Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Early on a Monday morning in August, as I was driving east from Seattle to Rattlesnake Ledge in the Cascade mountains to meet up with Marin Pitt and Nicholas Stewart, I was thinking it would be a perfect day to photograph their elopement. Rattlesnake Ridge or Ledge,  is a mountain ridge located south of North Bend, Washington. I met them for the first time in the parking lot below the 3,481′ peak. They had just come out to Washington from Salt Lake City with a couple of friends, one of whom was licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in the state. He was wearing a t-shirt with a picture of Jeff Bridges as the DUDE on it. that should have given me a clue. Marin was wearing a whit wedding dress and smoke jumper boots (she works as a smoke jumper).

I liked Marin and Nick right away and we started to climb the to the top of the ridge. I photographed them as we went and after an hour and a half we reached the summit and we made some more pictures with a grand view off to the higher peaks of the Cascade Range. We decided to hike down a little to a place not far from the top and have the wedding ceremony. The Dude, The Big Lebowski, would have loved the ceremony. It was a Dudeism  wedding ceremony and it was a first for me. It was very touching and afterwards we hiked down occasionally passing other hikers coming up.

Here is a link to the previous post with a preview of Marin and Nick’s Rattlesnake Ridge wedding photos.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

Seattle wedding photographer Danile Sheehan phtographed a wedding on Rattlesnake Ridge in the Cascade mountains east of Seattle.

 

Here is a link to the previous post with a preview of Marin and Nick’s Rattlesnake Ridge wedding photos.

Below is a slide show with a more complete set of wedding photographs from Marin and Nick’s wedding.  Click on toggle thumbnails to hide them; to start just click on the right arrow on the image.

 

Wedding in the Cascade Mountains  on Rattlesnake Ridge

Marin Pitt and Nicholas Stewart decided to elope and journeyed from Salt Lake City to the Cascade Mountains. On Monday I climbed up to the summit of Rattlesnake Ridge outside of North Bend with them and photographed their wedding ceremony. They had just two friends along to perform and witness the ceremony. Here are a couple of preview pictures. I will post some more after I process them all.

Here is a link to the final post with Marin and Nick’s Rattlesnake Ridge wedding photos.

Wedding in the Cascade Mountains  on Rattlesnake Ridge

Wedding in the Cascade Mountains  on Rattlesnake Ridge

Wedding in the Cascade Mountains  on Rattlesnake Ridge

Wedding in the Cascade Mountains  on Rattlesnake Ridge

Here is a link to the final post with Marin and Nick’s Rattlesnake Ridge Dudeism Wedding Ceremony.