So you’re wondering what it’s like to elope with me as your elopement photographer? First let me start out by saying it’s a heck of a good time! Maybe I’m biased, but the experience you get with me is SO MUCH MORE then just photos. I ensure that my couples get the best experience possible through my planning, expertise, guidance, and I make this is as stress free on you as the couple as possible because I believe it’s so important that you can actually enjoy this day to it’s fullest without the added stressors. Now let’s get into the details on what it actually looks like to work with me!
First I want you to imagine this. After our initial zoom meeting you want to book (I mean duh), we both sign a contract and the non-refundable deposit is paid, then you are officially booked and the fun begins. SO MUCH more goes into planning a beautiful memorable elopement. So I work hard to take as much of the stress and unknown off my couples by walking with them each step of the way.
To start you will get a welcome guide with tips, recommendations, ideas for adventures, etc. This will help to get those wedding planning juices flowing. I also send you a beginning questionnaire so I can get to know more about the two of you and exactly what you envision for your elopement day. Then we get to the fun part – the planning! Your questionnaire helps me to decide what to recommend for you based on what I think you’d love.
When a couple and I first start talking about locations, it always goes one of two ways. You either come knowing the exact location you want to elope in (Zion National Park, Big Sur California, Sedona Arizona, etc.) but we need to finalize the exact location, OR You know you want somewhere amazing but don’t know where so we have to start at the beginning. NO PROBLEM! I got you either way!! Then, I will work to bring together vision proposals for your day. I recommend locations that are perfect for what you want at the time you’re eloping, what adventures we can include, what a general timeline would look like and we go from there!
Based on wherever you’re at, that’s where we start. We want to get the general idea of the location planned first so that we know where we’re going and so that I can start planning your dream day! Once we have the location set I then make you a custom list of my favorite vendors and adventures in the area that you hope to elope in such as the closest airport/etc. so you can get to booking!
Once we have the location set, I will recommend local vendors such as hair and makeup artists, an officiant, a live musician, florist, videographer, etc. I will also recommend any other vendors you may be interested in like a private chef or other vendors based on the vision you and your partner have for your special day. Let me tell you, I HIGHLY recommend hiring a private chef. Can you imagine eloping somewhere beautiful, followed by a ton of sight seeing, adventure, activities, and then coming back to your Airbnb and having yummy food prepared by a private chef? Need I say more?!
The next step is creating and delivering your custom travel intermarry/guide for the elopement location of your choosing! This will include tons of fun things to do at the locations, Think hikes, scenic views to check out, awesome restaurants, links to all the map locations, and important info you and your guests (if you have guests) will need! You’ll also get a list of items to pack to ensure that you have everything you could possibly think of needing for your elopement day!
Leading up to your elopement day we will do a lot of planning together. You can call or text as you need and are always free to bounce ideas off of me. If I come up with something you absolutely need to do or that I think you’ll love, I’ll reach out to you! By the time your elopement day is here we are friends and we will have an absolute blast planning and then celebrating your love!
You had a freaking blast and created memories of a lifetime with your partner and now you’re wondering “what now?”. Well, now we’re friends for life! I know you’re also wondering when you can expect all of your amazing images, video footage, and all that good stuff right?! Here’s what you can expect when you work with me as your elopement photographer:
Finally once everything has been finished editing, you will receive your custom Personalized Client gift box with prints and your USB of images and video!
Like I said, working with me isn’t just getting pretty images and videos. Working with me means having a freaking blast, a smooth elopement day, and having an experienced elopement photographer by your side who will help bring your elopement visions to life! It also means you’ll be gaining a new friend for life! You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect elopement photographer who will help bring your wedding day visions to life all while delivering epic photos and videos from your elopement day, then inquire with me here! I can’t wait to hear from you. In the meantime, check out other elopements on the blog for inspiration and follow along on Instagram so we can stay connected!