MENU

Now Booking for 2022 for all over the West Coast

DITCH THE TRADITIONAL

Build the elopement
of your dreams with us 

We’re your guides along this big adventure

We will help you craft, photograph, and film the elopement that feels just like your love

WE DIDN’T FIT THE MOLD -
AND I BET YOU DON’T EITHER 

We wish we had eloped. The thing is that I (Hi, Caitlyn here!) didn’t
even know what elopements were and even though our wedding was
“Us” in many ways, it felt like a ball of stress wrapped a lack of
support.

After talking to other people we realized what exactly the experience
that we were missing was: elopements! We both set ourselves on a
adventure of a lifetime to help other couples feel exactly the opposite
of how we walked away from our wedding and create something
truely out of a dream.

Your elopement should not only be it’s own adventure but it should be
a perfect fit for their personalities and wild hearts.

We wish we had eloped. The thing is that I (Hi, Caitlyn here!) didn’t even know what elopements were and even though our wedding was “Us” in many ways, it felt like a ball of stress wrapped a lack of support.

After talking to other people we realized what exactly the experience that we were missing was: elopements! We both set ourselves on a adventure of a lifetime to help other couples feel exactly the opposite of how we walked away from our wedding and create something truely out of a dream.

Your elopement should not only be it’s own adventure but it should be a perfect fit for their personalities and wild hearts.

After needing to sneak away
we never looked back

After needing to sneak away we never looked back

xoxo Chad & Caitlyn

We pinky promise and cross our hearts...

Here at Wilder West Elopements we are committed to help couples have a
stress free elopement experience that is meaningful and feels like them.
and artistically capture the moments you'll cherish forever.

Here at Wilder West Elopements we are committed to help couples have a stress free elopement experience that is meaningful and feels like them. and artistically capture the moments you'll cherish forever.

I'm Caitlyn!!

I'm the founder and lead photographer
behind Wilder West Elopements (she/her)

I'm the founder and lead photographer behind Wilder West Elopements

I like to say that I eat, sleep, and breathe elopements because let's be real- I do!

I became passionate about elopements after my own wedding in Olympic
National Park in Washington State back in 2017. While I married the love of my
freaking life that day ( Hey Chad!!), it was a day filled with lots of unnecessary
stress, drama, and fluff. If I could do things over there's no doubt in my head that
I'd elope!

After that day I was passionate about being every couple's navigator and best
friend throughout their elopement.

When I'm not photographing and planning elopements you can find me snuggling
with our rescue pups Harry and Max, scouring the local Goodwill, trying a new
latte recipe, or planning our next road trip. I'm equal parts homebody and
adventurer so you can expect me to say heck yes to any sort of quality time with
my loved ones!

I like to say that I eat, sleep, and breathe elopements because let's be real- I do!

I became passionate about elopements after my own wedding in Olympic National Park in Washington State back in 2017. While I married the love of my freaking life that day ( Hey Chad!!), it was a day filled with lots of unnecessary stress, drama, and fluff. If I could do things over there's no doubt in my head that I'd elope!

After that day I was passionate about being every couple's navigator and best friend throughout their elopement.

When I'm not photographing and planning elopements you can find me snuggling with our rescue pups Harry and Max, scouring the local Goodwill, trying a new latte recipe, or planning our next road trip. I'm equal parts homebody and adventurer so you can expect me to say heck yes to any sort of quality time with my loved ones!

Hey there, I’m Chad!

I'm the proud husband to Caitlyn
and pup dad to Max and Harry! (he/him)

I'm the proud husband to Caitlyn
and pup dad to Max and Harry!

I caught onto Caitlyn's passion for elopements and starting working alongside her
providing videos in 2020.

I share the same feelings about our wedding experiences as Caitlyn and I've seen how
special and unique elopements can be for each couple and it's incredible. It's really
awesome to be able to capture elopements in video form- there's nothing like being
able to hear your vows again or see drone footage of such a special area.

I love hiking, reading, woodworking, as well as work as a Bioengineer on the side. I'm
always down for any adventure but you can always expect for me to reading a Sci-Fi
book with a good cup of Joe or local brewery beer, depending on the occasion!

I caught onto Caitlyn's passion for elopements and starting working alongside her providing videos in 2020.

I share the same feelings about our wedding experiences as Caitlyn and I've seen how special and unique elopements can be for each couple and it's incredible. It's really awesome to be able to capture elopements in video form- there's nothing like being able to hear your vows again or see drone footage of such a special area.

I love hiking, reading, woodworking, as well as work as a Bioengineer on the side. I'm always down for any adventure but you can always expect for me to be reading a Sci-Fi book with a good cup of Joe or local brewery beer, depending on the occasion!

Can’t Forget Ira!

I eloped with my wife back in 2018
and has had a passion for elopements
ever since. (they/them/he/him)

I ELOPED WITH MY WIFE BACK IN 2018
AND HAS HAD A PASSION FOR ELOPEMENTS
EVER SINCE. (THEY/THEM/HE/HIM)

I’m Kat, my wife and I eloped 3 years ago and have spent the last year converting
a school bus into a tiny home! We now live full-time off-grid with our two pups
in Flagstaff and Sedona!

Our wedding day was spent eating pie by the creek and chilling in nature. Every
moment was intentional, true to us, and I remember all of it. I am so honored to
get to provide some of the most important words said in two peoples lives. I want
those words to reflect your story and your truth.

I’m always stoked to be outside! I love writing, campfire hangs, and getting
creative in the kitchen!

