Earlier this summer, Hannah got an inquiry from Jennifer asking if she would photograph her wedding. Hannah was immediately ecstatic because she was available for their wedding date! Jennifer told Hannah, though, that her and her fiance (now husband), Mathias, had originally planned an Artist Point Elopement. But unfortunately, Artist Point was closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, so they were planning on getting married at the church that they both grew up at. Their wedding was beautiful and they were able to have everyone they loved there. Adam second shot their wedding with Hannah, which was great! Of course, it was so sweet that they were able to get married at a place that held lots of meaning to them, but we could both tell that they were both bummed about not being able to elope at Artist Point.
When Hannah got on a phone call with Jen (before her wedding), she told Hannah that she had almost booked a photographer before who really wanted to photograph their elopement at Artist Point. But when their plans changed due to the pandemic, the photographer backed out on them. Of course we were so sad to hear that, but we’re forever thankful that it led them to us! Not only did we photograph their extremely sweet wedding, but we did this adventure elopement session a month after! It was a fun way for them to have their larger wedding with all of their family and friends, and then still get the beautiful Artist Point elopement bridals at their original location. It was perfect! Mount Baker was out the whole night, and Mount Shuksan turned red for us as the sun went down.
Our favorite part, though, was that Jen and Mathias camped with us! After some off-roading, we found a free camp spot on the North Fork Nooksack River that was awesome! Jen and Mathias met us at the trail and then we helped them basically four wheel down the dirt road to our private spot. It was quite the adventure. There were tons of bugs, but the views were absolutely stunning! We even had our own private view of Mount Shuksan from our spot. Imagine waking up to THAT in the morning!
When we got back to the camp spot that night, we made a huge fire. We talked all night long, and it was so nice just being able to connect with Jen and Mathias outside of taking their photos. We really hope that we have the opportunity to do this more often because not only are they the coolest people ever, but we genuinely consider them our friends and we can’t wait to camp with them again!
Video by Adam Osness
Photos by Hannah Falk