Olympic Nationwide Park Winter Elopement • Xsperience Pictures


This early winter elopement takes place within the serene Northwest nook of the US, Olympic National Park of Washington. The park sprawls throughout a number of completely different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests. Since we aren’t skilled rock climbers, we saved it easy and hiked to Marymere Falls earlier than taking within the views of Lake Crescent.


Are you able to elope in Olympic Nationwide Park within the winter? Effectively it’s actually colder than the opposite months, however the chill within the air is tolerable (not less than for this Minnesota gal;). I personally want it to the crowds Summer time and Fall brings to the park. It’s unbelievable to have a spot of such magnitude all to yourselves. We have been there late November so we beat the snow, nevertheless snow could be a good looking contact to your journey, supplying you with some fairly epic marriage ceremony photographs.

On most Winter days in Olympic Nationwide park you’ll be able to count on the long-lasting Washington fog and mist. Or straight up rain. At the very least that’s what I used to be anticipating, however as quickly as we completed the hike we had nothing however clear skies and solar. I do know, I do know…yay!! Effectively, I personally hoped for the moody romantic fog, however one factor I’ve discovered from being an elopement photographer is you should embrace the climate mom nature provides you otherwise you’re setting your self up for disappointment. As soon as I accepted that I wasn’t going dwelling with that refined advantageous artwork, moody look I had in thoughts, I allowed myself to benefit from the solar on my face and the unbelievable views of Lake Crescent..


For those who’re trying to find a quaint cabin within the woods on your elopement, look no farther. Lake Crescent Lodge has lovely little cabins or cottages good for you and your accomplice, and household should you select to carry them alongside.

The comfy, spacious visitor rooms are nestled among the many large fir and hemlock timber on the shores of gorgeous Lake Crescent. Benefit from the easy magnificence of yesteryear within the antique-furnished foyer as you unwind by the stone fire, or settle in to the comfy solar porch and soak up a spectacular sundown over the lake.


Lake Crescent Lodge gives advantageous eating, drinks and lake entry to…sure you guessed it…Lake Crescent. Probably the most iconic photograph alternative there’s the lengthy pier with the lake and mountains within the background. This in fact means you should be respectful and wait your flip, after which be pretty fast to get your shot. One other nice motive to decide on winter or low season.


Irrespective of the season, you’ll be able to get pleasure from this brief, reasonable hike. It’s a couple of mile and half out, and the most important impediment is a fallen tree. Nonetheless, previous hikers have used their tactical abilities to discover a approach round it. Or ought to I say, they simply hike on it. Sure, it’s that large of a tree. The tree itself is now a part of the trail! The opposite difficult a part of the hike is on the very finish if you wish to see the higher a part of the Falls, however even that’s doable. If I can do it with my 40 kilos of digital camera gear, YOU can do it!!! Here’s a glimpse into the sounds of nature and sights you’ll be able to see on the Marymere Falls Hike.


  • 12:45 Meet at Lake Crescent Lodge
  • 1:00 Marymere Falls Hike
  • 3:00 Develop into Marriage ceremony Apparel
  • 3:30 Vows
  • 4:00 Sundown Photographs on the Lake
  • 4:30 Drinks and Dinner on the Lodge

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