Jaclynn Wilkinson


Tacoma Boat Elopement



Nastassia & Michael’s Tacoma Boat Elopement was so creative and fun and perfect for them as a couple!

They met on a cruise! My first questions was, “A single’s cruise?” and they both said no! It was just a regular cruise that they both decided to go on by themselves just for fun and randomly ran into each other. How fun and cool is that?!

We met up at Point Defiance Park for photos before going to Michael’s (now THEIR!) boat. These two had instant chemistry on camera and were such a breeze to work with. Really, the easiest couples to work with are the ones that are confident in their love and can just fall into being with each other regardless of where they are. These two nailed that.

After portraits, we met up with the bridal party at the pier and took out to the waters for their elopement ceremony! Michael’s dear friend officiated and did an amazing job. I could tell he really prepared to make the ceremony extra special and couldn’t help but throw in some boating jokes! That were right up my kind of humor.

One of my favorite photos is the reaction Nastassia has right after seeing Michael’s ring on his had the second after she put it on him. I think everyone teared up to see her so happy. ♥

Oh, boy. We had amazing light. There was so much love between these two. After the ceremony, we took a moment to dance and have champagne! It was my first time trying Veuve Clicquot (every “new money” person’s bucket list, am I right?) This champagne didn’t disappoint! It wasn’t until post ceremony research I found out the other bottle they had was even more impressive. Nastassia knows her champagne! Some day, I will too. 😘

I’m so proud to have photographed another couples elopement and cross country union!

Wishing you two the absolute freakin best love-filled, dance-filled, adventure-filled life the world has ever seen!!! Thank you for choosing me to document it! Sincerely, Jaclynn

Tacoma Boat Elopement

Previous Posts:

Salvaged Materials Studio

College Club Seattle

Hot Air Balloon Elopement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Hi! How are you? Thinking of lots of my clients lately and hoping you’re doing well no matter where life has taken you! I’ve been laying low. Loving on my kiddos, friends, sisters, and partners. They’re all taking great care of me, too! Working my booty offf. Trying to eat healthy and navigate adulting more […]

The in between

Life has been very romantic lately. Unknown and confusing and both flighty and grounded all at once. I remember being 14 and seeing my entire life by your side. Life is wild. I remember a water bottle and abandoned bleachers. I remember axe body spray and the way I had never been kissed. I know […]

Nirvana & I think of you

I hope you know better than to think I’d want to be anywhere but here right now. It was true on NYE and it’s true right now in my car outside the café. This may have felt seamless. Too seamless. Happenstance. But I’m here on purpose, now. I see your soft heart and I see […]

I hope you know better

You’ll walk through a glittering white veil, uncharacteristically soft compared to what you’ll find behind it. It has no need to keep you out. You quickly realize it’s the aura within that turns most around. The texture disorients. I’ll already be inside. What do you see? Upon first impression, you’re in a desert. Interesting considering […]

What Do You See?