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  • The Persimmon Images studio is closed.

    As of December, 2015, we are no longer accepting new clients for weddings or portraits except on a limited by-referral basis or for repeat clients. If you are a current client and have any questions or requests for us, please email us at love [at] persimmonimages [dot] com or call/text Kat at 206.354.2212.

    Thank you for your years of business, support, laughter, and love!

    - Kat & Justin

Travelogue | New Years in Glacier National Park

Glacier Park holds a special place in my heart. Justin and I have spent one long, blissful week in his family’s cabin there each of the ten summers since we started dating. It’s where we were engaged in 2006 and, in 2008, we were married just outside the park in the tiny town of Polebridge.

This year almost was the first year we weren’t able to honor our traditional summer Glacier visit. The week before our scheduled trip, we were trumped by a family member with much greater leverage. Rather than stay in Seattle, we took our time off at another family member’s vacation home in Jackson Hole. (I know, not exactly terrible, right? But not the same, either!)

We just had to set foot in the Glacier cabin before 2009 ended! A few phone calls, and an extra day or two off around the holidays, and we were headed to the Park accompanied by our good friends. Somehow, the weather cooperated perfectly and the passes were clear. We arrived on New Year’s Eve to usher in 2010 in utter solitude on the banks of Lake McDonald.

We brought some snowshoes, a handful of good books, and a few bottles of wine.  It was a half mile hike on the closed Going to the Sun road to the car and from the cabin. There was nothing resembling civilization for miles.


Lake McDonald in Glacier National photographed from Apgar Village. Photograph taken January 2010.

Rachel and Micah hold hands and snowshoe through a white winter in Glacier National ParkSnow flipping up off of Micah

Portrait photograph of Rachel making a funny face with snow in the background

A nature photograph of a small, lone pinecone resting in the snowSmall pinecones hang from a tree

Blurry bokeh makes a dreamy photograph of pine needles

Rachel and Micah embrace on the shores of Lake McDonaldRachel and Micah embrace on the shores of Lake McDonald

Rachel and Micah making faces for the cameraRachel and Micah laughing

The couple reclines in the snow for a portrait together

Abstract photograph of lichen on a pine tree during a Glacier National Park winter

Mount Stanton in Glacier National Park on Lake McDonald, viewed from our cabinLake McDonald from Apgar looking toward Logan Pass

brooke @ claremont road - I’m not a very outdoorsy person… but that first photo took my breath away. Beautiful, Kat!

Rachel - <3 I love these. Thanks, Kat and Justin for the great New Year's (haha I just typed "Yars") get-away!

Claire - holy cow those last two shots are AMAZING!

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