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Karaline and Robby exchanged vows in Washington state at the beautiful Colchuck Lake. While they were confused as to whether they wanted a large wedding or intimate elopement, they ended up at the breathtaking Colchuck Lake. Karaline and Robby both agreed that the minute they were finished hiking up to this serene area, it was where they wanted to experience such an intimate moment with their closest family and friends

Before we hiked over 14 miles, we woke up early and packed all of the essentials – snacks, water, music, and clothes. The hike to the top was one for the books. Some of us got lost and ended up hiking a little more than we needed to. But, that just makes for more of an adventure! One of my favorite moments was the anticipation of everyone getting ready for Karaline and Robby to exchange vows. Everyone was excited, nervous, and content all at once. All of the emotions and anticipation was beautiful and so special for everyone to experience.

We spent a few hours at the top of the lake exploring the area and taking in the jaw-dropping views. With the sunshine, a quick storm, and the heat, we experienced all different types of weather. However, we felt so relieved and grateful that the sun was shining brightly on them as they exchanged vows. Between Karline’s wildflower and hiking boots and Robby’s patterned shirt, this experience encompassed all they are and represented their adventurous personalities perfectly!

As the day came to an end, we hiked back down to the Jeep and drove back to the cabin. The rest of the night consisted of cleaning up, games, a home cooked meal, and long conversations. Peyton and I were treated so well and had such an amazing time with every single person. The relationships formed were so special.

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I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to help capture this incredible day – big shoutout to Peyton Curry for letting me tag along and shoot alongside her and make some unforgettable memories! Blessed to call her such a wonderful friend and mentor!

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North Cascades Elopement

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Capturing this elopement was incredible! Waking up at 4am was more than worth it- it was an adventure I know we will never forget, and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of it. Although the fog may or may not have impaired our driving just a tad, we still made the best of it! As soon as we got to the cabin, we started capturing getting ready shots. I have no idea how they both managed to look this good this early in the morning! Shortly after we headed out at sunrise of the elopement with just immediate family. Watching them share there love with not just one another but their families as well was such an amazing experience. The words exchanged were so powerful and meaningful. After the elopement we came back and ate brunch, hung out with one another, and then took some in home, intimate photos. I can say without a doubt that I had an absolute blast with Jasmine and Andrew. Their love for each other is undeniable – below are a few shots to prove it all!

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