Washington Fire Lookout Hike: Elopement Style Vow Renewal

This bohemian style vow renewal on top of a mountain during a hazy, fire-filled sunset has ties to the very beginning of Between the Pine. Read the story to find out how this couple changed Between the Pine forever. You’ll see photos of a stunning wedding dress and mountain side picnic (complete with Trader Joe’s goodies, obviously!), and I might just convince you that fire lookouts are the best locations for an adventure elopement.

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Mt Rainier Elopement: Forest Floors to Mountaintops

A secret elopement tucked away in the forest of Mt Rainier National Park? Yes please, I’m here for it! This post is all about how these two pulled off the surprise of their lives when they eloped in the mountains months before tying the knot with the official marriage license at the courthouse. Mount Rainier pulled out all the stops for this adventurous elopement, with blue skies, snow covered forest floor and a stunning sunset worthy of a dance party (you’ll have to read the story to find out why the dance party was a real tear-jerker).

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North Cascades Engagement Session

With the mecca of mountain ranges the Pacific Northwest has to offer, you might imagine that there are busloads of tourists and adventure-seekers who flood to the PNW during the sunny summer months. In the case of some Washington national parks, you’re not wrong to assume that. However, read this blog to find out where the least-visited national park is located in Washington and why this park is clearly underrated!

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Eastern Washington Elopement at Palouse Falls

A summer sunset among a rocky terrain makes for an incredible backdrop for this adventurous elopement in Eastern Washington. I broke away from my usual pine-tree-happy-place to explore the natural beauty of Eastern Washington. Do you know why Eastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest have such differing terrains? Read about Ben and Whitney’s elopement in Palouse Falls to find out.

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Deception Pass Engagement Session

A well-known Washington state park delivers stunning sunsets and a phenomenal tidal current that will have you questioning your eyesight. This incredible engagement photo shoot at Deception Pass began with tacos in the parking lot and ended with sunset photos on a private beach. This adventurous engagement session reminded me why I love location scouting and doing everything I can as a photographer to make my clients’ experience one that is worth putting their photos in frames.

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Diablo Lake Engagement Session- North Cascades National Park

An engagement session that took place at Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park (the least visited national park in the United States!). From a lake at the base of Diablo Lake to an epic overlook, this engagement session will have you planning your own trip to the North Cascades.

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Olympic Peninsula Wedding

A picturesque Washington mill-town on the Olympic Peninsula hears wedding bells as a beautiful bride and groom celebrate their wedding day in the historic chapel. With an intimate forest first look that will leave you reaching for the Kleenex and the bride rocking a white leather jacket, this Pacific Northwest wedding is filled with unique and personalized details.

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Intimate Bellingham Wedding

A cozy lodge hidden away in the middle of a Pacific Northwest mountain town provided the perfect setting for this intimate Bellingham wedding day. A first look that will give you all the feels and breakfast served for dinner, this Bellingham wedding showcases intentional and well-planned details.

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Adventurous Hawaii Elopement on Kauai

A bride and groom left the hustle and bustle of wedding planning behind on the mainland for an intimate, adventure elopement on the island of Kauai. The story of how I became their photographer is an adventure on its own, but throw in a camper van, cloud-topped mountains, and a farmer’s market owner named Tim and it becomes an incredibly epic adventure. Emily and Chris’s Kauai adventure elopement proves that there is no equation when it comes to planning a wedding.

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Big Four Autumn Adventure Session

The Big Four Ice Caves is a classic and popular spot off of the mountain loop highway to go hiking. Just 90 minutes from Seattle, one will find themselves surrounded by snow capped mountains and the breathtaking fall colors that sweep the mountainside.

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Mount Rainier Engagement Session

Two out-of-towners made their way to the Pacific Northwest for an engagement session at Mount Rainier. Wildfires throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia throughout the weeks leading up to the session made the outcome of a mountain view feel very up-in-the-air. However, when we arrived at the trailhead, it was clear that Mount Rainier planned to show off that evening. We hiked throughout the trails and raced against the sun as it sunk lower behind the iconic Washington mountain. My couple was so full of joy and the gal was a total boss hiking through the forest in a dress that matched the pink rays of golden hour. The sunset left us breathless and this adventurous engagement session left me with a lesson I will never forget as a photographer.

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