Hi there! My name is Valerie, and I’m an adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer based in Washington State.
Born on the other side of the world, I traveled to more than 40 countries before finding home and happiness in Seattle. I first fell in love with my hubby, but then discovered the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and wanted to absorb every inch of it. My passion for exploration, photography, and connecting with people soon had me become an adventure elopement photographer.
My work now allows me to experience life as a series of adventures.Together with my husband, (aka faithful assistant), I’m taking couples to fabulous places and helping them capture precious memories they can share with their loved ones.
I speak English, Ukrainian and Russian. I know all too well what it’s like to struggle with another language, so don’t stress if your English isn’t perfect. I’ll understand you.
Love transcends all boundaries, labels, and classifications. We should all be proud of who we are and whoever we choose to share our love with. I’d be happy to capture special moments for LGBTQ couples.
As a huge animal lover, I’m always happy to help you plan an adventure elopement that includes your pets.
I specialize in adventure elopements but do more than just take pictures. I assist couples in finding wedding ideas that fit their style and vision. I plan clients’ wedding timeline, giving them inspiration for what the couple can do together. I help finding the most suitable location and activities to make the event unforgettable. I coordinate the wedding along with the couple to ensure it is a smooth-sailing day. And most importantly, I capture fantastic pictures of the couple tying the knot.
You can head directly to my website to find out more about my approach, portfolio, packages and prices and get inspiration for your adventure elopement! https://www.valerielisuk.com