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January 11, 2024

Fall Elopement at Mount Rainier National Park | Reflection Lake & Myrtle Falls

Fall in Mount Rainier National Park is easily my favorite time of year to elope! The foliage is changing colors, the air is crisp, and the mountain can have some fresh snow after melting all summer. Melaina and Austin chose early September for their elopement and we had the perfect sunrise at Reflection Lake and Myrtle Falls! If you’re interested in an elopement at Mount Rainier National Park this fall, check out my guide here for more information!

Bride and groom holding hands in front of Mount Rainier during their elopement day at Reflection Lake

Ceremony at Reflection Lake

We met at Reflection Lake before sunrise to get to their ceremony spot. It was a peaceful morning with the most perfect clouds over Mount Rainier! Melaina and Austin read their vows as the sun was rising and the clouds started turning pink. It was such a magical way to start their elopement day! After their ceremony, we took some more photos with Mount Rainier in the background and then headed up to Paradise for a short walk to Myrtle Falls!

Portraits with Mount Rainier

We had a perfectly clear day with amazing views of the mountain! It really doesn’t get any better than this!

Hike to Myrtle Falls

After taking some photos along the drive, we headed up to Paradise so we could hike to Myrtle Falls! At only .8 miles roundtrip, it’s doable for everyone! The path is paved almost the entire way and you get incredible views of the mountain with minimal effort. This is a very popular spot so I recommend coming at sunrise for more privacy!

A-Frame AirBNB Reception

After our hike at Myrtle Falls, we headed back to their adorable A-Frame AirBNB in Packwood for cake and to pop champagne! Melaina and Austin had the perfect fall elopement at Mount Rainier National Park! We had amazing views of the mountain, beautiful weather, and made some incredible memories to start off their marriage!

Your Mount Rainier Elopement Photographer

As your elopement photographer, I not only want to capture all the moments that make your elopement unique, but I also love helping you plan a day that’s perfect for you! As someone who is always down for an adventure, I’m ready to do whatever you imagine your elopement to be. From giving your personalized recommendations for every part of your elopement – like the best places to stay and things to do – to creating a detailed timeline to help you get through the day, I want to make your elopement the best day ever! Whatever you choose to do on your wedding day, I’ll be excited and ready to join you!

If you want to know more about my Mount Rainier elopement packages or are ready to start planning the elopement of your dreams, get in touch!

Couple standing in front of Myrtle Falls on their elopement day with Mount Rainier in the background

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