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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 […]

Pike Place Engagement

Pike Place engagement session ideas, couple embracing in front of the Pike Place Market sign

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?

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

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 […]

Rattlesnake Lake engagement

Rattlesnake Lake engagement

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

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

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 […]

The truth about eloping

The hard truth about eloping

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

Engagement session outfit ideas

Do you need an officiant to elope? Are elopement officiants different than “traditional” officiants? This is kind of a loaded question, because the answer isn’t black and white. If you’re raising an eyebrow, sit tight. (haha, that rhymed) I’ll explain. Also *DISCLAIMER: laws change, and every state is different. I am not a lawyer or […]

Do I need an officiant to elope?

Do I need a wedding officiant?

This blog post on photo books has been much anticipated ever since I shared my travel books over on Instagram. (*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. I receive a wee commission (at no extra cost to you!!) if you click through and decide to purchase a photo book of your own. Blurb did not ask me […]

How to make your own photo books, and why you should do it

Photo Books

You can’t really go wrong with a San Luis Obispo engagement session, can you?  The central coast is one of my absolute favourite places in California. It’s definitely one of the places I miss the most. Something about that rocky, jagged coastline makes me happy, so I jumped at the opportunity to take a trip […]

San Luis Obispo Engagement Session

San Luis Obispo Engagement

Elopement vendors: how to find them, who to book, and when Every so often, the question of elopement vendors comes up. Are there specific people you need to hire if you’re eloping? Do you need different vendors for elopements and traditional weddings? How do you find these people? Do you need to book them as […]

Elopement vendors: how to find them, who to book, and when

Elopement vendors