Looking to do a small celebration in bustling New York City, on a secluded beach in the Caribbean, or up in the red rock mountains of Arizona? An intimate elopement may be the perfect type of wedding for you. Back in the day, elopements used to mean that you and your significant other ran away in secret and got married (and hey...I've photographed a few of those!). Today, however, the definition has changed just a wee bit. While many elopements are still done more in secret--or with very few people knowing--these days it's more about celebrating with just a few family members and friends than about having a huge, lavish party.
Today's elopements typically have 0-20 guests, and most often take place in a beautiful spot outside. You're less nervous, it's less expensive, and best of all (in my humble opinion) we have more time for creative photos outdoors! We can get in a helicopter, hike up a mountain, get on a glacier...you name it, I'm up for the challenge! An elopement is an incredible way to get married, have an adventure couples session, and enjoy your day with those who matter most.
Below are some of my favorite elopements to date! They're from a variety of places including New York City, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, upstate New York, and more.