Mt. Hood Forest Elopement - Oregon Elopement Photographer
A romantic AirBNB elopement in the rainy Mt. Hood forest.
I don't even know where to start with these two. They're the cutest couple, sweetest people, and their elopement was incredible. They rented a cute little AirBNB in a town nearby the Mt. Hood National Forest. It was absolutely stunning with twinkling lights, a creek running UNDER the house, a waterfall out back, and a wooden swing over the creek. We ended up scrapping all the waterfall plans because the spot was so adorable. The pictures on the listing didn't do the place any justice.
They started by getting ready in the cabin on the property. Zoom meetings were running the whole time so their family and friends could still be with them. Their closest friends were there and became their wedding party. They had their first look on the bridge lit by fairy lights, had their ceremony with the waterfall in the background, they took photos dancing in the rain and splashing in the creek, and enjoyed a peaceful evening with their friends. There were so many sweet details during this day from their friend being the officiant, the ring box that Adam made himself for Emily, a piece of jewelry from each of Emily's grandmothers, playing ukulele and singing during vows that had everyone crying, the guests wearing turquoise since it's Emily's absolute favorite, and all the way to Adam's tie having the topography of Iceland (where he proposed).
It was a beautiful day of celebration for a couple that was so clearly thrilled to be married and so in love. I hope you enjoy this shortened view into their wedding. I'm only sharing around 100 of the 500 final images! It was a great honor to be able to capture this day and to see the joy of their marriage blossom even during a pandemic.
Check out the sweet review these two left me.
"We hired Miki last minute after covid changed our wedding plans from a 150 person party in Eugene to an intimate elopement in Mt Hood. I could not have been more overjoyed with stumbling upon Venturing Vows! From the moment we booked her, Miki showed such passion for not only being a great photographer, but for making our day as special as it could possibly be. She went above and beyond to research beautiful hikes in the area for us to have a photo adventure and she was extremely responsive with communication while the rain kept shifting our plans. She even brought extra tools to entertain our new puppy!
"Miki was a joy to be around the day-of and her work flowed seamlessly into our activities. We had a great time taking photos with her! Of course one of the most important things is that the photos are BEAUTIFUL! She captured things just as I would have hoped, and used different styles to ensure that the details and the important moments were well documented. Definitely the best investment of our wedding. Thank you, Miki!"
The Happy Couple (And Luna)
I hope these photos leave you inspired about how beautiful eloping can be and gives you hope that you can still have your dream wedding during these unusual times.
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