Wedding photography is an investment. Creating a customized wedding experience takes time and energy from everyone involved. Before reviewing the multiple options available I want you to know this: I am fueled by a desire to capture your love story in a way that authentically reflects YOU. Listening to your vision, drawing from my experience, and executing a stress-free romantic celebration is what you are investing in.
We often forget the power of a photograph until the moments we cherish have already passed.
I cannot wait to preserve this momentous celebration with intention and creativity. Take a moment to review the different options available, and choose what feels best! If you are ready to collaborate with a photographer that is as PUMPED as you are about your love, let’s chat!
Contact me for my full pricing guide!
Contact me for my full pricing guide!
Contact me for my full pricing!
1. POP THE BUBBLY!
2. Share Your VISION with me
3. Choose your location & time of year
Yas! You’ve decided to get married and you have chosen me as your photographer.
Our first consultation is a chance for you to share all of your wedding ideas! We will discuss locations, color palettes, and fun details to infuse throughout your day. I want my couples to express and celebrate authentically! Taking the time to get to know you allows me to share recommendations that scream “this is SO us”!
After our consultation, I will send you a formal location questionnaire to ensure that we capture all of your ideas, non-negotiables etc. Once submitted, you will receive a customized location list from me within a few weeks.
4. Determine your Budget
5. Book your dream team of vendors
6. Pick out your wedding attire
Did you know that the average traditional wedding costs $33,900 while an average elopement costs $15,350. Be sure to consider the costs involved when deciding what route to go while planning your dream wedding celebration!
Hiring vendors isn’t necessarily about turning your day into a big production but about getting some help so you don’t have to do everything yourself! I will send you a few recommendations for vendors that I know are available for your location.
Once your location and vendors are finalized you will be able to choose wedding day attire! Depending on the intensity of your hike, you may want to wear hiking clothes and change into your wedding dress / suit once closer to the ceremony location. We can decide together!
7. Create your guest list (if any)
The best part about eloping is that you truly get to decide every detail of your day, including who is present. You are allowed up to 20 people in your elopement party, but usually my couples only invite a few witnesses, if any at all. If you are planning a traditional wedding, this doesn't apply :) Either way, we can create a plan together to accommodate your list!
8. Make it legal
This depends on your state and/or country! Typically two witnesses are required for your ceremony to be legal. Once we decide on your wedding location we can discuss the requirements and plan accordingly. Alternatively, if you don’t want to bring anyone to your ceremony you don’t have to. Enjoy your wedding day and finalize the legalities at home.
9. Plan your dream day!
Now that we have built a SOLID foundation to your dream wedding celebration we get to focus on your day of experience. This includes finalizing the timeline of the entire day, what activities we want to include (a picnic, bringing your dog, popping champagne on a mountain top etc). This portion of your wedding planning helps us bring your vision to life!
Your elopement can be planned in as little as a few weeks, so there’s no right or wrong way to do it. If you're planning a wedding, I recommend a year in advance for planning. But I recommend my couples to book their elopement at least 8 months in advance to make sure that I’m free for their date!
We will figure this part out on our call as we discuss what you want your day to look like. But my most popular package is my full day package!
Absolutely! The best part about eloping is that you can make the experience whatever you want! However I recommend keeping your group to twenty people or less. This allows the experience to remain intimate and stress-free.
Short answer, you don’t! I typically recommend my clients to bring their wedding attire in a garment bag, attached to their hiking bag. This allows you to hike more quickly and have more time for cleanup before the ceremony begins. However, you’re more than welcome to hike in your wedding dress, or even for part of the hike. This makes for incredible pictures as long as you’re okay with your dress getting dirty!
I do not reschedule for the weather. Backup plans are created during the planning process to ensure an out-of-this-world wedding experience no matter what!
Yes! In fact, I absolutely love to travel for elopement and wedding photography. Interested in a destination elopement or wedding? Reach out and we can chat!
Yes! Not only is this realistic, it is quite common. The PNW has some of the most incredible landscapes in the world and I'm very familiar with all of it, so I'm here to be your guide!
Heck yeah! I love providing my clients with elopement options that fit their needs. I strongly believe everyone should be able to access the great outdoors without having to be an olympian.
The best time to elope in the PNW is July through September. When traveling to tropical or warm locations, planning for winter or spring works best.
YES! As long as your location permits. Some national parks do not allow dogs. And definitely bring someone along to watch your dog when you're off doing your own thing!
Yes! Please mention this in our consultation and I will provide you with a list to choose from.
The average wedding costs $33,900 while an average elopement costs $15,350.
This depends on your state and/or country! Typically two witnesses are required for your ceremony to be legal. Once we decide on your elopement location we can discuss the requirements and plan accordingly. Alternatively, if you don’t want to bring anyone to your ceremony you don’t have to. Enjoy your elopement day and finalize the legalities at home.