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ADVENTUROUS. STRESS-FREE. INTIMATE. MEANINGFUL. RELAXED.

What if you could go on an adventure together- somewhere breathtaking- and say your vows with the vast sky above and all of nature as your witness? Can you imagine how incredibly beautiful, intimate, and meaningful that would be?

When you choose to elope, the wedding of your dreams is at your fingertips and anything is possible! How would you design the wedding day of your dreams? Where would you go? What would you do?

Maybe you’d like it to just be the two of you, on a mountaintop, saying your vows with the wind in your hair and the universe above.

Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of renting a cabin in the wilderness and inviting your very best friends for an intimate, casual ceremony in the woods.

When you elope, you can do anything you want- and the best part is that your wedding day is completely about you. No big weddings with the stress of putting on a production for your guests. Just you, your partner, and maybe some close friends and family, choosing to make this day about you.

My husband, Scott, and I eloped in 2013. We chose to get married at Cathedral Rock in Arizona. It was just the two of us, our officiant, and our photographer. It was the most amazing time, and one of the most powerfully wonderful moments in my life. I can’t imagine us doing it any other way. We came home a week later, and had a backyard reception at our house, where we showed a slideshow of our wedding and celebrated with friends and family.

I’d love to tell your elopement story in beautiful, meaningful photographs. And if you’d like help planning your dream elopement, that’s what I’m here for- I can help you with choosing a location, all the logistics, planning your ceremony, how to obtain a permit if needed, hook you up with local vendors, and much more!

Why would I want full day coverage of my wedding or elopement?

Your wedding day is just that- an entire day! It’s going to be one of the most important days of your life, and it will be your anniversary, every year, from that day on! Lots of events will happen that day, and a whole story will be told. Your wedding day matters, and it deserves more than just a few hours of photos. You shouldn’t make the mistake of settling or skimping out on your wedding photography. When married couples were asked what things they most regret about their wedding, one of the top answers was not investing enough in their photography. It’s literally the most important thing you’ll have to remember your day by!

Couples planning an elopement typically are under the impression that they only need a few hours of photography. This is a myth that needs to be dispelled! Your wedding day- whether it’s a regular wedding with lots of guests, or an intimate elopement with just the two of you- is important! The story of your day deserves to be told!

Think about your favorite movie or book. What if the scene was never set, the beginning of the story never told? Now imagine if the ending of the story was left out. Without a beginning, a middle, and an ending a story just isn’t any good. The same goes for your wedding day- it’s going to have a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Your photographs should tell all three parts of the story of your wedding day so that everyone who looks at them is told a complete story, and so that years down the road, you can relive your day again and experience all of those memories again.

Your wedding matters. Whether it’s an intimate wedding with just the two of you, a big wedding with hundreds of guests, or anything in-between. It’s still your wedding day. Your wedding day is valuable and the whole day deserves to be documented in photographs.

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

- Help you plan out your timeline so your day flows seamlessly and you get the most incredible photos.

- I'll get to know you both, personally- not just as clients or a paycheck- so I can create photographs that are authentic to you. I want to know your story and I want you to feel like I'm a trusted friend, not just your photographer.

- Provide advice on things like locations, weather, permits, clothing, the best time of day for portraits, and what you can do to look amazing in photos.

- Recommend other vendors and businesses, such as officiants, florists, and stylists that I've worked with or pretty much anywhere in the world.

- Help you decide what to pack, and give you travel advice and tips.

- And more!

If you’re already married and you’re wishing you could re-do your wedding (maybe it was stressful, maybe you’re unhappy with your photos, or maybe you just don’t have the best memories from your wedding), consider a vow renewal! You can plan your vow renewal just like you would an elopement, and I promise it will be amazing!

LUME PHOTOGRAPHY PRICES

THE TWO-DAY EXPERIENCE

The ultimate, hands-down, best wedding photography experience! This is an incredible opportunity to tell your wedding story in the fullest way possible- think epic movie + amazing sequel! You’ll get:

  • Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage where I document your wedding day. This includes a 1-2 hour Connection Session, sometime during the day, where I’ll create some amazing and meaningful images with just the two of you.
  • Up to 6 hours coverage the day after your wedding. How about a nice, quiet breakfast in the morning followed by an intimate day-adventure to celebrate your new marriage? Sounds amazing, right?
  • An unlimited number of curated photographs. (approx. 800 for both days)
  • You’ll get all of your photos within 6 weeks after your wedding day, delivered in a private online gallery that can be shared with family and friends. Your gallery remains online for an entire year, and there’s a convenient online store to order gift prints from.
  • I want you to have the peace of mind that you’ll get to keep all of your photos and not have any extra cost, so you’ll be able to download each and every one of your photographs in original size and save them to your computer. You’ll have all the rights to share them online, print them, and have them forever!
  • An additional Connection Session that you can use for engagement photos or any time before your wedding day.

Anywhere in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula: $6400

Anywhere in North America: $7400 *all travel fees included!

