Kathleen Elizabeth Photography

Kathleen Elizabeth Photography

Based In: Washington
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Kathleen Elizabeth Photography

Kathleen Elizabeth Photography

Based In: Washington
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Alaska Elopement Photographer

Hi! My name is Kathleen and I’m an adventure wedding and elopement photographer. I photograph elopements across Washington, Arizona, Utah, & Alaska!

There’s something about Alaska that’s just magnetic. It has a magical quality in the air and the ability to make you feel truly alive. The first time I ever visited Alaska I was completely entranced. I remember texting my husband “I wish I could bottle up this feeling so you could feel it too”. It’s hard for me to put into words, but being in Alaska you just feel free- there’s so much space to think, explore, breathe and just be. Alaska is hands down the most breathtakingly beautiful place I have ever been to in my entire life. If you’re looking for an incredible place to elope- look no further than Alaska!

Whether you want to say your vows

…surrounded by seemingly endless mountain ranges.

…after kayaking in a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs.

…on a glacier after taking a thrilling helicopter ride there.

…before dog sledding with a team of huskies in the snow.

…on a beach where the mountains touch the sea.

…in front of the tallest mountain peak in North America while spotting various types wildlife.

…while on a whale watching tour.

…on top of an incredible overlook overseeing a valley.

…and end the day chasing the Northern Lights.

Alaska truly has all the best places to elope.

Elopement Planning Resources:

I am a HUGE outdoor enthusiast and advocate! I’m happiest when I’m hiking with my dog Ranger, exploring new, wild places. I became an elopement photographer to pursue my biggest passions in life- being outdoors and photographing couples on the happiest day of their lives. I truly believe that elopements are the best way to get married.

My favorite thing about this job? It is SO much more than the photos. It’s the people, the relationships we build, and the experiences we have together. It’s experiencing epic places with new friends, and witnessing two people commit their lives to each other. One of my favorite things in the world is getting to adventure with a couple in a beautiful place and document them getting married. It is such an honor to be a part of an elopement day, and a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I promise not only to take beautiful photos, but I will capture your wedding day in an authentic way that showcases your relationship and personalities.

When you work with me, I’m not just your photographer. I’m your new friend, adventure buddy, elopement guide, and practically your planner. I’ll help you every step along the way, giving you advice and tons of planning guidance. I’ll help you find your dream elopement spot by sending you customized location scouting lists made just for you. I’ll also help you acquire any permits needed for your elopement day, give you vendor recommendations, help you create a timeline for your day, and anything else you may need.

Lets adventure with each other! I’ll be in Alaska in July 2023. Contact me for more details!

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We had such a great experience with Kathleen! My partner (and now wife) and I were looking to elope during the pandemic. We wanted a fun, sweet, adventurous wedding day. We needed someone who would be a helpful, informative, and confident presence throughout the process and who has a knack for capturing those special moments on camera. We found all of this and more with Kathleen.

We reached out to Kathleen just weeks before our proposed elopement date and she immediately got us set up with a consultation appointment with her. Kathleen was a flexible and supportive partner in the process, from working around the logistics we had planned, to encouraging our imaginations for how we could make our special day uniquely ours. Kathleen used her knowledge of the area to recommend several locations based on the ideas we brainstormed and she also provided guidance for the preparation and materials we'd need for the day. Some of our favorite memories of the day--playing board games, exploring the coast, and an impromptu dance party--stem from the inspiration Kathleen gave us that allowed us to be ourselves and celebrate who we are as a couple.

On the day of, Kathleen arrived on time and ready to help, equipped with extra snacks and hand-warmers. She gave suggestions when we asked and otherwise gave us the space to be vulnerable, silly, and focus on one another. Throughout, she was a steady, encouraging, and quiet presence.

We are thrilled with our pictures and how Kathleen captured so many special moments—the emotions on each of our faces, the little ways my partner and I relate to each other, and the beauty of our chosen locations and activities. We especially appreciate the sneak peak Kathleen sent us the day after to help us share our joy with family and friends.

We felt safe and comfortable in Kathleen's adaptable, capable, and competent professionalism, and we would recommend her to all of our friends and family.

Thank you Kathleen for helping make our day so special!

