Winnifred + Michael

A mere 40 or so miles from Seattle lies Rattlesnake Lake and Rattlesnake Ledge; a beautiful gem in the Cascade foothills of Washington and the perfect setting for this adventure elopement. We had gone to Seattle the day before, to explore and celebrate our seven year wedding anniversary. The next day after breakfast we traveled to Rattlesnake Lake to meet Winnifred + Michael for this intimate elopement shoot! Passing by our fellow hikers and hearing their well wishes, Winnifred was a total rockstar doing the 4+ mile Rattlesnake Ledge hike in heels! This rare sunny March day in the Pacific Northwest coupled with dancing under the trees and lots of friendly hikers and their dogs, we wouldn’t have wanted to spend our anniversary any other way than hiking up a mountain for an adventurous Washington elopement!

Rattlesnake Lake, WA

A view of the Rattlesnake Ledge from Rattlesnake lake. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Winnifred stands in Rattlesnake Lake in front of Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael holds Winnifred on the shore of Rattlesnake Lake. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Winnifred stands in Rattlesnake Lake with the view of the trees behind her. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Winnifred stands near Rattlesnake Lake with Rattlesnake Ledge in the background. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred near a boulder along the trail to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
A view of the forest along the Rattlesnake Ledge trail. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred dance near the trees on the trail to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michale and Winnifred dance near the tress on the trail to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred dance along the trail up to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael holds Winnifred near the trees on the trail to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
The flower bouquet laying on a rock on the trail up to Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred look out on the view of Washington state from the cliff of Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
The view from Rattlesnake Ledge cliff out onto the state of Washington. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael helps Winnifred along the cliff of Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred kiss while standing near the cliff of Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred kissing near the ledge overlooking Rattlesnake Lake. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Winnifred rests her head on Michael along the cliff of Rattlesnake Ledge that overlooks Rattlesnake Lake. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Winnifred and Michael kissing along the cliff of Rattlesnake Ledge, overlooking Washington state. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael holds Winnifred standing near the cliff on Rattlesnake ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred standing on the ledge of Rattlesnake Ledge above Rattlesnake Lake. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred hold hands with a view of Washington state in the background. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred kiss while standing near Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred kissing while standing near Rattlesnake Ledge, overlooking Washington.
Michael and Winnifred kissing while standing on Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.
Michael and Winnifred hold eachother while standing on Rattlesnake Ledge. Elopement adventure shoot at Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington.