While local to the island, Beth and Richard decided to elope around the island for their wedding celebration. Not one for crowds, they both loved the idea of a more intimate celebration with their daughter, taking pictures around the San Juan Islands.
Saltwater Farm was generous enough to allow them to elope to their property, which was absolutely the perfect setting for a winter wedding on the San Juans. The barn had just been completed, and the beautiful open space was open for us to use. I absolutely love the lighting in here, not to mention that Merriss, Andrew, and Hilary are some of the best people around to work with. I’ve since worked with Saltwater a few more times, and have a lot of weddings booked at Saltwater Farm this season and next. I’m absolutely stoked to work with them as vendors.
They did a first dance in the Saltwater Farm barn, which looked beautiful with the stunning chandelier lights overhead. It was beautiful to see the shared dance between all three of them. Above the barn area is the bridal suite, which looks out over the barn area. It is such a fantastic venue for both indoor and outdoor weddings on the San Juan Islands.
I deeply respect them for doing something that was special to them, and sticking to a very small, intimate elopement experience shared between the three of them.
After we spent time in the barn, we walked over to the ceremony site, passing several of the incredible airstreams on property for guests. The wedding ceremony site overlooks the south end of San Juan Island, with a peak at the Olympic range.
After spending time at Saltwater Farm, we ventured towards the south end of the island for wedding photos out at Cattle Point area. We made a quick stop at the Valley Church, which has hosted the weddings of several of Beth’s siblings here on island. Then, off to the south end!
It was such a fun, relaxed way to spend their wedding day. Even though they grew up on the San Juan Islands, the magic of taking their wedding photos around the islands was still there.
If you are planning a wedding or elopement on San Juan Island, I’d love to talk to you about being your wedding photographer! I have years of experience working and living on the islands, and know the most incredible locations for wedding photos around the San Juan Islands….and the backups for when the light or weather isn’t cooperating.