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Elopements, Adventures, Tips & tricks

Top 5 reasons why courthouse weddings are secretly the best! To marriers kiss under a botanical arch

Top 5 reasons why courthouse weddings are secretly the best

Courthouse weddings are a hidden gem in the world of weddings. Plenty of people just kind of…brush off courthouse weddings. They don’t think about them too much or pay them any real consideration. But folks, they’re great. Here’s why:   1. Low stress   Even for people who love big weddings…you have to admit that there’s […]

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Your ultimate guide to writing your own elopement vows. Black and white photo of a groom holding his handwritten elopement vows

Want to know how I know that you’ve googled elopement vows? I’m a witch. Kidding. It’s because we all do. I did it when I eloped. My partner did it. My couples do it. We all freaking do it because, chances are, we’ve never written elopement vows before! I was going to say it’s like […]

The ultimate guide to writing your own elopement vows

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The first look on a wedding day: what, why, and how

First look tips: what, why, how?

The term “first look” may have come up while you were doing some wedding research. Or you heard someone mention it. Maybe this is the first (…haha) you’re hearing about it. Either way, the first look has gotten more and more popular over time, and there are several reasons why. (I think it’s a great […]

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Discovery Park engagement session, LGBTQ engagement session ideas

I met up with Ashley and Allison for their Discovery Park engagement session in some…uncooperative weather. But they rocked it anyway. Listen, it’s Washington. Rain is rain, it happens, and your session can still be incredible. A Discovery Park engagement session gives you so much variety that you won’t know what to do with yourself. […]

Discovery Park Engagement

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Pike Place engagement session ideas, couple holding hands

Pike Place Engagement

When I scheduled this Pike Place engagement session with Andrea and PK, no one knew what the weather was going to be like (story of my life), but we lucked out so hard. We even saw sunshine! Andrea and PK brought Andrea’s brother’s girlfriend along, and she was a delight. Thank you for the chats and […]

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Should I elope? How to know if eloping is right for you

More and more people plan to elope these days, but how do you know if eloping is right for you? What even is an elopement?  For starters, “eloping” used to exclusively mean: “the two of you run off together and no one knows you’re getting married.” These days, the definition has broadened to include “intimate […]

Should I elope?

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Rattlesnake Lake engagement

Rattlesnake Lake engagement

This Rattlesnake Lake engagement session almost didn’t happen. We were all set to go to Mt. Rainier instead, but Washington had other ideas. With snow, rain, and a freaking avalanche warning in the forecast, we put a pin in the mountain and instead drove out to North Bend, WA. And I’m stoked that we did. I […]

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How to travel New Zealand in a campervan, DOC campsite, laughing in front of the campervan

Ever thought about what it’d be like to travel New Zealand in a campervan? The answer is somewhat complicated because although it was an incredible trip, that #vanlife isn’t as peachy as Instagram would have you believe. …Especially if it’s winter. Maybe don’t do this in the winter. That’s my biggest tip, you don’t even […]

How to travel New Zealand in a campervan

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The hard truth about eloping

The truth about eloping

The truth about eloping is that it isn’t always as perfect as the internet would have you believe. But it’s close. If you’ve ever wondered if eloping is right for you, if there are actually any downsides, if the internet has been spouting lies, then this one is for you: the 3 hard truths about […]

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Engagement session outfit ideas

Engagement session outfits have long been a source of frustration for many couples. And I get it! These are likely the photos you’ll use to announce your engagement (if you haven’t right away), the photos you’ll look back on years down the line as you reminisce about this time in your lives. You don’t want […]

Engagement session outfits: what to wear

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