Hannah and Phil’s Sunrise Lake Elopement by Seattle Wedding Photographer Brandi Potter
Very Very early on a Saturday morning I woke up and drove out to Berea to meet Hannah and Phil for their intimate elopement. Hannah changed behind her jeep with her Mom and then spun around in her beautiful dress for me before coming down the small trail with her Dad. Their ceremony was the sweetest, shortest one I think I’ve ever photographed.
After the ceremony her brother pulled up on a small fishing boat and we hoped in to go off to some of Hannahs favorite spots on the lake to do part of their portraits. While we didn’t get the fog that we were hoping for, we did get to see the nesting bald eagles and their baby soaring around. We finished up at a sunflower patch, which wasn’t quite as tall as I imagined, but also 100% better.
I’m going to throw it out into the universe that I would love to shoot more elopements, especially the kind at sunrise. It’s incredible light, you may get some cool fog, and you’re done in time to take a nice nap before lunch. You could even have a quick elopement before work during the week. Everyone wins with elopements.