In a world full of highlight reels and seemingly perfect relationships (that all too often look the same), I want to get real for a second. No relationship is the same and no couple is the same. I DO NOT want to serve only one type of couple when it comes to race, religion, who they love, who they are/what they identify as, body type, and the languages they speak.
I love and appreciate ALL TYPES OF COUPLES, no matter who you are. I live for what makes us different and I want to capture your love story that is authentic to you two.
Catch the sunrise
Your love is different. It’s different from your parents or best friend’s love. I’m here to capture what makes it so special in those moments. I like different, different is good. I want to embrace your love. I want to hear the story it tells. I also believe your love is a work of art. I am a creative person in everything I do and want to portray your love in an authentic and artistic way.
During this time the world will fade. We will dive deep into the stillness of our surroundings and I will blend into the background as your focus is centered on one another. I’ll encourage you to speak words of love and honesty over each other. I will capture the light in between the two of you so you can look back at it forever. I’m about creating memories and capturing them. I’m about real love. I’m about crazy love.
Catch the sunrise
So let’s go somewhere. To the ends of the earth together. To cozy coffee corners. To isolated beaches. To jungles. To mountaintops. To storms and sunsets. To fields of gold. To small damp churches. To foreign cities. To be buried under pillows and blankets. To busy city streets. To big water falls and still small rivers. To anywhere.
Do we have to be crazy about hiking to elope on a mountain?
How far you want to hike is entirely up to you. If you want to do an all-day hike for your elopement, then we can do that. If you'd rather drive to a location and do a short walk, that's also realistic. Thankfully there are plenty of places are Colorado (and elsewhere) that vary in duration and level of hikes. It's my job to help you find a hike that fits you!
But we're so AWKWARD!
No worries! Most of the couples I work with are actually nervous in front of the camera. This is why it's important for me to become friends with both of you! The closer you and I are, the better you will feel in front of the camera. And remember, I won't make you do anything you aren't comfortable with!
You're going to follow US around ALL DAY and make us take pictures?!
Yes and no! Yes, I will be following you around all day taking pictures. No, I will not make you take pictures the entire time. I'm here to document your day in an authentic way, which means I won't have you always looking at the camera. This is an experience! Just because there's 12-hour coverage doesn't mean it's a 12-hour photoshoot!
How far in advance should we book an elopement?
It really depends! I've helped plan elopements in two weeks and I've also helped plan elopements that were booked 6-12 months out. One important thing to consider is the logistics of other vendors and the time of year that you want to elope. Vendors tend to book up for the summer quickly, so if you want florals, videography, and a private chef it's important to ensure availability. If you're down to do a last-minute elopement, you can still be intentional as much as you are spontaneous.
What can we expect during a photo shoot with you?
Expect to get dirty, wet, and get grass in your hair! We can be adventuring to a waterfall, on a hiking trail, or next to the ocean. I will prompt you to move around a lot and play with your partner. You might just kiss them more than you have in a long time ;) This will be an adventurous experience.
You mentioned you're an elopement guide, what does that mean?
When I say I'm a guide, I'm here to guide you through the process of planning an elopement. This doesn't make me a planner, as in I book the plane tickets and lodging. I advise you on where you should stay, where you should elope, outfit ideas, and vendor recommendations. I use the resources I've gathered from my experience to help you every step of the way.
How do we elope and still include our family + friends?
There are plenty of ways to include your family and friends on your elopement day. You can, of course, include them during your ceremony. But if you want to keep it between you two, your loved ones can help you get ready. Once you're done with the ceremony you can come back and celebrate with everyone! There are plenty of other ways I can help you customize your day to have everyone you love to be a part of it!
Where should we elope?!?!
Don't know where you want to elope? Don't worry! I've got a list of places depending on the type of elopement day you want to have. When we hop on a phone call I can help you narrow down the time and place you want to get hitched. Do you have a bucket list? Me too. So let's start there!