A guide for eloping in oregon

Oregon Elopement Photographer

creating a unique elopement experience that's crafted around you

I think you've made a pretty darn good decision! It's seriously impossible to go wrong with choosing a location for your Oregon Elopement.

There is pretty much every single type of scenery located here in Oregon! No matter if you want to say your vows by a waterfall, in the mountains, a forest, a peaceful meadow, a desert, or a lake--Oregon has it all! Here are some tips for eloping in Oregon including the best places to elope in Oregon, tips and my Oregon Elopement Packages!

If you're considering eloping in Oregon...

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You know you want to elope,

and you know you want it to be meaningful and  adventurous, but where do you start?

You probably have a million thoughts running through your head making you a bit overwhelmed.

How does this work? What can I do during my elopement? How do I choose my location? Is the ceremony legal? Can I elope with family?

One of the reasons you're probably eloping is because you want to have a stress-free day, but with so much uncertainty on how to plan an elopement how is it even possible?!

No need to stress, you're in the right place! This is where I come in and do the heavy lifting for you.

I'm Courtney, and I specialize in documenting adventurous elopements for couples who love the outdoors! My role is so much more than just an elopement photographer.

I'm here to guide you through every single step of planning your elopement and to give you a clear path tossing that stress out the window!



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Let's take away those expectations, relieve pressure and focus on how you want to get married.


So, if you're looking for an adventurous, meaningful and wild elopement experience then let's friggin' do this!!

Let's chat about your dream elopement!

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You dream it up, and i'll help turn it into reality.

Eloping is a very intentional way of getting married. No expectations. No traditions you have to follow.

Imagine the two of you (and me!) in an epic location having the adventure of a lifetime!

Picture it! No matter if you want to go hiking, take a drive through a national park, or go on an epic helicopter tour, you can do it.

There are no rules for eloping!

Your wedding day should be something you look forward to and not something you worry about, am I right or am I right?

Stress-free. Wind in your hair. Huge smile on your face. Laughing your butts off. That's the way it should be!

I’m here to help you create the day that you want. An adventurous day that actually focused on you. I guarantee that it's going to be a day you'll want to do all over again!

I'm ready for my oregon elopement!

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Lemme get this straight--THERE ARE NO RULES TO ELOPING!! If you don’t want to hike on your elopement day, then don’t.

There are SO many other methods or ways to get to epic locations that don’t include hiking! I’m all about crafting the day that you want, so however, you want to celebrate--you bet we can do it!



I’m a go with the flow kind of person and I’d love to go on an adventure with you. We’ll be spending such a special day together!

That's why I hop on that phone call with you to make sure we'll get along great! Before ya know it we'll be cracking jokes and taking a shot or two ;) I'm here to give you permission to be yourselves!


I want this to be an easy and even fun process for you! I don’t expect you to have it all together. That’s what I’m here for!

I’ll be working closely with you to plan out every single detail. From finding the perfect location to creating a seamless timeline, I got you covered!




I can’t thank Courtney enough for the breathtaking day we had! I have seriously been obsessing over the photos since I’ve got them & had the absolutely best time with her! Her work is phenomenal and she’s so personable!

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Here's a few of the things I will help you with!

-Listen to your vision and what you’re looking for
-Help you complete your vision by giving you the ultimate list of places to say your vows.
-Suggestions for activities to include that you’ll love!
-Create a timeline for a stress-free day
-How to pack your bouquet while hiking
-Save you lots of time & confusion
-What type of attire and gear to pack or wear so that you’ll be 100% prepared
-Guide you through acquiring any necessary permits
-Give you a clear picture on how to have a legal or symbolical ceremony

She made us feel comfortable from the moment we met her and completely blew us away with her creativity. She captured our love and relationship so authentically. When we received our gallery we were speechless! We can't even choose a favorite, because there are too many! 

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I guarantee that this will be the easiest process you could imagine.

No number of questions is too many to ask as we start to create your dream elopement. With an unlimited amount of Zoom calls to hammer out the details and logistics no stone will be left unturned!

You’ll walk away with incredible memories, gorgeous images that will last you forever, and even a new adventure buddy :)

It’ll be the best decision you ever made. 

- Ranging from partial day to full day documentation
- Personalized elopement coordination
- Get to know your & your vision questionnaire
- Personalized list of locations ideas
- Vendor recommendations
- Custom timeline so you can have a smooth and  stress-free day
-Unlimited Zoom calls to nail out the details for your elopement
-Gear Guide for eloping outdoors so you'll be 100% prepared
- High resolution images in an online gallery to share with friends and family
- All basic travel fees included to anywhere in Oregon are included!


