ELOPEMENT INFO & PRICES
For your unforgettable, one-of-a-kind elopement experience
WHY CHOOSE TO ELOPE?
Choosing to elope allows you to have an experience that’s truly focused on you- not your guests, not your parent’s, or the wedding industry’s expectations. Traditional weddings rush you through a timeline that doesn’t usually allow you to have much time together on your own wedding day. You spend months planning it and then barely remember the actual day, years later, because it goes by so fast.
When you elope you get to plan a wedding day experience that’s meaningful to you and built around what matters most to you. You get to slow down and enjoy your wedding day. You get to be present for every single moment of it. You get to have a stress-free experience without pressure or drama.
What is an Elopement?
So much more than a last-minute thing, or a way to get married in “secret”. Elopements are about you choosing to have a wedding day that’s free of stress, rush, judgement, and pressure. A wedding day that’s more valuable, and truly unforgettable. Eloping means having a wedding day that gives you the time to be connected, present, and savor every moment- together.
An elopement is a wedding day that’s focused on just the two of you, and your wedding ceremony. Sometimes they’re referred to as a “micro wedding”. It can be just the two of you there, or include up to a handful of guests. I define an elopement as any wedding that has 25 or less guests, where the focus is exclusively on the couple.
Elopements can be an epic adventure, where you hike all day to an amazing location to say your vows- like the top of a mountain. Or it can be a simple affair where you tie the knot in place that’s meaningful to you. It doesn’t have to involve strenuous hiking, or traveling to another country- but it can if that’s what you want! There are no rules, and no wrong answers. You do whatever feels right for you.
It starts with me helping you design your perfect elopement experience. I’ll get to know you both as individuals, and as a couple. That’s important because it creates trust on both ends, and it allows me to be able to tell your story authentically. Plus, you’ll feel way more comfortable and relaxed once you get to know me.
On your wedding day I’ll capture your story in amazing, meaningful photographs. I’ll create a space that allows you to feel comfortable and connect with each other. And together we’ll create photos that capture your love story in a beautiful, meaningful way.
You’ll have so much more than just AMAZING photos (although that’s a big perk!). You’ll have help planning everything from finding the right location for your ceremony, to all the logistics. You’ll have guidance, support, and peace of mind knowing you’re being fully taken care of and part of an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience.
What if we want to have an adventurous elopement, but we aren’t hardcore hikers/adventurers?
Not everyone is an avid mountaineer or hardcore adventurer. I can help you plan a wedding day that incorporates wild scenery and epic locations that don’t involve long hikes or strenuous activity. There are tons of amazing places and things to do that are easily accessible.
Do we need to hire an officiant?
There are lots of options when you choose who’ll marry you. In most states, including Michigan, you’ll need an ordained person to make your marriage official. If you decide to hire someone, I can give you a few recommendations. I’m ordained myself and am happy to sign as your officiant if needed! If you have a couple guests they can sign as witnesses, or we can ask a couple people on our way. They’re always happy to help! In some states, like Colorado, you can self-solemnize your wedding. That means you sign your own marriage license and it’s totally legal!
How many hours of photography would we need?
That depends on what you have planned for your wedding day! But I always suggest that you plan on getting as much of the day documented as possible. After all, this is your wedding. It’s a one time shot. It’s going to be incredible, and it deserves to be documented in amazing photographs. You’ll treasure them forever, and you won’t regret it!
“Andrea was there for us from the beginning, and made everything so easy. She helped us find this amazing place that was way better than we could have ever imagined. She was truly an asset- from helping us plan, to being our hiking companion, to telling us random facts about the nature in the area! We’re usually really awkward when it comes to getting pictures taken, but Andrea made it so easy and we never felt uncomfortable. It was the best experience! We are in love with our photos!!! Definitely call Andrea if you’re looking for an elopement photographer!”
-Chloe Martin | Isle of Skye, Scotland
WHAT YOU’LL GET
+ UNLIMITED support and guidance from me, as a friend and expert wedding professional, throughout your experience.
+ My help planning your wedding day timeline to avoid stress so you can make the most of your wedding day.
+ Customized location recommendations and access to planning guides so you’ll know exactly what to expect and what to do in order to have the best experience.
+ The story of your wedding day documented in amazing, TIMELESS images so you can re-live all the memories and share them with family and friends for the rest of your lives.
+ Photos that capture the true essence of your love story. That you’ll FEEL. That will make your heart flutter, even decades from now.
+ unlimited FULL RESOLUTION downloads for you AND your friends and family.
+ FULL RIGHTS to your photos so you can legally print and share them, wherever & whenever.
+ ALL of your photos edited to perfection and ready to share right away!
+ AND SO MUCH MORE!
Elopements within Michigan’s Lower Peninsula start at $2900 for 5 hours and include everything above, and then some.
Upper Peninsula elopements start at $3400, all-inclusive.
Thinking of eloping somewhere besides Michigan? Awesome! There are so many epic locations and I’d be happy to help you choose the perfect one. US destinations start at $4900 for 6 hours and international locations start at $6000 for everything.
A connection-focused experience like no other, perfect for engagement photos, anniversaries, or just a day-in-the-life with you and your love.
Starting at $900 (50% off when booked with your wedding) for local sessions.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
I know planning your wedding can be overwhelming at times. I want your wedding photography experience to be easy and stress-free. Just know that I’ll guide you through the whole experience, let you know exactly what to expect, and when to expect it. You’ll never feel in the dark. I’m here for you!
01. GET IN TOUCH!
Use the contact form on my website to tell me more about you. I’ll respond asap- within 48 hrs- with more info including a full price guide!
02. SCHEDULE A PHONE OR VIDEO CALL.
Let’s talk about your hopes and dreams! We can get to know one another before you decide to work with me. I promise this isn’t a sales call! It’s just for us meet each other and daydream together about your perfect wedding day.
03. RESERVE YOUR DATE.
Start by choosing your ideal collection (package). Then you’ll read and sign a wedding photography agreement. The last step is placing a $500 retainer to reserve your date. Then the fun really begins!
04. I’LL BE YOUR GUIDE.
I’ll be here to help you, answer your questions, provide support, and let you know exactly what to expect throughout your experience. You can relax and enjoy everything, knowing you’re in good hands!
05. YOU’LL HAVE THE BEST WEDDING DAY EVER!
You’re going to have the most amazing, unforgettable wedding day ever! I promise!
06. YOU’RE GOING TO OBSESS OVER YOUR PHOTOS FOR YEARS AND YEARS TO COME!
I’ll send you a private sneak peek within a few days, and you’ll receive your full collection of photos within 6 weeks. I promise it’s worth the wait! You’ll have your wedding story told through AMAZING photographs, and you’ll treasure them forever!