ADVENTURE-SEEKER. MARGARITA SIPPER. YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY HYPE-GIRL. 

Meet Elsa

Whether you’re making the trek to Glacier National Park, headed off to an oceanside villa, or are booking a cozy Airbnb closer to home, it's my mission to make this day all about you, because I spent my own wedding day trying to make it about everyone else. And, trust me, weddings are a whole lot less fun when you’re stressing over whether your second-cousin-twice-removed can find something he likes at the buffet or if your great aunt thinks the Sav Blanc at the bar is delish.

I’m Elsa, a Northwest Montana elopement and intimate wedding photographer, so basically, when it comes to telling epic love stories, I’m your gal.

This is your wedding. This is your adventure. I’m here to give you the nudge you need to take this opportunity and craft the unique vision you have. 

Want to wear hiking boots under your dress? Do it. Dream of tossing a flat-brim hat on top of your wild wind-blown locks? I’m so here for it. Packing anything from a bottle of top-shelf tequila to homemade pb&js to toast your union? Now that’s what I’m talking about! 

As a major people pleaser (I am such an enneagram 9), I know what it feels like to try to make everyone happy. It’s wired into my brain to put others first, and I know you might be there right along with me. That’s why I’m here to make sure you put you first.

Now, that we know each other a bit better, let’s dive into the Montana elopement photography experience I offer!

When I’m not photographing couples in jaw-dropping landscapes, you can find me snuggled on the couch with my pups watching Yellowstone, packing for a family camping trip in Flathead National Forest, or grabbing a table at my favorite downtown spot for tacos and margs. Faith driven and Jesus lovin'. I can never resist a good “that’s what she said” joke (forever-fan of The Office over here!). And my favorite form of exercise is chasing my two energetic daughters, Aliyah and Clara, and two fur babies, Oliver and Abby Lou, around the house. 

“Elsa is a sublime photographer who has not only taken photos around the world, but she is the Queen of Glacier National Park. She is experienced, kind, creative, hilarious, detail-oriented, and above all, passionate.” 

- Jacklyn Pfister

…is you! My photography philosophy is about balancing the dramatic landscapes of Montana with the intimate, in-your-feelings love that can only be captured when we get a little up close and personal. My philosophy is this: while the landscape will be stunning and that alpenglow will be poppin’, nothing is more beautiful than the connection between a couple in love. I’ll be there through it all as your favorite third wheel capturing every special moment. With film-inspired edits that are a tad bit moody to top it off, your photos will be something you truly treasure for years (and generations!) to come.

THE BEST CENTERPIECE OF A SWEEPING LANDSCAPE PHOTO…

  • Florida Keys
  • Moab, UT 
  • Tulum, Mexico
  • Alaska
  • Iceland 
  • Ireland
  • Patagonia
  • Redwoods
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

PLACES I’M DYING TO GO 

  • Oregon Coast (April, 2022)
  • Las Vegas
  • Moab Utah
  • Kansas City
  • Florida
  • Washington
  • Your Favorite Place

PLACes I’M HEADED 

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Coastal Oregon 
  • Aspen, CO 
  • Bend, OR 
  • Big Sky, MT
  • Zion National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Washington Coast
  • Big Sur, California
  • Sedona, AZ


PLACES I’VE BEEN 

My traveled-to and will-travel-to lists are always growing. If you’re planning an elopement or intimate wedding at any of my favorite locations outside of Northwest Montana, hit me up! And if you’re headed to any of my bucket list spots, well, I want to hear from you ASAP. 

Photographing soon in a destination near you