Heart Lake, Mt. Shasta Hiking Elopement in Trinity Mountains, Northern California

Simone + Garrett traveled from San Diego for their mountain lake elopement in Siskiyou County. These two are adventurous to say the least, so I was stoked when they chose me to photograph such a rad day for them! They started the day in an Airbnb in Mt. Shasta with a view of the mountain for their ceremony with family. You could feel the love between these wonderful people supporting them on their special day.

After they promised forever to each other with hand written vows, they popped champagne and hugged their families and we headed out for some epic couples portraits. We started at Sisson Meadows in the city of Mt. Shasta – such a beautiful spot on a clear day! Then we headed up to Castle Lake to start our hike up to Heart Lake, a couple mile roundtrip hike into the Trinity Mountains to see this amazing view from the top. They strapped on their hiking boots and backpacks with cute “just married” signs (it’s a must, right!?) and started up the mountain with just a small group of friends.

The views along the entire hike are SO gorgeous, but the the most breathtaking view I’ve ever seen was from the back of Heart Lake, facing Mt. Shasta. HOLY COW it is epic, and I am so stoked for these two and their amazing scenic couples portraits at this spot. They even brought a bluetooth speaker and had their first dance at this amazing spot on a rock on the lake. So Sweet!

I am SO very honored to get the opportunity to photograph such unique and memorable days in people’s lives. I will never forget this day. Congrats to Simone + Garrett!

Hair/makeup: Enhance Artistry

Catering + Cake (not pictured): Bee Kind Catering

Dress: David’s Bridal

Rings: Blue Nile

Florals: Handmade by the bride

  1. Colee Evangelista says:

    These photos are so incredibly beautiful and captured Simone & Garrett’s love perfectly!

  2. Greg says:

    Great photos, captured in beautifully!

  3. Zachary Carrieri says:

    Congrats!!! Looked outstanding!!!

  4. Korey Ouellette says:


  5. Mallory Martinez says:

    What a gorgeous location for such a gorgeous couple!

  6. Geraldine says:

    Incredible work!! ♥️

  7. Such amazing pictures to capture Simone and Garrett’s wedding day. I can’t get away from the pictures with the water in front Simone and Garret in the middle and that majestic white mountain surrounded by blue skies . Wow.. breathtaking! Memories for a lifetime..

  8. Katherine says:

    Beautiful photography! It’s like we got to experience the ceremony through pictures!

  9. Danielle Osmond says:

    Wow!! Amazing photos and an amazing couple! What a beautiful background and incredible pictures to capture the memories.

  10. Michael Yassear says:

    Magazine worthy!

  11. Jackie DeSalle says:

    Special Day – Special Photos – Very Special People!!

  12. Garrett DeSalle says:

    Photos are amazing! Very grateful to have had you as our photographer, you did an outstanding job! Cannot believe the day has come and gone still but so happy we adventured up to one of the most beautiful places to capture the moment!!

  13. Lisa DeSalle says:

    These photos are everything that Simone and Garrett were hoping for their wedding day. Thank you for helping to make this beautiful day one that we will never forget. I will never tire of looking and reflecting back on this beautiful day, it will be hard to pick which I will frame. Stunning, again thank you so much!

  14. Caroline Seeton says:

    What a beautiful wedding and I’m sure everything you planned for, as the pictures capture it all! Congratulations!

  15. Ron DeSalle says:

    This Special Day captured so beautifully !

  16. Megan says:

    Absolutely stunning! Congrats you two!

  17. Liam says:

    Absolutely stunning! The mountains are the perfect background.

  18. Kendra Peters says:

    Beautiful photos for an amazing couple!!

  19. Lori Shudy says:

    These pictures are breathtaking! What a beautiful couple!!

  20. Karina Ramirez says:

    Congrats to the newly weds! Some of these shots should be on your website! They are incredible!

  21. Justin Peters says:

    Beautiful photos!

  22. Nicholas Carrieri says:

    Absolutely breathtaking pictures and captured some pretty incredible moments for our family to appreciate even though we couldn’t be there. That’s first mountain picture is the money shot! Congrats lovebird and see you soon!

  23. Kayla Ouellette says:

    Beautiful photos! Perfect background and my favorite people

  24. What an amazing wedding.what an amazing talent to capture it.
    Wonderful job.

  25. Yassear Trisha says:

    What adventurous photos and the photographer captured natural beauty of both the scenery and the love of the newlyweds! What an artistic eye!!

  26. Miguel Ramirez says:

    Those are some epic pictures! What a crazy couple to hike in their wedding clothes!

  27. Monica Yassear says:

    Such a beautiful wedding! Crazy for hiking after the ceremony but totally worth it!

  28. Chloe Graham says:

    The most amazing photoshoot I’ve ever seen firsthand! The photos turned out so amazing, the hike was definitely worth it!!

  29. Renee DeSalle says:

    Thank you for doing such a great job capturing Garrett & Simone’s special day!!!

  30. Simone says:

    It was truly the most magical day ever! You captured our love and the vision we had for our special day better than we’d imagined. You are so talented & we can’t thank you enough for being a part of our special day!