Outdoor Adventure Elopement Photographer in Virginia

Emotional photographs for nature-loving couples who seek the surreal.

Now interviewing couples for 2022 intimate weddings!

My couples do things...

differently.

They refuse to have a traditional wedding that doesn’t feel like them.

That’s why I encourage you to express your individuality.

I say, let’s write the story of a lifetime.

Together, we’ll plan an intimate wedding day as original as your love story.

So go ahead, be yourself. Your memories from your day will reflect exactly how you felt on the inside.

Then, when you need reminded just how wild your love is, you can relive those realer-than-real storybook moments every time you flip through the pages of your bespoke photo album.

ps... you are allowed to

Elope

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You’re allowed to chase that fairytale vision in your mind’s eye… even when no one else can see it. And if that means eloping, then gosh darn it you’re allowed to elope!

Your wedding day should be intimate and sacred! Not just another an opportunity to get likes on social media. If you get any chance to demand the absolute best for yourselves, it’s the day you get married.

You should not feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty for wanting to have an elopement instead of a big, traditional wedding. And you certainly should not feel like you have to do it secretly!

If it is what will make you happiest in your heart, then that, my friend, is the vibration you want to be in to get married! 

...you're allowed to elope.

What is an elopement?

Elopement vs Wedding

What it meant to your parents...

“to run away secretly to get married usually without parental consent”

compared
to

What it means to you...

“to have an untraditional, intimate wedding with few or no guests that is focused entirely around the desires of the couple”

An adventure elopement is a private wedding experience that feels the most like you.

What your outdoor adventure elopement in Virginia could look like...

A secluded woodland ceremony in a national forest with a cozy AirBnb for getting ready.

An intimate wedding on a remote beach at sunset with a luxury styled picnic.

Private vows atop a mountain with panoramic sunrise views followed by a day of backpacking in nature together.

It's all your favorite things wrapped up in one day...

in a way that feels authentic to you.

Virginia wedding photography, grooming dipping bride and kissing on the beach next to the ocean

Because you deserve to feel genuinely excited about your wedding day!

Dreaming of the perfect intimate outdoor wedding location but don't know where to start?

Explore my interactive map of the top adventure elopement destinations in Virginia!

Adventurer &
non-conformist

I'm Laura!

Your elopement photographer in Virginia!

I’m a Virginia Beach native and the hippie of the family. I love being in the warm outdoors, listening to jam bands loud on vinyl, organizing my to-do lists, shopping antiques, all kitties (but especially my own, Forrest & Zora), quiet mornings, and comfy clothes.

Virginia will always have my heart because of the wide variety of scenery, making it perfect for elopement destinations! From beaches, to mountains, to rolling countryside, to urban downtowns… Virginia has a climate and activity for every couple planning their micro-wedding.

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Adventure Wedding Photography

How to Plan the
Elopement of Your Dreams:

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Step 1

Schedule a phone call with me.

A quick phone call is where I can listen to your story and hear about everything you’re dreaming up for your intimate wedding.

If the vibe’s right, we will schedule a consultation with you and your partner so we can dive a little deeper.

Step 2

Choose your collection & reserve your date.

After thoroughly discussing your needs for the day and getting to know you both much better, we decide on a wedding photography collection. 

You reserve your date with a retainer and I’m officially your elopement photographer!

From now on, you have exclusive access to all my wedding planning resources including picking my brain! Every detail from venue to vendors, timelines, and permits will be covered so you can spend more time enjoying being blissfully engaged! 

(You basically hired a photographer  + wedding planner in one so go ahead and feel really good about your decision!)

Step 3

Be present & celebrate!

You show up on your one-of-a-kind elopement fully present knowing that I GOT YOU. Your elopement memories are safely in my hands, to be documented in your bespoke photo album as truthfully and naturally as you remembered.

So go ahead. Lean into the moment.

It will be perfectly preserved for you to relive over and over in your legacy photo album.

Extremely limited 2021 availability. Now booking 2022.

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You are worthy of the best.

Extremely limited 2021 availability. Now booking 2022.

That’s why I like to do a vibe check before accepting any wedding. Tell me about your story and your wedding, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!