PACIFIC NORTHWEST elopement photographeRS

turning your love story into

ENCHANTING

visual masterpiece that echoes through time

PACIFIC NORTHWEST elopement photographeRS

turning your love story into

ENCHANTING

visual masterpiece that echoes through time

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WE’RE HENRY & SERGIO AND WE’RE COMMITTED TO YOUR PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

Henry Tieu & Sergio - Elopement Photographers
Henry Tieu Photography kissed by clients at wedding in Oregon

We’re one of the original elopement photographers before elopements became popular. Since 2018, we’ve helped over 200 couples elope all over Washington, Oregon, the PNW and across the world.

Although our main duty is capturing you and your love in the most breath-taking landscapes, we are more than just photographers. We help couples craft an intentional experience that allows honest emotions to reveal themselves because everyone deserve to truly and fully immerse themselves into the day that commemorates the beginning of something new, magical, and worth every second living for.

Sergio from Henry Tieu Photography photographing wedding couple at sunset

World’s Best Wedding Photography 2019 – 2022 | Judge of World’s Best Wedding Photos 2023 Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography | Looks Like Film’s Artist Of The Year | World’s Best Wedding Photography 2019 – 2022 | Judge of World’s Best Wedding Photos 2023 Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography | Looks Like Film’s Artist Of The Year |

WHY ELOPE IN THE PNW?

Adventurous PACIFIC NORTHWEST Elopement – Epic Love Deserves An Epic Location

We photograph love the way love naturally occurs: organically and tenderly. On your elopement day, you should be able to forget the world and just be with the one(s) who matters the most

Couple eloping in Oregon
Bride and groom eloping at sunrise in front of a Washington Mountain

PACIfic NORTHWEST’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS & PLANNING RESOURCES

Bride and groom eloping on a cliff looking over the ocean in Southern Oregon Coast

How to Elope in Oregon [Updated for 2024]

Learn all about how to plan your elopement in Oregon and check out the Top 4 Best Places to Elope near Portland Oregon. This article will guide you through finding the best Oregon elopement packages, elopement planning, and also the most beautiful places where you exchange your vows. Your Oregon elopement planning starts here!

How to Plan Your National Park Elopement and Wedding

National park elopements are a great way to combine your love for the outdoors with an intentional wedding experience. quickly become a popular choice for couples looking to elope in nature. Visit the blog to learn how to plan your national park elopement and see the top places to elope in a national park.

Bursting Elopement Myths: 6 Misconceptions about Modern Elopements

Want to know the truth about elopements? There are so many ideas about what an elopement is or isn’t or what they should or shouldn’t be. The meaning of the word has changed over the years and the modern day elopement looks very different from the original meaning of the word. Read this blog post to discover some elopement myths and learn more about what today’s elopements actually look like. | Adventure Elopement Photographer | Elopement Myths | Elopement Wedding

PACIFIC NORTHWEST Wedding & Elopement Stories

Grooms hold hands during sunrise in the North Cascades

North Cascades National Park Wedding

Jack and Rudy gathered a few of their closest loved ones to celebrate their North Cascades National Park wedding in the mountains. Visit the blog to see more from this magical day!

Classy Pacific Northwest Elopement on the Oregon Coast

As a Pacific Northwest elopement photographer, I love any chance I get to photograph couples joining their lives together, but one thing that can make an elopement even more special is when it’s not just the joining together of two people, but a whole family. Visit the blog to see more about how Britt and Allie planned their Pacific Northwest elopement with their family.

Fall, Lake Crescent Elopement

Melanie and Chelsie’s Lake Crescent elopement day was filled with fun, laughter, and love. From an emotional first look to ending the day with private vows at blue hour, this Olympic National Park elopement was everything the brides had dreamed of and more!

Secret Beach, Oregon Elopement

Caitlin and Avley wanted to touch the Pacific Ocean waters on their wedding day so they planned a Secret Beach, Oregon elopement. Visit the blog to learn how this couple planned a truly intentional wedding day and see the photo that won Junebug Weddings Best of the Best Wedding Photos of 2022!

KIND WORDS

Henry made it easy to get comfortable and was able to capture intimate moments. He was always there when we had any questions.

He shot our adventure elopement in Oregon and it was beyond perfect. From the very first time we reached out to him he made it very easy and comfortable to talk to him about how we wanted our special day to look like. owards the beginning of our special day my wife and I were very nervous but Henry made it easy to get comfortable and was able to capture intimate moments. He was always there when we had any questions. Our photos came out so incredible and were better than anything we could have ever expected. We are so grateful to Henry and hope we can book him again in the future!!!

CASSIE & CINTIA | eloped in THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST IN OREGON

Couple exchanging vows during their elopement ceremony in Oregon

GET STARTED

5 TIPS FOR YOUR PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

a-frame cabin mt rainier elopement in the pacific northwest

1) Anyone can elope but elopement is not for everyone. You don’t want to regret your wedding day. Read these 6 things to consider before eloping

2) Plan early in order to guarantee a wedding permit (applicable for all National Parks in Oregon, Washington, the PNW and many National Forests in the area)

KIND WORDS

Obviously incredible photos, but an overall amazing experience with Sergio!

