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The Elopement Experience with Archie

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Your elopement should be elegant, adventurous and intimate...

Just finishing your vows and awaiting the official "You may now kiss" that seals the marriage symbolically, you look around at the beautiful location you're in, the dress that you picked out and the person in front of you doing it all with you. Can you picture it?

 

You're in luck, because that's why I'm here! The elopement experience is carefully crafted around anything you want and everything you need. From picking locations to finding the perfect floral to match your dress and backdrop, I attempt to craft an elegant elopement experience for my clients where they can feel comfortable and free to break traditions and look good doing it

 

My goal with each and every destination wedding and elopement that I capture is to create an intimate story surrounding the couple by also incorporating the culture and beautiful landscape of the location they chose to get married in. Utilizing the backdrop of scenic and destination locations is one of my passions. I strive to create timeless images that will remind my clients of one of the most important days of their lives.

How does it work?

I. INQUIRE

Contact me with all of the details you have though about so far such as a potential date, location, and other important details! If you don't know a date or location, we will work together to find something that fits you!

II. CALL

Speaking to my clients is very important to me! I love being able to hear your story and talk over potential ideas for your elopement! I use these calls to gather information so I can create customized packages just for your elopement!

A couple wearing a suit and a red flowy dress are hugging each other looking at the ocean while they stand on a large rock arch on the Big Sur coastline taken by elopement photographer Archie
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III. BOOK!

Booking ensures that your date and elopement are in my books! This begins the planning process so the sooner you book, the sooner we can start going through potential ideas and gathering the resources together to pull off an experience of a lifetime

IV. PLANNING

A couple wearing full wedding attire walk through a tight slot canyon in southern Utah near Page Arizona taken by elopement photographer Archie

During this time, I will take the general location we decided on and do deep research into finding a location suitable for your elopement! I typically look for locations that don't require a long hike to get to and that can be done in wedding clothes if necessary! I'll also help recommend any vendors to you such as dress designers, floral, officiants etc.

V. LETS ELOPE!

This is the fun part! We meet on location, share a few laughs and head off on our trail. We will try to get to the location before snapping any photos! Once we're at the spot, I allow you to have your moments together and I will document everything without interrupting! Once the ceremony is over, we will treat the rest of our time together like a photo session where I will help pose you in different ways, and capture your intimacy in different locations and from different perspectives.

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Directly after the elopement, I will work to get a few previews to you so you can share with friends and family ASAP. After about 4-6 weeks, the full gallery will be completed and I will email you a link to view and download your photos!

VI. GALLERY

Printing photos is so imporyant in a generation of technology! Instead of allowing your photos to serve their lifetime on your phone, prints and photo albums are a great remind you of an epic experience while also creating beauty within your home!

VII. HEIRLOOMS

A detail shot from a wedding or elopement with prints, shoes, and a wedding ring taken by elopement photographer Archie
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The Archie Elopement Experience

"My husband and I decided to elope in Sedona and wanted some photos and a video from our day. We decided to hire Archie and it was the best decision! Not only did he do a great job with the photos, but produced a beautiful movie like video that showed the emotion and beautiful scenery of Sedona. It was exactly what we wanted and I would recommend him if you want professional and high quality work!"

-Cassell Garvey

"In addition to his great talent and interest in photography and videography, he is very friendly and he made sure we feel comfortable during our adventure engagement photoshoot. We hiked about an hour in the cold and windy weather of Sedona to our spot and the photos are definitely worth it!"

-Y Nguyen

So you've learned about the elopement experience...

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