elopements

Elopements and intimate weddings with less than 50 guests have easily become my very favorite thing to photograph. 

I love how you can still have all the beautiful elements of a more traditional wedding day, but you don't feel so rushed and overwhelmed by a strict timeline and tons of guests to please. 



EVERYTHING YOU NEED 
TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER ON YOUR elopement

Whether it's on a mountainside, a tropical beach, or at a little white church, we love all kinds of elopements and are ready for the adventure.

This day is about more than pleasing your extended friends and family. It's about two people who are madly in love. It's an honor to play a part in such a significant day and we hope you'll choose us to be a part of yours! 

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THE elopement PROCESS

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next step:

You've thoroughly stalked my website and Instagram feed, and you like what you see. So the next step is setting up a time to chat (in-person or via Facetime) and make sure we're the perfect fit for one another.   

We get to know each other 
over a cup of coffee or glass of wine !

Once your date is officially reserved, we'll send over a quick questionnaire that will allow us to help you prepare for the big day. We're happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more!

Date secured. And now the fun begins!

Although some of our elopement clients opt out of doing an engagement session, it is 100% still an awesome option for you guys to get comfortable in front of my camera. Go to the blog to see examples of past engagement sessions for inspiration!

The engagement session. 
Should we?

We check in a few weeks before the elopement to go over timeline specifics, special details, and anything else we should know about your big day. We create a detailed timeline for each of our couples so that everyone is on the same page and nothing is forgotten. 

Elopement prep.
Let's get organized for the big day!

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" in an intimate setting focusing on the reason for the day: being married and madly in love. Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your elopement day. It's going to be awesome.

The Big Day!

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about four weeks of your elopement. If you chose to purchase a luxury photo album (you totally should!), this is when we start the design process! So fun! Albums typically take two months from start to finish.

Your images are ready!

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Hair & Makeup :: Sugar & Spice Salon   / Florist :: Roses Too / Wedding Planner/Coordinator :: Events by Krystle /  Gown designer :: Willowby Watters / Invitations :: Magnolia Pen & Paper / 

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jess & jp

Magen's Bay, St Thomas usvi

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katrina & josh

pilot mountain state park

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Hair & Makeup :: Grace Jansen Beauty & Kaylin Blanchard / Florist :: Court Square Florist /  Caterer :: HPCC / Gown designer/retailer :: Maggi Bridal - Justin Alexander / Invitations :: Minted / Wedding Cake :: Maxi B's 

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chanler & zac

High point country club

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Hair & Makeup :: Behind the Veil, LLC / Florist :: Nava Floral / Wedding Planner :: Eastmade Event Co / Rings :: Victor Barbone  / Gown designer/retailer :: Marchesa Bridal / Bridesmaids Dresses :: Marchesa Bridal / Invitations :: Minted  / Wedding Cake :: Fiona’s Cakes 

hannah & alex

The Estate at cherokee dock

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lindsay & steve

Pilot mountain State Park

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Hair & Makeup :: Blush & Bobbys / Florist :: Just Priceless / / Ring :: Ellis Jewelers of Lexington /  Gown retailer :: Dawn's Bridals /  Invitations :: Magnolia Pen & Paper / Macarons :: Macarons by Aline / Shoes :: Bella Belle / Robe & lingerie :: Desirables by Amber Nicole

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haily & jon

Board & Batten events

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"My favorite memory will forever be my wedding day. Alayna & Casey were able to capture that day and those memories flawlessly. My husband and I could never convey how thankful we are to have been blessed with their talented work!"

- Aly & Tuck

“I could never convey how thankful we are”

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

Alayna responds so quickly and efficiently to all questions and concerns which helped put me at ease in such a stressful time planning a wedding. Alayna and her husband Casey are some of the nicest people we've ever had the pleasure of working with.

Brittani & Nate

"The nicest people we've ever had the pleasure of working with!

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"If there is one decision you can make right now to check something off your wedding to-do list, make it choosing Alayna as your photographer. She is not only supremely talented, she is an absolute joy to be around."

- Emily & Phil

“She is an absolute joy to be around”

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

"We are beyond happy with all of our photos. They turned out incredible! Alayna is a joy to spend time with and she works hard to make sure she captures every moment of your special day!"

- Maddy & Guy

“she works hard to make sure she captures every moment”

THEY HAVE THE KINDEST THINGS TO SAY

For investment details and availability, please send a message using the contact form. We accept a limited number of elopements each year. Elopements are all unique and we love creating a custom collection for each couple, beginning at $1k. 

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