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PENSACOLA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // 30A COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHER WOW WOW WOW these two! Early morning sessions can sometimes be hard (because of it being early), but C + M made it look easy. They came with smiles on their face and all the energy to run around the beach! We all defiantly bonded over our shared […]

Couples

November 29, 2021

Cloudy Morning Beach Couple Session on Okaloosa Island // Chris + Madison

Couple leaning up against a fishing pier with the woman holding up the edge of her coverup and the man is giving kisses into the side of her head with his arm leaning against the pier during their beach engagement photos
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So you’ve decided to elope in the lovely Key West, Florida… Congratulations! Obviously getting hitched is the main event. However, why not add a few more activities to make your trip that much more exciting? You’re already going to one of the best elopement destinations, so let’s kick this up a notch. I’m giving you 5 things you can do during your Key West elopement. Ready… set… let’s plan!

Informational, Planning Resources

November 22, 2021

5 Unique Things to do During Your Key West Elopement

couple with snorkeling gear on as part of their all day Key West elopement
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“Where’s the best place to elope?” A question I frequently get asked and one you may be pondering yourself right now. The best place FOR YOU as a couple is one that speaks to you, is exciting, feels comfortable, and will bring you joy when you look back on it years from now. That can be cascading waterfalls, expansive gardens, tropical oases, or rugged mountains. Maybe culture and architecture is a priority over outdoor adventuring. Or perhaps you already have a time of year in mind and restrictions on how far you want to travel. There are so many factors  – so consider this your destination inspiration. I’ve compiled this list of unique and jaw dropping elopement destinations, with a little bit of everything for everyone. Let’s kickstart your imagination of, “Where is the best place for YOU to elope?”

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

November 18, 2021

10 Most Breathtaking & Underrated Destinations to Elope in 2022

A lake with the mountains reflecting in them at The Dolomites
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So you decided you want to elope, but now what? There are so many gorgeous National Parks here in the United States to choose from and narrowing them down isn’t particularly easy. Don’t fret, I’m here to help ya! Some things to take into account are location, landscape, weather, and accessibility.  National Park landscapes are unmatched in beauty, which is exactly why they are protected and cherished areas. Beaches, mountains, deserts, cliffs, and literally ANYTHING your heart desires, there is a location to match. Let’s break it all down and talk about what to consider when picking the best National Park for your elopement.

Elopements, Informational, Planning Resources

November 14, 2021

Choosing a National Park for Your Elopement

Couple holding hands and looking lovingly at each other as they stand on a dock on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park during their Montana elopement
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Even if your only references for what Italy is like are the Lizzie McGuire Movie & Letters to Juliet, you know this country is steeped in romance & culture. The pictures & movies simply don’t do Italy justice, I truly believe you have to see for yourself to really understand how breathtaking it is. In order to visit a place like Italy you need a few things: a valid passport, excellent walking shoes, a hearty appetite, curiosity, & a sense of adventure. There are so many different ways you can experience this country whether that’s the northern, central, or southern areas—each area offers something different.

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

October 15, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Italy

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Known for the Loch Ness Monster, bagpipes, castles and more; seriously SO MUCH more. Scotland is a remarkable country to elope in, you can explore historic cities and see phenomenal landscapes all in one day. The history of Scotland and the Clans is one of extreme interest, everywhere seems to be steeped in it. There honestly isn’t another place like it in the world and it’s not surprising that lovers of all walks of life are attracted to the cobblestone streets and rolling green mountains. Nearly everything is in close proximity and accessible by bus, train, or car; making the ease of travel a breeze.

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

October 6, 2021

Ultimate Guide for Eloping in Scotland

Isle of Skye in Scotland
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There are some people that you just automatically connect with. Nick and Haley are some of those people. From the get go I felt like I had known them forever and knew that even afterwards we would be friends.

Elopements

September 21, 2021

FALL DESTINATION AMALFI COAST ELOPEMENT IN CAPRI, ITALY // NICK + HALEY

Couple standing on the balcony of their Italian hotel at the end of their elopement day
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An elopement is so much more than an all day photo shoot or an exchange of vows, it’s an entire experience. The experience is only for you, so creating a true-for-you-day should be the foundation of everything in detail! People think that as a photographer, I’m just there to snap the photos, but I’m invested in every couple’s day as a whole and will do everything in my power to help make the day as special as you envisioned. It’s easy to get caught up in the looks of things and obvious elements of planning a wedding. Today, I’m going to share with you the little things that are often overlooked, from small details to unique experiences to make the most out of your elopement!

Elopements, Informational, Planning Resources

September 8, 2021

Tips to Making the Most Out of Your Elopement

Couple sharing a bottle of champagne looking off over the water at the end of their all day Key West elopement
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Referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice and known for its glaciers, volcanoes and its rich history, from its unique activities to its incredible landscapes, Iceland is the perfect place for an epic adventurous elopement.

This Nordic island, although small, boasts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. The Ring Road encompases the whole of Iceland and takes approximately 12-13 hours to drive (you could drive around the entire country in about two days or even one if you don’t plan on stopping at all 😱)

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

September 5, 2021

5 Epic Locations to Elope in Iceland

Plane ruins in Iceland during an all day Iceland elopement
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ADVENTURER ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER // ALL DAY ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER Okay you’ve made the decision to elope, now the question is “Where?.” It’s a big beautiful world out there folx, which is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to choosing a location for your elopement. In hopes of bringing some relief to couples crippled […]

Informational, Planning Resources

August 17, 2021

How to Pick Your Elopement Location: Six Questions to Help You Decide

couple standing together on a cliff overlooking trees that are all changing colors during their fall elopement in The Ozarks