I’m Kat, my wife and I eloped 3 years ago and have spent the last year converting a school bus into a tiny home! We now live full-time off-grid with our two pups in Flagstaff and Sedona!

Our wedding day was spent eating pie by the creek and chilling in nature. Every moment was intentional, true to us, and I remember all of it. I am so honored to get to provide some of the most important words said in two peoples lives. I want those words to reflect your story and your truth.

I’m always stoked to be outside! I love writing, campfire hangs, and getting creative in the kitchen!

and the fur babies of the group...

Harry

Also known as Hairball, Harrybutt,
Or Harry Baby (the orange one)

In his past life, he was an avid geologist which has now translated to
him being utterly obsessed with rocks, preferably quartz or Moab
sandstone. He’s the eldest of the brothers but you’d have no idea since
he’s a puppy at heart. He likes to spend his days patrolling for
neighborhood squirrels, going on adventures, or making friends with
other dogs or humans! You can win him over by agreeing to play fetch
(but be careful, he won’t ever stop).

In his past life, he was an avid geologist which has now translated to him being utterly obsessed with rocks, preferably quartz or Moab sandstone. He’s the eldest of the brothers but you’d have no idea since he’s a puppy at heart. He likes to spend his days patrolling for neighborhood squirrels, going on adventures, or making friends with other dogs or humans! You can win him over by agreeing to play fetch (but be careful, he won’t ever stop).

Max and Harry!

Max

Also known as Maxie, Moo, or
Maxie Moo Moo (the blonde one)

Who knows what Max was in his past life before he was found
dumped in the middle of the desert when he was a puppy. All we
know now is that he is the biggest goofball, always ready for the next
adventure. He’s a mix of crazy and calm, and you never know what
you’re going to get. He loves sticks, playing with his brother, and
trying all sorts of new foods. If you pet him, he’ll love you forever!

Who knows what Max was in his past life before he was found dumped in the middle of the desert when he was a puppy. All we know now is that he is the biggest goofball, always ready for the next adventure. He’s a mix of crazy and calm, and you never know what you’re going to get. He loves sticks, playing with his brother, and trying all sorts of new foods. If you pet him, he’ll love you forever!

IF THESE FEEL TRUE TO YOU, WE WILL GET ALONG JUST PEACHY

Real hearts mean real values

01.

TRUE AND DEEP
Connection

You’re welcome to be your true
selves & we promise that we’ll
do the same.

02.

EXPERIENCES
OVER THINGS

We value making memories
that’ll last a lifetime over fads
that come and go.

03.

Creating a Safe
& Supportive Space

We are LGBTQIA+ affirming & We
believe that Black Lives Matter. You
are loved here.

04.

Keeping Things
Stress Free

We’re here for you every
step of the way during you
elopement adventure!

Here’s what they’re saying...

When we first called Caitlyn, we immediately
knew our crazy dream could
become a reality

When we first called Caitlyn, we immediately knew our crazy dream could become a reality

It felt like we were hanging out with one of our closest friends. Caitlyn made us feel so extremely comfortable and
had the entire day planned ahead of time. She has such a calm and welcoming personality which helped my
anxiety a ton! When we got up to Cathedral Rock she had champagne ready for pictures and the timing was
PERFECT to enjoy the sunset! I could not imagine our day going any more perfect.

It felt like we were hanging out with one of our closest friends. Caitlyn made us feel so extremely comfortable and had the entire day planned ahead of time. She has such a calm and welcoming personality which helped my anxiety a ton! When we got up to Cathedral Rock she had champagne ready for pictures and the timing was PERFECT to enjoy the sunset! I could not imagine our day going any more perfect.

KIRSTEN & JOEY

Here’s what they’re saying...

If you love adventure and are even *thinking* of eloping, book them NOW! 

My husband and I couldn’t be happier and would recommend Caitlyn to anyone and everyone. Caitlyn Jennings is the best of the best!

Both she and her husband, Chad, are a stand-up team - they planned our elopement in two weeks, and helped us source locations, hair and makeup, florist, and even hooked us up with our awesome officiant, Kat! Not only is Caitlyn extremely talented, but she and Chad are also super nice and so down to earth, you'll come away with new friendships. Thank you guys, so so much, for being a part of "our village"!

We so enjoyed working with the very talented, professional and fun Caitlyn Jennings. Within moments of our initial consultation call, Caitlyn became a fast friend wanting to do everything she could to help create the vision and provide us with the best option for a memorable destination elopement in Sedona. The beautiful photographs Caitlin took totally captured our love, personalities and the day.

ashleigh & michael

Here’s what they’re saying...

Caitlyn took our elopement experience to the next level and gave us a day we will never forget.

Caitlyn took our elopement experience to the next level and gave us a day we will never forget.

From the moment we had our first call with Caitlyn we knew she had to be our photographer. She is an exceptional photographer and a good human! She truly cares about her couples and wants to understand their unique stories and needs. Caitlyn was so much fun we could not stop saying “this is amazing” and “we feel like we know you!” the entire session.

From the moment we had our first call with Caitlyn we knew she had to be our photographer. She is an exceptional photographer and a good human! She truly cares about her couples and wants to understand their unique stories and needs. Caitlyn was so much fun we could not stop saying “this is amazing” and “we feel like we know you!” the entire session.

Joana & marlon

Dream
Guide

HOW I WISH WE ELOPED

Elopement
Timeline Guide

OUR MOST REQUESTED

READ NOW

READ NOW

How to Include Your Dogs Guide

THE WILDER WEST ELOPEMENTS

READ NOW

Follow the wild ride

@WILDERWESTELOPEMENTS

BRAND AND SITE BY BELLA MAVEN