olympic national park elopement

Woodsy Olympic National Park Elopement | Mayra + Russ

January 21, 2022

First look in the mountains, ceremony in the rainforest, pictures on the coast – an Olympic National Park elopement is truly the way to go!


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Wondering how to choose a spot to elope in this incredible park?! Here are all the best places in Olympic National Park for your elopement!

The Best Places in Olympic National Park for Your Elopement

January 14, 2022


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Adventurous North Cascades National Park Elopement

January 7, 2022

You know your partner reallyyyyy wants to marry when they hike 8 miles to do it! This North Cascades National Park elopement was one for the books.


When picking a beach to elope on in the Olympic Peninsula, Ruby Beach is an OBVIOUS choice. Its literally like you’re walking into a freaking postcard with its endless sandy beaches and its majestic sea stacks. You walk along a short path, lined with moss-covered trees to reach the beach and then you have miles […]

How To Elope on Ruby beach

December 31, 2021


Mt Washington Elopement

August 16, 2021

This Mt Washington elopement was full of stunning fall colors. I love this mountain because you can drive all the way to the top & the views are incredible! Check out more beautiful elopements on my blog.


If you’re wanting to elope on mountainside AND have access to a gorgeous lush forest, look no farther than Mt Hood! Mt hood offers amazing views all year long and is the perfect place for your summer hiking elopement OR your december winter wonderland elopement. Lakes, waterfalls, forests, she’s truly got it all! Keep reading […]

How to elope on Mt Hood

June 29, 2021


Colchuck lake elopement

Lake Colchuck Elopement Photographer

June 15, 2021

an elopement in the north cascades at lake colchuck


Want to elope in Iceland, but don’t want to travel that far? Here’s all the places in the PNW that look exactly like Iceland!

Places in the PNW That Look Like Iceland

February 7, 2021


The Best Places to Elope On Snoqualmie Pass

January 20, 2021

From alpine lakes and mountains to fields and wildflowers, Snoqualmie pass is full of incredible places to have an adventure elopement. Finding the best places on Snoqulamie pass can be overwhelming, but i GOT YOU! I’ve been exploring Snoqualmie my whole life and I can definitely help you find the perfect place for your big […]


Kayla and Joe met at university. They were both studying to be architects and they became friends through the many classes they had together. Now, they both liked one another secretly, but didn’t want to risk the friendship by admitting their feelings so they remained friends for a WHILE. Then one day, Joe finally got […]

Orca Island Elopement Photographer

January 13, 2021


How To Have An Environmentally Friendly Elopement

January 6, 2021

OKAY GUYS, REAL TALK TIME. Your elopement or wedding is meant to be the best day of your life, but it can also be one of the most wasteful! Packaging tossed in the bin, leftover decorations dumped, excess food thrown away, ALL OF YOUR AMAZON BOXES (well let’s be honest, probably sitting around your house […]


Christine and Brandon met through work. She actually was tasked with the task of training him at her job as he was a new employee. They hit it off and soon were flirting back and forth! (Totally a Jim and Pam moment!) They eventually began dating and have been together for four years now! They […]

Snoqualmie Falls Elopement Photography

December 23, 2020


North Cascade Elopement Photographer

December 17, 2020

Britney and Michael met through mutual friends. They had attended the same high school so they knew who the other was, but thei had never spoked to one another! One day Britney was invited to a friend’s hour for her birthday. She hadn’t spoked to the friend in forever, but she eventually decided to go […]


Abby and Rich met at an apartment complex party. They sat across a table from each other and Rich asked Abby if she lived at the apartment and she replied that no, she was the balloon delivery girl and that she decided to stay for the food. This sarcastic remark set the tone for their […]

Mt Rainier Elopement Photographer

December 10, 2020


Vendor Highlight: Elizabeth White

September 14, 2020

My absolute favorite makeup artist in the Seattle area is Elizabeth White. I have been recommending this girl for a WHILE now and so when me and my girl Lindsey Clawson decided to start highlighting wedding vendors on our blogs, I was PSYCHED that Elizabeth was nominated! She was an obvious first choice. Her artistry, […]


Hey y’all! During this quarantine time, I have been BORED. Aside from booking new clients and keeping in contact with my current couples, once I finished editing my last elopement, BISH I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! Sure, I could blog or fix up my website or get more organized as a business, BUT WHO […]

Self Portraits In Quarantine

May 19, 2020


How to Elope in Bali

April 27, 2020

You need to elope in Bali. You NEED to! I have never been to a place that has been more magical, beautiful or (I know I’m basic but) AFFORDABLE. Like, I stayed in some super nice villas for TWENTY DOLLARS A NIGHT! Floating breakfasts! Personal drivers! Pools annnnnnd air conditioning! This island though small has […]


