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Whidbey Island Elopement | Katie + Steve

On Whidbey Island was an elopement that can only be summed up as magical. Katie, full of life, energetic and positive. Steve, her calm and collected hunky pilot. Together they were unstoppable and overcame all obstacles the year threw at them. They made plans to say I do the best way, on the island at sunset just the two of them.

This Whidbey Island Elopement was the definition of magic. Keep scrolling to see how a change of plans can lead to the most beautifully unexpected moments.

Whidbey Island is in Puget Sound, north of Seattle, Washington. There is an airbase on the island, so this is where they also call home. When their wedding approached, they quickly realized due to travel restrictions and the current events that they would not be able to go forward with it. A lot of their family would be traveling from New York, so this made it a difficult decision. They decided to cancel their wedding ceremony and celebration. Instead, they eloped on the island.

Despite the change of plans Katie knew she wanted her fairytale moment. So, we made sure to plan the day of events to be whimsical and breathtaking every step of the way. It is an honor to help support my couples’ vision for their Elopements.


They had a gorgeous first look. After they exchanged their vows and toasted with their coronas in hand. They were so awesome still being able to make light of the situation. We then adventured off to the northwest tip of Whidbey Island at Deception Pass located in the Rosario Beach area of the park. Imagine Northern Ireland vibes. With cliffs along the seashore, forest trails, and freshwater lakes. It’s one of my favorite places and is just so incredibly beautiful.

One of the words Katie wanted her Whidbey Island Elopement and photos to represent was magic. I think we did just that.


When I look at them, I see their love and magic. It’s special. We had a beautiful time. They danced and ran around on the beach. We stayed till well after sunset. After sunset, we pulled out sparkles and twinkle lights. It was a great way to celebrate their love. Katie’s dress was also so stunning. She got it from a&bé bridal shop Seattle. It is Willowby by Watters’ Lunella.

Whether your plans have changed and you are looking for a new epic way to celebrate. Or you would prefer a more intimate experience, just the two of you, reach out. I want you to have the photos that represent everything you wanted and dreamed of just like Katie. Contact me and let us piece together the most beautiful day for you and your love.

Love, kim Stanton

9 thoughts on “Whidbey Island Elopement | Katie + Steve”

  1. These are AMAZING!! I especially love the one of her sitting in the field. What a fun spot ( I LOVE Whitbey) and elopement you captured!

  2. Saul Cervantes

    They hired the perfect photographer for this one!! You did such an incredible job! Exited to see more now.

  3. Whidbey Island is pure magic, and your bride was totally right that that’s exactly what you created for their day!! What a lovely set of images. I especially like the photos at the end with the lights!!

  4. Oh my gosh you got an EPIC variety of photos! It just kept getting better as I kept scrolling. I just love all of the different locations that you shot at, and her dress is a dream!

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