Coming to the decision to elope is a huge one!
I'm thrilled that you've chosen to get married this way!
Your elopement is going to be amazing, planned to be everything you've ever wanted, and 100% unique to you. There's a lot to do to make this day amazing - but don't worry! I've got your back and will help you do all the heavy lifting to make this day perfect!
Ready for the best day ever?
Based in Northern Utah and traveling to areas of the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest Regions to document elopements for the madly in-love adventuring couples.
CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy you're here and that you've decided to elope!
I am with you through every step, from planning & prep, the day-of, delivering those moments back to you and beyond to ensure everything goes smoothly. I want you to have the best no-regrets adventure elopement ever!
My style is documentary based to bring you timeless photos that not only capture how your day looked, but what it felt like! As you look back at these photos you'll relive those emotions all over again, as if you were in the moment all over again.
I'm going to let you and your partner flow naturally throughout your elopement, without any stiff or awkward posing. These photos are capturing you, your partner & your story, I'm here to let your love happen.
This day is all about you and your partner! If that means a hike through a canyon, kayaking across a lake, or sitting on a cliff, I'm here for it all! Let's make this day whatever you want it to be!
Abby & Dylon
I can’t say enough about our big day, our photos, and our photographer. Rachel put us at ease immediately, and made it feel more like you where taking a walk with friends rather than taking photos. Meanwhile, she was secretly capturing all best moments. Honestly couldn’t have asked for a nicer more accommodating photographer. From changing the day for our photos with late notice (for nicer weather), to having a ring sizer for my new engagement ring that was a little loose on our cold fall day. Not only did she drive more than three hours into Wyoming. But she also got there early to check out the best spots to capture the greatest shots. Rachel was highly professional, funny, kind, and very easy to work with. She is also not afraid to go on a long hike to find that perfect spot for the perfect shot. When we started the shoot Rachel said she wanted to capture our love story and she did not disappoint. The photo quality is impeccable and we have received nothing but compliments from family and friends. Her ability to capture such candid photos is very impressive (I mean come on she got a perfect shot of “the move”). We can’t thank her enough. 20/10 would recommend and would hang out and take photos with her again.
eRIN & ZACH
Rachel was absolutely the best elopement photographer to work with!! She is so easy to communicate with and always available to help with planning. I can’t recommend her enough! She is more than just your photographer for the day, she is an elopement extraordinaire who does everything to make sure your day is all you dreamed of.
elisa & brad
Rachel was so warm and gentle, it was so easy to just feel natural and be in the moment. She was able to capture our wedding so beautifully.
Every time I look at the photos I feel all the emotions again.
Photos stop time & give you the opportunity to relive it all over again.
I don't take this responsibility lightly. The legacy of your day is in my hands and I won't let you down!
With dozens of systems into place to protect your memories, they're safe with me.
Being able to look back at photos from my own wedding & life constantly remind me of the good times, and inspire me to make more. They remind me how the little moments felt.
Photos are meant to be more than pretty, they're made to be emotional.
You will have easy access to your photos, no matter where you are! From the easy to access gallery, you can download the high-resolution images for personal use.
I never limit the number of photos I give you! I will give you photos from every detail of all the best moments from your day!
No matter where you elope, I'll recommend amazing vendors (florists, makeup artists, officiants, etc) and help you know what to look for.
I will personally go out and find locations for every part of your day, to help turn your elopement into a true experience.
Sometimes mother-nature doesn't cooperate how we'd like, so I'll you create back-up plans for the back-up plans, with alternate locations & timelines.
Planning is one of my biggest strengths! I will help you plan your entire day to ensure every detail is ironed out. I'll help you make a timeline from start to finish.
In the planning process, we'll chat over email & video calls to ensure everything is planned out perfectly for your day!
Relax and enjoy your day! I'll make sure we are where we need to be, when we need to be there.
All travel and photography permits are included in my packages, no hidden fees! Per state regulations, sales tax is added on to all photography services, but you'll see the final cost, tax included, before finalizing booking.
It's where photography began and captures a story like none other.
In each elopement, I shoot on digital and film. The way film photographs envelops everything about the moment.
Film looks and feels different.
I always include 1 roll of film in every elopement as another way to bring you back to the memories of your elopement.
Within 48 hours of the best day ever, I send you a personalized & curated sneak peek with 30-40 images from every part of your day!
I refuse to let you only look at phone photos until you get the full gallery back. Instead of sending a sub-par snapshot to your friends and family, you can send them professionally documented moments almost immediately!
I won't make you wait to relive the best day ever over & over again.
After spending a relaxing morning together, you'll come together for your I Do's, experience the adventure of your new marriage, and a sunset adventure to top it all off!