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A weekday elopement will typically be your best choice to avoid crowds! There are a lot of gorgeous locations in Oregon which attract all the hikers, bikers and tourists wanting to explore the sites especially if you have a summer elopement. So, opting to have a week day elopement will be best to have a more intimate day! 


This is one of the most important days of your life. You may be eloping, but that doesn't mean you don't deserve to have a day full of epic adventures! Imagine only having pictures from 2 hours of your elopement day.. Our memories are fleeting and this day is going to be your anniversary for the rest of your life. I want you to look back and remember it like it was yesterday! 


If you don't want a winter elopement, then I suggest choose a date between the late spring and early fall! Although the weather can be unpredictable at times opting for a time during the summer will give you the best chances of avoiding the rain. The western part of Oregon is a lot more wet than the eastern part! If you want more options for all year around for eloping in Oregon, then Bend is the way to go!



If you have your elopement during sunrise or sunset it will provide the most gorgeous light for those stunning portraits to hang up in your home! This is another way to avoid crowds and have the most private elopement especially if you want to get married by a waterfall. If you want to elope by a waterfall like Latourell Falls, I highly recommend having a sunrise elopement.


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NO 2. ALL DAY ELOPEMENTS!

NO 1. WEEK DAYS WORK BEST!

NO 3. WANT TO AVOID RAIN?

NO 4. HAVE A SUNSET OR SUNRISE ELOPEMENT!

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A quaint coastal city. It is filled with coves, gorgeous cliffs, and sea caves! One of the most well known landmarks is Haystack Rock, which is 235 feet tall.



Known for is crashing waves which makes is a fantastic place to go boating! There are also sand dunes along the beach which provide for some beautiful views of haystack rock. There are also many cliffs and rocks to provide multiple types of scenery!


Only a few miles from Cannon Beach and is an incredible place for an elopement! There is a waterfall situated next to a cove which creates the perfect back drop for your vows.

The Oregon coast


An epic waterfall that will create the perfect backdrop for your vows! The 224 foot waterfall pours over the top tall pillars making it easily one of the most photogenic waterfalls along the Columbia George River.


Has incredible views of the Columbia Gorge River. There are many different rock formations and places to reach the river for multiple locations for photo opts.


A stunning mountain peak that can be seen from pretty much everywhere in Portland. There are an endless amount of gorgeous hikes and the Columbia George River runs along the edge of Mt. Hood Forest which creates even more opportunities for some incredibly rad activities! 

The Columbia Gorge


The Oregon version of Zion National Park and it is pretty spectacular. It's full of incredible waterfalls, snow capped mountains and comes with desert vibes as well! The possibilities are endless here!


Has a desert vibe, because it gets hardly any rain. There is a vast amount of cracked earth and a few gorges. If you're looking for a desert-like elopement be sure to check out Steens!


An incredible place. The hills are covered in gold, red, and yellow. It seriously looks like it's from another planet which is pretty dang cool! 

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Oregon Elopement locations

There are so many incredible locations for eloping in Oregon! This list could truly go on and on forever, but here are the main areas to consider when eloping in Oregon! 

However, I help my couples pick out the best location for them based off of what they're looking for! I'm here to guide you through every step and make your Oregon elopement experience one to remember!

Cannon beach

latourell falls

smith rock state park

steens mountains

painted hills

government cove

mount hood

cape Kiwanda

hug point

Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day, but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping.

"When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. 

COURTNEY MADE THE PROCESS SO EASY! She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! She does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST elopement experience possible!

She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making our dream day happen. 

So, for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!"

Taylor & andrew

"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen.

She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

Ellie & Zac

"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments.

Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

Shannon & Brandon

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session.

Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary.

She kept the focus on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"

NINA & JASON

"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

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Don't just take it from me, Take it from my past couples!

You’re in the right place!

I’m here to guide you through EVERY. SINGLE. STEP.

Let’s toss that’s confusion out the window and focus on how you want to get married!

Let me relieve those feelings of being lost, save you time, tell the story of your day and let’s get started creating a day that you’ll never forget!

So, if you know you want to elope,
but feel unsure on where to start, 

contact me & let's get starting creating your dream elopement!

...and you want an amazing storyteller to document your day