Anna & Rob | Elope at Cradle Mountain [updated for 2020]

Cradle Mountain is one of those places… One of those places where you completely lose yourself in the surroundings. (And not just because you can’t get any phone reception). There is an otherworldly aspect to it that traps you, enraptures you ­­–­­ even on the drive in from the airport. The landscape shifts before your eyes, slowly opening up and becoming increasingly wild and untamed. Even this early in the journey, I couldn’t help but let my heart flutter with the excitement that always hits me as I get ready to photograph here.

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph at Cradle Mountain a bunch of times now you can see my favourite elopements from Cradle mountain here & here as well as my guide of how to elope at Cradle Mountain here.

Anna & Rob Elope At Cradle Mountain

When Anna and Rob emailed me to tell me about their plans for to elope at Cradle Mountain I was so excited. I hopped on a plane from Sydney on a summery day, about 27 degrees Celsius, with thermals packed for the wild Tasmanian weather. Tasmanian weather never seems to care what time of year it is ­­– it plays by its own rules. As I drove to Cradle Mountain, I noticed the temperature plummeting. When I stepped outside on that morning to meet Anna and Rob, it was about 4 degrees and raining.

Anna & Rob were completely unfazed by the idea of having an outdoor ceremony in the rain and freezing cold. I relied pretty heavily on my thermal gloves and weather-sealed camera’s as the barely let up for more than 10 minutes. Anna & Rob were nothing but smiles and laughs all day. Their small family lunch after the ceremony was such a warm little huddle, even though the day hut was cold. The toasts were interrupted by busloads of hikers, and Anna’s dad offered wedding cake to every passerby.

See more images from this elopement and a list of vendors involved in White Magazine’s Feature of this elopement.

See more remote Australian Elopements here, here & here

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