The Elopement

experience with us

Elopement days curated for adventures that honor your love.

We are here to passionately support + inspire you, to encourage a path of authenticity for your wedding day.

Imagine a wedding day not bound by the color of table linens and seating charts, but a day crafted out of freedom in expression for your adventurous souls.

“Traci and Bill are both so warm and genuine.”

We are with you every step of the way.

don't let a switchback hold you back from your dreams

Elopement photographers meet with prospect clients on a zoom call.

Not sure how to plan an elopement?

we are your logistic wranglers!

From first meeting to just a couple of weeks before your elopement day, we’ll be hanging out on zoom. We are here to help you from ideas, attire, locations, permits + every other detail. Each step, we are here to help you bring your vision to life, maintain purpose in your planning + get to know you to ensure the best elopement day experience. 

Want your day to be stress free + connective?

we are here to support you + give you space

We understand a huge part of choosing to elope means you want to truly experience connection, something raw and that requires space to be vulnerable. We know when to step back to let you fully immerse yourselves into your elopement day.

Being a husband + wife team also gives you so many benefits for different perspectives in photos, but also an extra set of hands and feet for all the logistics of your day while adventuring!

You want creative + inspiring Images?

we are international award winning photographers

We never stop learning, growing and pushing ourselves within our photography. It is important to us to tell your story with thoughtfulness and integrity. We want you to look back at the photos from your day and feel them. Every couple gets same day sneak peeks and then their full gallery with an image slide show within 5 weeks. 

 

So who are we?

no third wheels here, just family.

what is it like to work with Adventure + Vow?

Choosing your elopement photography team is one of the most important choices you will make when planning your elopement day. Why is this so important?

Our couple couldn’t have said it better here: 

“As an eloping couple, you’ll be spending more of your special day with your photographers than you will with anyone else.  – James + Michele 

We want to do nothing more than elevate your day by being the best elopement team you could have. There are a few things we stand for that truly is embedded into the philosophy of Adventure and Vow and how we work with our couples:

Choosing to get married you already know....

two is better than one!

Having two people as your elopement team rather than just one elevates your elopement experience and gallery by far. 
 
Legally getting married on the trail? 
We are both ordained, which means we can actually officiate your ceremony. Or be your two witnesses! Up to you. We love officiating for our couples, not just signing the paperwork. (Is that even legal?)
 
It is not just two!
It is 4 legs, 4 hands, 2 brains and 4 eyes (or 6 if you count Traci’s glasses lol.) – this allows us to be in two places at once if needed. This comes in super handy for first looks + elopements that have guests. We can adventure AND capture the action, making us more efficient. This has helped us greatly for climbing + kayak elopements. Having the ability to also capture different perspectives enhances your gallery with a variety of photos showcase tiny couple big landscape, but also intimate emotive images. 
 
We understand you. 
As a couple, we ourselves have stood where you are. We can relate with your fears, desires + what you are going through. We planned our own “just us two” elopement. We also documented a portion of it on our own. We know how precious it feels to rewatch your video + hear your vows and we know how badly you want your images to capture how you feel on your wedding day, to tell the full story of the experience. 
 
Two makes a “Dream Team”
Many of couples have labeled us the “Dream Team” in their reviews, but what does that mean? We are married, we know how to quickly communicate with each other in those fleeting moments, we work in sync often without even needing to say a word. We bounce ideas off of each other and look out for each other which is in turn looking out for you. Besides, what other photographer gets a human ladder on demand for the perfect angle?! (Ask us about it!)
A bride and groom stand together on a firetower overlooking Mt. Rainier.
Supporter + Safe Space
International Awards
135+ 5 Star Reviews
Working to Protect Elopements

“We were instantly at ease with Traci and Bill.”

Hire a photography team that genuinely cares about your experience. 

What is included

in our elopement packages?

Every single one of our packages are mindfully crafted to ensure that you have the best elopement day experience with stress free planning! While we do have pre-designed packages we also offer custom packages from 3 day elopements to smaller winter elopements! 

Each elopement package includes these things:

2 Photographers

Two international award winning photographers with over 175 elopements under their belt that are stoked to be here as your team.

