1. send me a message to get the ball rolling

Click that "I'm ready" button to send me a message.

Next, we'll schedule a quick call (or chat some more by email) to get to know each other a wee bit and answer any questions that you might have. I want to hear all about you and your elopement! 

how it works

i'M READY, let's go!

2. save your date

I'll send you all the booking info to make things official. We just need a date and a general location--I can help you narrow it down.

Once we have a signed contract and retainer, I'm all yours! For keeps.

3. we'll plan the perfect elopement for you and your partner

From the most mind-blowing locations, to a custom timeline, to some rad vendors to help pull it off--your elopement is going to be tailor-made.

Just for you.

I spend an excessive amount of time poring over maps; scouting locations; and obsessing over the positions of the sun, moon, and milky way. If you have no idea where you want to elope, don't stress. I've got you covered. I can help with all the logistics, and you have the benefit of getting a photographer's perspective. I know what looks good, and when.

4. You'll get freaking married

Hell. Yes.

You'll celebrate your elopement day with the love of your life!! Just like you imagined. And because you're choosing to elope, you don't have to worry about a thing! All you have to do is show up, be present, and leave the rest to me. I'll document everything so you can relive it all later and share with whomever you want. 

5. Experience the rush all over again. And again, and again...

I'll perfect your images, design your album, and send you all the feels.

Within a week, you'll have sneak peeks in your hands (...inbox) to share your day with everyone. Soon after that, your entire, beautiful gallery and album design will be delivered. 

Once the album is approved, it'll be hand-made in a sustainable, eco-friendly, wicked awesome print lab, then shipped to you so you can relive and share the whole story of your incredible elopement day.

let's make it happen

does that sound good to you?

Nope! Most of my couples are in the PNW, but I'm a traveler at heart. Always have been. I'm at...16 countries now? I don't know. Let's just say: I'm good at travel, I'll fly wherever for you, and I'll help you travel better if you need tips.

I'm also an EU citizen, so I can legally work in most of Europe without visa issues. (...when there aren't covid-related issues.)

do you only photograph wa elopements?

The earlier the better. I can plan and pull off an elopement in a week, but the longer you wait, the less likely it is that I'll have your date available! Most of my couples book me 6-10 months out. *NOTE: with 2020 being what it is, 2021 is going to fill up faster than usual with reschedules

How far in advance do we need to book?

Very common question! And understandable. I've got some example timelines for you to help with the decision making. I also chat with my couples to understand what they really need, then create a package that works for them. I want to make sure you have enough time to do everything you want to do, but I'm also not here to sell you a bunch of shit you don't need, ok?

What if we don't know how much time we need you for?


Technically? ...sort of. I tend to cap things around 20-25 guests. Have to draw a line somewhere, you know? Otherwise we can stray into "big wedding" territory.

ARE WE LIMITED TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF GUESTS?


FAQ

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meet your elopement photographer

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info + prices

I photograph elopements in Washington for LGBTQ+ couples (and all love). Couples who just want to get married without your shenanigans, great-aunt Mary. Enough already.

Working with me, you'll get in-depth location scouting (for places like Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier, the North Cascades, and all manner of hidden places), vendor recs, personalized timeline building, and a gorgeous gallery of rad photos that you'll still be stoked on in 50 years.

hello!

I'm Rachel