Mountain bouquet with hiking wedding boots and mountain backdrop
A recently married couple embracing with a sunset mountain backdrop in Mount Rainier
California Elopement Photo + Video
Adventure Weddings +
AN UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT WEDDING EXPERIENCE
Relaxed & Easy
Intimate & Meaningful
Adventurous & Awesome
California Elopement PHOTOGRAPHER and VIDEOGRAPHER husband and wife team!
Specializing in Elopements in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur, Northern California and Beyond!~
SO, ARE TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS NOT YOUR STYLE?
Maybe it's the stress of organizing a big event?
Maybe it's the idea of doing the typical "norm" of a wedding day?
Maybe you would rather spend your money on experience and not material things?
For whatever the reason, you have options!
What is an elopement?
"WHILE TO OUR GRANDPARENTS, AN “ELOPEMENT” MEANT A CHEAP, ILL-PLANNED, CHEESY, LAST-MINUTE, SHAMEFUL, UNAPPROVED WAY TO GET MARRIED...
THAT’S NOT WHAT ELOPING MEANS ANYMORE."
"In its simplest sense, an elopement boils down a wedding back to what truly matters: the two of you, committing your lives to each other. It strips away all of the “stuff,” the “fluff” the performance and production. An elopement is an intentionally small, intimate, meaningful, authentic wedding day that’s a true reflection of your relationship—where the focus of the day is really about YOU TWO.
It can look like just the two of you climbing a mountain and saying your vows at the top, inviting your immediate family to hear your vows by a waterfall in Iceland, or bringing your 20 closest friends to take a cable car up a mountain in Switzerland with you to celebrate you getting married." - Adventure Instead
You Deserve a wedding day that is 100% unique to you and is the best day ever!
~ A wedding that is STRESS FREE, DRAMA FREE and 100% be focused on the love between YOU!
A meaningful private INTIMATE setting where you don't have to worry about all the attention being on you.
Celebrating your love in a way that allows you to be MINDFUL and PRESENT in the current moment
I am here for you every step of the way and can help you create the perfect day!
Myths about Eloping
⏣ Eloping is Selfish...
⏣ Elopements are strictly only for 2 people
⏣ Elopements are not as special as "real" weddings
⏣ Elopements are cheap
⏣ Elopements are just a photo shoot in nature
⏣ Elopements are not legally binding
Here's the truth...
By Eloping you are deciding to focus on what's really important on your wedding day when you are committing your selves to each other for the rest of your life, which is the LOVE between the TWO OF YOU! It's the most intimate and personal way to get married and is so uniquely special. You can share this day with just the two of you or some of your closest friend and family. You can even have a small party/reception later to tell them about your amazing adventure!
The best part, you can pick anywhere in the world to do this, on top of a mountain, in the middle of sand dunes, on a boat in a lake, in a helicopter on a glacier, really the sky's the limit!
One thing is for sure, is it will be the most memorable day of your lives that is uniquely one of kind yours!
Why Choose to Elope?
"Eloping means boiling down a wedding to what really matters: the two of of you committing your lives to each other. Eloping is just as celebratory as having a big wedding… but without all the stress, drama, pressure, and obligation. Instead, you can have a day that’s truly focused on the two of you—that’s authentic, meaningful, and intimate. Whether you choose to invite a few friends & family, or have a day just you two—we’re here for it.
As elopement photographers & guides, we don’t just show up & shoot—we help you craft and plan your day from scratch—to make it more unforgettable than you’re even dreaming of right now." - Adventure Instead
THINK ABOUT THIS...
"IF YOU COULD CRAFT 1 SINGLE DAY FROM THE TIME YOU GET UP TO THE TIME YOU GO TO BED WHERE YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE, SEE ANYTHING AND
EXPERIENCE ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD THAT DAY LOOK LIKE?" - Maggie Mae - Adventure Instead
How We make it easy
We are a HUSBAND and WIFE TEAM! that offers ALL INCLUSIVE Adventure Elopements packages!
