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Destination weddings and elopements in Alaska and around the world.

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Helping couples craft intentional elopement experiences and documenting love in wild places

Alaska Elopement Photographer

I specialize in destination weddings and elopements in Alaska and around the world for free-spirited couples who want a wildly unique and authentic wedding day. Surrounded by nature, I help design and capture cinematic and emotive imagery that you can feel every square inch of.

I want to tell your story, from the big picture to the tiny in-between moments. I want capture who you are, from the way you wrinkle you nose when your partner makes you laugh, to the way you close your eyes when the wind catches your hair. I want to tell the beautiful, messy, love story of you, so that one day you can hold your photographs in your wrinkled hands and remember what a beautiful life you lived together.

Juneau, Alaska + Worldwide

So, you decided a traditional wedding wasn't your thing.

Your soul craves authentic experiences

The pressure of wedding planning makes you recoil

You're drawn to the road less travelled

You feel most at home in nature

Elopements empower you to...

Enjoy the journey as much as the destination

Enjoy your wedding day at your own pace

Feel entirely comfortable and free

Have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure together

For those seeking adventure and authenticity

Does this sound dreamy or what!? Are you ready for a wedding day full of freedom and fresh air, where you can feel at peace and empowered to do whatever sets your souls on fire?

Your day doesn't have to look like everyone elses. Picture this...


This is where the magic happens

You get ready together in a cozy A-frame cabin, cooking bacon and grabbing each others butts

You dance barefoot in the sand, syncing your rhythm to the waves, then jump in!

You say your vows on a mountaintop with breathtaking views and the sky as your witness

You soak in a hotspring while the northern lights dance for you

You ride off into the sunset on motorcycles, or fly away on a hot air balloon

You wear that blue wedding dress you love so much

How does this elopement thing work?

My top priority on your elopement day is you two having the time of your lives, and you can leave it to me to ensure you two look and feel amazing as I create laid-back and fun images of your biggest adventure yet!

Step 3. Get Freakin' Hitched!

Once you're booked, we will work together to make your day as dreamy as possible. I will send you a detailed questionnaire, prep emails, vendor lists, a custom timeline, activity recommendations, and we'll share ideas back and forth until your elopement day! 

Step 2. Planning

We'll chat on the phone for about 15-20 minutes about you and your partner, what sort of day you're envisioning, and discuss details like location, pricing and availability. If we feel like a good fit, we'll book your date!

Step 1. Initial Consultation





Sierra is amazing! Her lighting style immediately drew us to her when looking for wedding photographers as we wanted to capture the vibrance and joy of our big day. She met those expectations with her beautiful photos and was also such a pleasure to work with. She is calm, organized, very approachable, and a great communicator, which allowed us to relax and just have fun. Thank you, Sierra!

- Leanora S. and Alex B.


Sierra is an ABSOLUTE ANGEL! I cannot recommend her enough. She made my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera and was so much fun to work with. I have the most beautiful photos to last a lifetime. I could have never dreamed of these photos turning out the way they did! She is truly an artist. When we get the chance to go back to Alaska, I will be booking her for another photoshoot! Love her so much and I am sending her hugs from Florida! Thank you again!

- Kaci W. and Josh W.


Sierra made our engagement photo session so easy, fun, and completely worthwhile. The process was incredibly simple and Sierra was flexible with getting us booked quickly. She was responsive, and accommodating. She made as feel at ease. And all of this before actually seeing the end result! Needless to say, Sierra has incredible talent, and the photos she took of us will be cherished forever. She is a true gem, and anyone would be lucky to have her photograph an important moment in their life. 1000% worth it.

- Paige B. and Cody N.


We Hired Sierra Wilson's photography services, for our wedding on the Mendenhall glacier in Juneau AK As it is on glacier we had short wedding ceremony but we really appreciated Sierra Wilson work when we saw final pictures! We don’t know how she could capture those amazing pictures in 40 mins on glaciers! Sierra is a professional and understanding person, she spoke to us for 30 min while booking about our expectations and delivered them 100% Great quality of work! We are happy that we hired her for our special day! Sierra made it beautiful with her creative skills. Strongly suggest her service.

- Sarahbeth and Sandeep H.J.


WOW!!! We are absolutely thrilled with all of our amazing photos! Sierra is such an awesome person and was able to capture every special moment throughout our day! She knew exactly what to do and say to make us feel 100% comfortable. Looking at our photos brings us right back to that moment! Thank you Sierra for being such an amazing piece of our wedding day! We can’t wait to come back to Alaska for our next adventure! For sure Sierra will be a part of it!

- Maggie B. and Bill P.


We booked Sierra for our Juneau wedding photos and WOW! are we ever happy we did!! Not only is she an amazing photographer (that’s clear from her website!), but she managed to make us feel relaxed and comfortable, and we had fun!! (and that’s saying a lot because we do not usually enjoy having our photo taken lol). Thank you so much Sierra for making the whole process simple, for going over and above, and for perfectly capturing us!!!

- Chelsea and Dan G.


“I had a lot of confidence in Sierra as a photographer but I was still pretty sure I would hate the pictures because I hate all pictures of me. I totally had a panic attack about it before arriving. And I LOVE these pictures so so so much. I adore them all, it actually made me cry” 

- Melanie


“Taking photos with Sierra is fun and easy going. The experience was really special and intimate. No pressure to be perfect, and just capturing the moment in its most natural state. The final product turned out beautifully too! I would recommend any couple to schedule a session with Wild Iris Photography!” 

- Kayla T.


