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Mount Rainier Adventure Session | Courtney + James | Mount Rainier Elopement Photographer

Courtney + James were so much fun to take photos of during our Mount Rainier Adventure Session. Between the two of them, the beautiful green, summer wildflowers and of course the mountain herself, I was in complete photographer’s bliss. Waking up at 4am to take these photos at sunrise was worth every minute. Courtney is a sweet photographer friend and fellow military spouse. We met over coffee and talked for hours and I new we would be friends from there on! I loved getting to capture photos of them that really showed Washington’s beauty before JBLM decides to send them off to another new home!

Whether your looking to have a mountain top elopement, engagement session, anniversary photos or simply just a couple’s shoot, Mount Rainier National Park is the place to do it! There are so many endless spots to choose from. Had I lived in a state this beautiful growing up, that definitely would have been the route I went! Each location can look completely different based on the weather and I just love the variety it can add to photographs. We found this beautiful spot thanks to a friend’s recommendation and I found myself drooling out the window as we made our way to the west side of the park. Fun Fact: Mount Rainier Ascends up to 14,410 feet above sea level and is still considered an active volcano. I’m not so sure how I feel about that last part!!

Courtney + James, thank you so much for letting me capture your love for each other. I enjoyed every second of it and am so happy you will have these beautiful photographs to cherish and look back on your time spent in Washington.

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I would love to capture a mountain top elopement at this location in Mount Rainier. Click HERE to contact today if you’re planning to elope or simply want pictures taken and need a photographer!

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  1. Allison

    September 13th, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    So beautiful, Megan!! They will cherish these forever, I’m sure! He looks at her so lovingly 🙂

  2. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    He does!! Those moments are my favorite! 🙂

  3. Autumn Rudolph

    September 14th, 2016 at 12:29 am

    WOW Megan, these are beautiful photos at Mount Rainier! I love the wildflowers and her dress – very boho! What a great looking couple too! Maybe some day my hubby and I can do a mount rainier adventure session with you!

  4. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I would love to capture you and the hubs and would be so honored to do so!! Just let me know when! 🙂

  5. Corey

    September 14th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    These photos at Mt. Rainier are absolutely stunning! The couple is gorgeous and you captured their love for each other perfectly!

  6. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much Corey!

  7. Chelsey

    September 14th, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    So so beautiful! I need photos taken at mount Rainer national park. I love the soft lighting, wildflowers, and of course the location. Stunning work, stunning couple!

  8. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Absolutely! My husband and I definitely want to have some out by the mountain while we are here too! 🙂

  9. Courtney

    September 19th, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Awh, friend! I loved every minute of this session! Thank you so much for everything. You are very talented and captured just what we wanted!

  10. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I’m so so happy you love them and am thankful to have captured you two!

  11. Laura Ryan

    September 19th, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    WOW!!!! What a beautiful Mount Rainier adventure session. These are stunning!!! This is a must-go place for my little family before we move.

  12. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 19th, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I would love to go out there with you and your little family! Maybe 6 months?! 🙂

  13. Esha Hart

    September 20th, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Oh Megan! This session is so beautiful. Oh how I would love to have something like this with my little family.

  14. Megan Montalvo Photography

    September 20th, 2016 at 1:21 am

    You can you can!! I don’t know if I could handle your sweet family in front of the mountains! The pictures would be too pretty for words!!


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