The Best Washington Photo Locations

The top Washington locations for Elopements and Engagement Photos

Eloping in Washington offers couples a breathtaking and intimate experience amidst nature's grandeur. The state's diverse landscapes, including Olympic National Park, showcase lush rainforests, rugged coastlines, and alpine peaks. Artist Point, with its panoramic views of Mount Baker and the North Cascades, provides a stunning backdrop for a romantic ceremony. North Cascades National Park, known for its pristine wilderness and alpine lakes, adds an adventurous touch to the elopement experience. Washington's natural beauty, coupled with its marriage-friendly regulations, makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a memorable and picturesque elopement surrounded by the Pacific Northwest's awe-inspiring scenery.

Timeless Washington Photo Locations

1: REACH OUT BY FILLING OUT MY CONTACT FORM

Have you looked over my website and you're liking what you see? Fill out my contact sheet to get in touch!
The form is a little long, but it's how I get to know you and be able to start some research on your ideal day! I'll make sure to get back to you within 24 hours.

2: I'LL SET UP A PHONE CALL TO TALK DETAILS

Once you submit an inquiry, I'll be in touch about times to get together and talk! This is usually done through zoom, but if you're local to Salt Lake, I would love to take you out to coffee!
I'll make sure I do some research and come in with some ideas based off the questions you answered in your contact form, but this is also the time to ask me all the questions you may have, tell me about all the ideas you have about how you want your day to go, and really just get to know me a bit as well! We spend a lot of time together on this day, so I want to make sure we feel like great friends!

3: WE START PLANNING YOUR DREAM DAY

Once you're in my books, I'll be sending over all my location guides, hotel reccomendations, hikes I love, my favorite things to do in the area, and more! I'll be mailing you a 60 plus page guide that covers how to elope A to Z!
I'll also start making a Pinterest board that you can collaborate on! There may be categories about poses, locations, detail shots, etc that you can add to.
I'll also make a timeline and a "must have shots" list that you can edit and view so we are on the same page for your day. I'm always avalibile by text or email if you want to talk more about your elopement!

4: CELEBRATE YOU AND YOUR LOVE

It's here!!! Your elopement! We're going to celebrate and party wether it's just the three of us, or your closest family and friends. All the prep work is done, and now you just get to enjoy the time with the love of your life.
I'm here to capture all the little details, fix your hair, hike with y'all, pass out some tissues, and be there to witness the love you share.
Your elopement is going to be such a fun, stress free time, and I'm so stoked to be there!

5: YOU RECEIVE ALL YOUR PHOTOS!

I love sending a sneak gallery within 72 hours so you have 50-100 highlight photos you can share with friends and family almost instantly! Once the highlight gallery is sent, you will get every picture back in 6-10 weeks along with a slideshow set to music and instagram carosuels to share your wedding photos beautifully on social media. 
You can purchase prints through the online gallery and together we can design your album. Your wedding photos are so special and should be printed for loved ones to be able to see and look back on!

Ruby Beach

Eloping on Ruby Beach, Washington, is an enchanting escape where rugged coastline meets untamed beauty. Towering sea stacks, framed by Pacific waves and misty shores, set an ethereal stage for vows. The iconic driftwood-strewn beach, surrounded by lush coastal forests, adds a rustic charm to the celebration. Ruby Beach's dramatic sunsets paint the sky in warm hues, casting a romantic glow over the Pacific panorama. With the rhythmic sounds of crashing waves, couples exchange promises in a secluded haven, creating an intimate connection with nature. This wild and picturesque setting ensures an elopement filled with the raw, untamed allure of the Pacific Northwest.

Beach, Driftwood, Rock Features

No permits required

3.5 hours from Seattle

Photo by Washington 100

Olympic National Park

Eloping in Olympic National Park promises an immersive journey into diverse natural wonders. From the misty Hoh Rainforest to the rugged Pacific coastline, this park offers an unrivaled backdrop for intimate vows. The iconic Hurricane Ridge provides panoramic mountain views, while Sol Duc Falls and Marymere Falls add a touch of enchantment. Couples can exchange promises amidst ancient moss-draped trees or on pristine beaches with sea stacks as witnesses. With its varied ecosystems and ever-changing landscapes, Olympic National Park ensures a dynamic and picturesque celebration, blending the magic of old-growth forests, alpine peaks, and coastal splendor for a truly unforgettable elopement experience.

Forest, Lakes, Mountains

Wedding permit required

3 hours from Seattle

Photo by Lake Crescent Lodge 

Mt Baker

Eloping around the majestic Mt. Baker unveils a breathtaking alpine haven for couples seeking natural beauty and seclusion. The towering peak, crowned with glaciers, provides a majestic backdrop for vows amidst pristine mountain meadows. The North Cascades' rugged landscapes offer hidden alpine lakes and enchanting forests, creating an intimate atmosphere for celebration. Whether surrounded by vibrant wildflowers or against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, each moment captures the essence of a romantic escape in the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Baker's serene charm, coupled with the ever-changing seasons, ensures an elopement filled with the timeless allure of alpine splendor and the rugged beauty of the Cascade Range.