Wow. Just, wow.
Our entire experience with Sergio was absolute perfection. There are quite a few options out there when it comes to choosing an elopement photographer, and I am so grateful we made the best decision in choosing Sergio. What a total, complete gem of a human he is, along with his very obvious skills with a camera! We were nervous about spending our 1:1 time with another person around, but if anything, Sergio enhanced that experience for us: making us laugh, sharing in our joy, and helping us to ensure we were capturing our day the way we wanted to. Everything felt incredibly natural and Sergio knew exactly what we wanted in our day and delivered it. I can’t thank him enough for the day he provided us and the memories he helped capture in our day!

amanda & andrew | INTIMATE WEDDING in the pacific northwest in washington

Bride and groom on top of a mountain in Washington State

MORE THAN JUST PACKAGES, IT’S A PARTNERSHIP

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EVERY PACIFIC NORTHWEST ELOPEMENT & WEDDING PACKAGE

Your Elopement Day Is Your Wedding Day

And You Deserve An Experience That is Honest, Meaningful, and Memorable

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We operate fully on transparency and empowerment. We believe that YOUR elopement day is YOUR wedding day and this day will forever be a part of you and your legacy. It signifies the beginning of your next chapter and hold significant meanings to every aspect of your life.

Therefore, you deserve a photographer whom you can truly connect with as they are the one who’s in charge of fleeting moments and memories of your day

We hope we can be your Pacific Northwest Elopement Photographers but We STRONGLY believe that you should look around for options, view each photographer’s portfolio, read their reviews, and talk with them in order to really have a clear picture of how they work and how they can help you. Each photographer’s approach to wedding photography is like their DNA, it’s an extension of who they are

For us, we focus on an INTENTIONAL EXPERIENCE & ARTFUL PHOTOGRAPHS. In order to do so, we do more than just photography. We’ll be there with with you every step of the way to help you though this journey

We also believe in the power of your story, what makes you unique, and what you value rather than how you look or how your photos should look because of trends.

To learn more about what it’s like to work with us, view our Elopement Experience.

The Pacific Northwest truly has landscapes that you wouldn’t have to travel overseas for. We have rainforests in Olympic National Park, snow-capped mountains that are Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, the North Cascades, and rugged coast in both Washington and Oregon.

With such diverse landscapes, the exact time to elope depends on the exact location.

Mountain places such as Mount Rainier, North Cascades, or the Olympic mountains, we recommend mid July until mid October for the best weather. In lower elevation such as the Snoqualmie Valley, Seattle, or the rugged Olympic National Park beaches, it is totally doable year round

Places like the Columbia River Gorge and its mountains, the landscape is incredible but the elevation isn’t too high, therefore, you can get mountain backdrop year round.

For a beach elopement, you can elope anytime. During the late spring to early fall months, typically from May to September, the weather is mild, and the landscapes are lush and vibrant.

If you enjoy the magical fall vibes, September to November often showcase the Pacific Northwest’s stunning foliage, adding a touch of warmth and romance to your elopement

Keep in mind that The Pacific Northwest’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to have a backup plan and be prepared for occasional rain showers. And of course we’ll be there every step of the way to help you plan for the unexpected and unknowns

One hundred percent. Elopement isn’t just about running away or keeping it all a secret. It should be an experience where you can enjoy the whole day with whomever you would like to be there. Therefore, for us, we consider elopements and intimate weddings the same.

Although we don’t limit the amount of guests you should have, some National Parks, State Parks, BLM Lands place limits on the guest size to protect trails and native plants.

We’ve noticed that a guest list of about 30 or so can still ensure a low-stress experience. If you are interested in having more than 30 guests, we can always chat to figure out a location and a plan to give you the best experience and photos.

You can elope without photography for as low as $70 (marriage license cost) or up to $33,900+ (with vendors, locations, etc…). How much your elopement will cost depends on what what you want to experience and your guest size. At a minimum, you’ll need wedding attires and a photographer.

We have an entire blog post on how much does it cost to elope that also includes a handy elopement calculator.

Our Pacific Northwest elopement packages start at $6,900. To learn more about everything that’s included in our services and how we can help, please visit our Pricing Page.

You can apply for your marriage license online 60 days before your elopement date. Washington & Oregon requires an ordained officiant and 2 witnesses. We will be there every step of the way to help you with important deadlines to make sure your elopement experience not only legal but also magical. For a full guide on how to elope in Oregon and Washington, read our guide here.

Most of our elopements average between 6-10 hours but how many hours you need will depend on how many locations you want to experience, how many guests you would like to have, and what activities you would like to experience for your elopement day.

