Girl in the Wild

Girl in the Wild

Based In: Issaquah, Washington and traveling worldwide
Photographer: Girl in the Wild

Girl in the Wild

Based In: Issaquah, Washington and traveling worldwide

Art. Advocacy. Adventure.

An elopement photographer for wild, nature-loving spirits serious about legendary adventure and creating legacy through their elopement day. I’m a down to earth adventure photographer with professional outdoor leadership training, who keeps things real. I’ll take you on an epic adventure to celebrate your marriage. Wanna ski a volcano? Paddle out at sunset? Backpack for a weekend? Get married at your favorite crag? I’m the adventure professional who embraces wild nature, whether it’s yours or the earth’s.

Welcome Legends!

I’m Lindsey, a world-galavanting elopement photographer local to Washington State. Equal parts soulful and playful, I’m wildly passionate about the natural world, ecosystems, public lands, and the boundless adventure possibilities in earth’s wild playground. I’m committed to helping adventurous couples, create the elopement day of their dreams, documenting it all with Instagram-worthy photos without the Instagram impact.

Couples who work with me do so because getting married with meaning is important to them. My purpose as your photographer and adventure elopement experience guide is to help you start your marriage off strong through an adventure that will strengthen your bond and allow your connection to come alive right before my lens. I document it all with epic photography that leaves the natural world better because of your decision to work with me. Your elopement is the start of your legacy, it should be legendary.

Epic elopement photography is a unique synthesis of authentic connection, collaboration, and cooperation with mother nature, your partner, and your photographer. Let’s get to know each other, shall we?

A bit about me …

I’m passionate about connecting to wild places through the journey of exploration. If you’re ready to put together the elopement itinerary of a lifetime, I’m you’re gal!

I’d love to trade adventure stories with you while we hike up a mountain, sip warm drinks at sunset, and enjoy a crackling campfire. I’m ready for both epic and everyday adventures. As a trained outdoor professional with over ten years of outdoor leadership experience in the backcountry, I go where you go. When I’m not out adventuring with clients, you can find me climbing at the local crag, ski touring on Mount Rainier, riding horses on the coast, sailing the Salish Sea, scuba diving, or working up a sweat on my Stand Up Paddleboard in the San Juan Islands. If I can backpack and spend the night outside on my adventures, even better! I love to do ALL. THE. THINGS. and find it especially wonderful when I combine them!

I’m most in my element when I’m on the move, but I used to live in Scandinavia, and “hygge” is a big part of my lifestyle. On my down days, I’m usually snuggling my kitties and tending my houseplants and flowers.  Lifestyle “Rewilding” practices and “Friluftsliv” (free air, free life in Norwegian) nourish every aspect of my life with nature. For me, returning to nature, to the earth, is returning to the roots of my organic nature, the most alive version of myself. The best of who I am meant to be in life. This is my guiding philosophy, and it’s what I bring to your elopement day.

Are we kismet?

If so, I’d LOVE to celebrate your adventurous journey together with a LEGENDARY elopement and photography that tells the story of your adventure from start to finish.

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I might be the right photographer for you if …

  • You want to get married with meaning and want environmental stewardship to be part of your elopement legacy

 As a photography partner with Washington’s National Parks Fund, the non-profit that funds the National Parks in my home state of Washington, a portion of your photography fees will be donated to help preserve and protect Washington’s National Parks. Stewardship, appreciation, and preservation of public lands and wild places is why I do what I do.

I’m both a Leave No Trace Aware Photographer and a Certified Leave No Trace trainer and prioritize environmental impact during your elopement. I was one of the founding members and former executive with the Nature First Photography Alliance, an alliance of photographers committed to the preservation of wild places. A portion of your fees will be donated to environmental non-profits.

  • You want a trained and seasoned outdoor professional planning your itinerary and guiding you on a unique adventure

I have over ten years of experience working in outdoor leadership.  I’m a trained ski instructor, mountaineer, sailor, rock climber, equestrian, and Stand Up Paddleboarder. I’m a certified scuba diver and I’m learning to surf. I’ll go wherever you will!

