elopement Adventures that Set Your Soul on Fire

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When you two lovers got engaged you knew that traditional weddings felt totally stressful and not what you wanted, but the thought of just running off to the courthouse for legal paperwork wasn’t appealing either.

You dream of big mountain views or rugged PNW coastline doing what you love most…. Adventuring together!

You’ve made the bold decision to elope and..…

suddenly you are excited about your wedding again!

There are some big decisions that need to be made, and it's not about things like seating charts or finding the perfect venue that meets all your criteria. However, there's still a lot of uncertainty that may be causing a hint of anxiety to creep up on you. You might be feeling a bit lost and honestly just unsure about where to even begin. 

You also realize that there's a lot to think about to plan the perfect elopement too. 

But, as you start dreaming big about a day that's intentionally focused on the two of you and what makes you truly happy,

With me...

you can have your cake & eat it too

First of all, I just want to congratulate you two for taking the step to set aside tradition! It’s not always easy when there are well meaning loved ones pushing you to do something they want, but it feels inauthentic to you.

I’m so glad you’re here because I want to help you along on this incredible journey!

So, if waking up before the crack of dawn and hiking to that perfect view where the sun bathes the mountain tops in alpenglow is your thing, I will find you that perfect spot.

If strapping on your skis and having a thrilling adventure filled day with your closest buds is your jam, I’ll help you design a day that maximizes fun.

Or, if you two are more into having a slow morning sipping coffee and eating pastries snuggled in bed, slowly getting ready before heading out to the beach to say your vows, I’ve got you covered.

No matter what kind of wedding you've got in mind, whether it's just you two running off together or a small cozy gathering with loved ones, I'll be by your side as way more than just your photographer. I'm officially your BFF, travel guide, adventure pal, dress fluffer, snack distributor, and good times provider.

I'll be there for you every step of the way, making sure you have the best freaking day ever! We'll brainstorm together to figure out the perfect location, timeline and activities that match your vibe, so you won't have to sweat anything on your big day.

The idea is to keep things chill and relaxed, so you can stay in the moment and soak it all up! 

I              working with couples like you two, that are foregoing tradition and choosing a day that is about you and your love!

freaking love

Lindsey & Ian

"Before our big day, she asked all the right questions and made me feel 100% secure that all our photo needs would be met, all over email! On our wedding day, she was everywhere! Getting the perfect shots and giving us feedback. She was easy to trust and we were so happy to try all her fun photo ideas! After our big day, she was so quick with first looks and the whole set of hundreds of photos came within weeks of our day! I have so many favorite images from our day thanks to Erica!"

I can't tell you how

thankful I am

we decided on Erica for our

in Bend.

elopement

Emily & Jack

"We had so much FUN with Erica throughout the whole process - she brought such a relaxed, can-do energy to all our interactions and never once made us feel silly for any of our questions or requests. If you're planning a PNW wedding (especially an elopement or intimate wedding), I'd recommend Erica in a heartbeat! She is an artist and a true professional, and we feel so lucky to have found her."

we absolutely

loved

working with erica for our

shoots!

wedding and engagement

Michelle & Tim

"I knew Erica was the perfect photographer for us from the moment I read her bio! She was so much fun to work with and made my husband and I feel so comfortable! I’m so grateful to have met Erica and I highly recommend her! Thank you Erica for giving us more than we ever expected and for the awesome experience of hiking around after our ceremony to get some incredible photos!"

not only is erica

amazingly talented

she has such a great personality

that makes you

feel at ease.

Monica & Kavi

"When COVID hit, we didn’t know what our plan was but Erica let us know she would be with us no matter what. About a month before our date ended up switching to a small family wedding in Southern Oregon. Erica was soooo willing to change her plans and joined us COVID stay (socially distant, mask and all) and completely ROCKED it with our wedding photos."

We did our engagement photos with her, which ended up being a great experience since my husband and I are both awkward in front of the camera…all the pictures turned out perfect!

Ryann & Mark

"We loved her positive and relaxed attitude, which matched our own. She helped us plan for all of the moments we wanted to capture and provided helpful tips for posing, while also giving us room to be ourselves. She captured so many lovely candid moments throughout the day that are so fun to relive and get to see everything that was happening. With all of the uncertainties and plans changing around covid, Erica was great at communicating and willing to work with us as plans developed.

erica was so

wonderful

to work with and her photos

are absolutely

gorgeous!

Michelle & Ray

"We wanted to document our special day, as simple as it was, and the photos came out great. She made the effort to get to know us and captured who we are as a couple. She was fun to work with, even hopping a little creek in her Chacos to get the perfect shot. We highly recommend her!"

Erica was

exactly

the right choice for our elopement!

So yes, I will take epic photos of your wedding day, but I will also…

  • Plan your day of adventure from beginning to end! That’s right- your elopement deserves someone who is familiar with elopements & I am here to help you craft the perfect day, whatever that looks like to you.

  • Create a custom location list based on our conversations that will check off your must haves, along with backup plans to make sure unforeseen circumstances don’t ruin your day. I will do all the location scouting, so that you can focus on just showing up.

  • Research permits needed and help you to secure them in time for your day.

  • Provide recommendations for vendors that can help make your day even more special

  • Manage the timeline to make sure we don’t miss sunrise or sunset, along with all the other things on your planned adventure. You don’t need to stress about the time at all!

  • Offer up recommendations for things to do in the area, lodging and all the things….

  • Keep in touch with you throughout the process! Have a question, feel free to ask. Need someone to help you pick out a dress virtually? I’m here for you. In booking me, you’ll be taken care of every step of the way!

  • Marriage licensing information, including signing your marriage license if you want to have an entirely private ceremony. I’m ordained, so "Minister Erica" is at your service, if you need it!

