Epic Mount Rainier Elopement + Old Growth Forest

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Epic Mount Rainier Elopement + Old Growth Forest

For this Mount Rainier elopement we blended the perfect mix of old growth forests with one of the best views of Mount Rainier in the park! 

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Mount Rainier Elopement at Sunset

Epic Mount Rainier elopement + old growth forest

To start the day, we met these two at the trailhead of a quiet and beautiful old growth forest within Mount Rainier National Park. They wanted to save their first look for the ceremony so we got right down to business! Brandon wandered ahead to the ceremony grove we had scouted, joined by David (groom) and the few guests. I hung behind with Amy and we followed them in after Brandon walkied they were ready. 

It was happy tears and all emotions the second they set eyes on each other. The immense love these two have for each other was so easy to see. Made shooting through our own tears a little difficult haha 😉 When David quoted some Led Zeppelin lyrics we seriously lost it. 

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After the ceremony, we hung around the forest and took some portraits beneath these ancient giants. Then we headed back to the car, changed into hiking clothes, and hit the trail for a short but steep climb up to one of our favorite views of Mount Rainier. We reached the top just in time to enjoy a long, slow summer sunset. We cracked some craft beers, laughed and danced to music, and wandered around exploring this enchanting area that we had all to ourselves.

As the evening came to a close and the sun dipped behind the distant mountain peaks, Mount Rainier turned to a rich purple color. David and Amy put on their first dance song and held each other tight while soaking in this spectacular moment. It was a pretty perfect Mount Rainier elopement if you ask us! 

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The Foxes are Brandon and Gabi Fox, an adventurous husband and wife elopement photography team living and traveling in their DIY renovated 1972 Airstream. They are loosely based in the Pacific Northwest, but travel for work and play throughout the western states and beyond. 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. Wherever there are mountains, you’ll find The Foxes.

2 thoughts on “Epic Mount Rainier Elopement + Old Growth Forest”

  1. What trail did y’all take to find these excellent views?! I’ve been searching my “all trails” app for a place like this… also, how difficult/long was the hike from the trailhead? We’re looking to elope later this year sometime and I would love to find a spot like this!

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