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Chances are, you've never booked an elopement photographer before; most people haven't! But that's ok. Booking me to photograph and plan your elopement is super easy. Scroll down to see the simple, 5-step roadmap to get from square one to eloping with the love of your life.

five easy steps to your dream elopement

how it works

s.o.s. I don't know where to begin

Whether the idea of eloping is new to you, or you've always known it was the right choice, you and your partner have some decisions to make!

...There's a possibility you don't know what all of those decisions are yet.

That's perfectly fine; I've got you.

Elopements have some similarities to big, traditional weddings, but for the most part, you can do whatever you like!

And you? You're ahead of the game.

Because starting here, with me, is a very good place to start. 

you're absolutely in the right place

Click that "I'm on board" 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 all of your questions. I want to hear all about you and your dream elopement!

01. send me a message to get the ball rolling

I'll send you all the booking info to make things official. We just need a date and a general location--If you aren't sure about either of those, send me an email anyway! Part of my job is helping couples narrow that down.

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

For keeps. 

02. save your date

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.

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

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. 

04. You'll get married!!

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 with love 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.

05. Experience the rush all over again

Click that "I'm on board" button down below 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 all of your questions. I want to hear all about you and your dream elopement!

01. send me a message to get the ball rolling

I'll send you all the booking info to make things official. We just need a date and a general location--If you aren't sure about either of those, send me an email anyway! Part of my job is helping couples narrow that down.

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

For keeps. 

02. Save your date

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.

03. We'll plan the perfect elopement for you and your partner

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. 

04. You'll get married!!

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 with love 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.

05. Experience the rush all over again

NEXT STEPS:

After you're booked, I get straight to work. You'll receive my exclusive 100+ page client guide with everything you could ever need to dream up and plan your elopement, and I get busy with your location list and timeline.

~ the bespoke experience ~

Most of the elopements I photograph are in Washington, but I'm available for travel!
...post-pandemic.

Nope! Most of my couples elope here 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 washington 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 filling up faster than usual with reschedules/more people eloping/etc. So...heads up if you're considering reaching out!

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, which is kind of the opposite of the point.

ARE WE LIMITED TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF GUESTS?


Frequently asked questions

pricing guide

let's make it happen

Nope!

I'm like amazon prime, my darlings, but without the exploitation (too real?). You book me, you've got me.

do you charge extra travel fees?

Fun fact: most of my couples don't know where they want to elope! Not specifically, anyway. If you really have zero idea, please email me. Part of my job is helping couples find the perfect place for their elopement, the best place to suit them, so I can absolutely help you narrow things down!

You can definitely keep hunting for places on your own, but...why?

we want to hire you, but we dont know where we want to elope yet! Should we wait till we know?

That's my jam. I have some easy-to-choose packages based on hours of coverage. Most couples book me for 8 hours, but I have packages up to two full days.

That being said, I'm not here to put anyone in a box. If you want to make something totally custom, I'm on board. We'll make it happen.

What if we want to do something custom, something that doesn't fit neatly into an elopement package?

99% of the time? Yes.

I don't care who's told you "no" in the past, I'm all about "yes." Who cares if other people aren't doing what you're doing; there aren't any rules. I'm fully in your corner when it comes to your elopement plans!

Can we do [fill in the blank] for our elopement?

meet your elopement photographer

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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 the Mt. Baker National Forest, 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' time.

hello!

I'm Rachel