About Us

Photo by Kaoverii Silva
Photo by Kaoverii Silva

Whistler Elopements was founded by Tara and Steve in 2020. We've been wedding photographers since 2010, and have always had a passion for capturing the beauty of love and the natural world. As a family-run business, we understand the importance of creating unique and special experiences for our couples.

We are passionate about showcasing the beauty of the Sea-to-Sky corridor, particularly Whistler, Pemberton, and Squamish. Being adventure lovers ourselves, we understand the appeal of eloping in a stunning natural setting, and we're here to help couples create a day that is tailored to their tastes and adventure level. Our approach is less cookie cutter and more custom, with more options for ideas and dreaming.

Our Values

Love is Love

All of our elopements are designed for couples who are in love. Period. Nature is for everyone and Whistler Elopements is committed to creating meaningful connections with our couples so that we can craft an epic experience perfect for you!

Leave no trace

We're dedicated to getting 'off of the beaten path' to find unique locations for your ceremony, however we will be staying on trails whenever possible and preserving the beauty of nature. The full set of ethics can be found at Leave No Trace Canada. We will talk about it more throughout your planning process, but the basic mentality is simply 'Pack it in, Pack it out!'

Carbon Neutral

Climate change is real. Reducing our carbon emissions, and running our business as 100% carbon neutral is one of our core beliefs. A percentage of every adventure elopement will be used to buy the carbon offsets for the entire experience. Truck fuel, helicopter fuel, and plane fuel will all be compensated for. Check out this article from Tree Canada for a few carbon neutrality FAQs.

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Meet the Hosts / Officiants



he / him


  • Performed and legalized more than 150 elopements
  • Photographed over 400 weddings and elopements
  • Has won awards from June Bug Weddings and International Wedding Photographer of the Year
  • Feels most at home on top of a mountain - would be happy as a hermit
  • Enjoys solo camping
  • Husband to Tara
  • Cat Dad to Zeke + Zeiss


she / her


  • Master of logistics
  • Lover of love!
  • Your go-to hype buddy
  • Proud mom of three wildlings and a fur baby
  • Mountain lover and adventure seeker

Your Photographers



she / her

@taralilly @taralillyphotography

  • Photographed over 500 weddings and elopements
  • Has won photo awards multiple times from June Bug Weddings, International Wedding Photographer of the Year, West Coast Wedding Awards, BC Wedding Awards, International Golden Heart Awards
  • Has a passion for the outdoors - cross country and downhill skiing,
  • Cat lover - Cat mom to Zeke + Zeiss
  • Wife to Steve
  • Sister to Paul


she / her


  • Photographed over 400 weddings and elopements
  • Has been published multiple times
  • Snowboarder, surfer, biker
  • Dog mom to Puddles
  • Lover of the mountains, but most at home barefoot on the beach 


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  • Has filmed more than 300 weddings
  • Driven by passion for adventure
  • Worked as kiteboarding instructor in Bahamas + North Carolina for 6 years
  • Mountain biker in Squamish
  • Fur Dad to Zeus + Sol
  • Dad to Audrick


French Officiant/ HAMU





  • Graduate of Digital Photography at CAT
  • Dog dad to Ukee
  • Squamish lover
  • Skier and Snowboarder
  • Mountain Biker
Pit Wah + Adriel | Whistler Elopement


  • Bilingual Officiant
  • French and English
  • Professional hair and make-up artist
  • 10 years of experience in the industry
  • Mountain Biker
  • Dog mom

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