Sunset Mount Rainier Hiking Elopement | Mount Rainier National Park Elopement Photographer


Have you ever seen something so enormous it fills you with awe? Mount Rainier is definitely one of those places for me. This massive, lonely mountain is SO much taller than its surroundings that it often creates its own weather patterns. Accessing the higher portions of the national park can be challenging much of the year due to snow. But when the snowpack recedes in late summer another surprise awaits visitors – meadows of wildflowers! The area was appropriately named “Paradise” a long time ago. With wildflowers and close up views of the peak, it was the perfect place for Jordan and Noah’s Mount Rainier hiking elopement!

As we hiked up the Skyline Trail we saw marmots just lounging about in the wildflower meadows. It was a perfectly balmy summer afternoon in Paradise. We checked the snow/trail report at the visitor center before heading out, but decided to change their ceremony location on the fly so we didn’t have to walk through some icy bits on the trail. Safety first! It changed the overall timeline of their day, but we were having so much fun it didn’t really matter. That’s the nice thing about elopements – getting to change the timeline and not worry or feel bad about it!

These two had so much fun talking to everyone on the trail, dancing in the dazzling golden hour light, laughing at each other’s jokes, and sweetly loving on each other. They even brought a couple of local beers to celebrate! Then as the sky blazed with sunset color and the peak with alpine glow, these two found the perfect location and shared their vows. It was such a surreal and beautiful moment. Mount Rainier truly put on a show for these two. It was a perfect day filled with so much fun!

These partners navigate a rugged path at Mount Rainier National Park during their Mount Rainier hiking elopement.
Eloping couple walk along a path at Mount Rainier. They decided to have a hiking elopement at Mount Rainier.
This couple had a sunset Mount Rainier hiking elopement.
This couple jump in the air during their Mount Rainier Hiking elopement in Washington.
Fun couple laugh with each other during their hiking elopement adventure at Mount Rainier.
An adventurous young couple embrace in front of the sunset at Mount Rainier National Park during their hiking elopement.

If you’re looking for epic views on your elopement day, you should definitely consider Mount Rainier National Park. Washington is an absolute wonderland and I would love help you plan your very own Mount Rainier elopement! Check out the Mount Rainier website for more info on this amazing national park. And let me know if you’re more excited for the mountain views or the wildflowers when you get in touch 🙂

  1. Carly says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous elopement photos at Mount Rainier National Park ! They are such a beautiful couple. Love the map behind the details !

  2. Christine Dopp says:

    What a beautiful mount ranier elopement! So much style & love!

  3. Naomi Levit says:

    Mount Rainier is such an epic location for an elopement! Love the variety you captured and the colors are beautiful!

  4. Sam K says:

    You captured this elopement beautifully, the light and colours are mesmerising! Mount Rainier National Park looks incredible, I’m sure you all had an amazing day. (I love the lay flats too!) 🙂

  5. Kelcee says:

    These photos are gorgeous!!!! The colors are amazing and how you captured their day is perfect. Also, Mount Rainier’s landscaping is out of this world! Like what?!?!? Sooo cool!!!!

  6. Stacy says:

    What stunning images from a Mount Rainier National Park elopement!! You can tell how much fun the couple had. Everyone should have such a joyous day on their elopement.

  7. Such a beautiful Mount Rainer elopement. Love how you documented the story of their day!

  8. Sierra Jessup says:

    Sooo beautiful! It looks like this couple had a blast and I love the mix of shots you got! What a beautiful day at Paradise as well!

  9. Ann Marie says:

    Love Mt. Rainier so much and these are so beautiful! What a wonderful day on the mountain – love it!!

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