Pacific Northwest Elopement Photographer Specializing In Seattle & Bainbridge Island

How To Plan A Pacific Northwest Seattle Elopement Wedding

Seattle is a magical city for me and a perfect place for an elopement or wedding. The combination of the big city, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, trains, boats, and a spectacular culture all make this my favorite city in the USA. Beauty can be found everywhere you look in this Pacific Northwest city. I would be honored to be your Pacific Northwest elopement photographer.

Being a wedding photographer since 2007, I am always looking for new and amazing cities to pair with my wedding photography talent. On my first trip to Seattle, we walked over 120,00 steps in four days and saw a great deal of the city. Seattle’s tourist destinations are great, but when you walk around the city for hours per day, you see some amazing Seattle sites. See some of my favorite Seattle wedding photography and elopement photography location photos below.

My Take On Having An Elopement Wedding In Seattle

I would love to work with you to photograph your Seattle elopement or wedding. Although I am based in Ohio, it would be my honor to visit Seattle to capture you and your fiancee in a beautiful and unique way. I will combine my wedding photography skills with my own take on travel photography to create beautiful wedding portraits.

There are so many great Seattle locations to create memorable wedding portraits. Having a Seattle elopement is something you may want to do if you love big cities, love nature, want a kick-ass wedding location, or have a connection to Seattle Washington. I hope you’ll consider hiring me to photograph the two of you in this great American city. I can also be hired to do Seattle engagement photography.

Visiting Bainbridge Island Near Seattle

As a bonus, I would suggest a short side trip to Bainbridge Island on the Washington State Ferry. The ferry ride is beautiful. When you arrive on Bainbridge Island you’ll find yourself in a tree-covered, slow-paced small town. It is incredible that a 30-minute ferry ride can take you from a big city full of amazing attractions to a picturesque and quaint island.

Flying Into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Airlines from around the globe fly to/from SEA including Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, and many more.

Other Helpful Seattle Elopement Tips

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport To Downtown Seattle Transportation Options

  • Uber
  • Taxi
  • Lyft
  • Light Link Rail (preferred and cheapest)

Best Downtown Seattle Hotel For Brides And Grooms

  • W Seattle (1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
  • Conveniently located
  • Super hip vibe with a huge lobby

Popular Downtown Seattle Sites

  • W Seattle
  • The Space Needle
  • Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • Sky View Observatory
  • Pike Place Market
  • Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island
  • Seattle Great Wheel

Downtown Seattle Parking

  • Parking garages
  • Street parking

Aerial View Opportunities In Seattle:

  • The Space Needle
  • Sky View Observatory (Columbia Center)
  • Smith Tower
  • Kerry Park (not aerial but a great view of the skyline)

Permits Needed

  • Washington State Ferries Photo Permit Information – $500 payable to WSF
  • Kerry Park Photo Permit Information – $30 payable to Seattle Parks
  • Space Needle Photo Permit Information – No permit required but limited space at the top
  • Museum Of Pop Culture Photo Permit Information – No permit is required but must ask
  • Sky View Observatory Photo Permit Information – Must call the marketing department first
  • Pike Place Market Photo Permit Information – Must submit an application

“My parents saw the pics for the first time when we visited them…..they LOVED them and kept going on and on and on about how great you were. Plus both of our parents printed their favs of the family pics and sent them with their Christmas cards. We received SO many good comments about the pics. Thanks again.”