FROM LOCAL TO CROSS-COUNTRY DESTINATIONS

ELOPEMENT +

SMALL WEDDING

PACKAGES

IF LARGE WEDDINGS STRESS YOU OUT,

we invite you to dream outside the norm

At Skyewater, we help couples create intentional and relaxing wedding experiences in water-centric locations, through highly personalized planning and visual storytelling.

We know there’s a lot of pressure, anxiety, and other unnecessary stress that comes with traditional wedding days. That’s why we want to show you there’s a different way to get married: feeling completely relaxed, fully present, and wholeheartedly connected to what matters most to you.

Avoid the “wedding day blur” — the overly rushed, tense, stressful kind of celebration — and instead, imagine a laid-back, peaceful kid of day in which you can actually soak up every moment.

Whether you plan to elope just the two of you, or you can’t imagine not having your closest friends and family there, we can help you bring your vision to life in a way that feels stress-free, meaningful, and easy-going.

LET’S START BY TAKING A DEEP BREATH

. . . seriously.

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed with all the options and research already, take a moment to just breathe.

To just be. Because ultimately, this is also how we want you to feel on your wedding day: comfortable, relaxed, and present. We do things a little differently around here — giving you the space, time, and support to be worry-free and unapologetically yourselves.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

our favorite thing about elopements + small weddings:
the freedom to be yourselves

When you decide to elope or have a micro-wedding, you get to throw out the rulebook —including all that advice from everyone else about what you “should” do for your wedding day — and instead get at the heart of what you want your wedding day to be and feel like. You’re empowered to explore what “feels right,” to choose where and how you say your vows, what activities you do together, and all the other details that allow you to be authentically you on one of the best days of your lives.

We help couples get creative and think outside of the box when it comes to planning their wedding day. Whether you want to say your vows on a boat with just the two of you present, celebrate with your family at a rental home in a scenic place, or dream up something completely unique, we’re here to support you and make your vision a reality.

Let us be your calm in the storm.

how we can help

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PLANNING ASSISTANCE

We aim to make the planning process simple by providing insight on a variety of logistics, like vendor recommendations, locations for your ceremony, and custom day-of timelines.

Deception Pass State Park Elopement + Wedding Guide

PHOTOGRAPHY

The goal: timeless. Our colorful and vibrant editing style stands out from the rest without being “trendy.” We’re confident you’ll love your photos decades from now.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful highlight film that showcases your whole day or a recording of your ceremony and vows, our video services have you covered.

OUR PHOTO + VIDEO TEAM

Hey there, I’m Kaitlyn

Over the last decade of documenting 150+ couples on their elopement and wedding days, and having planned a wedding of my own, I’ve witnessed and experienced first-hand just how easy it is to get sucked into the wedding planning that becomes less about you and more about everyone else.

I’m not only an introvert through-and-through, but I also struggle with anxiety on a daily basis, so I personally understand how overwhelming planning even a small 20-person wedding or a “just us” elopement day can feel. I’ve learned that I have a knack for being the calm, welcoming, and intuitive energy couples didn’t even realize they needed.

So, if you’re seeking for a way to have a relaxed, care-free, and unapologetically authentic wedding day, you can take comfort in knowing you have my full support, every step of the way.

“Book this gem of a human right now.”

Heidi + Dane

“Kaitlyn was also a dream to work with . . . She has the most positive, uplifting energy about her.”

Allison + Cameron

The planning process was so smooth!

Anna + Ryan

“We could not have made a better choice.”

Sydney + Derrick

what’s included in all of our packages

  • A fully customized planning process.
    We start with a consultation call to get to know the two of you better, and after we get a date on the calendar, we work with you to create a location guide designed with you and your unique day in mind.
  • Access to our elopement planning guide.
    We’ve made this 80+ page elopement guide complete with everything from ways to include family (even if they aren’t invited) and clothing inspiration, to ceremony and activity ideas, vendor recommendations, tips for lodging/travel, and a whole lot more — exclusively for Skyewater couples.
  • Marriage license + permit assistance.
    Let us help you navigate some of the trickier steps! We have all the insight you need to figure out where to get your marriage license, how to reserve a location if you have guests joining you, and whether or not permits are required. As a bonus, our lead photographer / videographer Kaitlyn is ordained and can sign as an officiant as your marriage license!
  • Unlimited planning calls.
    From the time you book until the time your day arrives, we mean it when we say we are here for you every step of the way. Whether that means we’re helping you plan over a year in advance or putting all the details together in a month, don’t be afraid of reaching out when you need us. And we promise, there are no “stupid questions.”
  • Photos and/or videos to last a lifetime.
    We’ve been told that we’re a calming and reassuring presence on the day, even for those who swear they’re “awkward on camera.” That’s because we know we’ve got you covered, capturing images/videos with both a storytelling approach and making suggestions whenever you need extra input.
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WHY WORK WITH SKYEWATER

