This moody couples session took place in the waterfall corridor of Columbia River Gorge at Latourell Falls. Christian and Nicole modeled for me at this beautiful site, and I was so grateful to them as I had always wanted an excuse to get out to the falls and shoot a couples session here.
Nicole’s dress train pooled around her like the waterfall itself, the drops of water from the spray like the beads on her dress. Christian’s own deep blue suit stood in contrast to her white, with the spray on his suit dotted like stars in the inky night sky.
Twisted tree branches stretched over us, mist and clouds swirled around like a mystical forest, and green moss covered the cliffs and rocks. It was a moody day that swirled with melancholy and adventure. The warmth of their smiles broke through the clouds, their faces glowing with that sacred joy.
Christian guided Nicole over slippery rocks and mud, paving the way and making sure she always had sure footing.It was so incredibly sweet and stood out to me as he was so thoughtful and showed how considerate and caring they were for each other. They wanted to stay as long as possible to soak up the beauty of the location, and knew that the photos would be incredible. They loved being able to explore the trails with me and agreed that they would love to come back again.
It was a very short walk to the falls itself after driving up to the parking lot, (no parking pass required) but there was a longer trail available to us had we wanted to trek a little more that day.
This shoot was also a collaboration with AW Bridal who sent me the gorgeous wedding dress Nicole is wearing! The Althea dress (pictured) is currently available on their website. Click here or go to awbridal.com to check out this and so many other incredible gowns.
Keep in mind if you do plan on visiting other falls in the waterfall corridor you may need a timed use permit.
Currently no permits are required for Latourell Falls but pets do need to remain on leash.
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