Escape the ordinary: Because your love can do anything it wants to
If I had to guess, you're planning to elope because you want the focus to be solely on the two of you. You want the intimacy of only each other (maybe including a few guests), somewhere special, where you do not have to stress over being the "host" of huge party.
Friend, you are in the right place. Whether it's a downtown courthouse elopement or somewhere nestled within nature, I'm here to help you create a moment in time that honors who you are and how you wish to start your next chapter together as a married couple.
you found the
love of your life
Choosing your photographer is something you're putting a lot of time and energy into and you want a photographer who is excited to do the same for you. You want someone who is invested in getting to know who are and what your priorities are for your day.
You want a photographer who can be intentional about every moment they capture for you, but also able to honor these intimate moments by giving you the space to feel them without feeling rushed or overwhelmed by a camera hoving over your shoulder. I understand how important these moments are for you and it's my mission to document every moment as they happen while also fading into the background.
We won't work off a shot list created months ago, instead I'll capture your day as moments unfold and direct you with prompts that encourage you to be present and in love. Your photos should look and feel like you, so when you are in front of my camera my goal is keep it fun, romantic, carefree, and genuine. Always.
Planning your elopement shouldn't be stressful or full of uncertainty. You may have questions about where the best locations are for your ceremony, what permits will you need, or what lodging is available in the area? I'm here to help you every step of the way to ensure your elopement is everything you wanted and more.
+ Personalized Planning
Based on your unique vision for your elopement, I'm here to help piece together all those beautiful details. Through Pinterest boards and phone calls we will bring to life the elopement of your dreams.
+ Permit Researching
Take the unknown out planning. When it comes to permits, location rules, guest counts, props, etc. I'll help you know which permits you need and when/how you need to obtain them.
+ Lodging and Travel
Most couples are planning a destination elopement and need help finding the best places to stay along with tips on travel. I'm happy to help in anyway I can to make planning stress free.
+ Vendor Recommendations
I have a list of vendors I've had the privilege of working with over years and I'm happy to share them with you to help build your dream team
+ Location Recommendations
Need location ideas for your elopement? I got you. The Smoky Mountains are basically my backyard, I am happy to share these hidden gems with you. If you're eloping somewhere else, I scout locations for you so you don't have to and share my findings with you. Together we will find the place that best aligns with your vision
+ Online Gallery
Your images will be displayed in an online gallery where you can conveniently download, print, and share your favorite memories from you day
+ Elopement Planning Guide
A gift for you - an elopement planning guide to help answer every question you come up against during elopement planning. Like seriously, this thing is legit.
+ Timeline Creation
Together we create a photography specific timeline centered around your top priorities of your day. We finalize this timeline a couple months before your elopement.
the answers to your questions
Photography is a big investment, financially and emotionally. I understand you are entrusting me with your memories and trust me when I say I do not take my job as your photographer lightly. Rather it is an honor to serve you by protecting your memories with intention and great care.
My approach looks like this: From day one, I'm pursuing a relationship with you. Breaking the stranger barrier to better understand who you are as a couple. What's your love story look like? What are your top priorities for your day? When you look back on this day years from now, what are the overall emotions you want captured? The answers to these questions are my roadmap to creating a gallery that looks and feels like you.
I value you and your unique qualities. There is no such thing as awkward when you stand in front of my camera. I want to capture exactly who you are - if you are quiet and calm, your photos should reflect this. If you are carefree and full of spirit, your photos should reflect this.
I understand you are new to the process, but you can rest assured knowing I am not. Through emails and calls, I'm here to help guide you through the entire process - with vendor recommendations, timeline planning, location scouting, and more!
as invested in you
as you are in each other.