Unique Moments Photography from Gig Harbor Washington has a full service commercial studio in Gig harbor at 7116 Stinson Ave , Suite A207. Maternity photo sessions are very popular with our former brides and we do a lot of them at our studio. However, many expectant mothers want to go outside to unique areas to capture maternity portraits. The challenge is to get to some local falls in the area that is not difficult to hike to. Washington has a ton a waterfalls for consideration however, many are not easily accessed.
We Think that Franklin Falls, during the summer months, is a fairly easy waterfall to get to for maternity portraits. There is a hike but if you follow Hwy 47 you will find a turn out about a 1/2 mile past the campground near the falls. The trail is right at the turn out so very obvious and easy to spot. That said, we tried to hike in in June and there was still 1-2 feet of snow on the ground and we could not get close to the falls. Its a problem free trail in our opinion but we do a lot of hiking.
The trail to the falls is well marked, has some slight elevations and at the end, you will need to cross some rocks on a rock trail carved into the Mountainside. It is very easy to do and as long as it is not wet or icy, you should have no issues.
This young lady was 3 weeks from delivery and had zero issues hiking in and she was in tennis shoes. So Its a very easy peasy hike. You will hike approximately 1.5 total miles for this trip. I find its best to hit these falls in the morning light and try to et there before the hash afternoon light hits the face of the falls. These images were captured at 1PM in the afternoon and the sun was just starting to hit the upper left corner.
Franklin falls is a great spot waterfall photos. So if this is something you would like to consider, drop us a note and we will take you out. Its always a ton of fun for everyone
Please click on Franklin falls and you will be directed to a map to find them
Have fun and be safe