Adventure Weddings


Wild North Weddings is helping couples who don't know where to start planning their adventure elopement wedding. We're Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's Best Wedding and Elopement Photographer, photographing weddings across the United States in places like Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, New Orleans, and Las Vegas! 

Moab, UT
Choose a wedding day that focuses on what’s most important - the two of you!


Leave the stress, judgment, and anything else that isn’t on your priority list behind. Adventure Weddings are a one-of-a-kind experience created to allow you to do what you love on your wedding day and spend time enjoying each other’s presence. It also allows you to focus your wedding budget on an amazing day for yourselves, rather than for other people. Imagine what you could do with a $15k budget when you apply it to a wedding adventure instead of centerpieces and a bar tab! 


An adventurous elopement is about doing your wedding your way, rejecting the traditions you don’t want, including all of the fun stuff that you do want, and truly having the best day ever.

Sounds Pretty Amazing, Right?

Why Wild North?

Not just a photographer, but an elopement photography specialist and guide!

Planning such a big adventure can seem like an intimidating task, but the good thing about hiring someone who specializes in documenting adventure elopements is that you're not alone on that journey! I'm there to help you envision your perfect day, brainstorm ideas, and guide you along the way to make your dream wedding a reality. Whether it's the fun stuff, like finding the perfect mountain views, or the tricky stuff, like finding the right permits and figuring out when the sun will be in the perfect spot, I'll be your elopement bestie the whole way. 

And when it finally comes down to the big day, I'll be there documenting every real moment! I'm not just there to take perfect photos for social media. I'm there so that you have photos to look back on in 20+ years that will tell the incredible story of your wedding day. Every raw, emotional, funny, and romantic moment you experience together! And unlike a normal photographer, I'm ready for the adventure too! Having taken photos all across the U.S., I've encountered many different types of climates & ecosystems, so I know what to expect and how to prepared us all for it.

Why else should you choose Wild North Weddings?

✓ 8 Years of wedding photography experience across the U.S.

✓ All-Inclusive Packages that include an online gallery, high-res images, and your print release.

✓ 5 Star Reviews + Best of Weddings & Couples' Choice Award winner

✓ Leave No Trace certified!

Or check out the All-Inclusive Anywhere-in-the-US elopement package details below!
Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer U.S.
Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer U.S.

Kind Words

"We’re not even home from our wedding yet, but Carly sent us a sneak peak before she left town and WOW! She’s amazing. She’s also a trooper. We absolutely needed an adventure photographer who could see our vision and literally get down & dirty hiking to our elopement location. SHE WAS THE ONE.

Our day started @ 3am at the bottom of the canyon in Zion NP hiking 7 miles roundtrip Observant Point to a cliff’s edge in 25° weather. Then it ended in a river bed at the bottom of another canyon with her capturing every single moment.

If you are looking for an “adventure photographer” look no further.

Thank you, Carly!"

   - Josh, 2021

"This amazing lady right here, when she says on her site, "Let's be friends", that's exactly what you are getting! From day one, Carly was more than just our photographer. She helped with everything, she is packed with knowledge, and on top of it all, her photography skills are amazing! I still can't thank her enough for everything and making our day feel so special to us. She deserves way more than 5 stars"

   - Kayleigh, 2021

"Carly was absolutely amazing! I originally found Carly while looking for a wedding photographer, and ending up also booking an engagement session with her because I just loved her so much. She was so incredibly fast in replying to all of my messages and helping with whatever questions I had. From recommendations for other vendors, planning timelines, finding the perfect locations, and just her help with opinions in general was amazing to have. She truly is way more than just a wedding photographer! I also had so many compliments on my pictures, the raw emotions she was able to capture is something I will treasure forever. Carly made my unconventional wedding perfect! I can’t recommend her enough."

   - Katelyn, 2021

Adventure Wedding and Elopement Photographer U.S.



Anywhere in the U.S.

Your Package Includes:​

Planning assistance, including location selection, finding permit info, custom timeline building, and vendor recommendations.


An online gallery and high-resolution image downloads


A print release allowing you to have your photos printed at your discretion.


All travel fees. 


A new wedding BFF and life-line to help you craft the perfect day!

Full-Day ... $4500

Half-Day ... $3500

Ask questions, schedule a call or video chat, and reserve your date!

Location Inspiration


How Does the Process Work?​

​1.) Let's Be Friends

Schedule your complimentary consultation and we'll schedule a phone call or video chat where I get to know more about the two of you and we'll discuss your vision, scheduling, location ideas, and questions you have.

2.) Make it Official!

Once you've chosen a date, we'll sign the contract, pay the retainer, and start looking for your perfect destination! 

3.) Nailing Down the Details

I'll send my 90+ page planning guide loaded with information, how-tos, and helpful tips & tricks! I'll also send a questionnaire for the two of you to go over that will help me scout out the best locations for your wedding destination, start searching for vendor recommendations if necessary, and research permits & laws to make sure we're doing things the right way. You'll book your vendors and fill out the necessary paperwork and permits yourselves, but I'll handle any and all travel for myself, with the exception of on-site excursions. And if there's anything you have questions about or need help deciding I'm here for it all!

4.) Get Married!

It's here! Whether it's a 3 am wakeup and walk to your destination by headlamp before sunrise, or a sunset ceremony with the alpenglow sky in the background, I'll be there documenting your day from start to finish. The day is totally up to you, so if you'd like me to meet you at your hotel room beforehand for preparation shots I'll be there, or I can just meet you on-location. After the sun has gone down and the portraits are over, often couples will have me follow them to dinner to document a little cake cutting, speeches (if there are guests), and then part ways at that point. Or if you just want to go back to your accommodations, that's ok too! The day is yours and I'll never pressure you to do more or less than you want.

What do we do for 8 hours during an elopement?

Don't worry, it's not 8 hours straight of pictures! Again - I'm there from beginning to end, starting with detail shots and getting dressed, the driving, hiking, walking, ATVing, and eating in between, your ceremony, some champagne poppin', some exploring, maybe dinner or post-wedding celebrations, aaaand some time for pictures in between all of that.  This day is just as important as a traditional wedding day, and there's just as much to do, it's just way more laid back

How far in advance should we expect to book?

At least 3 months in advance, but you'll be surprised by what you can pull off with a few weeks notice! Again - no structure, so you can make anything work​ if you want it bad enough! As long as we can get the permits and permission in enough time, we'll be good to go, 

If an adventurous elopement sounds like the perfect wedding experience for you, inquire about availability & ask questions!

Fill out the contact form below and I'll be in touch soon!