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ADVENTURE

 Immersive Adventure Wedding & Elopement Photography Experience
Crafted for free spirits

ADVENTURE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 

1. YOU PREFER A STRESS-FREE DAY AUTHENTIC TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP

2. YOU VALUE EXPERIENCES OVER THINGS

3. YOU BELIEVE YOUR VOWS SHOULD BE PERSONALIZED

4. YOU WANT YOUR DAY TO BE ABOUT THE TWO OF YOU, NOT OTHERS' EXPECTATIONS

5. YOU DON'T LIKE TO HAVE THE PRESSURE OF A BIG WEDDING PRODUCTION

6. YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN WITHOUT REGRETS!

THIS MEANS YOU JUST ENTERED A UNIVERSE 

OF POSSIBILITIES.

HOW EXCITING!

If you see yourself surrounded by a circle of your favorite people somewhere in the Mojave desert, watching the stars at night by a campfire and dancing to melancholic melodies, that’s crazy amazing! Or maybe you envision yourself overlooking the rugged cliffs of Pictured Rocks coastline while the wind carries your vows towards the vast lake. But, at the end of the day, your wedding should be about you two. It should be your expression that tells your story. Whatever that looks like, I am here to capture it for you!

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WHAT ARE ADVENTURE WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS?

Adventure weddings and elopements are becoming a unique alternative to traditional weddings all over the world. Couples are opting to marry under the stars, in the desert, on top of a mountain, at glacier lakes, oceans, anywhere beautiful. These types of intimate ceremonies are perfect for couples in love with nature and the great outdoors, for adventurers and free spirits that want to have an intimate immersive day event instead of a big traditional wedding with a couple hundred guests. 

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

Adventure elopements are not about running away to get hitched in Vegas without witnesses. They are intimate celebrations focused on two people getting married and celebrating a commitment to each other in a breathtaking landscape. They usually involve some kind of epic activities, from hiking, to skiing a or a helicopter trip to the glaciers. Elopements embrace a style of a wedding that reflects on the adventure of a relationship, rather than hosting a ballroom full of guests with their own expectations.

ADVENTURE WEDDINGS

Adventure weddings usually happen in gorgeous destinations with a small guest list and an emphasis on experiences over things. They can happen anywhere in the world and have up to 40 guests to keep them intimate without unnecessary stressors and logistical nightmares. 

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE SETTING

My job as a wedding and adventure elopement photographer is to help you find your epic wedding venue or landscape and capture your wedding day in an authentic way. Whether you're considering to host your intimate event in a national park, in the desert, in the mountains, forest or on a beach, these visual inspirations might help you decide on the style of your event. 

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LET ME GUIDE YOU THROUGH

THIS EXPERIENCE

If you have a vague idea of the vibe of the landscape, but aren't sure, I can help you find your dreamy wedding location. Whether it’s a strenuous backpacking trip in the Rockies or a breathtaking overlook in Big Sur - whatever your comfort level, we'll find your unique spot. After we settle on the vibe you're going for, and the type of terrain you enjoy exploring, I will start researching specific locations for your session. I use professional tools to map out hiking trails and to determine the best season and light during the day of your shoot. On your wedding day, we'll go over the final plan, then hit the trail, or head up to the overlook, if hiking in a wedding dress just isn’t your thing.

If our travel schedules happen to sync up, or you're stoked to just meet me anywhere, I will explore that area uniquely to match your vision. If I am already planning to travel to a location posted on my schedule within certain dates, my travel fee will be waived for your shoot and you will pay for your session as if it was done locally. 

Let me guide you through the planning process to marry your best friend

in a dreamy location!

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WHAT TO DO NEXT?

My STYLE is just what you imagined and you’re stoked to start planning an unforgettable wedding adventure focused on your connection and the things you share? FANTASTIC!

INQUIRE ABOUT YOUR DATE

or Fill out this form, so we can get you on your journey to an unforgettable experience.

 I can't wait to get to know you two!  I absolutely love reading initial

e-mails, because they tell me so much about you. I want to know your passions, your love story, and your dreams for your wedding. I do my very best to create a deep connection with you from the start, and taking the time to thoughtfully fill out this contact form really helps.


I will get in touch with you within 48 hours and we can then set a time for a free consultation. We will get to know each other over a coffee, drink or a simple phone call. To give my best to everyone, I limit the number of weddings I book every year and I am  so excited to witness the love stories this year will bring!

I can't wait to hear from you!

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PHOTOGRAPHING

BOUTIQUE  WEDDINGS + ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS

since 2012

ALEX + ARCHIE
JAYME + PETER
JESSICA + BRIAN
KRISTINA + SASHA

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

WANDERING SINCE 2012

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