Your Guide to Family-Friendly Outdoor Weddings


      A family elopement is the alternative to a traditional wedding that you’ve been searching for!

      Hey there!

      I see you there and I understand. I get how difficult it can be to give this day to yourself and your family. I’m also a parent and know that it’s all too easy to get bogged down in the minutiae that comes with raising kids…the chores, the mess, and the tears. But there is also beauty and laughter, and your kids deserve to see you as the best version of yourself.

      Parenthood doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor adventure. And having kids doesn’t mean that your wedding day is any less important than someone else’s. Let's face it, where and how you get married matters. And I genuinely believe that this is even more the case when you already have kiddos.

      I'm Jackie, an elopement and family photographer for people who are adventure(ish), adventurous, or who are simply aspiring to be one of those things ;). I'm based in both Phoenix, Arizona, and Seattle, WA.

      I specialize in documenting love stories wherever they happen, as long as that wherever is outdoors ;). While it's definitely important that you love the images I create, elopements and tiny weddings are all about intimacy. Your whole day is spent with your photographer. And at the end of that day, it's all about the experience. That's why it's so incredibly essential that we're a good fit.

      We'll be amazing together if...

      - you're inspired by connections rather than material things

      - you don't mind getting your dress a little dirty or your hair a little windswept

      - it's all about the experience for you, the moment you promise your life to your very best friend

      Kind Words


      We are still so completely in love with our engagement shoot day with Jackleen. My fiancé and I are not your typical lovey photo shoot people and to have Jackie make us feel so beautiful and comfortable was SO special. She had us laughing the entire time and by the end of it we felt like we were old friends. We wanted our photos to show our love and our love for our Southwestern home and she did that exactly. We took photos in an area near and dear to our hearts that describe who we are- an adventure loving couple. Jackie is a pro at this- our photos are PHENOMENAL and I can't stop looking at them. We adore Jackie, the session and the photos. Do yourself a favor and book Jackleen Leed as your photographer.
      -Sarita & Dan


      HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Jackleen is such an incredible photographer! She has a way of making you feel completely at ease in front of the camera. We got our photos taken by her in Arizona and it was such an amazing experience!! She captured us in our true adventurous form, wandering around the cacti totally in love!
      -Cassandra & Michael


      Jackleen did our engagement photoshoot and the photos are absolutely amazing! I love so many of them I'm having a hard time picking out just one or two for our invites! I love how she was able to capture such great genuine moments during our hike. She's friendly and never made us feel uncomfortable during the shoot. I'm very excited for my wedding day and seeing what photos come from that, and I would recommend her to anyone.
      -Caitlin & Kyle


      My fiancé and I recently did an engagement session with Jackie and I cannot recommend her highly enough. We scheduled the session for mid-November, a notoriously overcast and dreary time in Vermont (because I wanted it done as soon as possible). She worked with the elements and the little bit of sunlight that day to capture some beautiful images. My fiancé and I also have a very shy rescue dog that can be a challenge to work with, but we wanted to try and get some shots with him and she delivered! The photos with our dog turned out so sweet and are some of my favorite. Jackie also had a remarkable turnaround time with the photos. The photos were ready within a few days! I highly recommend her and cannot wait to have her shoot our wedding in May!
      -Sarah & Sean

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