We are 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, for obvious reasons. We finally got a chance to visit it during a whirlwind two-day trek around the Olympic Peninsula and this Ruby Beach elopement scouting sesh did not disappoint!
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Ruby Beach Elopement Scouting at Sunset
We rolled into Ruby Beach during golden hour, which is the obvious time you want to be here for any elopement. 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, we knew how epic PNW beaches can be. We shot a Cape Kiwanda elopement-style adventure session and did some more elopement scouting at Hug Point. Both of those locations were full of rugged beauty. We were curious how the Washington coast would hold up. Well, Ruby Beach is right up there with the best of PNW beaches. 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. And with so much national park space in Washington, it’s tough for us dog-owners. But I digress.
Bottom Line, a Ruby Beach Elopement won’t disappoint.
With huge rocks jutting out of the sand and looming in the water beyond the coastline, Ruby Beach is a photographer’s dream. West coast beach sunsets are generally gorgeous, but when you add in these rugged PNW features, it takes the scenery to another level. You might even catch some whales feeding off the coastline. Eloping here is easily accessible, downright stunning, and the photo ops are endless. 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.