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ELOPEMENT (N.): AN ELOPEMENT IS AN INTIMATE AND AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE WHERE TWO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO COMMIT TO ONE ANOTHER FOR LIFE. THE FOCUS BEING ON THE COUPLE’S STORY, THE LIFE THEY’VE BUILT TOGETHER, AND THE UNIQUE WAY THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO CELEBRATE IT.

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

Oh helllll yes. Living in the great Pacific Northwest, I have an inextricable love for the land around us, and getting to document beautiful humans and their love in that setting is my kinda my JAM. I am a seasoned hiker, practice leave-no-trace policies, and can point you in the direction of the best spots, or confidently research brand new ones for us to go to.

Springtime Bodega Bay, California Elopement

October Elopement on Whidbey Island, Washington State

October Elopement on Whidbey Island, Washington State

October Elopement on Whidbey Island, Washington State

Springtime Elopement in the North Cascades, Washington State

you won't regret eloping

5 quick reasons people love eloping

1. It's less planning, AKA less stressful

2. It's intimate and authentic to who you are

3. It's sustainable

4. It's a unique and unforgettable experience

5. You get to spend more time with your partner on your wedding day

this isn't just a photoshoot. It's not a shotgun wedding. it's a unique and personalized way to kick off married life.

One size won't fit all with your day. How will you choose to celebrate your love?

elopement packages are about an experience.

An all day backpacking adventure

kayaking through an alpine lake

an epic picnic catered by a personal chef

a sunset picnic at the top of a mountain

breakfast and coffee together at a cabin in the mountains

A slow day along a lakeside

a campfire in the evening with your closest friends

a river float after your vows with beers, music, laughter & pals

a cozy winter celebration nestled in the woods and the snow

saying your vows beneath a waterfall

where your elopement photographer comes in

First off, I'm your guide! I will research the best spots in Washington and the Pacific Northwest (along with your input), make sure we are aware of the rules, passes we need, and road closures. My goal is to craft a day that is so uniquely YOU, building in aspects that make this an experience over a quick photoshoot.

I'm your ultimate hype gal. There’s nothing that I love more than adventure, and (cheese alert), your burnin’ hot love. Even if it calls for waking up at 2am and heading out for sunrise nuptials, my stoke level is guaranteed to be high.

Your over-prepared pack mule. Forgot extra snacks? Need some tricks for packing? I got you. I’ll help you get your things up the trail, and ensure we have everything we need and more.

Lastly, and most importantly, your sense of calm. I pride myself a bit on my ability to read the room emotionally, and I'll be there with cues to get more *in the moment*, and making sure everything goes smoothly. 

What's included in every elopement package

My 100-page ultimate elopement planning guide

expert location research and suggestions

a personalized timeline for your elopement

sneak peaks within a week, print rights, and allll the photos

unlimited phone calls, consultations and assistance

meet your pnw elopement photographer and guide

My name's emma studley, i'm an adventurous elopement photographer living in seattle, washington. i grew up in these forests, mountains and lakesides, and i can't wait to show you the experience you can have getting hitched in the pacific northwest.

"Working with Emma was an absolute dream!"

"Not only is she an incredible photographer but she is also a fantastic human being and the ultimate hype woman."

"She put us at ease and at the end of the day, all our family and friends wanted her to stick around!"

"Emma is knowledgable, prepared, and FUN. Booking our elopement with her was the best decision we could have made."

female-owned
business

lgbtq+ ally and advocate

leave no trace aware and eco-friendly.

why would i have an all-day elopement?

Because it's still your wedding day, and you deserve to have the whole story celebrated just like anyone else. Let's paint the picture a little.

mount rainier elopement example timeline:

olympic national park example timeline:

Noon - Emma arrives at A-frame cabin for getting ready and detail shots
1pm - first look
1:30pm - load up the car and head to a trailhead
2:30pm - start hiking, taking it slow so we can stop to take photos, take breaks, and explore
5pm - find perfect spot for vows and do the ceremony
5:30pm - sign marriage license, pop champagne, have a celebratory picnic and have time together!
7:30pm - sunset photos over the mountain views
8:15pm - start hiking down with headlamps
10pm - reach trailhead, celebrate our time together, and head our separate ways as you begin married life!

