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Alaska Elopement Photographers

So you’re thinking about eloping in the beautiful state of Alaska? Filled with mountains and gorgeous glaciers, there is no place too small to plan your elopement together. Since you’re considering eloping in Alaska, you need a pretty rad photographer to help document your special day together. From exploring Denali National Park and its gorgeous peaks and glaciers to taking a stroll through Hatcher Pass, Alaska is filled with gorgeous places to have your ceremony, including national and state parks. Finding an Alaska elopement photographer is important to ensure your adventure goes by smoothly and beautifully.

The photographers below specialize in elopement photography for adventurous couples and intimate weddings. They also have expansive experience documenting epic elopement adventures in this beautiful state. Are you not sure where to elope? Are you thinking about what would happen if the weather is less than ideal for your wedding day? You can ask all these questions and more to your Alaska elopement photographer.

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Hiring a Alaska Wedding Photographer for Your Elopement

Eloping is a new concept. Many couples who elope did not plan to elope when they first started planning their wedding. Oftentimes time Alaska wedding photographers also offer services to couples who are planning to elope or have an intimate wedding. Additionally, some elopement photographers also offer their services for more traditional weddings. Don’t let us be an elopement blog that hinders you from reaching out to your dream Alaska wedding photographer. The following photographers are based in Alaska or work there full-time.

Q&A For Your Alaska Elopement Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Should You Spend on an Elopement Photographer?

Photographers in Alaska will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In Alaska, you’ll find photographers charging from $4,000- $10,000 for elopement coverage. The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you both and where your location in Alaska is your elopement adventure (this includes how far the location is from them initially PLUS how long it takes to get to the actual location when hiking). The more you want to cover, the higher the price.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at 1 location and portraits after the ceremony – $4,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $6,500
  • Elopement ceremony in the mountains with portraits after at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $10,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set that may be lower or higher than the examples provided.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers. Their elopement packages tend to also include additional services built in. When you’re meeting with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your Alaska elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Officiant and witness protocol
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Wedding albums

Keep in mind, that not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for my Alaska Elopement?

This depends on what YOU want on your wedding day. We have had plenty of couples hire only a photographer (and videographer), and they had an amazing time.

With that being said, you can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you. Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… You can even “elope” at a wedding venue in Alaska! We have even had SO many couples book private helicopter tours to get to more remote locations. The sky is the limit.

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated Alaska photographer who they recommend.

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