Deserves photos that do it justice & a photographer who gets it.
Your elopement is about you, your love for each other, and spending your day (or days!) experiencing places and things that make you feel alive. That’s it.
It’s not about perfectly posed images or fulfilling the wants of someone else. It’s not about trying to look a certain way or performing for the camera. It’s about staying in the moment and interacting with each other naturally. That’s why I take a documentarian meets creative artist approach to my photography.
I’m not there to “make you look good” by calling out awkward poses or positioning you in a disingenuous way. I’m there to observe how you two interact, and how the day unfolds, and move into position so that I can capture you from the best angles, in the best light, without interrupting a day that’s ultimately about you. (But don’t worry — if you’re ever not sure what to do or where to look, or simply want some posing inspiration, I’ve got you!)
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There are few days as memorable and treasured as the day you vow your life to your favorite person. And even though we’d like to believe there’s absolutely no way we could forget even the tiniest slice of that day, the truth is we can. Especially when you’re busy living in the moment; staying present instead of trying to latch on to every small detail unfolding around you.
Photos can bring you back to those moments and remind you of things you’d already forgotten, or maybe initially missed. They allow you to relive your greatest memories over and over from perspectives you didn’t experience on the day of. And one of my favorite aspects of a photo? The ability to physically share that experience with the people you love — through prints, albums, and even your digital gallery.
Maybe you’re confident as hell in your choice to elope. Maybe you’ve known forever that an intimate wedding was the right decision for you. Or maybe you’re feeling hints of guilt or confusion as you begin this journey. Regardless of how you’re feeling right now, I want you to know a few things:
• I am damn proud of you for choosing to put your relationship first
• You’re not selfish, mean, or any other adjective you might be grappling with or hearing from others — you’re simply staying true to yourself, and that’s incredible
• We’re in this together — and I’ll be there to support, encourage, and guide you throughout this entire process
Planning an adventure elopement isn’t always easier than planning a traditional wedding. There’s a lot to consider when saying “I do” on public land, in a different country, or in a non-traditional way. Luckily, I’ve been doing this for years and love the planning process — so my packages come fully loaded. Discover what all packages include!
From start to finish, I’m here to help guide and support you. I'll share my best tips, favorite places, timeline advice, activity recommendations, and more. You'll have unlimited access to me for 1-on-1 planning calls as you need them. Feeling overwhelmed? I’m here to take some weight off. Unsure of what comes next? I’ll map it all out. Just need reassurance? I’ve got you.
Unlimited Planning Help
After we brainstorm your perfect day, you'll get a custom location video walk through with 3-5 incredible locations to choose from. Complete with pictures, logistics, and considerations. And we won’t stop until we find your perfect spot.
Custom Elopement Location Look Book
One of my secret skills is finding the coolest places to stay, eat, drink, and explore. So based on your preferences and wants, I’ll send you a custom list of recommendations! I'll also send you a list of recommended florists and vendors in the area to make building your team of support a breeze.
Custom Vendor & Lodging Recommendations
You'll get my 90+ page Elopement Guide that includes everything from vendors, packing lists, timeline inspiration, and so much more. 90 pages might sound like a lot, but trust me, this guide is like Pinterest meets wedding planner in one (except free and a lot less overwhelming).
Elopement Inspiration Guide
We'll collaborate on your elopement timeline, making sure you have the best experience possible. I'll include information on when the best light is and helpful tips to make the most of your time — so you can squeeze in all of the locations and activities that matter most (without rushing or stressing about time).
Custom Elopement Timeline
Thinking through the logistical part of your day is integral to a smooth and stress-free elopement. I'll make sure we've thought of it all, permits, drive times, transition times, and more. That way you can simply sit back, relax, and have the time of your life.
Logistics Planning & Permit Research
You’ll receive a curated and diverse collection of high-resolution images with unlimited downloads and printing rights via an online gallery. This is easily shareable with family and friends!
All Of Your Photos To Remember Your Day By
Anywhere you want to go, I’ll go with you. There are no extra fees for any standard commercial travel costs. Check out my annual 'Featured Location' for special pricing.
No Extra or Hidden Fees
Get married anywhere in the Oregon and Northern Cali from San Fran and up. From getting married out at sea to helicopters over coastal cliffs, this area is where I started my business and has my whole heart.
Get married anywhere in the United States for the same flat fee. And yes, that includes Alaska and Hawaii (say the word and I’ll meet you on a glacier or at the top of a volcano).
Ready to see the world and go abroad? I can be packed in 5. Iceland is one of my specialties and I'll be in Italy next fall, but I've traveled to many different countries in my lifetime. What's on your bucket list? I'm always down to check a mark off your list!
On the most special day in your life, you want somebody who gets you who celebrates you, who’s going to be your biggest hype person! This is exactly what Jayne provides, from beginning to end she listens, she provides the most amazing advice, and she’s just amazing at what she does! Jayne gives so many options to make the day absolutely special and catered to us as a couple. She captures who we are, she celebrates love, and she’s absolutely the kindest loving human being. We fell in love with the Oregon coast and that’s where we wanted to go so it was important to us to have somebody who knew the area and man did Jayne deliver! She served as the best guide for locations, restaurants and adventures to go on. She makes you feel like she’s your oldest friend who just happens to take the most amazing pictures. We absolutely love Jayne May and she will always be a part of the most amazing special day. An absolute dream.
CAN WE BRING OUR DOGS TO OUR ELOPEMENT?
This means I’ll be there with you from your first sip of coffee until right before you brush your teeth (if you want, of course!).
Although I do not photograph large weddings I do love a good micro-wedding with your most beloved friends and family. My cut-off is ~30 people total*. *If you plan on having 10 or more guests, I require a day-of coordinator (this can be a friend or family member) to be present for the entire elopement. This allows me to focus completely on documenting your day while there’s a dedicated person to keep everything else running smoothly.