Rhawny & James - Latourell Falls Engagement Session

I am always up for a challenge.

latourell falls engagement shoot

Rhawny & James were winners from my Spring 2019 Engagement Session giveaway, and while they knew they wanted a photo session done outdoors, they weren’t picky on exact location. I had been wanting to see what all the fuss was about with Latourell Falls, so we decided to brave the short hike with camera equipment in hand, and a full length dress.

Latourell Falls Engagement

Latourell Falls is a waterfall found along the Columbia River Gorge, within Guy W. Talbot State Park. There is an upper falls and a lower falls, both short hikes. I believe either is suitable for families with children, and that also makes it ideal for couples in formal wear.

It began to rain.

Not only was it raining, but the waterfall flow was at it’s peak thanks to all the winter snow melting high above us. Between the rain coming down at us, and mist coming off the waterfall, we might as well have been in a tsunami.

Ten minutes in and we were SOAKED.

Do you see her dress?! SOAKED. To my delight however, Rhawny and James were all in for this session, and despite the cold rain we stayed out for another 20 minutes and grabbed some amazing images. In perfect conditions, you can take technical correct and beautiful pictures. But in conditions like these, you can push yourself to take STUNNING images.

Latourell Falls Engagement

The rain also blessed us with being able to have this area mostly to ourselves, never a bad thing!

This post is dedicated to all the couples who brave the harsh elements and are able to walk away with pictures to last a lifetime. Congratulations on your engagement Rhawny & James!