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Choosing to elope or have a small wedding is choosing to set aside all expectations of what a "wedding" should be, setting aside those opinions that you decide not to listen to, and the obligations of what you feel will make others happy. You're putting it all to the side and focusing entirely on what is important to YOU as couple, and that is so incredibly special.

However I know this choice can be a a little overwhelming when you don't have a strict "guide" you're following for what your wedding day should look like - which is why I have come up with this sections of resources to help you along the way in planning your dream elopement or intimate wedding and making sure it is as stress-free as possible. These guides are here to help answer questions, figure out specific logistics for locations you want to get married in, and much more!

As you go through these guides don't forget I am also here as a resource for you and want to help you in any way possible to make sure your dreams become reality on your wedding day!

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If you want a truly breathtaking backdrop for your elopement in the US, this is it. Here’s what to know for eloping in the Smoky Mountains!

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Wanting to plan a stunning Telluride wedding but don’t know where to start? This full guide tells you where, when and how to get married here in Telluride, Colorado!

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Where To Elope: How To Get Started Choosing where to elope is one of the most exciting parts of planning your elopement. It can be a beautiful reflection of the love and relationship that you share with your partner. As an elopement photographer, I often find the majority of inquiries I get start with a […]

Couple holding hands and taking a quiet moment on their Colorado elopement day at Garden of the Gods.

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Colorado is one of the most ideal places to elope in the United states, And It’s not hard to see why people come from all over the world to have a Colorado elopement. When it comes to scenery, Colorado has it all. From the Great Sand Dunes National Park, Maroon Bells Lake in Aspen, the infamous mountain town of Breckenridge to the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Telluride – the options are endless.

eloping in lake tahoe

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Thinking about eloping in Lake Tahoe and want to know more details? We’re covering elopement locations, how to get a marriage license and more!

Couple kissing each other while they elope in Iceland with a city lit up down the mountain from them.

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In the last several years, eloping in Iceland has become one of the most sought after adventures for couples all over the world. It is NOT hard to see why! With a vast landscape of black sand beaches, glacier topped mountains, lush greenery, beautiful cliffside’s, and over 10,000 waterfalls, having your elopement in Iceland is a no-brainer.

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Eloping in Costa Rica is one of the best decisions you can make, and it’s easy to see why. The country is known for its amazing surfing, 200 + volcanos, breathtaking waterfalls, unbelievably colorful sunsets, and beautifully lush jungles. On top of it all, it’s extremely afford as well.

Couple holding hands while eloping and reading their vows to each other.

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Elopements often have the stigma of needing to be quick + painless. Since you aren’t inviting 200 people to witness your vows, why would you include any of the traditional elements of a traditional wedding? As an elopement photographer, I believe the answer to this question is because it is still YOUR wedding day!