HALL OF MOSSES
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WA
Hi! I'm Natasha! Your elopement photographer, dog petter and donut eater. While photography is my first love, connecting with people is my love language. You'll find me lovin' on the big moments, the quiet moments, the silly moments – but especially the in between moments. The moments that are unadulterated and unfiltered. The ones where you are the real you. Here on the blog you'll find all of my favorite tips, tricks and resources for planning an elopement that's all about those moments.
When Kendall and Steven told me that they were going to fly in from Wisconsin for some Olympic National Park engagement photos in the Hoh Rainforest Hall of Mosses, I don't think I could have been more excited. The Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park is one of those places that no matter how many times you visit, there's always something new and super exciting to learn. It's one of the most ecologically dense areas on the planet and is home to the quietest place on earth deep in its soft mossy forest! (If you're looking for it's precise location, it's about 3.2 miles from the visitors center at N 48.12885°, W 123.68234°). There's even a super cool project called One Square Inch, named after the single quietest square inch on this planet right here. They're entirely dedicated to preserving the soundscape in Olympic National Park's backcountry!
If you're looking for the perfect place, The Hoh Rainforest is truly it. It's full of stunning creatures. Bright yellow banana slugs. Roosevelt Elk with their huge fuzzy antlers. Beautiful bright green Pacific tree frogs. No matter how many times you visit, it feels like you've stepped onto the set of a Disney movie. I think I genuinely spent like 20 minutes just watching the moss sway in the crystal clear glacier water. Think Gatorade color. But anyway, I digress.
Kendall and Steven flew into Seattle, hopped in a car and made the trek out to the Olympic Peninsula to spend a beautiful summer sunrise with me. Carpets of moss clinging to big leaf maples. Gigantic prehistoric looking ferns that sprawl across the forest floor. The crisp super oxygenated morning air (you can just feel your lungs getting a good clean out). It was one of the most beautiful chilly mornings I've had in a while.