Big weddings aren’t for everyone, heck a big wedding wasn’t for me. Which is how I ended up specializing in micro-weddings and elopements. One thing I do know is that your wedding deserves to be captured, no matter what it looks like. It is an occasion to be celebrated and looked back on for a lifetime.

Redwood Deck Elopement at Hoyt Arboretum

A+J decided that they wanted something intimate that also captured the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon did just that.The Redwood Deck added formality to the occasion and the perfect spot surrounded by the towering trees to exchange private vows.

Private vows and elopements are becoming much more common due to many couples looking for a more intimate, authentic, and stress-free day. Private vows enable couples to speak from the heart without the pressure of performing in front of an audience. This can lead to more authentic and sincere expressions of their love and commitments to one another.

If you’d like to check out 3 reasons to elope at Hoyt Arboretum, click HERE.


The incredible floral install and bouquet for this elopement were provided by Centerpiece Floral Design. To check out another Hoyt Arboretum Elopement that she provided florals for, click HERE.

Your Redwood Deck Elopement Photographer

Hi, I’m Mattie!! I’m a photographer based in the Portland area that specializes in elopements and intimate weddings because I know that big weddings aren’t for everyone. Whether your looking for someone to capture your micro-wedding, courthouse wedding, or adventure elopement, you’ve come to the right place. To learn a bit more about me, click HERE or if you’re ready to start planning your own, click HERE.

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