A few weeks ago I headed into the mountains to photograph a styled elopement. After years of photographing weddings, I wanted to offer something special and specific for the needs of my elopement clients. With styling by Jen Lagers, and florals from Shelby Bond, we are now offering a wedding collection specifically for elopements. This shoot was a celebration of this collection, and also a great excuse to photograph some of BHLDN’s gowns, and the incredibly talented Krisanna Elizabeth’s new handmade and calligraphed vow books. If you’re planning on eloping in Seattle, the Northwest, or further, it would be my honor to witness and photograph your wedding.
Photographer: Betty Simpson, Photography by Betty Elaine
Hair & Makeup: Jen Lagers, The Outer Edge
Florals: Shelby Bond, Bond in Bloom
Wedding Gowns and Accessories: BHLDN
Vow Books and Calligraphy: Krisanna Elizabeth
Event Planning: Candi Block
Rentals: Wander Event Rentals
Groom’s Barber: Simone David Barbershop
Groom’s Attire: Tie Bar Grey Collection from BHLDN
Models: Tierney & Tylor Jones
Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Elopement collections can be viewed on the website here.
Photography by Betty Elaine is a Seattle wedding photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Servicing weddings throughout the local area of Seattle including, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Snohomish, and San Juan Island. Betty’s professional work features beautiful editorial wedding photography, elopements, and anniversary sessions. Travel is available to other cities outside of the Washington area for local, national, and international wedding photography.
I became friends with Meredith shortly after I moved to Seattle in 2014. We connected over happy hour just hanging out as wedding photographers, but quickly became more than acquaintances. It feels like we’ve been friends much longer than 3 years! We are big champions for each other’s businesses, marriages, and families. Our puppies love to hang, she took me to my first Seattle Sounders game, and has loved on my family as it’s grown. She also introduced me to Jen Lagers of The Outer Edge, and I will forever be grateful for that! Jen did her magic on my hair and makeup for this shoot, and is my go to for any creative projects. I am so blessed to have badass female entrepreneurs in my life to be there for me and inspire me.
I’ve needed new professional headshots for a while. But I just have not made time for it. I really did not want to get in front of the camera with my postpartum body! I still have baby weight, and a million reasons that this isn’t the “perfect” time to be photographed. I’m always telling my clients that they look perfect as they are, I never see their flaws, and so I decided to put my negative thoughts aside and trust Meredith to give me some killer new headshots. Honestly, I was stunned when she sent me the photos. She had captured how I feel, and I love them so much! I’m so glad that I got new headshots, and I also absolutely love, love, love the photographs I took of her! It was such a fun day, and a great excuse to explore our city, and grab drinks downtown afterwards
Many details of this wedding were so personal to Jessica & Eric. A reading from The Hobbit during their ceremony, Star Wars socks for the grooms party, Hamilton playing during the reception, food truck burgers, ice cream sandwiches, vintage plates, gold and brass candle holders, bunting, greenery from their garden, I could go on. They curated every plan for their wedding day beautifully, and it was as unique, fun, and loving as they are.
Moving to the PNW was an important part of Jessica & Eric’s relationship and life. They chose to get married at Kitsap Memorial State Park because they wanted to share the beauty of the Northwest, their home, with all their family and friends. Having all their people in one place was one of the highlights of their wedding day. There was so much joy, on not only the Bride & Groom’s faces, but everyone there.
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