Adventure elopements are exciting, intimate, and have vast possibilities.
Spreading out your wedding experience into 2 chapters is an excellent plan.
Chapter ONE: An exciting outdoor elopement
Chapter TWO: A future reception celebration
By satisfying an immediate need with an adventure elopement we’ve found many couples find excitement focusing exclusively on each other, reducing the stress of a larger wedding and having quality time for photography. They also have the option of something to anticipate next year. With this approach, we are planning to hold a dedicated moment during their future reception to showcase a powerful “wedding premiere” slideshow with music and images for the guests. This is a wonderful substitute for everyone who was not at the ceremony. We believe this will help everyone emotionally connect with their ceremony and put people in the mindset for a great reception party. Below are various adventure elopement ideas.
There is no other story better than your own. Some are the best when traveling to faraway places, others are best within the simple spaces of your own city. Every adventure elopement we take on leads to an exciting excursion. Quality time exploring ideas can open unknown and exciting paths. We are here to help you find the best of the best, venture with you, and creatively document it. We are happy to jump on a video meeting and help brainstorm ideas. There are many!
There are endless outdoor adventure elopement venues to explore in nearby states. This is a great option because your family and closest friends can safely drive there, and it’s adventurous. Or just the two of you. Jump in the car. Make a road trip out of it. We will meet you there. Then continue your road trip for your honeymoon. Endless ideas await you.
Local outdoor venues, vast landscapes in nature, or even your own backyard. There can be a concern about the backdrop not being as lovely as a professional venue and the photography suffering. But from all the weddings we’ve seen, the photography isn’t solely about the backdrop so much as it is about how the moments and light are captured.
For us, the best landscape is light. Not to worry, let us take on that task. Instead, free yourself from doubt and focus more on how you want to “be and feel” for your elopement. Also, as far as the concern about inside photography we minimize our indoor activities, wear masks, social distance, and also creatively photograph outside through doorways and windows. We are extra safe.
adventure elopement stories
Summer Silcox Hut Wedding – Katie & Josh
Katie and Josh's Summer Silcox Hut wedding above Timberline Lodge Resort on Mt Hood was a wide-open playground. What better place to connect with family and friends with such vast views while also getting married! The gorgeous views and pink-purple light felt like...
Intimate Silcox Hut Wedding – Courtney & Brian
An incredibly fun and intimate Silcox Hut wedding on Mt Hood above Timberline Lodge. Courtney and Brian have a unique story. We learned that when Courtney moved to Corvallis, Oregon from Fargo, North Dakota she met Andrew through her roommate. They say "it wasn't...
Patricks Point Elopement – Asia & Joey
Asia and Joey's Patricks Point elopement along the cliffs of Wedding Rock was otherworldly. Sharing vows hundreds of feet above the crashing surf with expansive Pacific Ocean views ushers in an experience that will last a lifetime. Gentle breeze, wild crashing waves,...
Moab Elopement – Abby & Bruno
Abby and Bruno drove from Virginia to Utah for an epic Moab elopement and a mind-blowing adventure. The first part of their road trip expedition spanned over 5 days and met us in Arches National Park. We were to meet them early morning at 4:45 am for an intimate...
Kansas City Elopement – Rebekah & Taylor
Rebekah and Taylor's Kansas City elopement began with lots of zoom calls. We love to ask questions, listen, and get to know people. We are always happy to talk about all of our technical skills and approach to photography, but honestly getting to know our couples is...
Oregon Coast Beach Elopement – Crystal & Phillip
Crystal and Phillips Oregon Coast elopement at Ecola State Park on Indian Beach was a sunny day surrounded by many rainy dark days before and after. Tree and I have been pinching ourselves because somehow "wedding magic" shows up on most of the weddings we've been...
Portland Elopement – Katherine & Stefan
Katherine and Stefan originally planned a big Portland wedding at Wonser Woods Estate. Everything was coming together smoothly, then COVID-19 hit and everything came to a halt. The Corona Virus was a nightmare with so many unknowns causing them extreme anxiety. They...
Alderbrook Elopement – Val & Paul
Valerie and Paul were originally scheduled to have a 200+ guest wedding at Timberline Lodge atop Mt Hood on August 29th, 2020. Timberline is one of our favorite places to photograph weddings but as everyone knows COVID-19 brought the world to a screeching halt! What...
Chesapeake Bay Elopement – Laura & GM
We met Laura and GM when Laura attended our EVOLVE workshop for wedding photographers in Portland. Laura is a wedding photographer in Maryland and we adore everything about her. Over the course of many conversations, stories, and jokes we developed a bond that grew...
Portland Elopement – Daidri & Michael
If you're looking for a fun and easy Portland elopement, check out the surrounding areas in downtown near the Multnomah County Courthouse. Portland is full of entertainment and everything is in walking distance or easily accessible by an Uber or Lyft. Daidri and...
Cathedral Park Elopement – Bündchen & Bond
Bündchen and Bond are as spontaneous and spunky as they come. These two jumped right into a fun Cathedral Park Elopement with family and friends at one of Portland's most inspiring and beloved outdoor wedding venues: Cathedral Park. This park is perfect for small...
Villa Tre Grazie Wedding Celebration – Italy – Stephanie & Lew
Stephanie and Lew's week-long Villa Tre Grazie wedding celebration was a gorgeous continuation of their wedding in Denver, Colorado. Adventure weddings with a tight group of best friends and family spread out over several days are truly some of the most meaningful...
Timberline Lodge Elopement – Rita & Doug
Rita and Doug are lucky in love. Their beautiful Timberline Lodge elopement couldn't have happened on a more spectacular day. It was all blue sky and billowing clouds for these two to explore the face of Mt Hood. With a handful of family and friends, they took...
Oregon Coast Elopement – Jayne & Scott
As Portland Wedding photographers we've been lucky to photograph destination weddings far and near. We love any wedding that comes our way. So many couples inquire with us to go on wedding and lifestyle adventures, and we are happy to escort them anywhere on the...
Ravello Elopement – Emily & Pete
If you're looking for an absolutely stunning setting and you are in love with Italy, look no further than a Ravello elopement at Villa Cimbrone. It's the sacred jewel of Ravello, Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is an enchanting 12th-century building nestled on cliffs...
Seattle Elopement – Sachi & David
Sachi and David's Seattle elopement was wonderfully intimate. Sachi and David are about as relaxed as they are comical. Upon arriving to photograph their private wedding they were swimming and playing on the dock with their dog Nalu. Not just one jump but literally...
Portland Chinese Gardens Elopement – Kelsea & Tal
Kelsea and Tal's Portland Chinese Gardens elopement was the perfect spot for their intimate celebration. The Lan Su Chinese Garden nestled in the heart of downtown Portland is one of the best-hidden jewels in the city, especially for a private wedding. There is a...
Manzanita Elopement – Jen & Rod
If you are looking for an intimate small wedding venue, The Cove Beach Lodge in Manzanita, a craftsman style home, is your answer. Jen and Rod's Manzanita elopement was so intimate, fun, and meaningful. The panoramic oceanfront areas in Manzanita are magnificent and...
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