Rattlesnake Ledge // Seattle Portrait Photographer / by Mandee Rae

In the world of Pacific Northwest photographers, it seems each and every photographer has done their own type of shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge. Although it feels unoriginal, it really is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. It is no wonder why so many others have trekked up to take adorable engagement photos, exploration photos or just for the sake of Instagram. 

Haley and Syd are two of my favorite people. I've shot with them on a few occasions now, and they will forever remain my favorite pair. Haley messaged me a few weeks back before December, and asked if I would be avaliable to shoot. The pair wanted to get pictures done as a Christmas present for their parents.

Haley had some example ideas, and gave a general idea that she wanted it to be wilderness, and candid. I immediately decided on Rattlesnake Ledge. We were completely unorganized, we got to Rattlesnake in booties, and dresses and jeans. We were not ready for a hike. But, we did it. After pacing ourselves with two very old men, we made it to the top. It was incredibly windy, and actually frightening at times. But so unbelievably beautiful.