Best of 2023 Adventure Elopements and Small Weddings

best of 2023 adventure elopements and small weddings


It’s that time of year again! The best of 2023 adventure elopement and small weddings blog post! I honestly can’t believe the year has already come and gone. As always, I’m feeling so grateful to be a part of these special moments in people’s lives in such incredible locations around the world. It really is such a blessing!


This year I photographed elopements and intimate weddings in Oregon, California, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska! From the majestic coastline in the Pacific Northwest to the high desert mountains in Central Oregon to the glaciers in Alaska, I experienced every weather condition possible and a huge variety of climate zones. Torrential downpours and forest fires kept us on our toes, but we always found a solution and sometimes a change of plans became my favorite experiences and photos! I absolutely love new experiences and seeing new places. It fuels my creativity and I’m honored to share these magical places with my elopement couples.


Here is one of my favorite reviews from my last elopement of the year in Maui, Hawaii! Tears of joy were streaming down my face while reading this and my heart was bursting with gratitude. Thank you thank you thank you Danielle + Daniel!


“Naomi was the photographer for our intimate adventure elopement in Maui, Hawai’i in November 2023 and we seriously could not be happier. She is truly a radiant personality with an artistic eye and adventurous spirit— the perfect combination of characteristics for an adventure photographer! She made us feel so comfortable on our wedding day and every moment leading up to it. She is very knowledgable about the island— which spots are are most aesthetically pleasing for photos, what time of day gets the best lighting, which local vendors are best to work with, how to be prepared for the islands micro climates/ weather surprises, and so much more. We pretty much spent the whole day together exploring several gorgeous spots around Maui leading up to our beach ceremony and we had so much fun. She had our pictures back so quickly I couldn’t believe it and we can’t stop looking at them. They are truly like something you would see in a magazine. I’ve never felt more beautiful. I am so happy we were able to work with Naomi on our special day and equally as happy that we were able to meet such a genuinely kind and caring person during our island adventure. 12/10 would recommend for photography in Maui. Thank you so much for everything, Naomi!!” – Danielle + Daniel




Click here to see my 2022 best of Adventure Elopements and Intimate weddings blog post!


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What a cool recap!! Looks like you had an amazing year!

So many wonderful moments and gorgeous places captured, just wow! Your couples are really lucky to have you as their photographer – absolutely stunning work!

So many beautiful days with stunning photos – love this look back on the year! Seriously incredible!

Are you kidding me! These images are insanely good! Favorite ones are the Oregon ones 🫶🏼😭 seriously incredible job documenting all of these couples.

These photos are full or love and wonder! I can see everyone’s personality through these photos

Wow! So many incredible elopements in 2023!There is no way I could pick a favorite, but that ice climbing photo is so cool! Hope your 2024 is just as incredible.

It’s so fun to look back on the year you had! What wonderful experiences you got to share with your couples in some of the most stunning scenery! I love the way you captured the fun silly moments as well as the more dramatic photos.

So many treasured adventures, captured beautifully! I wish you great success and many more adventures in 2024 Naomi!
Also, I love that last photo (and the wheat field) 🙂

I love seeing year-end posts…did you have a favorite new area? The Cheetos pic is one of the best!

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