Gorgeous wide angle view of bride and Groom with family and friends in their elopement ceremony on Wedding Rock in Trinidad California
Bride and groom reading vows under the Windows section in Arches National Park in Moab. Elopements are awesome.
bride and groom opening a champagne bottle with bubbles flying everywhere during their Alderbrook Elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Cannon Beach Elopement of bride and groom walking on beach with colorful sunset in Oregon for their elopement
Bride and Groom steering their catamaran boat at sunset for their Chesapeake Bay wedding.
Bride and Groom laughing in beautiful warm sunset light for their Portland elopement
Sunrise Moab elopement ceremony with the bride and groom in the Windows Section of Arches National Park in Utah.
Gogeous candid portrait of bride and groom laughing and hugging on Wedding Rock in Tinidad California for their elopement
bride and groom walking into an Italian village for their elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Oregon Coast Elopement ceremony at Cannon Beach with bride and groom and guests with ocean in background
Bride and Groom under Crossroads bridge during their Kansas City Wedding Elopement
Epic portrait of bride and groom on their catamaran sailboat at sunset in Chesapeake Bay in Maryland just after their wedding ceremony. Elopements are awesome.
bride and groom walking out thru shadows in a doorway at Ville Tre Grazie in Italy. Elopements are awesome.
bride being ushered into a car by the groom in the snow in Kansas City Missouri for their elopement
Epic night photo of bride and groom during their Cannon beach elopement reception
Bride and groom running through the snow atop Mt Hood above Timberline Lodge at Silcox Hut
bride and groom walking into a dramatic sunset on Cannon Beach during their elopement
Bride and groom on rocks with beautiful warm backlight at Cannon Beach for their Oregon Coast elopement
bride and groom walking on the terrace at Villa Cimbrone on the Amalfi Coast in Italy near Ravello. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom walking through Arches National Park in Moab Utah during their adventure elopement
Bride and groom portrait at sunset looking over Timberline Lodge above Silcox Hut for their Oregon Elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom walking toward ocean at Oswald West for their Oregon Elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Elopement photo of a couple running under a waterfall in Iceland. Elopements are awesome.
pronghorn resort elopement near sunriver oregon. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom walking through Civita di Bagnoregio, La città che muore, Italy for their adventure elopement. Elopements are awesome.
bride and groom walking in Ravello Italy during their Villa Cimbrone Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom embracing each other under St Johns bridge during their Portland elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom backlit by sunlight in an intimate Portland elopement. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and groom laughing moments after their elopement at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello Italy along the Amalfi Coast. Elopements are awesome.
Bride and Groom in a hammock at Oswald West Short Sand Beach for their private adventure elopement. Elopements are awesome.
bride and groom eating gelato on church steps in Todi Italy for their wedding elopement
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adventure elopements 

An adventure elopement is a great solution to the challenge of COVID.
They are exciting, intimate, and have vast possibilities.
Spreading out your wedding experience into 2 chapters is an excellent plan.

Chapter ONE:  A safe and 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.

Exciting news! We are fully vaccinated.

explore

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!

neighbor state 

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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 elopement

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

Patricks Point Elopement – Asia & Joey

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,...

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Moab Elopement – Abby & Bruno

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...

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Kansas City Elopement – Rebekah & Taylor

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...

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Oregon Coast Elopement – Crystal & Phillip

Oregon Coast 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...

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Portland Elopement – Katherine & Stefan

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...

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Alderbrook Elopement – Val & Paul

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...

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Chesapeake Bay Elopement – Laura & GM

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...

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Portland Elopement – Daidri & Michael

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...

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Cathedral Park Elopement – Bündchen & Bond

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...

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Timberline Lodge Elopement – Rita & Doug

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...

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Oregon Coast Elopement – Jayne & Scott

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...

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Ravello Elopement – Emily & Pete

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...

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Seattle Elopement – Sachi & David

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...

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Portland Chinese Gardens Elopement – Kelsea & Tal

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...

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