you've realized a traditional wedding just isn't for you

You want to

get married in a more meaningful way,



 

avoid all of the stress,

 

 

&

 

Invest in yourselves instead of a big wedding


Amy & Chuck.

Elopement photographers,

fellow elopers (heyyyy!!),

and all-around

nature junkies.

WE'RE

Amy Zumwalt Photographers - Oregon Elopement Photographer

YOU'RE GONNA LOVE

all of the

killer photos

we take of your entire elopement daY.

 

But that's not all we do.

 

Our job starts the minute we hear from you.

You could call us your...

  • TIMELINE GURUS
  • HIKING BUDDIES
  • LOCATION SCOUTS
  • PLAYLIST MAKERS
  • DAD-JOKE TELLERS
  • BACKUP PLAN CREATORS
  • SUMMIT-BEER SHARERS
  • PERSONAL CHEERLEADERS and...

(by the time your elopement day is here)

  • YOUR NEW FRIENDS.


We believe your wedding day should be your

Best Adventure Yet


What do we mean by that?

We don't mean you have to

scale a mountain,
go on some crazy hike,
or jump out of a plane

(unless you want to!)

"Your best adventure yet"

means it's youR day
to celebrate

YOUR love,

the way that

YOU want!

Arch Cape Elopement Photographer

"Amy is an artist.."

"There are people who can take nice pictures, and then there is Amy. Amy is an artist. She has an amazing ability to convey emotion through her photographs to create the story of your day. So when you look at the photos, they are not just a staged moment in time but they transport you back to that time with all feelings that you experienced. For me, Amy was more than a photographer. She helped me fulfill my vision for my wedding."



-J+N

 

Where do your hearts want to roam?


We know the Pacific Northwest like an old friend. But we also travel the planet with couples who want to exchange vows in other inspiring places. here are some of our favorites.


our favorite locations so far

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Columbia River Gorge

latourell falls, oregon

the central coast

OREGON

the southern coast

OREGON

the north Cascades

WASHINGTON

Cape Elizabeth

MAINE

Dyrholaey

ICELAND

Reynisfjara

iceland

Northern Ireland

Lake Lucerne

SWITZERLAND

Zurich

Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen

Switzerland

"You really feel like you gained a best friend through the process."

 

"Hiring Amy was hands down my best decision for making our wedding day such a special experience. After our phone consultation my excitement for the planning process went through the roof! I hadn't laughed that hard with a stranger, maybe ever. You really feel like you gained a best friend through the process."



-Cydney + Bryan

you're in good company

 

the top 5 reasons our couples elope

 

to escape

WEDDING STRESS

Planning a wedding involves a lot of time, energy and money. The sheer number of decisions you have to make can be overwhelming. Add everyone's opinions and expectations, and a lot of couples realize a traditional wedding just isn’t for them. 


to avoid

FAMILY DRAMA

For a lot of people, the idea of being around all of their family on their wedding day is really stressful to them. Whether due to family tension, lack of support, or simply unwanted opinions and pressure, many couples choose to elope so that they can feel free to celebrate their love without all of the negative and stressful feelings.

 

for the

INCREDIBLE SCENERY


 

For couples who love nature and travel, there’s no comparison here. It’s hard to get married in a wedding venue when you could exchange vows in the mountains, on a craggy cliff, near ocean waves, in a glacial cave, or under a canopy of towering redwoods.  


to make the day

THEIR OWN

When I talk to couples during the elopement planning process, they almost all say the same thing. They want a day that is their own. They want to be able to enjoy and celebrate each other, to feel connected, and to skip the "big show" of a traditional wedding.

because they value

EXPERIENCES

 

 

Most eloping couples would rather invest in an experience instead of a wedding. Combining an elopement ceremony with a bucket-list destination is the perfect way to embrace the adventure and experience that they value so much.



We know how much this day matters to you. We love that about you.

Oregon and Washington Elopement Inspiration


They dont call it the PNWonderland for nothing! Oregon and Washington truly are a wonderland of endless trails, forests, beaches, valleys, desserts, and breathtaking mountains. Check out some of our PNW elopement inspiration below.


invest in yourselves

let's make this day your own

elope with us

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE SO FAR?

SOME OF OUR PROUD FEATURES

the new york times
wandering weddings
the knot
brides magazine
style me pretty

 

d weddings