Top 17 Best Locations for a Pacific Northwest Engagement

Top 17 Best Locations for a Pacific Northwest Engagement

We are spoiled with gorgeous landscapes in Washington — including mountains, beaches, rainforests, and deserts. So many incredible places make decisions, such as where to take engagement photos, difficult, but that’s the best kind of problem to have.

In order to ease your decision making, I’ve compiled a list of the top 17 best locations to take engagement photos in the state of Washington. Enjoy!

Elopement Scouting — High Rock Lookout near Mount Rainier

Elopement Scouting — High Rock Lookout near Mount Rainier

High Rock Lookout, right outside of Rainier National Park, has all the perks of eloping inside the park with out the need of a permit, park entrance fees, or the crowds. This hike boasts of 360 degrees of jaw dropping views, dramatic cliff sides, the perfect view of Rainier, and access to the historical fire lookout in case of inclement weather .

7 Tips to Plan a Mount Rainier National Park Wedding

7 Tips to Plan a Mount Rainier National Park Wedding

There are few places in the U.S. as beautiful as America’s National Parks, and Mount Rainier is one that is close to my heart. Living in its shadow and adventuring there often, I am familiar with the challenges that come with planning a wedding at Rainier. Here are my best tips to make your Rainier National Park wedding come to life.

Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

Gathering Grace Farm Styled Wedding

There is a new wedding venue in town — In Chehalis, WA to be exact. Gathering Grace Farm is on a picturesque farm, complete with a barn, forest, and large front yard that is perfect for ceremonies and parties into the night. The house itself is full of character. It boasts a large kitchen and five bedrooms — which is perfect if you’re looking for a place to stay before your big day.

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

9 Best Elopement Locations in Iceland

My hubby, Zach, and I spent 8 days driving the Ring Road in Iceland this May. We made sure to stop at every waterfall, cliff side viewpoint and black sand beach possible, although my favorites were always the lesser known places. As landscape and adventure photographers, it was everything we could have dreamed of! All of Iceland lends itself well to photography, but listed below are the best elopement locations we found.

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Beach Elopement Scouting — Salt Creek Recreation Area

Growing up on the East side of Washington meant that trips to the beach were a special, once a year occasion, complete with a six hour drive each way. Now that I live in Tacoma, I'm taking full advantage of the proximity to the Pacific and I'm lucky to have married a West coast native who knows all of Western Washington's best kept secrets!