– Hello! –

My name is Betty Elaine Simpson

I’m Betty, a Seattle wedding and elopement photographer for adventurous devoted couples. I’m a wife, mama, boss, visual storyteller, mixology hobbyist, adventure seeker, and travel addict. I’ve been married to my best friend and husband, Matt, for 8+ years, our family includes our baby boy Wilder, and our corgi Indie. I’m always planning our next hike, or trip. And I’m always ready for an excuse to go back to Europe! I love Seattle and the PNW. I’ve always felt a sacred connection when creating art and photography in the outdoors, and that’s the emphasis you will see in my wedding and elopement photography. I want to experience these places with others, and create where I am most inspired.


My Philosophy

I am a curator of stories, and I tell those stories in photos.

Your love story is important to me, and I want to tell that story with your wedding photography.

I photograph weddings because I truly believe in marriage. As a wedding and elopement photographer, I’m honored to document such a significant day in your relationship, however grand or intimate the celebration is. I think wedding vows matter, and choosing to live them out everyday is extremely purposeful. As each day, and year go by in your relationship, you’ve achieved a precious and beautiful accomplishment living out your commitment together.

My photography style is intimate, romantic, and editorial. Behind my camera I feel a sense of freedom to explore, create scenes, capture details, and really see the couple’s vision for their wedding. I aim to encapsulate beauty and joy in each photograph. My clients are adventurous. They are the type of people who see the fun in getting their wedding dress and shoes a little dirty, will climb trees and hike with me, they value capturing moments epically more than staying picture perfect.

On your wedding day I won’t just photograph you, but I’ll be there to document your friends, family, and all the details of your day. I might cry during your vows, I might whisk you two away so you can have a few minutes alone, I want your wedding day photography to be a tangible representation of your legacy together so you can remember and continue to share your wedding day over the years, and as your family grows.

– Life Goals –

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    Photograph in as many National Parks as possible!

  2. 2-Positano-Italy-Europe-Travel-Anniversary-Trip-Photography-by-Betty-Elaine

    Live in Italy for one month of the year.

  3. 3-Sunrise-Mt-Rainier-Wedding-Photography

    Summit Mt Rainier.

Why Adventure Weddings?

I photograph couples on mountains not just because the scenery is epic, but because a lot of my clients, like me, love these places. They are adventurous, they love to travel, are activists for our public lands, and respect the LNT principles. For my clients, there is authenticity in having an adventure wedding. The location they choose for their elopement or adventure wedding is meaningful to their relationship. I enjoy helping my couples find locations that are meaningful to them, so when they look back at their photos, every part of the image tells their story.

Are Adventures Weddings for Elopements Only?

Not at all! Washington State has plenty of beautiful mountain or coastal wedding venues so you can have all your friends and family celebrate with you at your dream location for adventurous wedding photography. Adventure weddings are about celebrating in the outdoors, and experiencing they beauty of the outdoors as you say your vows. Whether you elope just the two of you, have an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, or have a large celebrations with all your loved ones is your choice! Adventure weddings are perfect for the couple who want a day that celebrates them equally, and want to have a unique ceremony that differs from what the traditional wedding industry tells you your wedding day should look like.

Contact me to get started!

It is key for me as a wedding photographer, to learn about you! If you are interested in having me shoot your upcoming engagement, anniversary, elopement, or wedding in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond, please contact me to discuss the details of your wedding or email me directly at: contact@bettyelainephotography.com. I am currently booking for the 2021 wedding season for engagements, weddings, elopements, anniversaries, and adventure sessions.

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