  • Sneak peek mini gallery delivered within 1 week of your elopement date, sharing highlights from your day.

  • My travel fees included for all elopements located in the PNW (Washington & Oregon).

And, to complete the full experience…

Every gallery includes at least one awesome gif as well as a complimentary slideshow!

You won’t find many photographers that offer these things without an additional cost. But the truth is, I love making them and my clients love receiving them.




You'll be transported back into time, reliving the moment in a way that just photos alone won't quite do. Movement is such a part of your elopement day and seeing this tiny moving picture will make your heart skip a beat and you'll go right back to that moment. It's kind of like vinyl, rich and velvety, but with slight imperfections. And it's a beautiful memory of your day! 

Gifs are reminiscent of super 8 stop motion films and there’s just something so nostalgic about this.

Where will your story take you?

choose from my signature packages

pricing & packages

pnw HALF day elopement

8 hours of continuous coverage
Digital files with printing rights
 Planning assistance & location scouting
100 page resource guide
Sneak peeks within 1 week
Online gallery with print shop
My guidance, friendship and loads of belly laughs!
My travel within the PNW included!

investment: $4,600

pnw FULL day elopement

12 hours of coverage 
1-2 hour adventure session the day before/after
 Digital files with printing rights
 Planning assistance & location scouting
100 page resource guide
Sneak peeks within 1 week
Online gallery with print shop
My guidance, friendship and loads of belly laughs!
My travel within the PNW included!

investment: $7,200

pnw Mini elopement

4 hours of continuous coverage
 Digital files with printing rights
 Planning assistance & location scouting
100 page resource guide
Sneak peeks within 1 week
Online gallery with print shop
My guidance, friendship and loads of belly laughs!
Limited Locations dependent on Availability


investment: $3,800

step one

First, we'll set up a call to introduce ourselves and get to know each other. After we make it official, I begin working on crafting your elopement day from start to finish! You’ll receive my in-depth planning guide, along with questionnaires that will help me to find the perfect location for you! I’ll create a custom location list with at least 3-5 solid choices. Once you’ve selected your favorite, I’ll send another questionnaire that will be used to craft your wedding day timeline. 



step two

The day before your wedding, we meet up for a beer or coffee and go over any last minute details. Then on your elopement day all you need to do is show up, be present and have the time of your life! I'm here for you 100%—I'm more than just a photographer who shows up on the wedding day.

step three

After the celebration is over, you’ll receive a sneak peek mini gallery within a week of your elopement. The full gallery will be delivered in 4-6 weeks complete with a personalized slideshow of your day. I suggest you grab a bottle of bubbly, pull it up on the big screen and snuggle on the couch together to watch it. You probably want to make sure you have a box of tissues too!  

your fun and 
Stress-free experience

how it works

LEt's connect!

sound like
an incredible day?
 

Don’t see something you need?
Reach out and let’s talk. 

each package includes, but is not limited to:

6+ hours of coverage 

Share the joy with friends & family

WEDDINGS
 This way

ENGAGEMENTS

portraits

6+ hours of coverage depending on your needs
Weddings at venues or spaces that allow events only
 Online gallery with digital rights
Add on 2nd photographer or engagement session 

Weddings at venues or spaces that allow events only 

 

Online gallery with digital rights


Add on 2nd photographer or engagement session

starting at $3,800

*Couples spend an average of $4600* 

additional offerings

inquire for full package details

Don’t see something you need?
Reach out and let’s talk. 

all packages include, but are not limited to:

1.5+ hours of coverage, depending on your needs
 Online gallery with digital rights
My travel within 50 miles of Bend, Oregon

The start of something beautiful...

ENGAGEMENTS THIS WAY

portraits

WEDDINGS

1.5+ hours of coverage

Online gallery with digital rights

Travel within 50 miles of Bend, Oregon



starting at $650

inquire for full package details

additional offerings

Don’t see something you need?
Reach out and let’s talk. 

Each package includes, but is not limited to:

1+ hours of coverage depending on your needs.
 Planning & location scouting. I know all the best places!
 Online gallery with digital rights.

inquire for full package details

Ready to make some memories?

portraits this way

WEDDINGS

ENGAGEMENTS

starting at $500

additional offerings

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

The sooner the better!

Usually, folks tend to book me somewhere between 4 to 14 months in advance. But honestly, the sooner you reach out, the better as there are a bunch of logistics to handle, like getting permits in order. Just keep in mind that September and early October tend to fill up pretty quickly!

frequently asked questions

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

frequently asked questions

 I always suggest bringing extra warm clothes to layer with, good boots if you’ll be doing any hiking, snacks, water, and anything special that you want to include. I also always carry extra snacks and a first aid kit at minimum.

backups!

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

frequently asked questions

When I build your custom location list, I always have a plan B, and plan C and maybe even a plan D. I definitely photograph in all types of weather though, so if it’s not dangerous, we will proceed as planned.

great question!

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

frequently asked questions

You may include up to 15 people on your elopement day. Anything more than that really requires some sort of venue as it becomes difficult logistically. Keep in mind some locations have smaller size restrictions. 

yes!

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

frequently asked questions

I do not offer raw photos since it's not an accurate representation of my work. My art is based on not only how I take the photo, but also how I edit it afterwards! Plus, do really want want to edit your own wedding photos? 

do you travel

can we get raw photos?

Can we bring our Furry Friends?

Can we include guests at our elopement?

what happens if the weather is bad?

what should we bring?

do we have to hike on our elopement day?

How far out should we book you?

do you sell albums?

how long until we get our photos?

All travel within the PNW (OR & WA) is included at no additional cost. There is an additional fee for travel outside the PNW but my passport is up to date & I'm ready to go!

Heck yeah!

frequently asked questions