adventure elopement photographer

emma studley

2022

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elopement

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Elopement Photographer

Close your eyes. And imagine what the best possible day ever would be...

Now, dream a little BIGGER. I’m giving you permission, go for it.

What is it that you see? Taste? Smell?

Would you start your day sipping espresso and writing your vows at a local Italian cafe, followed by saying your vows atop the Italian Dolomites? Would you chase all the adventure and rugged landscapes of Iceland in your wedding attire? Or would you take on the Peruvian Andes or Patagonia for an epic multi-day backpacking elopement?



Truly, the world is at your fingertips.



As an expert traveler and seasoned destination elopement photographer, it would be my highest honor to help you with choosing an incredible location, researching everything you need to be prepared, and ensuring you have the adventurous wedding experience of a lifetime.


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I’m inviting you to join me in these adventures, these moments that will move us in a way travel only can.

2022 Elopement Photography Destinations

Whether you have travel plans in the States, to visit the Italian Dolomites, to chase the waterfalls of Iceland, or experience Patagonia, let's meet up and make some magic. And if you're coming to Washington state to elope, here are some of my recommendations on location by season! It's going to be an incredible year in the mountains, on the trails, and exploring new landscapes and cultures together.

Where I'm headed & where you can join me with limited travel fees.

January

Washington State - Lower elevation locations

february

Washington State - Lower elevation locations

march

Washington State

*No flight fees for Utah, or Joshua Tree National Park

april

Washington State

may

Yosemite National Park

San Juan Islands

Leavenworth

june

Washington

Iceland

Italy 

Greece

july

Mount Rainier National Park

North Cascades

Oregon State (Mount Hood + Coast)

august

North Cascades National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

september

North Cascades National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

october

North Cascades National Park

Leavenworth/Central Cascades

Olympic Peninsula

november

Utah

Joshua Tree National Park

december

Patagonia

Peru

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2023 travel Destinations

January

Joshua Tree National Park

february

Patagonia

Peru

march

Joshua Tree National Park

Washington State

april

Utah

Washington State

may

Yosemite National Park

Washington / Lower elevations

june

Washington / Lower elevations

Europe / Iceland, Italy, Greece

july

Washington / Mount Rainier

Canada / British Columbia

august

North Cascades National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

september

North Cascades National Park

Leavenworth, Washington

october

Washington / Leavenworth, Olympic Peninsula

Italy / Dolomites

november

Utah

Joshua Tree National Park

december

Don't see where you're rtaveling?

Just ask!

There's always a chance my schedule is flexible or I can tack on your destination. I can't wait to hear where in the world you want to celebrate your love!

A kind review

from one of my international clients

"My husband and I eloped in June 2022 in the Italian Dolomites. It felt a bit like the stars aligned when we came across Emma during our early planning. Only shortly after thinking "hey, why not get married in Italy?", we came across Emma's work, featuring shots of GORGEOUS adventure elopements, and saw that she just so happened to be planning to be in Italy in one of our targeted months. It felt like a sign.

Planning a wedding, even when it's "just" an elopement vs. a traditional wedding, can be a lot. Especially when it's in a foreign country where you don't speak the language or know anyone. Plus, the "you can do whatever you want" nature of an adventure elopement is both incredibly freeing but also overwhelming. Emma asked great questions and provided abundant example itineraries to keep us on track and guide us to devising a wedding day vision we adored and felt was "us". Working with Emma felt like how wedding planning SHOULD feel--bursting with possibility and excitement, with 100% focus on designing our most fun day to celebrate our love. No idea was too crazy, and Emma was not only down for anything but clearly and genuinely pumped for it all!

Looking back, I guess it does seem like quite a leap of faith to trust someone we had essentially never met with not only documenting, but also sharing in, one of our most intimate moments. But despite being a generally very indecisive and non-spontaneous person, I never had any doubts. Beyond that initial feeling of magic and fate, for me there were a few key reasons why we felt comfortable working with Emma. 1. Skill. Have you SEEN her work? She's an incredible artist, and we loved her style in capturing the beauty of the natural landscape and also the realness of the elopements she's photographed. 2. Personality. Emma is just a truly wonderful human, and we knew from our first phone call that we'd get along great with her. She shares a lot of our key values (e.g., Leave No Trace), is adventurous and outdoorsy, and is a positive, fun, easygoing person that we could tell we'd enjoy hanging out with! 3. Experience. Although she'd never been to the exact location we were targeting before, she had extensive experience with mountain elopements and all the uncertainty and adaptability that that entails and requires.

We got back our full gallery a few weeks ago, and everyone I've shared the photos with has commented with "wow, you got an amazing photographer!!", and I agree! :) Beyond those stunning photographs is the even more important memories, not just of the truly once in a lifetime experiences shared but also how Emma was the ultimate friend and support system, from the little things like jumping in to help me with my flyaway veil in crazy alpine winds to the big things like keeping me calm and centered as we had to adjust on-the-fly from our tightly orchestrated plan A to plan B due to thunderstorms. Emma is a true champion at expectation setting AND in making the absolute best of whatever situation may arise. She helped us remain eyes open to all the incredible beauty of the day--clouds and all--and we had the most amazing day, in many ways because of the changes in plan that Mother Nature required of us.

Emma's photos of our wedding day are so raw and beautiful, and we will treasure them and our wonderful wedding memories for the rest of our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Emma!! We truly hope our paths cross again in the future!! ❤️" - Maureen and Brian

Meet your destination Elopement Photographer

Hi! I'm Emma!

As your destination elopement photographer and guide, my goal is simple. To allow you to *truly* enjoy this experience you're having together, and to capture everything from the vastness of the landscape to the way your hands intertwine.

Whether you're traveling to elope in my home state of Washington, looking to have a rock climbing elopement in the Italian Dolomites, or chase the waterfalls of Iceland, I promise to provide expert insight and advice to craft a bespoke experience that is just so, you. 

I am a huge travel buff. I've traveled all over Europe, Southeast Asia and the states. My knowledge, ability to research, and travel-savvy ways will allow you to relax and truly enjoy this experience. Think of me as your one-stop-shop for all things eloping afar!

Calling the Pacific Northwest Home & Traveling to New Destinations to Capture Your Elopement Experience.