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Elopements

An elopement is an out of the box wedding experience that showcases you and your uniqueness.

An elopement has one goal - to celebrate you and no one else! Whether you want to do this just the two of you on an adventure or with a small group of people, your day is fully up to you to create an out of the box experience you'll look back on for years and remember! There is no one “right” way to get married, so lets really make it epic!

Best. Day. Ever.

You've probably seen the terms micro-wedding and intimate wedding. In reality, I view them as the same thing! It's just a bigger wedding on a smaller scale. What is cool about this option, is you can get married at a venue with beautiful nature around you, and it can be just as special. PLUS you could add on an adventure before the celebrations, or the next day! This could be a great combo of family + solo adventure. BONUS: The solo adventure could give you time for a private vow reading + more fun. It also helps us leave no trace, as smaller groups leave smaller footprints and helps us keep our lands happy !

Intimate Weddings

Intimate weddings are perfect for those who cannot imagine getting married without their close friends & Family.

Simply the Best 

Weddings have grown into this event with tons of things you "have to do".  But is that really what matters? I would LOVE to give you the opportunity to focus on what matters to you during the day, as well as focusing on the fun!  Let me help you handle the details so that you can have a stress free, relaxed day!

Adventure + fun + Laid BAck vibes

Secret time: There is no one right way to get married!

What         matters to you?

Really

When you pare down a wedding to what matters most, it actually opens up so many incredible ways to invest in An        
day for yourselves!

amazing

These are just some ideas, but whatever you choose, I want to help you make it come to life and then document it!

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RENT A SPACE AT A VINEYARD IN YAKIMA VALLEY FOR A PRIVATE DINNER + WINE!

SAY YOUR VOWS AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, AND THEN HEAD TO A BREWERY FOR A DRINK!

TAKE A FERRY AND GO ON A HIKE TO EXPLORE THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS!

Don't worry, I've got you! Fill out my contact form and tell me everything!! We'll then hop on the video/phone to chat through the ideas you may have. We can get to know each other as we'll be spending the day together - let's become friends!  From there we'll figure out which package works best for you, and then we'll get you booked! 

Meet Alexandria

Don't know where to start?

Lets hop on the phone and chat!

Once you're booked, the fun begins!

Planning

I give you all the tools to create an epic day and I'll be your consultant in the planning process, no matter if you choose to add on an adventure or not! You'll get a guide that is exclusive to my couples to help you start brainstorming. If you already know what you want to do, this guide as SO much more information to make sure your day is amazing. I'll send you a questionnaire to get an idea of what your plan is for your wedding day! I can also help suggest vendors if needed. If you decide to add on an adventure, I would start location scouting, and provide custom location suggestions for you. I'll also help with permit research, alternate plans, Leave No Trace, etc. and will help you prepare for your amazing adventure! I'm also available to answer any questions you have throughout your entire planning process!

Lets officially meet...

and do the damn thing!

Hey friend, I'm Alexandria and I'm SUPER excited to celebrate you and photograph your day, which is going to be as unique as you are. I can't wait!! I learned a long time ago that bigger weddings weren't making me happy - there were so many rules around what couples "had" to do vs what they wanted to do! And then when I got married, I realized there is no one right way to get married. I want to be your cheerleader along the way helping you get the unique adventure you deserve.  Watching love unfold is what really inspires me! So heck yes I want to be there to photograph it.

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I'm more than a photographer 

I’ll BE YOUR CONSULTANT IN the planning process & then show up to photograph it!

She was incredibly professional, organized, selfless, and made an effort to learn the names of our 20 guests. She helped us incorporate everything we wanted from our big wedding into this smaller, more intimate ceremony (including finding a gorgeous nearby park for us to take some photos). She captured EVERY moment, emotion, smile, tear, laugh (literally every single one -- I don't know how she does it). Alexandria has a very unique way about her, where she carries herself so professionally, but can make you feel like you've known each other for years at the same time. She has such an ease about her, yet she is very intentional about what she does. She is SO insanely talented, and is as good a person as she is a photographer. She is a unicorn; we would not have been able to have half the wedding we did without her. Like I said in the beginning, I cannot say enough about her, but I'll leave you with this: this is one easy decision you'll never regret if you book her. Wishing you all the best, safe, and happy wedding planning!