A few of the things that makes us different from the rest:

  • We prioritize slowing things down, for a more calm and connected elopement/wedding day.
  • We specialize in water-centric locations, so we’ve always got the inside scoop on places with waterfalls, lakes, coastlines and more.
  • We have a colorful, true-to-life, and scenic style to our photos and videos, ensuring you’ll love them even 10-20 years from now.
  • We’re ordained! Which means we can legally sign as your “officiant” on marriage licenses.
  • Sustainability is one of our core values, so we practice Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and can give you tips to make your day more eco-friendly.
  • We’re lighting experts, so we know how to create artistic images even in tricky scenarios.
  • We are 100% supportive of LGBTQ+ couples. Everyone is welcome here.
  • 10+ years of experience, nearly 200 weddings and elopements, and we also have traveled to over 30 states and a dozen countries.
  • Custom packages available, because every elopement / small wedding day is unique! Including the ability to cover a two-person elopement day and a reception celebration.

ELOPEMENT PACKAGES + PRICING

From small adventures to multi-day celebrations.

anywhere in the world

Meet us in any destination across the planet for an unforgettable elopement experience!

  • exclusive access to our PLANNING guide
  • unlimited planning assistance with us
  • custom timeline, vendor recommendations + more
  • 8+ Hours with our photo + Video team
  • high resolution images + videos
  • PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING ON IMAGES
  • FREE ALBUM DESIGN INCLUDED
  • no surprise travel fees, it’s all included!

photo + video starting at 11,000
photo or video only starting at 8000

anywhere in the US or Mexico

Meet us anywhere in the US (including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico) or Mexico.

  • exclusive access to our PLANNING guide
  • unlimited planning assistance with us
  • custom timeline, vendor recommendations + more
  • 6+ Hours with our photo + Video team
  • high resolution images + videos
  • PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING ON IMAGES
  • FREE ALBUM DESIGN INCLUDED
  • no surprise travel fees, it’s all included!

photo + video starting at 7000
photo or video only starting at 6000

Washington Elopement Packages

Meet us anywhere in Washington! Elopements, micro-weddings and small events of 75 guests or fewer.

  • exclusive access to our PLANNING guide
  • unlimited planning assistance with us
  • custom timeline, vendor recommendations + More
  • 4+ Hours with our photo + video team
  • high resolution images + videos
  • PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING ON IMAGES
  • FREE ALBUM DESIGN INCLUDED
  • no surprise travel fees, it’s all included!

photo + video starting at 6000
photo or video only starting at 4000

Oregon Elopement Packages

Meet us anywhere in Oregon! Elopements, micro-weddings and small events of 75 guests or fewer.

  • exclusive access to our PLANNING guide
  • unlimited planning assistance with us
  • custom timeline, vendor recommendations + More
  • 4+ Hours with our photo + video team
  • high resolution images + videos
  • PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING ON IMAGES
  • FREE ALBUM DESIGN INCLUDED
  • no surprise travel fees, it’s all included!

photo + video starting at 6000
photo or video only starting at 4000

Colorado Elopement Packages

Meet us anywhere in Colorado! Elopements, micro-weddings and small events of 75 guests or fewer.

  • exclusive access to our PLANNING guide
  • unlimited planning assistance with us
  • custom timeline, vendor recommendations + More
  • 4+ Hours with our photo + video team
  • high resolution images + videos
  • PROFESSIONAL RETOUCHING ON IMAGES
  • FREE ALBUM DESIGN INCLUDED
  • no surprise travel fees, it’s all included!

photo + video starting at 6000
photo or video only starting at 4000

Additional Package Options

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ADVENTURE SESSIONS

For couples who want to explore during a couples, engagement, or anniversary session on a hike, kayak/boat trip, or something entirely unique!
starting at 1500

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COUPLES SESSIONS

For a local option within 60 miles of Seattle, WA. Great for anniversaries, proposals, and engagement sessions near the metro area.
starting at 800

CUSTOM PRICING

Have something entirely unique planned for your elopement or destination wedding? Looking to add on rehearsal coverage or a day-after session?
Contact us for a custom quote!

