top of page

How to Choose the Perfect Elopement Photographer for Your Special Day

Oklahoma City Elopement Photographer

So you and your partner have decided to elope and now you're ready to start planning your special day, which means it's time to start looking for an expert who can capture every sweet detail and meaningful moment to remember for years to come. That's right, your elopement photographer! From loving their photography style and personality to your budget and how much you are willing to spend, there can be a lot that goes into choosing the perfect elopement photographer for you!

In this blog, I'm going to share my top tips and advice for choosing the perfect elopement photographer for your big day!

Why You Should Hire Someone Who Specializes in Elopements

There is a difference in hiring an elopement photographer instead of just hiring a photographer for your elopement! Hiring an elopement photographer means you'll have help with planning every aspect of your day. From recommending locations and building a timeline to suggesting vendors and navigating permits, you will have support from your elopement photographer!

Oklahoma City Elopement Photographer

Determine your Budget & Photography Style

The first step in hiring your photographer is knowing how much you are able and willing to spend. Elopement photographer's prices can vary depending on location and experience! Ready to work together already? Check out my services and pricing here!

Next, you're going to want to figure out what feel and style of photography you would like for your special day! Spend some time scrolling on Pinterest and Instagram, save some elopement inspiration you like, and find what they have in common! Are you dreaming of those moody, cinematic shots that'll make your heart skip a beat every time you look at them? Or maybe you prefer a more light, and airy aesthetic that reminds you of how special your day was? Whichever you prefer, make sure your photographer's style aligns with your vision!

Start Searching for Elopement Photographers You Love

If you know someone who has eloped, ask them about their photographers! Look on Google, Pinterest, and Instagram for elopement photographers in the general area you want to elope in! Check out their portfolios, read reviews, and see if their vibe aligns with yours!

A few things to ask yourself when looking at elopement photographers are making sure the style of their photos is consistent throughout their portfolio, do they specialize in elopements or more traditional weddings, and if they have their prices listed -- are they in your budget.

Oklahoma City Elopement Photographer

Inquire, Schedule a Call, and Book Your Favorite Photographer

Most elopement photographers offer free consultation calls to get to know each other and start the planning process on the phone of what your elopement day could look like! This is a good time to ask any additional questions you might have about your vision for your elopement or the process of working with the photographer. This is also a good time to go over the package options so the photographer can walk you through how many hours of coverage you'll need for your special day.

Some Questions to Ask During Your Consultation

  • How involved are they in the planning?

  • Are travel costs included?

  • What happens if they get sick or injured before your elopement?

  • Do they obtain permits for elopements when needed?

  • What is their approach to editing

  • How will you receive your images?

Once you have found an elopement photographer whose style you love, the level of support they offer you, and who is the perfect personality fit, it's officially time to book them! Yay! Signing the contract and putting down a deposit faster than you can say "I do." Don't procrastinate on this—good photographer book up fast, and you don't want to risk your dream team to someone else's elopement! Once it's official, its time to pop that champagne and get excited for your big day!

The Power of Hiring a Photo and Video Team

Now, let's talk about leveling up your elopement game. Hiring a team that does both photo and video is like hitting the jackpot. Not only do you get stunning photos that you get to cherish forever, but you also get an amazing wedding video that'll bring tears to your eyes every time you watch it. It's like getting the best of both worlds, without having to choose between stills and motion.

Kyndal was a dream to work with. From narrowing down a meaningful location to guiding us on what to wear and how to pose she made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. We also had the pleasure of her partner Skyler joining us to take video as well and man did they exceed our expectations. They did the perfect job of capturing our personalities and love for each other. I feel emotional every time I look at any of the photos or video. And not to mention how quick we got our photos and video back, wow! 10/10 will book again.

Oklahoma City Elopement Photographer

Your Big Day is Important to Me!

As your elopement photographer, it is my mission to capture all your most precious moments to get you in your feels for years to come! Let's capture those large and small moments that may feel as though they happen in the blink of an eye, and make them last forever. If we sound like the perfect fit, fill out my contact form, and let's start planning your dream day together!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and stay tuned for what I’m working on next!

Want to Read More Blogs Like This?