“We only need a photographer for 1 or 2 hours for elopement coverage…”
I hear this literally all the time and that’s not an exaggeration. Theres at least 1 inquiry a week that starts the conversation off by saying they “only” need 1 or 2 hours of elopement coverage, since it’s “just” an elopement.
I can guarantee your love story isn’t “just” anything. It’s everything.
Your wedding day is an entire 360 degree, 24 hour rotation of the earth that you will celebrate every year. It is more than just a quick photoshoot after your ceremony. It should be celebrated and remembered!
What about the way you cheers your morning coffees together before getting ready? Or the moment you see yourself or your partner in their wedding day finest for the first time? Did you plan dinner together? Visiting family to tell them the awesome news? Plan a fun outing or evening together?
All of these moments, these plans, these memories are part of your wedding day.
Elopement coverage is as customizable as any elopement, and there are lots of reasons to choose more or less time depending on what type of experience you want to have. But the one thing most people can agree on is that your wedding day holds quite a bit of emotional weight. It’s a day you cannot ‘do over’ again for the first time.
Your wedding day isn’t a 15 minute photo session. It’s an entire experience. I want you to have these memories to carry with you forever. To be able to share the joy with your loved ones who are excited to share in it with you. I want you to be able to look back and remember the way it felt, the way it moved you, the exchanges between you. I want you to have all those wonderful, beautiful, small but mighty moments that dull and disappear in our memories over time captured, so you can look back and remember them like it was yesterday.
If you’re hoping for a couple of formal poses smiling at the camera after a quick ceremony and nothing more, we might not be the best fit. I am invested in my couples and truly want them to find and experience magic on their wedding day, and to be able to capture it for them.
If you’re having a legal marriage so that you can get elope/have a reception at a later date, that’s awesome!
But if you are diminishing the value of your wedding day by saying it’s “just” your wedding day… I want you to know two things:
- Even if photography isn’t high on your list of priorities, I want you to revel in your wedding day! Really take it all in. No matter how big or small your celebration, your love deserves to be celebrated!
- If photography is a priority but you are having trouble finding the right fit for your elopement coverage needs, please don’t be afraid to be open and honest about it! There is a photographer out there for everyone! And I want all couples to have accessible photos, even if it’s not with me. I will try to make it happen for you. Being honest with me will help me find the best fit for you!
In case you haven’t had a chance to see my website before finding this post, I am INVESTED in your story from our first communication. I want you to have your dream wedding day! If you want to chat more about how much elopement coverage you need, or why my elopement packages are structured the way that they are, reach out to me here!