So, you've decided that a big wedding isn't for you. YAY! You've already made a HUGE decision to be brave and do something different. I'm seriously so proud of you because not everyone can make it even this far.
But now, you have no idea where to even start planning your elopement. Don't worry, I got you!
I have created a super simple and easy planning process so that you don't have to stress about a single thing. In fact, planning your elopement is fun because we can make it look however you want! There are no rules and there's no "right way" to elope. There's just your way.
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Go on your wedding adventure and receive your images back to enjoy forever.
We dream big and then plan ALL of the logistics for your elopement to make sure you're fully prepared. Locations, permits, timelines, and more.
Your free 15-minute consultation is for us to get to know each other a little bit more, discuss your vision for your elopement, and to officially secure your date.
"I love her mix of editorial, photojournalism, and fine art in her photography. She delivered photos lighting fast and had so many to choose from! The precious moments she captured will be cherished forever and share them with family, friends, and future children. I highly recommend Juliana as your photographer! "
-Grace & Edd
"She is a breath of fresh air. She helped us not feel so awkward in front of the camera. I have never had a session done where I LOVE every photo. Her editing style is amazing. I would 1000% recommend her and will cherish these photos forever. "
-Victoria & Brian
"She makes having your photos being taken a comfortable experience, while being laid back yet professional. She has truly honed her craft in capturing the natural personalities of couples, and she makes the planning process organized and streamlined. We knew we could trust her and she has been nothing less than a joy to work with!! I would recommend her services to any friend or family!"
-Sara & Seth
We loved working
RUN, don't walk to
hire Juliana today.
Juliana just gets it!!
"She made us feel so comfortable. She was patient, kind, and observant. She had every detail mapped out. We asked for specific types of shots and she went above and beyond to make sure it not only happened, but was executed perfectly for us. Her editing style is emotional and you can truly feel the love -- all while making sure to stay true to you. If you are looking for a photographer who will go the extra mile for you, Juliana is your girl. We can't thank her enough for the memories we have because of her."
-Chelsea & Austen
Juliana is exceptional!!
You care more about how your wedding day feels than looks.
You love the idea of creating a unique experience rather than planning a big wedding.
You laugh if your hair gets messed up by the wind.
You have a bucket list of places in the world you wanna explore.
You’d consider yourself someone who likes to things differently rather than feel pressured to follow the status quo.
You Might be my client if:
Using in-depth questionnaires, I'll take the details you provide to curate a list of locations for you to choose from that best fit your vision.
I'll help with permits, travel, marriage licenses, and vendor recommendations. I'll even show you how to pack your bouquet!
I'll provide exclusive VIP client guides that explain every step of planning, including elopement wedding attire & how to either tell or include your family.
"Choosing a photographer seemed daunting to me compared to other decisions we had to make during our wedding planning. I was sold based on Juliana's photos alone and I was impressed with her professional yet approachable manner. Our pictures obviously turned out beautiful. We typically feel awkward in the spotlight, but she did her best to make us comfortable throughout the day."
-Vanessa & Chris
"The photos were unbelievable and we had so much fun! My fiancé usually hates photos but even he said he fun with Juliana. She made us feel so comfortable and we were just able to laugh and have fun. Thank you for everything, Juliana. I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I know!"
-Maya & Nick
"Working with Juliana was an incredible experience! From her care in communication in planning and understanding our vision so she scouted the perfect location. And then, we saw the photos, I'm completely blown away. These photos are more beautiful than I ever hoped for! My husband is pretty comfortable in front of a camera, but I'm not. Juliana intuitively knew how to make me comfortable and gave clear posing instructions.I 100% recommend Juliana for your elopement. She absolutely over delivers."
-Ket & Alexander
WE COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLEd
Juliana is incredible!
Working with Juliana was an incredible experience!
"They turned out amazing! I cried a little when I first saw them because they're just SO beautiful! We love how you captured our true emotions and we cannot thank you enough. Our entire apartment might be covered in these photos!"
-Anisha & Rick
OMG we absolutely LOVE the photos!
This is not an 8-hour photoshoot. This is your love story. I simply will document the connection you already have & the excitement of this special day.
All of our conversations & questionnaires will help me know how to best capture your day wayy before you ever step in front of the camera.
