whidbey island elopement photographer

Have you got your mind set on a Whidbey Island elopement? Or is it perhaps on your top list of places for your wedding? Perfect, you’ve come to the right place! Not only am I in love with everything Whidbey Island has to offer, but I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many weddings and elopements on this beautiful jewel of the Pacific Northwest, and its truly an amazing experience.

A Gallery of Whidbey Island Elopement, Wedding + Session Photos

There is something so incredibly special about an elopement day. It is filled with so much love, so many amazing moments. Two hearts that have found each other, doing things your way. Your elopement photography should tell the story of the day and capture all the emotion that transpired.

Whidbey is by far one of my favorite places in the world. The colorful downtown, moody greenery, and expansive ocean views make it an incredible place to have a destination elopement. Also, Whidbey Island is filled with beautiful backdrops for photography.

whidbey island elopement photos
whidbey island elopement photos
whidbey island elopement photos
whidbey island elopement photos

I have been photographing elopements, sessions and weddings on Whidbey Island for the last 6 years. Its been a blast to get to know the area, how to get around, and all the little secret locations that are great for elopement photography.

I’d love to chat more with you about your plans for your Whidbey Island elopement!


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Hi, I'm Ren! It's so good to meet you.

+ I photograph stories mainly in the PNW + the U.K.

+ My drinks of choice are either iced lemon water or London Fog's. There is no in-between.

+ Whidbey Island is one of my favorite spots to document weddings, elopements and couples sessions.


My style is natural meets minimal, real meets adventure, and great light meets the great outdoors. From intimate interactions and big moments to various pieces of décor and architecture. In deserts or tall mountains or open fields or maybe just that simple downtown street you love. Your best girlfriends busting out their dance moves to those bad tunes from the 2000s, grandma and grandpa tearing up as they watch your first dance, wide smiles, and those squinty eyes you only get from bear hugs as your family and friends wrap you up in their arms. What is important to you? That is what is important to me. The real stuff. Not the “event” stuff - the reason for the event: your love and the people who love you.

I am Ren McKenzie, a detail-orientated minimalist who provides wedding, elopement, and session photography for Washington, Oregon, the U.K. + Ireland.

And while I am a wedding photographer, I also see myself completely as a storyteller. I want every single photo to feel natural, every moment to feel just like when it was captured on the wedding day. I take photographs of the things that are raw with emotion and piece them together to re-create the way the wedding day felt.

And given my love for nature and photography, it’ll probably come as no surprise to you that Whidbey is one of my favorite places for photography and weddings.

whidbey island elopement photographer

If you are getting married and are interested in wedding photography services just click the button to head over to the contact form. We can schedule a chat to create a customized photography package that will be the perfect fit for your wedding day.