Each bit of your elopement will be captured & you'll get to relive it over & over again!
A mini sunrise or sunset adventure to say I Do? Yes please! Saying your vows at golden hour, is unlike anything else.
I'll be capturing every detail, which let's be real - are secretly the best moments! Nothing will be left undocumented.
From sunrise to sunset, with your favorite hobbies incorporated, a new adventure as newlyweds, picnics, and of course .. I Do's!
Every moment will be captured, from getting ready, the ceremony and vows, your adventure of choice, and all the in-betweens!
After you reach out to me, I'll get back to you as soon as possible (but just know that sometimes I don't have service and it takes me a bit longer than usual). I'll send over more details about my services and a link to schedule a Zoom call. We'll hop on Zoom, meet each other, get to know each other & see if we're a good fit. I'll answer any questions you have and we'll go over packages.
This is where it becomes official!
After choosing a package, we'll set up payment & I'll send you a contract over to sign. Attached will be an invoice for the $500 retainer, which we'll make you official on my calendar!
Leading up to your elopement, depending on how far out it is, we'll have at least 3 planning calls. I'll send you a link so you can schedule those calls for a time that works for you & your partner. In each call we'll go over details, schedule of the day, permits, etc. If needed, I'll walk you through filling out permit applications.
The closer we get to your big day, the more in-depth the call will be!
We'll make backup plans (because sometimes mother nature may not cooperate) and talk about every last detail so your day can run as smooth as possible!
All the planning & preparation will be put to good work!
But you won't have to worry about a thing, other than being present & enjoying your day!
I'll make sure we stay on track & document every bit of it!
Within a week I'll send you a sneak peek of photos from every part of your day!
After 8 weeks (at absolute most, but I almost always get galleries to you long before that!) I'll send you the full gallery & slideshow. It'll be chuck full of memories & emotions from every part of your day! You'll have the rights to use & share these images.
I believe that photos are meant to be printed & displayed!
You'll have the opportunity to order prints directly from the gallery and they'll get sent straight to you.
I know that creating a mini gallery of photos to hang in your home can be challenging, so I will work with you to create a hanging specific to your home & photos.
If you order an album (or if it's included in your package), you'll work with our album designer as they curate the perfect album for you.
Every year, I only take on 18 elopements.
When you work with me, you get the devotion you deserve.
I want to serve every single couple I work with to the fullest extent possible! I don't believe in running on "auto pilot" so I can crank out as many elopements as possible. I believe in connection & passion.
A very long time ago, I put too much on my plate at once, and that was a place I never wanted to be again.
I know that you deserve a photographer to give their all to your wedding.
I will truly be there with you all the way through, to help with planning, to focus on your story, to ensure you are as happy with your elopement as you can be, and to guarantee you'll remember how it looked and felt.
Because I truly give you my all, I can only take on 18 elopements a year to ensure you get the quality and attention you deserve.
For Elopements and any session over 4 hours, you will receive the photos back, no later than 6 weeks after. For sessions under 4 hours, you'll receive the photos back no later than 3 weeks after!
I try my hardest to get your photos to back to you as soon as possible! I will do my best to get them back to you before the 6-week or 3-week time!
I do! I require a $500 retainer for Elopements and $300 retainer for all other sessions. Once the retainer is paid and you have signed a contract, your date is secured!
Of course! When we talk about the services you want and go through the on-boarding process, we can also discuss payment plans. We can separate the payments into smaller increments leading up to your day!
Each National Park requires a permit if you are getting married within the park. I've worked with many different National Parks, and each one is slightly different, primarily depending on the popularity of the National Park. Some parks have restrictions as to where in the park you can have it. But the personnel at each National Park are more than happy to help! We can give them a call or send them an email, to find the exact answer for your elopement!
Photography permits are slightly different. Different parks have different regulations and requirements to obtain a permit. It primarily depends on the extent of the photography. I have worked with many parks about photography permits, and the rangers at each park are extremely helpful!
I believe in authentic & candid memories! These photos are about capturing the love and emotion between you and your partner. Instead of posing that is super awkward and unnatural, I will create an environment where you and your partner can be yourselves with each other. I'm not here to tell you how to express your love. I take a documentary approach to photography to authentically tell your story.
Cherish life's greatest experiences & excitedly await new ones
Love spending every moment you can experiencing the world around you
Don't want any regrets in life and find a lifestyle that is fulfilling & sustainable for you!
Find joy in the little things & do everything you can to stay present in the moment
Want to take every moment you can to do what you love with the ones you love
Want candid & authentic photos that document your love & the continuous story you have to tell