Mackenzie & Quentin contacted us for a very last minute change of wedding plans back in early summer. They had originally planned to tie the knot in Hawaii, but after Covid-19 upended their carefully thought out wedding plans, and knowing that any celebration they intended to have this year would have to be without the physical presence of their loved ones on the East Coast, they reached out to us to find a beautiful location here at home in the PNW for them to say their vows instead. We decided on a secluded, lakeside spot in Snoqualmie Pass for their elopement.

The very next week, on a foggy early morning surrounded by the mountains and Lake Keechelus, Mackenzie and Quentin said their vows. We wandered around the lake withe them for portraits for an hour or so afterwards, before they headed home to their dog, Seattle apartment, and a sweet meal together afterwards. It was such a wonderful reminder that elopements don’t need to have a ton of frills or complicated timelines, they can be as simple or as elaborate is you like, and it was such a joy to pull off a wedding day for these two in such a strange time. In a backwards way, I’m immensely grateful for the pandemic disrupting our year so much, because otherwise we never would have had the chance to meet these two wonderful people, or document their love story. So in terms of a trade-off, it was one I’m very happy making.

Officiating by Eric of Happy Heart Ceremonies

Hair & Makeup by Anne Timss