Is there something about a traditional wedding that isn't clicking?
Would you rather just focus on you and your partner?
Does getting married with an audience stress you out?
Does a traditional wedding feel like an event that's about everyone but YOU?
Stress Free - Intimate - Adventurous
There's another way to get married: eloping.
It's personalized. It's peaceful. And it's so very filled with love.
Eloping has no rules or framework. It's what you want. Nothing more, nothing less.
Take back your wedding day and create a day you want to live over and over again.
Because elopements aren't what they once were.
Elopements are meaningful, intentional, and just as "real" as any other kind of wedding
Elopements can include guests or no guests, it's all up to you.
Elopements aren't just photos and a ceremony. It's a full day packed with events you'll love.
You deserve to get married how you want.
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Your love + nature
"When we were originally looking to elope on the Oregon Coast, we were initially attracted to the more popular spots you see online...but we soon found Venturing Vows and were immediately drawn to her emphasis that she could take us to places that were even better and more remote (being a local herself). We don't regret it a bit -- Miki was amazing. She helped us plan an amazing day unique to our interests, guided us through beautiful recommendations to choose from, and even advised us on spots to see for the remainder of our trip on the coast.
"Within a day she had a handful of pictures to us so that we could start to share and break the news to family and friends. Ours was a 6 hour package, it was a wonderful day with just us and Miki finding beautiful spots, making the pictures our own, and having a great guide along the way.
"Sure, you can go to Secret Beach or Natural Arches...or you can go with Miki and find something unique, beautiful, and true to you as a couple that's even better. We love our pictures and we loved our elopement! Thank you Miki for an adventurous day that truly reflected us as a couple and avoided the cookie-cutter mold."
-Rebecca and Kyle
Reviews for Venturing Vows
"We were lucky enough to have Mikalynn with Venturing Vows photograph our North Oregon Coast elopement earlier this year, and we couldn't be happier with the results. She worked with us to scout out locations in Tillamook County that fit our "vibe" and was super responsive to questions, scheduling, and weather-related delays.
"Miki is incredibly kind and professional, and she also has a cool and relaxed manner that made us feel at comfortable throughout the entire shoot. She took two camera-shy introverts and shot stunning photographs that helped make our day perfect. Our photos perfectly captured the beautiful landscape, and we'll cherish them forever. My partner and I can't recommend Venturing Vows photography highly enough. Miki is a true talent and a joy to work with. Thank you for helping to make our elopement so special!"
- Tayler and Jarod
This is a long overdue review for Miki, and to summarize, we couldn't be happier with our photos and our whole experience!
We got married in July 2021. Miki gave us great advice on where to go based on what we were looking for. She was able to find places that gave us exactly the what we were looking for - great views/backdrops, easily accessible, not crowded, and even a lot of dog friendly options! She was very available for communication prior to the elopement and we could definitely not have found as great of locations without her.
As for the day of, she was everything you could want in a photographer - punctual, prepared, friendly, etc. We were worried about feeling rushed, but Miki made sure things went at a comfortable pace. She had some great suggestions, and incorporated our ideas as well.
As for the photos - WOW! We are just obsessed. We have so many gorgeous pictures, it's hard to pick a favorite. So happy we found Venturing Vows!
- Jessie and Tyler
"Working with Miki was incredible! A few things we loved:
"1.) From the very beginning Miki was professional and sent us amazing resources to help us decide where we wanted to take photos
"2.) She communicated more than any of our other vendors! Miki was proactive and reached out to see if we had any questions before we reached out. I really appreciated her keeping in touch with us every step of the way
"3.) As with most wedding days, ours didn’t go completely as planned. Miki was so calm and offered us many alternatives for times and locations. I never felt stressed or overwhelmed because Miki truly went above and beyond to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible.
"4.) The photos we received are absolutely stunning! Miki is so talented at what she does and she truly has a passion for it. Having gorgeous photos was one of my priorities and she exceeded my expectations!!
"We are so grateful that Miki was part of our day, it felt like having a good friend along with us. She is the best elopement photographer ever!!!"
- Morgan and Duncan
I'm here because I've been where you are. I was about to have a traditional wedding and something wasn't right.
And it was the best decision we could've made.
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