Blake & Chellie

I cannot gush enough about Kathleen or our incredible photos. Even from the beginning she exceeded every expectation. I figured planning & coordination would be at least a little bit stressful, but she was professional, easy to get ahold of, prompt and made everything simple. We decided to fly up in a tiny plane to Sedona (my husband John is a pilot so this was extra special to incorporate flying somehow). John and I aren't natural models, but Kathleen made things so fun and we felt relaxed & comfortable in front of the camera. It was incredible to have her as a part of our little adventure. She allowed us to focus on each other and just enjoy the moment, capturing us at our absolute happiest. I felt like a princess and my husband, who usually hates pictures, was having the time of his life. Kathleen directed us just enough so it didn't feel awkward, but kept things natural and candid. She knew all the best spots and took the time to make sure every shot was flattering on us & featured the lovely red rock landscape. When the sun started going down, she had the thought to capture a few pictures of just us & the stars. *Swoon* I've never experienced anything so personal and I've never been so happy with photos before. Our gallery came quick and the pictures were beyond what I could've hoped for. There wasn't a single one I wasn't in total awe of. We are so grateful Kathleen was with us for this moment of ours and hope to book her for any future adventures life may bring đź’•

Aubrey & John

Kathleen is AMAZING! Leading up to our Elopement, Kathleen scouted several locations that were accessible during the winter time. She helped us with our timeline for the day of and was very flexible if the timeline didn’t go as planned. On the day of our Elopement, she was very prepared and had clear umbrellas for us to use because we were lucky to have some rain in our day and she had packed hand and body warmers to help keep us warm during the day. We love our photos, she captured our day perfectly. Something that we admire about Kathleen’s photos is how she can focus on us in the pictures while still capturing the beautiful landscape. We got our pictures early and we are so happy with how they turned out. She made planning an Elopement easy and stress free!

Mary & Connor

Kathleen did an absolutely amazing job turning our elopement into a truly unforgettable day. Not only did she take amazing photographs, but she helped with every aspect of elopement planning. I had questions about legal/logistic aspects of elopement and marriage and she was able to answer those questions easily and make my husband and I feel like we were entering the day with confidence. During the elopement day, she let us go at our own pace and choose our ideal moment for vows. We were open with her regarding our hopes for privacy for the elopement and she couldn’t have delivered better than she did. She’s also a lovely person in general, easy to communicate with, and very organized and professional. We’re truly thankful that we found her and I would highly recommend her services to any couple who wants an elopement photographer willing to work with them to plan their ideal day.

Emily & Freddy

Kathleen was an absolute joy. to work with! When my boyfriend and I went to get our photos taken I really had no idea what to expect. Kathleen was so professional helping us location scout, so responsive, and so incredibly nice. She crafted a whole experience- not just putting us in poses for the photos. It was truly a whole experience that was so special and intimate. I don't think anybody else could go as above and beyond as Kathleen! The photoshoot was so intimate and real where Kathleen captured the true us- nothing artificial about it! It was amazing having her guide us through our first professional photoshoot and really made it all about our time and relationship together thus far. She was willing for any adventure, waterfall hunting and river crossing! She has an amazing eye for art and couples photography. So glad I got a chance to experience a session with her!

Haley & Hunter

Kathleen was AHMAZING. She had scouted a great location, not too far and an easy walk/stroll to the majesty of the Cascade mountains. The prep for the shoot was easy and she took the time to really understand who we were as a couple and our story. Day of, she started us off with a grounding mindfulness exercise that wasn’t too “woo-hoo” and set the tone for me and my spouse to really connect and it shows in our pictures. She didn’t micro-manage our shoot, but gave helpful direction and suggestions throughout. She even brought us coffee and was cool with our puppy being around and a distraction. Would highly recommend. Our pictures came out gorgeous! Especially since I have body image issues and typically hate seeing pictures of myself, these pictures are beautiful and I love them. Thanks to Kathleen and go book her now!

Sarah & Crystal
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For those that live adventurously and love fearlessly

Nobody deserves to feel pressured into a type of wedding day that they don't want or that doesn't feel like them. Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are and a unique celebration of your love. The experience in which you say your vows to your partner, when you commit the rest of your life to them, MATTERS. You deserve to have a wedding experience that is authentically you and everything you've ever dreamed of.

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