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Artist Point Elopement with Erin and Ryland

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If you are considering eloping rather than having a traditional wedding, you are likely wondering how to do it and what it will all look like for you. The beauty of it all is that there’s no exact formula across the board. Everyone does it a little differently, molding their day to be unique to them. That’s exactly how it should be and exactly what Erin and Ryland did for their Artist Point Elopement.

What I love most about these two is their love of adventure but even more than that, the way they go about it together. When I asked Erin and Ryland to tell meTraveling across the country together with 1 truck, a rooftop tent, all our stuff in storage, only 1 of us employed, only 1 of us had ever been to the state, knowing no one in the state, and no plan on where we were living BUT knowing it was all going to be okay because we were together and on our adventure!!”

Heather Meadows and Artist Point

I had the honor of witnessing that firsthand. For their elopement, they simply wanted to take on an adventure together, but not before being mindful of the people they love most. They wanted their parents and grandparents to be able to witness their elopement ceremony with the backdrop of their new state behind them. Their ceremony took place at Heather Meadows. Then, after a celebration with their family, they put on their hiking boots and we set off for Artist Point. The roads were closed, so we had quite the hike ahead of us. I think their family thought we were a little crazy, but they couldn’t wait and it was 100% worth it!

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day or stunning views. Congratulations Erin and Ryland. Cheers to a lifetime of adventures together!

Mount Baker Elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Dress hanging from front door at Airbnb. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
First look at Mount Baker before elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
First look at Mount Baker before elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
First look at Mount Baker before elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom portraits. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Bride and groom portraits. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom portraits at Mt Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Black and white photo of bride and groom kissing. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Mount Baker elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Groom watching the bride walk down the path to elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Father walking bride down to soon-to-be husband. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement ceremony at Heather Meadows. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement ceremony at Heather Meadows. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement ceremony with immediate family at Heather Meadows. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange vows during intimate elopement ceremony. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange vows during intimate elopement ceremony. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Groom wipes tear from bride during elopement ceremony at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange vows during elopement ceremony at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange vows during elopement ceremony at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange vows during elopement ceremony at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom exchange rings during elopement ceremony at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Heather Meadows Elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and grooms first kiss | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Mount Baker elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple elopes with immediate family at Mount Baker. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Cake cutting and toasts at Mount Baker after elopement ceremony. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Toasts at Mount Baker after elopement ceremony. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom toasts. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple hiking for elopement at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple hiking for elopement at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bridal portraits at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bridal portraits at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom portraits at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Artist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo PhotographyArtist Point elopement | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement at Artist Point | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom eloping at Artist Point. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple elopes at Artist Point in Washington State. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple elopes at Artist Point in Washington State. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple walking down the road after hiking Artist Point during elopement with Megan Montalvo Photography.

Awesome team of vendors:

Bride’s Dress | Samila Bridal

Suit | American Bispoke Tailors

Florist | A New Leaf

Hair and Makeup Artist | Anne Timss

Officiant | Reverend Denise

To see more elopements photographed by MMP, click here!

Megan Montalvo is a PNW Elopement photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. Megan offers intimate wedding and elopement photography to surrounding PNW destinations such as Tacoma, Olympia, Mount Storm King, Lake Crescent, Hurricane Ridge, Mt. Rainier, Lake Quinault, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Leavenworth, Ruby Beach, Cape Kiwanda, Canon Beach and the San Juan Islands.

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  1. Meg says:

    I LOVE these images! Your edits are clean and colorful, and you really captured the day so beautifully 🙂 That bouquet is lush and gorgeous, and I love the shot of the couple changing their shoes. Despite the long hike, you timed sunset perfectly and had gorgeous alpenglow. The officiant is a pro for stepping out of frame for their kiss. I also like how you ended on a photo after they changed out of their wedding attire – nice work!

  2. Rita says:

    These trees are so majestic, a wonderful background for their romantic love story! I love their emotions that come through these photos..so ewll captured!

  3. Rita says:

    These trees are so majestic, a wonderful background for their romantic love story! I love their emotions that come through these photos..so well captured!

  4. Alexandria says:

    This is such a beautiful spot for elopements – I’m in love with everything you did!

  5. Wow! Beautiful pictures and the couple are amazing. Your work is stunning

  6. These are just absolutely incredible, if not for an elopement I feel completely inspired to travel here!

  7. Tali says:

    What a perfect day! I love that they included some close family and then had some time to explore themselves. Such a perfect compromise.

  8. christina says:

    woah, those views are unlike anything i’ve ever seen. you captured this beautifully

  9. Dakotah says:

    Love everything about their Artist Point wedding! Your pictures are beautiful and perfectly tell the story of their day. Congrats Erin and Ryland!

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