The worst thing about being a wedding photographer is already having booked a wedding the same day as a friend’s wedding. I unfortunately had to miss Noelle + Braden’s wedding back in July but was stoked to be able to photograph their elopement prior to the wedding day in one of their favorite places on the Olympic Peninsula. I’ve known Noelle + Braden for a few years now and in that time they have become such good friends of mine. They’re some of the nicest and most talented individuals I know. Noelle is a crazy good photographer and Braden is the mastermind behind the Alpine NW workshops.
I tagged along to venture up to the top of a mountain where they had a private ceremony with their best friends. Afterwards, we walked back down and had a little picnic before heading back up to snag some portraits during golden hour. And let me just say this was the most golden, golden hour I have ever seen. Below are some of my favorites. Enjoy!