WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER?
Briefly, an adventure elopement photographer is someone, or in our case two people, who are adept at being outside and love sharing it with couples on the day of their elopement. We take care of everything from guiding you to the perfect place for your vows, mitigating risk, getting you a list of “must haves” for the day, and even bringing champagne.
Let’s all forget tradition!
Shouldn’t your day be about you two?
This is a way to forego the traditions of a typical wedding. It’s a time for the two of you to share in an adventure in a place you’ve dreamed of being, say your vows, and enjoy each other’s company.
This is the average cost of a Colorado wedding now.
That’s about $225 per person attending for an average wedding in Colorado. While we are totally excited for big gatherings of friends and family, that number is a scary one. Here’s a fantastic alternative: hire an adventure elopement photographer team to go with you to your dream location, have a small ceremony that will be memorable and absolutely gorgeous, (think: Cancun, Iceland, Spain, Scotland, Costa Rica, etc.) then have a massive party when you return home. If this sounds like your idea of a great way to save thousands, then we should start a conversation!
HERE’S A FEW QUESTIONS TO SEE IF AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU:
- Do you crave adventure, seeing new places, and exploring?
- Are you up for a hike to say your vows?
- Are you excited about huge landscapes and deep forests?
- Does the thought of a new place to adventure make your heart skip a beat?
- Are your “go-to” shoes hiking boots?
- Do you want to save thousands of dollars?
- Does the thought of place settings, venues, and a lot of guests give you the “willies”?
IF THESE QUESTIONS MAKE YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR PLANS, ASK US FOR OUR QUESTIONNAIRE. WE’LL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FIRST STEPS.
In order for your day to go smoothly, the four of us will co-author a beautiful day together. This will ensure that your elopement will be about the two of you! We manage this with a few simple steps:
- Our initial contact is made via email.
- We send you a twenty point questionnaire to better understand your wishes for the session with questions such as:
- Where would you like to elope, or would you like us to find a place for you?
- How many days do you plan on being there?
- How far would you like to hike?
- Once we receive your details we’ll have a consultation, either in person, online, or over the phone.
When all of the information is gathered, we are in possession of a better way to tell your story. We have a location, a timeline, and a good sense of what we’re going to do for your session. Once we have poured over all of the information, we will start to plan. We’ll send over our suggestions, thoughts, and what we think will work the best for the two of you.
It’s good to have an adventure elopement photographer team on your side. Both of us are lead photographers and we work together at every elopement. (Is there really any other way to capture both of your expressions, smiles, and emotions at the same time?) While we are pouring over details we are bouncing ideas off of each other that will make your elopement the best it can be. We will be on top of your day as guides, trip planners, and wedding planners all in one, simple team.
We are Joe and Kari, and we’re a husband and wife photography team. We’re experienced hikers and guides. Our spare time is taken with being outdoors hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and trail running.
The mountain you see behind us in this picture is Snæfellsjökull in Iceland. More about us here. This is really about you though, right? It’s about your life, your choices, your dreams, and your day. You have found us by doing a search for a photographer for your adventure elopement, and you quite possibly have a lot of questions. We moved from the midwest because we love people, culture, and adventure. As an adventure elopement photographer duo, our work revolves around people like you who love adventure, the outdoors, and most importantly-each other. We can help you understand what an elopement like this is and how we can all accomplish something so beautiful.
CURIOUS? GET IN TOUCH AND WE’LL SEND YOU SOME INFORMATION TO START THE CONVERSATION!
Being outside as much as we are, both here in Colorado and abroad, we get to the places that not many people know about. We have worked with couples in a lot of the western united states, as well as Belize, Mexico, Iceland, and Alaska for their adventure elopements and intimate weddings, and we’re always looking forward to the next stamp in our passports!
If your dream is to be married somewhere wild, untamed, and adventurous then ask us for our questionnaire. Once we have it, we’ll be able to send you our Adventure Elopement Guide. It will detail everything about your day, specific to where you are having your elopement.
You will always have two lead photographers on hand to shoot different angles, help carry gear, and discuss the day as it unfolds. You’ll also have all of the edited images on an online gallery with free downloads. It’s really pretty simple, let us show you!
YOU DREAM UP YOUR ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT, WE’LL HELP CREATE IT.
The Rocky Mountains of the western United States are breathtaking. There are the obvious places to go for an elopement here, like 3m Curve and Beaver Meadows in RMNP. However, it would be more adventurous to find new and remote places to go! Let’s go for a six mile hike to Arrowhead Lake, or go into the Indian Peaks wilderness area.
If you’ve got an elopement in mind and you’re wondering “who would want to photograph this?”, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can at least let you know the cost, the amount of travel, and the depth of the adventure that we’ll all undertake to accomplish your dream elopement. By sending you a questionnaire, we’ll better understand your trip, the two of you, and what you can expect from us.
The time that we spend together will be relaxed, fun, and most of all adventurous. If an adventure elopement is something you’ve been thinking about, but haven’t really taken the next step, let’s at least start the conversation. We have traveled extensively and would be excited to hear about your dreams and hopes for your day.