Elopements are exciting! As your PNW elopement photographer, we'll help you every step of the way. Sound Originals is proud to be the most-reviewed and highest-rated elopement and wedding photographer in the Pacific Northwest. We know the best locations. We know the best venues. And we're dedicated to telling your story with photos you absolutely love.
The hardest part of getting married is picking from the variety of Washington elopement locations. You have so many choices! You can get married on the Washington coast. Prefer a mountain wedding? How about eloping on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park? Maybe you prefer the North Cascades, famous for its rugged peaks and deep lakes. As your elopement photographer, we'll help you narrow down your list of locations to find a place that tells your story.
Storytelling lasts forever.
1. Hurricane Ridge
2. Ruby Beach
3. Hoh Rainforest
4. Salt Creek Beach
5. Madison Falls
6. Snoqualmie Falls
7. Crystal Mountain
8. Olympic Peninsula
9. San Juan Islands
10. Gold Creek Pond
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Olympic National Park
North Cascades National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Gold Creek Pond
Many couples think elopement means a long hike. As a result, they search for a hiking elopement photographer. Our team absolutely loves adventures and hikes. But you don't need to go that route. You can plan your Washington elopement in a fancy restaurant, on a hill overlooking the city or even near a stunning lake with no hiking at all. You can also go the adventure elopement route. Maybe you prefer a short hike to Franklin Falls or a day-tike to Rattlenake Lake. The options are endless. Sound Originals can help you plan the perfect hike to a wonderful place for an intimate marriage ceremony surrounded by Pacific Northwest beauty.
Storytelling lasts forever.
Marriage is the greatest adventure. As a result, you'll love your adventure elopement in Washington when you plan your special day with Sound Originals. Our team lives for adventure elopements. We can tell your story with beautiful pictures of your family and friends.
Sound Originals offers a ton of elopement packages for Washington weddings, elopements and intimate ceremonies. Our team also offer elopement videography in Washington. Every elopement photographer will offer different Washington elopement packages. Some photographers include unlimited hours and travel anywhere in the state. You can pick the package that includes the number of hours that's perfect for your timeline. Our photography elopement packages include digital images in full-resolution along with print rights.
Every elopement package is individually-tailored. You'll need to figure out how many hours of coverage you'll need from your elopement photographer. Our base elopement package includes 6 hours of coverage. Travel distance will typically be an extra charge based on where you plan to hold your ceremony. We'll help you come up with the best options!
Sound Originals offers high-resolution digital images and full print rights with every elopement and wedding photography package. As a result, you can download and print your images anywhere you like. Print rights mean you can order albums, wall art, canvasses or other physical products from any photography lab you choose. We'll also help you design an album or order products from our print shop, too!
The list of elopement locations in Washington can be daunting. You have so many options! Elopement packages for photography and videography generally do not include travel distance or lodging costs. Every Washington elopement photographer will have a slightly different policy for travel charges for their elopement or wedding packages. Sound Originals charges a small mileage rate based on your wedding venue's distance from our team's home base in Seattle. In certain cases, one or two nights of lodging would also be an addition to your elopement package. We want to make sure we're there for you, ready and able to document your entire elopement ceremony from start to finish. As a result, your elopement photographer will capture your getting ready moments, hair and makeup, first look, intimate ceremony, reception, dinner and dancing.
Elopement and wedding photographers charge a wide range of prices. The cost depends on the photographer's experience, demand and talent. Elopement photographer cost also varies based on what is included in the package. Most couples invest $1200 to $6000 for their elopement photography package. The cost will be lower if you need fewer hours, or if your elopement ceremony takes places closer to Seattle.
The cost to elope in Washington state can be very reasonable and affordable! After all, most wedding expenses start to add up when you add on decor, decorations, a dress, food, catering, alcohol and venue rental fees. If you're holding a simple courthouse elopement ceremony or intimate backyard wedding, it can be very affordable to elope in Washington. Brides.com points out how reasonable the ceremony and court or license fees can be. They also offer some tips to save money on elopements. First, they suggest getting married on public land. Second, they encourage engaged couples to shop wisely. Maybe wear a simple dress instead of a designer wedding dress. You'll only wear it once, anyway!
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.
Yes! Mount Rainier National Park is a wonderful place to elope. Since it's public land managed by the federal government, you'll need a special use permit. It's easy to obtain. The National Park Service has all the information you need on its website. Keep in mind you'll need to apply for your wedding or elopement permit at least 4 weeks in advance of the special day.
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.
You'll be so glad you hired a professional elopement photographer. Stunning images. Spectacular experience. Memories you'll cherish forever.
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When you're looking for an elopment photographer in Seattle, you should also be thinking about your wedding pictures. We're proud to be one of the best PNW wedding photographers. Most elopement photographers also capture weddings. That's important. It means you're hiring a professional photographer who understands the importance of small and big events. The best photographers weave artistic imagery with creative skills and technical excellence.