DESTINATION & NATIONAL PARK ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO
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After viewing my elopement photography portfolio, If you dig my style, don’t wait to check my availability! If you crave an authentic elopement experience unlike anyone else’s, get in touch right away.
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.
HOW THE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE WORKS:
No matter what, the goal is to have as much fun as possible! For most of your day I am a documentary photographer, focused on capturing the moments as they happen. There are so many unplanned and unexpected laughs and shenanigans. My goal is to create photos that make you say, “These are SO. US.” Great elopement photography is the ultimate time machine. When you view your full gallery, you will be transported back to every emotion and every vista you experienced. And that’s pretty awesome.
1. CONTACT ME
CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY.
2. BOOK & PLAN
RECEIVE LOCATION INTEL.
HAVE THE BEST. DAY. EVER.
4. RELIVE YOUR MOMENTS
YOU GET HUNDREDS OF CANDID AND COLORFUL MEMORIES.
1. SO WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Every elopement booking includes all the high resolution images with printing rights. So you actually get the photos you hired me to take. 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, unwatermarked 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 phone call or virtual meeting and talk about your goals. I want to know how I can knock it out of the (national) park for you! 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 8 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, enjoy the elopement photography experience of doing all the things you love.
4. DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yesssss, all the time! I live nomadically in a 5th wheel camper. I’ve shot in 16 states and have been to 8 countries on 5 continents. Ask me about 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. And of course, Black Lives Matter. If you are part of a thruple or polyamorous relationship, please know you are welcome here too! See my LGBTQ Photos here.
6. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THOSE ROUND IMAGES?
These mind-benders are 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. How cool is that? 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 trailhead! 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! But if you’re not feeling it, that’s ok. I only want what you want.
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. Bring on the windblown hair!
9. WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
I actually didn’t go to college for photography – or at all! I’m self taught and have been running my business since 2009. I was homeschooled for most of my life and never stopped learning. I’m a member of the wedding photojournalists association, LGBTQ I Do, Wandering Weddings, and fearless photographers which inspires me to push myself to capture the candid and authentic moments at elopements and weddings.
10. CAN WE GET AN ALBUM?
Yes! I love when couples choose to have an album made. (Though I’ll never force you to buy one!) While eloping is a one of a kind experience, having a book to hold it all in your hands is pretty special too! My albums are beautiful, long lasting, custom designed just for you. This is also a great option to gift to family that wasn’t able to be with you on your elopement day.
More questions? Get in touch!