This French Beach elopement was the epitome of a laid back, authentic wedding. Just over an hour from downtown Victoria, French Beach is the perfect place to have a nature inspired camping elopement. The combination of forest and beach provide a variety of scenery for your photos. Not to mention the gorgeous PNW backdrop you’ll […]


If you’re planning any kind of wedding or elopement, wondering when the best time of year to elope is probably on the top of your mind. The answer will influence so many different aspects of your wedding, so it’s an important one to think through! This is one of those questions that has no wrong […]


Hidden away in Vancouver’s popular Queen Elizabeth Park is Bloedel Conservatory. Being an indoor tropical garden, the conservatory hosts a variety of tropical plants and is home to over 100 exotic birds. Being among the garden and a short walk away from Season’s restaurant, it’s the perfect place to say “I do.” What’s more romantic […]


If you want to spend your wedding day out exploring nature, a Mount Rainier Elopement may be for you. Mount Rainier National Park is host to some of the most gorgeous views in the Washington State. From lakes to mountain ranges to wildflower fields to forests, Mount Rainier has it all. Whether you want to […]


Imagine exchanging your vows amidst the enchanting beauty of the Sea to Sky Gondola in Vancouver. This guide is your compass to navigate the dreamy possibilities of a Sea to Sky Gondola elopement, where nature’s grandeur sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration of love.


Embark on the journey of planning your elopement with our five-step guide, simplifying the process for an unforgettable celebration of love. From choosing the perfect location to crafting personal vows, let these steps be your roadmap to an intimate and uniquely authentic experience.


Next to champagne pops, doing a sparkler exit at your wedding one way or another is an easy, cheap way to spice up your wedding (and get some more pinterest worthy photos from). Your photographer should know how to execute a sparkler exit, but just so you can be in the loop too, here are […]


You’re probably already familiar with the classic champagne toast, but have you considered a champagne pop? A champagne pop is something i consider essential for an elopement, wedding, or engagement shoot. It’s cheap, easy, and makes for the best photos! Why not? To get the best champagne pop photos, it’s important you know a few […]


Wedding portraits are a vital part of the wedding day, but have you ever thought about doing day after wedding portraits? Sounds crazy I know, but you don’t actually have to do them the day you get married! This is what “day after” sessions are for. You’ll get all dressed up in your wedding gear […]


who do i hire for my elopement? how far out do i book my vendors? what if our elopement is coming up quickly and we haven’t gotten to booking vendors yet? if this is you, don’t stress! here’s everything you need to know.

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amanda reed is an elopement photographer based in vancouver, british  columbia capturing authentic love stories for the couples who don't take themselves too seriously.