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.
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.
- You and your partner
- An officiant. This could be a friend or family member who is ordained (or the wedding judge is a favorite).
- You’ll need two witnesses, I’m always happy to be one of them.
- Flowers are typically nice, favorites include Foraged, Goodseed, or Selva.
- There are wedding planners that specialize in elopements: Mae & Co.
- If you’re interested in video, we also offer to film on Super 8.
- 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.
- Don’t forget a bit of champagne or a small cake!
Where to Elope in Oregon
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.