Mountains, Lakes

3 hours from Seattle

No permits required

North Cascades

Eloping in North Cascades National Park promises a transcendent celebration amidst untouched wilderness and alpine grandeur. Towering peaks, glaciated landscapes, and turquoise lakes create a majestic backdrop for vows, capturing the essence of a pristine mountain escape. Hidden gems like Diablo Lake and Cascade Pass offer secluded settings for intimate ceremonies, surrounded by the serenity of ancient forests. The park's diverse ecosystems, from dense woodlands to alpine meadows, provide an ever-changing canvas for love. With its dramatic vistas and rugged beauty, North Cascades National Park ensures an elopement immersed in the untamed allure of the Pacific Northwest, an unforgettable journey into nature's embrace.

Lakes, mountain views, forest 

Permits required

2.5 hours from Seattle

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Mt Rainier 

Eloping in Mt. Rainier National Park invites couples into the heart of Washington's enchanting wilderness. The iconic peak, draped in glaciers and wildflowers, forms a majestic backdrop for vows, creating an unparalleled mountainous sanctuary. Idyllic settings like Paradise Meadows and Reflection Lakes offer serene locations for intimate ceremonies amidst alpine splendor. As the seasons change, so does the landscape, from snow-covered expanses to vibrant autumn hues. Mt. Rainier's timeless beauty, combined with diverse ecosystems and alpine vistas, ensures an elopement immersed in the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, promising couples an ethereal and romantic celebration surrounded by nature's grandeur.

Mountains, waterfalls, meadows

PErmit Required

2 horus from Seattle

Photo by the Mountaineers 

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Washington Elopements

starting at $3300

Washington Engagement Sessions

starting at $1500

What's Included in Packages?

Elopements

Engagements

  • 60 page elopement guide
  • Customized location guide with my favorite airbnbs, activities, specific locations, and vendors
  • Polaroid album at the end of your day
  • Sneak gallery in 72 hours
  • and more!

  • Session prep guide
  • Location guide with specific locations, and cool features
  • Instant polaroids at the end of your session
  • Sneak gallery in 72 hours
  • and more!

Lenora and Owen

"Oh my goodness, 1 million out of 10 stars! Meghan is not only an incredibly talented photographer, but so kind and personable, and FUN to take photos with! She made us feel so comfortable being ourselves for our photos, and her more candid style captured us perfectly. Meghan was super knowledgeable about beautiful places to shoot, as well as what actions for us to do while shooting to help us look and feel natural. I cannot believe how beautiful the photos turned out - I am seriously obsessed. I want to plan/budget for hiring Meghan for all future important events in my life"

Hi! I'm Meghan

I'm an elopement, wedding, and couples photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I travel all over the western US to photograph love stories!
After growing up in Oregon, I moved to Utah for school and graduated with my BFA in theater in 2023. I now use my art and lighting background to craft photos that last lifetimes.
As your photographer, I love helping you plan your elopement or session! Together, we create a Pinterest board so our. ideas are on the same page! I send a 60 page elopement guide to help you plan your day and spark some ideas. I also love sending you on a coffee date to fill out my longish questionnaire! This really helps me craft a session that reflects you.
During your session, I'll be there to provide umbrellas, and warmers, pick up a bottle of champagne, sew a button back on your dress, or anything else you need! Acts of service is my love language and it totally shows in my job!
After your day, I'll hand you a mini album of all the polaroids I took during your elopement day so you have photos before you even leave the location!  You can expect a full sneak gallery within 72 hours so you can share your day or session with your friends and families almost instantly.   

I'm so excited to meet you in Washington!!

How do you scout locations?

I have such a travel bug, so many of the popular elopement destinations you're thinking of, I've been to! If I haven't, Google Earth is my bestie. I read up on places in websites, and get to the location early to nail down some final spots before your day!

How do we spend 4-6 hours eloping?

Eloping is so much more than a quick ceremony! Many people spend the day together hiking, getting ready, having a ceremony, taking formal portraits, and spending time with your closest family and friends!

How many people can we bring?

This really depends on the place you choose! I define elopements as 10 guests or under, and micro weddings as 40 guests and under. Some locations have designated spots for ceremonies that have a cap on the amount of people you can bring. While outside, we always want to make sure we keep the enviorment healthy!

Can we elope just the two of us?

Totally! Sometimes it's easier to get legally married in a courthouse, then hold your ceremony and festivities at a different time! There are a few places you can self solomize too!

Should we still hire vendors for our elopement?

Yes! I'll send a whole guide on who you should hire to be a vendor at your elopement! Besides a photographer, elopement planners and catereors are awesome to have join you on your day to help everything run smoothly!

Do we have to hike?

Nope! I know sooo many spots that are a short walk, an overlook, or the backyard of a sick AirBnb!

How do we choose where to elope?

This is seriously the hardest part because there are so many stunning places! Think about who you want with you on your day and what the general landscape should be! I have loads of reccomendations if you're not 100% sure of a spot.

Do you charge travel fees?

The price you see is the price you get! I don't tack on any surprise fees. Any travel is included in your final quote.

What if we want to celebrate with even more people?

If you want to keep the party going, having a reception local to you is a great idea! You can use all your photos to decorate as well!

Let the Adventure Begin!