Hey couples still trying to get married during corona!! ( this is where you say “heyyyyy”) I KNOW that this sucks. I know and I am SO sorry. No one should have to deal with this, and I have mourned wedding plans with so many 2020 couples already. While many have postponed their elopements already […]

Stay Safe During Your Corona Virus Elopement

April 25, 2020


How to Elope During Corona Virus

April 15, 2020

Has your wedding been postponed because of Corona virus? Or maybe you just got engaged and don’t want to wait until 2021 to get married! I’m an elopement photographer and I’d like to share some of my elopement planning tips for your covid brides! Has your wedding had to be postponed due to Corona Virus? […]


Tess and Jamie Met in a gym many years ago. They both thought that the other person was attractive, but it was eventually mutual friends that set them up on a date. They hit it off right away, and these two are so similar that its pretty fricken clear why they’re together! They were so […]

Snoqualmie Falls Engagement Photography

April 9, 2020


How to Plan Your Elopement

April 6, 2020

Ohmygawshhhhh you guys decided to elope! That’s amazing! I loooooove empowering couples to get married in the way that is a true reflection of them and I am so happy that you guys are saying “no” to a big event or production and instead are focusing on the marriage that is starting! I am an […]


In this post, I’ll tell you the most important things you need to know about eloping in this incredible mountain range! I’ll list all of my favorite places as well as the do’s and don’ts for eloping here from an elopement photographer’s perspective! The Best Time of Year to Elope in The Dolomites The Dolomites […]

The Best Guide for Eloping in The Dolomites

February 5, 2020


Where To Elope in The Dolomites, Italy

February 5, 2020

The Dolomites are one of my favorite places on the earth and have so many beautiful hikes and landscapes! Here are a few of my faves! Some are longer than others and don’t necessarily need to be where we go on your wedding day, but all of them are STUNNING and totally worth doing! Check […]


I want to to think about the definition of the word “elopement”. WHAT does it mean to you? Do you see two people running down to the courthouse spontaneously? Or a couple sneaking to vegas to get married in secret because their families don’t support their relationship? Everyone has a different definition of an elopement […]

What Does it Mean to Elope?

January 27, 2020


Best Places In Oregon to Elope

January 10, 2020

Oregon is the most beautiful place to elope. From their deserts to their beaches to their waterfalls to their mountains, you can’t beat some of the scenery that you can find here! Okay y’all, you want to elope in Oregon, that’s great!! I’m so psyched for you! SO, first of all, you gotta find the […]


Okay y’all, you want to elope in Washington, AMAZING! I’m so psyched for you! SO, first of all, you gotta find the right location for you guys and your needs. So let’s make a checklist.  NUMBER ONE: Send me an inquiry!  NUMBER TWO: We chat! We go over all of the details of the locations […]

Best Places In Washington To Elope

January 9, 2020


Want To Elope AND Have a Wedding? Its possible!

January 7, 2020

So you’re planning your wedding, and it sounds great, but you see all of these amazing elopements online and think about how amazing that looks. You want the party, the big wedding, BUT you also love the idea of having an intimate ceremony with just you and your husband. Is it possible to do….BOTH? It […]


On me and Jake’s second morning in Bali, we got up at the butt crack of dawn to take a taxi to the Tegalaling Rice Terraces. The rice terraces are located north of Ubud near the tegalaling village. The rice terraces are different from others because they are planted into a canyon! So the rice […]

Bali Elopement Photographer Tegalaling Rice Terraces

December 16, 2019


Bali Elopement Photographer

December 4, 2019

Kris and Alex met up with me to watch the sun rise on a secret beach in Bali. But getting here was the biggest struggle for me. The night before, I had rented a motorbike, but I hadn’t tried to ride it as it was very late. So when we woke up at 4:30 in […]


If you’re looking to elope in bali, Canggu is the perrrrrfect place to do it! I can’t think of a more picturesque place in the world, and the sunsets there are UN-freaking-REAL! I can’t. I just can’t. So I met up with Kristin and Daniel and we explored a secret beach. There was like no […]

Bali Engagement Photographer

December 3, 2019


Snoqualmie Pass Elopement Photographer

December 2, 2019

Ashley and Justin eloped in the beautiful Snoqualmie Mountains the night before the snow hit! Perfect timing, eh? They got ready in their home in North Bend, a few minutes down the mountain pass, and then we drove to the top of the pass near Hyatt for their first look! Ashley and Justin are super […]


Aimee and Scott met in one of the most rom-com ways I’ve ever heard of! So Aimee is a nurse, right? So she’s working one day and one of her patients notices that she’s clearly gorgeous and so he makes it his goal to set her up with his best friend’s son! So he asks […]

Guemes Island Elopement Photographer

October 19, 2019


How to include your dog in your elopement!

