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Gold Creek Pond Elopement | Aerial + Heath

This past summer Heath proposed to Aerial at Snoqulamie Falls and the two fell in love with the PNW.  So much so, they reached out to me looking for a Seattle Elopement Photographer in hopes of coming back out here for their elopement. To say I was excited to get their inquiry would be an understatement! I was instantly drawn to their story, connecting with their love for travel, but mostly their desire to focus on the two of them.

Aerial and Heath, with some of their closest friends and family, flew into Washington and were married at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA. They had me tearing up all through out the morning as they shed sweet tears of happiness for their long awaited day. These two originally met each other around five years ago while in the Navy and connected with one another through their love for music, fitness and dogs. They are out of the military now and excited to start the next chapter of their lives together as a married couple!

Why Elope?

After spending almost six months living and traveling out of a SUV from Key West, FL all the way to Anacortes, WA, Aerial and Heath said their perspective on life really changed. They drove over 15,000 miles, visited 20 states, 10 National Parks, filled with hiking, climbing, camping, and exploring all for around $5,000. One of the ways their perspective changed was in regards to their ideal wedding. From their own words…”We would much rather have a small elopement and use the rest of that money to travel new places and gain new experiences together.” I know I say it all of the time, but if eloping has crossed your mind, even for the most brief of moments, just say YES.

While everyone has a different perspective on marriage and the path their life takes them, I love when couples value and put first gaining new experiences together. Aerial and Heath – I couldn’t have hand picked a more perfect morning. The emotion, environment and time with your family was everything a photographer dreams of and I’m so honored to have been there to capture it!

Gold Creek Trail and Pond | Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride getting ready for intimate elopement ceremony at Gold Creek Pond | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride getting ready for intimate elopement ceremony at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Foggy morning at Gold Creek Pond | Megan Montalvo PhotographyGroom getting ready for elopement at Gold Creek Pond | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom getting ready for elopement at Gold Creek Pond | Megan Montalvo Photography
First Look at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie Pass. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
First Look at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie Pass. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Emotional first look before elopement ceremony in the PNW. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom first look photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom having fun before elopement in Snoqualmie, WA. Photographed by PNW Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Bride and groom having fun before elopement in Snoqualmie, WA. Photographed by PNW Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography.
Snoqualmie, WA Elopement Photographed by PNW Wedding and Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Snoqualmie, WA Elopement Photographed by PNW Wedding and Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Groom Photos at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom Photos at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Groom Photos at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bridal Portraits at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal Portraits at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA. Photographed by Seattle Elopement and Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement at Gold Creek Pond | Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bride and groom portraits photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond - Snoqualmie, WA Elopement. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Gold Creek Pond - Snoqualmie, WA Elopement. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond - Snoqualmie, WA Elopement. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond - Snoqualmie, WA Elopement. Photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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PNW Mountain Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
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PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
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PNW Elopement photographed by Washington Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Intimate elopement ceremony photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Mountain Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Snoqualmie Pass Elopement | Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
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Snoqualmie Pass Elopement | Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Snoqualmie Pass Elopement | Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Gold Creek Pond | Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Bride and groom eating cake at their Snoqualmie Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
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PNW Elopement Bride and Groom Portraits by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement Bride and Groom Portraits by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Washington Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography, photographs bride and groom at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA.
Washington Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography, photographs bride and groom at Gold Creek Pond in Snoqualmie, WA.
Elopement in the PNW Mountains photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement in the PNW Mountains photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Elopement in the PNW Mountains photographed by Seattle Elopement Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Seattle Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Summer PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
PNW Seattle Elopement | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement photographed by Seattle Wedding Photographer, Megan Montalvo Photography
Bridal portraits in Snoqualmie, WA | Megan Montalvo Photography
Seattle Elopement Photographer | Megan Montalvo Photography
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Interested in having me as your Seattle Elopement Photographer?  Email me today for information and to reserve your date!

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Megan Montalvo is a Seattle Elopement Photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. She offers 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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