Mai and Ricky had a stunning Mount Rainier National Park Elopement this summer. We had to postpone their session several times due to COVID restrictions and bad weather and I am so glad we did because we ended up with the most perfect day! These two opted to do some engagement photos for the first part of their session and we roamed down one of my favorite little spots to start out sessions at Paradise. After that we did a quick outfit change into their wedding attire and wandered over to Myrtle Falls for their bride and groom portraits. We roamed all over the Paradise side of Mount Rainier all evening going on several different trails and stopping by Reflection lake for a few shots before sunset hit. And we did one last outfit change for some epic sunset photos. It was a flawless day and I am so excited to share these images with you today.
Mount Rainier National Park is probably one of my favorite places, especially for elopements. Heck, we bought a house where we could see it everyday because we love it so much. It provides a little bit of everything with forests, lakes, streams, trails, snowcapped mountains, cliff sides, overlooks and meadows. In the winter you feel like you are in a winter wonderland and in the summer you can be surrounded by wildflowers. Its a location where you just can’t go wrong. There are two entrances to Mount Rainier: Sunrise and Paradise. Sunrise is on the Eastside and is only open May-September due to increased snowfall. Paradise is on the westside and is open year long but once snowfall hits the road is often only open to Longmire and not to Paradise. Do note that since it is a National Park that dogs are not allowed.
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