Sarah + Sam

Just along Washington State's Highway 14, mere steps from the highway itself, lies an old stone building known by some as the Skamania Stone House. Google search results for the location are scattered with GPS points and step by step instructions to finding the house, because if you blink, you just might miss it. Nestled in the pure green forest, it is the most breathtaking place for an elopement. Sarah + Samuel have a love story for the ages. A few months back they decided to take the plunge and elope at the magical Skamania Stone House. With their two adorable children and Sarah's siblings in tow, they traveled nearly three hours to the forest along the Columbia River Gorge. Teaming up with Trixie Ortiz of Younique Events and Design, she brought the richness of the Skamania Stone House to life with all of her elegant and deliciously Pacific Northwest touches. And is it really a wedding in the Pacific Northwest if it doesn't involve rain? They say rain on your wedding day is good luck...well, we aren't sure who "they" are but we know that Sarah + Samuel won't need luck. Weathering the relentless rain in the lush forest of Washington, these two lovebirds are clearly meant to last.

Coordination/Planning: Younique Events and Design

Hair/Makeup: Victoria Lou Hair

Skamania County, WA

The wedding scene for Sarah and Sam at Skamania House. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Candles were set throughout Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Decorations set through Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The stone walls at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The fireplace hearth at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The scene for Sarah and Sam's wedding at 
        Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Water drops down the moss at Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Candles glowing at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The woods surrounding Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A dinner table set at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The surrounding woods at Skamina House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam gets his son ready for the ceremony in Skamania, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam gets ready at Skamania House, Washington during their Oregon Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam stands for a picture at Skamania House, Washington during their Oregon Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam hugs his daugther while they wait at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and his son stand side by side at Skamania House, Washington during their Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A view overlooking the house at Skamania in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The rings for the wedding sit inside a box at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and his children wait at the altar in Skamania, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah's daugter stands with the box of rings at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam watches Sarah as she walks up to the altar at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah approahces the altar at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam watches Sarah at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam smiles at Sarah at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam hold each others hands at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam stand at the altar together at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah smiles at Sam at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam stand together at the altar at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam hold hands at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah at Sam as they stand at the altar at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam recite their vows at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam puts a ring on Sarah's finger at Skamania House. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah, Sam, and their children hug at Skamania House in Oregon. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah puts a ring on Sam's finger at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah pours sand into a bottle at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah helps her daughter pour sand at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah helps her son pour sand at Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam go in for a kiss at Skamania House in Oregon. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah kiss at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah smiles at her children at Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah leave the altar at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah stands holding her boquet with Sam at the Skamania House in Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah kiss at Skamania House in Oregon during their Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam kisses Sarah on the cheek at Skamania House, Washington during their Oregon Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam stand side by side at Skamania House, Washington during their Oregon Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah sit next to each other on a log at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon for her Oregon Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah at Skamania House, Washington during their Adventure. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam brushes Sarah's hair aside at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam kiss under a tree at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam kiss under a tree at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam share a moment under a tree at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam dips Sarah at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah leads Sam through the woods at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah leads Sam through the woods at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah leads Sam through the forest at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam hold hands at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
The lit candles at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A bottle of champagne and two candles at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Champagne sits in a chilled silver bucket at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam pops open a bottle of Champagne at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam pours a bottle of champagne at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam cheering with glasses of champagne at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A wedding cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A wedding cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam cut the wedding cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A close up of the wedding cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Sam feed each other cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Same eat cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah and Same feed each other cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sam and Sarah feed each other cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
Sarah feeds her children cake at Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.
A view of Skamania House, Washington. Elopement photography in Portland Oregon by Sienna Plus Josh.