Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT OR INTIMATE WEDDING?
It's an intentional decision to get married with an epic videw. Adventure elopements and intimate weddings are geared towards those who value experiences over things. Adventure elopements tend to be couples who want to hike to their epic location, go on a boat ride in Kaua'i, or get married in the middle of the ocean. When we say "elopement," we typically mean a wedding with up to 5 guests. An intimate wedding can include up to 25 guests. Both take place in majestic locations and both will be fun and adventerous.
WE'RE SUPER COOL, BUT WE'RE SUPER AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. HOW DOES THAT WORK?
I'm glad you asked. I know you may think you will photograph awkward, but get that idea out of your head lol. I will pose you from head to toe. Instead of having you smile at me i'll ask you to whisper your vows in another accent. This gives me genuine moments and genuine reactions instead of saying, "smile at me." I just need you to come with an open mind and ready to have fun.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER SUCKS?
Ughhh I know. Due to the nature of our job, we are unable to be flexible with dates due to weather. However, we are the type of people that embrace the unexpected and make the best out of it. In your questionnaire i'll ask what you'd like to do if weather isn't the best. We can find a covered location or you can drink pina coladas and dance in the rain. We're down for anything.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of photos you receive depends on what we're doing and where we're going. We find that on average we deliver 50-75 images per hour we spend with you. We'll take wayyyy more photos than that, but we carefully choose the BEST images. We won't overwhelm you with thousands of photos, but we definitely won't leave anything out.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE GET OUR PRIVATE GALLERY?
I think this is the most asked question hahah. So after you're session, you'll receive a few sneak peeks within 24-48 hours. Full galleries are typically delivered within 4-6 weeks from your session date. Editing time varies based on how much editing may be needed and our current workload. We do offer rush editing where your gallery will be delivered with 24 hours. This option will be available as an add-on when booking your session.
DO YOU ONLY SHOOT ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?
Great question! The short answer is, no. We offer portraits, maternity, headshots, boudoir, underwater, and senior portraits. We like to advertise what we shoot most, but we do offer other sessions as well. You'll be able to let us know what session you'd like during your initial questionnaire.
DO YOU OFFER ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES FOR ELOPEMENTS AND WEDDINGS?
Ohhh yessss we doooo! Our team offers coordination, officiant services, custom floral, professional hair and makeup, custom cakes, photography, and videography. If you're looking for other vendors, don't worry- we got you. Since we're in the industry and work with many talented vendors, we'll point you in the right direction to whatever you need.
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO ELOPE?
There are a bunch of reasons, but here are a few most common reasons people choose to elope or opt for an intimate wedding:
A big wedding doesn't seem like you or seems very stressful. A big wedding isn't everyones cup of tea. Big weddings can be so much fun, but for the right person. Elopements offer an alternative that focuses more on the couple and less on the event.
They want to just focus on each other. When you choose to elope, you take a lot of pressure off and that gives you more time to focus on the both of you instead of entertaining hundreds of guests.
Some people aren't that close to their families. This makes my heart sad, but it's the truth for some couples. Sometimes their family may not agree with their decision and the couple wants to have a positive wedding day with great vibes and a whole lotta fun.
Eloping offeres more possibilities and flexibility. When you elope you can choose multiple locations or opt for a location with different scenery options. Want to get a bite to eat? Great! We'll get some awesome lifestyle photos!
They want to save money. Okay so this can go either way. You can spend the same amount as you would on a wedding, but you can spend that money on traveling or doing whatever YOU want to do. Typically elopements are a more affordable option, but make sure to take into account, flights, lodging, food, activities, car rental etc.