- Kristina and Adam

Why Would I Want Full Day Elopement Coverage? 

Just because you aren’t having a big wedding, doesn’t mean your day is any less important. Think of it this way - you’re making a decision to create a day that’s super unique to you and it may involve a few different types of adventure where you get to have some fun! Imagine if you got to the location where you’re going to say your vows, you did your ceremony, and then immediately had to leave to go do something else? You'd feel rushed and miss out on an incredible moment with your new partner!


ENJOY SEVERAL experiences! 

RELAX! YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIME. 

HIKE LONGER TRAILS.

DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!

DOCUMENT YOUR STORY FROM START TO FINISH.

You chose to experience an incredible adventure
for your day - Don’t let it go to waste!  

Washington Elopements

Starts at $2,200

Unlimited email communication with me for planning help!
80+ Page Planning Guide
Customized Location List
Permit Assistance
Customized Timeline
Checklists, Tips & Tricks for the outdoors!

all the Help!

Full resolution, edited, digital photos in an online gallery with personal sharing and printing rights.

Photos

Photographer Travel Costs- INcluded!

No matter where you choose to elope in Washington state, as long as it’s accessible by standard commercial airlines or 2wd, there is no extra travel fee for my travel!

For couples looking for a one of a kind adventure to celebrate their day. For couples or up to 10 guests!

Unlimited email communication
Intimate Wedding Guide for an amazing wedding
Customized Timeline
Ability to add on an adventure

All the Help!

Full resolution, edited, digital photos in an online gallery with personal sharing and printing rights.

Photos

Photographer Travel Costs- INcluded!

No matter where you choose to elope in Washington state, as long as it’s accessible by standard commercial airlines or 2wd, there is no extra travel fee for my travel!

This is for couples looking for a small wedding and can't get imagine getting married without their family and friends, but want to take advantage of a gorgeous outdoor venue.  This is the best option for various guest activity levels and group sizes, and I do require you have a venue. In addition, to help us Leave No Trace in the outdoors, group sizes should be smaller. Bonus though, we can adventure 1:1 after your ceremony or the following day, so you get both! For couples with a guest list under 25 people.



Starts at $2,200

Washington Intimate Weddings

Working with Alexandria to plan our intimate wedding ceremony was a phenomenal experience! She had so many wonderful ideas and resources, and helped us plan the perfect day. The quality of the pictures was so amazing - I wish we could do it all over again! I would highly recommend anyone looking to plan a special wedding elopement ceremony in WA state - contact Alexandria!

- Elyse and Tyler

Other Services

Adventure Session

Lifestyle Session

This experience is designed for couples who want to celebrate their engagement in the mountains for up to 2 hours.

**Please note because I think elopements are so important, I do not allow vow renewals on these sessions.

$800 + Sales tax

This experience is designed for couples looking for a 2 hour adventure, not in the mountains! Think of this like a fun date you'd like photographed!

**within 1 hour of Seattle

$400 + Sales tax

If you decide to book your elopement experience with me, you’ll feel:

Like you have a new friend who's got your back.

Validated to make your own choices and to indulge in your wants

STRESS FREE AND EXCITED

COMFORTABLE AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE

Taken care of in your elopement planning experience

Leave No Trace.

I designed my packages with Mother Nature in mind to create minimal impact. She deserves to be protected. She provides an amazing place for us and hikers alike, we can’t take that for granted. Any couples that come on hikes with me will need to adhere to the Leave No Trace policies. Thank you for your help here!

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Plan ahead and prepare 

Travel and camp on durable surfaces

Dispose of waste properly

Leave what you find

Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire)

Respect wildlife

Be considerate of other visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What if we have bad weather?


Q. What if we have bad weather?

This is a valid concern! When we chat, I'll try to guide you to the areas better suited for better weather for different times of the year. I will always structure your timeline for ideal weather. However WA is unpredictable and it's part of the adventure! I ask that you go with the flow as nature is unpredictable! We will create a back up plan case of undesirable weather. Because we aren’t tied to a strict timeline like a normal wedding, we can shift things around a little, if we need to miss some rain! I will be watching conditions before your wedding and will be in touch if we need to put some alternate plan into action. 

