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Washington state is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Pacific Northwest (and the whole world, in my opinion!), making it an ideal location for an elopement. From stunning beaches to majestic mountains, Washington has plenty of beautiful spots for an intimate wedding ceremony. Here are some of the best places to […]

Oregon is a stunning state with a diverse range of landscapes that make the perfect backdrop for your elopement day. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking mountains, tranquil lakes, or dramatic coastlines, Oregon has it all. Which might have you wondering, “Which places in Oregon should we consider for our elopement?” Columbia River Gorge The Columbia […]

Play in the snow on a mountain on your elopement day

  There’s no way to pick a best part about eloping. There’s photographing mud on the hem of a wedding gown — a nuance that is the sheer embodiment of being a badass. A badass in love, who isn’t afraid to hike in lace, or velvet, or silk, while donning a backpack and trekking to […]

There’s a lot of folks out there who haven’t gotten the memo that eloping doesn’t have to mean choosing between an Elvis impersonator, or a half hour stint at your local courthouse. The concept of having an elopement experience, be it a full-day indulgence or a multi-day celebration, makes people nervous — they aren’t quite […]

Close your eyes, except not, because you’re reading this post. But pretend like you’re closing your eyes. Take some deep breaths. Good. Take some more. Now picture your ideal wedding day. Not the one your family wants you to have, or the one your bank account would probably appreciate, but the one that feels the […]

When Clarissa and I first talked it was an instant and easy connection. She and Barry originally planned to have their wedding on Halloween 2020, under the full moon, and so we geeked out about everything fall and Halloween for most of our initial phone call. When they had to change their date (multiple times) […]

I still remember when Lindsey + Neil reached out to me about photographing their small wedding on the Oregon Coast. Lindsey made it very clear that they knew they might be tempting fate by planning a beach wedding at Hug Point in October. You see, weather on the Oregon Coast can be finicky, especially in […]

Story time! Let me illustrate for you just how resilient 2020 wedding couples have been… If there was a couple who had a roller coaster of a ride in planning a 2020 wedding, it was Merrill + Ben. First, their engagement session was affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns in Washington state. When we were finally […]

In a previous blog post, I talked about ideas for folks who were facing challenges during 2020 wedding planning because of COVID-19. One of those ideas – and my personal favorite because it meant that I would get to celebrate with a couple twice – was to have a smaller ceremony or elopement on or […]