This is a day where you can truly be yourselves as you commit your lives to one another. No pressure. No big audience. You can focus on each other and enjoy every minute of your elopement adventure.
• Do you photograph big weddings, Families, seniors, etc.?
• How long will it take to get our photos back?
• Do you Edit your photos?
• What happens if the weather is bad?
• How do you hike in wedding attire? Do we even have to hike?
• How does payment work?
• How do we know how much photo coverage we need?
• How many people can we have at our elopement?
• Where are you located? Do you travel?
I am based in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. I've lived in several different states, including Pennsylvania for 6 years, so I am still very familiar with Eastern PA and the Pocono Mountains. I grew up in Memphis, TN, though, and have a traveler's soul.
So, HECK YES! I will travel wherever you want to elope! All of my travel in included in pricing within the specified region of each collection.
No matter what location you choose in the world that’s accessible by standard commercial airlines and a 2WD car, there’s no extra fee- I’ll take care of all my own travel costs. (It just might be a bit more if you want to take a helicopter, hot air balloon, ect.)
Where are you located?
Do you Travel?
There are no rules on how to define your elopement. You can 100% include close family & friends on your elopement day! You can involve them in the entire day or have an adventure with just the two of you part of the day and then meet up with your guests for the ceremony & reception.
I usually do cap it at 25-35 people for elopements, though, because any more will begin to take focus away from the couple & the reason why you chose to elope is to create a unique experience just for you. Small weddings can have up tp 50 people but I only take on a limited number of those per year.
National and state parks or more remote locations most likely have a guest limit of under 20 people per permit rules.
How many People Can I have at My Elopement?
How do we know how much photo coverage we need?
Hit that contact button, fill out the form, and I'll help you figure that out. During your free consultation, I'll share with you what's possible and help you choose the right package for you. And you can always add more time during the planning process.
How Does Payment Work?
I require a 50% non-refundable retainer at the signing of the contract. That officially books your date! You'll immediately get access to all of my elopement planning guides or my outfit style guide for engagement/couple sessions.
The remainder 50% is due 30 days before your elopement date or 2 weeks before your Engagement/Couples session date! That way you can know everything is taken care of and get excited for your wedding day or session!
I send invoices through HoneyBook so you can sign the contract and pay online. Super easy.
How do you hike in wedding attire?
Do we have to hike?
Adventure is however you define it. Hiking and trails are not required for an amazing elopement adventure. In fact, I'm here for more the couples who do enjoy the outdoors but want easily accessible locations or go on easy 1-2 mile hikes or hang out in city locations.
You can embrace the mess, wear hiking boots and get your dress dirty (turns out great in photos). Or we pack your clothes and change before you say your vows.
What Happens If The Weather Is Bad?
Most of the time, I will suggest that we embrace whatever the weather brings us. Honestly, crazy weather makes for amazing photos and heck of a lot fun with the right mindset. Weather such as wind or rain even enhances emotions and storytelling.
That being said, if the weather is dangerous, we will absolutely pivot to our Plan B location that will also be amazing. Weather and climate are also factors we want to discuss when choosing a location so that we can plan the most optimal time of year to avoid known issues.
Yes, I hand edit every image so that they are all professional quality and match my style of editing.
However, I will not photoshop people's natural bodies. My entire philosophy behind my business is to capture couples as authentically as possible and I personally do not believe in the idea that we can photoshop ourselves into fake versions of ourselves.
I want to capture the REAL, messy, and imperfect moments. That's what is going to be long-lasting memories. That said, I will digitally remove acne breakouts or scars if you want as long as it can be covered with makeup and just needs a touchup.
Do you edit our photos?
Engagement & Couple Adventure Sessions take 2-3 weeks.
Elopements & Small Weddings take 6-8 weeks.
Sneak Peeks for all events: Within 24-72 Hours
All images are delivered via an online gallery you can download and share however many times you want. Prints, framed photos, and other products as well as albums are also available for order in the online gallery.
I will also design an album that tells your wedding day story the best and you'll have the opportunity to make comments and edits before we order the album.
How long will it take to get our photos back?
No. I have in the past, but I've found that couples is where my heart lies. Capturing authentic love is what sets my soul on fire. By specializing in just couples and then even more so on just elopements and small weddings, I'm able to serve my clients with an even better experience and give you all of my attention.
Do You Photograph Big Weddings, Families, Seniors, Etc.?
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