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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
-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.
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.
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.
Courtney was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire planning process. We knew we wanted an elopement that still included some of the traditional aspects. After our first call with Courtney, we knew she would help guide us in the right direction in planning our perfect day.
Courtney made planning easy by always providing us with ample information so that we could choose what worked best for our vision. She gave multiple options for our ceremony location along with recommendations for a local florist and bakery. When we had questions or uncertainties along the way, she always had so many ideas that we could choose from. It really helped us in creating the stress-free day that we dreamed of.
The actual elopement day went without flaw. Courtney provided us with a detailed timeline and helped keep everything on schedule. Courtney is so personable and makes you feel comfortable. She brings a positive and fun energy and wealth of knowledge and experience which helps create beautiful pictures.
Not only did she help in the planning process, but our photos are absolutely gorgeous! We were beyond impressed with all of our pictures and love showing them off. We would totally recommend Courtney to anyone looking for an adventure elopement!!
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Courtney has a very warm and bubbly personality that shows through her work! She made my husband and I feel SO comfortable throughout the whole day.
We were very confused on how to start planning our adventure and she was there to answer a lot of our questions in the beginning and honestly with a very short time frame! We planned and got married in 6 weeks, because we knew we really wanted her there for our day and that is what she had available! It was a challenge well accepted for all three of us.
Our day was perfect. She captured our true essence of love and laughter and each photo shows it. There weren't very many set up photos unless we asked for them. She just gets you in the moment!
You can absolutely tell that Courtney loves what she does and wants your day to be perfect. She listens to you and really tries to understand you as a couple first and then uses that within her photography skills.
If you are looking for an adventure/elopement photographer I would highly suggest Courtney Lynn. We will be looking at and reliving our elopement forever thanks to her amazing photos. You won't be disappointed!
Courtney was so helpful during the whole process! She helped put together a wonderful day! She really wanted to make sure our wedding was just right for us. She made our elopement perfectly formulated for us, and I can't think of a more beautiful day!
One of our concerns going into an elopement was wanting to have pictures that let us remember the entire day. Courtney was there from start to finish and captured the whole day! Because of her outstanding work, we can share it with our loved ones, and they can experience the event almost as if they were there. We also really appreciated that she captured genuine moments between us instead of making it a photoshoot.
It felt like we were hanging out with a friend, and we think that helped us enjoy our day to the fullest.
If your dream wedding is an adventurous elopement day, I couldn't recommend Courtney more. She went above and beyond and was such a joy to work with throughout this whole experience.
She made us feel at ease and relaxed. Some wedding photographers are all about capturing posed moments that can be really awkward; that's NOT Courtney's style at all. Not only was she down to do whatever we wanted and go on little side adventures, but she made us feel comfortable.
She captured our true personalities and who we are as a couple! When looking at our gallery, our love for each other and our personalities can be seen in each image! She is extremely talented and did a phenomenal job of capturing the beauty of our wedding location. If you hire her, you will not regret it!
We are SO happy we decided to go with Courtney for our wedding photos! Originally we were supposed to elope in Italy, and she helped a TON with planning things like travel and what our day was going to look like.
Then the pandemic hit and we realized we probably weren't going to be able to go to Italy. So, we decided to change locations to Glacier!
She made it super easy and stress free, and helped plan what our new day in Glacier was going to look like!
Courtney was super easy to spend the entire day with, very friendly and fun to talk to! Even though our day didn't go exactly how we planned due to the weather, we all just went with the flow of it and it still turned out to be an amazing day!
If you're in doubt, just hire her!! You won't regret it one bit and you will get so many incredible photos to look back on your day!!
Courtney’s guide was VERY helpful! Everything from finding a place to stay/what to wear to how to explain to people “why” you’re eloping!
The experience was unforgettable! Courtney was very helpful and guided us where we needed to go within the park! She was very knowledgeable and helped us with our “awkwardness” when taking photos! She was very laid back but in a good/productive way! She makes you feel very comfortable!
She helped us get permits that I had no idea we had to have! She also was able to be flexible with the schedule. We had a hiccup by getting lost on our route to where we were supposed to meet her but we made it work! Her reassurance helped us make up for time we lost when we were lost on our way there!
Courtney is seriously the bomb. This is your sign to just go for it!
We really were not sure what we wanted for our elopement. We didn't need much: just the 2 of us in a beautiful spot enjoying the day. Courtney sent us a comprehensive list of locations that fit our needs, and when I asked follow up questions ("Would you go with location X or location Y? Here's what we like about each..."), she wasn't afraid to tell us which one she thought we'd love the most!
The location she helped us to choose was absolutely PERFECT for us. It was also located in a region that we probably never would have explored if it weren't for Courtney, and we absolutely loved the several days we stayed in the Beartooth Mountain region.
We felt like Courtney really did a great job of sensing what we needed. The photos she took were absolutely incredible, and I was really shocked by how many we got! I literally could not believe it when I saw it.
I would recommend hiring Courtney in a heartbeat. She was so helpful, flexible, and gave us a great final product. We're so happy we hired Courtney for our elopement!
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, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken by Courtney!
Courtney 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!
My now husband and I decided to elope for our wedding at Mt. Rainier NP, but we had NO IDEA how we were going to pull that off. After searching through many different elopement photographers, I came across Courtney’s website.
Her portfolio is what really drew me in – but her personality (as shown through her website) is what sealed the deal for us. Before our wedding day, Courtney offered us endless advice to plan our perfect day. She even has a guide that she gives her clients and that in itself was a lifesaver! I found some vendor recommendations on there that we ended up using for our wedding (example - an elopement makeup artist). It can be overwhelming to book everything but she helped us make sure we had everything set along the way.
Our wedding day was so much fun. Part of the day we were with family, but the later part it was just me, my husband and Courtney. We went on a little hike and had a little picnic and it was so relaxing. We are really glad we chose Courtney to be there to document our day with and for us. She is so much fun to be around, and she also makes you feel really comfortable throughout your whole day! Thank you so much, Courtney! Our photos are amazing!
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"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!"
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!
...and you want an amazing storyteller to document your day