NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK
North Cascades National Park
As we all reached the top of the short hike. we looked around at the 360 panoramic view of the incredible North Cascade mountains. Breathing in the brisk evening air I could see the look of joy on Megan and Calvin's face as they enjoyed the moment together. Moments like these are what encourage me to continue photographing Washington elopements and engagement sessions. With so much beauty to offer, the Pacific Northwest truly has some of the best elopement or engagement photo landscapes.
Have you ever considered taking photos in the North Cascades National Park? If you're interested in having a session just like this one, contact me and let's plan something epic!
Megan and Calvin
Washington Engagement Sesssion
When Megan and Calvin told me they wanted epic mountainous photos in their home state of Washington, I was ecstatic!
I travel quite a bit being a destination elopement photographer but I hadn't experienced something like Washington. I remember driving through the North Cascades and being amazed by how tall the mountains were. Even in June, the peaks were covered in snow which made them even more beautiful. Having only experienced the moody beaches of Washington prior to this session, I was excited to experience the other, less popular side of Washington
Planning a wedding in California at a beautiful winery was Megan's dream but Calvin couldn't pass up the beauty of Washington
During our initial planning call, Megan and Calvin has explained to me that they wanted an Italian winery feel to their wedding without having to go far. California was an obvious option considering how close it is to Washington and how many wineries there are...but a part of Calvin wanted something more centered around the jaw-dropping landscapes of Washington. I suggested to them that doing an adventure engagement session in Washington would help them have the best of both worlds
I will never forget the look on their faces when we reached the viewpoint
Megan and Calvin reached the viewpoint and were in awe at the vast mountainous peaks that surrounded them. Having lived in Washington their whole lives, it was nothing like they had ever seen before. Sharing the moment together while I prepared my equipment, they truly could enjoy themselves together without anyone else to interrupt
So that begs the question...
Is the North Cascades National Park...
a good location for an elopement?
Finding a location for your elopement in Washington is easy with how many diverse locations there are! My favorites being Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park
With all of the untouched land in Washington and being as far North as it is, there are many locations especially if you'd like to elope in forests, on top of mountains or on moody beaches. Olympic National Park has plenty of forest if you prefer the forest look but also has some of the most unique looking beaches in the United States. Imagine walking on a black stone beach with towering rocks all around you. If you need a visual, check out this engagement session I photographed in Olympic National Park.
If moody and misty beaches aren't exactly your cup of tea, Washington has some of the most beautiful mountains I've ever seen. If you want a "Italian Dolomites" or "Banff" look but in the USA, the North Cascades will be your best choice! With towering mountains and emerald lakes, there is a great variety of beauty all throughout the park. If you'd like to see more from the North Cascades National Park, click here to view a recent adventure engagement session I photographed in the North Cascades! If you'd like to elope here or somewhere similar, send me a message!