US Elopement Bucket List : My Top 5 Picks

US Elopement Bucket List: My Top 5 Picks

Today I want to share with you my US Elopement Bucket List. This is a list of places I have not yet been hired to go, but I am hoping this blog will send a message to the universe that I am ready to go. One of the best parts of my job is traveling and being able to explore new places with the people I meet.

So since I have not been afforded the opportunity as of yet to go to these amazing places, I contacted some of my amazing photographer friends to help me, help you visualize how gorgeous your elopement could be. So sit back and relax because today, I am taking you on a journey. I hope by the end of it you feel inspired to know how you can take this curly-headed chick on the road with you to capture you say you’re “I do’s” in the most epic locations.

If just talking about this list makes you want to know more, contact me here.

1. Alaska

The reason Alaska is on my elopement bucket list is that I have always had a connection with Alaska and I am not even sure where it came from, to be honest with you. Ever since I was a little girl, I felt like I had to go visit this place. Now that I am a full-blown adult the urge is stronger than ever and lets me tell you why.

Glaciers, have you ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a glacier!? I mean places like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center allow you the opportunity to see what it would be like. I am talking about a whole cave made of ice for you to walk through, experience, and capture amazing moments in.

2. Colorado

Colorado is a place so close to Arizona that why wouldn’t I want to go? The place I dream of capturing an elopement is Sapphire Point Overlook. Blue lakes, gorgeous green forest, and views that would make a grown man cry, which I plan on capturing. I love a place that allows you to not only elope but include your family if you want to. I say Colorado is a place of endless opportunity and this girl is down to explore it all.

3. Utah

Being that it is so close to Arizona I have always been one just to take a road trip and explore this familiar place, yet has its character. My motivation to capture an elopement in Utah has solely been to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats. Yes, I know that this is a very popular place and that could deter many people from wanting to go, but I say why not?! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a location that you won’t find anywhere else.

4. Hawaii

When you think of the ultimate vacation, does the word Hawaii come to mind? It does for me and that is because of the significance of the culture that resides on every island. I would like to go to Kauai because of the beautiful cliffs that overlook the ocean and the peacefulness of the whole island. I have heard stories of this magical place and I know one day I will be able to experience a special couple or two.

5. Washington

Washington has more than enough places that you can go to get epic views. My top favorite place to elope here would be North Cascade, National Park. Could you imagine having dark mountains and crisp white snow as your background? I am talking about spending half the day hiking and then the other half enjoying the food and drinks. Plus, I hear the best time to elope is between July and October which is right around the corner (wink, wink).


The great thing about my job is that I can travel anywhere in the world for you. So creating this elopement bucket list is not a way to show you that I would die a happy woman if I could go, but to speak these locations into my future. So if you love the idea that you can get married anywhere and you want to learn more about all the fun that we can have together then contact me here and let’s get this party started!

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  1. Maya says:

    All these elopement locations would be amazing to shoot at! I’ve always wanted to shoot an elopement in Alaska. I hope this year brings you all the epic elopement inquiries!

  2. Your top 5 picks for a US elopement bucket list are on point! Love the work of all the artists you collaborated with too. Thanks for helping to inspire more couples to choose an adventurous elopement for their wedding experience! Such an epic thing and more people need to know about it so keep doing what ya do!

  3. Beth Swan says:

    Hawaii and Utah are incredible places that I hope you get to visit soon! Before reading this, Alaska was never really on my radar… but now it’s near the top of my list. How beautiful is that?! Fingers crossed you find amazing couples that will take you on adventures with them.

  4. Wow, these locations are stunning and SO perfect for an elopement! The U.S. really has so much to offer for beautiful landscapes!

  5. Sienna says:

    There is nothing like the west coast! So many gems included in this list. Heart eyes!

  6. These locations are all so beautiful!! Definitely have them on my bucket list as well! I hope you get to shoot in one of these spots soon!

  7. Jess Wright says:

    Great way to incorporate your top 5 places on your bucket list. Beautiful images and community utilized.

  8. Ann Marie says:

    Love your bucket list locations! Alaska is definitely on mine – but I feel like I need to spend a whole summer up there just to explore it all. 😉 So many incredible places in the world, it is always exciting to go explore new ones! Happy exploring and here’s hoping the universe answers. 🙂 Cheers!