Where will your story take you?
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!
But, as you start dreaming big about a day that is intentionally focused on you and what makes you happy, you also realize that there’s a lot to think about to plan the perfect elopement too.
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 honesty just unsure about where to even begin.
suddenly you are excited about your wedding again!
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'm not just your photographer, I'm 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!
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
I’m a child of the 80s and my parents' home movies growing up were shot on super 8 film. It conjures up those memories and I love being able to bring a small piece of that into my work to share with you.
Gifs remind me of super 8 stop motion films and there’s just something so nostalgic about this.
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.
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.
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!
All photos in your gallery will be completed within 4-6 weeks with a sneak peek gallery delivered within 1 week of your day!
Once your entire gallery is finished and sent over, you will have the option to purchase albums, prints and professional quality products directly!
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!
There are plenty of kick ass locations with very little, if any hiking required for killer views.
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.
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.
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.
Did I mention how much I love dogs?!? I definitely encourage you to bring your 4 legged friends along if you want them to be a part of your day!
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?
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!