Welcome to the journal. We are a married photo + video team in Georgia, but always have our bags packed. Utah + Romania are 2 of our favorite places. You can find us any given day playing with our pup, doing something crazy, or enjoying a local beer.
An elopement is an intimate, small, non-traditional way of tying the knot. You can head to the mountains or travel the world to find the perfect spot for you and your person. The location, new friends you make along the way, and the stories to be told of your day are what will capsulate the start to a new chapter. In general, elopements are a more affordable alternatives for full weddings because the cost is centered on your location, photographer, and a few other miscellaneous fees.
While a traditional wedding is focused more on the guest list, the food served at the reception, and the location itself an elopement is focused more on the intimacy between the two, which we personally are in favor of. An elopement day is a full day, weekend, or full week just about you, not the party you are throwing for your people.
The reasons to elope are endless. Let’s break down just a few of our favorite reasons couples choose to elope.
I could go on, but I’ll stop here for now. Does this sound like you? If so, you are in the right place!
At this point, eloping is looking right for you, so where do we go from here? Let’s start dreaming a bit.
What location are you thinking? Are you beach, international, mountains, or national park? A world of possibilities for your day.
What time of year is best for you? This might vary based on your location, but you can also think about time of year preference.
Will it just be you two? An officiant? A photographer? Videographer? Parents? Siblings? Friends? Planner? Contrary to what you might think, elopements can be as big or little as you want. The average elopement guest count is 2-20 people.
Grab your vendors? Who do you want capturing your day? Do you want florals? Will there be food and drink catered or will you hit up a local restaurant at the end?
Once you get this far, you are golden! Most elopement focused vendors (especially photographers and planners) will walk you step by step, making it truly easy peasy, lemon squeasy.
Since you are still here with us, we have a sweet treat for you! We have created our own resources for couples planning their dream elopement that covers location guides to budget tracking. It’ll all simple, easy to use, and FREE (maybe the best part). You can grab it here!
You’ve got the info, the resources, and now you are ready for the fun. We would LOVE to be your elopement guides and walk along you to the alter (and beyond). To book us for your elopement, click HERE. Want to see an elopement we have shot? We got you here!
October 23, 2021
There’s something truly special about eloping in San Francisco. Perhaps it’s the city’s natural beauty, or the fact that eloping here feels like a truly unique experience. Whatever the reason, eloping in San Francisco is an unforgettable experience. We had an amazing time capturing Rachel & Matt’s elopement in Downtown San Francisco at Sens. Their […]
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I love all the reasons you laid out for eloping!
Ah yes!!! I love elopements for those exact reasons and the tips are so helpful in planning an elopement!
Yes elopements are so much fun!! Thank you 🙂
There are so many great reasons here to elope. I love that you’ve spelled it out and added so many extra and great reasons.
Eloping is truly so intimate and personal. I love that you’ve walked your audience through it so skillfully. Excellent work!
Thank you Nate!!
I love this! The free planning guide is awesome and so well thought out.
Thank you so much Dionne!
These images are all insanely gorgeous. Elopements are so underrated!
Yes elopements are underrated could not agree more. Thank you 🙂
Great information! Despite I knew everything as an elopement photographer I feel like I want that guide straight away. Well done!
i am in love with your tones and overall vibes!! So glad i’ve found your website! Also I do completely agree with the why elope, it’s such a wonderful and intentional thing to do, to make really about you, to make it 100% customized to your own needs!
Thank you so much Rita !!
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