Elopements no longer mean running off to Vegas to get married by Elvis. In fact, they haven't been that way in a long time. However, that still sounds pretty rad. Elopements can be just the two of you, running off to a unique scenery like the dessert, or to a gorgeous cliffside, and from there, the possibilities are endless. Where you want to go, and what you want to do is the magic of elopements.
Where should we Elope?
Up to you!!
Really thinking about an epic adventure? High five!
The entire world is in your hands. What makes you and your partner go 'Oh my gosh, yes! We HAVE to go THERE!"?
That is where you want to go. And I'm here to send some crazy ideas your way!
Reasons to Elope
Reason #1: The "True Love Moments"
You get to create a magical, intimate day just for the two of you. Say and do exactly what you want. No one will be standing over your shoulder, telling you how to act. Sometimes big traditional wedding really isn't an honest reflection of what the couple truly wants.
Reason #2: Time together
Imagine having 125 guests, and going around thanking everyone for their time, and coming to spend the day with you. A quick 2 minute talk equals 200 minutes! Which equals over 4 hours! Imagine if you had more guests!
Reason #3: It's YOUR WEDDING
I often hear: "Well, we're paying for such and such, so we get to invite so and so, and so and so, and so and so" and you're over there like 'Who? And who?"
Or "You can't do this" and "you can't do that" Because it'll "Upset so and so"
An authentic ceremony that really tells your true selves. Still want to include all the people you still love? Invite your closest friends and family!
Reason #4 Experience & Adventure vs. stuff
Are you about going on epic adventures or experiencing something so crazy? Maybe an adventure elopement is for you! Planning an elopement is less like planning a wedding, and more like planning your dream vacation. Renting plates, napkins, silverware? Goodbye $ You don't even get to keep them. How about those tablecloths?
Reason #5 Life is meant to be an adventure.
Make that adventure yours! Dreamed about going to New Zealand? Lets make the best adventure, and go there! Want to ride in a helicopter? Bet, do it! Is backpacking in another country something you've always wanted to do? Or jump off a waterfall? Never been out of your homestate? Dreamed about going to California, or Colorado? Include that in your elopement!
Reason #6 Epic. Pictures.
We'll be there capturing all the most important moments, the most precious moments, and capturing the grand view all the while! Awesome getting ready photos, and tearful first looks. Want to capture more than just the day you say your vows? Renting a cabin with your friends? We'll document that. Going waterfall jumping the day after? We'll capture those terrifying, and amazing moments!
Is Eloping Something You're Thinking About?
I am your adventure elopement photographer!
Big weddings can be stressful, full of family drama, and sometimes, just a big party with fancy stuff just to impress the guests. Sometimes a big wedding just isn't about the couple anymore, and more for the guests.
So you've decided to elope! Now what? Now, the fun starts!
Now you have the chance to:
- Actually focus on you two, and your love on the day you get married.
- Create a wedding day that reflects on who you are as a couple.
- Leave behind the anxiety, stress, and the pressure to dazzle half the people you don't even know.
Places to Elope
Rocky Mountain National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Colorado National Monument
Yosemite National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Muir Woods Muir Beach
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic Peninsula & National Park
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
San Juan Islands
Washington Fire Towers
Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest
Mt. Hood National Forest
Bend Mt. Bachelor
Columbia River Gorge
Willamette National Forest
Smith Rock State Park
Crater Lake National Park
Denali National Park
Glacier Bay National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Bighorn National Forest
My absolute favorite secret location near Cheyenne
Capitol Reef National Park
Bonneville Salt Flats
Salt Lake City - Unita Wasatchcache National Forest
Flaming Gorge National Rec. Area
Acadia National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nantahala National Forest
Pisgah National Forest
Great Smoky Mountains
Fall Creek Falls
Koke State Park
Red Rock Canyon
Glacier National Park
Sleeping Bear Dunes