A couple kissing during sunset on their Mount Rainier elopement day

     Adventure Elopement Photographer

    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 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 the best day of your life over and over again

    Then you're in the right place.


    Hi, my name is Kathleen! I'm an adventure wedding and elopement photographer based in Washington, Alaska, Utah & Arizona who loves photographing couples who are madly in love and who aren't afraid to do something a little different and wild on their wedding day. 


    I'll help you every step of the way, so you can have your perfect adventure. I'll help you find an incredible location, plan a timeline, acquire permits and passes, give you tons of helpful information and document your love story candidly and authentically so you can relive your experience for years to come.


    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 adventurous 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.

    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

    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

    Contact me today and begin planning your adventurous elopement!
    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