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1. Introduction

What is an Elopement?

Elopements have evolved from the secretive and spontaneous weddings of the past into intimate, personalized, and adventurous celebrations of love. An elopement is a wedding ceremony that focuses on the couple and their unique connection, often held in breathtaking locations with just a few or no guests. It's about stripping away the stress and extravagance of traditional weddings to create a meaningful and authentic experience.

Eloping allows you to:

  • Focus on Each Other: Celebrate your love without the distractions of a significant event.
  • Choose Any Location: From mountain peaks to sandy beaches, your elopement can be wherever you dream.
  • Embrace Adventure: Combine your wedding with an adventure, like hiking, skiing, or exploring new places.
  • Save Money: Allocate your budget to what truly matters, such as photography, travel, and personal touches.

Why Choose Us for Your Elopement?

Choosing the right photographer for your elopement is crucial in capturing the essence of your day. Here's why you should choose us:

  • Expertise in Adventure Elopements: We specialize in adventure elopements, capturing your love story in the most stunning and remote locations across the United States.
  • Personalized Experience: We understand that every couple is unique. We work closely with you to understand and bring your vision to life.
  • Comprehensive Services: From helping you plan the perfect location to capture every moment, we offer a full suite of services to ensure your elopement is seamless and stress-free.
  • High-Quality Photography: Our commitment to excellence ensures that your photos will be timeless, capturing your special day's raw emotion and beauty.
  • Passion for Storytelling: We don’t just take pictures; we tell your love story through our lens, capturing candid moments and breathtaking landscapes.

Choosing to elope prioritizes what matters most: your love and adventure together. Let us help you make your elopement unforgettable.

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The Rising Popularity of Elopements

In recent years, elopements have surged in popularity as more couples seek meaningful and intimate ways to celebrate their love. The desire for personalized experiences and the appeal of destination weddings have driven this trend. Couples are increasingly choosing elopements to escape the stress and financial burden of traditional weddings.

Elopements offer the freedom to design a wedding day that reflects your personality and passions without the constraints of a more significant event. This trend reflects a broader shift towards valuing experiences and memories over material extravagance. By choosing to elope, you join a growing community of couples who prioritize adventure, authenticity, and the unique beauty of their love story.

Choosing to elope prioritizes what matters most: your love and adventure together. Let us help you make your elopement unforgettable.

Iceland is a popular elopement location

2. Our Elopement Photography Services

Full-Day Coverage

Our full-day elopement photography package is designed for couples who want every moment of their special day captured from start to finish. This package includes:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: We'll document every moment, from getting ready in the morning to your post-ceremony celebration.
  • Pre-Consultation: A detailed pre-wedding consultation to discuss your vision, preferences, and any specific shots you want.
  • Unlimited Locations: Flexibility to choose multiple locations throughout the day, ensuring we capture the diverse beauty of your chosen destination.
  • High-Resolution Images: Delivery of high-resolution images, fully edited and ready for print or digital sharing.
  • Online Gallery: Access a private online gallery to view, download, and share your photos with family and friends.

Half-Day Coverage

Our half-day elopement photography package is perfect for couples who want to capture the critical moments of their elopement without a full day of coverage. This package includes:

  • Essential Moments: Coverage of the most critical parts of your day, such as the ceremony, portraits, and a few candid moments.
  • Pre-Consultation: A planning session to ensure we understand your vision and can capture your day as you envision it.
  • Single Location: Ideal for couples who prefer to stay in one stunning location for their entire elopement.
  • High-Resolution Images: Fully edited, high-quality images that tell the story of your day.
  • Online Gallery: A private online gallery for easy access and sharing of your photos.

Destination Elopements

If you dream of eloping in a breathtaking destination within the United States, our destination elopement package is for you. This package includes:

  • Location Scouting: Assistance finding and choosing the perfect location matching your vision and preferences.
  • Travel and Accommodation: Our team will handle the logistics of traveling to your chosen destination, ensuring a stress-free experience.
  • Full or Half-Day Coverage: Choose between full-day or half-day coverage to suit your needs and schedule.
  • High-Resolution Images: Beautifully edited images that capture the essence of your destination and the magic of your day.
  • Online Gallery: A secure online gallery to view, download, and share your photos.

