Deeply rooted in co-creating the ultimate elopement experience
Y’all I’m Molly. A PNW elopement photographer specializing in creating honest and epic wedding adventures while capturing honest real love.
From burnt out physician assistant to thriving adventure elopement photographer! I established Nomadic Weddings in 2020 with the sole purpose of providing an elopement experience for couple’s who want an intimate, experience driven wedding. Originally from Upstate New York, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2021 because I could no longer resist the pull of the mountains. When I’m not photographing weddings, you’ll find me hiking, trail running, backpacking, mountain biking, skiing (resort & backcountry), rock climbing, and basically any other adventure that will get me outdoors. Got dogs?! I do! Meet Harper & Aspen, my two furry sidekicks! These two are all about the cuddles, fetch, swimming, and hiking. Seriously, they never, ever get tired! You might even meet them on your elopement day!
Many people who start looking for elopement photographers base their decision solely on the gorgeous photos. While that is important don’t get me wrong, it is also crucial to know that your photographer is meant to help plan your elopement. They can make suggestions on locations based on lighting and assist in crafting a timeline that provides structure for the day without feeling overwhelming or taking away from the intention of the day.
My biggest tip, trust me on this, you’ll want to hire a specialist.
Traditional photographers are used to showing up, shooting and leaving, having the whole day, decor and everything else already set up for them. I planned my own elopement before I knew this and would never want anyone to go through it. I’m here to help you plan every detail and give you all the guidance and information you need so you can feel confident that you're not doing it on your own.
I totally get that travel is high on everyone’s to-do list but that shouldn’t be the photographer's focus for your big day. The traditional photographer often uses elopements as a two-birds-one-stone deal to make money from shooting your elopement so they can post it on Instagram. Your wedding should be about you and only you, not someone’s itch to travel. Avoid thinly-veiled photo tourism, paid for by you, by hiring elopement-specific photographers.
Listen, it may seem easy to traipse into the wilderness and suddenly know how to handle outdoor photography with all its lighting, posing, safety, permits and so forth. But these are really important key parts of elopement photography that non-adventure wedding photographers will miss out on. Your wedding isn’t the place for learning a new skill, you deserve an expert in the field.
Each and every person deserves to be seen and heard. For the couples who choose to include me into their wedding experience (no matter what kind of wedding you have!), I vow to capture your wedding with an organic, documentary approach that allows the two of you to shine.
I’m much more than your photographer!
I’m your elopement experience co-creator! From the inside scoop on best vendors, helping you find an epic location to say your vows, to local tid bits to elevate your trip, I am a wealth of knowledge. It’s not just a wedding day, it’s your WEDDING EXPERIENCE and I am here to help you plan the entire thing.
I’m fucking fun to be around!
Fun fact about me, I am an enneagram 7 with an extroverted/introverted personality. Let’s chat and laugh all through your elopement day. Seriously, we will feel like best friends. But I also know when to shut the heck up and let you two authentically experience your day, the scenery, and enjoy the shit out of each other.
Capturing the essence of your love & relationship is what I do best. I’m not here to direct you on an all day photoshoot. Rather, I’ll capture candid moments and help with movement based prompts to bring out your best. You don’t ever have to worry about what to do with your hands!
MY CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS
& Here’s The Magic Sauce That Set’s Nomadic Weddings Apart
MOLLY IS WHO YOU NEED TO HIRE FOR YOUR ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT!!!!! From the get go, she is able to provide resources and guides that help you go about planning your elopement while being available through video calls/emails to help perfect the plan for your big day! She is a true outdoor enthusiast who knows her trails and terrain which is crucial when you plan to say “I Do” at 6000 ft. The weeks leading up to our wedding were stressful trying to navigate wildfires & inclement weather, and Molly was there every step of the way to help us make a potential new plan for our day if mother nature decided against our original plan. Needless to say, elopements are intimate, but having Molly hanging along with us for our big day was so much fun! She made for a great hiking partner & fit right in at our dinner table with the rest of our family later in the day. I could not imagine our day without her! And can we talk about her amazing artistry!!!!! She has an eye for an epic shot and knows how to work those photos into something that belongs in a magazine. Thank you Molly!
NIKKIE + NAVEED
I could not imagine our day without her! And can we talk about her amazing artistry!!!!! She has an eye for an epic shot
Molly, you were an AMAZING photographer! From the very first call we had with you, we knew you were the one for us! You always communicated quickly and clearly with us. You were able to join us for our first site walkthrough at the venue, which we really appreciated and showed your dedication to your craft. Leading up to the day of you helped us work with the venue folks to make a schedule that worked for all parties. On the day of you were an absolute rockstar! You made getting pictures taken super easy and did a fantastic job all day long, we didn't have to tell you to do anything because you already had it covered! We would work with you again in a heartbeat. Thank you for capturing our magical day in such a beautiful way.
