We love elopements! They're full of joy, excitement and romance. Sound Originals is the top Portland elopement photographer. We understand how to capture memories with gorgeous pictures. We love helping you plan your elopement by finding the best locations in Portland. We can't wait to tell your story!
1. Cannon Beach
2. Oregon Coast
3. Lavender Valley
4. Wahclella Falls
5. Multnomah Falls
6. Silver Falls State Park
7. St. John's Bridge
8. Painted Hills
9. Columbia River Gorge
10. Ecola State Park
12. Hood River Valley
13. Timberline Lodge
14. Rowena Crest
15. Proposal Rock
Oregon is a dream for couples looking for the best elopement location. You have endless choices! Rugged coastlines. Soaring mountains. Sunkissed lavender fields. As your elopement photographer, we'll help you pick the perfect place for your elopement or intimate wedding ceremony. Check out our comprehensive guide to the best places to elope in Oregon.
Your wedding photographer in Oregon is a major part of your day. We'll help you pick the best location. We'll also be your guide. As a result, your celebration will be smooth and stress-free. An elopement is really just a casual and intimate version of a traditional wedding. As Oregon wedding photographers, we use our cameras to capture moments. Our style of wedding photography is called artistic photojournalism. As a result, we focus on storytelling, flattering candids and beautiful moments. We also take artistic portraits and fine art wedding images. It's truly the best of both worlds. We believe every couple deserves a talented Oregon wedding photographer to tell their story.
Storytelling lasts forever.
Discover why couples across the Pacific Northwest trust us to capture their wedding memories with gorgeous photos and videos. You'll be so glad you chose us as your wedding photographer or videographer.
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Oregon Coast wedding photographers truly love the intimacy and passion of a marriage on the beach. It's special. The roar of the waves. The white sand. The sea-stacks. What's not to love? These memories make Oregon Coast weddings and elopements so special. Whether your elopement has two or two-hundred guests, be sure to find an Oregon Coast wedding photographer with experience. We know the hidden gems. We can help you find the best beach to elope or the best location for couples portraits. We've captured weddings, elopements and engagements at many places on the Oregon Coast. As a result, we have experience at Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, Hug Point, Neskowin and Proposal Rock. You'll love the pictrues!
You probably have plenty of questions when planning your Oregon elopement. As elopement photographers in Oregon, we're happy to help you with this guide. There are some logistical and legal issues you need to prepare so you can elope and get legally married in Oregon.
You'll need to get a marriage license before you can elope. Oregon counties are responsible for handing out marriage licenses. You'll need to go to the courthouse in person to get approved. Oregon law requires a 3-day waiting period, although this can be waived under certain conditions. Your marriage license stays valid for 60 days. So, be sure to plan your elopement within two months!
Sound Originals is also the top-rated Washington elopement photographer. Both Washington and Oregon are absolutely spectacular places to elope, get married or get engaged. You'll be surrounded by so much beauty. Your marriage pictures will be one-of-a-kind! Check out our guide to the best locations to elope in Washington State, as well as our information on being an elopement photographer in Seattle. Washington State enjoys three wonderful national parks. These are great places for elopement photography. Your elopement photographer can help you narrow down the top location based on season and your unique story as a couple.
Storytelling lasts forever.
It doesn't take very long to get elopement photos back. We pride ourselves on being the fastest photographers in Oregon to edit and deliver elopement and wedding photos. In general, you can expect your finished elopement gallery in 1 to 3 weeks.
You can have as many guests as you want at an elopement. Most couples choose to elope because they want a smaller, more intimate affair. They don't want a large wedding with hundreds of guests. As a result, most elopement ceremonies tend to be simple and small. You can invite as many guests as you want. There is no rule. In general, most elopements in Oregon include about 10 to 15 guests. Couples usually invite their close family and friends to witness their special day.
Of course you can elope in Oregon! You'll need to follow state law to apply for your marriage license. This is handled at the county level in Oregon. You'll also need to be aware of timelines for actually getting married after you receive your license.
Of course you can! You need to consider local rules and regulations. State law requires a marriage license in advance of the elopement. You'll need the license in the county where you plan to get married. Here is more information from King County, Washington's official website. You'll also need to consider permits and land-use rules depending on where you choose to hold your elopement ceremony. For example, if you're planning a Mount Rainier National Park elopement, you'll need a special use permit.
It costs something different for every couple to elope in Oregon. The good news is you can set a budget and stick to it. Besides for your marriage license, you won't necessarily have very many required expenses. Of course, you'll want to hire an experienced Oregon elopement photographer. You'll also want to hire an officiant, and perhaps some other relatively minor expenses, like flowers, food or other decorative items. You can expect your overall elopement to cost somewhere between $2000 and $5000.
Easy! You already found the best elopement photographer right here. Kidding aside, picking the best wedding or elopement photographer in Seattle is an important decision. Couples should consider many factors. This includes price, experience, style, reviews and package options. Sound Originals Photo & Video offers reasonable elopement packages at an affordable price. We have the best reviews in the industry with 5-star ratings from more than 100+ thrilled couples. We invite you to browse our excellent reviews on The Knot, Wedding Wire or Google.
This is a great question to ask before booking your Seattle elopement photographer. We hear stories from couples who have been waiting months for their photos. It should never take that long! Sound Originals knows how excited you are to see your images and share your pictures with family and friends. Immediately after photographing your elopement, our photographers get to work on editing your images. We'll adjust the color and tone of each image using our signature style. We deliver a finished gallery of edited images in about 2 to 4 weeks.
A good rule of thumb is 100 edited images for every 1 hour of photography coverage. We don't have any limits or rules. This is just a guide. After photographing hundreds of weddings and elopements across the Pacific Northwest, we usually end up with about 100 photos for every hour. In other words, an 8-hour wedding will usually result in 800 images.
Your definition of "reasonable" will be different from your neighbor's. This is a tough question to answer. You can understand wedding photography packages and pricing by exploring some of the average costs. Wedding Wire reports that most couples invest $2000 and up in their wedding photography budget. But this is a national average. Even within Washington state, wedding budgets vary widely. It will be cheaper to hold a wedding near Tacoma than it will in Kirkland. Sound Originals offers reasonable prices for wedding photographers in Seattle. Our basic package begins at $3000 and includes digital images, up to 8 hours of coverage, full print rights and a shareable online gallery.
Check out some of our guides to photography locations in Washington. We've captured hundreds of couples all across the Northwest. Here are some of the best places for engagement photos and elopement photos in Seattle, as well as our guide to wedding venues in Washington for stunning photography.
Sound Originals Photo & Video is proud to be among the top elopement photographers in Seattle and Washington State. Google can be overwhelming. It seems every blog and magazine has its own list of the best elopement photographers. We'd love to know how these articles picked their favorites! Sound Originals is the official storyteller for Seattle Bride and Oregon Bride magazine's galas. We'd love to tell your story!