Austin & Jackie: Anniversary Session//Rattlesnake Ridge, North Bend, WA

Oh my goodness, where do I start with this shoot?! Jackie is a fellow photographer and friend and when she first asked me to take their anniversary photos I thought, "Me?! You want me to take your photos?!" I was honored to say the least and so excited I couldn't stand it. From there, it was a blast planning what we were going to do and before we knew it we were planning a sunrise hike up to Rattlesnake Ridge in North Bend. It sounds magical (and it was) but I definitely forgot that sunrise in the summer happens at like 5am and with me being a night owl, I set myself up for a crazy morning (haha). The day of, I woke up at 4am to drive 30 min out to Rattlesnake Ridge and then the plan was to hike up to the top before we started taking photos. With things running a bit late and getting lost, we missed the exact moment of sunrise but still got amazing photos. We had the entire place to ourselves and being out in nature with no other sounds going on was total bliss. 
Jackie & Austin are the sweetest couple and after four years of marriage, they still act as if they're still newlyweds. Photographing them was so much fun and we had a blast hiking, sweating, doing outfit changes on top of the ledge and laughing the day away. By the time we were done, we were ready for long naps. Enjoy some of my favorite shots ever! 

Hannah Johnson

Spokane, Washington