When you choose to elope, you’re choosing to make your wedding day an experience where you can express yourselves freely in a stress-free, judgement-free environment.
Elopements are about reducing pomp and circumstance to really focus on the bond you’ve created, the love you share, and the emotions of your wedding day. Forget the kind of wedding family or friends expect—do what you want.
You love the messy, real parts of life.
You're ready to truly be yourself.
You're ready to make your day an experience.
You're ready to throw traditions + expectations out the damn window.
With elopements on the rise, traveling west to elope appears to be the popular thing to do. Make your elopement yours. Choosing New York as your place to elope offers something different from all the elopements you see plastered all over social media.
New York offers some amazing locations all within a day’s drive, and some hella talented vendors who can help bring your elopement dreams to life! With New York as my home state for the last 20 years, I’ve established a list of some bombass vendors, locations, to meet every want and need.
You don’t have to travel outside of New York to get stunning mountains, lakeside sunsets, or after dark cityscapes—there’s something for everyone. If you want to make your wedding experience a weekend escape, let’s head off to the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, or NYC.
Of course, I'll be with you throughout your special day to document all the moments as they happen. Better yet, I'll be hella unobtrusive about it because you shouldn't be worrying about being photographed. I want you to be able to experience your elopement fully open, receptive to all the emotions, to be present in the moment with your partner.
Whether you're not quite sure where you want to have your ceremony, to finding the perfect vendors to help bring your elopement dreams to life, to including fun things you enjoy with your partner for a whole different level of experience—I'm here to help you dream, scheme, and achieve it all.
I've picked up a few things over the years that I've spent as a couples' photographer and I'm more than happy to share them all with you! You'll get unbridled access to the Client Lounge—a space exclusively for my couples—jam packed with guides, checklists, and more. I'm also available anytime for a more hands-on help!
No need to stress about finding an officiant for your elopement, ya girl has got you covered. I'm ordained and can either lead a small ceremony for you, or just sign your marriage license for you—whichever you prefer!
If you're wanting to take the non-traditional route, you open up endless possibilities. I'm here to help you fully prepare for your adventure elopement including:
- how to tell family + friends
- what to pack
- timeline crafting
- how to obtain permit(s)
Elopements are all about an intimate day shared between you and your partner. You hire me to be your unobtrusive, personal paparazzi and (nearly) always available wedding planning assistant for your elopement. Whether it's just the two of you, or up to 15 of your closest friends or family, let's dream up your newest adventure together.
I'll help you plan, provide vendor recommendations, find some bombass locations for your ceremony, portraits, or just to explore together, and help you build a handcrafted timeline unique to you.
*Most couples invest between $3,500-$6,000 on average.
— 4 hour to multi-day coverage
— unbridled access to the Client Lounge which is filled with guides, how-to's, checklists, questionnaires, + more
— personalized location scouting, vendor recommendations + more
— all travel included, no hidden fees
— fully edited, hi-res online gallery
— personal print release
— officiant services, if desired
Get in touch and this is one of the first things that we work on figuring out together. During your initial call with me, I will help you see what is possible for your day and begin developing custom collection options with you. I will always tell you to opt for full-day photography coverage because you deserve to have the entirety of your day documented, not just a portion of it. Trust me, you’ll thank me decades down the road when you flip back through the portraits that you had me with you for the whole day versus 4 hours.
Truthfully? It will make for bomb-ass, dramatic photos. It will also make for a story. Think of the adventure. As long as the weather isn’t treacherous to travel in, our sesh is still on. I’m particularly skilled at adjusting plans last minute. Together through the planning process, we will establish a set of backup plans that are just as good, if not better than the original.
First things first: Adventure ≠ hiking. You don’t have to hike if that’s not your thing. Some couples live for it, others not so much. And that’s perfectly okay! Not hiking doesn’t mean you can’t have an elopement experience. There are many options for couples who may not be avid hikers, such as spending a day on the boat, going fishing, camping, popping down to City Hall, or anything else that your heart desires. Hiking or not, I’ve gotchu.
Eloping is no longer the clandestine kind of affair that would have people gasping in shock—These days, eloping means choosing you, your love, and your experience over everything else. Exchange your vows privately, intimately, and freely in a place of your choosing.
If you’re ready to start the booking process, drop me a line via my CONTACT FORM!! Next, I’ll send over my pricing guide based on what kind of experience you’re looking for. We also set up a time to chat as I want to get to know you, your partner. Once we make sure we’re a good fit, and decide on which package you’d like, I will send over a contract for you to sign. After you’ve signed on the dotted line and paid the non-refundable retainer, you will be officially booked!! (The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to your wedding day. This can be broken up into smaller payments, or paid all at once—whichever is easiest for you!)
For intimate weddings + elopements within a 150 mile radius of Adams, NY I require a $1000 non-refundable retainer and a signed contract. For intimate weddings + elopements outside of the 150 mile radius I require a 50% non-refundable retainer. The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to your celebration date—you can pay the balance in full then, or break it up and pay it over time beforehand.
You tell me what kind of vibe, season, terrain—and I will get to work. Or maybe you’re thinking about eloping in the same spot where you had your first date. I will absolutely help you find your dream location, even if you’re not sure where that may be. Once you’ve booked, I’ll research some locations that fit the vibe you’re interested in and all the logistics involved to have your ceremony there.
It depends. In New York, yes. In most cases, couples want someone there to verbally conduct their ceremony. BONUS: Ya girl is ordained and can officiate your ceremony if you’d like.
Absolutely! There are no hard-fast rules about how elopements take place, so when you decide to elope, you’re taking full control over your wedding day. Most elopements I take on have fewer than 15 guests.