Michigan Elopements

What it means to Elope…

You’re making the brave choice to have a non-traditional wedding day that’s 100% uniquely yours!

Eloping allows you to throw away expectations and tradition in favor of an intentional wedding day that focuses on just the two of you- a wedding day experience that’s meaningful and unforgettable.

I would love to help you plan and document this incredible, one-of-a-kind experience in amazing photographs for you to share and treasure forever!

Sound familiar?

  • Your idea of a perfect wedding day is a fun, relaxed, non-stressful experience but you’re not 100% sure how to get that.
  • You want your experience documented in amazing photos, but you feel nervous or awkward about being in front of a camera.
  • The idea of having your wedding day in a gorgeous, natural setting appeals to you but you’re a little overwhelmed with possibilities.
TRUST ME, I’VE BEEN THERE
YOU’RE NOT ALONE

You’re experiencing these feelings because…

01. YOU’RE NOT AN ELOPEMENT PLANNER

Planning an elopement is super exciting! But with all the possibilities and options it can quickly get overwhelming. If you don’t have a ton of experience planning elopements and dealing with things like location scouting, permits, seasonal considerations, etc.- no worries! That’s why I’m here to help!

02. YOU’RE HUMAN

Most of us aren’t professional models or used to getting professional pictures done on a regular basis. If you’re like me, the idea of standing in front of a camera and knowing you’re being photographed makes you a little nervous. Ok, maybe a LOT nervous!

03. IT’s NORMAL!

I can promise you that your experience with me isn’t going to be like any other photo experience you’ve had. I’m all about creating an environment where you get to relax, be yourselves, and have fun while I’m just there hanging out with you and capturing it all in an easy, natural way. You don’t have to worry about posing or looking good, or being “on” all the time. Like all of my couples, you’ll love being able to just be yourselves and end up with beautiful, meaningful photographs!

IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO…

Have a wedding day that’s amazing, worry-free, and uniquely yours.


You’ll love being able to relax and enjoy the most incredible wedding day ever because I’ll help you plan and guide you through the experience. From choosing the perfect ceremony spot to planning the day’s events, I’ve got this. You don’t have to worry about a thing!

You won’t feel pressured to pose or look a certain way because you can trust that with my experience and guidance I will get the most beautiful photos that are natural and authentic – so you can share your experience and re-live it for decades to come!

I have just what you need

All-inclusive

MICHIGAN ELOPEMENT PACKAGES

You can rest easy knowing that everything is going to be taken care of when you choose me as your photographer (& guide) for your elopement!

I’m THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU IF…
  • You want to be able to relax and be present on your wedding day.
  • You’d like some help in planning the perfect experience.
  • The thought of dealing with salespeople makes you cringe.
  • You want natural, beautiful photos that tell your story authentically and without any stress.

The Full-Day Story

10 hours of continuous photo documentation on your day, plus:


Elopement portrait in Copper Harbor, Michigan
  • Exclusive planning guide
  • Help with locations, logistics, and timelines
  • Vendor recommendations
  • UNLIMITED photos
  • Private photo sneak peek within 5 days
  • All photos delivered within 6 weeks
  • FULL rights to print and share your photos
  • Unlimited image downloads for you AND your friends + family
  • One-year cloud backup
  • Online photo store
  • ALL travel fees and photographer expenses included
  • 50% off an Engagement or Connection Session

$4700

The Half-Day Story

6 hours of continuous photo documentation on your day, plus:


Wedding portraits at the black rocks on Presque Isle
  • Exclusive planning guide
  • Help with locations, logistics, and timelines
  • Vendor recommendations
  • UNLIMITED photos
  • Private photo sneak peek within 5 days
  • All photos delivered within 6 weeks
  • FULL rights to print and share your photos
  • Unlimited image downloads for you AND your friends + family
  • One-year cloud backup
  • Online photo store
  • ALL travel fees and photographer expenses included
  • 50% off an Engagement or Connection Session

$3500

The Mini-Story

4 hours of continuous photo documentation on your day, plus:


Double exposure with couple and wildflowers.
  • Vendor recommendations
  • All photos delivered within 6 weeks
  • FULL rights to print and share your photos
  • Unlimited image downloads for you AND your friends + family
  • One-year cloud backup
  • Online photo store
  • ALL travel fees and photographer expenses included

$2900

Customize Your Experience!

