Marla Manes Photography

Marla Manes Photography

Based In: Pacific Northwest
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Marla Manes Photography

Marla Manes Photography

Based In: Pacific Northwest
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Let me guess– you’re over this whole “big wedding” thing and have decided to take matters into your own hands and elope. You want something beautiful and meaningful, adventurous and enjoyable. You know there are so many gorgeous places where you could go, but you also know that no matter where you choose, it’ll be perfect because you’ll have your partner by your side.

That’s when I come in….

Hey, I’m Marla!

I’m an elopement photographer local to the Pacific Northwest, and I’m majorly obsessed with the gorgeous landscapes that surround my home here. I moved to Washington mid-pandemic from South Florida, desperate to find the scenery that love stories deserve to be told in. (Hint: it looks a lot like the spots you’ll find at on the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, Olympic National Park, the North Cascades, Mt. Rainier…)

I’m here to guide you through the entire planning process, from finding your ceremony spot and securing permits to choosing your vendors and planning your timeline. And want to hear a secret that most people in my life don’t know yet? My partner and I are eloping this summer here in the PNW. I feel so empowered and elated by our decision, and I seriously want those same feelings of freedom and joy for you! That’s why I’m here for you every step of the way, so that you can look back on this day for the rest of your life and smile knowing you had a wedding that was true to you and your love.

Oh and one more thing– I majored in sustainability, so environmental stewardship is extremely important to me. I’m a Leave No Trace certified photographer, and Marla Manes Photography is going carbon neutral in 2022!

I might be the right photographer for you if you’re looking for…

  • Bright, true colors that will never fall out of fashion
  • Photographs that tell the story of your day beautifully and authentically
  • A girl with a can-do attitude that doesn’t get fazed when Plan A doesn’t work out
  • An expert PNW photographer that specializes in elopements & adventures
  • values-based business with emphases on equity and environmental stewardship

And all of my packages come with:

  • Unlimited planning assistance and resources
  • Customized location recommendations and timeline creation
  • Officiant services (yup, I’m ordained!)
  • Zero travel costs, no matter where you elope
  • Expert elopement photography coverage and all digital images included

On my website you can find resources like: How To Plan an Oregon Coast Elopement, Elopement timeline tips, What to wear when you elope, and so much more😉

Want to get started, or have a few questions?

You can head to my website for more information, or shoot me an email using the form below! Whether you inquire through here or on my site, you can expect an email response from me in the next two days.

I do everything I can to make sure you feel comfortable and valued on your elopement day so that you can focus on the good stuff– the views, the vows, and the moments you’ll never want to end.

Sound good? Send me a message and I’ll get in touch!

P.S. You can click here to head directly to my site & learn more about Washington State elopements

P.P.S. I’ve also been named one of the nine best elopement photographers in Seattle by Peerspace, and published in places like What If We Elope and Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine, if you’re into that sorta thing😉

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If you need an elopement photographer drop everything and book Marla right now!! We changed our wedding last minute from Hawaii to Vashon Island WA and Marla was the only photographer whose work grabbed my attention! We had a great first call and I could not have asked for a better photographer. Marla was amazing in getting all the photos I asked for traveling with us and doing a first look on the ferry. She helped keep me calm and made the day feel just about Adam and I. She captured the joy we felt throughout the day and brought so much fun to our photos! I have had more people compliment me on our photos than I thought possible. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MARLA!!

2021 Bride

Finding Marla was the highlight of our entire wedding experience! We first met with her for our engagement shoot, where she made us feel so comfortable and be ourselves in front of the camera. Marla based our shoots together around exactly the style that we wanted, going out of her way to make sure that she was creating the vision we were going for. She truly boosted our confidence and made us feel on top of the world, even just after our engagement shoot! Leading up to our wedding day, she was constantly in communication with my wife and I about every detail for what we envisioned for the wedding day. For the day of, she was incredibly flexible with our schedule and ideas, while still delivering a gallery that blew us away. We were so happy that we found Marla, as she made all of our dream wedding photos a reality.

2021 Groom

I can hardly put into words the appreciation I have for Marla and her work. She made our day an absolute breeze, and delivered us memories that we can keep forever in the form of photographic art. Her eye for color, backdrop, and the overall setting is truly magnificent. We got married in North Bend--our venue was captured to the extent of its beauty plus some! Aside from her obvious talent and love for her trade, Marla's mellow and patient demeanor make her so easy and comfortable to work with--you tend to forget you are posing and you begin focusing more on the moment you are cherishing. Thank you for everything, Marla!

2021 Bride

Marla went above and beyond to make us both feel comfortable and CONFIDENT. She captured the most romantic, candid photos even in the midst of some unexpected rain! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for special, unique moments captured on their special days.

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Me and my love at Cannon Beach, on film. This place is full of so much magic, and I can't wait to share it with you!

Wandering Since 2020
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