Rattlesnake Lake Seattle Adventure Couples Session

LGBTQIA+ couple kissing and holding lanterns while standing on an old growth tree stump near Rattlesnake Lake in WA

We really got to experience the PNW moody feel for this shoot with Mary & Leslie at Rattlesnake Lake near Seattle, WA! It was extremely cold, windy, and rainy, but these two made it look easy all snuggled up and having a great time!

This shoot was part of a Mentorship I had the privilege of doing with two of my biggest elopement photography inspirations; Henry Tieu and Maddie Mae! It was such a great day and I learned so many amazing things that I can start implementing in all my future work! This is one thing I love about photography, there is constant learning involved, always ways to improve and get better at what you do. I am thankful for photographers like Henry & Maddie that are willing to share their secrets to success without holding anything back.

Can't leave out this photo of Henry and his awesome umbrella hat! Where do I get me one of those?!

And a photo of me doing my thing! (Taken by Henry Tieu)

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  1. Haha Henry and the hat umbrella! But seriously, the emotion and mood of these photos are amazing. Love!

  2. These sure are moody and romantic! I love that tree stump – it’s so intriguing because it looks small, but then it also looks so big! Also the photo of you is adorable! Great job capturing these two beautiful people!

  3. Ahh definitely a little envious that you got to work with Maddie and Henry! I love love love the lantern photos! Beautiful work!

  4. Oh my gosh, so many sweet smiles. It looks like they had an amazing time at Rattlesnake lake, adventuring around with you!

  5. I adore the atmosphere and colours, Rattlesnake Lake is so much more serene and pretty than one might think (from the name) 😀
    You’ve captured their treasured memories in your beautiful photos, Joy!

  6. Beautiful photos! And what a great experience to have a mentorship with Henry and Maddie! True PNW weather for sure. 😉 So glad you had a great experience and what great photos – love it!


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