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 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 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 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.
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...
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 their wedding. Tree and I have been pinching ourselves because somehow "wedding magic" shows up on most of the weddings...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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