From Bergreen Photography: Would you hike a 10,365 peak for your engagement pictures? Natalie and Peter didn’t bat an eye at the idea. In fact, this is the text from Natalie’s e-mail to Bergreen
“I’ve definitely fallen in love with the alpine landscape since our High Sierra Trail trip, so I think we would enjoy hiking Mitchell Peak with you guys (Peter’s like: I’m always stoked to climb mountains! So typical, haha).”
Thus the plan for an extended engagement camping photo date was formed…
From Bergreen Continued:
We started up Mitchell Peak late afternoon with the intention to arrive on the summit around sunset. We headed up the trail through shaded forests and soft meadows. Keeping a solid pace knowing that we were racing the sun, we took time for few select photo breaks and much needed water breaks. The timeline worked out perfectly. As we hit the boulder field at the summit we were instantly surrounded by 360 degree alpine views. Natalie ninja changed into her bright red dress . Then Natalie and Peter explored the summit together! Not your typical engagement shoot, but then again, not your typical couple. When the sun set, the temperature instantly dropped. We bundled up and headed down the mountain by headlamp.
After setting up camp in the National Forest we ate dinner, drank wine and popped popcorn over the campfire. The stars came out, followed by the moon, followed by the howl of the coyotes echoing through the forest. The temperature continued to drop nearing below freezing making for frozen contact solution in the morning. As the first light hit, we rose for breakfast burritos and then headed to Big Meadows for sunrise. As we headed back down towards civilization, we made a few more stops visiting the Giant Sequoias and the river.
Photography by Bergreen Photography