I'm so much more than just your photographer...
I'll be your go-to resource for everything elopement planning related! From secluded locations and epic stays to how to include your dog, I have you covered!
Let me do the heavy lifting and dreaming! I will bring ideas, locations, and timeline expertise to the table to help make your day unique to who you two are as couple.
A 100+ Page elopement guide, so that you feel prepared, confident, and excited for your day!
"Sydney was everything we could've asked for from an elopement photographer... Since she grew up in Oregon she knew all of the hidden gems in the state, and we had a day that was intimate, without crowds, and had stunning views! She was so responsive, organized, and had our best interests at heart throughout the entire planning process! She's a photographer that REALLY LISTENS! To her, it was about us and our day, and she made that clear as we narrowed down locations, and activities! We had no idea how to plan an elopement, and she took all of the stress off of doing it ourselves. She has such a great understanding of what eloping couples need, and how to create a day that fits perfectly with our personalities. She truly took the time to get to know us, and by the time our day rolled around it felt like we were just hanging out with an old friend! I seriously cannot recommend Sydney enough - her photography and editing was flawless, but even more than that she crafted a day that was uniquely and perfectly us, I was blown away!
Sydney was the dream photographer, I can't imagine a better day and experience. Seriously, book her!!!
"I CRIED looking through my elopement photos, I loved them THAT much! Sydney was fast to respond, a great communicator, and began discussing locations before we even signed the contract! She knows Colorado so well, and understood that our day was about more than just photos. If you want emotional, adventurous, and thoughtful photos, Sydney is the way to go! Sydney took the time to get to know us beforehand. She met up with us when we visited from out of state, and the day of we were confident that she really understood our story. This came out in all the details of her photographs. From the story of my ring, to the kind of treats my dog responded best to, and she paired us perfectly with locations that fit our personalities and abilities. Sydney was INCREDIBLE with our pup! She knew the best poses and prompts, how to keep his attention, and understood his body language and when to give breaks. She also carried an invisible ink paw print pad so our pup could sign our marriage license!"
You don’t have to keep track of your ideas and the little moments that will make your day the most memorable. The ability to talk through concerns, stressors, and get that immediate help to avoid roadblocks.
Say goodbye to 30+ hours on Google... I'll give you access to my favorite places to eat, the best places to stay to create beautiful photos and to be in an ideal location, and vendors that match my photos and editing style. Your day will look put together, and will follow the vibe of my photography and locations.
A top priority for your elopement day is for it to be as stress-free as possible and have dedicated time to relax and enjoy the day with your partner! You'll receive a carefully created timeline based on the places you want to go, crowds, lighting, and activities you want to do.
All locations are off-the-beaten-path, and pre-scouted! This way you and your partner can show up day-of without worrying about when the best lighting will be, and where the best photos will be, because I've spent enough time at your location to have that all figured out! Incase of weather or a change of plans, I'll have other (just as gorgeous!) locations for you two to fall back on day-of!
Be present in the moment and actually remember your wedding, instead of checking the clock. I'll direct posing with natural prompts, and create authentic moments throughout your day. I'll know where the best photos and when the best lighting will be at your location, so you two will look incredible in your photos!
You will be provided with 100+ pages of information on eloping to ensure you feel prepared, confident, and excited for your day!
When you get married by yourselves, you have people at home wishing they were there to celebrate with you. I make sure you are able to share your stunning photos with your people that represent your day. This means you can recount your day with family and friends right away!
After your elopement I'll create a hand-crafted, custom designed heirloom album for you two that tells the story of your day and represents you two as a couple. This makes it so your story of your untraditional and epic wedding day can be told for generations to come!
Elopement planning assistance - personalized locations, local elopement vendor recommendations, a custom designed timeline for your day including unique activity ideas, and you’ll get access to planning resources exclusively for my booked couples.
Unlimited Support - consulting and research for your location, vendors, accommodations + activities
All permits and travel are included, no extra cost!
4+ hours photo coverage
Your beautiful, full-resolution image files with printing rights, digital gallery to view and download, and a complimentary album design.
+ Reynisfjara Beach
+ South Coast
+ Golden Circle
+ Sky Lagoon
+ The Oregon Coast
+ Bend, Oregon
+ Mt. Hood
+ Columbia River Gorge
+Smith Rock State Park
+ Crested Butte
+ Buena Vista
I recommend booking at least 6 months before your elopement date! Couples have booked me a year in advance, as well as just a few months out - but keeping to that 6 month to one year rule of thumb ensures you get first choice of dates, vendors, locations, and lodging!
Every wedding is unique, but I typically promise 50-100 images per hour. Rest assured that I will send you all the special moments, and only edit out duplicate images and images that don’t meet my minimum standards.
One of the unique services I provide is sending you several high resolution sneak peeks within 24-48 hours of your adventure session or wedding. That way, you quickly have images to print and share on social media! The full gallery will be finished within 3-4 weeks.
Typically! Whether or not you hike in your wedding attire totally depends on what you're wearing, how difficult the hike is, and your hiking abilities. You will need comfortable hiking shoes either way. Changing when you reach the viewpoint is an option too! I have a pop-up tent if you prefer more privacy!
Yes! I service the entire US and international destinations as well! You are welcome to book me for anywhere in the world! Please, don't be afraid to reach out and see if we can make it work!
It all depends on the location you choose! If you're thinking about eloping in a National Park, State Park, or BLM land you can definitely plan on needing a permit. We'll need to apply for these at least 60 days in advance, so let's plan your date accordingly!
I'm happy to accommodate up to 15 guests and find ways to include them! Keep in mind, the more guests that you add the fewer location options we have.
Of course! I will provide you with dog-friendly location options, tips and tricks to train your pup for your elopement, and if you're eloping in Colorado I'll bring a paw print pad so your pup can sign your marriage license!