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    A couple kissing during sunset on their Mount Rainier elopement day

     Adventure Elopement Photographer

    Washington, Alaska, Utah & Arizona

    For Those That Live Adventurously and Love Fearlessly

    A bride crying during the vow exchange in the North Cascades during their elopement

     If you want:

    • A wedding day that is focused on intimacy, connection, and intentional experiences

    • A day designed completely for you, by you

    • The freedom to express your deepest emotions and feelings in your vows without fear of judgement​

    • Your love to be celebrated with an adventure that is absolutely unforgettable

    • Your entire story documented in a natural, storytelling way so you can relive every single moment over and over again​

    Then you're in the right place.

    The day you get married is IMPORTANT!

    Nobody deserves to feel pressured into a type of wedding day that they don't want or that doesn't feel like them. Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are and a unique celebration of your love. The experience in which you say your vows to your partner, when you commit the rest of your life to them, MATTERS. You deserve to have a wedding experience that is authentically you and everything you've ever dreamed of. If a traditional wedding doesn't align with who you are, or what you want- that's perfectly okay! Instead, you could have an elopement.

    What is an Adventure Elopement?

    A couple hiking in the mountains during their elopement day in Alaska

    An elopement is an intimate, experience-driven, intentional celebration of your relationship that focuses on what matters most- two people exchanging their vows and committing their lives to one another. There are many types of elopements, but adventure elopements are typically outside in nature and involve some element of adventure.

     

    Eloping allows you to set aside stress, expectations, and throw out any traditions you don't feel connected to. You can elope just the two of you, or you can elope surrounded by your very closest family and friends. The beautiful thing about eloping? There are no rules.

    Your elopement day isn't just about the highlights. It's a whole day of memories. I want to tell a story. Your story. 

    Worried About being in photos?
    Don't be.

    Seriously! Every single couple I've photographed has expressed concern or been worried about having their photos taken before their elopement day with me.  You're not alone!

    Then after their elopement day, couples tell me that it was a lot easier than they expected, they had a lot of fun, and they forgot I was taking photos! (Plus, their photos look amazing!)

    Your elopement experience can be this way too.

    A hiking elopement photographer who shoots adventure elopements in Washington, Alaska, Arizona and Utah

    Meet Your Elopement Photographer

    Hi I'm Kathleen! If you hire me as your elopement photographer, I'll be with you every step of the way to help you have the most amazing elopement experience possible. I'll help you find an incredible location, give you lots of planning advice, be a trusted friend throughout the process, and document your wedding day in a beautiful, authentic way possible so you can relive your experience time and time again.

    I love the outdoors and being in nature every second I can. I'm happiest when I'm out hiking a new trail or camping with my dog Ranger! I also love tea, binge watching The Office for the millionth time, eating good food, reading, or traveling to new places (and hanging out with my awesome husband!).

    I became an elopement photographer to pursue my biggest passions in life- spending more time outdoors and photographing couples on the day they get married! I'm a storyteller at heart and I'm here to tell your story of your love & the day you get married.

    What Couples Are Saying:

    "I cannot gush enough about Kathleen or our incredible photos. Even from the beginning she exceeded every expectation. I've never experienced anything so personal and I've never been so happy with photos before"

    -Aubrey & John

    "We had such a great experience with Kathleen! We needed someone who would be helpful, informative, and confident presence throughout the process and who has a knack for capturing those special moments on camera. We found all this and more with Kathleen"

    -Chellie & Blake

    "She continued to exceed expectations despite the high bar she had set herself... Kathleen is warm and easy to be around. It felt like she was genuinely excited to be there with us. She managed a good balance between letting us enjoy ourselves and directing us to capture the moments we wanted documented."

    -Brandon & Lena

    What's it like to work with me?

    A bride crying while her new husband reads his vows during their elopement ceremony in Washington

    "We had such a great experience with Kathleen! My partner (and now wife) and I were looking to elope during the pandemic. We wanted a fun, sweet, adventurous wedding day. We needed someone who would be a helpful, informative, and confident presence throughout the process and who has a knack for capturing those special moments on camera. We found all of this and more with Kathleen.

    We reached out to Kathleen just weeks before our proposed elopement date and she immediately got us set up with a consultation appointment with her. Kathleen was a flexible and supportive partner in the process, from working around the logistics we had planned, to encouraging our imaginations for how we could make our special day uniquely ours. Kathleen used her knowledge of the area to recommend several locations based on the ideas we brainstormed and she also provided guidance for the preparation and materials we'd need for the day. Some of our favorite memories of the day--playing board games, exploring the coast, and an impromptu dance party--stem from the inspiration Kathleen gave us that allowed us to be ourselves and celebrate who we are as a couple.

    On the day of, Kathleen arrived on time and ready to help, equipped with extra snacks and hand-warmers. She gave suggestions when we asked and otherwise gave us the space to be vulnerable, silly, and focus on one another. Throughout, she was a steady, encouraging, and quiet presence.

    We are thrilled with our pictures and how Kathleen captured so many special moments—the emotions on each of our faces, the little ways my partner and I relate to each other, and the beauty of our chosen locations and activities. We especially appreciate the sneak peak Kathleen sent us the day after to help us share our joy with family and friends.

    We felt safe and comfortable in Kathleen's adaptable, capable, and competent professionalism, and we would recommend her to all of our friends and family.

    Thank you Kathleen for helping make our day so special!" -Chellie and Blake

    If you want to elope or have an adventure session in one of these places, reach out to me today and we can chat about your adventure! I'm also available to add other (limited) destinations if there's somewhere else you want to elope that is not on this list, or if you want to elope in one of these locations on a different date. Reach out to me today and we can get started planning your dream elopement!

    2023 Travel Schedule 

    January- April 

    Sedona

    Northern Arizona

    Southern Utah

    Moab

    May *BOOKED*

    Italy

    Puerto Rico

    June *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

    Washington

    Oregon Coast

    July

    Alaska

    August & September

    Washington

    October- December

    Sedona

    Northern Arizona

    Southern Utah

    Moab

    Start planning Your Adventure

    1. Fill out my contact form

    2. Schedule a phone call to chat about your dream wedding day

    3. Book your date

    4. We'll design your perfect adventure

    5. Get married and have the best day EVER!

    A couple dancing in front of Castleton Tower during their Moab elopement at sunset

    Looking for a supportive community while you plan your elopement?

    Join the "Elopement Wedding Planning & Inspiration" Facebook Group for:

    • answers to questions you have about elopements

    • the chance to connect with other eloping couples at different stages in the planning process and to build a community

    • inspiration of where to elope, what to wear, what to do during your elopement and more

    • access to *free* elopement related resources to help you create an intentional, fun elopement experience

    Where to elope- a guide to the best places to elope

    Trying to decide where to elope?

    The world is full of stunning places that would be perfect to have an elopement or intimate wedding at. Choosing your location is one of the first (and biggest) decisions you need to make when it comes to planning your elopement. You deserve to say your vows somewhere that will make you feel excited, happy, at peace, and in-love. But with so many choices, how do you actually choose?

     

    In this guide you'll find:

    • The biggest factors you should consider when choosing an elopement spot and how to pick the best one for *you*

    • Suggestions of the best areas to elope with each different type of scenery

    • Ideas for fun elopement activities you could do for different locations & sceneries

    • Advice for picking the best location for you

    • Information on permits, marriage licenses, and Leave No Trace

    Kathleen Elizabeth Photography

    Contact me today and begin planning your adventurous elopement!