THE ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE
THE INITIAL INQUIRY & BOOKING PROCESS
COMPLIMENTARY CONSULT CALL
I learn about you two as a couple and walk you through what it’s like working with me. I love these “getting to know you” chats and learning what you have envisioned for your wedding day. I’ll answer any questions you have and help you decide on a collection that best fits your needs. To ensure I give my couples a VIP experience I never photograph weddings back to back and only work with 15-20 wedding couples a year.
WE WANT WANT TO BOOK YOU!
If you’d like to book me as your elopement photographer, I’ll email you both a proposal (digital contract and invoice). All I need to know is your wedding date and general location you are looking to elope (we finalize your exact spot after booking). Once you both sign and pay the 50% retainer fee from the collection of your choosing, you are officially locked in for your date and will be immediately sent my recommended vendor sheet for your location. Payment plans are available upon request.
SELECT YOUR ELOPEMENT LOCATION
Once you know the general area you'd like to elope (Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire, or Bar Harbor/Acadia) you'll choose your ceremony spot (and a backup location) from looking through my location booklet of the best spots in each area. This booklet will also let you know whether sunrise or sunset is best for your desired location. I'll take care of the special use permit (if applicable) so your wedding can legally take place in the national park, DCR, etc. and I'm allowed to photograph it.
101+ PAGE "HOW TO ELOPE" GUIDEBOOK AND 25 PAGE "HOW TO LEAVE NO TRACE WHILE GETTING MARRIED" GUIDE
You'll receive a printed copy (digital if only booking a 2 hour elopement) of my 101+ page "How To Elope" guidebook. This book is packed with everything you could possibly need to know about eloping, activities to incorporate into your day, how to include family or friends that aren't able to come, and so much more! You'll also receive a digital copy of my "How To Leave No Trace While Getting Married Guide" for those having elopements in nature that you can pass along to your guests too. I'm a big advocate for protecting the areas we take photos on!
6 MONTH & 3 MONTH CHECK IN PLUS YOUR ACTIVITIES QUESTIONNAIRE
At the six month mark I check in to see if you need anything from me or if there are any new updates in your wedding planning since we last spoke. You'll also get your Activities Questionnaire to go over any activities your passionate about that you want to incorporate into your day. Kayaking, wine tasting, taking a helicopter ride- the sky's the limit! I gather all your wedding day logistics to create your personal timeline (I don’t expect you to know how long things usually take or when the best lighting is!) as well as photo pairings you’d want of family and friends if applicable.
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN TO WEDDING DAY
2 WEEK CALL & FINAL PAYMENT
Two weeks before your wedding we will go over all your wedding day info, timeline, and family/friend photo list if applicable to make sure it is all good to go! This way everything is rock solid and we can just be on cruise control for your wedding day. This is also when your final payment is due and when I'll connect with all your wedding vendors before the big day.
Wedding day is here! You have the absolute best day rain or shine and I photograph you in the most gorgeous light at sunrise or sunset. I will be beyond excited to celebrate you two throughout the day and capture all the cherished moments to come. Besides taking photos, I’ll be your ultimate cheerleader all day! I can pin boutonnieres, help you with the buttons on the back of your dress, and bring along cute umbrellas if there is rain in the forecast. I'll sign as a witness if needed (plus bring along a pet friendly ink pad if you want your furry friend to sign) and bring the champagne bottle to celebrate. Get ready for the best day ever!
YOUR WEDDING IMAGES & PRINT PRODUCTS
PROFESSIONAL EDITING & COMPLIMENTARY PHOTOSHOPPING OF DISTRACTIONS
Each photo in your gallery has been individually edited with my true to life/vibrant editing style & complimentary photoshop retouching of distractions applied to give you gorgeous magazine worthy images. Goodbye blemishes and photobombers! I like my couples to know I’ve 100% got their back and they can take the pressure off themselves since this is a complimentary service I now offer.
SNEAK PEEKS & WEDDING GALLERY DELIVERY
No need to wait a week for images once the wedding day is over. You’ll receive 3-5 sneak peek images within 48 hours of your celebration to share with family & friends and your final gallery will be delivered within 6-8 weeks. This online gallery platform is extremely user friendly, where you can download all the images with one click!
PRINT PRODUCTS & HEIRLOOM ALBUMS
The link to your online gallery connects to a professional printing lab so you can order prints, framed wall art, and canvases through me if you are looking to decorate your homes with memories of your wedding day. Heirloom albums provide the perfect keepsake to stand the test of time. My talented album designer Meg will take over with communication and guide you through the entire process from start to finish. From initial design to placing the order, she will help you create the album of your dreams to look back on all the cherished moments with your loved ones.