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Dallas ELOPEMENT Photographer

Dante + Taylor

Dallas County Courthouse | Dallas, TX

Portrait Locations: Flippen Park
COVERAGE Duration: 2 hrs

As an intimate elopement and courthouse wedding photographer in Dallas, I specialize in capturing authentic, joyful moments for modern couples. With over 16 years of experience, my energetic yet relaxed shooting style puts you at ease, allowing me to document every laugh, tear, and meaningful instance as your unique day unfolds naturally. Whether it's just the two of you or a handful of loved ones, I have the flexibility and expertise to craft timeless imagery reflecting the cozy, romantic vibe you're going for.

intimate at home wedding photographer

From the getting-ready moments to the ceremony and post-nuptial portraits, I'll be there to capture it all with a keen eye for lighting, composition, and those unscripted instances of pure joy. My elopement and courthouse wedding packages offer affordable, all-inclusive coverage tailored to your needs. So, if you're looking for a laid-back photographer to tell your intimate love story, I'd love to connect! Book a consultation, and let's start planning your dream intimate celebration.

IT'S ALL IN THE THOUGHTFUL DETAILS.

 

For intimate celebrations like elopements and courthouse weddings, getting to know you as a couple is everything. I need that personal connection to capture those authentic, joyful photos you'll cherish forever. After your initial inquiry, our first step is a laidback phone or video call. This is where you can share all about you two lovebirds - your story, your vision for your special day, and all the quirks that make you unique. It's also how you'll get to know me and my warm, easygoing photography style. Making that real connection upfront ensures I'm the perfect fit for your intimate celebration!

 

I want this to be authentically YOU. We can ditch all those traditional wedding expectations for intimate celebrations like elopements and courthouse weddings where it's just you, your partner, and me. If you wake up on the big day and decide, "Let's grab brunch at that cozy cafe instead of doing a first look," I'm ready to roll with it! There are no stiff timelines, no fussing over traditions - just an easygoing experience focused on savoring every spontaneous, unscripted moment together as newlyweds. Maybe that means portraits amidst the city lights after your ceremony, followed by a low-key pizza party with your closest crew. The possibilities are wide open when not bound by a huge guest list! I aim to give you both the creative freedom to celebrate your love authentically without any rigid expectations weighing you down. If, mid-way through, you decide to switch locations or add an impromptu stop for ice cream, I'm game! I'll be with my camera (probably happily chomping on a big scoop of chocolate ice cream), blending into the background to candidly document all the laughter, happy tears, and quirky little moments that make your love story unique. So let's get creative and craft the intimate celebration that feels 100% "you!"

Grethy + Alfredo

Tarrant County Courthouse | Fort Worth, TX

Portrait Locations: Tarrant County Courthouse & Sundance Square surroundings
Coverage Duration: 2 hrs

What's included with your booking?

• ALL CULLED AND ARTISTICALLY EDITED IMAGES DELIVERED VIA AN ONLINE GALLERY FOR EASY DOWNLOADING

• PRINTED PRODUCTS LIKE ALBUMS AND PRINTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR GALLERy

• MY FULL ASSISTANCE WITH ALL THE DETAILS - FROM FINDING THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR elopement TO the photography timeline, even CONNECTING YOU WITH AMAZING VENDORS

• GUIDANCE ON NATURAL POSING AND INTERACTIONS TO CAPTURE AUTHENTIC MOMENTS

• TRAVEL WITHIN 50 MILES OF MY DALLAS STUDIO

• AND LOTS OF LAUGHS, INSIDE JOKES, AND UNCONTROLLABLE CHUCKLING TO KEEP THE VIBES LIGHT AND FUN!

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!

Why should we elope/have a courthouse wedding?

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!

Why should we elope/have a courthouse wedding?

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.

Why should we elope/have a courthouse wedding?

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.

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.

The Process

1Fill out the contact form
&
Book your consultation call
2Get to know me
Ask all your questions
During this call
3Read your contract
from top to bottom
ask any questions you have
4Sign your contract
Pay the retainer
&
Cross "book photographer"
off your list
Courthouse Weddings

 

✓ 2-HOUR COVERAGE
✓ ALL CULLED AND EDITED IMAGES
✓ PHOTOGRAPHY TIMELINE
✓ PERSONAL USE/PRINT PERMIT
✓ TRAVEL UP TO 50 MILES

 

$2000+TAX


*Available through Monday-Thursday only.

Elopement Collections

For your one-of-a-kind celebration, I offer customizable elopement packages and premium add-ons to craft an experience as unique as your story.

cOLLECTION 1

$8500

adventure

✓ up to 12-hour coverage

 

✓ 12X12" FINE ART ALBUM

 

✓ engagement session *

 

✓ all culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ Personal use/print permit

 

✓ travel anywhere in the us

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $4000

Collection 2

$5250

Road-trip

✓ 4-hour coverage

 

✓ engagement session *

 

✓ all culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ personal use/print permit

 

✓ Travel anywhere within TX

 

 

 

 

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $3000

Collection 3

$3250

Short & Sweet

✓ 4-hour coverage

 

✓ All culled and edited images

 

✓ photography timeline

 

✓ personal use/print permit

 

✓ travel up to 50 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADD VIDEO COVERAGE TO YOUR BOOKING FOR $1600

exclusive collection upgrades

Additional Coverage | $400/hourly

 

1-hour session | $400
2-hours session | $800

 

10x10 Fine Art Album | $1100
12x12 Fine Art Album | $1300

Deluxe Set | $2750
(1) 12x12 & (2) 10x10

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Studio Location

1409 Botham Jean Blvd. #237 Dallas, TX 75215
Visits by appointment only.

 

TEL: 469-500-4121

 

Hours

Wed-Sun: 10 am - 7 pm

 

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Tara Arseven is an all-inclusive Dallas, TX-based wedding and portrait photographer that offers wedding, destination wedding, elopement, engagement, surprise proposal, boudoir, family, business portrait, and fine art photography services.