Updated: Oct 5, 2018
As a photographer, I am constantly being inspired with new and creative ideas. One of those inspiring moments has been an evolving idea, rambling around in my head for some time now. Elegant dresses, coupled with delicate material, graciously flowing in the wind; set in the dramatic landscape of North Central Washington. After mulling it over for a while the idea finally came together in my head. I was ready to put it to the test. I asked Tyna and her lovely family of Wenatchee if they would be willing to jump into a photography project with me. I met with Tyna’s mom, Taylor. We drank tea, chatting away the afternoon hours about the details of the dresses, travel, and all of the other fun elements that go into a glamorous photography project.
The day finally came! I met Taylor and Tyna at their house in the early afternoon, my arms loaded with beautiful dresses, as well as a variety of colorful wind-catching materials. Dress after dress was tried on, poses practiced, and we worked together on how the flowing material should work in the wind. We were finally ready to embarked on the hour long car ride journey – see, I had a very specific spot in North Central Washington that I had been to years ago. It left such a deep impression on me that I knew I wanted to utilize it for a future photography location. I also knew where the sun would be setting and wanted those enchanting sunset colors in my background.
Although we knew the temperature for the day would be hovering around 35 degrees, I don’t think we fully accounted for the ice cold wind that would be whipping through the valley that we were nestled in. High rock cliffs on both sides of us, made this deep corridor a perfect freezer. Think penguins and polar bear kind of cold here. It. Was. Freezing. The session ended up being much shorter than anticipated, but I was very thankful that we caught the evening sky showing off for us, and the time allowed me to capture Tyna’s beauty through it all – she doesn’t even look cold! These are a few of my favorites from the evening session. ♥