Alaska Helicopter Elopement - Loco Love Photography

Alaska Helicopter Elopement

Hi, I'm Alisha!

I’m Alisha, Leesh, and lovingly known as Loco Leesh (she/her). I wear many hats as your elopement photographer. I’m also here to be your guide, planner, resource, best friend and hype woman. I'm here to laugh, cry, and occasionally dance alongside you. I'm also a barefoot hippie veteran. Betcha never saw that coming! What really sets my soul on fire is connecting with people on a deeply personal level *My Pisces is showing*. I’m here to tell you that you have permission to DREAM BIG on what you think your wedding day should look like. Because your crazy love deserves to be captured in an authentic way. 


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April 1, 2022

Name something more epic than an Alaska helicopter elopement. I’ll wait…Your marriage is an adventure so why not start it with one? A helicopter elopement is one of the most epic ways to exchange your vows and ditch convention. 

Why Alaska?

Alaska is beautiful, big, and WILD. There are more than 10,000 glaciers, 3 million lakes, and 3,000 rivers. The state has more coastline than anywhere else in the U.S. combined. You can see an array of wildlife and landscape. I’m convinced that no one could ever get bored of Alaska and all it has to offer. 

Maybe you don’t need any more convincing and are ready to start planning your Alaska helicopter elopement. So, where do you start?

When can you elope in Alaska?


—November through March

—Most glaciers are covered in snow (which means you can’t land on them)

—Fewer tourists

—Costs less to travel to in the winter

—Northern Lights = visible

—Winter snow activities (ice fishing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, etc)

—Only 5 hours of sunlight


—March through May

—Northern lights = visible

—Warmer weather but still a chance to experience winter activities

—Witness the landscape melt/transition

—Fewer crowds and cheaper tourist offerings

—Animal migrations (humpback whales and herrings)


—May through September

—Everything comes alive (wildflowers, wildlife, weather)

—Long days. How cool would it be if you said you eloped with the midnight sun?

—Great weather

—Mountain access

—Cruises are in full swing


—September through November

—The colors are incredible

—Fewer tourists

—Lingering warm temperatures

Landscapes to choose from for your Alaska Elopement


  • Knik Glacier
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Matanuska Glacier
  • Exit Glacier (Harding Icefield Hike is best)
  • Valdez Glacier
  • Castner Glacier (and the ice caves)


  • Denali National Park
  • Iditarod National Historic Trail (mostly accessible in the summer near Chugach State Park).
  • Kodiak Island
  • Hatcher Pass
  • Katmai National Park
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Nahanni National Park


  • Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Kenai Fjords National Park


  • Anchorage
  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Homer
  • Palmer
  • Fairbanks
  • North Pole (if you wanna do a Christmas-themed elopement!)


  • Alaska Highway
  • Dalton Highway
  • Thompson Pass

Alaska Helicopter Tours

I cannot recommend Alaska Helicopter Tours enough. Their pilots are knowledgeable and are safety-first. They give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Need more convincing on why an Alaska Helicopter Elopement is the ultimate way to get hitched? You can land on a glacier, say your vows, drink glacial water, touch the ice, and see all the beauty from a birds-eye view. What could be better than that?

What to wear

Layers, layers, layers!

Wedding attire




Stylish but warm coat. 


Hand warmers.

Getting a marriage license in Alaska

Something great about getting married in Alaska is that you can have a friend or relative perform your ceremony if they have the certification. If not, there are plenty of officiants I can help you find. 

Some key points on getting a marriage license:

—The cost of a marriage license in the state of Alaska is $60

—Must have a valid government ID

—No blood test is required

—The waiting period is 3 business days (Meaning, you can pick up your marriage license 3 days after you’ve applied).

You can check out more on how to apply for an Alaska Marriage License here.

And find out where you can pick up your license here.

Alaska Elopement Packages

My Alaska packages start at $4,000 and include:

  • Options of 4-Hour, 6-Hour, and 8-Hour Packages
  • 100+ Page Elopement Planning Guide
  • Unlimited Guidance & Consultation Calls
  • Custom Timeline
  • All Travel Fees and Expenses-Minus something extra like a helicopter ride 😉
  • Vendor Recommendations
  • Permits Assistance and Location Scouting of The Best Locations in Alaska
  • Upgrade to 1:1 Vow Writing Consulting (pst did I mention I have a background in copywriting?)
  • Discounted Photo Album Design Services (with creative and romantic storytelling of your gorgeous elopement)
  • Gallery Slideshow
  • 500+ Culled and Edited High-Resolution Photos
  • Digital Gallery with Printing Rights
  • Surprise Gift From Me


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    Our first experience working with Alisha was on an elopement styled shoot. I knew from that day on she was going to be the photographer to capture our wedding day. Alisha said "yes" to absolutely every crazy idea and vision I had for our wedding day. She literally hiked miles and woke up before the sun to make it happen. Alisha is completely in her element when photographing, she knows how direct a shoot without being bossy, she captures every angle without being in the way and doesn't make you feel like you're even behind the camera. Alisha pours her entire self into every shoot she does, she doesn't stop until everything is perfect. It put me at ease knowing Alisha was paying such close attention to detail when it came to the location scouting and capturing every single photo imaginable. Working with Alisha was a breeze, she's communicative, fast and detail oriented. Not to mention, an incredible photographer. We were blown away when we got our wedding gallery within a month of our wedding, with over 700 beautiful photos. Our families cried happy tears all over again reliving those memories. If you're wondering, "is it worth it?" The answer is 100% ABSOLUTELY yes, hire Alisha, you won't regret it.

    — Katie & Kevin

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