Sierra Jessup Photography

Sierra Jessup Photography

Based In: Seattle, WA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Sierra Jessup Photography

Sierra Jessup Photography

Based In: Seattle, WA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

YOU’RE IN LOVE—WITH EACH OTHER AND THE LANDSCAPE. LET’S CAPTURE BOTH.

During every elopement there is this spectacular…moment. Where despite all the big feelings, you feel small in the magnitude of the scenery. You’ll be squeezing each other’s hands, soaking in the view with sheer amazement. Then you’ll look into each other’s eyes and see the whole world.

Words don’t do it justice. And that’s exactly what images and memories are for.

 

Hi, I’m Sierra! I’m an elopement photographer that specializes in adventure elopements all over the Pacific Northwest. I help couples plan their dream elopements in locations that inspire them. I grew up in Oregon and I’ve spent most of my adult life in Seattle, WA. My husband and I both worked as engineers in Seattle, before I decided to start this business! We spent all our free time exploring the PNW by backpacking, hiking, bike-packing, and camping in our van! Then we eloped ourselves and everything completely changed! Now we are both self-employed and consider ourselves “retired” engineers, lol! We are currently living full time in our self-converted campervan, planning and shooting elopements all over the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. We’re both easy going people, who love helping down to earth couples have incredible elopement experiences.

Whether you’re looking for help finding the perfect elopement location or need more help with finding local vendors, lodging, or building a plan or timeline for the day, I’m here to help. I’ll walk you through the entire process of eloping and will make sure the day is curated around your unique relationship. 

 

Every Elopement Package Includes:

  • Location recommendation and guidance
  • Vendors and lodging recommendations
  • Elopement Planning Guide full of inspiration and helpful resources
  • Custom Timeline
  • Permit and Marriage License Guidance
  • Sneak Peeks (aka a mini gallery of your day) within 24-48 hours of your elopement!
  • A full gallery delivered within 6 weeks of your elopement date

For more info about me and my elopement packages & pricing, check out my website.

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Sierra exceeded our expectations in every way. I am absolutely floored by the photos. We had an initial video meeting with Sierra to talk about our elopement plans and what we were looking for and she sent us a few package options. She scouted our location for us and came up with several detailed timelines with multiple options for hikes. The elopement guide book she sent to us had tons of helpful information (ie. packing list, what footwear she recommended, and what to expect from her as our photographer). She also gave us recommendations for other vendors; essentially she not only was our photographer but also our wedding planner! She is extremely professional and quick to respond to emails/texts. We made some last minute changes and she was flexible with the schedule. On the day of the elopement she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and was an absolute joy to spend time with. We chose a 6 hour package so that we could document a first look, portraits in multiple locations, ceremony, and a hike! The following day, we were expecting 5-6 sneak peek photos but got so much more than that and all were absolutely stunning. The way she captures light and color is unreal. The quality of the photos are outstanding, and we are so happy we booked her. We received the full album 4 weeks later and they are magical, dreamy, and perfect. I don't know how you did it, but thank you so much, Sierra!

Elysse Tom

Sierra is fantastic, full stop! We are in awe of the work she turned around from our North Cascades elopement. Our photos look like they belong in a magazine. Beyond her status as an incredible artist and visionary, Sierra is so communicative and thoughtful. There was wildfire smoke in the area, which we ended up embracing since the air quality improved greatly day of, but had we opted to change course, she was armed with backup plans for us days in advance and was transparent about how the day might play out should the smoke not clear. Leading up to and on the day itself, Sierra truly listened to us and kept our wishes in mind as she planned out the itinerary. She was also excellent at finding spots that didn’t have too many people around, and giving us space to pause and take in the scenery as she pointed out neat things about our surroundings like the names of mountains and types of plants, all of which made the day feel like “ours” — a tough feat for what was largely a non-hiking elopement at a popular scenic area. Sierra is as kind as she is talented. You’ll feel immediately comfortable around her. If we did it all over again we’d book her in a heartbeat. 10/10!

