Laura and Geraint’s elopement at Mount Rainier National Park was one for the books! Geraint is from London, and the two met while he was on a work trip to Seattle where Laura lives. Their long-distance relationship has meant lots of travel! They both love the outdoors and adventure, so an elopement at Mount Rainier National Park was a no-brainer for this Seattle Wedding Photographer!
I met Laura last year when I photographed her sister Katherine’s stunner of a wedding at Maplehurst Farms. Katherine’s wedding had about 200 guests; Laura’s had 10. While these two weddings were wildly different, they were equally beautiful. I really loved seeing all of the similarities in these sisters’ very different weddings. Laura and Katherine both wore the same shoes, the table featured some of the same decor and similar flowers, and both of their getting-ready venues were chosen, in part, for their large, inviting front porches.
When I asked Laura what she envisioned for her elopement photography, she said she wanted fun, authentic, romantic, and candid photos that capture the natural feeling of the day. As soon as she said this, I knew we’d get along great!
On the day of the elopement, Mount Rainier hid behind clouds, but that didn’t even matter! The beauty of the National Park’s forests and the Tatoosh Range stole the show. Laura, Geraint, and their immediate families stayed at Ashford Mansion before their ceremony in a tucked-away, wooded area of the park.
After the ceremony, I took the newlyweds up to Paradise where they laughed and played and embraced along the trails. I LOVED photographing Laura’s dress! She bought the skirt specifically for it’s flowiness, and she joyfully spun and tossed it into the air all day which made for some epic photos!
Geraint and Laura, I feel so incredibly honored that you invited me in your intimate wedding day. Thank you for going with the flow, bucking tradition, and trusting me to capture your moments. Have so much fun on your Costa Rica honeymoon!
Cameron Zegers is a Portland and Seattle wedding photographer who travels for destination wedding and elopement photography and specializes in capturing authentic moments. Chat with Cameron about photographing your dream wedding!