Imagine walking down an ancient path through an old growth forest at dawn...

You feel the sponginess of the soggy path and forgiving moss beneath your boots, hear the wind rustle in the trees, and smell the sharp scent of pine. You feel the wind’s crispness, but also the warmth on your cheeks as the sun just begins to rise. The trail is quiet except for an occasional gasp of wonder from your child; their cheeks are pink, and eyes wide open. You look around and see things the way they see them for the very first time, and it is nothing short of breathtaking.

You’re there with your love, your children, the very people you spend every single day with, but somehow here it’s all different…

ELOPEMENTS ARE THE INTENTIONAL & AUTHENTIC ALTERNATIVE TO STRESSFUL TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS

Eloping is not “running off” to get married. It is not selfish or cruel. Choosing to elope is choosing to focus your wedding day on what matters most to YOU.

An elopement is the stripped down, simple alternative to a stressful and distracted wedding experience. It is centered on the couple getting married – focused on their wants, their dreams, and their goals. An elopement is a small, intentional, authentic wedding experience focused on YOU TWO – and your little loves.

It could be just you and your kids on a mountain top in Colorado, or it could be a small ceremony with immediate family in a park near your home, or you and your kids could have a destination elopement in Patagonia.

The best part about eloping is that YOU get to choose what YOUR wedding looks like!

Some people call elopements with guests “intimate weddings” but you can call it whatever you like! Again, there are NO rules! Most elopements I photograph include the couple, their children, and maybe a few guests. Sometimes there is an officiant, but not always. The laws are different in each state, and whether you’re legally getting married during the ceremony or signing papers later will determine the number of witnesses you need.

I CAN HELP GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS

Whether you’re eloping in the Arizona desert or on a mountain in Montana, I can help guide you through the planning process to ensure your marriage is legal, and fun! Together, we’ll craft a meaningful and authentic experience that feels just right to represent your unique love and relationship.

Your elopement day isn’t just a ceremony, and it’s not just a photoshoot - It’s the whole experience from beginning to end.

Getting ready, sharing a meal, driving to the trailhead, smoothing back your hair, popping champagne, trying not to cry, sitting by the campfire, hiking back to the parking lot – each moment is worth capturing and remembering.

Elopements aren’t just photoshoots at the peak, it’s the journey to get there. You can relax and be present – I’ll take care of documenting all the little details.

THINGS I DO YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW YOU NEEDED

From finding family friendly off-the-beaten paths, to helping you choose gear and strategies to make adventuring with your family not only doable, but fun; I will guide you in crafting the best experience that renews the bonds you have with your partner, that you both have with your children, and that you all have with the Earth.

Permits

Getting married outside sometimes requires a permit. I know the ins and outs to wedding ceremonies on public lands and I’ll ensure each box is checked and each permit is accounted for.

Hiking

I have all the best tips and tricks for hiking in wedding attire. Or I can rig a makeshift changing station, if you would rather change when you get there! I can give you the secret to maintaining wedding-ready hair and makeup outdoors. Demonstrate how to pack that stunning bouquet in your backpack so it looks just as stunning at your ceremony location. And even give pointers on keeping your kids from getting cranky on the trail.

Planning

Have you been checking the weather? I have! I also carry with me the things you might have forgotten – insulated leggings, headlamps, snacks, and the all important caffeine. You won’t be caught outdoors unprepared, trust me!

PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

Choose one of the below local, U.S., or international photography packages. Travel fees are included in each package price, and a more detailed guide is provided for FREE with each inquiry!

Wayfarer

For couples planning a Destination Elopement or Intimate Wedding anywhere in the world!

STARTING AT $8200

INTERNATIONAL WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS

What you get:

  • full-day coverage (8-10 hours)
  • a getting to know you questionnaire + personalized location idea list
  • elopement timeline
  • additional planning tools, gear lists, + vendor recommendations
  • full-resolution digital files + the printing rights
  • a digital gallery to view, download, print, and share your images with friends and family no matter where they are located
  • slideshow (so friends and family who aren’t attending can feel like they were there)

Wanderlust

For couples planning an Elopement or Intimate Wedding anywhere in the United States (outside of Arizona)!

STARTING AT $7300

WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES

What you get:

  • full-day coverage (8-10 hours)
  • a getting to know you questionnaire + personalized location idea list
  • elopement timeline
  • additional planning tools, gear lists, + vendor recommendations
  • full-resolution digital files + the printing rights
  • a digital gallery to view, download, print, and share your images with friends and family no matter where they are located
  • slideshow (so friends and family who aren’t attending can feel like they were there)

Explorer

For couples planning an Elopement or Intimate Wedding in Arizona

STARTING AT $4000

WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS IN ARIZONA

What you get:

  • 4+ hours coverage
  • a getting to know you questionnaire + personalized location idea list
  • elopement timeline
  • additional planning tools, gear lists, + vendor recommendations
  • full-resolution digital files + the printing rights
  • a digital gallery to view, download, print, and share your images with friends and family no matter where they are located
  • slideshow (so friends and family who aren’t attending can feel like they were there)

Multi-day backpacking elopements, wedding weekends, and other adventurous experiences are also available! Contact me for a custom quote.

FOR ENGAGEMENTS, FAMILIES & COUPLES ALREADY MARRIED, I OFFER ADVENTURE SESSIONS!

Discovery

Perfect for adventurous families (or those aspiring to be!)

STARTING AT $800

ADVENTUROUS FAMILY SESSIONS

What you get:

  • 1.5-2 hours of hiking/adventuring
  • 50+ images
  • hand edited high-res digital files + the printing rights
  • online gallery for viewing, downloading, sharing, + optional a la carte print ordering
  • heirloom layflat album
  • travel included up to 50 miles

ARE YOU READY TO START PLANNING YOUR DREAM ELOPEMENT?

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