RUBY BEACH ELOPEMENT SCOUTING | WASHINGTON COAST | OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK | SEATTLE OUTDOOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Gabi is constantly curating a custom map of Washington with epic elopement locations around the state, and Ruby Beach was one of the first spots on the list. We finally got a chance to visit it during a whirlwind two-day trek around the Olympic Peninsula and Ruby Beach did not disappoint!
We rolled into Ruby Beach during golden hour. As far as first impressions go, I don’t think it can get much better than this. Seriously, if we were going to elope in Washington, a sunset Ruby Beach elopement is where you’d find us. Anywhere on the west coast is a great spot to be for sunset, but Ruby Beach is a cut above the rest.
Having recently explored the Oregon Coast a bit, and being blown away, we were curious how the Washington coast would hold up. Well, Ruby Beach is right up there with Cape Kiwanda, Hug Point, and Cannon Beach. Maybe even better…Located in the Olympic Wilderness, which is some kind of less regulated hybrid of the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, Ruby Beach is pleasantly remote and serene. And best of all, because of its wilderness designation, it’s dog friendly! Woof!
Seriously though, that has got to be the worst thing about national parks. If I was president, all politics aside, this is a major issue I would make a top priority. Anyways, we won’t go too far down that road, because that’s definitely not happening anytime soon. What really matters is that our dog, Aiko, got to come along and there are few things he loves more than a wide open beach to romp on. And let me tell you, Ruby Beach has a lot of space for just that.
With huge rocks jutting out of the sand and looming in the water beyond the coastline, Ruby Beach is a photographer’s dream. Sunsets on beaches are generally gorgeous, but when you add in these additional features, things really get interesting. We can see an elopement here being super fun, and the photo ops are endless. All in all, this Ruby Beach elopement scouting sesh was a major success. Now the only question is, who wants to elope here?!
The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife wedding and elopement photography team living full-time in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states. Their work is best described as candid photography that captures couples as they are, where they are, blending images of love and natural beauty in the great outdoors.