Fall Engagement Photos in the Aspens at Mountain Springs Lodge

Regardless of the season, I have a hard time passing by a grove of aspen trees when I have a camera in my hand. I am taken by their uniformity and symmetry (when you see a grove of aspens they are all clones of a single organism propagated through the roots), their smooth gray bark and, in the fall, their brilliant yellow foliage. I have been waiting for the right opportunity to do an engagement photography shoot in an aspen grove for a some time now and am pleased to have found a couple who also thought it sounded look a good idea. I met up with Ksenia and Taylor at Mountain Springs Lodge in Plain, WA (just outside of Leavenworth, WA) on a cool fall afternoon with the aspens in full fall splendor. We spent about an hour doing a tour of various aspen groves around the property, including a picturesque grove with large, mature trees, where many outdoor wedding ceremonies are held. In addition to the aspens, the dried grasses in the fields added a lot of nice texture and color to the compositions. During the shoot we chatted casually and I did my best to relax them both so that I could capture some natural and spontaneous moments. I had a fun time with Ksenia and Taylor and I am looking forward to working with them again as their photographer for their wedding day next summer.

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