(a.k.a the best day ever)

Elopements

I’m your personal guide to help have a meaningful, memorable, FUN elopement to start a lifelong adventure.

What does eloping mean? 

An elopement is a small, intentional, intimate wedding experience that focuses on you as the couple rather than a large traditional wedding event. Some couples choose to elope with just the two of them, while others opt to include a small number of close friends and family.

When you elope, you get to choose exactly how you want to spend every minute of your day. If you're considering eloping, I encourage you to think about this: What would the best day ever look like for you and your partner? Maybe that includes hiking to a really epic mountain overlook, traveling to a place you've always wanted to visit, sipping craft beers around a campfire, or just spending a relaxing day with your closest family without the stress or expectations of a traditional wedding.  

Whether you choose a traditional wedding, an elopement, or something in between, the end goal is the same- getting married and committing your life to your partner. No type of wedding is right or wrong. It's whatever you and your partner want to do and whatever will make you and your partner happiest.

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Why choose to elope?

There are many reasons to elope, but there is no right or wrong reason! From my experience, here are a few reasons why couples choose to elope:  

I'm not just a photographer. I'm your personal elopement assistant. 

Yes, you'll get amazing photos, but I'm more than just a photographer! I'm your personal elopement helper, location scout, planning consultant, cheerleader, and adventure buddy. I'm most passionate about helping couples have a meaningful, memorable, fun elopement that truly represents who you are. I am committed to capturing real moments and genuine emotions, not just posed photos. My editing style is bright, bold, and colorful while preserving the natural colors in the landscape. 

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I can help with: 

You want a more intimate experience with just the two of you or a small group of close friends/family. 

You don't feel a connection with the traditions of a large wedding. It just doesn't feel like you. 

You don't want to manage the stress, planning, drama, or expectations of a traditional wedding.

You value experiences more than things.

You want to explore somewhere new together.

You want something different. And that's ok!

Location recommendations while taking into account accessibility, seasonality, difficulty, and of course, photo ops. 

Planning the elopement day timeline

Permitting 

Carrying things, fluffing dresses, or anything else you might need!

I don't just show up and take pretty photos. 

My goal is to create an experience to make your elopement the best it can be every step of the way. I build relationships with my couples and get to know you so that when the elopement day comes, you feel comfortable and confident in having a day that will feel authentically you. 

On elopement days, yes I take photos. But I also keep us on time, fluff dresses, hold bouquets, guide hikes, change plans if necessary, set up photo spots like first looks, figure out where to be to best capture moments, and make sure that I do my absolute best to tell the story of your elopement day through photographs. I'm there when you have no makeup on, and when you're getting dressed. I'm there when you laugh and when you cry. 

At the end of your elopement day, all you are going to have is the photos and the memories. Being an elopement photographer is exhilarating, exhausting, moving, inspiring, fun, a physical workout, lots of work, and a true honor.

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Testimonials

What’s it like to have me as your photographer? Hear it from some of the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. 

We will treasure these photos for a lifetime

My fiancé and I were so pleased with our experience with Abby! The golden hour light was so flattering, the location was beautiful and she was a pleasure to work with. She made us feel comfortable and let us be silly. The end results are amazing! Thank you Abby!!

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I can't say enough great things about Abby - her talent speaks for itself, her work ethic is second to none and she makes the overall experience natural and fun!

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with her for our wedding and absolutely LOVED the way that things turned out thanks to Abby's creative eye.  I am so incredibly grateful for all that she did to make our wedding amazing.


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Abby is incredible!

She gives great direction, making photos look and feel natural. She is prompt and sweet and has a great eye for beautiful photos. I cannot say enough good things about Abby and having her as a part of my wedding. She captured our big day so beautifully and I will cherish the memories she captured forever!

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Thank you Abby for the amazing experience, and beautiful photos!

Abby is amazing to work with! She responds quickly to questions, and even provided preview photos the day of our wedding! Her excitement and passion only make the photography experience even better. She asks for a list of photos prior and made sure we got all of the shots we wanted, even in the business of the wedding day! She joins in and truly enjoys herself while she is photographing the wedding. 

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Stop looking and book Abby! She’s one of the most artistic and talented people I’ve ever met.

Our wedding pictures far exceeded our expectations and we’ve had so many people compliment the images and originality of some of the shots. They’re perfect in every way and it wouldn’t have been the same with another photographer. She is the best at what she does!

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10/10 would recommend!
Her directions to help us not look awkward in photos was probably the most important.

Abby was amazing! Her attention to fine detail and coaching really gave us amazing wedding photos.  From our first phone call, to the engagement session, to all the planning and finally the wedding itself, her knowledge and skillful planning made everything run smoothly. She captured the day beautifully and we wouldn’t ask for a better photographer!

