What kind of couples do you work with?
We’re all friendly people and love working with all kinds of personalities! The only qualifications are that you two love each other and you want an unforgettable adventure for your day 🙂 Whether you want to have an easy hike to breathtaking views for your vow exchange, or you want to do a multi-pitch alpine climb for your ceremony – we’re here to help craft and document it all. Whether this is your first outdoorsy experience, or you grew up hiking in the backcountry with your family – we’re here to be your guides through the entire process.
How much hiking do your couples do?
It varies, but we pretty much always hike a minimum of 2 miles round trip throughout the course of the elopement. Some couples prefer lighter hiking and others want a longer trek, so we tailor our location recommendations based on how much hiking you and your guests are up for. If you are inviting guests who can’t hike far, we know of roadside locations that are perfect for ceremonies. But we always go off during sunset and do additional hiking with just the couple. We should also note that we always stay out through the full sunset and into blue hour, so we are usually hiking out as it gets dark. Don’t worry, we bring headlamps!
Do you photograph elopements with guests?
We do! We love meeting your closest loved ones that share the same passion for outdoor adventure that you have. We help recommend locations that can accommodate your guests hiking ability and craft a day that includes quality time with your guests, with some alone time for your own personal adventure too 😉
*We have limited availability for elopements with 10-15 guests and highly recommend working with one of our recommended elopement planners/day-of coordinators for anything over that guest count. We still help with much of the planning process, but having a dedicated person to handle the organization, setup, decorating, and so much more for you on the elopement day is invaluable.*
Do you photograph larger weddings?
In short, the answer is no. There’s nothing wrong with larger weddings, but our expertise is best put to use planning and photographing elopements and intimate weddings with 15 guests or less. Photographing adventure elopements comes with a very different skillset than traditional weddings. By focusing on this niche, we are able to bring the absolute best knowledge, skills, and service to your adventure.
What do you do in bad weather?
Have you ever heard the expression, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear?” That’s our philosophy! Due to a busy schedule and remote shooting locations, we cannot be flexible on dates based on weather. So it’s best to keep an open mind and embrace whatever Mother Nature throws at us! We’re experts in shooting in all kinds of weather, and we can tell you from experience that “bad” weather doesn’t mean a bad day or bad photos in the least. We’ll help prepare you for rain or shine so we can make the most of the day regardless of the weather. We promise you’ll end up having a blast and your photos of the day will be amazing either way!
Do you travel outside of what's currently on your travel schedule?
Short answer: sometimes. Once our travel schedule is set for the year, we generally stick to it. However, we love being spontaneous and exploring new places. If there’s a location you’d like for us to add to our schedule, and you think we might be interested in exploring it, get in touch! We’ll see what we can make work 🙂