storytelling wedding day photography that rekindles your connection with the earth & with each other
You feel the sponginess of the soggy path and forgiving moss beneath your boots, hear the wind rustle in the trees, and smell the sharp scent of pine. The trail is quiet except for your muffled footsteps and sweet whispers between you and your partner.
You reach the peak just as the sun is beginning to come up over the mountain top and pull out your handwritten wedding vows. Then you promise your life to each other under the golden morning glow.
YOU FEEL AN INTENSE CONNECTION WITH ONE ANOTHER AND AWE FOR THE BEAUTY THAT IS SURROUNDING YOU BOTH ON YOUR FIRST DAY AS A MARRIED COUPLE.
CHOOSING TO ELOPE IS CHOOSING TO FOCUS YOUR WEDDING DAY ON YOUr relationship! Your love story deserves it!
you deserve it!
Your marriage is an opportunity to do what you love most with your very best friend! Why spend that time catering to guests, when you could be making beautiful memories?
It could be an epic hike, sea kayaking, rock climbing, cuddling in front of a camp fire, hiking with your kids along, an intimate wedding with close family and friends, or a million other possibilities! It’s all up to you!
The best part about eloping is that there is no need to compromise! YOU get to choose what YOUR wedding day looks like!
I’m passionate about crafting elopements and small weddings that provide a safe space where all kinds of couples can be authentically true to themselves. And providing storytelling wedding day photography, I love that, too 😉
Whether you’re eloping on a mountain top in the North Cascades or on a beach on Whidbey Island, I can help you navigate the entire planning process. Together, we’ll craft a meaningful and authentic experience that feels just right to represent your unique love and relationship. And the best part is that you’ll be ditching all the stress and celebrating your love in a way that is most meaningful to YOU.
Getting ready, sharing a meal, driving to the trailhead, smoothing back your hair, popping champagne, trying not to cry, sitting by the campfire, hiking back to the parking lot – each moment is worth capturing and remembering.
Elopements aren’t just photoshoots at the peak, it’s the journey to get there. You can relax and be present – I’ll take care of documenting all the little details.
Home to dramatic cliffs overlooking the Salish Sea, old growth forests, tide pools to explore, and quaint seaside villages, Whidbey and Fidalgo Island are perfect for couples who are looking for equal parts adventure and romance on their elopement day.
The Pacific Northwest is a wonderland. With a rugged coastline, drippy rainforests, impressive mountains, pristine alpine lakes, meadows with copious wildflowers, lavender fields, and endless hiking trails, there is literally a perfect location for every kind of couple.
Multi-day backpacking elopements, wedding weekends, destination, and other adventurous experiences are also available. Just ask!
From finding off-the-beaten paths, to helping you choose gear and strategies to make adventuring not only doable, but fun; I will guide you in crafting the most meaningful experience that renews the bonds you have with your partner and that you both have with the Earth.
Getting married outside sometimes requires a permit. I know the ins and outs to wedding ceremonies on public lands and I’ll ensure each box is checked and each permit is accounted for.
I have all the best tips and tricks for hiking in wedding attire. Or I can rig a makeshift changing station, if you would rather change when you get there! I can give you the secret to maintaining wedding-ready hair and makeup outdoors. Demonstrate how to pack that stunning bouquet in your backpack so it looks just as stunning at your ceremony location. And even give pointers on keeping kids from getting cranky on the trail.
Have you been checking the weather? I have! I also carry with me the things you might have forgotten – insulated leggings, headlamps, snacks, the all important caffeine (for those early AM elopements), and celebratory drinks. You won’t be caught outdoors unprepared, trust me!