Mt. Rainier Adventure Elopement Photographer

Mt Rainier Summer Elopement with Family


Mt. Rainier Wedding Photographer

Hannah and Jake knew they wanted to take their closest family and friends on an incredible adventure on Mt. Rainier for their elopement. So, Coleman and I helped these two fellow adventurers plan an absolutely gorgeous small wedding at sunset where they were able to get their parents, siblings and closest friends part way up a volcano!

Mt. Rainier Wedding Photographer


And so we set off!


Mt. Rainier Elopement

Mt. Rainier Elopement Photographer

Mt. Rainier, also called Tahoma, was originally named by Northwest Native Americans,

is an active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range standing at 14,411 feet.

Everyone absolutely killed it on the hike on this scorcher of a day. We took our time and along the way we laughed a ton, commiserated about the heat, and saw chipmunks, pikas, and marmots!

Mt. Rainier Pika

Mt. Rainier

We fought some clouds early in the day on the hike up, but by the time we reached the getting ready spot, Mt. Rainier was out in all her glory! Hannah and her best friends stayed behind, while the rest of the family went up to the ceremony spot to meet up with Jake!


Elopement dress

Bride getting ready elopement
A few final spritzes of hair spray!


Bride getting ready Mt. Rainier

Elopement bouquet


And then it was time for Hannah to get into her gorgeous wedding dress!


Mt. Rainier Wedding dress

Zipping back of wedding dress

Mt. Rainier wedding

With Hannah now in her dress and Jake up at the ceremony location ready to go, Hannah and her girls set off on the last stretch of the hike to get her married!

elopement boutonniere

Once we got up to the top, just before seeing her soon-to-be, Hannah met up with her dad. Then, they had a few nice moments together while she put his boutonniere on for him. Afterward, Hannah’s dad walked her down the makeshift trail aisle so Jake could see his bride for the first time in her wedding dress!

Mt. Rainier elopement first look

PNW elopement

Next, it was time for one of Hannah’s best friends to officiate their gorgeous ceremony on Mt. Rainier!


Elopement on Mt. Rainier

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Elopement bridal gown

Elopement dress

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As the sun began to crest, the gorgeous vivid cotton candy colors starting to illuminate the sky as we moved into the blue hour. With the sun down, the temperature was very comfortable as we hiked back to the parking lot (bride and groom still in their dress and dress blues!) and we documented their journey, now as husband and wife, back down to our cars until we didn’t have anymore light. This was an incredible adventure on a stunning day with a couple so very in love, and it doesn’t get any better than that!

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Mt. Rainier wedding couple

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The view and the love this adventurous couple have for one another was palpable such an inspiration to document! The way they laugh together shows what an incredible bond and friendship they have as the foundation of their relationship.

If you are planning an adventure elopement, we would absolutely love to hear from you and help you plan your dream day! (

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Elopement Photographer, couple stands atop canyon wall in the wilderness


Boom! You made it and the adventures that come next will be unforgettable! We are Vannessa and Coleman, the two-person photography team here to take you on some amazing adventures whether that’s backpacking into a remote vista, climbing some cascade peaks, or getting sandy on a coastal beach, were already in and want you to come with!