Honestly, it's never too early to book with me if my calendar is open for that year. I often find myself having to turn people away because I'm unavailable for their date, and it sucks. My books are currently open for 2023-2024.
You can expect to receive at least 30 edited photos for every hour of coverage. You'll receive an online gallery via email with downloadable high-res files and personal printing rights.
This varies depending on what you value. If you want to go all-out, a destination elopement with all the trimmings averages $15-$20k but can be done for less.
Photographer – $6250
Videographer – $5250
Attire – $3500
Travel + Accommodations – $3000
Planner – $2500
Officiant – $500
Floral – $500
HMUA – $400
Cake – $300
Private Chef – $150/person
Permits – $150
Whether you're hiring me for your elopement, for a couples/engagement session or for a wedding, you'll receive sneak peeks within a week (and usually much sooner)! I'll surprise drop your gallery on you Beyoncé-style via your email.
Elopements & Intimate Weddings: 10-12 Weeks
Engagement & Couples Sessions: 4-8 Weeks
I only photograph elopements and intimate weddings with fewer than 60 guests. I don't shoot large traditional weddings, but I'd love to do your engagement session! Inquire here.
If I didn't have asthma, I would! Unfortunately, even with an inhaler hiking up a mountain just isn't a possibility for me. You can do shorter hikes and drive to different lookouts for your elopement, though! You get less sweaty that way, haha :)
Basic retouching is included! That being said, authenticity (and body positivity!) are incredibly important to me. I will not photoshop you to be taller, shorter, skinnier, change the shape of your body, or edit anything out (ie. a scar on your cheek) that's a part of your identity. I want to show you why you're awesome as you are.
I shoot on two Canon R5 bodies and my primary lenses are the RF 50mm 1.2L + the EF 35mm 1.4L II. Occasionally I'll also pull out my Canon RF 85mm 1.2L DS or Sigma 135mm 1.8 ART.
You can self-solemnize in the following locations:
• Washington, D.C.
If you want to elope solo in a state that isn't on that list and still make your marriage legally binding on your day, you can invite a few loved ones to sign as witnesses or go to the local courthouse and ask them to provide witnesses for you.
If you want to minimize stress the day of, do the legal paperwork another time and opt for a commitment ceremony on your elopement day and say your vows then. This is also recommended for international elopements.
These days I'm aiming for a dark, ethereal, filmy + nostalgic feel with some photojournalistic and editorial vibes thrown in. Capturing emotion and location are tied as priority number one, next to lighting. When shooting with me, I try to keep things fun and entertaining. I should also advise you that I'm a self-deprecating dork.
Yes! Location guidance is a part of every package, and I take my location scouting very seriously ;)
I do! You can pay in halves, thirds, or in full for 5% off. A retainer and signed contract are required to officially secure your date.
Yes! I'm happy to give you my take on clothes, decor, hair, etc. if you'd like me to. You'll also receive a clothing guide, and if you book an elopement there's outfit advice in your elopement guidebook. If you want to rent props, do a floral installation or have a styled dinner that requires coordinating vendors, you'll want to hire a separate elopement planner.