Wilderpines Elopements

Wilderpines Elopements

Based In: Washington
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned
Photographer: Wilderpines Elopements

Wilderpines Elopements

Based In: Washington
Business Attributes: LGBTQ+ Owned

🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ+ owned + inclusive | Based in Seattle, WA

Hey there! We’re Ashton and Tess, your Seattle-based team of adventure elopement photographers and professional third-wheelers. We’re waaaay more than just photographers: think of us as your ultimate resource for all things elopement. Between the two of us we’ve photographed over 400 weddings and elopements, and we’ve decided that the best ones are the ones where the focus stays on the couple and the EXPERIENCE. That in mind, we’re here to inspire you and help you create a unique, intentional, unforgettable wedding experience that truly reflects who you are, to give you all the resources and tools you need to make it happen, and then to capture it all so you can relive those moments forever.

Between helping you dream up and plan your day, packing the cocoa and hand warmers to keep you warm, pronouncing you married and signing your marriage license, not to mention capturing every little moment so you can relive them all forever in multiple formats—we’re here to help you make your wedding day the best damn day it can be.

THINGS WE DO YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW YOU NEEDED

We’re here to…

  • help you pick the most epic location for your dream elopement, taking into consideration your preferences, comfort level, and ability level in the outdoors (hiking/exerting activities totally optional!)
  • help you practice outdoor stewardship and ensure that your elopement is in line with Leave No Trace principles, so we can all continue to experience and honor these lands for years to come
  • help inspire you, and give you ideas on how to make your elopement day even more awesome and uniquely your own
  • help you navigate permits and logistics of getting married on public lands
  • help you create a timeline so your day flows smoothly, and help you create contingency plans for weather emergencies or other unforeseen circumstances
  • help you navigate marriage laws wherever you intend to share your vows, and give you ideas for what your ceremony can look like
  • help make sure your adventure is safe and take precautions as we venture into the great but unpredictable outdoors (with emergency supplies, offline trail maps, hand warmers, first aid kit, and so on!)
  • help with packing lists and tips for what gear to bring or buy for your adventure (what’s that you said, insulated leggings!? snacks!!!?!? caffeine!?!?!)
  • give you personalized lodging & vendor recommendations to help you form the dream team that will bring your vision to life
  • be a source of trust, comfort, vulnerability, and love, and create safe spaces so you feel comfortable to let loose and be yourselves
  • cheer you on, make silly jokes, point out very nice trees, generally be total dorks, and make you two look like rockstars!
  • help with anything else you need to ensure your elopement day goes off without a hitch!

Oh and that’s not all—we also do…

  • Officiant services! Both Ashton and Tess are ordained ministers and can perform your ceremony and get you legally married!
  • Video! We offer photo+video packages in Washington and Oregon with our “Dream Team” packages (where you get both Ashton and Tess!)
  • 35mm film! We love shooting a combination of digital and film.
  • Poster & stationery design—a Wilderpines original! We design stationery (think those old vintage national park postcards) for our couples that you can use as announcements as well as hang on your wall!

We wholeheartedly believe we have the best job in the world, and we love the people we get to create and adventure with. As your elopement photographer(s), we’ll be spending a lot of time together on one of the most momentous and intimate days in your life, and it’s always better when we can get out and adventure together like old friends and kindred spirits. There’s really nothin’ like it—it’s truly a kind of magic, and very much the reason we do what we do and LOVE doing it.

Let’s adventure!

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“We absolutely loved how adventurous and innovative Ashton was. Not only were our photos jaw-dropping, but our experience was breathtaking and memorable. Ashton also took the time to make us feel so comfortable and at ease. He has a special way of making you forget about the camera and to just be present in the moment with the one you love. You truly can open up and feel comfortable being yourself around him. We could not recommend Ashton enough. His talent speaks through his lens and there is no doubt that the most important photos of your life are in good hands with him.”

Bern & Mark

“Having a good photographer was our top priority, and I think I contacted at least 2 dozen photographers before I found Ashton. We wanted someone whose style was natural and candid, not overly posed or gimmicky. Ash was a perfect fit. His work is STUNNING. It was 30 degrees and windy and he brought us hot chocolate and hand warmers. He provides tips and ideas that made our day even better and to help things run smoothly. Oh and again, his photos are STUNNING. I'm so in love with each photo he's taken, I am so grateful for him capturing our amazing day.”

Julia & Evan
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