Meet Your Adventure Elopement Photographer

A hiking elopement photographer at Colchuck Lake

Hi! My name is Kathleen and I'm an adventure wedding and elopement photographer. I photograph elopements across Washington, Arizona, Alaska, and Utah.

 

I truly believe that life is an adventure and I strive to live that belief every day. I am a HUGE outdoor enthusiast and advocate! I'm happiest when I'm hiking with my dog, Ranger, exploring new, wild places. I grew up traveling and camping with my family all across the United States, sparking my passion for the outdoors, adventure, and travel. I love spontaneous road trips and would rather eat a local brewery than a five-star restaurant. One of my favorite hobbies is scouring Washington Trails Association and Google Maps for new places to explore. If I'm not adventuring outside, you can find me binge watching The Office for the millionth time eating Ben & Jerry's.

I grew up and spent most of my life in Arizona and am now currently living in Washington. While I love the desert and miss it very much, moving to Washington was hands down the best thing I've ever done in my life. A spontaneous decision made on a road trip to Colorado, my husband & I uprooted our lives in the Southwest and moved to Washington. I've always felt at home in the mountains, and now I'm lucky enough to live by many of them.

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 truly believe that adventure elopements are the best way to get married. Elopements are centered on experiences, rather than things. Elopements bring the focus back on what matters the most- two people exchanging their vows and having the best day of their lives! Everyone deserves to get married the way they want to, however that may be. 

My favorite thing about this job? It is SO much more than the photos. It's the people- the relationships we build and the experiences we have together. It's experiencing epic places with new friends, and witnessing two people commit their lives to each other. One of my favorite things in the world is getting to adventure with a couple in an beautiful place and document them getting married. It is such an honor to be a part of an elopement day, and a responsibility I don't take lightly. I promise not only to take beautiful photos, but I will capture your wedding day in an authentic way that showcases your relationship and personalities. 

When you work with me, I'm not just your photographer. I'm your new friend, adventure buddy, elopement guide, and practically your planner. I'll help you every step along the way, giving you advice and tons of planning guidance. I'll help you find your dream elopement spot by sending you customized location scouting lists made just for you. I'll also help you acquire any permits needed for your elopement day, give you vendor recommendations, and anything else you may need. 

An Alaska Elopement Photographer in front of the Matanuska Glacier
A North Cascades elopement photographer

November & December '21

Washington *limited*

January & February

Washington

March *limited*

Washington

April

Washington

May

Washington & Moab

June

Washington

July

Washington & Alaska

August & September

Washington

October *limited*

Washington & Moab & Northern Arizona

November & December

Northern Arizona &  Sedona

2022 Travel Schedule 

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 dream day. By working around my travel schedule, you will receive my local Washington pricing. I'm also available to add other 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 ultimate adventure!

CONTACT ME HERE

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Mount Rainier backpacking elopement

What's it like to work with me?

A bride crying during their elopement ceremony

"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

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Do you want help planning your adventurous elopement?

While the freedom to have an unique wedding experience is liberating- it can also be overwhelming. That's why I compiled these Tips For Planning Your Adventure Elopement to help you step by step through the process and give you lots of helpful information on how to elope. 

 

In this guide you'll find:

  • Answers to frequently asked questions and questions you probably haven't even thought about yet!

  • How to begin dreaming and brainstorming ideas for your day

  • Logistical considerations to be aware of

  • An elopement planning checklist

  • An elopement packing list

  • Tons of advice & tips in helping you plan your elopement

  • And even a flowchart to help you decide whether or not you should elope!