You’re here because you are ready to ditch the big wedding plans, elope instead and looking for an Oregon Elopement Photographer and expert! The state of Oregon is one of the most beautiful locations to elope in. From incredible beaches, to alpine summits, to forest trails, Oregon has everything you could want in an elopement location.
I can't wait to help you plan your perfect adventurous wedding day.
why elope in orgeon
Whether you want a wedding day spent in the mountains or exploring hidden waterfalls, or a day wandering the coastline, Oregon has the perfect spot for you.
Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the United States, along with incredible beaches, waterfalls, and forests. All you need is an officiant and 2 witnesses, and it will be official!
Traveling to Orgeon
Oregon is a huge state, it takes roughly 8 hours to drive across the state, so you’ll want to be clear about the destination you are hoping for with your elopement.
The largest airport in Oregon is Portland International Airport (PDX), but depending on where you choose to elope, it may make more sense to look at flying into a smaller airport like Eugene Airport, Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, or Redmond Municipal Airport, depending on how far you’re willing to travel. The cheaper flights will likely be into PDX where you can easily pick up a rental car and drive to your elopement location!
Where to stay in Oregon
Where you are choosing to elope in Oregon, will dictate where to stay. Some of the best places to stay in Oregon are around Portland, Bend, Eugene, Medford, and maybe even Boise, ID if you are eloping in the high desert of Oregon. There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns, and short term rentals (Airbnbs/Vrbos) all over the country.
Also, look at renting a van or camper for your elopement! There are a ton of incredible campsites all over the state and vanlife gives you the freedom to explore all Oregon has to offer.
Where to elope in Orgeon
Oregon has such a variety of places to elope. Depending on the type of landscape you are going for will dictate where you want to elope in Oregon.
Some examples of where to elope in Oregon are Bridal Veil Falls, Guy W. Talbot State Park, Wahclella Falls, Rowena Crest, Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, Columbia River Gorge, Crater Lake National Park, Washington Park, Cathedral Park, Smith Rock State Park, the Painted Hills, Alvord Desert, and countless locations in Mount Hood National Forest.
But I have some hidden gems up my sleeve for my couples!
what it's like to elope in Orgeon with me
hey, I'm Kelsey!
I'm your Orgeon adventure elopement photographer with a whole lot of knowledge about Orgeon.
Born and raised in New England, I'm an adventurer at heart. I'm always on the go exploring new places constantly to update my elopement locations for amazing couples like you! I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes me feel alive. So I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Because if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same. I can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. I have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
hear it from my couples
"On the day of our elopement, Kelsey delivered with her amazing energy. She’s not there to stiffly pose you, she’s there to document the real moments for you as a couple and while she’ll offer direction when you need it, she’ll awe you by catching all the beautiful, genuine, special, tearful, joyful moments you’ll remember forever."
"She provided us with guidance right from the get-go, answering questions about everything from hiking boots to hair and makeup crises to permits, and took our vague, half-formed suggestions (Acadia National Park, foliage, mountain and water views, can we take a boat ride??) and turned them into something both achievable and magical."
"I didn't realize how many ways that an elopement photographer could help you prior to the big day, but Kelsey absolutely has the bases covered! She will be your hype-girl throughout the whole process and will be there with tips, recommendations, and encouragement!"
— cait + jim
— MEG + RITTICK
— BIANCA + ERIC
helpful planning resources
How to plan the perfect elopement
How to include your family
Create a sustainable wedding day
Whether you're including family or not, this post is a fun resource to figure out how to include them and keep your day feeling true to you.
Having an elopement is already reducing so much waste, but check here for some fun ways to make your elopement day sustainable and eco-friendly.
Is eloping planning overwhelming you? I get it. Check here on the steps I tell my couples to take in order to create a day that feels true to them. Hint: there is no dream that can't become a reality!
For Orgeon Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
Oregon elopement packages
most couples invest between $5,500-$8,000
As an elopement photographer, I value the experience I provide my couples. I am so much more than just a photographer. Here's just a little insight of the experience and what's included in my packages.