This is an extra special Engagement Session, as I was selected from Warm 106.9 fm for the 2nd straight year as their photographer and designer for their 2012 Wedding of Lifetime. So honored and I just love working with this group. The winners are receiving a wedding from Warm 106.9! The ceremony and reception will take place at the beautiful location at the Bear Creek Country Club this Summer. We started out the session down at Carillion Point in Kirkland, and then moved downtown. I had a blast getting to know the winners and I’m very excited for their big day that is right around the corner.
Now a little bit about the couple:
Olga moved to Oregon from Latvia 12 years ago. Shortly after she became a nurse here in Washington, one of her friends invited her to snowshoe at Mt. Rainer. Mike was part of the outdoors group that does a lot of hiking, rafting, camping, snowshoeing, skiing, and other activities. While snowshoeing, Olga noticed Mike frequently glanced at her and often pretended to take pictures of people around her. As we started to descend down the mountain, Olga sat down and started sliding downhill. Without hesitation he followed in her tracks. To her pleasure, Mike ran into her at the bottom as she intentionally hesitated to get out of his way. They glanced at each other and their eyes sparkled. Towards the end of the day, Mike asked Olga if he could have her email. She gave him her email and hoped that she would hear from him. Later I found out, most of his pictures from the trip were the pictures of her.
Enjoying each other’s company for 7 years, they ended up in Stehekin, a small town across the Lake Chelan to which you can only get to by ferry. As they climbed up one of the highest snow peaks in the area, snow covered up all the tracks, they found out they were slightly lost. Somehow, they ended up on an unknown peak. I suggested to Mike that we should come up with a name for it. He said: “I got an idea!” He got on his knee and asked me her to be his wife. Olga said “yes” of course. So, we called it a “Proposal Peak.”
Rachelle Erickson is an award winning Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Parties, Special Events, Senior High School Grads, Children’s, and Families for Seattle, Bellevue and the surrounding cities. Reaching the Pacific Northwest to destination locations worldwide. For more information, please email info@PhotosByRachelle.com, or call 425.829.0532.