Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

I'm based in good ole' Fort Wayne Indiana, but travel all over the Midwest for sweet weddings and elopements. Travel costs are already factored into all my packages as well!

What's the difference between weddings and elopements?

We define elopements as 20 guests or less! Over 20 guests we consider a wedding, although there is no difference in pricing, the only difference is the hours of coverage offered, with elopements starting at 2 hours, and weddings at 6 hours. 

We feel awkward in front of the camera. What should we expect?

I feel you. Getting your photo taken can feel super intimidating or scary, but don't worry! I love to play fun music to fit the mood, and get you guys moving and laughing organically through natural prompts. Forced poses and "cheese!" is not my forte, and instead I love to hang out, chat, and capture you two as you are. I love candids, but I absolutely give direction when needed to make sure you are comfortable. (Because who ever knows where to put their hands?)

How do we know how much coverage we need?

We'll figure this out together over your consultation call! I'll go over example timelines, details of your day, and what you want covered to ensure you have the perfect amount of coverage. And you can always add on more time if wanted at any point as well. 

Do we have to hike for our elopement?

Not at all! The majority of elopement photos you see on this page involved less than one mile of hiking total. You don't have to be a super active hiker to elope, and you can decide how much walking you're comfortable with. There are tons of locations that are just a ten minute walk from a parking lot to reach! Or consider a taking a tour with a 4x4, jeep, dune buggy, boat, or helicopter if you want a private, remote location or epic views without a long hike. 

What if We're eloping, but don't have a location yet?

Actually, a lot of couples don't have exact locations / details figured out yet when booking with us and that is totally okay! We get that this is probably your first time planning an elopement, so we are very hands on and work with you to find a location that fits you perfect. We also send you a questionnaire that goes over scenery suggestions and what you like. From there I'll send an extensive location list with all the details (like trail length and difficulty) and we'll collaborate to find the perfect hidden gem locations!

Do you use a shot list + do formal shots?

Rather than going off a shot list of what to capture, I like to shoot the day as it naturally unfolds. I capture all the details, getting ready shots, group photos and of course family formals- just without the "pretend to do this and pose for fifteen minutes!" I also understand family members love the classic photos of the two of you smiling for the camera, so I am always sure the sprinkle a few traditional photos into your gallery as well, so your grandma has something to hang on the fridge!

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely! Once upon a time Jake and I were scrounging pennies to afford our own intimate wedding, so I totally feel the stress of wedding budgeting. I offer several different payment plan options, so you don't have to worry about finances, and instead can focus on enjoying this chapter of life to the fullest with each other! 

How do we officially book?

Booking is easy peasy. Once a contract is signed and a 30% retainer is made you are officially all booked! I usually communicate with you over the phone or email but we can absolutely meet up for drinks and chat about details. 

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