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

If you could literally do anything on your wedding day, what would you do?

Well, whatever you’re dreaming about, I’m here to help you make it happen and capture all of the moments you’ll want to relive years from now.

Whether you already know exactly what you want your day to look like or you just now decided that an elopement is perfect for you, I’m here as a resource for every step in the planning process.

Do you need help with finding a remote location with few people? A beautiful, but easy hike near Mt. Rainer? A cute Airbnb near the North Cascades National Park? An epic ceremony location that requires minimal hiking?

I’ve got you.

PRICING: Check out the packages and pricing page on my site for more details!

I believe it’s really important that you connect with your photographer, so please check out a bit more about me below

About me:

Hey, I’m Sierra

There’s nothing like the feeling of eloping somewhere beautiful. My husband and I recently eloped at Mt. Baker and it has completely solidified my love for elopements. Helping couples plan and capture their elopements in beautiful places is literally my dream job and I feel so lucky to be doing it. The outdoors is where I come alive and I love sharing those moments and getting after it with couples who share a love for these beautiful spaces.

I’ve solo backpacked over 1,500 miles through Washington, Oregon, and California. So when I say that I can help you plan a backpacking or hiking elopement, I mean it. My husband and I recently had a backpacking elopement ourselves, so I know what it’s like to plan the day as a bride. I’m here for you as not only a photographer, but a resource.

My approach to photography is laid back and easy going. I want to capture your story in an authentic way. While I do offer posing suggestions, I will make sure they are natural to who you are as a couple and the energy each of you bring.

Your elopement day is one of the most important days of your life. I don’t take that lightly. I’m honored to be able to capture the big exciting moments and the significant smaller moments in between.

Random things about me: I am an engineer by training. I live out of a van with my videographer husband. I love to work with my hands and build things like a chicken coops and van conversions. I’m obsessed with dogs and have a dutch shepherd pup named Oso. I’m an INFP and Enneagram 4.

If it sounds like we would connect, take a look at my website and contact me!

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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

I will first start by saying that we reached out to Sierra with two week notice. She was completely up for the challenge and did not disappoint that is for sure. We made are travel across country without any worries, we were confident that we hired the right person. She is completely organized in such a way that puts you at ease. Sierra scouted our location of choice (Artist Point) the day before to be sure she had her plan for the following day. She captured our special day perfectly and we are forever grateful!

Melody Harrison

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

Where do I even begin!? From our initial call to our actual elopement day Sierra was an absolute dream!

The idea of planning an elopement while living states away felt overwhelming. Even after making the decision to elope there were many decisions ahead of us - where to go and what to do. Thankfully, Sierra provided just the right scaffolding and pace to help us put what lived in our minds onto paper.

Sierra was on top of making sure we had all of the correct permits as well as paperwork for our big day. She was also a huge help in figuring out what to pack for our hiking elopement.

As the day got closer, smoke caused by wildfires threw our plans for a loop. Sierra brilliantly navigated the changes that needed to be made as well as providing options for alternative plans.

I can not rave enough about how comforting Sierra made a very unpredictable situation.

While we had talked to Sierra on the phone, we met her and her wonderful husband Garrett in person for the first time on our wedding day and immediately felt like we were with friends we've known for years.

The hike checked all the boxes that we had envisioned during the planning process and more. With Sierra and Garrett's support, we were able to truly soak in every minute and by the end of the day our faces hurt from smiling and laughing so much.

The day went by so quickly but we've been able to relive it every time we look at our photos. Sierra and Garrett did such an amazing job capturing not just the big moments, but also the small and beautiful moments that the day brought. We truly cannot wait to see the rest of our gallery and video!

We cannot recommend Sierra and Garrett enough!

Skyla and Jake

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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