1pm - Emma arrives at Lake Crescent Airbnb for getting ready and detail photos
2pm - first look along the lakeshore
2:30pm - get in the car and head to Hurricane Ridge
3:30pm - start exploring Hurricane Ridge, taking photos, taking it all in, maybe reading letters from loved ones
4:30pm - ceremony
5pm - sign marriage license, celebrate with food and drinks!
6pm - more photos in the softer evening light
7pm - head back to car and drive back to Airbnb
8pm - meet up with your closest family and friends at the Airbnb for campfire, smores, whiskey, and celebration
8:30pm - a few lingering "blue hour" photos along the lake
9:30pm - coverage ends and you celebrate into the night


You deserve an entire day dedicated to your relationship and commitment to each other.

Just like anyone else.

logistics? I've got you covered.

Locations? Been there, scouted that.

Guides, resources, and phone calls? My pleasure.

adventure elopement packages + pricing

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PRICING

Some starting points for planning the best day of your freakin' life. Be sure to inquire for a full pricing guide and complimentary discovery call!

Adventure elopement pricing for washington state

Washington is my home and true love. It would be an honor to show her off to you. She's got mountains, deserts, islands, forests, and rugged coastlines. You simply can't go wrong with an elopement in Washington state.

what's included

+ At least four hours of photography coverage by Emma
+ My 100-page elopement guide
+ Elopement consulting (scouting, permits, fun suggestions, timeline creation, guides and more...)
+ All travel fees are included within Washington state!
+ Vendor recommendations
+ Sneak peeks delivered within one week
+ And of course all the photos to share with loved ones and treasure forever

starting at $2500

Inquire for your free discovery call to get the full pricing guide and meet Emma!

Adventure elopement pricing for the rest of the US

Always wanted to explore and elope somewhere new? Maybe you want to experience your vows during your first time watching the sun set over Moab, or Yosemite, or Joshua Tree... the list goes on. I can't wait to experience this beautiful world alongside you and capture it in it's full glory.

what's included

+ At least four hours of photography coverage by Emma
+ My 100-page elopement guide
+ Elopement consulting (scouting, permits, fun suggestions, timeline creation, guides and more...)
+ All travel fees are included!
+ Vendor recommendations
+ Sneak peeks delivered within one week
+ And of course all the photos to share with loved ones and treasure forever

starting at $4500

Inquire about your USA adventure elopement!

adventure sessions

Not getting married but still want to have an epic adventure with your partner? There's no reason not to celebrate the love you have and the beautiful  world that we live in.

Adventure session package
for washington

Grab your partner and a couple 'fits that make you feel like hotties and let's explore.

what's included

+ Up to 3 hours of driving time outside of Seattle to the location
+ Up to 10 miles of hiking round trip
+ 90ish minutes of shooting together at the viewpoint as well as shots taken along the way
+ Time for breaks, snacks, outfit changes etc.
+ All the help and consultations for locations, outfits, and creating a timeline for our adventure together

starting at $800

*Inquire for out of state adventure sessions!

more questions?

I got answers.

inquire to learn more

+How does booking work?

I keep things simple and informative. Shoot me your inquiry, I'll send you my full pricing guide and schedule a phone call, and we chat about the best options for you and go from there!

+How many hours do we need?

That's another thing we can figure out on our discovery call! Just reach out and we'll find all that out.

+can we bring friends or family to our elopement?

1000% yes. Elopements can actually still have up to 20 people in my book to be considered an elopement. And there's dozens of great ideas out there for how to include those closest to you!

+How do I hike in a wedding dress?!

Very fair question! I've got plenty of tips for how to hike with your dress in tow, how to choose a dress that will work best for an adventure elopement, and how to stay fresh and clean if we're doing something that requires getting, uhm, dirty and sweaty lol.

"starting off our marriage in this epic and intimate way was the most radical and true-to-us way we could have done it."

what people are saying:

"The day of our elopement was only the second time I had met Emma in person, but I felt like I had a best bud by my side, reassuring me, championing me, and just supporting the heck outta me! It was beautiful."

-Kathleen and Arash

"Emma is the best! Not only is she an incredible photographer but she is also a fantastic human being and the ultimate hype woman. I am not particularly comfortable in front of the camera but she put us at ease and captured our authentic selves. Plus it was so much fun and we laughed a lot! You’d be making a terrible decision not hiring her!"

-Jaimee and Matt

Still learning about elopements?

No problem, here are some resources that might help you along!

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