GREAT PHOTOS COME FROM GREAT MOMENTS.
LET’S MAKE SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF THOSE.
HOW THE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE WORKS:
1. CONTACT ME
CHECK YOUR DATE’S AVAILABILITY.
2. EASY CONSULT
3. BOOK & PLAN
RECEIVE LOCATION INTEL.
4. GET MARRIED AF
HAVE THE BEST. DAY. EVER.
I’LL SHOOT YOU.
5. RELIVE YOUR MOMENTS
YOU GET HUNDREDS OF CANDID AND COLORFUL MEMORIES.
YOUR IMAGES WILL BE MODERN, CANDID AND COLORFUL.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOUR DAY WILL BE FUN AF
AND YOUR PHOTOS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOU.
No matter what, the goal is to have as much fun as possible in your elopement photography experience! While most of your day I am a documentary photographer, when it comes time for some portraits, don’t be nervous! I don’t work from a list of poses, but rather put you and your person into the best light so your candid, giggly, ridiculous and tender moments look their best. Of course, if you need posing help, I am here for you!
1. SO WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Every shoot of any kind includes all the high resolution images with printing rights. About 80-100 images will be delivered from each hour spent shooting and all images are finished to the standard you see here on my website. After your shoot, I will send you sneak peeks within 48 hours of a few favorite images for you to share right away. Within 30-60 days, you’ll get all the photos in an online, shareable, password protected gallery. You can download your images from there and print them anywhere.
2. HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
First, see if your desired date is available by contacting me! Then we will have a no pressure and no obligation virtual meeting and talk about your goals. I require a $1500 retainer and your e-signature on my e-contract to book your date. Your destination elopement experience is about to begin!
3. WHAT’S WITH “ALL DAY” COVERAGE? CAN I HAVE FEWER HOURS?
This means I’ll shoot the entire event, be it 6 or 12 hours. Whatever is happening – covered. I’ve been shooting elopements and weddings for over ten years now, and one thing I’ve learned is that each day is wildly different, but one thing stays the same. The more hours are included, the more fun my couples have and that’s the most important thing to me! Don’t turn your day into a marathon event of completing a rushed photo checklist, instead of enjoying the elopement photography experience of doing all the things you love. I’m happy to show you what half day elopements look like VS full day.
4. DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yesssss, all the time! I’ve shot in 16 states and have been to 8 countries on 5 continents. Ask me about our van life ish adventure wagon – it’s normal for us to live semi-nomadically as we road trip across the states every season! Here are my current travel dates!
5. DO YOU WORK WITH THE LGBTQIA COMMUNITY?
Of COURSE! The elopement experience is inclusive to e v e r y o n e. I celebrate and photograph all love, marriages, and families, and I put the B in LGBTQ myself. If you are part of a thruple or other polyamorous relationship, please know you are welcome here too! See my LGBTQ Photos here.
6. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THOSE ROUND IMAGES?
I know – these are kinda wacky at first. They’re called Tiny Planets, and I’m the only one who creates these one of a kind artworks for my clients. A tiny planet is a spherical panorama that captures the entire view in one image. These aren’t taken by a drone! Just specialized techniques in photoshop. Read more about tiny planets here.
7. WHAT IS THE FIRST LOOK?
A First Look is a private moment for the couple to see each other before the ceremony, and it’s the #1 way to have a more fun and relaxed day! I always recommend, but do not require, that my couples plan a first look. If you’re eloping, this might mean you get ready together, or separately and see each other at the trail head! It also allows those with late afternoon ceremonies to have more photos taken during daylight, and finally – all the adorable crying! There’s no reason NOT to do a first look!
8. WILL YOU MAKE ME SKINNIER?
Nope. I won’t make anyone skinnier, remove wrinkles or airbrush skin. I will not adjust any permanent aspect of your appearance. Authenticity is awesome! Temporary marks like zits, dog leashes may be removed for a retouching fee if you consider them unsightly.
9. WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
I didn’t! I’m self taught and have been running this business since 2009. I was homeschooled for most of my life and never stopped learning. I’m a member of fearless photographers which inspires me to push myself to capture the candid and authentic moments at elopements and weddings.
10. SHOULD WE DO THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Dooooo it! I want to authentically capture your most personal and intimate moments on your big day, so feeling comfortable with each other and the camera is vital! If you truly value candid images, give me the keys to your life by getting to know my style firsthand with an engagement session. Plus you get gorgeous photos, an ab workout from laughing, and an afternoon of smooching your future spouse out of it!
More questions? Get in touch!