Adventure Elopements

Our adventure elopement package is perfect for couples seeking a thrilling and unique experience. This package includes:

  • Adventure Planning: We’ll help you plan an adventurous elopement, whether hiking, climbing, skiing, or exploring a remote location.
  • Full or Half-Day Coverage: Flexible coverage options to ensure every adventurous moment is captured.
  • Location Expertise: We have extensive knowledge of the best adventure elopement locations across the United States.
  • High-Resolution Images: Stunning images capture both the adventure and the romance of your elopement.
  • Online Gallery: Easy access to your photos through a private online gallery, perfect for sharing your adventure with loved ones.

3. Popular Elopement Locations in the United States

West Coast

Yosemite National Park, California

Experience the majestic beauty of Yosemite's granite cliffs, waterfalls, and giant sequoias. This iconic park offers a stunning backdrop for elopement with endless possibilities for breathtaking photos.

Big Sur, California

Big Sur’s rugged coastline, with its dramatic cliffs and crashing waves, provides a picturesque setting for couples seeking an intimate and adventurous elopement.

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park offers diverse landscapes for a unique and memorable elopement, from lush rainforests and alpine meadows to pristine beaches.

Mount Rainier, Washington

Eloping at the foot of this majestic volcano, surrounded by wildflower meadows and scenic vistas, creates an unforgettable experience.


Grand Canyon, Arizona

The awe-inspiring views of the Grand Canyon make it a perfect destination for couples looking to elope with a backdrop of one of the world’s natural wonders.

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona’s red rock formations and vibrant sunsets provide a mystical and enchanting setting for your elopement.

Zion National Park, Utah

With its towering sandstone cliffs and serene slot canyons, Zion National Park offers a dramatic and beautiful location for adventure elopement.

Moab, Utah

Known for its stunning arches and rugged landscapes, Moab is ideal for couples seeking a unique and adventurous elopement.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

The sweeping mountain views, alpine lakes, and lush forests of Rocky Mountain National Park create a stunning backdrop for your elopement.

Aspen, Colorado

From snow-capped peaks to golden aspen groves, Aspen's beautiful landscapes provide a picturesque and romantic setting for your elopement.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming

The Grand Tetons' dramatic peaks and pristine lakes offer a breathtaking and serene location for your elopement.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Known for its stunning glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife, Glacier National Park is a perfect destination for an adventurous elopement.

East Coast

Acadia National Park, Maine

With its rugged coastline, forested mountains, and serene lakes, Acadia National Park provides a beautiful and diverse setting for your elopement.

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

The rolling hills and vibrant foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains create a romantic and picturesque backdrop for your elopement.

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Known for its misty mountains and lush forests, the Great Smoky Mountains offer a magical and tranquil setting for your elopement.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

The scenic vistas, cascading waterfalls, and quiet woodlands of Shenandoah National Park make it an ideal location for a peaceful and beautiful elopement.

Other Unique Locations

Denali National Park, Alaska

Experience the rugged wilderness and stunning landscapes of Denali National Park, where you can elope under the shadow of North America’s tallest peak.

Kauai, Hawaii

The lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and dramatic cliffs of Kauai offer a tropical paradise for your elopement.

The Ozarks, Arkansas

The Ozarks provide a serene and picturesque setting for your elopement with its beautiful forests, clear lakes, and rolling hills.

Joshua Tree National Park, California

The unique desert landscapes and striking rock formations of Joshua Tree create a stunning and otherworldly backdrop for your elopement.

Planning Your Elopement

Elopement Planning Services

Planning an elopement can be both exciting and daunting, but our comprehensive elopement planning services are here to help you every step of the way. We offer:

Permits and Legal Requirements: Navigating the legalities of eloping can be complex. We assist with obtaining the necessary licenses and understanding local marriage laws to ensure your elopement is legally recognized.

Vendor Recommendations: From florists to officiants and caterers, we have a network of trusted vendors specializing in elopements. We’ll help you find the perfect professionals to make your day unforgettable.

Customized Elopement Packages: We offer tailored packages that include everything you need for a seamless elopement, from photography and videography to planning and coordination.

Travel and Accommodation Guidance

Choosing the perfect elopement location often involves travel. We provide:

  • Travel Tips: Whether flying, driving, or hiking to your destination, we offer expert advice on the best ways to get there.
  • Accommodation Recommendations: From cozy cabins and luxury hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, we help you find the perfect place to stay near your elopement site.
  • Seasonal Advice: Understanding the best times to visit your chosen location can make a significant difference. We provide insights into seasonal weather patterns, crowd levels, and unique seasonal features of each area.

