Anyone who knows me knows how deeply I love Olympic National Park.

Out of all the places I’ve traveled to, nothing comes close to the immense happiness, peace, and contentment I feel within the park. That being said, you can only imagine the excitement I feel when I get to shoot an amazing couple in a place that feels like home. So when I reached out to vendors to put together this Lake Cushman elopement, I was absolutely ecstatic.

Back in June, I put together some styled shoots for photographers wanting to build their portfolios on the West Coast. This was one of the styled shoots, and I have to say, it might have just been my favorite.

Lake Cushman is located on the east side of the park, just two short hours from Seattle, nestled between the cutest towns. During the day, the lake is bustling with visitors throwing birthday parties and having summer bbqs, but by night, this place turns into a peaceful paradise. Before this shoot, I had never actually visited the lake, though I had seen pictures and was blown away by its beauty.

I knew going into the Lake Cushman elopement shoot that I wanted it to be boho, timeless, and colorful. I was amazed at just how well Jacki, the amazing florist, was able to bring this vision of mine to life. I immediately saw Cristina, the beautiful bride, in her flower crown and thought of the movie Midsommar by Ari Aster. The movie is a thriller and definitely isn’t a happy movie, but the florals within the film are stunning and very similar to what Jacki created for us.

The beautiful location really tied everything together. The mountains, pine trees, and epic sunset we experienced was nothing short of incredible. If you’re on the fence about planning your very own Lake Cushman elopement, let this be your sign.

Check out more elopements that took place in Olympic National Park and helpful resources below!

Lastly, a huge special thanks to the incredible vendor team that helped put this shoot together.

Lake Cushman
A bride and groom laughing in front of Lake Cushman on their elopement day.
A bride sitting around flowers on her wedding day at Lake Cushman.
A bride and groom facing each other at Lake Cushman during their elopement.
A bride facing the camera in front of Lake Cushman.
A bride facing the camera at Lake Cushman wearing a flower crown.
A bride at Lake Cushman holding a bouquet and wearing a large flower crown.
Bright wildflower bouquet.
A bride facing the camera holding a bouquet and wearing a flower crown at Lake Cushman.
A bride and groom hugging in a forest at Lake Cushman.
A bride and groom holding hands in front of Lake Cushman.
A bride and groom laughing in Lake Cushman on their wedding day.
A bride and groom in the water at Lake Cushman on their wedding day.
Lake Cushman elopement in Olympic National Park.
The moon at Lake Cushman.

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