The outdoors + couples = magic!
adventurous elopements & intimate weddings
So you’ve made the decision to elope. Congrats! Eloping is THE VERY BEST way to get married if you ask me. Marriage is about YOU, the couple. Not the latest trends in wedding cakes, a fancy ballroom, & too many people telling you how to do things.
Whatever your reason for eloping, I am beyond thrilled to help make your elopement a fun time & capture not only gorgeous images but also those little in between moments showing your personalities as a couple.
What you get from working with me
permits + location planning + booking vendors + more!
If you’re planning your elopement in another destination from where you live, getting started may seem a little daunting at first. Where are you going to elope? Does your location need permits? What about officiants & other vendors you may use? How will the lighting look? I include planning assistance with every elopement, it’s hard to find a planner for your elopement & who better than a photographer who is familiar with all the aspects of the day to help you plan things out! I’ll keep in contact with you to help throughout the entire process. We can have as many planning meetings & video chats as you need to make sure everything is just right.
I have a whole list of places I’ve scouted & have made notes on how accessible they are, what time of day is best for light, how many people are likely to be there, & what weather may be like at various times of year. Eloping somewhere I haven’t been? No worries! I have a network of hikers, bloggers, & photographers that can help me out, plus a few different programs that help me scout locations & even the light at those locations without even going there! Finding officiants & other vendors can be tough too, but luckily I know a few people. I can even do floral design if you need a florist in a pinch!
Investment & pricing information
For intimate elopements
full day of coverage for your elopement, up to 6 hours • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc • online gallery of the best images • includes all travel fees
For adventurous elopements
full day of coverage for your elopement, up to 8 hours • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc • online gallery of the best images • includes all travel fees • includes an adventure session for more fun & photos
For hiking elopements & intimate weddings
full day of coverage for your elopement, up to 10 hours • unlimited planning assistance for help with locations, timeline, needed permits, etc • online gallery of the best images • includes all travel fees • includes an adventure session for more fun & photos • custom designed photo album
What about travel fees?
For travel within the continental US, travel fees vary but are usually under $900. While international travel fees are usually under $1500.
Maybe you can't elope but you are an adventurous couple & you want some awesome photos in a beautiful location somewhere in the beautiful state of colorful Colorado, or the desert of Arizona, canyons of Utah, or impressive forests of California. Adventure sessions are also great if you wanted engagement photos before your elopement. You can also use your adventure session for more photos in your wedding attire as a day after session. We can go on a hike, find a hot spring, or do whatever we may not have had time for on your wedding day!
I'm a film photographer, lover of color, frequent traveler, & adventurer. I grew up outside & focused on landscapes & nature before I ever started with weddings. I'm also obsessed with birds & orchids!
My thoughts on LNT
Following the 7 principals of LNT (leave no trace) is very important. A lot of elopements take place in outdoor areas that are very vulnerable. We need to do our part in preserving these places not only for future generations but also for the here & now. There are some things that couples may not think about how they could impact the environment such as walking off the trail, popping champagne, & throwing plastic confetti. You may want to do these things for photos but they all can impact the environment & wildlife in negative ways. But don’t worry! There are some great alternatives.
I was shooting landscapes before people, so I know how to capture you & the environment well!