Want to book? Here's what's next!

If you like what you see, fill out the contact form and tell me more about your elopement. I will send you more information and we will go from there!

1. Initial Call

We will schedule an initial phone call to talk about your vision, get to know each other, and answer any questions. After the call, I'll send you a customized package and contract. 

2. Planning

After officially booking me (yay!), I'm here to help you plan. We'll talk locations, schedules, timelines, and more. 

3. Questionnaire

About three months before your elopement date, I'll send you an in-depth questionnaire that goes over everything I'll need to know. 

4. Final Call

About a month before the elopement date, we will have a final call to talk through all the final logistics and plans. 

5. Elopement Day!

The elopement day is finally here! I’ll be there documenting the day and helping to ensure that you have the best day ever. 

6. Galleries

Within a week of the elopement, I will send you a preview gallery. Within 2 months, you will receive your final digital gallery. 

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Packages
and Pricing

I believe in keeping my pricing upfront and straightforward. All packages include photography coverage by me, planning assistance, print credit, and a digital gallery of professionally edited, high-resolution images with full printing and downloading rights. I do not limit myself to a certain number of images, but you can expect to receive approximately 60 images per hour of photography coverage. All packages can be customized based on what you're looking for. 

Note: pricing and packages are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

Summit Elopement

  • 8 hours of photography coverage
  • Travel to any location within a 120-mile radius of Boulder, CO
  • Up to 20 guests in attendance
  • $100 print credit
  • Custom location and planning guidance 
  • Digital planning guide
  • Personal website to view, download, print, and share high-resolution photos

Investment: $3,200

Mountain View Elopement 

  • 6 hours of photography coverage
  • Travel to any location within a 60-mile radius of Boulder, CO
  • Up to 20 guests in attendance
  • $100 print credit
  • Custom location and planning guidance
  • Digital planning guide
  • Personal website to view, download, print, and share high-resolution photos

Investment: $2,800

Trailblazer Elopement

  • 4 hours of photography coverage
  • Travel to any location within a 60-mile radius of Boulder, CO 
  • Up to 20 guests in attendance
  • $50 print credit
  • Custom location and planning guidance
  • Digital planning guide
  • Personal website to view, download, print, and share high-resolution photos 

Investment: $2,000

Boulder Local Elopement

  • 2 hours of photography coverage
  • Travel to any location within Boulder, CO
  • Up to 10 guests in attendance
  • $25 print credit
  • Custom location and planning guidance
  • Digital planning guide
  • Personal website to view, download, print, and share high-resolution photos 

Investment $950

Usually not available on Saturdays from May-October, but I might have an opening so feel free to reach out!

Not available on weekends from May-October

Build Your Own

  • 2-12 hours of coverage
  • One or two photographers
  • Print Credit
  • Locations anywhere in the world
  • Extra coverage for rehearsal dinner, day after, ect. 
  • Custom location and planning guidance
  • Personal website to view, download, print, and share high-resolution photos 

Starting at $950 | Options Include: 

Winter Elopements

I offer special rates if you want to elope in Colorado in the winter between November and April. Don't worry, we can still have an awesome day without completely freezing. Snow can be really fun!

Investment: Varies

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planning resources on the blog

Sample Elopement Timelines

8-Hour Elopement Day

11:30am-Abby arrives
11:30am-Getting ready at a cabin
12:30pm-First look
1pm-Drive to trailhead
1:30-2:30pm-Hike to ceremony location
3-3:30pm-Private vows/Ceremony
3:30-4pm-Photos with guests
4-4:30pm-Couples Portraits
4:30-5:30pm-Explore/Activity
5:30-6:30pm-Sunset photos
6:30-7:30pm-Hike back in twilight
7:30pm-Arrive back at car. Abby leaves.

6-Hour Elopement Day

1:30pm-Meet Abby at trailhead
1:30-2:30pm-Jeep ride to ceremony spot
3-3:30pm-Private vows/Ceremony
3:30-4pm-Photos with guests
4-4:30pm-Couples Portraits
4:30-5:30pm-Explore/Activity
5:30-6:30pm-Sunset photos
6:30-7:30pm-Drive back
7:30pm-Arrive back at car. Abby leaves.

4-Hour Elopement Day

2:30pm-Meet Abby at trailhead
2:30-2:45pm-Walk to ceremony spot
3-3:30pm-Private vows/Ceremony
3:30pm-4pm-Couples portraits
4pm-5pm-Explore/Activity
5-6pm-Sunset photos
6:30pm-Arrive back at car. Abby leaves.

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