Personalized Itineraries

Your elopement should reflect your unique love story. We create personalized itineraries to ensure every moment is special:

  • Customized Schedule: From sunrise ceremonies to sunset portraits, we design a schedule that maximizes your chosen location’s beauty and personal preferences.
  • Adventure Activities: Whether you want to hike, kayak, ski, or explore, we integrate your favorite activities into your elopement day.
  • Intimate Moments: We ensure time for quiet, intimate moments, allowing you to soak in the beauty of your surroundings and the significance of your commitment.

Local Insights and Hidden Gems

Our extensive experience with elopement locations across the United States means we know the best spots to make your day magical:

  • Secret Spots: Discover lesser-known locations that offer privacy and stunning views away from the crowds.
  • Local Culture: We provide insights into the local culture, traditions, and cuisine, enriching your elopement experience.
  • Scenic Routes: Enjoy breathtaking drives and scenic routes that make your journey as memorable as your destination.

Planning your elopement with us ensures a stress-free and unforgettable experience, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: your love and the adventure ahead.

5. Our Elopement Photography Style

Documentary Approach

Our elopement photography style is rooted in a documentary approach, capturing your special day's authentic moments and raw emotions. We focus on:

Candid Moments: The most beautiful photos are the unplanned ones. We aim to capture the genuine interactions and spontaneous joy that make your elopement unique.

Storytelling: Each elopement has its own story, and we aim to tell yours through our photos. From the quiet moments of preparation to the exhilaration of your adventure, we document every detail.

Natural Light: Utilizing natural light enhances the beauty of your surroundings and adds a timeless quality to your photos.

Creative and Artistic Shots

In addition to our documentary style, we incorporate creative and artistic shots to make your photos stand out:

Unique Compositions: We love experimenting with different angles and perspectives to create visually stunning images that capture the essence of your elopement location.

Environmental Portraits: By incorporating the beauty of your chosen location into your portraits, we create personal and breathtaking images.

Fine Art Editing: Our editing process enhances the natural beauty of your photos, ensuring that each image is a work of art.

Personal Touch

We understand that every couple is unique, and we strive to reflect your individuality in our photography:

Customized Approach: We take the time to get to know you and your vision for your elopement, tailoring our approach to suit your personality and preferences.

Emotional Connection: Our goal is to capture the emotional connection between you and your partner, creating photos that reflect your love and commitment.

Attention to Detail: From the little details of your attire to the grandeur of your surroundings, we pay attention to every aspect to ensure your photos are perfect.

Adventure and Fun

Eloping is an adventure, and we aim to capture the fun and excitement of your day:

Action Shots: Whether hiking up a mountain, exploring a forest, or running along the beach, we capture the dynamic moments that make your elopement special.

Laughter and Joy: We focus on the joy and laughter you share, creating images that radiate happiness.

Spontaneous Moments: Some of the best photos happen in the spur of the moment. We’re always ready to capture those unexpected and magical moments.

Our elopement photography style blends documentary storytelling, creative artistry, and a personal touch, ensuring your photos are as unique and special as your love story.

6. Testimonials

Client Stories

Hearing from couples who have experienced our elopement photography firsthand can provide invaluable insights and reassurance. Here are some stories from our delighted clients:

  • Emma & Ryan – Yosemite National Park, California
    • “Our elopement at Yosemite was a dream come true, and the photos perfectly capture the day's magic. The towering granite cliffs and serene meadows were the perfect backdrop for our intimate ceremony. Our photographer's candid moments and stunning portraits tell the story of our love and adventure. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to elope and the incredible memories we now have!”
  • Jessica & Mark – Sedona, Arizona
    • “We chose Sedona for its mystical red rock formations and vibrant sunsets, and it did not disappoint. Our photographer captured every moment beautifully, from the quiet exchange of vows to our joyful celebration afterward. The photos are breathtaking and truly reflect the emotion and beauty of our elopement. The experience was stress-free and perfectly tailored to our vision.”
  • Sophia & Ethan – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
    • “Eloping in the Rockies was an unforgettable experience. The sweeping mountain views and lush forests provided a stunning backdrop for our day. Our photographer’s attention to detail and ability to capture candid, emotional moments made our photos special. We felt supported and understood throughout the process, and our photos perfectly reflect our love story.”


