Unleashed Elopements

Unleashed Elopements

Based In: Oregon
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Unleashed Elopements

Unleashed Elopements

Based In: Oregon
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Hey! I’m Sharlee, an adventure & pet-friendly elopement photographer based in Oregon. I have a background in veterinary medicine as a technician and an avid lover of hiking, camping, climbing, or anything outside.

Your Relationship is Unique, Why Shouldn’t Your  Wedding Day Be? 

I am passionate about helping couples feel empowered to “break from tradition and create a wedding of your own”.  Whether that’s exploring a new place together, cuddling in a cabin, or sharing a favorite food – I want your wedding day to feel authentic to YOUR relationship and what makes elopements s0 special. Being able to provide you with a fun, enjoyable experience AND beautiful images that look like your own piece of art is what makes me beam.

Even Planning a Small Wedding Can Be Overwhelming, Let’s Create Your Dream Together!

I strongly believe having a photographer that’s more than just about showing up to snap photos will make a huge difference in your elopement experience. There’s NO need to do this on your own! With my strong background in the outdoors, comfortability with pets and 4 years of elopement experience — I aim to bring those skills in my services and personality. You can expect me to help you along the entire way with ANYTHING elopement related so you can enjoy the wanderlust of your dream adventure,

I want this day to feel like one of your best days yet, because after all – memories are all we have.

Things I’ll Help You With: 

  • Your exclusive “How to Elope” guide
  • Personalized location lists
  • Vendor, lodging, and activity ideas
  • Officiant services
  • Marriage license and permit guidance
  • Timeline creation
  • Images that you’ll love hanging in your home
  • A emotional, fun, and adventurous experience!

Locations I Specialize In:

  • Oregon Scenic Areas (Columbia River Waterfalls, The Coast, Mt. Hood)
  • Washington Scenic Areas (Olympic Nat’l Park, North Cascades, Mount Rainier)
  • Alaska
  • Redwoods Forests
  • Southwest Deserts (Joshua Tree, Bishop, Death Valley)
  • Stanley/Redfish Lake, Idaho
  • Grand Tetons & Yellowstone Nat’l Park (I grew up here!)
  • Moab, Utah

**Offering half, full-day, or multi-day photo packages for anywhere in the World**

If you’re ready to create a wedding of your own, get in touch with me to learn more. Cheers!

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We couldn’t have imagined our elopement being any more magical and special than it was and we have to thank Sharlee for making all of our ideas come to life! We had never been to Oregon before but knew that was where we wanted to get married, Sharlee was able to give us the best recommendations on lodging, activities, and locations for our special day! Our elopement was planned quite last minute with only two months before the day but her communication and planning though out the whole process was amazing and prompt!

My husband and I are both somewhat introverted people, however, Sharlee made us feel comfortable the moment we met her and it truly felt like we were best friends! She was able to capture the best day of our lives from morning adventures at the river, getting ready together, our ceremony in the Redwoods, playing in tide pools, watching the sunset, our first dance in the headlights, toasting to the start of our new life together, and stargazing!

We cried, laughed, and enjoyed every single moment that she captured! She even created beautiful effects with the photos and made GIFs that gave us little glimpses of our day in action! The adventures and memories that we created that day will be cherished forever and Sharlee was able to capture our day so beautifully! We are forever thankful to Sharlee and cannot recommend her highly enough for your elopement!

Mylinh + Zach

From the very first meeting, I knew that we'd made the right decision with Unleashed Elopements and Sharlee! We had a vision of a beach wedding that heavily included our senior pup. We had zero clue where to start or what to do but Sharlee made the entire process stress free.

Communication prior to the big day was great. She really dug in and learned about us and what was important to us, what we loved, and what we wanted. She created our timeline and even accommodated a last minute change to include my dad who had trouble walking long distances.

The day of, as soon as she walked in the door, it was like we were friends. She acclimated to our family and everyone absolutely adored her. She broke out the camera and got pictures of things I wouldn't even have thought of! She was so sweet to our dog, Bodhi too. He loved her! She knew how important it was for us to include him and she did just that! She was there with us traveling from beaches to lighthouses, to a jetty and all the photos turned out incredible.

