How to Elope in Washington

Why choose the PNW?

Washington State has the best scenery, from the rugged coast, to the mossy forest, waterfalls, alpine lakes, and the wildflower filled mountains. Washington is the dream for elopement wedding locations. With three three national parks and a vast amount of wilderness to explore, I'm confident you can find your dream wedding location here.

Whether you're dreaming of saying your vows amidst wildflower meadows at Mount Rainier National Park, or getting married with an intimate group at a cabin in the woods, hiking to panoramic mountain views at North Cascades National Park, chasing waterfalls, or catching the sunset on the Olympic Peninsula, sea to mountain, I can help make your adventure wedding a reality.

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How to Elope with Photography by Betty Elaine:

1. Phone consultation

I want to hear more about your love story, and desires for your wedding day. I'm here to answer any questions you have about having an adventure wedding, and walk you through the process. By building a relationship with your photographer, you'll become familiar and confident in my style and plan before the big day.

2. Book your date

If you ended the phone consultation and said to each-other “Let's book Betty!”, then I will send you the contract and invoice for booking your date.

3. Location planning, logistics, and legalities

This is the fun part! We make your elopement day a reality. If you're still unsure of where you will elope, I'm here to help you choose. The Pacific Northwest is my home, and as a photographer that loves travel and hiking, I am often a guide to my couples helping them plan the best wedding day they can imagine. I have locations I save to match with my couples, based on what type of experience they want for their elopement.

4. Vendor Referrals

Florals, wedding planners, on location hair & makeup, officiants, whatever you need I will connect you with professionals that will make your elopement day dreams a reality.

5. Itinerary and plan A & B for your adventure elopement

I create the timeline and plan for your elopement day based no the, location, trail, experiences, and vendors planned and booked for your day. I also obsessively track weather, and we will have backup plans in place if needed.

6. Have the best day ever

Hike amidst alpine wildflowers, have a sailboat picnic, kayak across a lake “Just Married”, enjoy a beach campfire at sunset, have your first dance under the stars and a candle dinner at your cabin in the woods, enjoy whatever epic adventure you planned to have. But most importantly, you get to say your wedding vows in a way that is authentically you. You married your best friend!

7. Remember it all with your epic wedding photos

After I document your day, I am meticulous about backing up the files. Once all edits are complete, the images are then delivered to you in an online gallery for you to download, and share with family and friends. Enjoy your images for a lifetime.

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Photography by Betty Elaine is a Seattle Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing weddings throughout Washington and National Parks, including Snoqualmie Pass, Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic Peninsula, North Cascades, and San Juan Island. Betty's professional work features beautiful editorial wedding photography, elopements, and anniversary sessions. Travel is available to other locations outside of the Washington area for local, national, and international wedding photography. As a wedding photographer with a passion for adventure and travel photography, Betty has photographed across the United States, and Europe.