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!
Analissa and Kyle are married!! These two had a magical and intimate Artist Point Elopement up at Mt. Baker, Washington over the weekend and it was so epic. Like many couples in 2020, these two lovebirds had to change their wedding plans completely but they still wanted to get officially married, so they decided to have an intimate elopement with just their closest family members up at Artist Point.
We got there around 9:30am (which was crazy busy for Labor Day weekend…ooops) and we adventured around the area to find the best elopement spot. The bride selected the spot you see below and it was oh so lovely. They had a little first look overlook the mountains, their small ceremony, the pastor even sang them a song- the same song sung at his wedding 30 years ago- and they ate cake. We popped champagne on top of the mountain and adventured down to the Picture Lake for some more bridals. Kyle brought along their legit gas masks to have a fun shot showing they got married during a pandemic. It was truly magical!!
A little tip if you’re planning on going up to Artist Point- GO EARLY! Either get there super early in the morning or super late at night because it’s mega crowded and we even saw people trying to make their own parking spots. It got a tad nuts, but we made it all happen. Just an FYI!
Even though this wasnt what they had in mind for their wedding, it was mega stunning and unique. Kyle actually proposed to Analissa up at Artist point when they were snowshoeing so getting married up there felt right and even more special. I knew Kyle from when I went to school at Western Washington University and it’s so cool to see him fall in love with the woman of his dreams and marry her. So special and so epic. I’m super excited to share with you all their Artist Point Elopement below!
This is how Kyle and Analissa met: “Kyle and I met in Everett Washington on Jetty Island. He was the well dressed straight laced Park Ranger and I was the fun loving education based Interprative Naturalist. Though very confident with the public, he waited a whole year to ask me out. When he did, of course our first date was hiking out off trail to a collapsed rail road tunnel in the mountains. It was a small deer trail (and Washington has small deer) that was covered with brambles, then went to a steep river canyon. I fell several times, scratchs all over my shins, and got stung by a hornet! But I had so much fun. Kyles humor is infamous and I was laughing the whole way. It is/was so easy to be around him, and we hit it off.”
And this is how the proposal went down: “Fast forward 4 years, and many more hikes and world travels, we were again on another trail. It was New Years and we both had the day off, so we grabbed out snow shoes and took off to Mt Baker. Artists Point is a gorgeous view point in any season, but in winter it is startling beautiful with a harsh undertone. It’s a medium difficult hike in summer, but in winter it’s tricky. As we got to the top, out of breathe, the sun started to come out. I wasn’t paying much attention to Kyle rummaging in his bag as I was looking at the large reliefs of the mountains. Kyle came up behind me and whispered in my ear how happy he was to have found me (sorry very sappy) and then came around to get down on one knee. I said yes. So glad neither of us dropped the ring in the snow!”
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