Welcome to our planning resources! We're taking our 12 years in the wedding industry, plus years of backpacking, hiking, and exploring experience, and passing it on to you! Here you can find tips for planning your wedding or elopement, location ideas, local vendors, and other valuable information on how to plan your epic day.
...said almost every couple that I've ever worked with.
Seriously though, I got you! My posing style is fun, light, casual, and will be sure to keep you feeling great in front of the camera.
I focus on capturing moments throughout your whole wedding day experience rather than treating it as an all-day photoshoot.
With a storytelling approach, you'll have coverage of your day that helps you relive every magical moment.
Get married at sunset in the North Cascades - take photos under the stars!
Hop on a sea plane to the San Juan islands to tie the knot, stay for a honeymoon to relax
Say "i do" on the rugged coast of Olympic National Park. Surf, hike, and explore after!
Elope on a trail in Mt Rainier, then stay at a picturesque mountain cabin
Rent a ski chalet in Leavenworth for your closest friends and family and get married while you're there
The most natural thing to do when you set out with planning a wedding or elopement is to start thinking of when you want to get married.
This can be complicated if you don't live in Washington. Want to get married at Mt Rainier? We will have snow through mid-June. How about October in the North Cascades? Watch out for early snow!
As your wedding photographer, I can help you with planning not only an epic location, but help you choose a date that will match your vision. You definitely do not need to have a date picked out when you reach out!
Late-July, early-August is the best time to view wildflowers in the backcountry. But it's also the busiest. Definitely consider either sunrise or sunset on a weekday if you plan on eloping during wildflower season. Our favorite locations for wildflowers are Mt Rainier and Artist Point.
It's always better to plan for more time for a hiking elopement, even if you're a speedy hiker. You'll either be carrying your clothing or wearing it, will need to figure out how to fit unique items in your pack, and you probably won't want to get too sweaty before your photos :)
If having a private ceremony in solitude is what you're looking for, we highly suggest a Monday-Thursday elopement date. You'll be so happy you ditched the weekend crowds and traffic!
Whether your wedding is just the two of you and an officiant or a gathering of 40 in your favorite destination, you deserve to work with the best. I've listed a few of my favorite wedding vendors in Washington that can help make your wedding day a one-of-a-kind experience.
SIMPLY BY TAMARA NICOLE
FRANKIE & JO'S
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE
TUXEDOS & TENNIS SHOES
RIVERS EDGE FARMSTEAD
ONSITE BEAUTY BY BROOKE
COTRELL & CO EVENTS
MIDDLE NAME BAKING CO.
AUSTIN MASON PRODUCTIONS
MIKED UP PRODUCTIONS
MELANIE BENSON FLORAL
CAKE LIFE EVERYDAY
GATHER DESIGN CO
PINE RIVER RANCH
BROWN FAMILY HOMESTEAD
SLEEPING LADY RESORT
LAKE CRESCENT LODGE