WASHINGTON ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

PORFOLIO

Queer. Houseplant enthusiast. Travel junkie. 98% tea.
And 0% here for anyone's shit.

Meet your elopement photographer / ride-or-die

Meet your elopement photographer /
ride-or-die

Let's all get engaged

The industry is mostly focused on straight, white, cis people (I said what I said).

And even in the elopement world, there are pressures to look a certain way, act a certain way.

I don't want one more couple who doesn't fit neatly into boxes to have to "navigate" planning and enjoying their wedding day.

You deserve so much better.
I get it. I hear you. And I'm here for a lot more than just "accepting" you. 

Solar Rose Co. was created because the wedding world is a wee bit broken.

You, in all your uniqueness, should be celebrated. And I'm all about that.

We're going to make art together. Think photojournalism, but with an artist there to get creative with you. That being said: I'm not into orchestrating fake moments or posing via super cheesy prompts, ok?

my style

“My wife and I had the most incredible elopement we could have ever imagined. We had an adventure we will remember for the rest of our lives because of them and could not be more thankful and happy."

— ALLISON

I'm an Irish transplant living with my British partner, our three-legged dog, and a houseplant collection that we'll never admit is "getting out of control."

The house is covered in dog fur and books, and seriously, not joking about the plant situation. ...We're running out of surfaces and floor space.

I grew up watching BBC crime dramas and never really stopped.

Running around in the mountains makes me happy. Getting to share those adventures with eloping couples makes me the happiest. (I spend a lot of time finding good rocks to perch on.)


I'm the "B" in LGBTQ; all love is love, and you are so so welcome here, my darlings xx

Your elopement photographer

THINGS I'm INTO RIGHT NOW:

Loose-leaf tea, alpine lakes, the Faroe Islands, books, painting, and standup paddleboards

Hi my loves, I'm Rachel (she/they)

1. Connection: I love getting to know my couples before their elopement for a few reasons: for starters, your elopement is about you, not about me. Familiarity makes everyone more comfortable and relaxed, and it helps me find your perfect locations.

2. Speaking of locations: I spend a staggering amount of time gathering a collection of places that will suit any type of elopement, any couple's preference. …It's a huge part of my job. I'm not just a photographer, I'm like your weird but fun aunt who lives in a cabin and knows how many trees are between here and that one rock she really likes.

Working with me is more than just showing up and taking pretty photos. Everything leading up to your elopement is what makes the magic happen.

key parts of the process

I'm ready!

Does all of that sound good to you?

What do you think?

If you're on board, I'm on board.
Message me to get on my calendar and start planning your dream elopement xx