North Cascades Elopement Photographer

North Cascades Elopement Photographer

North Cascades Elopement Photographer

for the adventurous souls


You’re looking into your beau’s eyes, you’re overflowing with love, the sun is just about to set over fiery horizon, the mountains are glowing in dazzling pink, you glance around at the incredible scenery and it takes your breath away, you’re dressed to the nines and not a drop of sweat could betray the fact it took some work to get here, you’re eating your charcuterie picnic and cheers-ing champagne with your beloved, your soul is set on fire for sharing this moment together, you’re officially married and you just had the best day of your lives. You’re thinking this isn’t real.

But this could be yours, it could be real! Let’s make this happen!







Hello, I am Cherlyn!

I’m a North Cascades Elopement Photographer and you’re looking at the right person for your North Cascades elopement, whether you’re looking simply for an epic mountain backdrop or if you want to hike or mountaineer to your ceremony location. I grew up in Washington and love everything about the outdoors here, especially the North Cascades! It has a special place in my heart for all the epic views it’s got. After all, it’s nicknamed the American Alps for a good reason!

I love capturing the special moments in the mountains. I love experiencing sunrises and sunsets that make the short nights oh so worth it. I love to see the joy on my couples’ faces when they are in their happy place with their favorite people (or person!). And I am so stoked that you’re checking out my page! Elopements are all about you and I’d love to capture your special day when you tie the knot (or even just for an adventure session). No fuss, just you and nature, what would be better than that? And my friends, I can’t wait to meet you and hopefully go on an adventure with you too!

So, what are you waiting for? Want to know more about adventure elopements? Learn more about different sessions you can choose from, check out my photography style, or read more about me.

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What can you do during your North Cascades elopement?

Well the most obvious one: hiking! But there’s plenty more you can do such as:

  • Biking
  • Climbing
  • Backpacking
  • Paddle boarding
  • Canoeing
  • Lake-side picnic
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowshoeing


Where to elope in the North Cascades?

Where do we even start??? Well, it depends on if an activity is important to you or views and the time of year! But here’s my personal short list of places with epic views:

  • Washington Pass
  • Cutthroat Pass
  • Maple Pass
  • Ruby Mountain
  • Crater Mountain
  • Lake Diablo 
  • Ross Lake
  • Eldorado Peak
  • Sahale Arm
  • Cascade Pass


When to elope in the North Cascades?

This depends on what you want to do! Generally, summer time, July-September is the best time for the sunniest weather. June would still be filled with snow and October, the weather gets much colder and snowier. However, in late September-October, that is peak larch season, coniferous trees that turn a beautiful gold in the fall! If you don’t know what that is, check out my larch blog here. If you’re looking for wildflowers, July is prime season. September is also great for cooler temperatures. For a good portion of winter, the main North Cascades Highway closes due to avalanche activity, but there’s still plenty of mountains to explore if you’re into backcountry skiing or snowshoeing! The best time is spring, around March or April when there’s enough snow on the ground starting from the trailhead, and to maximize the fun snow travel.



My Process

I can’t wait to get to know you!! The first step is filling out the contact form and I’ll reach out to set up an informal chat with the both of you so we can start a vision board and begin to piece together the puzzle that is elopement planning. I’ll be your right-hand gal, whether you need help finding more vendors or figuring out the small details. I’ll be your main hype woman the day of, making sure that everything runs smooth and capturing the best day of your lives!!!  Are you ready for this?


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