We’ve been in the business of documenting celebrations for almost 11 years. ELEVEN YEARS. That’s over 500 first kisses, 450 cake cuttings, 125 sparkler exits, and probably 12 minor burns from said sparklers. We’ve gotten to be a part of so many beautiful moments… and we’ve gotten to see some serious amounts of stress and pressure come out totally sideways because of a rogue peony in the bridal bouquet or uplighting that was the wrong color. Friends, Weddings can be stressful and and they bring out a whole mess of feelings for people. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are other options.
You are not stuck with a big Wedding if that isn’t the thing you want. You are not stuck with being the center of attention in front of a huge audience of second cousins twice removed if that isn’t the thing you want. You do not have to spend money on things that will be thrown away in 12 hours if that isn’t the thing you want. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CUT A CAKE AND FEED IT TO EACH OTHER IF THAT ISN’T THE THING YOU WANT.
You can choose to do things your way. Whether that means an intimate wedding with 15 of your favorite people or hiking up a 14’er just the two of you, bucking traditional norms can mean getting to start your life together with the joint declaration that you you want to live life on your terms – not someone else’s.
Whatever you decide, we always encourage couples to hire an awesome photographer for even the most intimate of weddings. Elopement photography matters because, at the end of the day, you want to go home with each other and the memories of what made your day special. Photography has this beautiful, magical ability to reach into time and pull a moment out. Photos are a portal to the past, and if done right, they allow us to experience some of life’s most poignant moments over and over again.
We want our couples to not just have pretty pictures to show their friends and family back home. We want our couple to be able to go back and feel exactly what they felt in the moments that they read vows to each other on top of the world, or walked hand in hand out of city hall as a married couple. Choosing to write your own story is a really big deal, and we want to tell this part of your story in a way that you can carry it with you throughout the rest of your life. These images are for you, yes; but they’re also for all the people still to come. They’re for your children and their children – so that they can see the story you wrote and feel permission to write their own, too.
Choosing an experienced elopement photographer also means that you have buddies (that’s us!) to hold your hand throughout the process. We adventure and explore a lot, so we can find a spot for your wedding that feels beautifully, uncompromisingly, unequivocally you.
It’s your story. The only one you get. We want to tell it well.