Olympic National Park Elopement

Olympic National Park Hiking Elopement

I fell in love with Olympic National Park the first time I visited 4 years ago. The different climates were exciting, beautiful and full of adventure. You had choices between rain forests, giant old trees or the beautiful coastal beaches surrounding the park. It was a beautiful place to a explore and an even better place to elope! When Jacqueline and Ryan reached out to me about capturing their elopement, I jumped at the opportunity to go back to this beautiful place!

These two planned such a beautiful day in Olympic National Park that included their family and then some adventure time afterwards where we explored the lush rain forests and waterfalls near Lake Crescent. Some couples prefer to do their elopements themselves but others want to include their families. There are really no rules with eloping. Create your vision and stick it out!

The three of us started out with the first look at Lake Crescent, followed by an early morning stroll around the lake as we took in the reflections. It was such a beautiful start to the morning, especially with these two photogenic souls!


First Look Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
First Look Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
First Look Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
Dancing at Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom at Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom at Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom at Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Elopement

We then walked over to Bovee’s Meadow, near Lake Crescent Lodge, where their family and friends were waiting for them for their intimate ceremony. They shared their vows and participated in an ageless Celtic cord ceremony, where they tied braided rope around their hands, tightly clasped together. Following their ceremony, they shared donuts and we then set out for our hike!


Bride and Groom walking down the aisle at Olympic National Park Elopement
Vow Ceremony Olympic National Park Elopement
Vow Ceremony Olympic National Park Elopement
Cord Ceremony Olympic National Park Elopement
Cord Ceremony Olympic National Park Elopement
Ring Exchange Olympic National Park Elopement
First Kiss Olympic National Park Elopement
Happy bride and groom Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement

Our hike was one of the most magical and and whimsical places I’ve been in Olympic National Park! The wild forest was something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The lush and vibrant green moss surrounded us as we roamed around the forest. We stopped at every opportunity so Jacqueline and Ryan could embrace beneath the towering old growth forests for photos. Olympic National Park is known for some of the wildest natural growth in the United States and it’s woodsy feel gave you a sense of comfort as we hiked up to Marymere Falls on their elopement day.


Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
 Bride and Groom kissing in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride combing beard in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride grooming beard in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom kissing in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom dancing in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Hiking Through the old Forests
Bride and Groom hiking in forest at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Hiking Through the old Forests
Bride and Groom kissing at waterfall at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Waterfall in Olympic National Park
Bride and Groom kissing at waterfall at  Olympic National Park Elopement
Waterfall in Olympic National Park
Bride and Groom kissing at Olympic National Park Elopement
Bride and Groom rings at Olympic National Park Elopement
Rings in the moss

The entire elopement day was full of adventure and we didn’t want it to end. There is something about small family elopements that I absolutely adore photographing. These two made such an incredible day for themselves and I was so incredibly blessed to have been able to capture their love story!




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no way that lake in sunrise!!! So beautiful!!!

I LOVE lake Crescent and feel like you did such a good job of not just capturing their love but also the feeling of that place. Makes me want to go back!

Such a gorgeous elopement

Oh my, what an absolutely stunning elopement in Olympic National Park! I really love that ring shot!

Can we all talk about how perfect they are?? Like his beard, how can it be so perfect? and her dress!! like WOW!! Beautiful work!!

This is sooooo unreal!!! I love the details you captured of the environment but yet you were still able to capture the intimacy of the occasion as well.

these are so great! I love the bride’s dress!

OH MY GOODNESS!!! That lake!! The first look! Her dress! Gosh, all your images are stunning. I could look at them all day

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