Alisha + Joany
Thank you for capturing our magical day in such a beautiful way.
When we scheduled our first meeting with Molly to discuss everything, we weren’t even sure we were going to go with the elopement route. By the end of the meeting we knew it was the right decision for us! We had planned a year in advance and she helped us every step of the way. She answered every question and concern we had. When we finally got to meet the day of it felt like we had known her forever! I am not a photogenic person, and my now husband is even worse, and she made us so comfortable in front of the camera. She made our day and experience unforgettable. The photos she captured are breath taking and we will cherish them for the rest our lives. She even gave us so many recommendations to do in the area for the rest of our trip. I would recommend Molly 100% to capture any big moment in your life. She was made to be an elopement photographer!!
Lauren + Jake
she made us so comfortable in front of the camera. She made our day and experience unforgettable.
The pacific northwest is where I call home but don’t let that limit your imagination when it comes to elopement locations. I am always down to travel to your desired location. Did you know that I live full time on the road? Yep! I’ve got a sick Airstream that I call home.
1st-25th / Washington
26th - Feb / Mammoth, CA
Feb 4th - 7th / Palm Springs / Joshua Tree
20th - 24th / Washington, Baltimore, MD
March 27th - 31st / Alaska
3rd - 8th / Upstate New York
11th - 15th / San Diego
15th - 18th / Cali coast
19th - 21st / Portland
27th may / Upstate New York
29th - 1st June / California Coast
I can hardly find the words to express the overwhelming joy and gratitude my partner and I feel after our elopement in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, all thanks to the incredible expertise and guidance of Molly. The decision to elope was an intimate one for us, and we knew we wanted the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to be the backdrop of our special day. After stumbling upon Molly's services, we instantly knew we had found the perfect person to help us navigate the logistics of eloping in such a stunning location.
Molly took the time to understand our vision and priorities, ensuring that every detail was meticulously planned. From the initial consultation to the day of the elopement, Molly was a constant source of support, offering creative ideas, thoughtful suggestions, and practical solutions that made the entire process seamless. One of the aspects that truly set Molly apart was her extensive knowledge of the PNW. We were enchanted by the magical locations Molly recommended for our ceremony and photographs. The secret spots and hidden gems Molly introduced us to were nothing short of enchanting, creating a backdrop that felt like it was pulled straight from a fairytale.
The day of our elopement was pure magic. Molly orchestrated everything flawlessly, allowing us to focus on each other and the love we share. The personalized touches, from the carefully curated ceremony script to the thoughtfully chosen vendors, reflected Molly's commitment to making our day uniquely ours. Our photographs are a testament to Molly's incredible eye for detail and aesthetics. Every frame captures the essence of our love, the stunning landscapes, and the genuine emotions of the day. Molly didn't just capture moments; she created a visual story that we will cherish for a lifetime.
If you're considering eloping in the Pacific Northwest and want an experience that goes beyond the ordinary, look no further than Molly. She is not just an expert in her field; she is a true artist, a visionary, and, most importantly, a genuine soul who understands the true meaning of love and celebration.
I focus on adventure elopements, intimate weddings, and small weddings! Couple's looking to work with Nomadic Weddings are ones who put value on celebrating their love & themselves on their wedding day. They also are interested in adding fun, unique activities and locations - whether that be out of the box venues, heading out to epic vistas, or traveling by helicopter to their remote ceremony location. If that sounds like your kind of wedding then let's get to chatting!
Elopements typically range from a 'just us' experience where its you + your boo + me, photographing your day! I'd say the limit on elopements is about 10 people for several logistical reasons. Above that, you begin to enter into small wedding guest count territory. With larger groups, there can be limitations on locations and best for couple's to book some sort of venue. But fear not, the cost does not change between elopement or intimate wedding!
You betcha!!! Despite what the photos across my website and social media might suggest, many of these stunning places are accessible by a short hike or no hikes at all!! I know, absolutely MIND BLOWING! Have no fear, you do not need to be an expert outdoors person to have an amazing wedding in an outdoor space. Throughout the planning process, I'll work to ensure our plans fit your needs and wants perfectly.
To kick things off, you'll want to send an inquiry through my contact form. Even if you aren't fully sure what your elopement might look like, I encourage you to reach out early in the planning process! We will meet over Zoom to get to know each other, start dreaming up your wedding, and talking the logistics. If the pairing feels right, a contract will finalize our partnership and off to the races we go with planning!