She made our day fun and enjoyable and I will forever cherish the memories from that day. We first looked at her page because she loved dogs, I'm so thankful we did because I couldn't be happier with the results. From start to finish, I couldn't recommend Sharlee & Unleashed Elopements enough!

Carmen + Brandon

Sharlee is amazing! Did I say she is amazing yet? She knows what she is doing, she is prepared in every way possible. Offering us hand warmers right off the bat on a cold windy morning. She had extra water for us, dog treats for our kids and she even carried my jacket in her waterproof backpack.

My Husband and I loved her so much we even had lunch with her during our down time. She is also a Vet.tech. which the dogs loved cause she's an animal lover who could help them, if they were to get hurt on our hike to the waterfall. Sharlee is fun and easy to connect with making my family super comfortable at all times, whilst capturing the most beautiful moments on digital film. I love our photos and I can't wait to be able to order large prints for our new home as a family, the gateway to our new life together with new moments to cherish.

Love this girl, we definitely recommend you use her services, she even suggests places and vendors that are harder to find as an out of towner or for specialty services. So what are you waiting for? Book your adventure now!

Tara + Derek

Our experience with Sharlee was everything we could have hoped it to be, if not so much more. To start, we wanted our ceremony to be in Utah, which was a challenge in itself being that we live in Oregon. Sharlee knew all the steps to take to make sure we could have photos at our ceremony in the location we wanted, including what permits were needed (which seemed like the most daunting of tasks). She was also great about asking us what our vision was for our ceremony so she could get the best photos possible, and she really delivered on getting those photos.

I mean, WOW. To start, the moments she captured are the moments we'll want to look back on, so many years from now. From us getting ready, to the ceremony, to cute moments after the ceremony and everything in between, she caught it all. She even made on-the-fly-adjustments to make sure we got the perfect photos when things didn't go quite to our original plan, and did so in such a professional and smooth way that you almost would have thought she expected it to begin with. We received a preview gallery in the midst of our honeymoon, which made it feel that much more special, and the photos are AMAZING.

The photos combined with her editing style are beautiful and timeless, and I know they will be something we lovingly look back on for the rest of our lives. We absolutely made the right choice on who to hire for our big day and will be greatly appreciative of what she did for us for our the rest of our lives. I cannot recommend her highly enough for your big day, as I know you'll be ecstatic as we are about our photos.

Ashe + Matt

15/10 stars. Sharlee took the most beautiful photos of me and my wife. She was incredibly respectful the whole way through in giving us intimate moments so that the photos could be more real. She also was just a blast to be around. She made hiking so much fun and she was so prepared with everything whether we need it a mat to go underneath us so we could sit on wet things, or the candy bars she brought and shared, to the time she let her dog drink from her water bottle cap. If you want good photos and incredible memory that goes with it I can't strongly enough recommend Sharlee is your girl.
but for real she took photos of us that are model level good! they look so incredible!

Jada + Jordan

I absolutely cannot rave about Sharlee enough. Our day would not have been possible without her. We live on the east coast and got married in Washington. She was a life saver with planning, answering questions, and keeping us calm (despite wildfires, denied permits, and terrible weather). We haven't got our full album yet because our wedding was a week ago but, every single sneak peak she sent made our jaws DROP!!! Gorgeous doesn't even explain it well enough! Someone commented that a photo we shared should be in a magazine. That says a lot about her skills.

Aside from the kickass “business” lady that she is, she is an incredible human being. Her presence alone made our day even better and we are honored we got to share it with her. The majority of our guests commented about how nice and genuine she is and that they really enjoyed her. We really felt like we had another family member/friend with us for our big day.

Selina + Peter

I truly can't imagine having spent our special wedding day with anyone besides Sharlee. I knew she would fit in with us and my family based on our first Zoom call, but I could never have imagined how comfortable and seamless she would make what could have been/usually is a stressful day. For me, the gorgeous pictures she took was just the cherry on top. The true experience we were able to create by having her join us was what made choosing Sharlee the best part. She is easy going, cheerful and a true pleasure to be around. Even though we officially met on our wedding day, it felt like we were just spending the day with an old friend. We are so happy with our choice and would choose her again!

Hannah + Josh
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