Authentic & Artistic
Authentic & Artistic
You know you don’t want to have a traditional wedding but don’t know what other options you have.
You dream of a private wedding day without
You desire a unique and meaningful day
But have no idea where to begin.
You desire a unique and meaningful wedding day
but have no idea where to begin.
The thought and cost of planning a big traditional wedding stresses you out.
I want this!
Save time, money, and stress
Focus on your partner, rather than your guests
create a wedding day that reflects your values
Elopement days are intimate, unique, and wayyy more affordable. Your elopement day can be whatever you want it to be. You get to choose the environment that you feel most comfortable in. You get to choose who's invited. You get to choose which traditions to keep and which ones to ditch. Whatever you dream up, we can make it happen!
" It’s hard to sum up words of how amazing Leesha is. She made our wedding experience better than I could have ever imagined. This day was once in a lifetime, thanks to Leesha and her skills! "
Sound like your kind of day?
The beauty of elopements is that you can create them to be fully, 100% your own.
No pressure to follow any traditions you don’t care about. No pressure to invite people you don’t want there. No pressure to do what society tells you to do. And I might argue that those reasons make elopements even more special & intentional than traditional weddings.
Jen & Joey planned everything in two weeks: they flew up from Georgia, stayed & got ready in Tacoma, and drove out to Mt. Rainier the day of their elopement. It couldn’t have come together more perfectly – we all agreed in the end that it was all truly meant to be.
Rachel & Carl’s Olympic National Park elopement was a PNW dream, especially since they're from Florida and had never been to the PNW before. I was super excited and honored to be the first to show them around.
Trisha & Justin celebrated with a full-day Mount Rainier elopement – a day I only could’ve dreamed of being able to capture. If I had to describe these two in a few words: sweet, calm, relaxed, outdoorsy, & down for an adventure. My kind of people.
Count me in!
A complimentary engagement session anywhere in the PNW
a personal hype woman helping you every step of the way
You'll also get:
Between 4 and 12 hours of coverage depending on which package you book
online image gallery of fully edited high resolution images and personal print release
location guidance, vendor connections, timeline planning
Unlimited communication With me
Ready to book your elopement with me? This is what you get when you invest:
" Leesha is an unbelievable photographer and absolutely amazing to work with. You won’t be able to find a more talented individual who can capture any moment in the best way possible. We couldn’t have been happier with her as our photographer. "
" Leesha is incredible at her craft, but an even more incredible person. She stuck with us and worked with us through all of the COVID changes. She’s incredibly easy to talk to and made being photographed a little less uncomfortable for me. You won’t find a better person/photographer out there than Leesha. "
" Leesha and her photography made our day so special! She was so helpful in all aspects of our elopement planning, providing extra vendor list, and went out of her way to make sure that everything was perfect! She was flexible and worked with us to get our dream elopement!! Our pictures turned out AMAZING and we love looking at them all the time! 10/10 would recommend. "
Next Elopement >
Do you dream of hiking on your wedding day? I’ve got the day for you! Get ready together at a riverside cabin. Drive to a nearby trail for photos with old-growth trees, a suspension bridge, and glacial blue river water. Drive up the mountain farther to the main attraction of your day. Park at the trailhead and hike up and up and up until you reach the most stunning views of Mt Rainier that you’ll ever see. Change into your wedding attire and say your vows with Mt Rainier and a golden sunset in the background.
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Get ready in an a-frame at the base of Mt Rainier. Drive to a nearby trailhead for your sunrise ceremony. Take a short hike to a stunning alpine lake. Say your vows surrounded by your parents and siblings. Continue the loop hike for more photo opportunities. Head back to your cabin for brunch. Take a quick afternoon nap. Hang out on the deck with your family before BBQing dinner. Dance with your parents, cut your cake and have a hand blessing ceremony. End your day with sunset photos at a secluded local river location.
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Meet your photographer at Lake Crescent. Start your day with a quick hike to the nearly 100ft tall Marymere Falls. Spend some time wandering around Lake Crescent hand in hand with your partner. Check out the famous Ranger Station, the wildflower meadows, and the bright blue lakeshore views. From here, drive a few hours to Ruby Beach. Explore the beach and find the perfect spot to read your vows and exchange rings. End your evening watching the sun dip below the Pacific Ocean horizon.
After five years as a full time wedding photographer, almost all of my clients were choosing adventure engagement sessions but sticking with conventional weddings that had large guest lists and outdated traditions. The disconnect between the free-spiritedness of adventure sessions and the production of traditional weddings left me feeling burned out. I sought out a way to reconnect my passion for photography with the beautiful union of marriage. In 2019 I decided to shift my energy towards adventure elopements, a place that finally felt like home, and I haven't looked back since.
My wedding and elopement packages begin at $4000. But my average client investment is $6000. You can view my full price breakdown at this link.
The majority of my clients book me at least 6 months before their wedding or elopement. But I book up to 1 year out. I also take on last minute events often. I'm pretty flexible! But the sooner you reach out, the more likely I am to have your date available still.
This is always a tough one because there's so many incredible locations! I have a few guides and blogs I send to my clients to help them choose. My advice is to envision how you want your day to feel and go from there!
Absolutely! I'm happy to photograph elopements and small wedding with up to 30 guests. Keep in mind there are group size restrictions in the parks though.