Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Where the day and the memories are done your way

The truth of the matter is this. It's your wedding. It's your day. It's your memories. How do you want to remember them?

Far too often I hear couples say on their wedding day:
 "We wanted something different but we felt as if we couldn't disappoint our family."
"I just want it to be over already."
"I wish we had gone smaller."

Are these really the things you want to be saying on your wedding day? 
Don't allow your wedding day to be marred with regret and unfilled expectations. You're about to embark on the greatest adventure of your life with the person you want to share all those incredible life memories with so make the start of it your best adventure yet!

why elope?

Wedding Regret

its a real thing. So lets elope!

My wedding was not an elopement. So why would I want to photograph them? Because I want to help celebrate those are brave enough to do what I couldn't. 

When my husband and I were planning our wedding we went very traditional. We tried to make it easy on everyone else and cater to our guests but when it was all over we looked back on it and wished we had done it all different.
If you have even an inkling that an elopement might be something you'd want to do than the answer is you should. 

You don't want what should be the best day of your life marred by regret that it wasn't what you wanted it to be. Your wedding day should be a unique experience that is a thoughtful representation of you as individuals but also as a couple. The beautiful thing about elopements is that you can do exactly what you want, make it just the way you want it to be because you deserve to get married the way you want without having to apologize for it.

If that means you imagine your wedding to take place on the Oregon Coast at Canon Beach, or a cliff's edge in Yosemite Valley, California, or maybe the black sands of Reynisfjara, Iceland then that's where it should be. 

So lets make it happen!

The Experience

How do I know this is what's right for me?

It's the experience you didn't know you needed

Close your eyes and picture this:

>Your wedding day is truly about you and your partner without being a spectacle to an audience

>Your vows are spoken to the person who knows you most intimately in the most intimate setting

>You're able to enjoy your day the way that you want without other people's opinions and judgements overriding your own


I get the picture, what now?

If you don't know exactly what you need, that's cool. We'll figure it out together!

So you know you want to elope or have a destination wedding but you don't know where...that's fine! We can talk about options and ideas and come up with something together.

Once we get started with a location then we'll figure out the date if you don't already have one and the rest of the details will come naturally after that.

A lot of the fun in having an elopement or destination wedding is that if you don't have all the answers, it's ok!

We'll make the unforgettable experience of your dreams come true!

How do I plan an Elopement?

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Craigslist won't cut it this time

Don't allow your Aunt, Cousin, or even a wayward Craigslist ad think they can give you something that is going to be even half the quality of what you could get by investing properly.
 
You are worth the investment. Your day is worth the investment. Don't sell yourself short on your wedding day. When your memory fades these photos are what you will have to remind yourself of all the moments.

I cannot do justice to you or the most important day of your life by just showing up and taking photos. I will invest the time and energy to help you create the best day you ever imaged.

invest in

YOU

FAQ

investment

The FAQ

ALL THE ANSWERS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS

Do I travel?
I do! Traveling does include separate pricing so be sure to let me know. In addition, I always make sure to arrive a day or two before the big event to give buffering time for flight delays and cancellations.

Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. My insurance is for up to one million dollars of liability so you can rest assured that I can make my way onto any venue property and be safely covered should anything happen. If your venue needs proof of my insurance it will be sent to them 30 days prior to your wedding.

Can I have my RAW files?
Are you going to pay me $5,000? Kidding...but seriously, my answer is 'NO'. Trust me when I say you're not going to want to see the outtakes. You're not going to want the photos of your eyes half closed, of your mouth gaping wide while in the middle of a sentence. Trust my eye, my expertise, and trust me that I'm going to give you the creme de la creme of your photos.

How many photos can I expect to receive?
If you have a wedding with more details, bridal details, groom details, decor, all those little things, the more photos you'll have. If you don't have those things then there's obviously not going to be that number of photos given. The length of your wedding coverage will also affect the final delivery amount. You're not going to have the same number of photos for a six hour wedding as you do a nine.

What if you can't make it to our wedding?
Only an Act of God could keep me from your wedding but should that happen I have a fantastic network of photographers who would be able to take over for the day. I would still edit your photos but the person I'd send in my place is someone I trust 117% to capture all the details and moments.

What if my partner doesn't like photos or we're both awkward in front of the camera?
Tell them to suck it up! Don't actually say that...but this is the beauty of how I photograph. Through my prompts you won't be standing still long enough to think about how much you hate getting your photo taken. You'll be moving so much, laughing, and enjoying one another that I will be able to capture all of those natural movements, expressions, and unique personality the two of you share.

What if you've never shot at where we're getting married at?
Why would you want a photographer who shoots at your wedding location every other weekend and uses the same spots and compositions for couple after couple? If I've never shot at your venue before then that means I can come at it with a fresh pair of eyes and have a unique perspective to make your gallery identifiable as your own. 

