It's an idea that feels impossible, but I am here to help. Let's take that vision you have inside your mind and make it a reality. I’m there, as your photographer and your guide.
Eloping or choosing to have an intimate wedding day is a concept that is unfamiliar in the South. You hear the word elopement, and a thought that isn't very realistic pops into your mind. It isn't about sneaking off to marry your lover and it doesn't have the same negative attachments that it might have had years ago. It's a celebration that has been redefined. Elopements are simply about not compromising what you and your significant other want for your big day. They are a purposefully small wedding experience that creates a day for couples to focus completely on what is happening. It's an experience without pressed expectations, and the entire goal is to eliminate unwanted obligation that we sometimes feel within the big wedding industry. Ultimately though, this non-traditional route allows a couple to be completely wrapped up in one another with limited distractions if they so wish. Sometimes we see these grand wedding days, where at the end, the couple hasn't even had the chance to soak in what's happening or have a quick conversation.
Sit down with your partner and answer questions like, what type of landscape do you want to be surrounded by? What season is ideal? Once you start finding answers to these questions I will help you with location options based off of what your answers were. I want to stand alongside you and be a guide when it comes to all of the decisions that come with elopement planning. The goal is to make this experience as stress free as possible.
I truly believe that the word elopement has been redefined. Elopements now are more about prioritizing the intimacy and experience of your wedding day. I think 100% family can be written into an elopement wedding day. As long as each guest attending has the same mindset as you and your lover. Knowing that the day isn't about specific details or strict timelines.. that this wedding day is completely about you and your love story.
I am going into this thing as way more than just your photographer. I will help you track down that ideal location, help create the schedule, and then document all of it in the end. I will also be mindful of small things you might miss, like having extra supplies, snacks, and locking down any permits needed for your day.