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Hurricane Ridge Elopement with a Moonlit Hike | Krystyna + Pat

It’s days like this one that not only remind me why I love being an elopement photographer, but why I was made for it. Every decision, every couple, every little detail…it’s all been built, created and grown with intention. It what allows me to connect, guide and capture the raddest couples, just like Krystyna and Pat. Their Hurricane Ridge elopement is one that I’ll remember forever.

Their day looked like…

A slow morning in a rad Airbnb right outside Port Angeles. Casually getting ready along the water. A private first look where they could include their pup. A giddy drive to the trailhead. A dreamy hike among wildflowers and mountain tops to a destination you’ve never seen. Handwritten vows as the sun sets around you. Cake. Champagne. Moonlight giggles. No expectations, no rules, no rush- just going with the flow and letting the day unfold.

At one point as I was walking behind Krystyna and Pat, I overheard them say…”This is better than we could have ever envisioned.”

That’s what your day should feel like! AND- if we just so happen to hike back down under the moonlight, I won’t complain. Thank you, Krystyna and Pat, for just being you. Thank you for being present with each other and allowing me the honor or documenting your perfect day!

Just married signs and elopement details | Megan Montalvo PhotographyTreehouse AirBnb in Port Angeles | Megan Montalvo Photography
Treehouse AirBnb in Port Angeles | Megan Montalvo PhotographyDog on the left and groom on the right getting ready for elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom petting dog before elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride getting ready in Treehouse Airbnb for elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride putting in earrings | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal portrait inside treehouse in Port Angeles, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
First look in field for bride and groom | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom first look | Megan Montalvo Photography

As much as Krystyna and Pat wanted a private elopement at Hurricane Ridge, they also wanted to make sure Apollo was part of their day. After all, he did play a big roll in ensuring this day would happen!

We found each other on an online dating platform and went out for our first dinner date a few weeks later. After finishing our meal, we relocated to the bar for a few cocktails and proceeded to lose track of time until last call was announced. Realizing I didn’t want to wait to see her again, I asked Krystyna if she wanted to go for a hike the following morning. This stroll through the woods near my house turned out to be her first date with my dog, Apollo, who immediately approved of her. We both agreed there was no way we were going to let this one go! – Pat
Bride and groom with dog | Megan Montalvo PhotographyBride and groom with dog | Megan Montalvo Photography
Treehouse AirBnb in Port Angeles, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom helping bride with hiking shoes | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom hiking Hurricane Ridge for elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom hiking Hurricane Ridge for elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows on top of Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows on top of Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows on top of Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows on top of Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom exchanging vows on top of Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Newlyweds putting just married signs on hiking backpacks | Megan Montalvo PhotographyBride and groom hiking down Hurricane Ridge with "just married" signs | Megan Montalvo Photography
Hurricane Ridge hiking elopement under moonlight | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom kissing his wife at sunset at Hurricane Ridge elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom at sunset at Hurricane Ridge elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom kissing under moonlight at Hurricane Ridge elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Hurricane Ridge elopement at nightfall | Megan Montalvo Photography
Pat and I had our huge family “wedding” and it was fun being with friends and family but we are so happy we did it our way first.. Now that we had both worlds we HIGHLY recommend an elopement to anyone that wants to hear it hahah. We can’t stop dreaming about how amazing it was and how insanely perfect your photos are. – Krystyna
I am so thankful they did it their way too. Because this….this is magic!
Champagne under moonlight at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo PhotographyChampagne and cake at elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Champagne and cake at elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom eating cake under moonlight at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom toasting with champagne under moonlight at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom picking up his wife under the moonlight at Hurricane Ridge | Megan Montalvo Photography

To see more elopements photographed by MMP, click here!

Megan Montalvo is a Washington 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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