There are few landscapes that are more peaceful and magical than a snowy winter’s sunrise high in the mountains. A pink and blue dawn gives way to an explosion of golden light, reflecting from the snow and turning the landscape into a storybook painting.  You can exchange vows in this beautiful winter wonderland and be […]

September 28, 2020

Snowy elopement

How to Prepare for a Winter Elopement

When wildfires and smoke affect your elopement plans, learn how to view near real-time data in Google Earth Pro. It’s fire season, but it’s still wedding season- and you’re planning an elopement during it. Here’s a quick way to find recent fire information and smoke imagery overlaid on Google Earth Pro. Use this tool as […]

September 9, 2020

wildfire smoke over Oregon

Wildfires and Weddings

Emily and Brad were already secretly married and planned to surprise their family and friends with epic elopement announcement photos. The view of Mt Rainier at sunrise from the Fremont Fire Lookout tour was the perfect backdrop for the surprise! We arrived at the Paradise campground at 3 am, and I was impressed to see […]

August 17, 2020

Emily and Brad’s Sunrise Mt Rainier Elopement

John Day National Monument is one of the “seven wonders” of Oregon- and once you arrive you will immediately agree that this special place has earned it’s title.

June 24, 2020

A couple embraces in the desert of Eastern Oregon.

Kenzie and Cameron’s Colorful Painted Hills Elopement

In the time of the novel coronavirus, couples all over the world are adapting their wedding plans to be socially responsible and safe for all of their guests. Thankfully, a strong internet connection is available to a great majority, and we can use this technology to celebrate together and livestream your wedding celebration! Here’s how: […]

May 6, 2020

A wedding guest records a wedding ceremony with a video camera and cell phone.

Top 3 Ways to Livestream Your Wedding in 2020

Your wedding day is not the time to push yourself physically. Your hike should be one that is well within your abilities. Be honest with your photographer and planner about what those abilities are, so that you have a truly enjoyable day.

April 15, 2020

A sign reading "Mr and Mrs" hangs from a bride's backpack.

Hiking Elopement Planning Tips

Cassie and Brandon’s (and their’ dogs’) hiking elopement on the Oregon Coast!

March 30, 2020

Cassie and Brandon’s Hiking Elopement At God’s Thumb

From the big picture to the little details, where’s what you can expect when working with an elopement photographer, and why I’m the very first vendor you should hire.

March 3, 2020

A bride stands under a waterfall, and her dress blows in a strong wind.

How and Where to Elope in the Columbia River Gorge

Why you shouldn’t worry too much about who signs your marriage license.

February 26, 2020

Should your have an officiant at your elopement ceremony?

From the big picture to the little details, where’s what you can expect when working with an elopement photographer, and why a photographer is the very first vendor you should hire.

February 18, 2020

What An Elopement Photographer Can Help You With

  1. Wow! This post is super helpful for anyone considering an elopement! I agree that a photog should be the first vendor hired! 🙂

  2. says:

    I love how-to blogs! You did an amazing job providing solid info for anyone looking to elope. Awesome job!

  3. Kellie says:

    You made some really great points! Such useful information. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Once a couple hires their dream photographer, the rest all falls into place!

  5. says:

    Sounds like you really make an effort to know your couple! Time well spent

  6. Deanna Veerman says:

    It’s evident how passionate you are about eloping by reading your post! Follow your heart 😀

  7. Sounds like you’re truly dedicated to helping plan the elopement of your clients’ dreams.

  8. says:

    this source of knowledge / guide for your clients taking elopement route turned out so useful!!! thanks!!!

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