Photos that WILL LAST a lifetime

You'll receive personalized location recommendations based on the information I gather when you book and the vibe you're looking for.

I love researching new locations and checking them out in person so I can be sure that they are perfect for you and your partner.



Custom location recommendations

Included Services

The locations I recommend I have been to and scouted with my couples in mind. Meaning that I know all the best spots. 




Location Scouting




I'll recommend spots that fit the vibe of what you're looking for. Whether it's mountains, alpine lakes, redwoods, or the coast we will determine the best spot for you.




Scenery




I will take into consideration your wants and needs. Suggesting spots that you and your partner are comfortable getting to. PS: this means only hiking if you want to.



Accessibility




Keeping in mind:

After deciding on a location and the activities you'd like on your big day as well as taking into account when that perfect golden hour lighting is, I will create a custom timeline for you and your partner.



a custom timeline



Depending on the location you choose, I can offer a variety of possible activities. Ranging from tidepooling to private air tours.



activity ideas



This includes:

After you decide on the perfect location and secure it if necessary, we can begin planning your best day ever. Together we will create your custom elopement timeline. 




Planning Assistance

"We are absolutely THRILLED with how our pictures turned out! It is clear that Mattie has an eye for capturing emotion, details, love, and nature."

"We cannot recommend Mattie enough! Our experience with Mattie and her husband Gunnar far exceeded our elopement photographer expectations! As total photoshoot newbies, Mattie made us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. With her extensive PNW knowledge, she was even able to help us pick where we wanted to elope! In the time leading up to our elopement, Mattie was able to answer any questions we had, making our big day worry free. Not only were Mattie and Gunnar a pleasure to have with us on our elopement day, but she came prepared for anything and went the extra mile to make our day special. We are absolutely THRILLED with how our pictures turned out! It is clear that Mattie has an eye for capturing emotion, details, love, and nature. We can't thank her enough for everything she's done for us. We're so happy we chose Mattie and have a gorgeous gallery of photos to cherish forever. Look no further, she's the best!"


-K+E

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"We felt like the pictures we got back perfectly exemplified our relationship, and I am obsessed with them."

"Mattie’s adventurous spirit was all we were looking for during our couples session! We felt like the pictures we got back perfectly exemplified our relationship, and I am obsessed with them. I would definitely work with Mattie again in the future and highly recommend her to others, especially those in the PNW—she captured the vibe perfectly!!"


-A+N

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"Mattie is a phenomenal photographer, excellent communicator, and truly makes those around her feel at ease."

"I absolutely recommend Before Our Eyes Photography for anyone seeking elopement, engagement, or adventure sessions. Mattie is a phenomenal photographer, excellent communicator, and truly makes those around her feel at ease. In addition, I had so much fun during our engagement session. Not only do I love our photos, but the session itself will be a moment in time that I will forever cherish."


-B+I

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"It was such a fun experience and I’m in love with our pictures! I give Mattie the highest recommendation and am looking forward to working with her more!"

"I am thrilled to have had Mattie for our engagement shoot! I had not met her prior to the day of the shoot, but her communication and organization put my mind at ease for the day of. She traveled about 3 hours to our home and was timely and professional. I gave her a vague vision of what I was wanting to get out of the shoot and she over delivered. She knew the right spots, the good lighting, and how to pose us just right. I also wanted my farm animals as part of our pictures and she was able to work around all the unpredictable movement and capture the perfect shots like a pro! It was such a fun experience and I’m in love with our pictures! I give Mattie the highest recommendation and am looking forward to working with her more!"


-D+M

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"Mattie and Gunnar are absolutely amazing! Mattie truly goes above & beyond!"

"Mattie and Gunnar are absolutely amazing! Mattie truly goes above & beyond! We hired Before Our Eyes Photography to capture our wedding day. Right away she was very easy to work with, personable, flexible, and incredibly organized! On the day of our wedding, she texted beforehand to see if we needed anything and she showed up early.  They were a huge reason that our day went so smoothly! We truly cannot say enough kind things about their character, our experience, and Before Our Eyes Photography! :)"


-L+C

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"Her creativity and eye for detail really stood out, as she was able to capture the love and connection between my partner and I in a way that felt authentic and natural."

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Mattie for a couples photoshoot and I can't recommend her enough. From start to finish, the experience was incredible. Mattie was friendly and professional, putting us at ease and making us feel comfortable throughout the entire shoot.  Her creativity and eye for detail really stood out, as she was able to capture the love and connection between my partner and I in a way that felt authentic and natural. The final photos were absolutely stunning and exceeded our expectations.  Overall, I highly recommend Mattie for anyone looking for a couples photographer. Her talent, professionalism, and ability to capture beautiful moments make them a true gem in the photography world."


-J+C

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"Absolutely amazing experience!! Mattie was amazing to work with..."

"Absolutely amazing experience!! Mattie was amazing to work with. She helped me the entire time on how to pose and what to do. Made me feel very comfortable during the entire shoot! Can't wait to shoot again with you in the future!"


-A+C

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"She went above and beyond for us and we are so happy with the results, how easy she made the process, and how much fun the day was!"

"Can’t say enough positive things about Mattie, her husband, and her photography!! We chose Mattie for our engagement shoot in Mt Rainier National Park and we’ve gotten so many compliments on them! She went above and beyond for us and we are so happy with the results, how easy she made the process, and how much fun the day was!"


-J+T

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"Mattie gave us such incredible photos and we had so much fun exploring the beach together..."

"Mattie gave us such incredible photos and we had so much fun exploring the beach together. It was so intimate and fun and we absolutely LOVE our photos! She had a super quick turnaround time and we couldn't be happier!!"


-J+O

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+ Starting at 4 hours of coverage
+ Personalized planning help
+Location recommendations
+Custom Timeline
+Complimentary Marriage License Signing (I'm ordained!!)
+ Full edited gallery
+ Printing License

What you get

Looking for an intimate, authentic, and rad wedding day? You've come to the right place, whether it's a Cannon Beach elopement or another stunning location. Reach out for a custom quote!!

starting at $3,500

Elopements

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+ Starting at two hours on location
+ Personalized planning help
+ Full edited gallery
+ Printing License

What you get

Whether you're recently engaged, just want updated photos, or want photos to commemorate your travels, I'm ready to make it happen and to help plan awesome adventure engagement photos around the two of you. From hiking, exploring the beach, helicopter rides or off-roading in the desert, let's have some fun. Reach out for a custom quote.


 starting at  $1,000

Engagement/ Adventure Sessions

We will have an awesome time capturing your love and you will have the photos to cherish for the rest of your lives.

The big  day arrives

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Say yes!! Once I've sent your quote and contract, you will pay your deposit, sign the contract, and officially be on the books. We will then work together on the specifics to make sure your day goes off without a hitch.


Say yes!

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Once I've responded, we will find a time to schedule a video or voice call to determine the date and a general (or specific) location for your session after which I will send you a custom quote to fit your needs.


Meet & greet

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Fill out the contact box to let me know what you're looking for and if you have a specific date in mind, I will then respond and we can set up a time to chat.

Reach out to me

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How the Magic Happens

Lets make MAGIC together

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I look forward to having a rad day with you!!