ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

 Maybe you envision yourself overlooking the rugged cliffs of California coastline, smelling pines and eucalyptus while the wind carries your vows towards the vast ocean.

Ellen & Nick

Ellen looked breathtaking in her pink sparkly dress! Combined with Nick’s dark green suit and the desert inspired florals, everything just fell into place seemelessly. While we were shooting on the trails with large boulders and joshua trees sprinkled around, a coyote was eyeing us from a few feet away. It was so surreal to witness the authenticity of wild nature and we were thankful to experience the quiet and beautiful landscape for a few hours. 

Amy & Marcus

Amy and Marcus are an absolutely fearless power couple living in Chicago. Their large traditional summer wedding was planned for mid-August, but they ended up taking a completely different route, kind of an exciting off-road, if you will. Their untamed spirits always dreamt of an epic adventure elopement in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and covid made it happen. 

Cat & Menno

Cat and Menno met on the slopes as badass ski/snowboard instructors while working in the Austrian Alps about a decade ago. They are both expats that decided to settle in the heart of Europe, near Innsbruck. They have pet bunnies together, a ton of thrilling hobbies and adventurous travels under their belt.   

Abbie & Damilare

Abbie and Damilare are adventure lovers that lived all over the world. They got married a few years ago, but decided to venture out to Sleeping Bear Dunes and renew their commitment to each other while exploring the quintessential dune landscape of  "up North" Michigan. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a pristine scape for every love story.

Kristina & Sasha

Kristina and Sasha posed under waterfalls, on soft beds of moss, banks of a freezing river and on top of Austria's highest glacier ski area. They put on their beautiful outfits, hiking boots, backpacks and off we went. Hugs, tea and extra layers kept them warm in between shoots and I must say, that those moments turned out to be the cutest candid bits of their day. They didn't complain about being cold once!  

Julia & Robert

Julia and Robert, two bon-vivants with European roots, eloped last summer at the local courthouse in Ann Arbor with only a couple of witnesses, without an official wedding photographer. I wanted to capture their playful personalities and create a unique look for their post-wedding adventure photo session, so we went for a mixture of bohemian vibe and European styling, featuring a touch of Wes Anderson. 

EJ & Con

EJ and Con are one of the most beautiful human beings I've had the pleasure meeting while working as a wedding photographer. Their love, kindness and joy seeps through every interaction and it touched me on a deeply personal level. Originally from the Netherlands, they have been traveling the world together along with their black Labrador Joep, recently settling in Austria.  

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ALEX + ARCHIE
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Serving Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula

The Great Lakes region, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan

& Midwest, California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii
Traveling worldwide for intimate weddings & adventure elopements.

MICHIGAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER SPECIALIZING IN ELOPEMENTS, SMALL WEDDINGS & MICRO WEDDINGS

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