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Since 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

WHY SHOULD WE ELOPE/HAVE A COURTHOUSE WEDDING?

 

Maybe you're low-key lovebirds who'd rather invest in an epic honeymoon than a huge party. Or you simply want to make your commitment official ASAP without any fuss. Either way, eloping allows you to truly focus on what matters most - marrying your soulmate! No family drama, no seating charts, just pure love and zero distractions.

 

 

 

CAN WE STILL GET AWESOME PHOTOS IF WE ELOPE?

 

You betcha! Some of my most swoon-worthy galleries are from intimate elopements. We'll scout out Instabaddie-worthy murals, hidden garden nooks, you name it - then run around playing newlywed models for a few blissful hours. No stiff poses, just candid moments celebrating your fresh marriage!

 

 

 

HOW DOES A COURTHOUSE CEREMONY ACTUALLY WORK?

 

Honestly, it's refreshingly simple! You'll do a quick ceremony with your officiant (I can help you find a fun one!), and then we'll snap some happy portraits around the courthouse or nearby park. Maybe pop some bubbly after? The beauty is you can make it as chill or extra as you want!

 

 

 

CAN WE INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

 

Your day, your rules! Invite just your nearest and dearest to keep things intimate. We can even have a casual dinner with loved ones after the ceremony to celebrate. No minimum guest counts here!

 

 

 

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR ELOPEMENTS?

 

Absolutely! Dreaming of mountain vows, a beach elopement, or tying the knot in a wildflower field? I'm an elopement/micro-wedding location savant. Point me toward your vibe, and I'll hook you up with the dreamiest spot, permits, and all.

 

 

 

CAN YOU HELP US PLAN THE ELOPEMENT?

 

You know I do! I'm your one-stop elopement shop, helping with timelines, finding awesome Airbnbs, and recommending my wonderful friends for hair/makeup/flowers/cakes (or food trucks!), you name it. My vendor squad has options for every budget and style. If you need extensive planning, I can hook you up with my amazing planner friends - who can take care of everything for you - because let's be real - I'm not going to have the bandwidth nor the knowledge to plan the entire thing for you - but I'm happy to help in any way I can!

 

 

 

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR A COURTHOUSE WEDDING?

 

Honestly, anything goes! You can go the traditional suit and gown route if that's your jam. Or rock a sleek jumpsuit, funky printed dress, colorful tux - whatever feels authentically you. Heck, you can even wear an iridescent cape or kilt! The only rule is wearing what makes you feel like a sovereign.

 

 

 

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER?

 

I'd recommend inquiring 4-6 months before your ideal date, especially if you want to elope somewhere popular like national parks. But I've pulled off epic elopements with as little as 2 weeks' notice for my ultra-spontaneous lovebirds! Just give me a holler.

 

 

 

WHAT'S THE BEST TIME OF DAY FOR ELOPEMENT PHOTOS?

 

I'm a golden hour/sunset junkie! That magical window right before dusk gives us the yummiest warm, glowy light. But I'm always down for an adventurous sunrise session, too, if you're an early bird - I would just need an extra cup of coffee to wake up before 7 am, lol. We can even chase the light for an all-day elopement extravaganza!

 

 

 

CAN WE INCORPORATE OUR CULTURES/TRADITIONS INTO AN ELOPEMENT?

 

1000000% yes! I'm all about celebrating your background and relationship story through thoughtful details. Whether that means traditional outfits, meaningful ceremonies, or symbolic rituals - I'm here for it. Let's get creative in making your elopement uniquely YOU.

 

 

 

The bottom line? This is YOUR marriage celebration, celebrated however feels right. I'm just here to capture all the love and joy, no matter how big or small, traditional or offbeat. If you have any other burning Qs, I'm an open book! Can't wait to make your elopement dreams come true.

Let's set up a time to chat!

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