Like any wedding, an elopement is a special day that should be celebrated and enjoyed. Starting with a romantic first look, we will capture the pure joy of the moment you and your partner see each other for the first time on your wedding day. We will have a mini photo shoot to get you ready for the day, then travel to the helicopter, where you will meet your officiant (we have some that we like to work with, but you are welcome to choose your own) and the helicopter pilot.

 Together, we will soar through the mountains to find your perfect ceremony space. Ralph will capture candid and emotional photos of your ceremony, for you to look back on and cherish for life. Post-ceremony, we will pop some champagne and get set up to take even more unique and special photographs. We will take the helicopter back up into the skies and find magical photo locations where we can capture the day. After all the photos have been taken, you and your new husband or wife will enjoy your first moments of married life, marveling at the beautiful terrain and basking in your joy from the day.

Helicopter Elopement Packages  

*Couple Responsible for marriage license


We fly from Alyeska Hotel and have your special ceremony on either a beautiful glacier or a scenic mountaintop. The two of you have the option to enjoy a bottle of champaign, as you experience a once in a lifetime photo shoot. You’ll also have the option to choose from our list of officiants, and request specific color themes for your flowers. You’ll be responsible for your marriage license, wedding attire, and vows. Getting excited well in advance should not be hard!


  • Wedding Officiant.  (we have a few on-deck, but you can bring your own instead).
  • Candid and Custom Photography.
  • Helicopter Flight  and logistical planning
  • Bouquet & Boutonniere
  • Champaign
  • And of course, an amazingly romantic Alaskan Adventure!

*Couple Responsible for marriage license

Photography Includes:

  • Photo Journalism of Experience
  • Portraits
  • Art Portraits
  • Multiple Locations
  • Pictures Before & After Helicopter/Ceremony Experience

Elopement Package 1:  AKAP’s Epic Elopement      


Includes helicopter flight and experience catered to your needs with multiple landings for the ultimate experience in the Chugach mountains of Alaska.  We can go wherever we want and take our time, our expert pilot will land us on mountain peaks, glaciers, fly over waterfalls, tour Prince William Sound, and we will create for you world class epic images and memories.  Perhaps we fly to a remote town for a drink and a photoshoot? Up to us!

  • Private custom ceremony with locations ranging from mountain tops to glaciers.  *(Weather and personal logistics change what we can do)
  • Departing from Alyeska’s private helicopter pad if your a guest or a local runway, we will have multiple landings on mountain peaks and glaciers, with stunning photography captures of you, the newlywed couple!
  • Mountaintop Champagne toast with keepsake glasses
  • Your choice of bouquet
  • Your choice of officiant
  • Edited, downloadable, sharable, digital images from the experience that you can print wherever and whenever you wish, as well as a private web gallery to share with friends and family.

**Price varies depending on your logistical desires such as additional guests, ceremony location and total fly weight etc.  This package is set up for ultimate amazement and assumes some lengthy discussions.  Expect this experience to last around 5 hours and fulfill your wildest imagination.  You will need to be physically capable or walking around in wilderness areas and ready with warm clothes and appropriate footwear.  (Bring your nice shoes for a few photos but don’t have them as your only pair)

Elopement Package 2: AKAP’s Grand Elopement     


Includes: Photography, Officiant, Flowers, Champaign and Helicopter Flight (One landing on a glacier or mountain top)

  • Departing from Alyeska’s private helicopter pad (If your a guest at the Alyeska Resort Hotel), with a single glacier or mountaintop landing for Champagne toast and custom photo shoot.
  • Private custom ceremony around Girdwood ranging from ocean view vistas, water fall backdrops, forests, mountain views. (Weather and personal logistics change what we can do)
  • Mountaintop Champagne toast and keepsake glasses
  • Alaska Bride Bouquet
  • Your choice of officiant
  • Edited, downloadable, sharable, digital images from the experience that you can print wherever and whenever you wish, as well as a private web gallery to share with friends and family.

( Ceremony will happen somewhere special at location of our choosing.  We (pilot, couple, photographer) will then get on board a helicopter and fly up to a glacier or mountain top for a photoshoot and a celebratory champaign toast)

Custom Weddings With RK and AK Adventure Photos

aka: The “You know what you want package” Small Adventure Wedding Package

Same general details as any of our elopements except we will cater directly to your needs and encourage your inspired imagination.  We can do anything we want!

Example:  Have your dream wedding on a glacier or a mountaintop, and fly your guests to the ceremony site. Contact us so we can help you figure out your needs, and then we can give you an accurate price.  If you’re looking to have your ceremony on a glacier or mountain top and fly your officiant out with us, we will be excited to arrange for this and work with you.  With so many variables, please contact us so we can discuss your special day and decide what is right for you.  Either way if you dream it we can do it, so dream big!

Example 2:   Have Ralph show you some special locations around Alaska that are just off the road.  With so much special landscape and scenery in Alaska its hard to choose or to know what to do.  Logistics and options include just driving to locations, hiking to mountain ridges, taking boats to majestic shores on the Prince William Sound for ceremonies, celebrations and photo shoots.  It’s up to us, let’s do something special!

See More Wedding Photos

Please get ahold of us if you have any questions about our services, we would love to help.

LINKS for Helicopter Elopements Page