ELOPE NW

About Us

Carisa & Ara have partnered on weddings and adventures together for over 7 years.

Ara

Ara has photographed weddings since 2008 and landscapes since 2006, and has won awards in both genres. Her vibrant style combines atmosphere and emotion, weaving together the ever-changing beauty of nature, and the unique relationship of her clients. As a native Pacific Northwesterner and unapologetic waterfallaholic, she loves sharing her extensive knowledge of the area’s local landscapes. Wallflower while your event is unfolding, and helpful when toes need pointing and knees need bending and smiles need refreshing, she’s fiercely dedicated to both encouraging adventures and documenting them.

Carisa

Planning events since 2003, Carisa has created experiential events for strong tech companies in the Pacific NW as well as creative agencies that service some of the brightest Portland proud brands such as Nike, Adidas, Moonstruck Chocolates and Keen footwear. With a passion for all that is local, born and raised in the Northwest, Carisa transitioned and dedicated the last 8 years wholeheartedly to local events under her boutique planning company Adornment Events. Her fostered local relationships in the community and resources support her to create a unique, and heartfelt event for her clients.