Eloping

Definition: Eloping focuses on the couple, their connection, and celebrating in a way that’s best for them. It disregards societal perceptions of weddings and only focuses on what the couple wants to do on their day with only the people they truly want present.

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What is an elopement?

Eloping isn't what it once was. Even within the last few years, the definition has drastically changed. 

Today, weddings have become a business to be monetized. When you elope, you refocus your day on what matters most: your love and lifelong commitment. Eloping is intentionally deciding to focus on what you want with only the people you actually want there. 

Elopements today are whatever you want them to be. That's the main key here. It's only what you want and nothing else. Weddings have added so many extras that may not mean anything to you. Eloping is taking everything you "should" do and throwing out. 

So you want to elope with only the two of you? Go for it. You want to invite those you love most? Sounds perfect. Skip the wedding dress or go all out on a dress? Both are perfect. 

At the end of the day, your marriage is about you and no one else. Let the arbritrary wedding rules go and let it be about the only thing that truly matters. 

Idaho Mountain Elopement
 

More than a photographer...

I'm here for more than just photographing your day.  I'm here to help you create the day of your dreams. 

An elopement is just as much of a wedding as a huge, traditional wedding.

I once stood where you are. I chose the less traditional route, at the expense of some people's opinions, to have a day that was authentic for us. First and foremost, I'm here to reassure you that it's worth it. Pick what you want and nothing else. I'll be here to tell you you're doing it perfectly when everyone else says you are doing it wrong. 

It's your wedding, your day. Whatever you pick is perfect as long as it's perfect for you. 

Love nature but not very outdoorsy? Looking for something specific? I'm here to help you pick the location that will fit you perfectly. I'm also here to ensure we stay safe. I won't take you anywhere that I can't 200% guarantee your safety.

Let's turn your wedding visions into wedding reality.

Oregon Waterfall Elopement
Lifetime of Adventuring Experience - Leave No Trace Certified - Ordained - Epic Location Selection - Hands On Planning Help - First Aid Certified

Travel 2021-2022

Pick one of the following locations while I'm there and all travel fees are waived!

Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Winter 2021
Spring 2022

Mt. Rainier, WA

Olympic Peninsula

Glacier National Park

Northern Arizona

Mt. Hood, OR

Bend, OR

Brookings, OR

North Idaho

Southern Utah

Olympic Peninsula

Glacier National Park

Northern Arizona

Mt. Hood, OR

Bend, OR

Olympic National Park

Northern OR Coast

Brookings, OR

North Idaho

 

Photography Experiences

Full Day Elopement

8 hours of shooting

30 or less guests
Minimum of 300 edits

Outdoor location selection

Planning assistance
Digital files on a thumb drive

Starting at $3100

Includes travel for PNW

Simple Hike Elopement

4 hours of shooting

30 or less guests
Minimum of 100 edits

Outdoor location selection

Planning assistance
Digital files on a thumb drive

Elopements or vow renewals

Starting at $2400

 

Includes travel for PNW

Brookings, OR Elopement

3 hours of shooting (time add-on available)

30 or less guests

Minimum of 100 edits

Outdoor location selection

Planning assistance
Digital files on a thumb drive

Elopements or vow renewals

Starting at $1300

 

Within 100 miles of Brookings, OR only

Oregon Coast Elopement
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Adventure Session

Starting at $350

Adventure Formals, Couples, Engagements
1.5 hours of shooting
Minimum of 50 edits
Digital files on a thumb drive

 

Travel available

Additional time add-ons

This cannot be used as an elopement option.

Brookings, OR Officiating

Introduction phone call

Planning call

Script approval

1 hour day of services

Up to 1 mile of hiking into location

$100 add-on to photography services

 

Within 100 miles of Brookings, OR

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