A half-day elopement is around 6 – 8 hrs. Couples interested in both sunrise and sunset or multiple locations book a full day (10+ hrs.) Couples who want both a wedding experience where they spend the whole day with guests and also an elopement experience where they can spend private time together on a separate day book us for 2 days.

See our elopement packages for additional information and if you have any additional questions or are ready to book, send us a message and let’s get started!

Adventure elopements for us aren’t always about hiking. We believe that YOU DON’T NEED TO HIKE TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL ELOPEMENT DAY

If hiking is what you enjoy, we’ll be ready with our hiking boots and some snacks to share. However, if it’s not something you love, we can certainly help find easy access locations for you and your family.

Mountain elopements in Washington can range from minimal walk and up to 6 miles total. Most waterfall elopements are around 1 – 2 miles hike total. Locations along the Oregon coast don’t often require hiking but as we’ll be walking on sand and cliffs, we’ll still prepare you with elopement checklist to ensure safety

If you’re looking to hike, we recommend no more than 2-3 miles each way since hiking for an elopement experience is different from hiking for fun as you’ll be carrying gears and outfits you’d typically not have.

  1. Once you’ve decided that eloping is for you, reach out to us on our contact page.
  2. We’ll get on a call to get to know each other and for us to share with you more knowledge, details, tips and resources.
  3. Once we figure out the best date for the best weather at your dream location, we’ll prepare a contract in order to reserve that date right away.
  4. After that, we go into planning mode together to make sure this experience is personalized and customized to your vision and your needs.

Trust us, it is as easy as it sounds 🙂

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Love Letters from Our Happy Couples

Same sex intimate wedding in Oregon

kelly & jessie

INTIMATE WEDDING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (OREGON)

We hired Henry years ago, when we first got engaged — because after knowing we were going to get married, we also KNEW we had to have Henry as our photographer. We were lucky enough to get to work with him, to have his guidance, easy & smooth communication, and his friendship on our side through the planning process. He made it all SO easy. He stuck with us through postponements, venue changes, and overall location and idea changes. And when we met on our wedding day for the first time in real life, it felt like we were catching up with a close friend. He instantly made us feel comfortable, made us feel like being in front of the camera was a natural habitat for us (when in fact it was far from our usual!) and he made it so easy to be ourselves in front of him.

When jess and I planned our wedding, we wanted every detail, every choice to be intentional. And when we knew Henry was also part of the LGBTQ+ community, when we knew he stood up for human rights, when he was part of the health professional community, when he advocated for COVID vaccines, it was truly the easiest decision in the world to want to work together (and be his friend!) When you’re part of the queer community, you understand the deep need to feel safe and feel seen — and working with someone like Henry did just that.

We hired him for two days, our actual wedding day, and then more last minute added on an adventure shoot post-wedding day, and that was the BEST decision. When we met the second day (literally less than 24 hours since our wedding the night prior) he delivered a TON of wedding sneak peaks for us to go through, and they brought us to tears. He captured my wife’s joy, our families tears, and our friends laughter. He captured our love, the way we looked at one another, and the depth of our care for each other. In just under 100 photos of sneak peaks, he showed us our love through his lens and our loved ones eyes and it truly all made sense.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Henry — your photography and your work moved us, and we are so damn lucky to have gotten our love documented by you.

ALISA & SHAWN

ELOPED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (WASHINGTON)

Henry is above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined in an elopement photographer. We knew we wanted to work with him when we first came across his work because he posses the rare ability to capture the intimacy of a moment as well as the grandeur of any landscape. He is an incredible human being and an absolute joy to work with throughout the entire process. His creativity, artistry, is on a whole other level, and we are in love with every single image he captured.

From our first phone call together, Henry was able to answer any questions we had and provide great recommendations based on his experiences. We had never visited Mt. Rainier National Park, so he helped us choose and plan for our particular hike and location.

Henry made the entire planning process FUN. What normally is a daunting, stressful experience turned out to be one of the most fun adventures to plan. When we got to the big day, we really struggled to find anything to worry about.

When Henry arrived to begin capturing our elopement, he jumped right in. He knew what questions to ask and was able to be incredibly creative while on the fly. When he envisions something in his imagination, he knows how to bring it to life. He coached us through each part of the process that day and everyone felt comfortable and relaxed. You can see the evidence of this in the photos he took.

Speaking of his photos, we loved every single one that he took and shared with us in the sneak peaks. Henry knows how to “paint with light,” and his photos are absolutely breathtaking. We couldn’t be happier.

Waterfalls elopement in Oregon

HILLARY & PIPER

ELOPED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ( TAMANAWAS FALLS)

We really lucked into finding Henry Tieu Photography for our Elopement! Sergio was our photographer and main man! He was so helpful from the day we booked him all the way to now (post elopement). His energy and demeanor really was perfect for our small group and our personalities. Sergio’s expertise and talent through that grueling hike to Tamanawas Falls to capture our incredible moment has just been indescribable. We are so grateful to have been able to work with him and hope for a long time connection for possibly other photography needs in the future! We cannot thank him enough for his time and brilliance!