Congratulations on your engagement! I remember the months leading up to my wedding, I just felt like I was walking on air and I’m sure you have that same amazing feeling right now! Hopefully by now you have had a chance to scroll through my website to get an idea of my style and think that it is a perfect fit for you. Below is some additional information to get you started. Keep in mind that often elopements and intimate wedding packages need to be custom designed because each is so unique, so if you don’t see what you are looking for just let me know! I can’t wait to meet you!
What to Expect
First things first… I want you to remember that just because you are eloping, or having a small intimate wedding ceremony, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to have the most amazing, beautiful, gorgeous images of your special day. Your photographs are the one thing that will stand the test of time and be with you forever, they are worth the investment! But, since you are here, I am probably preaching to the choir on that point! Every bride should have amazing beautiful gorgeous images of her wedding no matter how small. Don’t let anyone tell you it “isn’t worth it” or think you aren’t dressed up enough or that it isn’t a “real” wedding. It doesn’t matter if it is at the courthouse, a park, or your own backyard, It is one of the most important and memorable days of your entire life, and you will treasure the images forever! Now that that’s settled…
My style tends to be on the natural but playful side. I like to capture the in-between moments, I will ask you to kiss – a ton! Rather than super posey-posey, I like to let you do what is natural and then guide you just enough to be sure you are positioned in the most flattering and beautiful way possible. I want to capture your natural connection, and you just being you, together. ❤️ And of course, we can’t forget about those details. The rings, your bouquet, the details on your dress, anything and everything!
When it comes to larger groups, I mean business! I don’t want to waste a minute of our precious time together, and all of those aunts and uncles and sorority sisters will be done with photos so fast they wont believe I even took them. Getting through the family photos can be a little like herding cats, I’m not gonna lie, but it is so important that those special people who came to witness your perfect day be documented too.
To give you the best experience and ensure that we have plenty of time to capture some amazing images of just the two of you, I strongly suggest allowing a minimum of 30 minutes for family photos and an hour for bride & groom portraits. Weddings rarely run on schedule, and running just 15 minutes behind can be a major bummer when you’ve only budgeted 30 minutes for family and formal photos together! Taking care of some of the family shots prior to the ceremony can be a big help with timing as well, especially for a sunset wedding. If there are several children attending that need to be photographed, consider that in your timing as well and budget generously. If you have questions about timing and how much time you need, please do not hesitate to ask!
Intimate weddings and elopement packages all include your gorgeous high resolution, professionally edited digital files, delivered to you in a beautiful and simple to use online gallery which you may share with friends and family (or keep all to yourself!) The best part about your gallery, is that Grandma in Florida and your sister in California can all order their own copies of prints and have them shipped directly to their door, with zero extra work for you!
The burning question that most brides ask me is probably the same one on your mind too… how many images will I get? I do not set a limit on the number of photos I provide, and since every wedding is so unique it is hard to say exactly how many you will receive, BUT I will shoot my heart out, set up several poses and capture lots of candid in-between moments, and will deliver every perfect shot to you (minus the blinks, duplicates and odd faces!)
I am often asked if I can include a video of the ceremony, as most elopements and intimate weddings are just too short for traditional videography. I can absolutely work with you to capture video of your ceremony, be sure to let me know you are interested in that and we can chat about a plan that works for you.
Wedding packages do not include engagement sessions, however I am happy to arrange a custom package for you!
Intimate Wedding and Elopement Pricing
So what do you think? Ready to get your date booked? I thought so! Get in touch in whatever way you prefer and let me know all of the amazing details of your big day!