I have known Russ and Lucia for a few years now, we met through mutual friends. I had the honor of taking their engagement photos as well as wedding photos. Throughout this process, we have become very good friends. They had a December wedding, and we quickly realized we weren't going to be able to get many portraits done. I didn't want to pressure them with squeezing in photos, so we made the decision to take portraits another day. I live in a tiny town at the base of Mt. Rainier, and I have always dreamed of getting a gorgeous couple out here to do bridal photos. I couldn't think of anyone better than Russ and Lucia. We worked together on choosing a day and making sure the weather would cooperate, as well as getting florals and details figured out. I already had all of the locations in mind, and I couldn't wait to get going on this shoot. Seeing as this would be our third shoot together, Russ and Lucia's comfort level was very high. This was such an important factor to getting the right photos. We had the time of our lives exploring Mt. Rainier together, filled with laughter, intimacy, and snow. It has been such a special experience to get to watch their relationship grow just over the past year, one of my favorite things about my job and what I get to do for a living.