We are a husband & wife team. Based in the mountains of Montana & Washington State, we’ve been photographing and filming couples since the start of 2021.
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When we first chatted with these two, we knew we were going to be great friends… and surprise, surprise we are! We couldn’t help but get excited for their day and to finally meet them in person! Their Lake Crescent elopement was absolutely perfect, but we want you to hear it from them:
“Look no further.. Venture to Elope is the way to go!! We were unsure where to start with our elopement and I’m so glad we found Hannah and Adam! From the start they wanted to know everything about us and everything we wanted for our day. From then on they were very hands on, communicative, resourceful, informative, professional and accommodating!!!!! These two are great humans who really care about you. They made our day even more special with their fun spirit and positive attitude!
On top off all that, our pictures and video came out PERFECT! They blew every vision we had out of the water! We aren’t the most photogenic, but they were amazing at coaching us and creating scenes naturally through our own actions. Their vision is stunning. We CANNOT wait to work with them again in the future!”
– Hailey + Jacob
Hailey and Jacob chose to elope at Lake Crescent in the northernmost part of Washington (one of our favorite Washington elopement locations). It’s a part of the Olympic National Park, and it’s one of the deepest lakes in the United States. There is a small lodge situated along the shore of the lake and next to the Olympic Highway. If you want to be right on the lake, we recommend either staying at the Lake Crescent Lodge, camping at the Fairholme Campground, or finding a nearby Airbnb.
In order to enter the Olympic National Park, you will need a National Park Pass. You can either get an Annual Pass (if you visit a lot of National Parks, this is totally worth it) or just purchase a Day Pass. Along with that, you will need to apply for a Special Use Permit in order to have a wedding ceremony within the park.
There are so many fun things to do at and around Lake Crescent. You can camp at Fairholme Campground or Sol Duc Campground. Speaking of the Sol Duc, check out Sol Duc Falls or go to developed Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort! There are some other fun hikes in the area like Marymere Falls and the Spruce Railroad Trail. You can also kayak or canoe along the lake, which would make for a super fun adventure!
Not only did we explore around the Lake Crescent area, but we also walked amongst the trees! The Olympic National Park is known for it’s temperate rainforests with moss-covered Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, and Western Hemlock trees. So, of course we had to adventure! If you want to explore the forests in the PNW, definitely check out the Hoh Rain Forest and the Quinault Rain Forest.
We finished out their full day elopement adventure with the Washington Coast! One of our favorite beaches is Ruby Beach because it has lots of sand, rock formations, and tide pools. We explored the beach with Hailey and Jacob, showing them different sea creatures and our favorite little spots. They enjoyed a beach picnic complete with pizza and whiskey. As the sun set, they danced to their favorite song, barefoot on the beach! It was the perfect end to an incredible day!
Hannah and Adam are a Montana and PNW-based Elopement Photographer + Videographer Team traveling across the US and abroad to capture couples' special days. They firmly believe love is love, Black lives matter, and in respecting our planet.
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