Brad & Eliza got in touch with me just a few short months before their elopement on Trillium Lake. As soon as they met up with me at the Gold Dust Meridian I knew we were a perfect fit. These two are magnetic, insanely in love and so so genuine. I wanted to be their friend immediately. Eliza is not only insanely gorgeous but she’s the coolest, nicest human ever. Brad is an incredibly talented tattoo artist in Vancouver, WA. Do yourself a favor and check out his work here.
I always ask my couples what are your non negotiable, must haves for their weddings. Brad and Eliza let me know they definitely wanted their day to be low key and intimate. They wanted immediate family present and had fallen in love with the idea of a small, intimate wedding at Trillium Lake at the base of Mt. Hood. They also wanted the photos to feel nostalgic, with an analog vibe, which is what they saw in my work, and why they reached out. We landed on a mix of digital, polaroid and analog photos to capture their elopement.
Trillium Lake is the kind of place that leaves you in complete awe. With the most incredible views of Mt. Hood you will ever see. Theres a small parking lot past the campgrounds, by the boat ramp that is, in my opinion the best place to park. To the left of the ramp you’ll find a long, wide deck that is perfect for an elopement. We originally had planned to have their ceremony in late afternoon but I had a feeling that we should push it back for sunset, and I’m so grateful for them for trusting me on it. The summer sun setting on Mount Hood did not disappoint.