  • You want to work with someone who has lived where you’re eloping (Northern California, Washington or Arizona) and also knows how to plan international trips

I was born and raised in Washington, and have spent 8 years living in Northern California, 3 years in Arizona, and another 3 living abroad in Oslo, Norway! I’ve traveled and planned itineraries for destinations in over 20 countries.

  • You want a photographer who takes great pictures and tells amazing adventure stories through their images

Before I was a photographer, I was a professional adventure storyteller and commercial content creator in the outdoor industry working with top international retailers.

  • You want a full-service experience with someone who feels like your best adventure buddy

I’m the one outfitting you with walkie talkies, providing you with gear and accessories you need, busting out my pop up changing room on top of the mountain, and hauling the jet boil to warm up some mulled wine or hot tea while you enjoy a picnic spread. Speaking of picnics, styling, and flowers, I have a list of vendors to work with to make all your adventure wedding fantasies come true. Whether you need custom summit treats, hiking proof hair and makeup, or a posh outdoor picnic, I have you covered. As a Certified Reiki Master and Wedding Officiant, I can even sign off on your ceremony to make it all legal.

 

This day isn’t about capturing how you look together, it is about capturing how you are, authentically. It is about watching your connection and your spirits come alive as you embark on your elopement adventure. It is a day for both honoring and celebrating your love and life together. We’ll tell stories, laugh about misadventures, and do whatever epic s&%t you guys are up for! I’m equally comfortable talking about the significance of connecting with nature as I am laughing at cat photos and reciting lines from Step Brothers. “Did we just become best friends?” That’s one possibility when you have an authentic connection with your photographer. In all seriousness, I’m all about an end to end complete elopement plan that prioritizes your experience and connection above all else. I support elopements that strengthen your legacy through stewardship and encourage you to push your comfort zone as much or as little as you want. The day is yours to dream and I’ll help you bring it to life with professionalism and fun!

I consider it a great privilege to move amongst the elements. I want to celebrate that privilege with you by helping connect you to the most organic alive version of yourself by taking you to a meaningful destination where you feel your connection to the earth’s wild nature and your own on your wedding day. Adventure is a training ground for life, is there any more meaningful way to start your lifetime of adventure in marriage?

Now, it’s your turn. I can’t wait to learn more about you!

Let’s create and tell the story of the best day of your life. I can’t wait to get started!

Dying to know about pricing? Elopement packages start at $2700 with custom options (like drone photography) available to fit your unique vision. Contact me for more deets!

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Lindsey made our elopement a dream come true. After having to cancel our wedding due to the pandemic, we decided to find another way to celebrate our relationship by eloping in the mountains. I reached out to a number of photographers, but Lindsey was the only one to actually call me back rather than sending a generic email with pricing and info. She stressed the importance of helping us achieve what we envisioned for our special day, and worked with us and our budget to provide the best elopement experience possible. She is native to the area, and was able to provide so many good ideas for us to consider for the experience. In addition, she scouted out specific spots and created a full day timeline/agenda for us in advance, really taking all the guesswork out of it so we could just enjoy our wedding day. We ended up getting a wide variety of backdrops from the mountains, to the rain-forest, to the beautiful Washington coast. She was such a pleasure to work with and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. we also really loved her passion for the environment and preserving the natural beauty of our surroundings. We even ended up shooting at extra locations along the way for the fun of it. The investment in these photos was truly worth every penny and we will be forever grateful for the amount of care and attention to detail put into our special day.

Ashley & Jamie

Lindsey is amazing! We asked her if she’d be up to do our engagement shoot in the backcountry on skis. I thought she might think we were crazy, but she responded enthusiastically! She thought of all the little details and even lugged a thermos of hot tea for us all the way to the top! Not to mention the photos were incredible. She gave us occasional suggestions but wasn’t overbearing or into frequent adjustments like some photographers, so the close up photos looked (and felt) very natural. Plus she got fantastic shots of us against the mountain backdrop and even some action shots of us skiing! Our friends and family can’t stop raving about them! Thanks Lindsey!!

Becky
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Documenting Your Adventure Legacy

I live to plan and adventure with couples ready to embrace their wildness on their wedding day. Couples choose me for my commitment to stewardship, local knowledge across three states and two countries, professional outdoor leadership experience, free-spirited, fun-loving approach, and ability to tell a story through fine art quality images. I'd love to make your adventure fantasies come to life!

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