Here are some snippets from reviews and testimonials that highlight our strengths and the satisfaction of our clients:

  • “The best decision we made was hiring this team for our elopement. The photos are stunning, and the experience was seamless from start to finish.”
  • “Their ability to capture the natural beauty of our location and the intimate moments between us was incredible. We couldn’t have asked for better photographers.”
  • “The process was smooth and enjoyable from the initial consultation to the delivery of our photos. The images are breathtaking and exceeded all our expectations.”

What Our Clients Love About Us

  • Personalized Service: “We felt like our vision was truly understood and brought to life through the photos.”
  • Stress-Free Experience: “The planning support and guidance made our elopement stress-free and enjoyable.”
  • Stunning Photography: “The quality of the photos is outstanding. We couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.”
  • Adventure-Friendly: “We loved that our photographer was up for anything, from hiking to exploring new locations with us.”

Our client stories and reviews reflect our commitment to providing exceptional elopement photography services that capture the unique essence of each couple's love story.

FAQs About Elopements

What is an elopement?

An elopement is an intimate wedding ceremony that focuses on the couple, often held in a unique or remote location with few or no guests. It emphasizes personalization and adventure, allowing couples to celebrate their love meaningfully and authentically.

Why choose an elopement over a traditional wedding?

Elopements offer a stress-free and budget-friendly alternative to traditional weddings. They allow couples to focus on each other, choose breathtaking locations, and create unforgettable experiences without the pressure and expense of a significant event.

How do you choose the best elopement location?

We work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences, providing recommendations based on our extensive knowledge of stunning locations across the United States. Whether you dream of mountains, beaches, forests, or deserts, we help you find the perfect spot.

What is included in your elopement photography packages?

Our packages include full or half-day coverage, a pre-consultation to discuss your vision, high-resolution edited images, and access to a private online gallery. We also offer assistance with planning, location scouting, and vendor recommendations.

Do you travel for elopements?

Yes, we specialize in destination and adventure elopements across the United States. Our team is experienced in traveling to remote and unique locations, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Pricing and Packages

How much does elopement photography cost?

Contact us for an exact quote, but on average, elopements will range from $5000-7500, including travel fees.

What is included in the cost?

Our packages include professional photography coverage, pre-consultation, high-resolution edited images, and access to a private online gallery. Additional services, such as planning assistance and vendor recommendations, are available.

Are there any additional costs?

Additional costs may include travel expenses for destination elopements, permits for specific locations, and any additional services or products you add to your package.

Booking Process

How do we book your services?

The booking process begins with a consultation to discuss your vision and preferences. Once we clearly understand your needs, we’ll provide a customized quote and contract. A deposit is required to secure your date, and we’ll guide you through the planning process from there.

How far in advance should we book?

We recommend booking early to secure your desired date, especially for popular locations and peak seasons. Ideally, book at least 3-6 months in advance.

What happens after we book?

After booking, we’ll schedule a detailed planning session to discuss all aspects of your elopement. We’ll assist with location scouting, timeline creation, and other planning needs. We stay in touch throughout the process to ensure everything is perfect for your big day.

Our FAQ section aims to address common questions and provide clear, concise information to help you understand our services and make informed decisions. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

8. Contact Us

Get in Touch

We are excited to help you plan and capture your dream elopement. Whether you have questions, need more information, or are ready to book your elopement photography, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Here's how you can contact us:

  • Phone: Call us at 800-380-1217 to speak directly with one of our team members. We’re happy to discuss your elopement plans and answer any questions you may have.
  • Email: Email us at with your inquiries or to schedule a consultation. We strive to respond to all emails within 24 hours.
  • Contact Form: Fill out our online contact form with details about your elopement. Let us know your preferred date, location, and specific needs or questions. We will get back to you promptly to discuss your vision and how we can make it a reality.

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to start planning your elopement? Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your ideas and preferences in detail. During the consultation, we will:

Understand Your Vision: Learn about your dream elopement, including preferred locations, style, and special requests.

Discuss Our Services: Explain our elopement photography packages and how we can customize them to meet your needs.

Plan the Details: Guide locations, permits, vendors, and more to ensure a seamless and stress-free elopement experience.

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