I understand that most people don't work with professional wedding & elopement photographers on a regular basis - if ever. I'm here to tell you that's 100% okay and nothing to worry about! Through this entire process I'll be here for you, every step of the way. No question or idea is a bad one, & I'm committed to making this the most memorable day of your lives, while also giving you a timeless, unforgettable collection of visuals that you'll cherish forever.
What do you want your legacy to look like 20, 50, or even 100 years from now? Creating a solid start to your legacy together is a gift that will keep giving, to both you & your future family. When your kids or grandchildren ask about your wedding day, you wont just have to tell them, but can show them a timeless collection of photographs & a film that will still ring true to who you are, and the incredible experience you had to celebrate your new life together, and what what is to come.
I'll have you covered! I love helping my couples find the perfect location for their elopement. Regardless of whether you want to hike or spend the day at an Airbnb, I have the experience & resources to help you pinpoint the perfect place, and then guide you there the day of. Seriously, kick back & relax. This is going to be much easier than you think!
Don't worry one bit though! Much like finding the perfect location, I'll help you every step of the way. Don't know if you need a permit? I'll check, apply, purchase & handle the whole process. Don't know if you have the proper gear? Same concept! It's of upmost importance that you're prepared for your adventure, and if I can take some of the smaller things off your plate I'm always more than happy to!
Like planning a wedding or elopement, I get that working with a professional elopement photographer isn't an everyday occurrence. If you don't know where to start, I'm here for you! This can range from helping you create a timeline for the day, map out travel, or give some insight into the best times & locations to get you some incredible sunrise or golden hour photos.
No question is a bad one! Finding and elopement photographer and videographer process is unfamiliar for most, and I don't expect you to be an expert on eloping or planning an intimate wedding. I've helped countless couples through this process and am always more than happy to lend you a helping hand and give you peace of mind whenever or wherever I can.
I'm also always be a quick email, phone call or text away for anything you need! Let's get you hitched in style, it's easy!
NO QUESTION IS A BAD QUESTION
Every elopement I photograph is tailored to exactly who you are as a couple. No overly dramatic poses, no uncomfortable, "now do this" prompts. Instead, we'll take the approach of creating a unique experience for you to live out together. I'll be there to capture it all, and you'll rarely think you have an elopement photographer documenting the day.
Kind Words From
"WHEN THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING CAME, IT TRULY FELT LIKE WE HAD A FRIEND WITH US"
From the first time we chatted about my vision and what we wanted our elopement to be like, I knew I wanted Francis to be our photographer. He helped with location finding since we were out of state and when I lacked ideas or structure he created timelines and offered insight. When the day of our wedding came, it truly felt like we had a friend with us. My husband is not big into photo shoots and feeling posed and he has said multiple times how comfortable it was. I am so thankful we found Francis, not only because the experience was amazing but our photos are so beautiful. Thank you so so much! 100/10 recommend
I CAPTURE THE DAY EXACTLY HOW IT IS, BOTH PHYSICALLY & EMOTIONALLY
But we'll embrace the day & make it your own! After all, we're here to celebrate and document your love story. There's absolutely -nothing- that will get in the way of that. By embracing the day as it unfolds, we'll bring out the intimacy of your relationship as it truly looks & feels, and leave the forced, unnatural photographs on the ballroom dance floor you traded for a beautiful adventure in the mountains. Regardless of the conditions, we'll create a day that will be impossible to forget. That I can guarantee you.
TIMELESS IS THE GOAL
There's nothing worse to me than looking at older photographs that were taken in the midst of a trend. I'm committed to creating photographs and films that will stand the test of time, and that you'll be proud to view 5, 25, or 50 years down the road. It's also of upmost importance to me that you look and feel like your true self during our time together. The trust & friendship we'll build leading up to your wedding day will allow you to be vulnerable as your true self, which always produces your love in the truest light.
Too often, traditional weddings seem to strip a couple of their personality and relationship dynamics. Mostly due to a lack of time and the quick moving pace of the day. For your elopement, there are no boundaries. We'll break all the old-school rules and create a body of work truly unique to your relationship, likes & preferences. Say goodbye to the traditional venue backdrops and outdated expectations that have been done for decades. This day is all about you & I won't accept anything less.
A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE ELOPING
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND
After shooting bigger weddings of +200 for several years, I found that many venues offer the same experience to everyone. It wasn't personal, and felt more like a production rather than a celebration tailored to each couple. I'm committed to helping you build the perfect experience & capturing your love story that you'll cherish for a lifetime together.
Maybe you want to hike 10 miles, maybe you want to walk a few feet from the parking lot. Maybe you want a more laid back urban setting. Regardless the backdrop, I'll work my hardest to make sure it's the most memorable day of your life. We'll leave behind the stresses of a traditional wedding day & truly make it a celebration of your own.
Eloping is often times viewed that you have to leave everything & everyone else behind, but more often than not, most couples have friends & their family with them! You'll still be able incorporate your loved ones & the things that matter most to you, but we'll leave behind some of the more traditional details & decisions that can clutter the day.