What is an elopement?
An elopement strips away all of the “stuff,” the “fluff” the performance and production of a traditional wedding. An elopement is an intentionally small, intimate, meaningful, authentic wedding day that’s a true reflection of your relationship—where the focus of the day is really about YOU TWO. An elopement brings the focus to what truly matters: the two of you, committing your lives to each other.
Imagine....Waking up surrounded by mountains, getting ready, having a first look, doing some sight seeing and stopping at the most perfect spot along the way to read your vows to each-other. Having a picnic + reading letters from friends + family before having your first dance as the sun sets!
Elopements are not less valuable than a traditional wedding. This is your wedding day! It's not just a fancy photoshoot, this will be an experience!
I won't only be your photographer...
I'll help research, plan, find your perfect vendors and be a dear friend while helping you create one of the most meaningful days of your life.
What does a full day elopement look like?
Banff National Park Elopement - Sample Timeline
- Wake up with an epic mountain view (with your dog!)
- Make a simple breakfast together with mimosas
- Get ready - makeup artist/hair done
- First look - outside
- Peyto lake (easy)
- Johnston canyon (more difficult/harder)
- Ceremony/vows with couple at the perfect spot
- First dance during sunset
Let's create a wedding day that you'll want to remember for years to come!
"Beyond wonderful stress-free and absolutely beautiful elopement"
"Nicole is simply fantastic. My husband is from Calgary, but we live in Ohio. And we knew we wanted to get married in the Rockies. Nicole was recommended by a family friend and I'm so glad to have worked with her. From the first email Nicole went out of her way to make sure that we had all of the things we would need so that we'd have a simple and stress-free wedding. Since we're far away we weren't able to trial hair and make-up people or interview officiants. Nicole helped us find our people (hey Jamie-Lee and Jodi!!). We've never been married before, so there were things we hadn't thought of but Nicole made sure we had everything we needed. As a photographer, Nicole was even better! She made us feel comfortable, pretty, and classy. And she caught moments that we hadn't thought (at the time) were important, but now looking back at our photos, we realize that they were. 11 out of 10 points for Nicole. Thank you, Nicole, so much for being such a wonderful and beautiful part of our day. Our wedding was so incredibly stress-free; we enjoyed every single second of the day. We can't begin to describe how much we're thankful. Nicole started out as our photographer and ended up our friend ❤️❤️❤️" - Carolyn + Pete