Gina Curreri

Sierra does an amazing job not only with her photography skills, but also with making sure your day is exactly how you want it. She helped us plan our elopement in only 3 months. This included what activities we wanted to partake during the day, how to set up our meals, officiants, everything. Her expertise with the Pacific Northwest helped us narrow down the perfect location. She even scouted multiple trails and locations for us, living out of state. She went a week before our day to a national park to check multiple trails (who were hours apart from each other), to make sure snow conditions were perfect, and that our backup locations were good too. She truly goes the extra mile for her clients. The quality of her work speaks for itself as well. She is a talented photographer. As a couple we had never had professional photographs done before, so we weren’t sure what to expect. While taking the photos on our day (and during an engagement shoot) she made us feel completely comfortable. She gave us previews of our photos VERY quickly after our events. And delivered our final product quickly as well. We had many friends and family members who were shocked to see our photos so soon after our day. During the day of the ceremony she remain extremely accommodating. We had to change plans often due to weather. Including our changing our planned 11am hike to 7am the day prior. She had no reservations about this at all, and made it all work. She was not only flexible to adjust our schedule, but more than happy to do it. We’d highly recommend Sierra for any of your photography needs! Her attention to detail, desire to go the extra mile for her clients, and talent is astounding.

Shawn Connor

Sierra is one of the most amazing people either of us have worked with. My wife and I were flying across the country to elope in Oregon, and Sierra helped make not only our day but also our trip as painless and magical as possible. From planning to suggestions and then just being such a kind and joyful person, look no further for someone to capture your special moments in the most natural and beautiful way.

Tristan Whaley

Sierra was so helpful and a wonderful resource throughout the entire process of planning our elopement. I knew she was meant to be our photographer after our initial call!

Sierra helped us plan, provided resources, and answered all my questions. Our day was so perfect and even better than expected. When weather changed our plans, Sierra was so quick to scout out a new location and provide me photos. I felt like I was just hanging out with a friend all day while taking photos and getting to marry my best friend!

Hannah and Corey

My wife and I were beginning to plan our elopement in 2021. As we began searching, Sierra had popped up in our hunt for a photographer. We initially picked a handful of photographers that we wanted to check out, but something about her photos just kept us referencing back to her. They were just breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Things straight from a hallmark gift card. You know those backgrounds that pop up on your windows screensaver? Her photos look like that!!! It's crazy breathtaking and timeless. So we ended up booking with her.

She kept us informed all along the way. Checking in, making sure logistics are taken care from the little things like hair, make up, vendors, lodging, rental, flight, weather delays, and contingency plans in place just in case cause weather is uncontrollable. Obviously I'm terrible at planning but this was impressive to my wife who is an organized freak of nature. After much deliberation and consideration. We chose the North Cascades for our elopement.

The day of could not have been any crazier and perfect. The weather was toying with us covering the mountain completely with clouds and fog but Sierra made the best of it ensuring that we were ok, safe, and most importantly having a good time celebrating our marriage. Cause obviously we can't control the weather but we can make the best of the situation. And like a Disney movie everything cleared up, clouds rolled over the mountains like someone pouring milk into a latte, sun peaking up like in the Lion King. Sierra got to work taking advantage of the opportunity and those photos came out PHENOMENAL!!! She seized the moment and we got nothing but astonishing photos. When we saw the sneak peaks I felt like a cross between Ansel Adams, GQ cover shoot, and national geographic. Like goosebumps for real how awesome the photos turned out.

Her work speaks for itself, to follow that up she takes pride in her work and it definitely shows. She's just good people. Kind and warm hearted. The amount of care she puts forth to ensure that we had a good time and enjoyed ourselves really meant a lot. It wasn't just the photos but the overall experience of our adventure, elopement, travel, and newness of it all. It showed that her top priority was us. She gives back to nature and leaves no trace behind. I honestly want to elope again or sway friends and family to elope so I can just join along because it was such a fun and memorable moment, most definitely a core memory.

Also Oso the Barketing Manager is adorable.

Thank you again Sierra, you are amazing and wonderful!

Van and Charlie

I’m still not sure how the universe lined up so perfectly for us to have the good fortune of finding/hiring Sierra for our elopement. We reached out four (4!!) days before our ceremony with practically zero plans and not only was she available, but was willing to hike in the snow with us and flexible to ride out an uncertain weather window (we weren’t sure if we’d get a break between storms at sunset one day or sunrise the next). Even though we didn’t get to take advantage of her help with planning/logistics because it was so last minute, we still feel like we hit the jackpot with Sierra. She was professional, but it genuinely felt like we were hiking up with a friend rather than someone we just met and it made the whole experience so comfortable. She also came prepared with supplies that we hadn’t thought of/didn’t have (e.g. microspikes, hand warmers, a way to secure my bouquet to my backpack!). Lastly, and probably most important to this review, to say the photos were absolutely INCREDIBLE would be an understatement. I regularly flip through them and still can’t believe they’re my wedding photos!!

TLDR; if you have the opportunity to book your elopement with Sierra, do not pass it up! You won’t regret it.

Caroline and Matt
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