I’m known for capturing those didn’t-know-you-were-there shots and busting a move on the dance floor just to get those perfect candids. I also work with you to ensure we incorporate your style and story into your engagement and wedding photos!
Eileen and Chris had the most perfect PNW A-Frame Cabin Elopement just at the base of the Mt. Rainier National Park. It was seriously everything. Heart eyes emoji for literally everything.
Imagine getting married in the mountains with a warm but cloudy day surrounded by mountains, evergreen trees, and the smell of campfire. Everything about Eileen and Chris’s elopement was stunning and exactly what they wanted. With only their close family, they exchanged intimate private vows next to the river, became husband and wife on the deck of the most perfect PNW A-Frame cabin, and snuggled with their puppies. Eileen had a vision for what she wanted her elopement to look like and it was absolutely stunning and her own work of art. Each detail was carefully picked out and their evening in the mountains was everything and more.
Seriously, this was one of my favorite elopements to date. The soft cloudy day on their skin, how wonderful Eileen and Chris are, Eileen’s dress, getting some drone shots of their ceremony area and decorated styled dinner table (that Chris hand-made!), everything was perfect and honestly a dream for me to document. The two lovebirds wanted to have their own moment together before their families arrived, so they had their first look along the river and exchanged personal intimate vows. With their puppies trotting around them, Eileen and Chris had such a beautiful moment together. Then came their A-frame Cabin ceremony, followed by an intimate dinner surrounded by family. So simple and so so so beyond beautiful.
Eileen and Chris met at work when they both started their American Medial Response job in the Tri-Cities, Washington. On one of their long patient transport trip, they got to know each other and connected right away. They have been together for 3 years and have rescued 2 puppies, Taz and Balto (who were the best dogs instead of the best man- how adorable is that?!).
This is how the proposal went down: “Chris surprised me with a last minute weekend trip to a cabin we often go to in Packwood, Washington. We’d gone a few times before, and we had a trip planned in a few months to the Grand Canyon so i thought he was going to propose then so I wasn’t expecting anything but a relaxing weekend. That night we where sitting by the fire with the pups and Chris got up to walk around as he does. Then he kneeled on one knee off to the side of me for like 20 minutes and I kinda thought that was an uncomfortable position to be sitting in so I kept asking him if he was okay sitting like that. Then he pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him!”
When asked what their favorite part about being together is, they responded, “Our jobs can be stressful, and being together is our quiet place. We love that we are truly at peace when we’re together, and that we have fun even doing every day things.”
Their elopement is seriously one of my favorites of all time and I highly recommend checking it all out below.
Photo: Works by Sarah Jane Photography / Gown: Brides for a Cause / Grooms Attire: Generation Tux + Tie Bar / Bridal Shoes: Lulus / Florist: Blooms by the Box- Denise Thompson / HUMA: Bethany Foster / Invitations: Costco / Wedding Rings and bands: Manly Bands + Jewelry Design Center / Air B+B Cabin of our dreams: Cozy River Cabin at Mt. Rainier.