Marla Manes Photography

Marla Manes Photography

Based In: Seattle, WA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Marla Manes Photography

Marla Manes Photography

Based In: Seattle, WA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Not into the whole “big wedding” thing? Let me guess– you’re looking for something beautiful and meaningful, adventurous and fun. 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.

You know that you want to feel like yourself on your wedding day, and actually be able to enjoy your time with your partner as you take this step toward the rest of your lives!

That’s where I come in 🙂

Hey, I’m Marla!

An elopement photographer local to Washington state that’s majorly obsessed with the gorgeous landscapes that surround my home in Seattle.

I moved from South Florida back in 2020, seeking out the kind of scenery that love stories deserve to be told in, and absolutely fell for the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest.

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. I’m currently planning my own elopement with my fiancé later this year in Washington, and I’m seriously so stoked on this process– I want these 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.

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

  • Bright, true-to-life colors that will never fall out of fashion
  • An experienced elopement expert that’s able to help you create your dream day
  • And photos that capture not only the beauty of your day, but the feeling of it

My values:

Equity + Inclusivity

I will do everything in my power to make you feel comfortable during our time together and give you amazing photos, no matter the color of your skin, your ethnic background, your gender identity, sexuality, religion, or size.

Environmental Sustainability

My degree is actually in sustainability, and environmental stewardship is extremely important to me. I’m a Leave No Trace certified photographer, and I’ll never ask you to do anything for a photo that would harm the environment. 

All of my packages include:

  • Unlimited planning assistance and resources
  • Customized location recommendations and timeline creation
  • Officiant services (yup, I’m ordained!)
  • All 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 elope in Washington State, how to plan a Mount Rainier elopement, the 7 best places to elope in Washington, elopement timeline tips, 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, Love, Inc. and Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine, if you’re into that sorta thing😉

I include film in all of my packages!
I include film in all of my packages!
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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!!

Lauren & Adam

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.

Levi & Kaylee

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.


I just looked through all of the photos and I love them so much! You captured things I didn't even remember. I'm so grateful that I reached out to you. Your work is amazing and I can't wait to order actual prints. You made everyone feel so comfortable. You're the best!!

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