Joshua Tree National Park
*Washington and Oregon
Grand Teton National Park
New York City
*Note that for Washington elopements, I will prioritize Olympic National Park in Spring and early summer, and Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Parks in later summer to make the most of our seasons here in Washington.
Patagonia Region, South America
"My husband and I eloped in June 2022 in the Italian Dolomites. 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. 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 genuinely pumped for it all!
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!!" 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.
Emma's photos of our wedding day are so raw and beautiful, and we will treasure them and our wonderful elopement memories for the rest of our lives." - Maureen and Brian
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?
The world is at your fingertips.
As an expert traveler and seasoned destination elopement photographer, it would be my 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.
Want to elope in one of these special places? Book with me and help shape my ever evolving travel schedule.
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!