some frequently asked questions and a little more information on what you can expect at an adventure elopement
• how do you define an adventure elopement?
i think this is different for each photographer, but i'd define an adventure elopement as a wedding with less than 20 guests (including the couple), outdoors, with no wedding parties.
• how is this so different from a small traditional wedding?
one word: place. with adventure elopements the focus is more on the couple and their love for a particular place. a lot of couples will have a special attachment to a certain viewpoint, maybe where they went on their first camping trip together, or where they got engaged, so they want to return to it with either just an officiant or only close family and friends to celebrate their commitment to each other.
• are there special permits you need to get for weddings like this? how do you know where you can and cannot go?
yes, that's what i'm here for! i lay it all out on my investment page which you can access by clicking below, but i do so much more than just take photos of you on your wedding day. i'll be your go-to person for vendor recommendations (cakes, chefs, florists, etc.) and i can help you get all the most recent information on rules and regulations regarding where you'd like to get married. the rules vary depending on the agency governing the land, so we'll chat about the differences between all of them and the pros and cons. check the links below for more info.
• do we have to hike really far (or hike at all) for it to be an adventure elopement?
definitely not. what matters is that we get to a place that you and your partner love. whether we pull off on the side of a dirt road and walk 100 yards to have a short ceremony, or whether we get up in the middle of the night to hike 8 miles to a view point for sunrise doesn't matter. what matters is that we find a spot that is special, a place that you'll want to return to again and again.