2019 Year In Review

2019 was another incredible year of adventure and growth for me. I had the honor of photographing 18 weddings and elopements, flying to 5 amazing locations around the world, and meeting so many wonderful new friends.

Here are some fun facts about my 2019:

  • 131,221 photographs captured
  • 2 TB of hard drive space filled up with photos
  • 21,632 photographs delivered to my clients
  • Taught at 1 workshop
  • Mentored 4 photographers
  • Attended 3 workshops
  • Drove 26,777 miles
  • Flew to Colorado, New York, California, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica

Here are a few of my favorite photos from this year. Watch the video above for more!

Silhouette of couple eloping in San Francisco by ocean at sunset.
Toronto wedding- bride and groom walking
Adventure engagement photo in Michigan
Engagement photo of tattooed couple on the beach.
Elopemet couple standing on rock in ocean.

2019 wasn’t all fun and games for me. I found out earlier in the summer that I’d need to have knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus. It wasn’t easy dealing with that news. Thankfully I was still able to photograph a lot of weddings (in a knee brace, lol!) and I made it to October 8 when I had the surgery. It went great, and my recovery was better than expected! I’ve had to take it kind of easy the last few months because of it, but I’m hoping I’ll be back to hiking, running, exploring, and riding horses in 2020.

Couple playing in the ocean together

Going Forward

Next year is going to bring some big things to Lume Photography. I’m going to be focusing more on adventurous elopements and weddings, because that’s where my heart is at. Smaller weddings and elopements that are focused on the couple and amazing environments really allow me to do my best work. I’ll still be booking larger weddings, but I’ll have a limit to how many of those I can do.

The new focus is going to bring a shift in my branding- I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be revealing a brand new website in late February or early March with all the new information on adventurous elopements and mindful weddings. It’s going to be awesome, so stay tuned for that!

I’m going to continue offering education for photographers who want to learn my ways throughout the coming year. I’ll be hosting another Emotions Workshop sometime in the new year, and I’m so excited to announce it!

two hands



Lume Photography is a fine art elopement and wedding photographer based in Michigan, travelling worldwide. Behind the camera you’ll find me (Andrea)- a girl who loves animals, the wilderness, and love stories. I believe in magic, soulmates, and the hidden forces of energy that connect everything and everyone in the universe. My favorite places are the woods, the mountains, and the ocean. My passion is documenting the moments, emotions and connection between two souls in love, in wild places. I travel to Arizona, Colorado, California, Scotland, and beyond to photograph wild elopements and small destination weddings.