Officiant

Free custom written ceremony + officiant along with 1 witness.

no hidden fees

All of our basic travel is included. There is no cost for you to have us be where-ever it is you want to elope! We are also already 4×4 equipped!

Location expertise

Boots on the ground scouting to know your location fully. Unique location suggestions in remote locations. From the most private to the most adventurous, we can help you find the DREAM location. 

Elopement Planning Guides

We’ve combined ALL of our years of knowledge in planning into a 95+ guide to help you throughout your planning process. Also includes a Leave No Trace guide.

Date nights

We have a few questionnaires we send our couples to help us assist them in planning. We want you to connect throughout this stage.

Personalized Timelines

Custom built, detailed, timeline for you two of your day with a packing list. If you have guests we build a unique to them timeline as well. 

Trusted Elopement Vendor Recs

We do not recommend just anyone! We will send you a curated list of vendors specializing in elopements + will be the best!

Drone coverage

Drone photo/video locations where permitted. 

Permits

With extensive permit knowledge we will assistance in pulling your special use permit if needed. Photography permits covered up to $250.

Stunning Photos

Same day sneak peaks sent to your phone + full edited gallery with high resolution downloads emailed within 5 weeks. (Video is delivered within 8 weeks.) Guidance on preserving your images for ever + printing them.

Adventure Elopement Packages

designed with experience in mind

Two Day Adventure

under the stars

Our most Valuable Package for the Ultimate adventure elopement!

Multi-day elopements are absolutely the best way to take a step away from our every day busy lives + embrace getting married!   

Perfect for:

– Backpacking elopements

– 1 day of adventure + 1 day with guests

– Elopements in multi-locations 

– Elopements with different types of adventures

Also ask us about our all-inclusive Llama Backpacking elopement in Washington available in August! 

$11,800

Full Day Adventure

Golden Hour

Spend your entire elopement together immersed in connection + Adventure.

This is our most booked package and for good reason. The one thing we do not get back in life is, time. Choosing to dedicate an entire day of coverage to your day allows you to have an unconstrained elopement day. 

What would you do for a full day? Anything you want! We are here to capture the experience, not pose you for 14 hours. You live, adventure to the fullest and spend quality time together for your first day as a married couple.   

Split days are perfect for elopements with guests to share quality time with each other + them. It is also great for just you two!

$9400

mini Adventure

Alpine Glow

GOT YOUR PASSPORT READY AND Dreaming TO ELOPE somewhere Unique?

Our pre-designed package is up to 6 hours which is perfect for a mini adventure elopement. 

Many locations can offer accessible locations perfect for a shorter elopement. We would recommend:

– Moab + Sedona

– San Juan Islands

– Olympic National Park Coast

– Joshua Tree National Park

Book a weekday or shoulder -season date so accessible areas are not congested.

$6200

Video Elopement Add-On

Video allows you to watch, hear and feel your elopement all over again.

One of our favorite things about video is the ability to re-experience your vows that you shared with each other this day. We love the video option as well for the ability to share your elopement day with your loved ones that were not present on your day.

Our videos are 3-5 minute highlight reels. We do offer custom videos if you are looking for a longer film.

Starting at: 2000

International Elopements

bucket-list worthy wedding day

Got your passports ready + want to explore an entirely new place to create core memories on your wedding day?!

One of the coolest things about elopements is that you can combine your wedding day with an incredible honeymoon! Choosing to go abroad for your elopement is exciting, immersive and inspiring! Just like here in the states we are here to help you with planning and logistics. Currently, booking aboard elopements for: New Zealand, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, the Dolomites (Italy), Patagonia, Peru, Vietnam + Thailand.

Starting at: 9800

Kind words

from our couples

The day of our elopement was an absolute DREAM. Traci made sure that we did every single one of the activities on our list, without making us feel rushed at any point in time. They gave us the space and freedom to truly enjoy every moment of our day together (both spontaneous and planned).

Traci and Bill are truly a power couple (I swear they can read each other's minds)... they work together seamlessly to capture every candid and intimate moment without anything feeling staged or overdone.

- Monica + Sam -
“PERFECT. That’s the first word that comes to mind when my partner and I reflect on our adventure elopement. And with Traci and Bill, we couldn’t have asked for two better people to help us make that happen.