Our packages include:
⇴ LIVE MUSIC FOR FIRST DANCE
⇴ LOCATION SCOUTING
⇴ HOW TO ELOPE GUIDE
⇴ LOCATION IDEA LIST
⇴ TIMELINE PLANNING HELP
⇴ PERMIT PLANNING
⇴ VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
Don't worry all these items can be specially catered to you and there are no rules to this! We just want to provide you with the easiest and best experience possible!
Our elopement packages include everything you need to cover your day. You pretty much just need to pick an amazing place, pick a date and plan your travel (flight/air bnb). We got you covered with the rest!
"DO YOU WANT “JUST” A PHOTOGRAPHER…?
AND BEST FRIEND
TO HELP CRAFT THE MOST MEANINGFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE?" - Adventure Instead
It's really about being there for you throughout the entire process, from the planning and trip/location advise to the extras that make the day uniquely yours. I am not only here to help make your day stress free and magical, but also to be here to capture those amazing intimate moments from the start of your day, to the very end! I don't want you to forget anything! Especially when it's going to be an epic amazing adventure!
How it works
As your elopement team and guides, we will help you plan your day from start to finish - to help make it the most magically unforgettable experience you can imagine. Because it is in fact...your wedding day!
LET'S CHAT ABOUT YOUR DREAM WEDDING/
RESERVE YOUR DATE
DESIGN THE PERFECT ELOPEMENT
HAVE THE MOST AMAZING DAY OF YOUR LIFE
RE-EXPERIENCE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIVES FOREVER
Why would I want FULL DAY coverage for my Intimate Elopement?
Because you deserve it!
This is your Wedding Day and it's can be the most amazing adventure from the time you get up from the time you go to bed. You will never want to forget it! And why not capture all the special moments throughout this day in an amazing beautiful professional way!
11:45 am—Getting ready, (Hair, Makeup) at the Airbnb in a beautiful mountain location
1:00 pm—The couple has lunch cooked up by an award winning private chef at the airbnb, including some of their favorite horderves, hand picked by the couple.
2:00 pm—Bride puts on her dress and the couple have a first look at an amazing spot close to the airbnb. Then they head to a lodge close to their first adventure location and sign the marriage certificate (The Jeep Driver and I sign as witnesses)
4:00 pm—then, they do it—they jump into a Jeep and the driver brings them to explore the many locations hand picked by the couple as well as some the driver recommends. Spots with epic views, luscious vegetation and beautiful hikes.
6:00 pm—The couple lands on their favorite location with the most amazing view and decides that's where they would like to say their vows. Then proceed to explore the area
8:30 pm—we drive back to the Lodge where the couple have a intimate private dinner set up with a beautiful view. After dinner they head back to the Airbnb
10:30 pm—in the magnificent starry mountain night the couple build their bonfire next to the airbnb and have their first dance with music played by their best friend.
Hey! It's me!
Hey guys! I'm Angie! My passion in life it to travel and explore as many epic places as possible! To take this step full time, my husband and I sold our house and most of our possessions and bought an RV! 9 years later, we are still touring the country and the world! During this time I helped book and manage my husbands music tour which landed us in every state in the country and Internationally in Europe, Costa Rica and Canada. Because of our travels we have been able to see so many amazing places, and I have developed a passion for photographing them! In the last few years we decided to plant some roots in some of our favorite cities which gave me space to explore more areas of photography including weddings, families, corporate, special event and pretty much every type of photography you can think of. I found that I had a deep passion for weddings and couples and then further realized that I could mix my love of hiking and sightseeing together with adventure elopements! I knew I had found my calling! I can't wait to get to know you and help you create the most amazing adventure wedding you can think of!
Starting at $1200
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Starting at $4000
Does this sound like something you would like to learn more about? Then let's connect! The next step is to fill out an inquiry page and set up a time for a chat! I want to get to know you as a couple as well as individuals so that we can start mapping our plan for your unique, custom and personalized adventure! I am here for you every step of the way and it's going to be great! Let's get our adventure on and create a beautiful and memorable day that you will never forget!