your adventure is about to begin.

You, your partner, and your relationship together aren’t cookie cutter.

Why should your wedding be?

Maybe you’re here because you value experiences over things. Moments of impact over strained timelines. In being fiercely yourself and squeezing every drop out of life.

That’s why you deserve a bespoke experience, created with intentionality, research, and expertise in all things eloping, the outdoors and travel. Your elopement celebration deserves just as much attention to detail, care, and excitement as any other wedding. It’s my honor to help craft this once in a lifetime experience for you. 

Beautiful photos pour over from a joyful, easeful, and intentional experience. And that's my promise to you.

Mount Rainier Sunrise Summer Elopement

October Elopement on Whidbey Island, Washington State

Mount Rainier Foggy Sunset Elopement

why elope?

5 quick reasons people love eloping

1. you get more quality time with your partner

2. It's unique and in alignment to who you are

3. It's sustainable

4. it's focused on an experience, not things

5. less stress (especially when your photographer helps you plan it all!)

the things you could do are
endless

to elope is to have an experience; not a photoshoot

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

go international and elope abroad

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

reach out

what you need in your elopement photographer

Connecting with and trusting your elopement photographer is *so* important. Often, your photographer may be the only other person you are sharing this intimate day with, and that requires vulnerability. And vulnerability is what leads to those impactful, storytelling photos that will stick with you forever.

Not only that, but they need to be someone who is beyond competent - researching trails, being a travel-buff, helping you plan the whole thing, and ensuring this process is as easy as possible for you, requires someone who knows what they are doing.

My promise to all who work with me is that I will be a safe space for you, a fun person to share this day with, and I will do everything in my power to ensure you have a wedding day full of adventure and ease.

What's included in every Washington elopement package

my exclusive elopement planning guide

intentional elopement consulting and research for your location, vendors, accommodations + activities

a custom timeline for your elopement

sneak peaks within a week, print rights, and all the photos of course ✨

unlimited phone calls, consultations and support

what could our elopement day really look like?

Sample Timelines

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


what to expect of the photos

approach, style & more

My approach to photography is one of natural & intentional storytelling. My *best* work has always been born out of a connection with my clients, ample space and time to create, and allowing my clients to experience their day rather than just having a photoshoot. I want to capture you at ease, in love with one another, and enjoying this day that marks such an important promise to each other. Plus, I promise we'll have a ton of fun together, which is always joyfully infused into the photos :)

The style of the photos themselves is born out of my many inspirations. They're inspired by film, monet paintings, the textures of the earth, and the power of connection that can be shared between two humans. There is a vintage flair throughout the gallery without a sacrifice to timelessness, especially with the addition of film photos. True to life, punchy colors. And, variety. Capturing vast landscapes, details, and moments big & small will result in a gallery of images that are dynamic in the way they tell your story.  

adventure elopement packages + pricing

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PRICING

elopement pricing for washington state

For engagement photos, anniversaries, maternity, or just because! It's never a bad idea to take some time for yourselves, go on an adventure, and have an experience + photos to remind you how much you've grown together.

what's included

+ Up to 2.5 hours drive away from Seattle proper
+ Up to 2 hours shooting/hiking/exploring
+ All my best adventurous locations to suggest
+ A sneak peek within one week!
+ Photos that tell your story with intention and artistic vision

starting at $1500

+ My exclusive elopement guide
+ Elopement consulting (scouting, permits, activity ideas, timeline creation, my outdoor and travel expertise, and more...)
+ All the hiking and trekking, no adventure is too big for me!
+ All travel fees included for Washington state for most packages
+ Vendor recommendations
+ Sneak peeks delivered within one week
+ Photos that retell the story of your day with intention and artistic vision

on average folks spend $5800

washington state adventure elopements

For those who aren't afraid to do something a little different, crave intentional time and experiences together, and want to create a day that will uniquely set the tone for your life of adventure and ease together.

what's included

washington state adventurous couple's sessions

connect for a custom quote

connect for a custom quote

adventure weddings

For multi-day adventure celebrations

adventure weddings in the us

These multi-day, intentional celebrations allow for couples to put their wedding into slow motion. Think... a welcome campfire on day 1 with your favorite lawn games and cocktails, an intimate ceremony on day 2 spent spoiling the people in your life and sharing this moment with them, and an adventure session on day 3 for just you and your partner - a time to revel in the weekend, soak each other in, and have a sweet adventure in your wedding attire.

Whether it's a 5 star resort nestled in the mountains, or a group camping site in the desert, these weekends are the perfect way to get intentional about gathering during this sacred time.

what's included

+ My elopement guide for your adventure session
+ Adventure photos consulting (scouting, permits, activity ideas, timeline creation, my outdoor and travel expertise, and more...)
+ All the hiking and trekking, no adventure is too big for me!
+ Vendor recommendations
+ Daily coverage for a 3-day event
+ Sneak peeks delivered within one week
+ Photos that retell the story of your weekend with intention and artistic vision

on average folks spend $7500

adventure sessions

"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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faq

inquire to learn more

+How does booking work?

I keep things simple. Shoot me your inquiry, we schedule a phone call and get to know each other, and after hearing your needs + desires I send over a custom quote just for you. Then we sign a contract and pick a date and we're all set!

+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. My most popular package is in the 8-12 hour range.

+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.

+How far in advance do we need to book?

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.

meet your pnw elopement photographer 

Hi! 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!

get to know emma

reach out:

the resource library

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

The outdoors are for everyone, period. Here are some accessible hiking trails (wheelchair friendly included) to plan your elopement and include all those who you love.

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

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

The ins and outs of all things hiking elopement logistics! How to hike in a dress, what to pack, and more.

Got the travel bug? Same. Let's get you eloped internationally!

resources i've created to help plan your elopement

how to elope in the north cascades

accessible trails for your inclusive elopement

how to elope at mount rainier national park

the ultimate guide to eloping in leavenworth, wa

how to elope in europe - a few of my favorite countries

how to have a hiking elopement

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