I do things... a little differently...

From the moment you book with me until you receive your final gallery, I'm right there by your side. Need help with an elopement timelines? I've assisted with hundreds. Looking for the perfect location to elope? I know all the best spots. Planning & preparation support? Consider it done; I've got you covered! 

BOOKING Elopements & intimate destination wedding with a touch of adventure & luxury 


I specialize in Laguna Beach, Yosemite National Park, Glacier National Park and Hawaii! Don't worry, I still travel to other locations! 


Welcome to our elopement packages designed to infuse your special day with the perfect blend of luxury, adventure, and pure joy! Whether you're planning an epic mountaintop exchange or a sun-soaked beach rendezvous, our packages promise an unforgettable, fun-filled journey. Expect an unforgettable experience, thrilling location adventures, and the flexibility to infuse your unique personality into every moment- and of course stunning photos! Get ready to embark on a luxurious, laughter-filled, and adventure-packed elopement experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime!





+ Consultation & questionnaire
+ Full Elopement Guide
+ Location guides, activities, etc
+ Traveling included in packages

+ Edited digital online gallery 
+ Sneak Peeks 
+ 60-90 day turnaround 
+ Add-ons available 

"We felt so comfortable and we will cherish the photos she captured for us forever."

Melanie captured our day so perfectly and working with her was a joy. We had a sunrise elopement at tunnel view and she was there waiting for us at 5:30am! I loved how she just brought herself and her two cameras, that is ALL she needed. She knows the best spots and even would pull over on the road if she saw a good photo opportunity. She knew the national park very well which helped so much the day of (especially since it was our first time in the park!) We love the pictures and so do our families. I would recommend melanie for any elopement or even just a quick photoshoot! We look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you Melanie!

Molly + Mike

"She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting."

"I’ve never had professional photos done before but I think we were truly spoiled with Melanie. She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting. I highly recommend her for your special moments!"

Marie + bradley


"The final pictures exceeded our expectations. We are beyond thrilled with how they turned out."

We absolutely loved our elopement photos! 

Hope + Drew


How many hours do I need?

Laguna Beach is truly exceptional, and I suggest dedicating 3-5 hours for your photography session here. Why? Well, within minutes, you'll find an abundance of stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque spots that create the perfect backdrop for your photos. Laguna Beach's diverse landscapes and easy accessibility make it a treasure trove for capturing your special moments. With this generous timeframe, you can explore various enchanting settings, allowing your photos to narrate a rich and captivating story of your unique day.

Do you offer all-inclusive elopement packages?

Our packages come complete with vendor lists, elopement guides, permit information, and detailed location recommendations, ensuring a stress-free planning journey. Need an officiant? We've got that covered too! Plus, for select locations, we offer the option to enhance your experience with professional hair, makeup, and florist services. Let us handle the details while you focus on creating beautiful memories on your elopement day.

Can we customize our elopement photography package to fit our specific needs?

Of course! As an elopement photographer, I'm happy to say that I offer customizable photography packages to suit your specific needs. Whether you want to add or remove certain services, adjust the coverage hours, or include any special requests, I'm here to work with you to create a package that perfectly aligns with your unique elopement vision. So, the answer from me is a resounding yes!

What if you have never been to the location I want to elope in? 

Absolutely, don't fret if I haven't been to your chosen elopement location! We love exploring new places and capturing their unique beauty. If it's a spot we haven't experienced before, I arrive minimum 2 days ahead of time and maybe even plan a visit beforehand to get acquainted with it. Rest assured, we're committed to making your day special, and your choice of location adds an exciting, adventurous element to day! 

What is your backup plan in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances on the elopement day?

 My payment schedule and cancellation policy for elopement photography services are designed to be flexible and fair. I do require a non-refundable deposit upfront to secure your booking and reserve the date exclusively for you. Additionally, I understand that every couple's financial situation is unique, so I'm more than happy to work with you to customize a payment plan that suits your needs leading up to your elopement & wedding day. 

What is your payment schedule and cancellation policy for elopement photography services?

 For your elopement, know that I've got a great backup plan in case of bad weather or surprises. I'll find indoor or covered spots for photos and stay flexible with our schedule. If needed, we can even consider adjusting the date to ensure we capture your special day perfectly. 

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Why choose me? Well, with a background in both photography and event coordination, I've got the skills to make your day seamless and your memories vibrant. And hey, if you’re looking for someone who values communication, trustworthiness, and a whole lotta respect and kindness, you’ve come to the right lens.