7 Signs You should elope

So you’re wondering if eloping might be the right choice for you two. Being newly engaged is a whirlwind of emotions, and can bring on a lot of uncertainty of what your wedding will look like. So we compiled 7 signs that you should elope and why! What is an elopement or adventure wedding? Eloping […]

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Ope! 7 Best Places to Elope in the Midwest - Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan Elopement

The end of summer sunlight warmed our goosebumps as we met Mae and Jess at the beach for their Lake Michigan elopement. We headed out in the early morning to grab a paddleboard and spent the morning paddleboarding around Lake Michigan, splashing and laughing as sand found it’s way into our bags.

Lake Michigan Elopement at Ludington State Park // Michigan Elopement Photographer

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A dreamy autumn Upper Peninsula Elopement

Upper Peninsula Elopement // Black Rocks // Michigan Elopement Photographer

A layer of thick fog hovered over the copper treeline as we made our way to Black Rocks, for an epic Upper Peninsula elopement in Michigan. We carefully picked our way over the volcanic rocks, while the wind hissed in our ears. It was cold, but not enough to hurt.

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Sun rays cut through the pines as we made our way down a skinny dirt road for this magical Manistee Forest elopement. We met Amy and Ted in the parking lot by the trailhead and got to work shooting the prettiest details. From there we set up the cutest picnic, complete with mini champagne grapes, gouda, and sparkling peach wine! (Shoutout to Trader Joes for having the best picnic foods)

Magical Manistee Forest Elopement // Michigan Elopement Photographer

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The sweetest first look at this Indiana summer wedding

Indiana Summer Wedding // Hannah & Corbin // Indiana Wedding Photographer

nd a lovely forecast of showers. But a little wind couldn’t damper their spirits. We braved the wind and they had the sweetest intimate first look, and then read heartfelt letters to each other *cue the photographer tears.*

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It was a year later than they were expecting as Natalie and Cody stood hand in hand under the string lights of Bergstaff Place. It wasn’t what they had originally planned, after rescheduling due to COVID, their love still strengthened through all of the trials 2020 threw their way.

Bergstaff Place Spring Wedding // Natalie & Cody // Fort Wayne Wedding Photographer

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Elopement Activities for a Unique Experience - Picnic

Elopement Activities for a Unique Experience

Eloping gives you the freedom to do whatever you want and create your dream day. After all, this is the start of your marriage, so of course it should be all about you two! Often couples will ask, “can we do XYZ?” and the answer is always of course! The best part of elopements is that there are no rules!

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A golden hour Sedona Elopement near Thunder Mountain

It was the most perfect afternoon for a Sedona elopement. The wind playfully tickled our necks and the sun smiled down as we made our way through the red rock trails. After a sweet first look these two shared vows overlooking Sedona and the iconic Bell Rock. After shooting for a while we headed to a different trailhead near Thunder Mountain.

Sunset Sedona Elopement

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Indiana Dunes Elopement

It was a brisk 40 degrees when I met Celine and Jonah at Indiana Dunes for this elopement style shoot, but the sun was still shining in all her brilliance. We bundled up and made our way along the beach braving the wind that blew hard enough to offend, but not enough to hurt. In the comfort of the golden sunlight they ran and danced along the sandy trails of Indiana Dunes, with the seagrass tickling our ankles.

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Elopements and traditional weddings are vastly different, with most people thinking eloping means just running off to the courthouse to get legally married. But elopements in today’s age have evolved rapidly and are steadily gaining popularity and favor over traditional weddings. So what are the biggest differences? We’ll tell you six of ’em.

Elopements vs. Weddings: 6 Major Differences

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