adventure elopement photographer

emma studley

You might be in the

right place

if...

You're intrigued by the elopement experience but have no clue where to start

You and your partner have never felt like the "big wedding" type

You feel happiest outdoors

You believe your relationship deserves a day that goes against the grain of what society says you should do, and sets the tone for your lifetime of adventures ahead

Like you, I got tired of seeing people recreate the same wasteful, stressful, over the top weddings. When I decided that my values aligned more with spending time outside, quality time with good people, and slowing down to take in the beauty of this huge life moment, I found my calling. My purpose is to provide you with a curated wedding experience full of adventure and ease.


Hi, my name's emma

Photo Taker. Adventurous Spirit. Friend.
Here, There, Everywhere. All Humans Welcomed.

"Emma made all of our elopement dreams come true!!!! My husband and I both agree that our elopement was the best day of our lives for several reasons, and Emma was certainly one of them. From the moment we met Emma, it was clear that she was not only going to help us create a memorable day, but she was going to make sure she captured our authentic and private exchange with the utmost care, respect, and celebration. We had SO MUCH FUN and her photos are truly stunning! Emma is a good soul who knows how to capture the gorgeous forests of the PNW as well as the important humans in frame. Our photos are not only a perfect reminder of the best day, but are simultaneously beautiful portraits of the lush Olympic forest, rivers, and mountains that we love so much and call home. We can't thank Emma enough for giving us everything we authentically wanted in an elopement - we really could not have asked for anything more!!" - Krista and Glenn

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"From the very beginning, Emma was absolutely amazing to communicate with. The biggest challenge was trying to plan this while being in a different state, but she made everything so smooth and simple. She was able to calm my nerves and answer all of my questions. Emma and I had never met in person, but that morning that we met it was like we had known her forever. We had some hiccups the evening before, but she assured me she could do wonders and, WOAH she was not kidding!! She has such a calming energy and made us feel so special throughout the entire day spent with her. When we received our full gallery we were blown away by how amazing it was! As someone who struggles with self-confidence, she made me feel so beautiful! My husband and I have looked through our gallery at least once a day since receiving them! I don’t even know how to thank her and if we were to do this whole experience over we would have no questions or doubts and would choose Emma, again and again, each time! This was an incredible experience and we are so honored to have had her as our photographer!" - Melanie and Ranilo 

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"If you're on the fence and looking for a photographer ... and trying to decide between Emma and one of the many other talented photographers in the area - PICK EMMA.

She made us feel SO comfortable, especially as she captured the most intimate of moments. Like the special moment when my mom dressed my now wife in our traditional Korean clothing.. and when I burst into tears seeing my wife during the first look.

She's also just a wonderful, kind human to work with. She makes you feel so comfortable.... this may seem odd, but like a long-lost friend who you have never met before." - Katie + Sarah

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"So, how long have you known Emma?" Several people asked us this during our wedding weekend thinking Emma was just another friend — one of the crew. And that's exactly what she feels like. Emma is so natural and easy to be around that she put us at ease too which is exactly how I wanted to feel on our wedding day. No contrived poses, no stressful timelines. Just us, experiencing our day, trusting that she was working her magic behind the scenes capturing it all. It was a fantastic feeling." - Sarah + Wyllie

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"Emma helped us choose our elopement hike by scouting out locations and providing feedback from a photographer's point of view. We met Emma in person for the very first time on the day of the ceremony. Despite it being pitch black outside, she was so bubbly, friendly, and excited to be there! It really felt like we had known her forever and that she was just one of our closest friends accompanying us on our hike."
- Patrick & Oli

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"I would highly recommend Emma if you are looking for a wonderful photographer for an intimate wedding/elopement. She was incredibly helpful and communicative the entire planning process and the photos turned out beautifully! She gave us a sneak peek of some finished photos almost immediately after the wedding and delivered the rest a few weeks later! She also brought us a small gift the day of our wedding, which was so surprising and thoughtful! She fit right in with our family and felt like an old friend! Can't recommend her enough, thanks Emma!"- Lindsay and Mason

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WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT OR WEDDING?

An adventure through the mountains

Basking in the wildflower views at Mount Rainier 

Experiences that make you feel at home

Traveling to a new country

A ride in a seaplane or helicopter

A backpacking excursion in the North Cascades

Absolutely anything you want it to be

Washington State (home)
Patagonia
Peru
Alaska
Iceland
The Dolomites, Italy
Greece
Joshua Tree
Whistler, BC
Utah

upcoming travel

NOW BOOKING 2023 ELOPEMENTS / inquire for available dates & locations

Ashley + Caroline: Luxury Airbnb & Joshua Tree Adventure Elopement

April 5th, 2021

A dreamy desert airbnb, two bride completely in love, and an adventure through the Mojave desert could not have made me a more fulfilled photographer than I am from this experience.

recent adventures

Maureen + Brian: A Day in the Italian Dolomites

September 2nd, 2022

From the rolling wildflowers of the Italian hillsides to embracing the menacing weather of the alps, spending the day with M + B in the Dolomites was an unreal experience. Their Seceda Dolomites elopement will forever be in my heart!

Leslie + Andy: A North Cascades Elopement to Remember

OCTOBER 28TH, 2021

These sweet Texans adventured all the way to my favorite park, the North Cascades, for their elopement! This day was an adventure in every sense of the word. Check out all the beautiful details from this day!

I promise to give every single client an experience that was worthy of their investment. Listening well, giving expert elopement consulting, and creating imagery that you will cherish forever are values that I do not go back on.

Respect the outdoors so that others and ourselves can enjoy outdoor recreation for the years to come. I ask all clients to sign on Leave No Trace principles in our contract together.

All are welcomed, celebrated, and respected here. I believe that both the outdoors and marriage is for everybody regardless of race, orientation, gender expression or physical ability.

values

you can count on.

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Everything you need to know about this Bavarian town nestled in the Cascade mountains, and why it's a great place to elope!

The complete guide to planning your Mount Rainier adventure elopement. From the permits, to seasons, locations , accommodations and more.

How to Elope at Mount Rainier National Park

The all inclusive guide covering everything you need to know about eloping in the beautiful and diverse Olympic National Park.

How to Elope in Olympic National Park

How to Elope in the North Cascades

The complete guide to eloping in the "American Alps", the North Cascades! And my favorite national park Washington has to offer.

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Hello! My name is Emma (she/her) and I'm an adventure elopement photographer based out of seattle, washington.

I document love stories in Washington state and all over the globe. I love spending my time in the outdoors hiking and reveling in Washington’s landscapes, warming my feet by campfires, and my dream is to own a flower farm on the San Juan Islands one day. And yes, my last name really is Studley. 🙃

In my small business, it is my honor to provide a tailored elopement experience to those who come my way, listening to your needs — consulting with you as a lifelong Washington native and elopement creative, and creating imagery that will move you, stemming from a collaborative process that makes you feel known and creating a comfortable space for you to be yourselves on your wedding day. 

You are unique. And so should be your celebration of your partnership.