Elopements are no longer the shotgun weddings of the past. My couples thoughtfully decide on their small weddings because they know what matters most; being together and sharing your love with those closest to you.

As a photographer elopements and small intimate weddings really tug on my heart strings. Something about the fearless commitment of two people choosing to elope without the theatrics of a large wedding is so charming. After all they've always said, "less is more". Elopements are real, they're raw and it’s just the two of you. It is the epitome of love’s dedication, and documenting that dedication is what truly moves me and where I find my creative muse.

I provide simple elopement and intimate wedding collections with an ordained officiant and professional photography for couples looking for a low-stress, affordable way to celebrate their love, and start one of life's greatest adventures together.

All of my elopement collections include location and timeline planning, officiant to pronounce you married, day of coordination, along with many other helpful tips.

Whether you want to shout your vows from a mountain top, hike through the woods in the rain, get a bit sweaty in the desert or take your love overseas, my passports valid, my boots are ready, and my camera bag is packed and ready to go!

Full Day Elopement Timeline

getting ready


Meet at airbnb for intimate getting ready photos of the couple.
1-1.5 hours


Eloping isn't about doing things cheap or easy, in fact it's not cheap and it often requires a bit of planning (which I am always there to help with). Eloping is about spending your day with the two people who matter most at this time in your lives and that is each-other. Maybe you just wanna celebrate and say your vows with one another, maybe you have a few close friends who know your relationship there to witness but if you're eloping do it because it means something to you, something special for only you and those you choose to share it with (myself included). Be adventurous and be different, do something uniquely you and don't apologize for it. I love my couples because they take their time and planning seriously, because marriage is serious. As your elopement photographer I take your day just as seriously as any other large wedding.

first look


First look at scouted location near airbnb

30 minutes

intimate couples portraits


Intimate couples portraits at first look location. Take time for a snack/meal

1 hour

your ceremony and vows


• up to 20 guests present

• Location & Timeline planning

Travel to ceremony location for vows and get married! Sign the marriage certificate and fill out paperwork. Group photos if guests are present.
1 hour

• Officiant Service

• Travel Included in WA State

• Online Viewing Gallery

golden hour photos


If you're thinking of eloping or having a small intimate wedding feel free to get in touch with me with any questions you may have because you deserve someone there documenting your day that takes your choices and your love just as seriously as you do.

Travel to golden hour photos location

1 hours

Elopements start at $3500

dinner and drinks to celebrate!


Dinner and drinks to celebrate, photo coverage wraps up

1 hour

Get in touch for full pricing

Lena Porter

The Elopement

Hi I'm Lena, that's my husband and I eloping in Sayulita, Mexico in 2018! I have been planning and capturing elopements professionally since 2012, helping many couples from near and far make their big dreams for their small day come true.

In 2017 I became an ordained officiant to legally marry couples in the state of Washington, all you need to do is say "I do" and I can pronounce you married, and take care of your marriage license. Over the years of documenting elopements I have played many parts; planner, officiant, witness, but my personal favorite is friend.

With Salt & Ink I am able to help couples with all their elopement and small wedding needs. Using my experience and network of wedding professionals I can easily offer couples everything they need for their day all in one place!

I believe your wedding day should be spent stress free and enjoying the company of one another and those who you feel have helped you get to where you are in your relationship today.


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