Laurel Highlands Wedding Elopement

What is an elopement?

  • Traditionally speaking,  “to elope” means “ to run away,” but in more modern times people use “elope” to describe a few different scenarios:  getting married without telling anyone at all, conducting the ceremony with just the two of you after having informed others about your plans, or having a very small affair with a few close witnesses. Sometimes this means having a courthouse wedding, perhaps renting a venue like Oak Lodge or getting an officiant and exchanging vows in a unique location of your choice.

What makes an elopement different than a traditional wedding?

  • The biggest difference is the coverage time. Elopements are typically a minimum of 3 hours of coverage. Additional hours of coverage can be added for an additional cost. Emphasis is placed on the ceremony and portraits with typically very little to no “getting ready” or “reception” unless additional coverage time is added. We work together to create a package that fits your needs.
  • Additionally, elopement packages typically take place during the weekdays. I do offer weekend options but they can not be booked more than 6-8 weeks out.
  • Elopement packages typically come with one photographer-although the option to add an additional photographer/second shooter is available.

Why would couples want to elope?

  • You’re spontaneous
  • You want to save money
  • Perhaps you don’t have a lot of family support
  • You don’t want to headache of planning a huge wedding
  • You don’t like to be the center of attention
  • It’s your second marriage (or third)
  • You want a special location
  • You want to be unique and untraditional
  • You think it’s romantic
  • You don’t want to wait
  • You want a specific date that is meaningful

What ever your reason, I want to help! You still deserve to have meaningful, sentimental and fun photos to commemorate your day!

 

I love that you can see the main lodge in the background!

A few final touches!

Getting little man ready with his suit…he looked so dapper-just wait and see!

Their reaction to seeing him all dressed up!!

Just a bride with her gals!

Can we talk about this dress!! I LOVE texture…..and this dress had ALLLLL the texture!

 

I think they approve!

I mean…..c’mon!!

 I  love the shot of her overlooking the mountains of the Laurel Highlands from the bridal suite

Twinsies!!! Everything….even down to the hair! hahaha!

The first look!

Every women deserves his reaction on her wedding day!!

It had just stopped raining…I love how the ground is wet! I also love how he’s looking at her!!

A few family shots! He clearly stole the show!

And off we go for a few Bride and Groom shots around the property of Oak Lodge. Every time I leave the grounds, I wish I had more time to do more photos….I could litterally shoot all day there!

I love a classic Black and White shot!

RAWR!

I mean….some couples just vibe so well. This was one of those couples!

But for real…some couples I have to do a few tricks to make them look like they like each other-true story!  Mostly because they get nervous in front of the camera…not these guys!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these shots!

That moment where the Groom realized one of the groomsman wore white tube socks! HAHAHAA!

He’s not EVER going to live that down!

Here comes the Bride……

….looking like a hottie if I must say!

<insert tears>

All the jokes.

What a gorgeous place to get married! A private little log cabin chapel on the property at Oak Lodge.

Ohhh heyyy Easton!!

The whole gang!

Wedding Tip #1: have fun people in your wedding party!

Wedding Tip #2: make sure your groomsman don’t wear tube socks! HAHAHAH

 

If you’re interested in chatting about your elopement needs….holla at me! I can’t wait to hear all about it!! <3

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