couples I get to work with! I am fully convinced that I have met and continue to meet the coolest humans on planet Earth. Seriously! I feel so lucky every single day that I get to do what I do. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to join you on your adventures.
Okay! Now I can share the story of one of those incredible couples I was just talking about. I first met Adri and Andrew in Seattle for pizza in Capitol Hill (they knew my love language is food!). Instantly, I knew this couple was so rad. They taught be all about music festivals and shared more about their love story. I was instantly their biggest fan, and I was so grateful that they wanted me to photograph their Snoqualmie Pass engagement photos and wedding day next summer.
On the day of their engagement photos, I met up with Adri and Andrew at the trailhead (snacks ready to go!) in Snoqualmie National Forest. We started our adventure hiking through the forest. I love taking photos under the forest canopy during golden hour because there are pockets of radiant sunlight that peak through to the forest floor. Adri’s dress was made with gorgeous material that caught the sunlight and moved so fluidly with the wind.
After we made our way through the forest, we found the waterfall at the end of the rainbow (no, literally; there was a rainbow at the waterfall!). This 70-foot waterfall was showing off for Adri and Andrew’s Snoqualmie Pass engagement photos, and they were such troopers about how intense the waterfall was this day. My number one priority as an adventure wedding and elopement photographer is to make sure my couples feel comfortable, safe and confident during their photos. So, I’m always sure to listen to my couples’ needs and what they’re envisioning for their adventurous engagement session.
Andrew had mentioned he wanted engagement photos at an overlook in Snoqualmie Pass. So, I location scouted prior to their engagement photos, and found this stunning view. We caught the sun just as it was dipping behind the mountains. One of my favorite things about Snoqualmie Pass is the wide range of landscapes you can find. Whether it’s a mountaintop overlook, moody forest floor, serene alpine lake or rushing waterfall, this Washington gem-of-a-forest has it all. Keep scrolling to read more of why I love taking engagement photos in Snoqualmie Pass!
Why Snoqualmie Pass is the Perfect Spot for your Engagement Photos
When I meet with my clients, I always ask for what their envisioning their locations to be (for example: do they want to hike to an epic overlook or drive up to an alpine lake?). After I have a better idea for what the couple is envisioning, I’m able to send my recommendations. Snoqualmie Pass is quite the Pacific Northwest gem, and I frequently recommend it to my couples because of its diverse landscapes and hidden treasures. Here are some of the main reasons I’m a fan of Snoqualmie Pass:
Snoqualmie Pass is really close in proximity to Seattle. There are multiple landscapes that are only about an hour to two hours from Seattle.
The Pass offers accessible adventure all year round. If you’re worried about winter weather, you can find road conditions in the pass by clicking here.
There are trails for all abilities within Snoqualmie Pass! From drive up locations to hikes miles long, there is a trail that is perfect for you the type of adventure you’re seeking!
There are great food and brew options available in the Pass! The CommonWealth Restaurant and Dru Bru are my personal favorite!
Best Engagement Photo Locations to Adventure in Snoqualmie Pass
I also love getting to experience multiple landscapes and backdrops while capturing engagement photos for my couples. The time spent hiking and exploring to and from these settings provides an amazing opportunity for me to get to know more about my clients. Now, when I get to photograph Adri and Andrew’s wedding in Summer 2020 (already counting down!), it will feel like I’m getting to see old friends again! Are you wanting to have the most amazing backdrops in Snoqualmie Pass for your engagement photos? I thought so! Here’s my list of the best locations to adventure for engagement photos in Snoqualmie Pass.
The hike to Franklin Falls, a 135-foot waterfall, is just two miles round trip! This is a great trail for deep forest engagement photos, as well as photos with the waterfall backdrop. Check out another adventure at this Washington waterfall by clicking here.
Gold Creek Pond
Would you believe me if I told you that this stunning mountain backdrop is a minute walk from your car? It’s true! This is an amazing trail option for absolutely anyone! The trail is ADA-accessible loop that leads to an absolutely breathtaking mountain view. Scroll through Julianna and Zach’s Gold Creek Pond engagement photos to see what I mean!
Summit at Snoqualmie
If you’re envisioning a winter wonderland for your Snoqualmie Pass engagement photos, then the Summit at Snoqualmie is the perfect option! Let’s throw some skis on and make your engagement photos the best adventure yet!
Mollie’s Secret Places in Snoqualmie Pass
I have discovered a handful of hikes and landscapes that are hidden gems in Snoqualmie Pass. I am able to share unique options with my couples like a short hike that leads to unobstructed views of Mount Rainier, an incredible Washington fire lookout and even an alpine lake with turquoise blue water! I only share these location details with my couples, so send me a message if your curiosity has peaked!
Hire a Photographer for Your Snoqualmie Pass Engagement Photos
Are you engaged? Congratulations! Are you looking for an engagement photographer? It’s nice to meet you! Reach out and let’s meet for pizza to talk about the rad adventure we could plan for your engagement photos and epic elopement.
There are so many incredible destinations to choose from when eloping, with some of the best places to elope in the US just at your fingertips, which is why I compiled this list of my all time favorite locations in the United States. Keep reading to find your dream location!