I met up with Abby and Jesse in the middle of the afternoon on one of the rainiest days in April. Now if you know me, you know that rain is my freaking dream. SO moody. SO romantic. SO PNW. It is EVERYTHING, and I LIVE for a good rainy shoot. Luckily, living in Washington, that does tend to happen. BUT not as much as you’d think! This year has been uncharacteristically nice, and I’ve had to shoot in the sun more times that I’d like. (sensitive eye club, you feel me!) SO anyway, I was pumped about the weather and so we headed out on our hike. Abby and Jesse are actually into murder and mystery podcasts TOO, so we had tons to talk about, and the location we were at actually has a few mysteries of its own, so the hike went pretty fast while we were chatting about the largest unsolved bank robbery in Washington.
We began shooting when we got to a huge rock formation that was covered in ferns and moss! It was like a little rock mountain! These guys climbed it like champs, and scrambled to the top of the rock mountain easily. All of a sudden, IT BEGAN TO POUR!!! Now this would have been fine, but the rain has lessened and Abby had put on her hat that was made of wool(?), and it would shrink if it got wet! I sprinted over to our stuff and grabbed my umbrella and ran back and THREW it up to Abby who was huddling under Jesse’s coat, hiding her hat. Luckily, we covered it in time, and the hat was fine. The rain literally stopped like 3 minutes after that too!
Abby and Jesse moved from Florida to Seattle and have lived here for a few years. Recently they discovered that Jesse will be transferred to San Fran, so they wanted to capture some memories in Washington to remember their time here!
These guys met on okcupid a few years ago, and began chatting online right away. Abby played hard to get, and finally met up with him after chatting for MONTHS! Luckily Jesse was persistent because they hit it off so wonderfully the first time that they met!
It was so much fun exploring Tiger Mountain with these guys, and I hope that they cherish these memories that they made here forever!