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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ELOPE?

Updated: Apr 19

Most people I know explain eloping as running away to some secret spot to get married. They don't tell they're friends or family about it and just do it, spontaneously. This, in a way is true, but eloping is soooo much more than that theses days. Elopements were once thought out to be minimally planned, last minute, non extravagant events blurred with shame, judgment and embarrassment.


I'm here to tell you, that's NOT the case about elopements anymore.


The real definition of an elopement is a true reflection of your relationship in an honest, meaningful and intentionally intimate way where the focus of the day is really about the two of you.


It doesn't matter who's with you, where you're doing it or how you're eloping.


Your elopement should stay true to you and all you believe in.



As an elopement and wedding photographer who has guided numerous brides on their adventures I can tell you I’m passionate about planning with you and passionate about what I do. I love helping people understand what elopements are all about!


Why?


Because every-time I go on an elopement journey with a couple it’s pure magic and I love every second of it.


Elopements are about being in the moment and staring into your partner’s eyes while saying vows in a forest or by the ocean without fear or judgment or doubt.


It’s about bringing the focus back to your and your day because choosing your love and how you do it is the most important. It’s about being newly married and looking out into beyond knowing that you’re going to face this new chapter of your lives together.

So many people feel like their day has to be about having a huge extravagant wedding to please their family and friends. I’ve seen days get lost to so many couples who are muddled by traditions, stress and chaos. I've even seen bridal parties follow the couple to their secret location and don’t let the bride and groom have alone time after the ceremony to take portraits. If you love a good big ol'party then, great! You should have it. I’m just here to explain that your d