Thanks for checking out my work! I'm your Pacific Northwest elopement photographer (and cat Mom) based out Issaquah, Washington and I LOVE being happy, wild, and free to roam outside. Exploration is magical. You need some of that magic on your wedding day.


I've been lucky to call the Pacific Northwest home for most of my life. Like many Washington natives, outdoor adventure is my love language. After I climbed Mt. Rainier twice, my Mom asked if I would consider taking up knitting. Unfortunately for her, sitting around gives me hardcore FOMO. Sorry Mom!

The feeling of being fully, physically alive in my skin, with all of my senses awakened by nature's elements, is what I live for. I want you to experience this way of being on the most important day of your life.

I coddiwompled my way down this adventure photography path while working in traditional corporate marketing, developing content for international outdoor  retailers. My work in visual storytelling took me from California to Arizona then back to Seattle and on to Oslo, Norway.

I know that my experience living abroad, in a place where the human connection with the natural world is celebrated as a cultural philosophy, has molded me into the artist I am today.


Lindsey Ganahl

Your West Coast Adventure Elopement Photographer

ART. ADVOCACY. ADVENTURE.

Epic adventure in the PNW

Well helllooooo!

Seeking adventure worldwide

Snow camping, skiing, and rock climbing a weekend? Let's DO IT! Why do one thing when you can do ALL THE THINGS?

I love to adventure hard, but I try to balance that with experiences that allow me to just be. Slow an intentional is definitely my speed.

At home I bring the inside outside when and I spend a lot of time attempting to keep house plants and container gardens alive, and creating nature inspired space for my cats to enjoy when I'm traveling. I love hanging out in my inflatable traveling hot tub that I keep in my garage (or in the back of my car).






I knew I was meant to photograph couples in nature professionally, after leading and photographing a group of six international couples on a five day journey through Norway's fjords while on a work assignment. I snapped away at big landscapes and small people, and I was hooked. It doesn't get much better than true love and the great outdoors.






I stay busy with all the things

A Life changing moment in the fjords of Norway

Sailor

Trained and Certified Outdoor Professional and Educator
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As we like to say here in the north, "There is no bad weather, only bad gear." My pop-up changing room, portable heater, retractable awning, and walkie talkies travel with me on every trip so you can stay warm, dry, safe, and comfortable. You can change your outfit on the trail and stay in contact when we're out of cell service.

When planning a full-day adventure wedding, your photographer needs to be both a talented artist and an experienced outdoor leader, well equipped for any situation. When you elope with me, you get both.

I've literally thought of everything

Ski instructor

I love getting out on my SUP, surf board, kayak, or pack raft as much as I love being in my climbing harness, or skiing uphill on a volcano. Mother Nature can be wild and unpredictable, but I'm ready to handle whatever she dishes out. Weddings that take me from sea to summit and everywhere in between are my jam. Need kayaks, paddleboards, backpacking or climbing gear? Over time I've built relationships with gear companies and retailers and I can help outfit you from head to toe for an adventure of a lifetime. 

A casual hike with sweeping panoramic views, a paddle on a glacial lake or a technical overnight trip, I've got your back! 

Prepared for the epic, the extreme, and the everyday

Professionally Trained ...

Adventures From Sea to Summit

Mountaineer

Backcountry Skier

Rock Climber

Ready for whatever Mother Nature dishes out

If you can imagine it, I can make it happen

A Commitment to Putting Nature First

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and Leave No Trace

Conserving wild places and native sacred spaces

Stewardship of indigenous ancestral lands.

Minimizing human impact on public lands through Leave No Trace

Sustainable, earth friendly practices designed with minimalism in mind to reduce waste

For my commitment to nature
 I'm Partnered With:

Elopements prioritize ... 

I used to live in Oslo, Norway, which was my home base for exploring the globe

I used to live in Oslo, Norway, which was my home base for exploring the globe

When I’m not out shooting, you’ll find me on my backcountry skis attempting to take “turns all year”


I’m obsessed with my twin kitties, Leo and Ginger

I have climbed three of Washington’s volcanos, including Mount Rainier

My Life's Adventures...

I serve as a brand ambassador for several international outdoor gear retailers

I’m a certified Usui Reiki Level III Master teacher and practitioner

My favorite all time musical artists are Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead, and Pearl Jam

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I’m a certified Usui Reiki Level III Master teacher and practitioner

I have climbed three of Washington’s volcanos, including Mount Rainier

When I’m not out shooting, you’ll find me on my backcountry skis attempting to take “turns all year”

I’m obsessed with my twin kitties, Leo and Ginger

I serve as a brand ambassador for several international outdoor gear retailers

My favorite all time musical artists are Bob Marley, The Grateful Dead, and Pearl Jam

We are all creators

we are not separate from the earth, but a part of it

we can help heal our planet by connecting more deeply to it, and ultimately, to ourselves

we're set free when who we are inwardly matches who we are outwardly

purpose is found when work inspires play and play inspires work

play and exploration are at the heart of creative living

I believe...

find me on:

Pacific Northwest, WASHINGTON, OREGON, CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, and Worldwide

(206) 880-0259

Lindsey@girlinthewild.com

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