Q. How private will my elopement be? Should I get married on a weekday?


Q. How private will my elopement be? Should I get married on a weekday?


This all depends on the location you end up picking. Easier hikes with big view payoffs will be less private. Weekends are less private because of when the majority of the population have off from their jobs! I highly suggest weekdays because most people are working, and the trails are much less busy! You are purposefully choosing a smaller experience to get away from the big party, do you want to trade that for all the people in the park with you when you say your vows? If you don’t want that, I’d suggest a weekday to make sure you get a little privacy :) 

Q. What’s the best season to get married? 



Q. WHAT’S THE BEST SEASON TO GET MARRIED? 

This answer is 2 fold! For Western WA, My favorite time is July - September as that’s when you’re going to have the best weather and the snow is minimal or melted in the mountains. Fire season is throwing some new curves in August now. Otherwise, WA is rainy! However if that’s what you’re looking for - the Olympic coast can be pretty moody during our winter months. For Eastern WA, you can get desert weather on the eastern side of the mountains during the rest of the year! 

Q. Are you Ordained?




Q. Are you Ordained?

Yes! Let me know if this is something you need for your day.

Q. should I hike in my dress?




Q. SHOULD I HIKE IN MY DRESS?

You don’t have to! If you want to, you’ll be embracing the adventure in yourself. It might get a little dirty and I’m all for that. We’ll take any activity slow to keep your sweat to a minimum. You can also hike with your dress in your pack, and change at the top!

Q. What is your posing style?

Q. What is your posing style?

Candid and documentary! I might give you something to think about whether fun or serious, but ultimately I want the two of you to feel comfortable enough to melt into each other and just be there, together on your elopement day. Those are my favorite images, the ones where you are your two authentic selves. I also love watching moments unfold and keep my eyes peeled for these smaller moments. 

Q. Is it an all day photoshoot?


Q. IS IT AN ALL DAY PHOTOSHOOT?

Great question - nope! I’ll be photographing a bit, but it won’t be every second. I do have moments I do have to that might require some posing prompts (portraits) but I try to make this fun and comfortable for you. Trust me, I help you out so you are amazing!! I also might tell you to enjoy yourselves and the view for 20 min. Otherwise I’ll be a fly next to you. I won’t be asking you to pose the entire time! 

Q. Are you a guide?

Q. Are you a guide?

While I love hiking, I am not a certified guide, but am happy to source some local guides if you wish! If you plan on doing some sort of other adventurous activity, you will need to work with licensed experts!

While I love hiking, I am not a certified guide, but am happy to source some local guides if you wish! If you plan on doing some sort of other adventurous activity, you will need to work with licensed experts!

Q. Can I invite my family?


Q. CAN I INVITE MY FAMILY?

Of course! The beauty of your day is you get to invite exactly who you want. If that includes some of your family- great! If that includes some of your close friends, great! Invite who you love :) 

Q. What's the deal with LNT?

Q. WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH LNT?

Leave No Trace is a set of ethics set out to guide people on how to treat nature. Some areas can be super fragile, and even one step off trail can be detrimental to the vegetation. I want you to be able to come back and visit this spot on your 10 year anniversary so I make sure all my couples follow this so we contribute to keeping the areas pristine! 

Q. Do you also shoot big weddings?

Q. Do you also shoot big weddings?

I actually used to! I used to shoot big weddings for about 4 years, but it just wasn’t fulfilling me and decided to switch to something way more meaningful and special. If you want to have a big wedding - definitely go for it! It is your day and you should do exactly what you want. I, however, only shoot intimate weddings.

Q. Did you elope?

Q. Did you elope?

So this was a secret for a while - we did! But we got married at a courthouse and then planned a big wedding. Couple of things I learned - while the courthouse wedding meant more than I thought it would to me, the overall experience left me underwhelmed. During our big wedding - we fought for what we wanted and had some unhappy parents along the way. While it was exactly what we wanted- I was stressed getting all the details in place and was kind of a zombie for a few days leading up to it. I had a blast on my wedding day - but even for as much as I planned, it was still such a blur!

I can’t wait to hear about your vision for your day!!

let's chat about your day!

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