I’d love to be your Portland Elopement Photographer.

Elopements have become extremely popular, for good reason. The typical wedding day events can be excessive for some couples. The pressure to create an event for hundreds of guests can be simply too much. Instead, you can sneak off with the one you love and get married on your own terms. These intimate ceremonies are incredibly powerful, the vows you make can be filled with so much emotion because you don’t have a room of all of your friends and family staring at you.

A few favorite elopement stories: Jameykay + Arlie, Michelle + Judson, Redwood Deck, Anya + Rev, Cannon Beach, and

Other elopement destinations: Big Sur, Yosemite, and Iceland. (See my list of 50+ Elopement Locations here)

After years of photographing elopements in adventurous locations all around the world, I’ve put together a guide on eloping in the state I call home.

Oregon has become one of the top elopement destinations in the United States, and I can see why.

Where to Elope in Oregon

Portland Oregon Elopement photo

Oregon is one of the top elopement destinations in the country, for good reason. There is a wide range of venues and nature areas both in the city and surrounding area. Here are a few favorite locations to have a small wedding.

Portland, Oregon Elopement Packages

Elopement Pricing:

Five hour packages and Full-day coverage available.

Personal Printing rights to the fully-edited digital files.

Online gallery with easy image download.

Travel included for Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho.

Five hours: $3200 | Full-day $4200

Inquire

If you have an elopement idea that doesn’t quite fit a package, let me know.

If you’re looking for incredible location ideas, also send me a note.

Timeline Tips

Plan your day for good light. This usually means either a morning or dusk ceremony time. If that isn’t doable, there are locations with tree cover that are great for mid-day.

Don’t forget the getting ready, capturing these moments help tell the story of your day.

Elopement Checklist:

 

  1. You and your partner
  2. An officiant. This could be a friend or family member who is ordained (or the wedding judge is a favorite).
  3. You’ll need two witnesses, I’m always happy to be one of them.
  4. Flowers are typically nice, favorites include Foraged, Goodseed, or Selva.
  5. There are wedding planners that specialize in elopements: Mae & Co.
  6. If you’re interested in video, we also offer to film on Super 8.
  7. Once you have a spot, it’s typically best to either shoot near sunrise or sunset. Also, reach out to me in regards to how to navigate the crowds.
  8. Don’t forget a bit of champagne or a small cake (or even some vegan snacks if we’re hiking)!