It’s The Little things...
Salt & Ink is a Tacoma and Seattle area elopement boutique offering couples all inclusive elopement and small wedding collections. Elopements are no longer the shot gun weddings of the past. Our couples thoughtfully decide on their small weddings because they know what matters most; being together and sharing your love with those closest to you.
We provide simple elopement and wedding planning packages with ordained officiants and professional photography for couples looking for a low-stress and affordable way to celebrate their love, and start one of life's greatest adventures together.
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Collections & Keepsakes
Your Hand in marriage Shouldn't Cost an arm and a leg…
As a photographer elopements and small intimate weddings really tug on my heart strings. Something about the fearless commitment of two people choosing to elope without the theatrics of a large wedding is so charming. After all they've always said, "less is more". Elopements are real, they're raw and it’s just the two of you. It is the epitome of love’s dedication, and documenting that dedication is what truly moves me and where I find my creative muse.
Whether you want to shout your vows from a mountain top, hike through the woods in the rain, get a bit sweaty in the desert or take your love overseas, my passports valid, my boots are ready, and my camera bag is packed and ready to go where you may be.
All of our elopement and small intimate wedding collections include location and timeline planning, day of coordination, an officiant, and professional photography.
This collection is made for elopements that require little to no travel. Perfect for those quick city vows.
Ten Guests or Less
One Hour Photo Coverage
Our most popular choice! The perfect small wedding and elopement collection, for couples wanting to take their time and remember the little things.
Twenty Guests or Less
Two Hours Photo Coverage
For the couple who's love knows no boundaries. This collection is made specially for adventure elopements & small intimate weddings. Covering all travel expenses for Washington state, say your vows wherever your hearts lead you.
Twenty Guests or Less
Three Hours Photo Coverage
If all you are needing for your elopement or small wedding is photo coverage we offer professional photography charged simply by the hour to create the perfect coverage for you. Of course we are here to help with deciding how much time you will need.
Fully Edited Photos
Online Viewing Gallery
Prints Starting at $45
Gallery Boards Starting at $120
Framed Prints Starting at $160
Gallery Wrapped Canvas Starting at $230
Heirloom Albums Starting at $2,000
Additional keepsakes such as cards
& calendars are available as well
I do not require any additional purchases however, social media changes, technology advances and fails, but albums and prints are timeless and the archival paper I print on can last hundreds of years. I believe in full service photography that involves planning your session, guiding you through your photos, and getting you tangible items you can view daily to put a smile on your face. Show people who you are and show them with great style.
One of my favorite things to do is pull out boxes of old photo albums, prints, and slides we have saved from all the way back to my great grand-parents generation, will your great grand children be able to do the same? We are the most photographed generation, let's make sure those photographs live on past facebook and instagram and into the hands of our future loved ones to remember our stories by for generations to come.
Military Discount of 15% to all active duty families. Easy payment plans for all collections!
Retainer required to reserve. WA state 10.01% sales tax will be added to your final total.
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Questions & Answers
Questions & Answers
Your Marriage License
Washington state has a mandatory 3 day waiting period. You and your partner must first apply for your marriage license then wait the three day waiting period before you can wed. More information on this can be found on both the Pierce County and King County websites.
Filing Your License
We make it easy for you and can file your paperwork for you. Once files you can request certified copies through the county for any name changes or other purposes. If you'd like we can also give everything to you to file yourself.
Receiving Your Photos
The professional photos taken during your nuptials will be available for you within 4 weeks. You will recieve your photos in an online gallery where you can download your photos and purchase any albums or prints.
Can We Meet?
Yes of course! It's my goal to meet all my clients in person or over a facetime call. During our meeting we'll go over your ceremony details and day of timeline.
When Should We Book?
As soon as you have a date in mind! We only take on a limited number of elopements and small weddings a year with a majority of them being in May-October.
What Payment Do You Take?
We accept credit cards and debit through my online payment system and check or cash in-person. Easy payment plans are available with a 50% deposit and are set up into monthly installments automatically! Payment in full is due one month prior so there's no need to worry about exchanging money the day of.
– Lena Porter –
visual story teller
The Elopement Expert…
I have been planning and capturing elopements professionally since 2012. I found my passion for small intimate weddings as an elopement photographer. After helping many couples from near and far make their big dreams for their small day come true, I found there was a large need for elopement planning!
In 2017 I became an ordained officiant to legally marry couples in the state of Washington. Over the years of documenting elopements I have played many parts; planner, officiant, witness, but my personal favorite is friend.
"I love elopements and wont stick to the status quo. I seek rawness and purity of emotion, deep connection, and working together to bring that out in each of the people I work with and to capture it in an artful way."
With Salt & Ink I am able to help couples with all their elopement and small wedding needs. Using my experience and network of wedding professionals I can easily and affordably offer couples everything they will need for their day all in one place!
I believe your wedding day should be spent stress free and enjoying the company of one another and those who you feel have helped you get to where you are in your relationship today.