How do I receive my photos?
All photos are delivered via an online gallery that you can download them from for FREE!


Have any Other questions?

Get In Touch With Me HERE

Hey Dudes, I'm Christina!

The girl who is never going to look as good as she does in that photo ever again

I can sit here and tell you that I love coffee, I love to travel, and Target is like my second home. All truth, to a small extent, but also very basic of me. 

The real me is a quirky, kinda scatter-brained chica who gets way too excited about the most random of things and who loves surprise flowers (tulips specifically) and whose Instagram stories are primarily posted while sitting on a toilet.

Also, I'm obsessed with my dog.
His name is Taz and he's the best four-legged creature in the world. Yes he's a Pitbull, no he's not a terror, instead he'll lick you to death, and his favorite place to be is cuddled on the couch.

And, I love naps.


Get to know me more!

The girl who...

Can't make up her mind about what to write 

Just like any other average person I have a variety of guilty pleasures such as the topping bar at my favorite frozen yogurt place, too many rewatches of Outlander and Game of Thrones, campfire smores, and all the things you shouldn't have to live one of those "healthy and balanced" lifestyles. Come on, like who even does that? 

I'm the girl who sucks at texting back but is always thinking about you. I'm the friend who will sit and listen when things get tough. I'm the friend you can always count on to cry during a video of puppies in a play pen.

I'm the kind of person that always needs to do things twice, the first time I do something is normally just practice and then the second time is when I nail it.

Some extra tidbits

Rambling thoughts on things I like & don't like

I'm a huge fan of Shoprite's tangy taylor ham. Uniqulo clothing store. MEXICAN FOOD. Prime rib. Day planners. New pens. Reading. Afternoon tea. Sweet Loren's cookies. My husband. Seat warmers.  

You can find me running far away from SNAKES. I dislike mustard. Icy sidewalks.  Jacket vests. Cool whip. Humidity. The chore of dusting. Grape jelly. Duck lips. Feet. Spiders.   

If I forget your name I'll probably resort to calling you Gary. Everyone loves a Gary. I'm super awkward with small talk, I'll apologize for that in advance. No one ever believes me but I am an introvert. Also, I'd rather sleep in than wake up early enough to do my hair or put makeup on. 

And I can't stand messy counters!

It's not a one time sale, it's a lifetime investment

Investment


Elopements & Destination Weddings begin at $2,600


Full size Weddings begin at $3,200

Portraits begin at $400

This applies for family sessions, boudoir, engagement sessions, etc.

FAQ

lets get in touch!

The FAQ

ALL THE ANSWERS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS

Do I travel?
I do! Traveling does include separate pricing so be sure to let me know. In addition, I always make sure to arrive a day or two before the big event to give buffering time for flight delays and cancellations.

Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. My insurance is for up to one million dollars of liability so you can rest assured that I can make my way onto any venue property and be safely covered should anything happen. If your venue needs proof of my insurance it will be sent to them 30 days prior to your wedding.

Can I have my RAW files?
Are you going to pay me $5,000? Kidding...but seriously, my answer is 'NO'. Trust me when I say you're not going to want to see the outtakes. You're not going to want the photos of your eyes half closed, of your mouth gaping wide while in the middle of a sentence. Trust my eye, my expertise, and trust me that I'm going to give you the creme de la creme of your photos.

How many photos can I expect to receive?
If you have a wedding with more details, bridal details, groom details, decor, all those little things, the more photos you'll have. If you don't have those things then there's obviously not going to be that number of photos given. The length of your wedding coverage will also affect the final delivery amount. You're not going to have the same number of photos for a six hour wedding as you do a nine.

What if you can't make it to our wedding?
Only an Act of God could keep me from your wedding but should that happen I have a fantastic network of photographers who would be able to take over for the day. I would still edit your photos but the person I'd send in my place is someone I trust 117% to capture all the details and moments.

What if my partner doesn't like photos or we're both awkward in front of the camera?
Tell them to suck it up! Don't actually say that...but this is the beauty of how I photograph. Through my prompts you won't be standing still long enough to think about how much you hate getting your photo taken. You'll be moving so much, laughing, and enjoying one another that I will be able to capture all of those natural movements, expressions, and unique personality the two of you share.

What if you've never shot at our venue before?
Why would you want a photographer who shoots at your venue every other weekend and uses the same locations and poses for couple after couple? If I've never shot at your venue before then that means I can come at it with a fresh pair of eyes and have a unique perspective to make your gallery identifiable as your own. 

How do I receive my photos?
All photos are delivered via an online gallery that you can download them from for FREE!


Have any Other questions?

Get In Touch With Me Here

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