Destination Elopement Photographer

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When you close your eyes and envision the day you get married, what do you see?

A small destination with only close friends and family, or just the two of you overlooking the sun setting over the mountains. If this sounds like the best idea ever, then eloping is for you!

When you elope time is not tied to expectations of others, but to the adventure of the day and the celebration of love. As your elopement photographer, I get the honor of capturing the essence of who you are as a couple and what makes your relationship special. The authenticity of the day spent together, in the moment, and spending the day exactly how you wish to spend it.

Making Memories

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Capturing Moments

You know the mom of the group?

Yup that’s me!

My name is Amelia Shahan, and as much as I would love to be a daredevil, I’m the caretaker. The one making sure you have everything you need. This makes me your elopement photographer who is a planner, who works to make sure that you get what you want. I will respect your boundaries as my goal is to ensure you feel safe. I allow you time and space to have the elopement you desire, documenting the day as you are.

When I eloped it was a courthouse wedding and a small meal after with just us and our witnesses. I’m so excited to see how eloping has changed to mean so much more (ours was perfect for us at the time), but today an elopement is about focusing on what you want as a couple. Taking time to focus and celebrate the joining of two lives in an intimate and intentional experience.

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Booking

You’re in the booking stage, checking out multiple photographers to see who you jive with, and this part is important, because we will be communicating and planning a lot in the coming months.

I want to get you on the phone before we sign anything and see if we connect. Nothing is more important then making sure the person capturing all the intimate moments of your wedding day is someone you are comfortable with.

Prepping

Yay, we connected!

After all the paperwork it’s down to the fun part. I will spend my time before the elopement working with you as a couple to find the best suited destination, epic views and make sure we have all the little details hashed out.

Got an idea at 4am

Shoot me a message, I may be asleep, but I will answer as soon as I am up. I know how those ideas can be coming in the middle of the night.

Elopement Time

We have our plans and it is the day of.

We arrive at our destination, excitement builds and we get to do it!!

I will spend my time photographing you both, catching all the little details of the day. I encourage you to take the day and celebrate the love you have for each other.

Imagine this

A morning hike to see a beautiful sunrise and say your vows at the dawning of a new day, Then going to get a scrumptious breakfast, maybe even feeding each other strawberries and champagne. Heading out for a dolphin tour, or maybe scuba diving (I’m certified).

Setting out to finish the day with a catered dinner and epic sunset photos, a beautiful ending to a day that is all about your love and commitment to each other.

What People Say

Amelia was so much fun to shoot with! I love how she truly wants to capture moments, not poses! I had a blast and now have memories to cherish! Thank you!

Shelby LemonIntimate Wedding

Amelia made our session fun and energetic even though pictures are not our thing. She made us feel so comfortable and gave direction but still asked us what we wanted. All of her photos are beautiful! So impressed!

Emily LaughlinIntimate Wedding