Imagine a wedding day that is true to your connection….
Eloping presents you the chance to observe, slow down and truly experience a day together and to worry about nothing else at all.
Simply being together, present in the space and place of what you’ve chosen to do for your wedding day. Embracing a day that you intentionally crafted together.
Bill + Traci’s journey started with a sunrise hike in Sedona, Arizona. From there we have hiked, backpacked, climbed, traveled, lived in multiple vans, kayaked, eloped and built the dream elopement experience together for adventurous epic elopement days.
Traci is known for being the “lets make it happen” gal, putting together logistics to create magic and Bill is they heck yes to any adventure, shy away from nothing kinda guy. We are here to be sure you have a stress-free wedding day that feels true to you, be your friend through those sincere moments and your creative gurus when it comes to preserving this special day.
The day of was absolutely magical. Bill served as our officiant, and he must have been a poet in a past life or something because the ceremony he wrote for us was so beautifully written. There wasn’t much posing direction for setting up shots, as you might expect with a traditional wedding photographer. Their approach is to just “do what feels right.” Which, personally, we found to be in refreshing contrast to all the staged wedding pictures out there. Trust that they’ll capture you looking your best (even when you’re in your zone, behaving like your absolute silliest with the love of your life, completely forgetting that a photographer is steps away from you at most moments)!
– Maggie + Rex
Our full day with the power couple that makes up Adventure & Vow, included the highlight video add-on, and our photos and the final video were nothing short of majestic and stunning! Their photo editing style and creativity are chef’s kiss! (And pretty quick, too, with social media ready sneak peeks available practically immediately!) Working with Adventure & Vow for our adventure elopement made us feel like we were making smart choices for our pocketbook, the environment, our sanity, and most importantly, our memories!”
You and I may define an elopement differently –
so it is important to define truly what this is all about here at Adventure and Vow.
Over the last decade the term and vision for an
elopement day has drastically changed.
A purposefully planned wedding that is based on authentically celebrating the love of two people.
A wedding day that is connected to you, your love and the environment.
Eloping is skipping the theatrics of a traditional wedding + focusing on the type of adventure that connects you the most + intentionally starting off your marriage.
This is a wedding you plan that is meaningful to your relationship and purposeful to the day where as a traditional wedding is planning based on traditions that have nothing to do with you personally.
Adventures often bring us closer to each other because they require communication, working together, supporting each other and co-experiencing something beautiful and wonderful – in a space that can leave you in complete awe. Putting perspective sometimes on life.
Personally, we feel extremely connected to elopements because to us they are a direct reflection of what marriage is. You have to work together to plan, you have to navigate anything together, you have to support each other through the adventure on the trail. You get the chance to step away from the outside world and connect with each other. Slowing down to create a vulnerable space together to share heart-felt vows. This is the time you have together to step into marriage with profound rawness. It is unforgettable.
We experienced this feeling heavily on our 74 mile, 6 day backpacking trip to our own elopement ceremony on the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park. We can not wait for other couples to experience this euphoric time together out in the wilderness!
Having an adventure elopement offers you so many benefits as a couple deciding to tie the knot! Here are our top reasons for choosing an elopement:
Our exploration of the outdoors together has strengthened and brought out the best parts of our relationship. Furthermore, an adventure elopement affords us the opportunity to celebrate our love with a small, intimate group of our choosing—relieving any pressures to strictly adhere to formalities and traditions that do not fit the goals and priorities we have for our lifelong partnership.
– From a past Adventure + Vow couple
Hosting a big wedding can be a lot on the eco-system. Most traditional weddings create 500 pounds of trash on average during just the event itself. Eloping eliminates a lot of waste from the event, less guests traveling and more.
Planning a big traditional wedding can be stressful if you do not feel connected to it. All of the superficial choices, different vendors and planning can be stressful for you + your relationship. An elopement is easier + actually fun to plan. It is less stress through planning + all enjoyment on the day of your wedding.
You do not have to follow a set of “must does” or meet other people’s expectations. You can simply plan a wedding from your heart, get married somewhere that means something to you + your relationship and do things that fill your soul.
There is no right way to elope. This is an individual experience that is crafted based on what you and your partner love the most.
Do not want to share your vows in front of a bunch of people? Do not worry, it can be just you two, the mountains and the birds <3
We are based in the North Cascades of Washington State, but available worldwide. We choose to work in places that you connect with, places that can deliver the very best elopement experience possible.
We only take on a limited amount of elopements + adventure sessions per year so we can BEST serve our couples. Our travel schedule is subject to change until we are fully booked for the year, so please reach out even if you do not see your location listed here. Right now we only have 9 more spots left for 2024 elopements.
Photographs are the only tangible thing we can keep after a memory has been made that can show us how we felt in that moment, bring us back to the surroundings and create a sense of reflection. I’m thankful our memories have a home outside of just a distant thought and it means a lot to share this with our couples.
As an international award winning elopement photographer team, we promise to take incredibly beautiful images of you.
We are behind the camera making choices, watching light, composition, thinking about story telling and so much more. You’re choosing the location, the activities, what you’re sharing in front of the camera – which we are help to help you with every step of the way.
The key is though, we work together. In sync. So much of this process comes from the planning stages we share with our couples connecting over zoom and our planning questionnaires.