5 Tips for An Elopement Photoshoot

Considering going the elope route? That is a completely reasonable option a lot of couples are seriously considering these days. With fewer guests involved (for some, that relieves 98% of all wedding stress), your photos will be even more important as a way to remember and reflect on the excitement of your big day. Follow these tips to make sure your elopement photoshoot is everything you want it to be!

  1. Consider an Adventure Elopement

Leaving behind the perfectly manicured lawns of the venue, an adventure elopement photoshoot involves hiking to a beautiful location in nature picked specifically for pictures. Some of the most amazing elopement photography is taken this way.

  1. Be Prepared to Get a Little Dirty

When doing elopement photos, you and your fiance may get a little dirty. Climbing up rocks, crossing fields, exploring the city, or walking along the beach is inevitably going to get the bottom of your dress a little dirty. But you and the dress are washable, and the pictures will be worth it!


  1. Wear Comfortable Shoes

For this kind of elopement photoshoot, you won’t be wearing the shoes you wore at the ceremony. Pack some comfortable sneakers or hiking boots for exploring. It’s always an option to bring your heels or dress shoes for when you arrive at a location. Whether wandering around the city or in nature, you’ll want to be able to travel in comfort.

  1. Consider a Day-After Photoshoot

A day-after photoshoot not only allows you to have a more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day, but also ensures that you can plan your photos around the best lighting and time of day. This is particularly useful if you are having a destination wedding, allowing you to get the most out of the location.

  1. Don’t Only Go To “Instafamous” Locations

It is always tempting to limit yourself to the most famous photo locations because they are famous for a reason– chances are, they’re stunningly beautiful and iconic. But this can also make your wedding pictures look very busy and touristy. Working with a local photographer is a great way to discover the hidden gems nearby as well as map out the best times to shoot at the more popular locations (usually at dawn).


BONUS TIP for getting the BEST Elopement Photos

Consider a super fancy hotel for your elopement.

here’s a few examples.


in NYC

in Las Vegas

OR something a little simpler…

We can meet you there!