I know what your thinking - this is insane, are we really going to elope in Antarctica?!

I'm here to convince you to do it! If your idea of a wedding day is a wildly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, then this should top your bucket list!

Antarctica is the most remote continent on the planet, it requires two days of travel via Drake passage to reach it, and it is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet. Already sounds like an adventure, right?

What if I told you that you can ski in Antarctica, or even better, GET MARRIED skiing in Antarctica? Do I have your attention yet?

There is only one ski ship per year that visits Antarctica, guided by Ice Axe Expeditions, which means that less people have skied Antarctica than climber Mt. Everest.

This is your ULTIMATE elopement destination.

There's nowhere on Earth like it.

Imagine saying your vows surrounded by glaciers and Antarctica's majestic peaks. Then skiing/snowboarding down to a colony of gentoo penguins, and cruising back to the ship on a zodiac, wind in your hair, only to mess up your hair and makeup by going for a polar plunge.

Or maybe you decide to go kayaking in your wedding dress surrounded by ice, checking out the seals and other wildlife around you. Finish the day with champagne in one of the hot tubs on the ship. This just keeps getting better doesn't it?

Here's the best part - your elopement doesn't have to be just one day. It can be every day of the voyage. So you get to incorporate every element of the journey into the most epic experience you've ever had. And as your photographer, I'd be there to capture all parts of it.

Not a skier? You can opt out for snowshoeing, kayaking, or just simple zodiac cruising.

Can you legally get married in Antarctica?

Since Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty System, which designates the continent as a scientific preserve and prohibits military activity, there are no established laws or regulations specifically addressing marriage ceremonies. Here are some general considerations if you are interested in getting married in Antarctica:

Logistics and Planning:

  • Conducting a wedding in Antarctica requires careful planning due to its extreme conditions. You would need to coordinate with the appropriate authorities, such as the national Antarctic program of the country you're associated with, and comply with any regulations they may have.

Legal Aspects:

  • The only country that can issue a marriage license for Antarctica is Britain, and Ice Axe Expeditions already has an ordained officiant on board!

Leave No Trace:

  • Respect for the environment and the guidelines set by the Antarctic Treaty should be a priority.

why elope in antarctica?

Unforgettable Setting:

Antarctica offers a breathtaking and otherworldly environment with its vast ice landscapes, towering glaciers, and pristine wilderness. If you appreciate nature and want a wedding in a truly unique and awe-inspiring setting, there's nothing like it.

Adventure and Romance:

For couples who are adventurous and looking for a one-of-a-kind romantic experience, eloping in Antarctica can provide a sense of adventure and excitement. The remote and challenging nature of the continent adds an element of thrill to the wedding experience.

Intimate Ceremony:

Eloping in Antarctica allows for an intimate ceremony with just the two of you and perhaps a small number of close friends or family members. The privacy and seclusion of the continent can create a deeply personal and meaningful experience.


Antarctica is often associated with purity, tranquility, and untouched beauty. Some couples may be drawn to the symbolism of starting their married life in a place that represents a pristine and unspoiled beginning.

Limited Accessibility:

The remoteness of Antarctica means that not many people have the opportunity to visit, let alone get married there. Choosing to elope in Antarctica can make the wedding a rare and exclusive experience.

Photo Opportunities:

The stunning landscapes and unique wildlife of Antarctica provide incredible backdrops for wedding photographs. Imagine your special day surrounded by icebergs, penguins, and the mesmerizing polar scenery.

The logistical challenges of planning a wedding in Antarctica, such as dealing with the extreme weather conditions, can become part of your adventure story.

Overcoming these challenges together can create lasting memories.

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Hi! I'm Tamara. Your Antarctica adventure photographer and videographer!

I traveled to Antarctica for the first time in 2023 for my honeymoon and absolutely fell in love!

As a landscape and adventure elopement photographer, this is the most beautiful setting in which I have ever gotten to document the love and commitment between two people. I am an award winning landscape photographer, so your gallery will be a mix of scenics, wildlife, cover worthy skiing shots, and of course, the documentation of your love. 

I'm not just talk. I have photographed an Antarctic ski elopement and can't wait to photograph yours as well!

Stacey & Mike's epic antarctica ski elopement

Picture exchanging vows in one of the most pristine and awe-inspiring landscapes on Earth, surrounded by majestic glaciers, towering icebergs, and a breathtakingly vast wilderness. As your experienced guide in this icy wonderland, I am dedicated to capturing the raw beauty and intimate moments that unfold against the backdrop of Antarctica's surreal landscapes. With a passion for adventure and storytelling, I offer more than just photography – I provide a seamless elopement experience.

Let's turn your dream of an Antarctica elopement into a reality, where each image tells a story as epic and unique as the love you share.

Ready to book your dream elopement?

I. fill out the contact form

Let's hop on a phone call and chat ideas. I will share with you more information about the Ice Axe Expeditions itinerary and different pricing packages for photography and video.

II. book the trip and get excited

The spots for 2024 are going fast, so I recommend booking the trip as soon as you are certain that this is the adventure you've always dreamed of. Start an exercise routine that will get you in shape for all the skiing, and feel free to email me as many times as you want with all the logistics and planning questions!

III. have an adventure of a lifetime

And let me capture the memories that you will be sharing with your friends and family for the rest of your life. I will deliver highlight photos to you while we are still on the ship (of course there's WiFi so you can brag instantly to your friends back home in real world), and the full gallery within 30-45 days.

Want to learn more? Fill out the contact form!

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