Elope in Washington
Stunning mountain ranges, jagged peaks, peaceful alpine lakes, impressive volcanoes, rugged coastal beaches, mossy rainforests, wildflowers, waterfalls, and glaciers, - Washington truly has all the best places to elope.
An adventure lover's paradise, Washington has it all and makes for the perfect elopement destination. Whether you want to hike, go off-roading, climb, ski, backpack, camp, skydive, kayak, star gaze, or white water raft, there are endless activities you can do on your elopement day.
The search for the best place to elope in Washington ends here- I got you covered.
Meet Your Washington Elopement Photographer
Hiker// Dog Mom// Adventurer// Food & Beer Enthusiast// Road Tripper
Hi! My name is Kathleen and I’m an adventure wedding and elopement photographer. I photograph elopements across Washington and Arizona.
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 "hole-in-the-wall" dive 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 am a HUGE outdoor enthusiast and advocate! I’m happiest when I’m hiking with my dog Ranger, exploring new, wild places. I became an elopement photographer to pursue my biggest passions in life- being outdoors and photographing couples on the happiest day of their lives. I truly believe that elopements are the best way to get married.
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 a 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.
Washington Elopement Packages
Washington Elopements & Weddings// Starting at $4,200
4+ hours of continuous documentation
Every Package Includes:
Help crafting and planning your elopement step by step
Unlimited consultations while planning
Location scouting and customized location suggestions
Help acquiring permits & navigating the legalities
Help creating a timeline for your day
Optional Officiant Services
Access to my VIP Elopement Planning Client Guide
Tons of advice to help you have the best day ever!
All photographer travel included
Digital gallery of high-resolution images
Unlimited downloads of your gallery and personal printing rights
Best Places to Elope in Washington
Washington is hands down one of the most underrated states (and elopement destinations) out there. There's incredible beauty to be discovered, adventures to be had, and endless places to explore! Filled with the best and prettiest scenery that nature has to offer, Washington is full of the best places to elope. I love hiking as much as I can in my free time and finding gorgeous, hidden gems.
If it isn't obvious, I love my new state and could talk about why for hours on end (which is why I'm so stoked to share these epic locations with you!). Here are just a few places to consider for your Washington elopement:
Mount Baker Wilderness
North Cascades National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
Alpine Lakes Wilderness
And so much more!
The Best Time of Year to Elope in Washington
In my opinion, the best time of the year to elope in Washington is May-October. If you're looking for the best weather imaginable, a sea of wildflowers in the alpine, and a low chance of rain, July and August are the best months to visit. If you're looking for raging waterfalls, rainy days, and more seclusion- May and June are the best times to elope. If you're looking for crisp weather, stunning autumn foliage, less crowds, and perhaps even a dusting of snow- September and October are the months you're looking for! And finally, if you picture snow dusted trees, snow-shoeing, and winter wonderland- December, January, and February are where it's at.
The shoulder seasons will have slightly more unpredictable weather, but can offer the chance of places being less crowded. Depending on what region of the state and scenery you want to elope in, it is important to research the weather. Snow can stay in the mountains well into the summer and render many spots inaccessible.
For Those That Live Adventurously and Love Fearlessly
What are you waiting for?!
If you want:
A wedding day that is focused on intimacy, connection, and experiences
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 so you can relive the best day of your life over and over again
Then you're in the right place.
How to Elope in Washington
Start Planning Your Elopement
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!