I love capturing the wildly in love. On the left is a quick glimpse of some of my work. Like what you see?
Planning an elopement (especially a destination elopement) takes a lot of time, effort, and thought. Between choosing epic locations, to finding all your elopement day vendors (i.e. florists, hair and makeup, etc.), there are many aspects to consider. It can be hard to remember that this process is supposed to be fun! To ease your mind and help you understand how hiring me for your elopement day photography works, I’m breaking down the steps below!
Planning an elopement can be stressful, but working with me is super easy and laid back. As your elopement photographer, we’ll get to know each other and collaborate together on your vision for your adventure elopement photos. It’s important to me that we’re on the same page; you feel comfortable, heard, at ease, and trust me with your photos on your special day. You’ll be spending almost the entire day with the photographer you choose, so in addition to loving their style, having a connection and open communication is a great way to make sure you’ll be happy to have them around!
After you email me, we’ll set up a phone call or video chat. During our first chat, we’ll get to know each other and see if we are a good fit. We’ll talk about your elopement and what you’re looking for in an elopement photographer. Together we’ll figure out how many hours of photography coverage you’ll need and discuss how you would like your elopement day to go. From there, I’ll send over your chosen elopement package invoice and send you a contract to lock in your date.
I love sharing past elopement photography with my future clients and showing them what I can make happen! Plus, it’s so much fun to go down memory lane and see how far I’ve come as an elopement photographer.
As the elopement planning evolves, you’ll be able to periodically email me or reach out to book a “catch-up meeting.” It’s also important to keep me in the loop on any changes to your elopement timeline. This is a good time to let me know what other elopement vendors you have booked. If you don’t have the other vendors you are looking for, I have plenty of local vendors I always recommend! Check out my Ouray Elopement Guide for my favorite local elopement vendors.
I will check in again 30 days or so before your elopement day to go over the expectations and any areas of concern. If there are any poses you really want (or don’t want!) now is the time to iron them out.
I will also send an email one week before your elopement day, triple checking our timeline, meeting location, elopement day locations, and any other details we need to discuss. This way we are all on the same page for a smooth-sailing elopement day!
On your elopement day, I will strive to make sure that you and your love feel natural and supported; just as if a friend is on the other side of the camera, capturing you just as you are! As an elopement photographer, it’s my job to teach you how to be in front of my camera. Through guided direction and encouragement, we’ll make sure there are moments to breathe so that you can be as present as possible on your elopement day. After all, it’ll be over before you know it! I really strive for low-stress, fun elopement days in the most beautiful settings. We will be shooting all of the gorgeous intimate moments with you and your partner. You’ll be feeling extra lovey after saying I do, so I’ll capitalize on those ooey-gooey feelings!
I’ll deliver a few high-resolution sneak peeks within 48 hours of your elopement so that you can get excited! You can then expect to receive the final wedding photos 6-8 weeks after your elopement (depending on the season). Included is a full online gallery with a private link to share your wedding photos. Now is the time to relive that day and remember all of the fun you had together. You are able to download, share and print your photos directly from your gallery.
My goal is to highlight your unique story with each album created—placing focus on your photos and the moments that matter most. This is especially true if you’ve chosen to preserve your photos with a hardcover wedding album. A tangible album is the absolute best way to view your pictures and pass down your memories for generations to come.
And that’s it! When you break it down into increments like this, it seems a lot less stressful (at least to me!) I would love to photograph your elopement, so reach out and let’s meet!