COVID Wedding Photographers

February 24


By Carolyn

February 24, 2021

It's another great #WeddingWednesday, and this week, we are talking about some of our favorite COVID wedding photographers! 2020 has been the year of the pivot, so it is no surprise that most wedding photographers in Seattle have been willing to take on smaller COVID weddings. However, some wedding photographers specialize in elopement, adventure, or destination weddings. No matter what your plans are, you can definitely find the perfect person to capture your special day! As before, none of these photographers asked us to write about them. We just love their work, or had a blast working together in 2020!

Couple hugging in front of mountain lake at sunset elopement

Photo: Between the Pine


Between the Pine

Mollie at Between the Pine is a Seattle-based adventure photographer whose work is amazing! One of our clients hired her this year, and had such a great experience. They initially planned one route that became impassable due to rain. Then, our couple also decided they wanted to include some older family members who were not game for hiking. So Mollie suggested some alternate locations, and they found some perfect spots to include everyone in the mountain elopement. And can we just say? The photos came back STUNNING. (You can see her work in the photo above.) We are slightly biased because we got to work together this year, but we would hire Mollie in a heartbeat. She also put out a blog post earlier this year about ADA-accessible elopement locations – so her inclusivity is really cool.

Stephanie Keegan

Stephanie Keegan also specializes in adventure-based elopements here in Washington. Her work is also incredible, including a backpacking elopement in the Enchantments – so you know she is game to hike with you! We have not worked together, but her portfolio is amazing. And like Mollie, she has great resources about all the best spots to say your vows. If mountain elopements are your jam, she would be a great choice.

Adventure Instead

Adventure Instead is a group of three photographers and best friends who will follow you anywhere in the world! They are based in Oregon and Colorado, but specialize in adventure elopements in WA, OR, and CO in case you are looking a little further afield. They are also all ordained officiants, which means you can keep your elopement even smaller if you want to! We are particularly fond of their photos with San Juan sea planes – so cool.

bride holding wedding bouquet in snowy Mt. Baker elopement

Photo: Cat Ruchalski Photography


If you are planning a slightly-less-adventurous elopement, or just a small wedding, most wedding photographers are willing to shoot for you! We have so many talented wedding photographers in Seattle, so you are bound to find someone whose images speak to you. You can find a wonderful list of pros on WeddingWire or the Knot, or just by googling. But here are some of the people we really love!

Brittany Jezak Photography

Brittany is a super talented photographer who offers full wedding coverage and elopements. We were lucky enough to work with her in 2020, and we had a blast together! She was able to capture so many wonderful moments, including a lot of laughter. You can check out her portfolio and wedding photography options here.

Jenn Tai

Funny story – we haven’t worked a wedding with Jenn, but we totally thought we had. When one of our helpers ran into her at a recent wedding, we 100% thought she was shooting our clients’ micro wedding. But it turns out she was working a totally different wedding on the same property – and was super nice about our little mix-up! So because Jenn is nice AND a super talented photographer, we would love for you to check her out! She shoots everything from traditional weddings to destination weddings and elopements. You can check out her portfolio here.


Cat is based in Bellingham, but works in Seattle and throughout the region– so she is a wonderful choice no matter where you are getting married in the PNW. You can see one of her shots of our bouquets above, and it's gorgeous. We love her style, and the way she is able to capture intimate moments between couples. She is also a total sweetheart to work with! You can find her beautiful portfolio here.

We hope this short list helps you find an amazing photographer for your small COVID wedding – no matter what kind of wedding you’re planning! Seattle wedding photographers are generally willing to travel, and incredibly gifted at what they do. If you hire any of these amazing pros, we would love to hear about it! Next week, we will talk about some of the other vendors you should think about for your small COVID wedding in Seattle.

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