I truly LOVE working with couples like you who want to do something different and be in control of their own story. You're freaking amazing!
You love the idea of intentionally designing a perfect day just for you, celebrating your marriage the way YOU want that blends luxury and adventure so that your wedding is a true representation of your relationship.
But with this new freedom, out go all of the rules and structure of a traditional wedding. When there's no right way to elope, you might be wondering where you even begin to plan something like this.
Working with me means you get a professional photographer, elopement planner, travel expert, dress fixer, bouquet holder, your own personal hype-woman and adventure buddy!
Whether you both love the outdoors and want to be surrounded by nature on your elopement day...
Or you’d much rather bop around the city to explore your favorite museums and rooftop bars...
I will help plan THE perfect day so that you’re freaking excited about - don't be surprised if you start telling EVERYONE what we have planned.
I want to empower you to push traditional boundaries and create a unique wedding experience you’ll never forget.
"I love the mix of editorial, photojournalism, and fine arts in her photography. She was able to deliver quality photos lightning fast and we had so many beautiful photos to choose from. The precious moments she captured will be cherished forever, and we are so excited to share them with our friends, family, and future children."
- Grace & Edd
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, Juliana is your girl! We can't thank her enough for the memories we have because of her.
- Chelsea & Austen
Provide you with an exclusive Elopement Planning Guide that walks you through every step of dreaming up your best day.
Find your perfect locations and activities [and a few backups just in case the weather acts up].
Create a customized, stress-free timeline tailored just for you so we cover everything you want to do on your elopement day.
Help with securing the necessary permits for your locations.
Recommend local vendors such as florists, officiants, luxury picnics, hair and makeup artists.
Plan and customize your entire elopement day to ensure we tell your full love story and. we don't just capture your ceremony and a few portraits.
Packages start at $3,500
With 3 elopement packages to choose from, you can completely customize. your wedding day experience with a minimum of 4 hours to ensure a relaxing, stress-free experience.
Most of my couples book 8+ hours with an average spend of $5k.
My half-day and full-day elopement options are for those those who want a carefree, laidback day with plenty of time to for getting ready, a first look, your ceremony & vows, multiple amazing locations and activities, and include a few guests to celebrate with your dinner, first dance, and cake cutting or however you want to celebrate!
Schedule a free 30-minute consultation where get get to know each other and discuss your elopement vision. We'll then secure your date and location.
We dream big and then plan ALL of the logistics for your elopement to make sure you're fully prepared. We cover locations, permits, vendors, timelines, and more.
Go on your wedding adventure and receive your images back to enjoy forever.
YES! I love including couples’ closest friends and family and can usually accommodate up to 25 guests for your elopement. We even could plan a private adventure with just the two of you and then meet up with your guests!
Keep in mind, though, that there are some guest restrictions to some locations such as National Parks as well as logistics tend to get more complicated the more people you have (seating, parking, food, etc.). So, you might need to look at small wedding venues if you want. a bigger elopement guest list in addition to adventure locations, but don't worry, I got you!
Heck no! Not if you don’t want to. My philosophy is that 1) Adventure is for everyone and 2) Adventure is what you make it and more of a state of mind. You can find adventure anywhere, it’s simply your mindset and attitude.
There are so many incredible locations with 1-2 mile hikes or drive-up lookouts and not to mention city locations.
The most important part of your elopement is that it’s an intentional choice to spend the day in a meaningful way with your love – whatever that day may look like.
• 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.
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.?
"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
YAYY!!! YOU'RE ENGAGED!!! I'm so happy and honored to be a part of your story! Engagement photos are the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of this life-long journey together. Whether you just want engagement photos or if we'll also be working together for your elopement, I'm so freaking excited to get to know you and capture your love story.
Ready to say yes to your adventure?
Schedule a free call