Charcoal luxe leather album

Add a wedding album!

Add a bespoke heirloom wedding album to your package and get 10% off!

You’ll be able to pick your cover options, view your album design online, make changes, and add upgrades if you wish.

$558 (10% savings!)

Elopement couple portrait in mid-Michigan.

Add a second photographer

A second photographer will accompany me on the day-of to capture varied angles and provide additional photos of your wedding day.

I will provide your additional photographer from my network of trained associates so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

$500

Hiking down Sugarloaf at night with the bride and groom

Add/subtract hours

You can customize your photography package by adding or subtracting hours of photography coverage.

Additional hours may be added at any time up to the day of your wedding. Adding hourly coverage on the day-of will double the cost.

$300 per hour


MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER & GUIDE

Andrea

I’m here to make your dream elopement the most incredible, stress-free, exciting day possible!

How it Works

01.

GET IN TOUCH

Before making things official, I set up a call with every couple so we can get to know each other! It’s very informal- we can talk about how you met, we’ll share stories, and then we start dreaming up your perfect elopement!

02.

PLANNING

After you’re officially booked, the fun part begins! I’ll help you plan your elopement experience from start to finish. You’ll have access to all the planning guides, and I’ll be there every step of the way!

03.

HAVE THE BEST WEDDING DAY EVER!!!

You’ll be able to relax and savor every moment of your elopement experience. I’ll document it for you in amazing photos, and you’ll be able to re-live it and share it with your loved ones for years to come!


THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT PHOTOS,
IT’S ABOUT THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE

YOU’LL BE SO HAPPY LOOKING BACK!

“Our wedding day was absolutely amazing and our experience with Andrea was phenomenal.

She captured the emotions of the day with perfection and really did make the entire trip. We would definitely relive the day again with her by our side and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone wanting to elope.”

-Kyle & Magen Ahlstrom

frequently asked questions

Awesome! I have experience with elopements and destination weddings all over the world! I’ve traveled as far as Scotland and Costa Rica to document stories of love and marriage. I would LOVE to help you decide on the perfect location if needed, meet you there, and be there with you to capture your experience in amazing photographs! Just get in touch and let me know what you’re dreaming up!

Definitely! But since elopements are a wedding that’s focused on YOU and your experience, elopements and intimate weddings usually have around 20 or fewer guests. Once you start inviting more than 40ish people, the day tends to be more about their experience than yours and resembles more of a traditional wedding.

Absolutely! You don’t have to be an avid hiker/adventurer to celebrate your wedding day in an adventurous way. I can help you plan an elopement that still incorporates the wild, epic scenery you love without the strenuous activity you don’t. Believe it or not, there are so many amazing places we can explore that are easily accessible, and I can’t wait to show them to you!

That depends on what you have planned for your wedding day! But I generally suggest that you plan on getting as much of the day documented as possible. After all, this is your wedding! It’s only going to happen once. It’s going to be incredible, and it deserves to be documented in amazing photographs. I would much rather have you feel grateful that you over-estimated how much time you had me there than regret not having me there longer.

Definitely! I’ll send you a list of my preferred vendors including videographers after you reserve your date with me.

I work with a company that offers Live Streaming and will be happy to connect you with a concierge!

Free Elopement Planning Guide
FREE DOWNLOAD!

Elopement Planning Guide and Checklist

I created a super amazing (and FREE!) Essential Elopement Planning Guide and Checklist with lots of information, tips, and details to help you!

Free Elopement Planning Resources

Elopement on Sugarloaf Mountain in Michigan in the snow
EXAMPLE GALLERY

REAL ELOPEMENT

Here’s a real elopement gallery I delivered, so you can get a better idea of what to expect.

QUESTIONS BEFORE WE GET STARTED?

GET IN TOUCH WITH ME!