I looooove shooting in the mountains, and have such a soft spot for these “adventure sessions”. BUT, from experience I have learned that not all families are best suited for this type of session. I feel strongly about setting your family up for success and making sure you are getting your moneys worth!
Here are a few points to keep in mind when considering a mountain session.
- Weather. It can be SO hard to predict what kind of weather we will find when we get to our spot. I try hard to schedule sessions at peak weather times and keep an eye on webcams when possible, but there is just never any guarantee! Children who struggle with cooler temperatures may not have the best time in a session like this.
- Stay on trails. Most mountain sessions take place in National Parks. For this reason we really must stay on trails to preserve the spaces. By now I know my favorite spots to take advantage of trails and good views but this is only possible if your family is able to follow instructions and not scare me near steep declines. If you have a super wiggly toddler with lots of energy, I highly recommend letting me help you find a session location where they can run and play!
- Drive time. Most mountain locations are at least an hour to two and a half hours from Seattle. They also tend to have windy drives along narrow roads. If this makes you nervous please let me know! I recommend dramamine for kiddos if you are unsure if they will handle the drive well.
Ok I’m in! Here’s a blog post with mountain locations.
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