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Hey, my name is Emett, your friendly, neighborhood elopement photographer and I'm here to tell you - your wedding day matters. This photo of me was taken on the Columbia River Gorge, just outside of Portland. It was the first place I had ever taken my camera, and it's where I immediately fell in love with photography. I was born and raised in the pacific northwest, so falling in love with the area and getting to know it like the back of my hand for my eloping couples came naturally to me.

And trust me - there is SO MUCH beauty to share your wedding day vows in Oregon!

Elopement photography is so much more to me than pretty photos of wildly in love couples in equally wild places.

It's about helping couples have the best damn day of their life, and guiding them throughout that process. Location scouting, timeline construction, vendor recommendations - you name it, and I'm there to be your Yoda to your Luke Skywalker, or the Gandalf to your Frodo.

Your greatest adventure is about to begin

HELP HAS ARRIVED 

Is an Oregon elopement right for you?

Thinking about eloping but not sure if it's right for you? That's very understandable, and a lot of couples consider it and play around with the idea before they decide for sure! Maybe you're the kind of couple that's always been non-traditional, and have marched to the beat of your own drum. You want a meaningful experience that speaks to you and your partner, not just the canned version that fits everybody else's agenda.

Or maybe getting married in a venue and sharing your vows in front of dozens or hundreds of people has never resonated with you, or just the idea of it makes you an anxious mess. But if getting married in a beautiful place like Oregon where the mountains roll into the rugged coast sounds like home and an adventure all at once - you're in the right place.

we've made our decision - let's start!

You wake up in a seaside cabin with your partner, with nothing to worry about. The day ahead of you is filled with peaceful, intimate moments between the two of you. You share your first look in an oceanside or mountain forest with only the sounds and smells of the pine trees filling the air, and you know that all that matters is that you two are getting married in an exciting place.

As the day goes on, you spend the day exploring new ground in a quintessential pacific northwest location, soaking it all in with the love of your life. The sun starts to set while you share your vows, and everything feels right in the world.

What an Oregon Elopement could look like...

imagine it with me

UM, YES PLEASE

All of my Oregon elopement packages include the following to get you and your boo started on planning an incredible day!

-A personalized questionnaire to ensure your entire experience is authentically handcrafted for you
-Hands On Assistance with planning, permits, marriage certificates - everything you need to make your wedding legit
-Vendor Research & Recommendations so you can have everything you need - florals, dresses, suits, you name it.
-Timeline Construction - you'll know exactly what's happening and when, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
-Unlimited Q&A and ALL Travel Included - anywhere in Oregon, and you'll never feel alone during the process!

What do my Oregon Elopement Packages Include?

Elopement photographers have varying costs, depending mostly on experience, demand, and the value they deliver their couples. I have Oregon elopement packages starting at $3,600 that include everything you need to start planning your elopement!

How much does an Oregon Elopement Photographer cost?

UM, YES PLEASE

All of my Oregon elopement packages include the following to get you and your boo started on planning an incredible day!

-A personalized questionnaire to ensure your entire experience is authentically handcrafted for you
-Hands On Assistance with planning, permits, marriage certificates - everything you need to make your wedding legit
-Vendor Research & Recommendations so you can have everything you need - florals, dresses, suits, you name it.
-Timeline Construction - you'll know exactly what's happening and when, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
-Unlimited Q&A and ALL Travel Included - anywhere in Oregon, and you'll never feel alone during the process!

What do my Oregon Elopement Packages Include?

And no, I'm not going to tell you just to choose me or give you a fake answer that aligns with choosing me. That'd be ridiculous for a number of reasons. I think the most important thing to consider when you're picking out your Oregon elopement photographer is if you can connect with them, and if you think you could actually hangout with them for a day. As friends, no strings attached. Your elopement photographer is going to be hanging out with you all day on your wedding day, and might be the only other person you and your partner see all day, so it's really important that you're able to connect!

You may be wondering - How do I choose an Oregon elopement photographer?

Let's get started

While working with my couples, I focus on their experience and their connection. My relationships with my couples is incredibly important to me, and my top goal is for them to have a fantastic experience top to bottom. From video calls going over their location list to timeline construction, I try to make sure their experience is going to be as stress free as possible - so they can enjoy their day and focus on each other!

The next important thing to consider when choosing your Oregon elopement photographer is to study their photographic style! Is it trendy, moody, warm, true to color? Bright, vibrant, light and airy? There's a ton of different styles of photography out there, and ultimately you just want to make sure you love their style and their eye.

My style is warm/earthy and authentic. I like to keep things slightly stylized while still seeing how beautiful the world's natural colors are. 

Ultimately, I want my couples to look back on their photos and remember just how beautiful and heartfelt their day was.

Want to know how to elope in Oregon?

I've written an entire blog about it!

How to elope in Oregon & the Best Locations

Melissa & James

"Working with Emett is more then working with a photographer, it’s like working with your friend who is there to help you every step of the way. He really goes above and beyond to make everything perfect and seamless. Every time we talked to Emett about our plans, we were left excited, encouraged and productive. He has such a creative eye and makes every moment he captures beautiful. When we got our engagment and wedding photos back, my face literally hurt from smiling and going through them over and over."

"Working with Emett is literally a dream... I could not ever in a million years ask for a better wedding photographer."

Reyna & Froy

"I would 1000% recommend Emett. He is not only a phenomenal photographer, but a genuinely kind person. From the first point of contact we knew he was the right fit for us by how personable he was. He is so down-to-earth, professional, helpful and makes the whole experience fun and exciting. He's up for any adventure and the sky is the limit when it comes to his skills.  Our wedding day was filled with so much joy and laughter. I had only dreamed that our photos would reflect these moments. He captured the day beautifully and we will cherish our wonderful photos for a lifetime. If you're looking for an amazing photographer, he is your guy."

"The attentiveness he pays to every detail is impressive and he puts his whole heart and effort into his art." 

Lindsay & Will

"From the very start of our communications, to the event itself, and everything that followed, Emett has been so incredibly wonderful to work with! He made planning the day so incredibly easy... When the day finally came for our elopement, We were laughing and having the best time! He made us feel so relaxed and when it was time for us to say our vows, we basically forgot he was there, but he captured our emotions and everything so perfectly!"

"Emett was incredibly fun to work with and made the day go so smoothly!"

HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?

Please hit me up in the form below so we can start planning our adventure together! I’m so stoked to hear from you.