Traci and Bill were more than just our photographers that day: they were our hiking buddies, keeping us company and in good spirits all the way through our ambitious 19 mile journey; they made sure we never got off path (especially at night!) and reassuring us about time (which was never a worry due to Traci’s meticulous planning and timeline); they were our extra pair of hands for all the little things, like buttoning up the back of a wedding dress, or carrying the train, or fluffing it just right for a photo; finally, they were our very own cheerleaders, cementing our special moments with warm words, encouragement, and congratulations.

We couldn’t be more thankful to have had Traci and Bill with us, and we genuinely feel they played a huge part in making our special day what it was. If you’ve made it this far, what are you waiting for?!
Go book them now before their schedule fills up!!

- Michele + James -
They handled so many details that we would have never thought to consider. We are beyond happy with their work! Their teamwork was incredible Traci captured photos I thought were only in fairytales and Bill performed a ceremony for us that exceeded our own idea of perfect. They scouted sites and led us on the most incredible hike we could’ve imagined.

As if their professionalism wasn’t enough they genuinely are a great couple to hang out with. They made our wedding day more than we could’ve ever imagined and we left with stories to tell for a lifetime. Thank you, thank you Adventure and Vow! Truly the best!

- Tory + Samantha -
Adventure & Vow brought me to tears (in the best way possible). As I stood, standing next to my new husband, overlooking the most beautiful Sedona sunset, I swear the world paused and moments from earlier in the day flashed through my mind. This of course included the beautiful scenery and sentimental moments like reading our private vows and walking down the “aisle” with my parents. But I also pictured so many other, more unexpected moments like laughing with Traci as she navigated us off trail, through the darkness to find our secret location. Watching Bill sprint around the steep sides of literal mountains, drone in hand, hunting for the ideal launch spot. Watching Traci climb and sit on Bill’s shoulders (her “human tripod”) just so she could get the perfect angle. As I look back at our pictures, I’m reminded of all the questionnaires and conversations we had with Traci and Bill leading up to our day, and how every request we’d made - big or small - had somehow been incorporated into the plan and captured in our photos. Traci and Bill are so thoughtful and intentional with their entire approach. They’re masters of synthesizing what it is you really want to feel and then making it a reality. They’re also just really cool people who will bring so much unexpected joy and entertainment to the entire process, they certainly did for us!!



- Alysaa + Jesse -
We did our research and came across Adventure & Vow which was exactly what we were looking for. You can tell what they do isn't just a job to them it's their passion. Traci was super communicative about the process of eloping at Olympic National Park and is extremely knowledgeable. She is very organized and put together a perfect timeline for our big day. Not only is Traci a genuine person, she is also incredibly talented and knowledgeable at what she does.

Traci and Bill helped us haul my dress and backpack during our entire hike and were super sweet about it! They were fun to talk to and really allowed John-Mark and I to soak up every minute of our day. It was one of the best experiences of our lives! I would absolutely do it all over again! And I can't forget to include how amazing our pictures came out !! Even after our elopement, Traci has been super communicative with all of our questions/requests.

- America + John Mark -
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Where you can

elope with us in 2024

We are currently booking for 2024 adventure elopements! 

We mostly capture our couples love stories in Arizona, Utah, California, Washington and Alaska. However we are available world wide. Feel free to reach out even if you do not see your date + location listed on our travel schedule!

We are currently 50% booked for the 2024 season as we only take on 25 elopements per year to best serve our couples.

Based in the North Cascades of Washington

Travel Schedule:

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.

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Here is where you belong.

Together, in nature.

“We were able to slow down, enjoy every single moment, have a BLAST, and be in a place that fills us with immense joy”

How often do you take the time or moment to observe how the sand feels between your toes, how the water moves beside you, how you feel, how your partner takes in a place or moment or how the sun feels on your skin?

Eloping presents you the chance to observe, slow down and truly experience a day together and 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.

We love seeing couples experience new things together on their elopement day. You see a moment of calm, acceptance and wonder brush over them. Connection so present to the place and what it offers, to each other and the experience.

YOUR wedding day

YOUR WAY

Our bags are packed, truck is fueled up and we are ready to hit the trail with you for the adventure of a lifetime.