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A guide for eloping in Oregon

Oregon elopement photographer

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...

Let's make this happen!

I’m a tea connoisseur, animal lover and travel addict! Spending time outdoors where all you can hear are birds chirping and the wind rustling through the trees is one of my favorite things. My love for the mountains is partly what drew me to be an elopement photographer.

When I got married I knew nothing about elopements. The only thing I thought I knew about elopements was that you went to the courthouse to get married and that’s it. So, in my mind I thought there was really only one option for me--a traditional wedding--and looking back I wish I had the knowledge that I have now of what eloping is really all about.

So, that’s why I do what I do.

I’m an Elopement Photographer so that I can give you another option and give you another way to get married if you feel a traditional weddings isn't right for the both of you. Elopements are all about getting married exactly how and where you want to and I’m here to give you permission to take that road.

If you want to start off your marriage on an epic adventure with the backdrop of your dreams with just the two of you or even your closest loved ones then let’s do this!! I’m here to help you turn your elopement dream into a reality.

Hey, I'm Courtney! I'm not the photographer that books you, shows up and says 'byeeee'!

LET's do this!

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I care about getting to know you so that i can help create the ultimate elopement experience that's crafted around you.

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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! 

Eastern Oregon & Bend

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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


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! 

eastern oregon & bend

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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!

oregon elopement locations

cannon beach

cape kiwanda

hug point

latourell falls

government cove

mount hood

smith rock state park

steens mountains

painted hills

Your elopement day is truly all about the experience you have on one of the most important days of your life! My goal is to help create an unforgettable elopement day for you that you'd actually want to do all over again!

THERE"S A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TELLING THE STORY OF YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY THROUGH DOCUMENTING AND POSING YOU UNNATURALLY FOR HOURS.

I'm not here to pose you for hours. I'm here to tell the story of your epic elopement! I totally get that being in front of a camera can feel weird, but I’m there to make sure you don't. By the time your elopement rolls around we’ll have talked a LOT, gotten to know each other, and we’ll have become more like friends having a professional business transaction.

My Approach

I will be with you as you put your dress on, tie up your boots and say your vows. I will be there for you no matter what and, honestly, I will probably shed a tear as you say your vows, because I’m so happy you got to get married in the way you truly wanted to.

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Here's how I guide you through creating your dream Oregon elopement!

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- Starting at 4 hours of coverage
- 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
- 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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Starting price $2500

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.

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"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

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. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements on the web, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken of an elopement in Ireland. Those moments were captured by, yep you guessed it, Courtney!

Her website and Courtney herself made the process so easy. She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! Courtney does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST day! She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details, like what type of shoes to wear! 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! After we exchanged our vows, we went to celebrate at a local pub (Courtney’s idea ;) ). It was a blast!!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making it happen. So for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney on your big day, 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

"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 was 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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