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Unleashed Elopements Photography

Unleashed Elopements Photography

Arizona California Idaho Oregon Utah Washington

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"Hi, I'm Sharlee!"
Creating And Documenting Authentic Wedding Memories In Nature For Wildly In Love Couples

I'm an elopement photographer based in Portland, Oregon living with my husband, dog, cat, and hedgehog. Not only am I an outdoor enthusiast and frequent traveler, I started my photography career as a landscape photographer. I’m extremely knowledgeable in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah and love traveling around the World for your elopement.  I’m super passionate about specializing my time and skill into creating a whole elopement experience for you – not just photos. Our connection with nature means much more to me than pretty photos. It’s about the core memories we create while enjoying the great outdoors with the people we love – that’s the beauty of elopements to me.

Your elopement should be about creating meaningful memories, epic experiences, and unique adventures that reflect who you are as a couple.  It should be about creating meaningful memories, epic experiences, and unique adventures that reflect who you are as a couple and not ones that you were pressured into.

I know letting go of the expectation and pressure that comes with traditional weddings can be scary, but I'm here to help guide you to your authentic adventure, together.

Elopements allow your ultimate freedom of choice and I’ll help you create it!


Why Brides Love Unleashed Elopements:

Knowledgeable in all areas of the elopement process from personal vendor recommendations, helping you find your perfect location(s), creating a sketch of your wedding day, permit and legal help, and creating authentic images to cherish for a lifetime.

Expert in pet-friendly elopements and photo session -- 5+ year Certified Veterinary Technician that's worked with all types of pets (horses, snakes, birds, cats, dogs, etc.)

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Tony S.
Dec 14, 2022
Thank you so much Sharlee!!
Sharlee was so much fun to work with! Our session was seriously like hanging out with a best friend and also getting absolutely STUNNING images at the end of it! My wife and I cried while looking through our gallery because the photos were so full of the joy and silliness that we love in our relationship. Words can’t describe how perfect the whole experience was. Thank you so much Sharlee!!

Traviesa P.
Dec 14, 2022
Sharlee made us feel very comfortable
Sharlee made us feel very comfortable. She didn’t make us pose, instead she just let us love on eachother and let us be natural. She laughed with us and made us feel great. If you are looking for someone who will make you feel comfortable, find amazing locations, and provide good images I highly recommend her.

Amber S.
Dec 14, 2022
Recommend 100%
Sharlee is so sweet and easy going, she makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years, and immediately at ease. Sharlee captured some painting photos of my husband and I, and they were just AMAZING. could not pick one i loved more than the other, they were all so good. Recommend 100%

Mikayl M.
Dec 14, 2022
Our engagements, wedding pictures, and bridals all turned out so beautifully!
Sharlee is amazing at what she does! She is very genuine, professional, and easy to work with. She has done photos for me several times over the years, and has gone above and beyond every time! Our engagements, wedding pictures, and bridals all turned out so beautifully!

Hannah Z.
Dec 14, 2022
Sharlee is absolutely amazing!
Sharlee is absolutely amazing! We worked with her this past winter, and WOW. She’s friendly, fun, extremely kind, and very creative! We explored in the snow near Mount Rainier and just had an amazing time. I don’t think we can recommend Sharlee enough! You definitely need to book her if you’re looking for an adventure!

Mikalynn A.
Dec 14, 2022
The pictures were beautiful and really captured us.
Sharlee did an amazing job making sure we had a great time! The poses felt natural and not forced. We were comfortable to be ourselves and our doggos also had a great time! The pictures were beautiful and really captured us.

Cathy H.
Dec 14, 2022
Thank you Sharlee for working along side us.
Ours biggest challenge was the weather. However, we didn’t expect it to take a turn for the worse. When it started to rain, it would not stop. Sharlee did an amazing job with navigating the weather. Her angle shots, choices of scenery and editing made the most out of the weather. Turned our bad weather wedding photos to an amazing unique weather wedding photo experience. Additionally, her communication was excellent. Texting and calling back and replying promptly was exquisite. Very cheerful, optimistic and easy-going despite the gloomy weather. She did an amazing job holding a conversation with our parents to keep them fully engaged since we had to hike to our destination. The photos that were taken undoubtedly captured the theme and our day. Remembering each photo elicits an emotional memory. The images that we received were just amazing and precious to us. We appreciate Sharlee’s attitude and bubbly personality. Thank you Sharlee for working along side us.

Matthew M.
Dec 14, 2022
Our experience with Sharlee was everything we could have hoped it to be, if not so much more
Our experience with Sharlee was everything we could have hoped it to be, if not so much more. To start, we wanted our ceremony to be in Utah, which was a challenge in itself being that we live in Oregon. Sharlee knew all the steps to take to make sure we could have photos at our ceremony in the location we wanted, including what permits were needed (which seemed like the most daunting of tasks). She was also great about asking us what our vision was for our ceremony so she could get the best photos possible, and she really delivered on getting those photos. I mean, WOW. To start, the moments she captured are the moments we’ll want to look back on, so many years from now. From us getting ready, to the ceremony, to cute moments after the ceremony and everything in between, she caught it all. She even made on-the-fly-adjustments to make sure we got the perfect photos when things didn’t go quite to our original plan, and did so in such a professional and smooth way that you almost would have thought she expected it to begin with. We received a preview gallery in the midst of our honeymoon, which made it feel that much more special, and the photos are AMAZING. The photos combined with her editing style are beautiful and timeless, and I know they will be something we lovingly look back on for the rest of our lives. We absolutely made the right choice on who to hire for our big day and will be greatly appreciative of what she did for us for our the rest of our lives. I cannot recommend her highly enough for your big day, as I know you’ll be ecstatic as we are about our photos.

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