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Adventurous PNW Elopement In The Snowy Winter

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Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize that winter elopements are so underrated! Sure, there’s a little weather risk, but also a whole lot of reward when you open your heart to the possibility. And that’s exactly what Molly and Logan did. They wanted an Adventurous PNW Elopement elopement, and I don’t think we could have asked for a more perfect or beautiful day!

I don’t think I ever saw smiles leave their faces. It didn’t matter what the weather was doing or the fact that they were freezing, they were locked in on each other and completely present. They left a lot of the planning and decision-making up to me since they were traveling from Louisiana. After hearing more of their story, I knew I wanted to make sure their day was not only full of adventure but left space for them to just be together- something they truly value.

The PNW: Rattlesnake Lake, Middle Fork, and Mount Si

We ended up having some snow at some of the lower elevation areas. So, instead of potentially getting stuck in The Pass, we explored the North Bend area. Rattlesnake Lake and Middle Fork were covered in snow and could not have been more beautiful. There were times it was coming down pretty heavy, which we didn’t expect. But, when you’re up for an adventure, anything goes, right?

We spent a lot of time in each location, exploring and just taking in the environment around us. Once at Middle Fork, Molly and Logan decided that was the place they would exchange their vows. It was one of the sweetest, most intimate vow and ring exchanges I have witnessed or had the honor of photographing. And to think this trip was originally just a vacation for two people dating turned into a decision to get married! They threw out tradition in exchange for a more intimate setting where it was just the two of them. I’d say this is their best adventure yet and only the beginning!

Congratulations Logan and Molly! Cheers to a lifetime of adventure and bringing balance to each other!

Bridal bouquet in the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Wedding ring details in the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Winter elopement at Rattlesnake Lake. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex wedding at Rattlesnake Lake. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bridal portraits of same sex couple. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Snowy elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Same sex elopement in the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Snowy winter elopement in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple walking along Rattlesnake Lake in the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple standing in front of Rattlesnake Lake in the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement in the snow at Rattlesnake Lake. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex elopement in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement details. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Snowy winter elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Adventurous PNW Elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Adventurous PNW Elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Adventurous PNW Elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Adventurous PNW Elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.

“Logan is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever met. She’s always paying attention to every little thing and finding ways to show me just how much she loves me. I think that keeps me falling more in love every single day is how effortless it all feels and the balance we bring to each other. Relationships are absolutely a give and take, but they can’t always be 50/50. Sometimes one of us needs 75% and only has 25% left to give, and there’s never a struggle to satisfy the need. We show up for each other every day, in every situation, with nothing but support and the desire to help.” – Molly

“Loving Molly is the easiest thing in the world. Falling for her was instant for me and continues to grow daily. She makes loving her as natural to me as breathing. We had a tragedy happen with one of our mutual friends that really just kind of solidified our feelings toward each other. Our support for one another early on was very clear. It was shortly after that night that I knew she was someone big for me. It wasn’t anything specific that she did it was just genuinely who she was. I saw her and she saw me. I think that’s rare to truly see and be able to understand someone.” – Logan

LGBTQ elopement in WA state. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple holding hands looking off towards the mountains. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Snowy winter elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Vow exchange at Middle Fork in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Vow exchange at Middle Fork bridge in the WA. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Vow exchange at Middle Fork bridge in the WA. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Vow exchange at Middle Fork bridge in the WA. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex couple portraits during intimate elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple kissing along the Snoqualmie River during elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex couple portraits during intimate elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex couple portraits during intimate elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex couple portraits during intimate elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple playing in the snow during elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Ring exchange during winter elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Ring exchange during winter elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple walking through the snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Middle For Bridge in WA state covered in snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Couple walking on Middle Fork bridge covered in snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Winter elopement for same sex couple getting married in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Winter elopement for same sex couple getting married in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple hiking through the mountains for snowy elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Middle Fork bridge in the winter with snow. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple popping champagne to celebrate marriage. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple popping champagne to celebrate marriage. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.Elopement picnic. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement picnic. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Elopement picnic. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple having a picnic in the snow at Middle Fork bridge. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple having a picnic in the snow at Middle Fork bridge. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple having a picnic in the snow at Middle Fork bridge. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple having a picnic in the snow at Middle Fork bridge. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Winter elopement in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Mount Si wildlife | Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple portraits at Mount Si. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple portraits at Mount Si. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple portraits at Mount Si. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Adventurous PNW Elopement for same sex couple. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple being playful during elopement. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride kissing bride's hand. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Couple walking through field at Mount Si. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.
Same sex couple married during elopement in the PNW. Photo by Megan Montalvo Photography.

To see more elopements photographed by MMP, click here!

Megan Montalvo is an Adventurous 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. Hannah says:

    What a dreamy day to elope in the pacific northwest during the winter. You truly can not go wrong with eloping near Seattle!

  2. omg such a dreamy day! The snow made everything so magical! you captured them and their love so perfectly!

  3. What a winter wonderland! You did a beautiful job capturing their elopement in this gorgeous location. That snow looks like so much fun!

  4. Sierra says:

    Ahh what a fun and beautiful elopement! I love the joy that you captured and the fact that it was snowing is so fun! Love it!

  5. Clarissa says:

    Holy cow these are just magical! Winter elopements are definitely underrated.

  6. Sam says:

    These are absolute proof that love wins always. Even if it’s snowing! What a perfect day, congrats to them!

  7. Marta says:

    Snowy elopements are the absolute best, so magical! Your photos are so stunning and I love all the moments you captured!

  8. This looks like the most magical elopement! I love their wedding looks & the contrast it gives with the snow. You captured the day beautifully!

  9. Dakotah says:

    The snow adds the perfect touch to this picture perfect PNW elopement. Love how you captured their elopement story!

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