Adventure Wedding Photographer
Dreaming of the type of landscape only Washington state can offer you? When you picture your perfect elopement, do you see snowcapped mountains around you? Mossy trees, iconic wildflowers? Jagged coastlines? Alpine lakes? Washington's got all of that and more.
This is my corner of the Pacific Northwest that I call home. I fell in love with these varied landscapes (and the West coast way of life) in 2019, and knew that I had to make the move out here. Between our incredible national parks, gorgeous state parks and forest land, and the quaint towns that feel like hidden gems, the PNW is an eloper's paradise.
Ready to meet your Washington elopement photographer?
Hi! I'm Marla, and I'm so pumped that you're here considering an elopement in my home state of Washington.
I'm a photographer for the couples who want a wedding day that feels like the real them. The couples that want gorgeous, timeless pictures to tell the whole story of their big day. Those who appreciate the finer things in life... but value fun and adventure.
I'm here to guide you through this whole process– from choosing the perfect location to say your vows & securing permits, all the way to that celebratory hug after you've leveled up from fiancé(e) to spouse.
Best Places to Elope in Washington
Washington Elopement Packages
All packages include...
Helping you pick the perfect location
Walking you through obtaining any necessary permits
Advising you on what kind of clothing will look & function best for your elopement
Recommending reputable vendors that I trust and you'll love
Deciding what activities to include
Creating a timeline for your day
Curating a list of Airbnbs, resorts, or campsites for your stay
Giving you resources to help narrow down your invite list
Providing you with a packing list + other prep guides
Signing your marriage documents
Calming your nerves
Fluffing your dress, straightening your tie, or smoothing your hair
Documenting the entire story of your day, from your very favorite moments to the ones you didn't even witness yourself (like what your partner looked like getting ready)
And making you feel valued and supported throughout your entire day, because you deserve a stress-free, unforgettable experience!
What else makes me unique?
There's no limit to the number of photos I deliver. You won't get all the repeated photos, the outtakes, the blinks and yawns, but you will get every sweet moment that my camera captures. There's no reason for me to hold anything back– so expect hundreds of photos from your day.
When you book with me, not only will you get customized location guides & timelines, but also access to my library of resources. Like a 90+ page Ultimate Elopement Guide, and a 20+ page document on how to Leave No Trace when you're getting married outside, to protect the environment.
All travel is included throughout the entire state of Washington! You won't be billed for flights, rental cars, gas, hotel, meals, or pet-sitting fees. Anywhere I can get with a ferry ticket, commercial airline ticket, or a 2WD vehicle, I'm there! I'm like Amazon Prime– I come with free shipping ;)
I read the room in order to match your energy– which I can tell you is an underrated skill. Extroverted, overjoyed? Awesome, let's pop some champagne and pump up the party! Introverted, feeling emotional? I'll share in your quiet joy or offer a tissue for your tears.
What do you get with me as your Washington elopement photographer?
Unlimited consultations to turn your dreams into a plan
Continuous photography with an expert elopement photographer who will help you look and feel your best
Custom location & activity suggestions to create a unique timeline
Guidance on attire, guest lists, honeymoon plans, Leaving No Trace to protect the environment...
All travel costs included– you can elope anywhere in the state with no extra fees
Optional complimentary officiant services
don't just take it from me...
"I can't say enough about how amazing Marla is!"
Katy and Lucas
"If you need an elopement photographer drop everything and book Marla right now!!"
Lauren and Adam
"Choosing Marla as my wedding photographer was the best decision."
Patricia and Bobby
a little bit more about marla manes photography....
- I'm a values-based business. I infuse my passion for environmental sustainability, inclusivity, and social justice into everything that I do, and am constantly looking for ways to improve this aspect of my business!
- I'm a professional traveler (no, really– my first job was as an international tour guide) and have been to 30 countries and 47 states. Why do you care? Because I can handle anything you throw at me! You want to get married somewhere I've never been? Awesome, you'll still get kick-ass pictures! Weather throws a wrench in our plan A? Bring it on! Cake artist is a no-show? I've never decorated a cake before, but I'll figure out a way to get it done.
- I will do everything in my power to make you feel comfortable during our time together and give you amazing photos–– no matter the color of your skin, your gender identity, your sexual preferences, religion, or size.
you deserve the elopement day of your dreams.
the only question is– what does that look like for you?