THIS IS THE
THIS IS WHERE YOU...
plan your wedding your way,
break free from tradition,
prioritize a meaningful experience,
celebrate love without boundaries,
and say goodbye to all of the stress and overwhelm
that comes with planning a big wedding.
ELOPING MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF...
You want to keep the focus on your connection without any unnecessary chaos
You envision your wedding day being intimate, intentional, peaceful, and meaningful
You don't want to be limited by the constraints of a wedding venue
You'd rather spend your money on a memorable experience centered on the two of you instead of a performative show for a bunch of guests
You want to break away from tradition and do what feels right for the two of you
"We booked Marissa as our elopement photographer and got THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER, and inadvertently, an elopement planner, officiant, and stylist all in one."
JAMES + ZOE
WHAT I OFFER
So, I'm saying all these things about ditching the stress of planning a traditional wedding, but you might be feeling overwhelmed just thinking about the logistics of planning an elopement.
THIS IS WHERE I COME IN.
DREAMY LOCATION SCOUTING
Your elopement should happen in a place that speaks to your hearts. I'll work closely with you to understand your vision. Do you dream of a rugged mountain peak, a secluded beach, a charming forest, or perhaps an urban hideaway? We'll explore all possibilities, from far-flung destinations to hidden gems in your own backyard. Together, we'll choose the spot where your love story will shine the brightest.
I've got a secret stash of Airbnb listings that are not just beautiful but also perfect for hosting an intimate elopement. Whether you're after a cozy cabin in the woods, a stylish city loft, or a beachfront paradise, I'll help you find the ideal setting that aligns with your vision. These aren't just places to stay; they're backdrops for your love story.
Your elopement day should be stress-free and filled with joy. That's why I'll assist you in creating a timeline that ensures you have ample time to soak in every moment. We'll plan it out so you can exchange vows at the perfect hour, take stunning photos in the best light, and even steal some moments for yourselves. No rush, just a relaxed and enjoyable day.
If you'd like, I'll help you select outfits and accessories that not only reflect your personal style but also harmonize beautifully with the chosen location and overall vibe of your elopement. Whether it's boho-chic, classic elegance, or something completely unique, I'll make sure you both look and feel your best.
When it comes to planning your elopement, I'm all about quality without the fuss. I've got a bunch of trusty vendors up my sleeve who are absolute pros at what they do. And if we're venturing into new territory, no worries! I'll roll up my sleeves and help you find awesome local vendors who match your style and budget.
Your elopement day is about you, so I'll be as present as you want me to be. If you desire privacy for a special moment, I can discreetly step aside and give you the space you need. On the flip side, when you'd like guidance or assistance, I'll be right there for you, ensuring you're comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.
Not only can I capture your special day, but I'm also a licensed officiant. That means you don't have to worry about hiring someone else or having extra folks around if you'd rather keep it super intimate. I'll craft a custom ceremony script that's all about your unique love story. We can create it together, or if you prefer, I can surprise you with it.
SO WHAT EXACTLY DOES BOOKING YOUR ELOPEMENT WITH ME LOOK LIKE?
When it comes to our little partnership here, you're the one with the power to make the first move. Just give my inquiry form a whirl — spill the beans, share the deets, the whole shebang. I promise to pop back into your inbox within a couple of business days.
I'm a firm believer that a photographer and their clients should really hit it off. I'm not just here to capture your elopement. I want to get to know you, what makes your relationship truly unique, and dive into your vision for your big day.
It all starts with a good old-fashioned phone call or a friendly FaceTime chat. This is where we get to know each other, see if our vibes align, and make sure we're a good fit for one another.
When you're all set to lock me in as your elopement photographer, I'll send over the contract. No printing or fancy signatures needed — it's all digital and super easy to sign electronically. A 25% deposit makes everything official and locks in your spot with me. Now we're ready to start the planning!
Now for the fun part! I can be your trusted guide through every step of elopement planning, or I can step back and let you take the lead. It's all about what suits you best.
All that good stuff I mentioned above under WHAT I OFFER now comes into play.
If you're not quite sure where exactly you want to tie the knot, I'll send you a curated list of location recommendations that match your vision.
If you'd like, I'll help you choose outfits that not only mirror your unique style but also complement the chosen location and overall vibe of your elopement.
I'll help you find talented vendors (i.e. makeup artist, hair stylist, florist, etc.) who align perfectly with your vision.
We'll plan out a general schedule for the day, ensuring that we tick off everything on your wishlist while still leaving room for those beautiful, spontaneous moments.
So, whether you want me as your elopement guide from start to finish or just need a little sprinkle of my expertise here and there, I'm here to make it happen.
YOUR BIG DAY
The day we've been plotting, prepping, and excitedly counting down to has finally arrived! When your shoot day dawns, I'll be your friendly guide, swapping out stiff poses for fun prompts that'll make you feel totally comfy in front of the camera.
I'm your go-to person for all things on your big day. No task is too big or small. From picking branches out of your dress to lighting those sparklers, I've got you covered.
At the end of the day, it's not just about photos; it's about creating an unforgettable, seamless, and joy-filled experience for you.
Within one week of your elopement, I'll send over a sneak peek of around 10-15 images.
Then, in 4-6 weeks, you'll receive all of the edited, high-resolution images in an online gallery. From there, you can download the image files for personal use (meaning you can post and print them as you please). Get ready to sprinkle those pics like confetti!
MY SHOOTING STYLE
So, when I say my style is all about candid, free-spirited, and cinematic vibes, you might be wondering: "How's that gonna play out during our shoot?"
Well, here's how things will go... When we meet up for the shoot, I won't just jump straight into snapping pics. First, we'll chat for a bit and break the ice.
Then comes the real magic. I'm all about those prompts — little cues to get you moving and grooving naturally. Think of it like a playful date with your other half. This isn't just about getting "the shot," but about laughing, sharing stories, and having a genuinely good time.
While you're lost in the moment, I'll be like your friendly photo ninja, sneaking around to snap shots from different angles.
I want the shoot to be a reminder of those giggles and sparks that got you falling head over heels in the first place. I want it to be a memorable experience for you where the end result just happens to be some amazing photos.
MY EDITING STYLE
My editing style is kinda like Goldilocks and the three bears — not too light and airy, not too dark and moody, but right smack in the middle. Picture earthy vibes, natural feels, and true-to-life tones.
I want you to flip through your photos and see YOU, not some strange version with odd skin colors. Your skin? It's gonna look like YOUR skin — just as it does in real life.
Of course, if there's a cool play of light and shadows, your skin might dance between tones a bit. But at the end of the day, my aim is simple: you in the photos should be the you you see in the mirror.
Some photographers just slap on a one-size-fits-all filter and call it done. Sure, you get a handful of pics that match their portfolio, but the rest? Well, they might not hit that mark you were expecting.
But me? I do things a bit differently. Every single photo gets my personal touch. Sure, it takes a bit more time, but it's worth it. I want your photos to match the vibe you fell in love with in my work.
all are welcome here.
In case it's not totally clear from the pics on my site,
I'm all about celebrating love in all its forms.
No matter who you are, what you look like, or who makes your heart skip a beat, you're more than welcome in front of my lens.