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elopements are awesome! 

Elopements are a great solution to the challenge of COVID.  They are adventurous, 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 elopements we’ve found many couples find new excitement focusing on each other and reducing the stress of a larger wedding. They also have the option of having 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 for the guests.  This is a wonderful substitute for guests who were 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 elopement ideas.

adventure
elopements

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 

elopements

There are endless outdoor 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
elopements

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.

recent elopements

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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Stephanie & Lew – Umbria, Italy

Stephanie & Lew – Umbria, Italy

Adventure weddings with a tight group of best friends and family spread out over several days are truly some of the most meaningful experiences we've seen. With the right location, you can have a celebration that can be mind-blowingly unique, adventurous, and...

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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 Wedding – Amalfi Coast, Italy –  Emily & Pete

Ravello Wedding – Amalfi Coast, Italy – Emily & Pete

If you're looking for an adventurous wedding and you are in love with Italy, look no further than Villa Cimbrone. It's the jewel of Ravello, Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is an enchanting 12th-century building nestled on cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s...

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Seattle Elopement – Sachi & David

Seattle Elopement – Sachi & David

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 dozens of jumps over again and again like teenagers. The...

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