Anywhere in the world: $8400 *all travel fees included!

 

 

THE FULL DAY EXPERIENCE

The full wedding day photography experience! Your wedding day story captured in meaningful photographs. You’ll get:

  • Up to 8 hours wedding day coverage where I document your wedding day. This includes a 1-2 hour Connection Session, sometime during the day, where I’ll create some amazing and meaningful images with just the two of you.
  • An unlimited number of curated photographs (approx. 500 for 8 hours).
  • You’ll get all of your photos within 6 weeks after your wedding day, delivered in a private online gallery that can be shared with family and friends. Your gallery remains online for an entire year, and there’s a convenient online store to order gift prints from.
  • I want you to have the peace of mind that you’ll get to keep all of your photos and not have any extra cost, so you’ll be able to download each and every one of your photographs in original size and save them to your computer. You’ll have all the rights to share them online, print them, and have them forever!
  • An additional Connection Session that you can use for engagement photos or any time before your wedding day.

Anywhere in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula: $3900

Anywhere in North America: $5400 *all travel fees included!

Anywhere in the world: $7400 *all travel fees included!

 

 

THE 6-HOUR EXPERIENCE

Your wedding day captured in meaningful photographs. You’ll get:

  • Up to 6 hours wedding day coverage. This includes a 1-2 hour Connection Session, sometime during the day, where I’ll create some amazing and meaningful images with just the two of you.
  • An unlimited number of curated photographs (approx. 300 for 6 hours).
  • You’ll get all of your photos within 6 weeks after your wedding day, delivered in a private online gallery that can be shared with family and friends. Your gallery remains online for an entire year, and there’s a convenient online store to order gift prints from.
  • I want you to have the peace of mind that you’ll get to keep all of your photos and not have any extra cost, so you’ll be able to download each and every one of your photographs in original size and save them to your computer. You’ll have all the rights to share them online, print them, and have them forever!
  • An additional Connection Session that you can use for engagement photos or any time before your wedding day.

Anywhere in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula: $3400
Anywhere in North America: $5000 *all travel fees included!

Anywhere in the world: $7000 *all travel fees included!

 

 

THE HALF-DAY EXPERIENCE

  • Up to 4 hours wedding day coverage. This includes a 1-2 hour Connection Session where I’ll create some amazing and meaningful images with just the two of you.
  • An unlimited number of curated photographs (approx. 200 for 4 hours).
  • You’ll get all of your photos within 6 weeks after your wedding day, delivered in a private online gallery that can be shared with family and friends. Your gallery remains online for an entire year, and there’s a convenient online store to order gift prints from.
  • I want you to have the peace of mind that you’ll get to keep all of your photos and not have any extra cost, so you’ll be able to download each and every one of your photographs in original size and save them to your computer. You’ll have all the rights to share them online, print them, and have them forever!

Anywhere in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula: $2900
*Local weddings only

 

 

CONNECTION SESSION

$750

For engagements, anniversaries, and couples who are madly in love. You’ll get:

  • A 1.5-2 hour photoshoot adventure. We’ll meet in an awesome location off the beaten path and spend up to two hours creating amazing, emotional, meaningful photographs of the two of you!
  • Wardrobe & styling assistance, and a session guide with more tips and ideas.
  • 50 curated photographs, hand edited in the Lume Photography style.
  • You’ll get all of your photos within 14 business days after the session, delivered in a private online gallery that can be shared with family and friends. Your gallery remains online for an entire year, and there’s a convenient online store to order gift prints from.
  • I want you to have the peace of mind that you’ll get to keep all of your photos and not have any extra cost, so you’ll be able to download each and every one of your photographs in original size and save them to your computer. You’ll have all the rights to share them online, print them, and have them forever!

Travel fees within Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are included.

Anywhere in North America $2000 *all travel fees included!

Anywhere in the world: $4000 *all travel fees included!

*Note: This session is for portraits only and can’t be used for elopement or intimate wedding photography. Your wedding day deserves so much better than that.

 

 

ADD ONS

10×10 Heirloom Wedding Album = $850

8×8 Lume Book with Wooden Box = $350

Add Hour = $350 ($500 day of wedding)

Second Photographer = $500

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

THE NEXT STEPS

I cant wait to begin! Here’s what comes next:

  1. Let’s talk! Over a phone call or video call we can talk about your dream elopement, get to know each other a little better, and make sure we’re a good fit.
  2. Reserve your date! It’s fairly simple- I just need your date, a general location, you’ll sign an online photography contract, and place a $500 retainer fee to complete your reservation.
  3. I’ll help you throughout the planning process! You can rest assured I’ll help you with all the details- major and minor- to ensure you get the most value out of your experience.
  4. Have the best day of your life! Relax, celebrate, and enjoy your day without worry! We’ll spend the day together as you prepare, make your commitment, share your firsts, and let loose.
  5. Relive it through your photos! I’ll send a sneak peek in a private gallery within one week, and your full gallery will be ready within 6 weeks so you can relive your wedding day story forever!
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