“Working with Sierra was very easy. She was so sweet and very receptive to my ideas and added ideas of her own. When we got to the site she brought chocolate for my daughter as a special treat which was so thoughtful. She made beautiful maternity photos for my family to look back on for years to come. I would highly recommend her for your family photos.”
- Samantha


“Sierra is such a great person to work with! She has a great eye and always has such a positive attitude!” 

- Brandi


“Sierra is a very patient and caring Photographer, always going the extra mile to make sure you get exactly what you want.” 

- Kayla R.


“After a lifetime of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin I was nervous and excited about my boudoir shoot. My partner and I were immediately at ease with the professionalism and direction that Wild Iris photography continuously gave throughout the shoot. A lifetime of uncertainty was turned into confidence! Seeing just a glimpse of our photos has us so excited to see the rest - we know without a doubt that not only photos will be something we cherish but the experience as well. Highly recommend!” 

- Chloey


 “We loved our experience with Sierra. She was so easy to work with and we had fun during the session. Our photos turned out fabulous!” 

- Liz


“If you have ever been on the fence about booking a shoot, I’ll tell you right now you absolutely won’t regret doing so with Sierra. She is so great at making you feel comfortable and working with extra awkward people like me” 

- Kerstin K.


“Sierra is an AMAZING photographer and really catches the beauty in a photo. She is kind, sweet, honest and really cares about her clients. I cannot recommend her enough. I would give her way more than 5 stars. She makes you feel so comfortable, confident and gorgeous during the shoot. I’ve done 2 shoots with her so far and I CANNOT wait to do another one with her again. Sierra is a serious blessing! You will not regret getting your photos done by this gorgeous lady!”
- Ambree


Sierra took my daughters Senior photos. She is an amazing photographer! Sierra is fun, honest, easy to work with and really cares about her client needs. She had a lot of great ideas. We really loved the final product and highly recommend Wild Iris Studios. 

- Lecia K.


I cannot recommend Sierra enough. We used Wild Iris for Senior Pictures. Our whole experience was about so much more than just pictures. My daughter has never been a fan of having her picture taken. Sierra really took the time to get to know her and what she wanted before the photo session. Sierra arranged for hair and makeup before the shoot which was so convenient and turned out amazing. She has an excellent eye for perfect photo spots and made sure my daughter was comfortable and enjoying the shoot the entire time. When we received the final photos I was speechless. They are so beautiful. They really reflect my daughter’s personality. Everything went above and beyond my expectations and I look forward to using Wild Iris Photography again in the future.

- Sonja P.


It has been an honor to work with Sierra. She works magic with her camera lens. I'm super excited to start sharing her creations from our branding photoshoot together last week. She made me feel at ease right away. And her images reflect me as an artist; fun, messy, colorful. I highly recommend her work!

- Christine K.


I had a great time on my branding photoshoot. Sierra put me at ease, captured my essence beautifully, and her work has made my business better. Thank you, Sierra! I can’t recommend her enough.

- Christine C.


Sierra knocked it out of the park! I'm incredibly happy with how my images turned out.

- Hollis K.


Working with Sierra from Wild Iris Studios was amazing. She is an absolutely phenomenal photographer and she is easy and quick to communicate with, has an awesome eye for photos and overall just a super fun session. I highly recommend her!

- Dylan N.


Sierra photographed our styled elopement and the whole day was just amazing! She is so easy to work with & gives the perfect amount of instructions and freedom to have as much fun as you want to with it. Her pictures turned out better than i could have imagined & really captures the love and joy from that day. We will cherish her work forever. EVERYONE should have Sierra photograph the big & little moments in their lives

- Paige & Xavier W.


Hey There, I'm Sierra

I'm a mother, wife, creator, and dream-chaser. You can often find me with my head in the clouds, feet in the mud, and a third (or fourth) cup of coffee in my cup. I call everyone dude, I randomly break out into song, and I will wade in freezing water to get THE shot for you.

When you work with me, you can expect to dance, run, piggyback, motorboat, swear, laugh, and get messy. So what I'm saying is: wear comfortable shoes, throw the rulebook away, and don't take life too seriously (none of us get out alive).



At Wild Iris Studios, our mission is to create a space where people can embrace their raw and authentic selves while empowering them to prioritize experiences that light their souls on fire, free from the constraints of societal expectations. We specialize in capturing wild souls in wild landscapes through elopement photography, curating experiences for the rebels, risk-takers, and free spirits who value self-expression and the thrill of adventure. Our goal is to unveil and celebrate the extraordinary within each of our clients, leaving them with breathtaking images that tell the story of their wildly unique wedding days.

Things that inspire me

Rolling Fog
Glints of light on the water
That feeling you get when you spin in circles
When the wind catches your hair

Things I believe in

Breaking Tradition
Investing in Memories
Trust & Connection
Love is Love

Frequently Asked Questions

Traditionally, eloping referred to running away and getting married in secret. However, times have changed. Today, an elopement is considered a non-traditional, intentional, and intimate way of getting married. This could mean just the two of you and a witness, or it could mean you two and a small group of your loved ones.

Eloping is perfect for couples that value epic experiences over big parties. They're also great for couples would rather their wedding budget go toward travel and adventure rather than catering, decor, and venues.

This is one of the best parts about eloping, you can do whatever you want! You can elope close to home, or across the world. Is there a favorite place that is meaningful to you two? Is there a destination you've always dreamed of going to? Start with those questions and make a list of ideas, no matter how impossible they may seem. 

Absolutely! While I'm not a wedding planner, I use my knowledge to help every step of the way. Once you're booked, you'll receive questionnaires, checklists, helpful guides, vendor lists, and a custom timeline. I also assist with lodging and activity recommendations, though I do not book them for you. I'm also always available by email to help in any way that I can.






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