REVIEWS FROM PAST ELOPEMENTS + WEDDINGS

“THE BEST TIME”

My husband and I wanted two things for our elopement: to create an intimate, unique ceremony in breathtaking scenery and a professional wedding photographer to capture it. We found both of those with Skyewater. From the start they made the entire process stress-free and fun. We had the best time, in the best place, with the best photographer.
Kaylee + Kagen

“STUNNING”

Kaitlyn made our day absolutely perfect. The photos that we received were absolutely STUNNING! They 100% capture who Ryan and I are as a couple. We laughed, joked, cried, screamed in excitement, and just showed every possible emotion together and she managed to capture all of it. There is nothing that we feel could have been better!
ANNA + RYAN

“OUTSTANDING”

I am so glad that we stumbled across Skyewater Photo + Film! I can’t say enough about how professional and friendly the team is. The quality of work that they produce is outstanding! Turnaround time was great and we were so pleased with the results. The photos and videos will be treasured forever. I simply cannot recommend them enough!
KRISTINA + LOGAN

“INCREDIBLE”

Kaitlyn is willing to go the distance to ensure your special day will be captured in the best way possible . . . The underwater photography shoot in the ocean was nothing but incredible! As difficult as it was battling the current, waves, and tide in full wedding attire (and for Kaitlyn with her camera gear), Kaitlyn was able to create some of the coolest photos I have ever seen! The Skyewater team did not hesitate to jump in the water with us to capture that once in a lifetime moment for us. And the video, my goodness, was by far our favorite piece of it all.
RENEE + PRESTON

“YOU WON’T REGRET IT”

Kaitlyn was excellent from start to finish and we cannot recommend her highly enough. From the planning stage through to execution and then ultimately delivering the final product video in a timely manner, Kaitlyn met and exceeded our expectations throughout. Throw on top of all that professionalism that she is an all round kind, genuine and fun person to hang out with on your elopement day. All in all you won’t regret hiring Kaitlyn and you can expect her to produce film/photography that you’ll cherish for a life time.
RYAN + VERITY

“BLOWN AWAY”

Working with Kaitlyn has been the BEST decision we could have possibly made for our destination elopement!! Without a shadow of a doubt!! From the moment we began communicating, we immediately felt at ease knowing we were in amazing hands and such relief came over us!! Leading up to our wedding, Kaitlyn was an incredible, vastly capable, and experienced source of information. And, WOW, when we got our pictures back, we were totally BLOWN AWAY!!! We didn’t even realize so many of these moments had been captured and to have these pictures be just so incredibly stunning is just the greatest gift!!
SHERIN + AARON

answers to common questions

This is a great question for our initial phone call, since we can help guide you once we know more about where you want to go, how many guests you’ll bring (if any), and/or any other activities you want to do during your day. Typically, many of our couples start with 6-8, and you can always add on additional time after booking.

Our goal is always to help you celebrate a day with plenty of time, so you aren’t feeling stressed, rushed, or “on the clock.” We want you to look back on this day for years to come and remember how amazing, fun, and easy going it was from start to finish.

The best time to book our team for your big day is as soon as you have a date or general timeframe in mind. We often get booked anywhere between 3-12 months out, especially for popular dates during summer and fall. We are also often the first vendor (or only vendor!) couples reach out to, since we guide them with location options, vendor recommendations, and a whole lot more.

Absolutely. While many of the more secluded locations offer privacy for those willing to hike a few miles or more, there are dozens of easy-to-access locations across the U.S. that still make for fantastic backdrops. However, the easier spot it is to access, the more crowded it is likely to be. This is why we highly recommend that most of our couples elope on weekdays and/or early mornings if possible. And in case it helps, you can always opt for something else to help you get to a more private location (think: boat, plane, helicopter, 4×4 vehicle, etc.).

Of course! If you have more than 8-10 people in your group, we do require some form of reserved space somewhere, whether that be a venue, a rental home, national/state/city park, etc. We can also help you find dog-friendly locations, too!

YES, YES, YES! All of our team members are 100% supportive of any and all LGBTQ+ couples. We’ve also been published in Equally Wed, and wholeheartedly believe love is love is love.

We are fully insured and can provide a copy of our declarations page to wedding venues, national and state parks, or other locations should they require it. 

We also have a few annual permits for locations we commonly visit throughout the year, and can easily obtain a photo/video permit for your individual date and location if need be. 


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