Adventure Elopements + Intimate Weddings by Marie Vanderpool Photography
 
 

Elopement + Intimate Wedding

Investment

 
 
Video credit - Lucas Miranda Creative

Dare to Dream

Adventurously 

 

Dare to dream the wedding of your dreams. Be intentional. with every detail, every soul that bears witness to your vows.

 

I believe that the magic of the world is deeply rooted in the simplest moments filled with love. Sunrises and sunsets, cuddling under dark night skies engulfed in the milky way, multi-night backpacking trips in the peak of wildflower season, and exploring this world with the human you love. I see life as a multitude of magical moments, just waiting to happen.

Lets make your wedding day one of those magical moments.

Who is Marie Vanderpool?

I’ve been a photographer for a few years now and I’ve found my best and most fulfilling work is the work that makes a difference in the lives of those I capture and the world around me. My best work is one from a foundation of co-creating.

I value a true connection and nurturing a friendship with my clients. I've found the clients that I took the time and effort to build a true connection with, those are the clients that end up with the most beautiful and meaningful portraits. I think you can have all of the tools and knowledge to take an incredible picture, but to truly capture a human soul you need to have a connection. I capture more than photos- I capture memories and the true essence that makes you and your relationship beautiful.

At 18 I watched my grieving father use photos as a way to heal and reminisce on the beautiful life he shared with my dearly missed mother. I noticed the photos he always grabbed were the photos taken on our family vacations to the Rocky Mountains or to Lake Superior in Minnesota- he cried and healed over the beautiful memories they shared- not the perfectly posed photos, the photos with memories engrained within holding depth and irreplaceable value. I want to give my clients a gift of beautiful memories where they felt completely themselves- at home in the mountains and exploring this world they love. I hope my clients look at their portraits and relive the fun and the mushy moments in-between years down the road in the happiest and darkest days of their lives.

I try my best to be nothing but a source of love and encouragement for my clients. I'll never show up as though I’m gracing you with my presence, you are wholeheartedly gracing me with yours and making my photography dreams a reality. It’s something I don’t take lightly and why I encourage my clients to dream fiercely- I want you to realize the most magically adventurous day of your life.

To give my clients this experience, I only take on a small number of weddings a year. Success to me doesn’t look like booking 50 + weddings a year- it’s making a difference in my client’s lives and never making them feel as though I’m too busy for them.

If you’re interested in hiring a photographer based off price- I’m not for you.

If you’re interested in a photographer who only captures the surface level or perfection- I’m not for you

If you’re looking for a photographer who will show up as your friend, guiding, educating, and capturing the most incredible adventure of your life- lets talk

 
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SEATTLE ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
 
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Visualize Your Perfect Wedding Day:

Some may say that perfection will never exist- I would agree, but I believe in ideal clients. This one is for them:

I want you to envision your perfect wedding day/elopement- NO LIMITS. I want you to envision your emotions, the location, the scenery, the smells, the colors, and who is there. Take a moment and close your eyes, set a timer for 1 minute and let your mind paint the image for you. After the minute is up- open your eyes.

You envisioned a hiking destination in maybe the North Cascades, among the Peaks of Patagonia or in the Sierra Nevadas. You feel a sense of calm as you creep up to the expansive views as you watch the soft morning light embrace the distant peaks in a soft pink glow. You feel the moisture in the air gently caress your skin; the senses cause you to lose your breath- you take a big inhale as the scent of the surrounding pines and blooming wildflowers fills your lungs. 

A rustling sound in the wind distracts your focus and you turn to see your future husband/wife smiling back at you- tears well up in their eyes. You embrace for awhile, gently taking time to feel their warmth in the cool air - it’s quiet; you can hear their beating heart.

This is what I envision giving my clients- an experience that transcends any of the other details of the day. A stillness and immersion in the abundance nature and the quiet it holds. I want my couples to view their day as an experience that embodies why they are avid outdoors enthusiasts- the silence, the beauty, and the overwhelming sense of gratitude. 

Continue reading to get an idea as to what packages we offer.

Please look at our travel schedule to see if we’re traveling to your preferred destination. If we are- travel fees are waived! If your destination is not listed, please still reach out- we love traveling and have updated passports!

 Marie Vanderpool is a professional wedding photographer and an expert Adventurer who specializes in Adventurous Elopements  & Intimate Weddings in National Parks in the United States. Based in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. 

Helping clients elope in Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker National Forest, and Olympic National Park and Forest.
 
 

Adventure

Elopements

Package Includes:

  • Hi-Definition Edited Photo Gallery

  • Location Scouting + Timeline Planning

  • Wedding Planning Resources

  • All Quotes Include Travel Fees/Costs

Starting at $3000

 

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Intimate

Weddings

Packages Include:

  • Hi-Definition Edited Photo Gallery

  • Location Scouting + Timeline Planning

  • For Weddings with 30 people or less

  • Wedding Planning Resources

  • 2 Photographers

  • All Quotes Include Travel Fees/Costs

Starting at $4500

 Marie Vanderpool is a professional wedding photographer and an expert Adventurer who specializes in Adventurous Elopements  & Intimate Weddings in National Parks in the United States. Based in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. 

Helping clients elope in Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker National Forest, and Olympic National Park and Forest.

 

SEATTLE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
 
 
 

Adventure

Session

Package Includes:

  • Hi-Definition Edited Photo Gallery

  • Location Scouting

  • 2 Hour Session | 2 Outfits

Inquire for Pricing

 

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Are You Ready?!

Let’s Go!

 
 
 
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