"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
"Emma is so incredibly skilled & talented, and it is evident in her work that this is her life's passion! Working with Emma was a smooth-sailing process--she understood exactly what we were hoping for and knew all of the best locations in WA for our adventure elopement. With weather and conditions being unpredictable, she came up with great backup options as well, which is a must for any event outdoors. She is fantastic at communicating and keeping in touch throughout the whole planning process, and thinking through all the details and possible timelines. Seriously, if you are the planner-type-A, then you have nothing to worry about. Emma perfectly captured our day in photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. We wanted our dog Jack to be involved in our mountain adventure and she was more than accommodating. Of course they were instant pals <3. It was a joy having her as our adventure photographer--it truly felt like having a close friend with us, and somehow during it all she captured the magic of the day in photos. We never felt awkward or like we had to "pose", which is something that I think many people worry about for wedding photos. Emma really made it so that Roger and I could be present with each other as we took in the scenery + sunset, exchanged our vows and rings, and read letters from family and friends. Emma is hands down the best, 10000000%, highly highly recommend her! (<3 you Emma!)"
- Christy and Roger
Noon — Emma arrives at A-frame cabin for getting ready and detail shots
1 PM — First look
1:30 PM — Load up the car and head to a trailhead
2:30 PM — Start hiking, taking it slow so we can stop to take photos, take breaks, and explore
5 PM — Find perfect spot for vows and do the ceremony
5:30 PM — Sign marriage license, pop champagne, have a celebratory picnic and have time together!
7:30 PM — Sunset photos over the mountain views
8:15 PM — Start hiking down with headlamps
10 PM — Reach trailhead, celebrate our time together, and head our separate ways as you begin married life!
1 PM — Emma arrives at Lake Crescent Airbnb for getting ready and detail photos
2 PM — First look along the lakeshore
2:30 PM — Get in the car and head to Hurricane Ridge
3:30 PM — Start exploring Hurricane Ridge, taking photos, taking it all in, maybe reading letters from loved ones
4:30 PM — Ceremony
5 PM — Sign marriage license, celebrate with food and drinks!
6 PM — More photos in the softer evening light
7 PM — Head back to car and drive back to Airbnb
8 PM — Meet up with your closest family and friends at the Airbnb for campfire, smores, whiskey, and celebration
8:30 PM — A few lingering "blue hour" photos along the lake
9:30 PM — Coverage ends and you celebrate into the night
M&B in the Italian Dolomites
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
I keep things simple. Shoot me your inquiry, I'll respond with more in depth pricing and info, we schedule a discovery call over zoom, and once you decide on a date and general location, I'll send over my contract and invoice!
That's another thing we can figure out on our discovery call! Just reach out and we'll find all that out. My most popular package is in the 8-12 hour range.
1000% yes. Elopements can actually still have up to 15 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! If this limit is of concern, reach out and we'll talk through some more of my ideas!
It really depends! I've booked elopement couples over a year in advance, and I've booked some couples a few weeks before, so don't hesitate to reach out in case I have an opening! Overall, if you book further in advance, you'll have more options as far as popular seasons (July-October) and locations I'm available for.
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My name is Emma, and I believe your wedding day should be exactly what you want it to be. No activity is outside the box, or "too much" for your big day.
Your day deserves intentionality, expertise, and photos that will retell it all with the utmost authenticity.
I can't wait to help you elope!