Snowboard Elopement at Washington’s Crystal Mountain

When these two first reached out to us with the idea of a snowboard elopement, we knew they were awesome. OBVIOUSLY we want to photograph a bride and groom shredding down the mountain in full wedding attire. When the day came, it was every bit as epic as we had imagined.

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Snowboard Elopement in Washington

This Snowboard Elopement was Totally Badass

 

I hope we get to do something like this again, because this was one of the most fun elopements we’ve ever shot. Brittany and Nick are total badasses on the slopes, and these photos of them tearing down the mountain in full wedding attire prove it. One of the coolest things about elopements is picking a location that will become a really special place for couples to revisit years down the road. In the case of Brittany and Nick, they picked a spot that they already had a lot of history with: Crystal Mountain, their go-to weekend escape to hit the slopes. The plan was to take the gondola up to the top of the mountain, do the ceremony up there, and then ride down with the newlyweds. We all knew the weather would be toss up in Washington in March, but we all agreed to roll with it whatever the case. As luck would have it, heavy winds caused the resort to close the Gondola for the day and we had to think on our feet for a backup ceremony location. We quickly found a secluded area with a backdrop of towering evergreens that looked perfect and all was good.

 

Note to brides and grooms eloping: Weather is always a gamble with adventurous outdoor elopements, but rarely is it a showstopper. If you just roll with the punches and embrace whatever the weather happens to be doing that day, it always ends up being every bit as fun and beautiful!

 

Want proof? Check out this crazy wind/rain storm adventure session at Ruby Beach

OR

this blizzard elopement in the North Cascades

 

After a gorgeous first look in the forest, the intimate group gathered around for a heartfelt ceremony filled with lots of happy tears. It’s so cool that Brittany and Nick are going to be able to walk by the spot where they got married every time they go riding at the mountain. By the time the ceremony ended, the sun was out and only a few clouds lingered in a bluebird sky. It was time to go riding. I (Brandon) have been dying to get back on my snowboard, which I’ve regrettably neglected for the last couple years, so I was psyched to head out with Brittany and Nick. We had a mini photo sesh at the top of the lift, and then strapped in for the ride down. We only had enough time for one run before the lifts closed, but Brittany and Nick nailed it for the photos. At one point, I asked them to ride straight at me and at the last second cut a turn and spray me with snow and they couldn’t have done a more perfect job. Even in a wedding dress and tux, these guys can ride. Check out some of our fav pics from the day below. And if you’re a snowboarding couple that wants to elope PLEASE hit us up! This was way too much fun to only do once ;)

 

Learn more about The Foxes Elopement Photography

 

 

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That was so. much. fun.

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.

15 thoughts on “Snowboard Elopement at Washington’s Crystal Mountain”

  1. How fun to have such an adventurous couple!! A snowboard elopement – what a unique idea! Its so special when couples incorporate their passions into their elopement photography!

  2. I mean wow! This elopement is so rad! It makes me wish I had eloped on a snowboard. Beautiful work you guys. And I love the last shot on your own board.

  3. Dude. This looks like it was a BLAST! I can totally see why you would want to do this again! They look like such a fun, cool couple and the idea of doing a mountain-top snowboarding elopement is just plain rad. Awesome shots!

  4. Okay these two are so badass. A snowboard elopement is seriously the coolest idea ever! Amazingly captured as always!

  5. How freaking badass is this though. You guys literally amaze me everyday. A snowboard elopement? What can’t you guys do. Keep on killing it

  6. Ok I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again this is the most BAD ASS elopement ever!! Like what, A snowboarding elopement??? So unique and out of the norm, you guys killed it!

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