Thailand Destination Elopement Inspiration

Hi, I'm Alisha!

I’m Alisha, Leesh, and lovingly known as Loco Leesh (she/her). I wear many hats as your elopement photographer. I’m also here to be your guide, planner, resource, best friend and hype woman. I'm here to laugh, cry, and occasionally dance alongside you. I'm also a barefoot hippie veteran. Betcha never saw that coming! What really sets my soul on fire is connecting with people on a deeply personal level *My Pisces is showing*. I’m here to tell you that you have permission to DREAM BIG on what you think your wedding day should look like. Because your crazy love deserves to be captured in an authentic way. 

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June 2, 2021

When visiting my best friend during her backpacking trip through Thailand, we made time to snap some destination elopement-inspired boho barefoot beach wedding photos. Yes, ALL OF THOSE THINGS. And oh yeah, this is a total vibe! Scroll through to get some inspiration for your dream beach wedding. Salty beach hair, barefoot in the sand, and the bottom of your beautiful wedding dress touching the ocean water. It’s truly grounding, and in my opinion, no better place to get married.

 Okay, now I am fully wrapped up in my imagination. So, let me paint a picture of what a Thailand beach elopement could look like for you…(because honestly what’s better than daydreaming about beaches?!)

Wake up and get ready for your day: grab swimsuit, wedding dress, and hiking gear. Hop on a boat taxi to a sparsely populated island beach such as Railey or Tonsai and wander around the island. Hike with your almost hubs or wifey, jump in the ocean (maybe even skinny dip!). Grab lunch from a local stand and some fresh fruit, find a covered area to change as we get ready for the sunset, make a final touch to your getup with a flower in your hair, and find a perfect place on the beach to say your vows. Get married as the waves crash on the shore, and the sun kisses the horizon, feel the wind come from the ocean, and kiss to seal the deal of forever. Celebrate by jumping into the ocean (again) or find a place for a celebratory fruit shake (we can always spike ours hehe), and make your way back to Phuket or Ao Nang to peruse around the night markets to eat quite possibly the best damn Pad Thai your tastebuds will ever experience. Book yourself a wildly cheap but extravagant beach bungalow and settle into forever.

Ahhhh…anybody ready to elope now? Honestly-I feel like I will want to renew my vows EVERY year so I can experience getting married on every beach, mountain top, and panoramic view this gorgeous planet has to offer (ya girl is out of control). Are you with me?

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“Alisha is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met”

Where do I even start!? Alisha was an absolute dream to work with!!! She was so flexible with us and our last-minute cancellation due to covid. We had originally planned to meet her in Vegas for our anniversary shoot in March and we ended up canceling our trip a week out due to the virus. She was so understanding and even offered to refund our deposit. We knew we still absolutely wanted to shoot with her so we scheduled another trip to Colorado this time and she met us there for an amazing sunrise shoot at Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. The whole experience was incredible and Alisha was so amazing and personable, we felt like we had left and made a new friend! She sent us sooo many sneak peeks just a few days after the shoot and Then probably 100 more photos a few weeks later. They were absolutely stunning. She is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met and not to mention an extremely talented photographer with a clear passion for her clients and her work! We can’t wait to shoot with her again!

— MIA & FERMIN

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I have never done a couples shoot but I fell in love with Alisha's work on social media. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out she was traveling to Minnesota. Where do I begin? From the moment I spoke with Alisha, she easily made me feel comfortable and confident. She responded back to my questions and concerns within a timely manner and was easily accessible. Her talent and passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that she genuinely cares about each and every couple that she works with. Alisha has a gift for detail and seeing things differently than everyone else. She took some breathtaking pictures that will always have a special place in my heart! Alisha doesn't just take photographs, she creates beautiful works of art that don’t just capture smiles but our souls, and to be a part of her art is an absolute honor. Not only is her work stunning, but she is a great person to be around. She is professional, patient and outgoing and I cannot wait to book with her again! Thanks for the memories, laughs and for creating such an enjoyable experience.

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