Maybe the wedding details started to get overwhelming, or maybe you just don't see yourself as a conventional wedding couple. You think should we elope? But you question what is an elopement, and how is it different from traditional weddings. How would we even do it???!
Conventional weddings have an emphasis on guests and tradition. Elopements have an emphasis on the couple and experiences over wedding traditions. Elopements can take place in a location that has meaning to the couple, or it can be in a place you have never experienced before. How exciting to start a journey in a new place as a newly married couple on your wedding day! The beauty behind elopements is the lack of rules and the barriers you can remove without being in four walls. Elopements can still encompass traditional wedding elements if you desire, can still include family and friends (& your dog), or be just you two.
A common misconception about elopements is that couples believe that they have to sacrifice the wedding elements they desire. Elopements are not micro versions of weddings, can be local, or full of adventure. You can have the wedding of your dreams in a way that fits who you are as a couple by incorporating the experiences your soul craves.
How do you even begin to plan your dream elopement experience? All elopement packages include direct planning assistance including location selection, vendor recommendations, a customized timeline, and help with any possible permitting requirements. From mountains to sea and anything in between. I offer a wide range of planning options to help with your elopement.
Elopements begin at $2,700 for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 6 guests. Elopements of 8 hours begin at $5,400 with up to 25 guests. Payment plans are available for any budget.
In order to offer the best possible imagery and customer service to my clients, I limit myself to covering only 30 weddings per year. I am currently accepting elopements for 2024-2025.
Maddison and CJ eloped in the mountains of The Cherokee National Forest with their sweet fur baby.
Learn more about how to elope on Roan Mountain here
Chrissy and Toney spent the afternoon exploring the mountains with a short hike, renewed their vows at sunset, and finished the evening enjoying the sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Learn how to elope on the Blue Ridge Parkway here
I understand that no two weddings are alike. Every couple I photograph is a perfect fit from day one. I truly want to mesh well with you, and your fiancé, because it genuinely resonates through your images. It is important to me that your experience is just as unforgettable as your photographs.
You will likely have questions. Please feel free to ask. I am here to discuss any questions you may have.
Please review the investment pricing listed above for elopement packages.
Once we have chosen a date and a general location for your elopement, both a 50% non-refundable retainer and signed elopement contract must be obtained in order to save your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your elopement day. Payment plans are available for any wedding package.
A few select dates are still available for 2023. I am currently booking for 2024 - 2025
After you have signed our contract and paid your retainer, an elopement guide will be sent to you regarding your location. From here we will begin planning the details of your elopement, go over any time-sensitive details like permitting requirements, and vendor recommendations for your location.
We’ll spend the months and weeks before your elopement day messaging when necessary to finalize details for your customized elopement day.
Please feel free to forward information while we plan, or just because you want to show off your most recent epic vacation or dog pictures!
They are your images, and you deserve high-quality, but yet quick elopement images.
Sneak peeks will be delivered within one week of your elopement. Full galleries will be delivered within four weeks of your elopement. We will keep you in the loop and communicate often on their progress.
Elopement albums are delivered within two weeks of the final elopement album design.
Elopement packages begin at 4x hours for only $2,700