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How to Make Your Elopement Feel (Extra!) Special

As a destination elopement photographer I spend a lot of time talking with my couples about planning their elopement and one of the questions I get asked the MOST is about how to make your elopement special. I hear people who KNOW eloping is the right choice for them – but they’re also a tiny […]

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Martha Stewart Weddings Feature

Well, that’s pretty rad! I’m so stoked to have one of my images (and the story behind it!) featured by the folks over at Martha Stewart Weddings. I love that adventure wedding photography is becoming more and more common and that more couples are ditching the fancy weddings and doing something that speaks to them […]

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Best Places to Elope

You decided to elope – that’s awesome! Maybe you were planning a big fancy wedding and decided that it just wasn’t for you or maybe you never wanted the wedding to begin with. Either way, you’ve made the decision to do things your way – and that’s awesome. The problem? Now you have to pick […]

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For Photographers: How to Start Shooting Adventure Weddings

I’m in a lot of photography groups on Facebook. I LOVE connecting with and learning from other photographers. It makes this whole business (which most of us do at home in our pajamas when we’re not out shooting!) a lot less isolating. One of the questions that comes up often in these groups is how to […]

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6 Tips for Planning a Perfect Iceland Elopement

Eloping in Iceland has become wildly popular in recent years and there’s a really, really good reason for it. Iceland is one of the best places for an adventurous destination elopement. With shooting geysers, vast ice fields, black sand beaches, a chance to see the northern lights, and cheap flights from all over the U.S., […]

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Stephanie + Alex’s Epic Iceland Elopement

It seems like forever ago that Stephanie and Alex contacted me saying that they were eloping in Iceland and were looking for a photographer to take along for the ride. To say that I jumped at the opportunity would be an understatement! Iceland is PARADISE (for those of us who love cold climates 😉 ) […]

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Nina and Brandon’s Breckenridge Elopement

A lot of elopements get planned out well in advance – Nina and Brandon’s wasn’t one of them. It was less than two weeks from when Nina contacted me about shooting her Colorado elopement to when we were standing on a rock next to a waterfall as they said their vows. They didn’t have concrete […]

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