WASHINGTON AND IRELAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Experience
albums

Washington Elopement Photography Packages

Ireland elopement photography packages

Let's get international

There's something ancient and magical and breathtaking about Ireland that I can't seem to put into words, but it's the perfect combination of "we want a chill day" and "that was amazing."

Ireland will always be Home, and I’m beyond thrilled to be able to share the old country with you on your elopement day.

These are extra special Ireland elopement packages for folks eloping or adventuring during my annual trip back to Ireland.

Visit the Old Country for a unique elopement experience

Elope in Ireland

Eloping internationally sounds a wee bit daunting to some, and that’s ok! I promise it’s much easier than you think, and you can 100% do this.

The best way to get all your questions answered is to email me and ask me whatever you like. We can also get on a phone or video call.

You'll find lots resources on the blog, too. You can start with the “Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Ireland,” or you can check out all the Ireland-related articles in one place below.

How to Have the Perfect Irish Wedding

Where to start though...?

Ultimate Guide

Eloping internationally sounds a wee bit daunting to some, and that’s ok! I promise it’s much easier than you think, and you can 100% do this.

The best way to get all your questions answered is to email me and ask me whatever you like. We can also get on a phone or video call.

There are also a lot of resources on the blog. You can start with the “Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Ireland,” or you can check out all the Ireland-related articles in one place below.

All things Ireland

The Details:
How Does it Work, What's Included, And How Much Does it Cost?

Eloping internationally is easier than you think; let's break down the how and when of it all.

"As easily as possible"
 is my preferred way to do things.  Here's how to book me as your photographer/planner for an Ireland elopement:

Eloping internationally is easier than you think; let's break down the how and when of it all.
"As easily as possible" is my preferred way to do things.  Here's how to book me as your photographer/planner for an Ireland elopement:

Send me a message! I’ll get back to you within a few hours, and we can go through all your travel and elopement plans. If you don't have plans yet, that's perfect too.

Reach Out

You get to pick my brain, and I get to help you dream up an Ireland elopement! Once we have a date, you'll receive a contract to look over and sign.

Start Dreaming

With a contract and flat-rate retainer (all handled digitally for ease), I’m all yours, for keeps. You’ll get the client guide right away, and I’ll get to work.

I'm All Yours

Everything you need to have the Ireland elopement you're dreaming of.

Up to 8 people. My commercial travel is included anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.

Includes:

  • Photography (obviously) starting at 5 hours, up to two days.
  • Accommodations for neurodiverse folks, and no judgment
  • All your images displayed in a beautiful, online gallery that tells the story of your elopement, accessible for a year.
  • Printing rights to your images
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Hands-on planning assistance and consultations for everything from personalized locations to a bespoke wedding day timeline
  • Film photography for the nostalgia
  • Custom, online elopement portal: one, central location for everything (our roadmap together, timeline, location list, helpful resources, packing list, and more)

Ireland Elopement Packages

STARTING AT $5400

Talk to me about your Ireland elopement

I'm also available for portrait sessions depending on the elopement schedule--perfect for travel adventures, proposals, engagements, honeymoons, etc. Message me for more info!

I'm here to make your dream Celtic adventure a reality

Hello, love, I'm Rachel (they/them).

If just thinking about Ireland makes you feel something, that’s a pretty good sign that it’s the right choice for your elopement.

I love living in Washington, but the minute I decided to make my trips home a more regular occurrence again, I immediately felt a massive sense of relief. And cried a little bit.

It recharges my bones
. …The ones inside my body. I don’t have a collection.

Whether you’ve been to Ireland before or have only ever dreamed of visiting, getting married in this wild, special place is an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

Get to know your photographer

Memorialize your trip with a heritage album

Your memories deserve to be printed. These albums are a beautifully tangible way to relive your story.

"If you're on board, I'm on board."

— ME, right now

I can work in Ireland legally.

As an Irish citizen, you’ll never have to worry about your photographer getting stopped at immigration and missing your elopement.

I wasn't just born in Ireland, I’ve spent so much time there I still refer to it as home.

I’m not guessing at locations, rules, culture, or weather. I’m not just searching on Google and hoping for the best. I know what it’s really like, which means you don’t have to worry about a thing.

The Perks of Hiring an Irish-American

Keep it above board

Experience you can trust

one

This is kind of a joke but kind of not, especially if you're in a rural area: if you ever have trouble with the accents, I’m happy to translate for you (:

Translator for free

four

The security of hiring someone from Ireland who's comfortable with the culture, the traditions and the nuances of the landscape.

And the familiarity of hiring someone who’s lived in the U.S. and can blend the two countries for a unique artistic perspective.

You get help on both sides of the pond, my love.

Best of both worlds

Three

Not just anyone

TWO

A Real One.

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

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 your specific needs, desires, and plans. We'll figure it all out together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we invite guests? How many people can we bring?

You can absolutely invite people! Eloping doesn't mean you have to be alone, although plenty of my couples love going that route.

I cap things around 5-8 guests, depending on how much time you book. Have to draw a line somewhere, you know? Your elopement day is about you, your partner, and your love. Not worrying about 200 people's opinions is one of the perks.

We want to hire you, but we don't know where we want to elope yet. Should we wait till we know?

Nope, narrowing it down to "Ireland" is enough for me!

It's a fairly small island (just 302 miles long and 171 miles wide), so don't worry about picking an exact location just yet. That's part of what I'm here to help you with!

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

That's my jam. I have some easy-to-choose packages based on hours of coverage. Most couples book me for ~7-9 hours, but I've definitely done custom packages in the past and will happily put one together for you based on your needs. This is a grand adventure; document multiple days!

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

99% of the time? Yes. I'm fully in your corner when it comes to your elopement plans. 

That being said: if something won't work in the way you're envisioning, or there's information you don't have that will affect your decision making, I'll be straight with you. My priority is giving you the best experience possible, and very rarely, that does mean saying "I don't recommend that." 

How far out from our date should we book you?

For Ireland, the earlier the better. I do open up the Ireland calendar for the following year earlier than the Washington one, because international travel takes a wee bit more planning and coordinating. I photograph several elopements in Ireland at once, so the later you reach out, the more flexible you'll have to be with your dates. Need to book my flights!

*NOTE: I still have room for 2 elopements in September 2024, and plenty in spring and autumn 2025!

Do you charge extra travel fees after we've booked you?

Not for most travel, no! Your elopement package includes all my "typical" travel. Anything outside of the usual, commercial travel (e.g. 2WD or commercial flight accessible) is going to be extra. 

Like...ferries, whale watching boats, specialty tours, etc. All I ask in those scenarios is that you cover my tickets/whatever and we're good to go; no "additional fees" or markups (:

Fill Out This Wee Form to Get in Touch!

I'm delighted you're here, my darlings. I know it can feel like A Lot, trying to plan an international elopement, but everything comes together after a series of small steps.

This is the first one.

The more info you can give me the better; my main goal here is to be on your side and really listen to what you're saying, understand what you want, and then make it happen for you.

If you missed it up top: Ireland elopement photography packages start at $5400 and include personalized help with finding locations, timeline building, and ongoing consults with me throughout.