October 2, 2019

So you want to elope right? You’re marrying your best friend, what could be missing? WHAT ABOUT YOUR BEST FUR FRIEND?! But can you bring your dog to your elopement? UH YES. Yes you can! There are so many things that you can do to make your elopement dog friendly and include your special furball […]


Brittney and Michael met up with me in the Olympic National Park to hike one of my favorite hikes! There were like a billion daisies in the field by the lake though, so before the hike, we ran around in the daisy field! Daisies are one of those flowers that LOOK really cute, but like, […]

Crescent Lake Engagement

September 11, 2019


North Cascades Engagement

August 23, 2019

Kori and Sam met up with me in the North Cascades to hike one of their favorite hikes! I FORGOT that the parking lot was so big and loopy at this hike, (with NO service) so I wasn’t sure how I would find them! Even though I had their car model and color, there were […]


Bri and Josh are the freaking cutest. They have huge hearts for adventure and God, and this elopement was a culmination of the two in the best way. (Would there be a worse way to combine these two things? Lol probably, nevermind) These guys met 4 years ago through mutual friends right after Josh graduated […]

Coeur d’Alene Elopement Photographer

August 3, 2019


Lake Cushman Engagement Photos

June 28, 2019

Me and these cute humans met up at Lake Cushman for their adventure session! They’re from the south, so they were craving some tall trees and mountain views and Lake Cushman is such a beautiful place to go for that! Aubrei and Johnny are the freaking cutest. They have huge hearts for adventure, and they […]


Exploring the Tabernas Desert with Lisa and Gonzales was the BEST! We really wanted to go here because movies like The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, A fistful of Dollars, and Indiana Jones have all been filmed here! We actually parked close to the fake western town that has been a set for so […]

Tabernas Desert Engagement Photos Granada Spain

June 26, 2019


Snoqualmie Falls Elopement Photography

June 11, 2019

I met up with Aeriel and John in the evening and we began the hike to Snoqualmie falls. Even though I’ve been to Snoqualmie falls MANY times and have shot there a BUNCH, I’d never been to this side of the falls before! Neither had John or Aeriel so this was an adventure for everyone! […]


I met up with Raquel and Kevin at 8 in the morning at the top of Hurricane Ridge. A storm was blowing in over the next peak, and we could see the rain long before it reached us. The mountains became a little blurry when the rain began, but they look more romantic that way. […]

Hurricane Ridge Elopement Photographer

June 10, 2019


Granada Spain Engagement Photos

June 4, 2019

I had such the best time last week in Granada with Lisa and Gon! I’d never been to Granada before, and surprisingly, neither had Gon or Lisa. Surprising because Gon is FROM spain and Lisa has been to Spain many times for trips to visit Gon’s family or for vacation. SO this was going to […]


I met up with Abby and Jesse in the middle of the afternoon on one of the rainiest days in April. Now if you know me, you know that rain is my freaking dream. SO moody. SO romantic. SO PNW. It is EVERYTHING, and I LIVE for a good rainy shoot. Luckily, living in Washington, […]

Tiger Mountain Engagement Photography

May 28, 2019


Snoqualmie Pass Engagement Photos

May 15, 2019

I met up with Abby and Jesse in the middle of the afternoon on one of the rainiest days in April. Now if you know me, you know that rain is my freaking dream. SO moody. SO romantic. SO PNW. It is EVERYTHING, and I LIVE for a good rainy shoot. Luckily, living in Washington, […]


I met up with Brigitte and Patrik at the famous Lago Di Braies up in Northern Italy. The Lake Braies, or Pragser Wildsee, is a lake in the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. It belongs to the municipality of Prags which is located in the Prags valley. It became instagram famous a few years […]

Lago Di Braies Engagement Photos Italy Wedding Photographer

May 8, 2019


Oregon Mountain Hiking Elopement Photography

April 30, 2019

This day was the fricken best. Me and Andrea and Eli, headed up to Saddle Mountain for a quick hike at what happened to be an actual HIKE hike. Not a quick hike. We were mistaken. RIP our legs. And Andrea’s curls. Sorry boo. Saddle Mountain is surprisingly close to Cannon Beach, and also has […]


How To Adventurously Elope With Your Family When ya think about an adventurous elopement, what do you imagine? Climbing up a mountain? Exploring a waterfall? Hiking through a meadow? Love it. This adventure is perfect for you guys. Its the exact reflection of your relationship, and its exactly what you want to be doing on […]

How To Elope….With Your Family

April 30, 2019


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