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The meaning of elopements has changed.

It's not about running away or secrecy anymore. And you and your boo are HERE 👏🏻 FOR 👏🏻 IT 👏🏻, because you want to get married in a fun, untraditional way and have a wedding that is completely focused on what you two want, need, and love to do. As someone who hopes to celebrate my own love story like this one day, I get that. With me, you get a photographer who is as HYPED about every detail as you are.

that's our jam

an intimate & intentional day...

that's completely true to the two of you.

That's how I define an elopement. Whether you want to hike to the top of a mountain somewhere just the two of you and an officiant, or exchange vows in a New York City courthouse and get some pizza after with your homies. Adventurous and outdoorsy or chill and urban, 3 days or 3 hours, an exotic destination or hanging in your neighborhood - if it's about you two and it feels right, that's what matters to me. I'd be honored to document it. 

Whether it's suggesting ways to make sure your makeup stays fresh after hiking, crafting the perfect photo timeline, or helping you pick out what kinds of snacks you want on your charcuterie board, trust me - you'll be taken care of.

Exclusive access to my lists of recommendations, aka all my favorite things and people. From local & unique lodging favorites, to badass industry vendors, I'm your girl. I'll even hunt down those extra top secret things on Tiktok.

You don't gain an expert in legal jargon, but you do get a research nerd who will hunt for answers and call whoever she needs to call-- so that we can be certain we're doing things right. From permit processes to finer marriage legalities! 

I am a leave no trace aware photographer. That means being extra careful to leave our gorgeous planet and it's delicate ecosystems better than we find it, and making sure we don't disturb anything with our presence. Mother nature is the HBIC.

Over the years, I've been creating a "Mary Poppins" bag for weddings and elopements. Because sometimes you don't even know what you might need- tissues, tide pens, the good snacks, hair clips, ring boxes for photos, handwarmers, etc. 

Between resource blog posts (sooo many in the works!!) and endless free guides on what to wear & how to relax during sessions and more, you can bet your cute asses that the one thing you won't be lacking in this relationship is information.

You're hiring a friend & resource, not just a photographer.

"we were together, i forget the rest" - walt whitman

eloping, to elope

(V.)

to run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent or approval

to have a small or intimate wedding with a few people or no guests; to get married to your person in an epic place and do whatever you damn well please on your wedding day.

Elopements & Micro Weddings

starting at $2000

+ 6hr, 8hr, 10hr, and 2 day coverage options
+ Personalized location & activity suggestions
+ Exclusive vendor recommendation list
+ Unlimited planning & timeline assistance
+ High resolution downloads included
+ Personal printing rights & permissions
+ Travel within AZ, UT, NM, NV, & CO included
+ Complimentary (local) engagement session
+ Second photographer add-on available


count us in

Elopement travel, explained

Elopements anywhere outside of the listed states above start at $2650 for within the US and $3000 for international. The travel costs have been calculated to include: flights or cost per mile if driving, accommodations, rental car if needed, & a food stipend. I like keeping travel as simple as possible for you and taking care of all these details myself -- one less thing for you to plan!

Add ons & extras

second photogapher (8 hours)

$400

additional photo coverage

$250 / hour

rush 2-week gallery delivery

$800

day-after adventure session

$400

You reach out, we schedule a call & you tell me what your dream day & priorities are. You get your questions answered & miiight just hang up feeling freakin stoked to be done with the photographer search ;)

step one

We settle on general details & confirm everything  your package includes, you sign a contract & pay your retainer, and I'm officially off the market for your date!
 *dances in the middle of a coffee shop*

step two

Together, we plan the details of what your day will look like, finalize your photo timeline, & kick back and relax until the party day is here. The best part? It will be a day that's all about YOU and your epic love.

step three

inquiry

booking

partayyy

A process as easy as 1, 2, 3.

let's get started

a few faves that live in my head, rent-free

"MAIA IS EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD AT KEEPING THE JOY OF THE DAY FRONT AND CENTER." 

"SHE HAS A KEEN EYE FOR MOMENTS THAT JUST CAN’T BE STAGED OR REPEATED. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE ACTION SHOTS OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DANCING AND GETTING TO RELIVE THE CANDID MEMORIES OF THE DAY!"

Elizabeth & Omar

"SHE REALLY TAKES HER TIME TO GET TO KNOW YOU AS A COUPLE AND SEES YOUR RAW AND GENUINE MOMENTS."

ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER GODS WERE NOT THE NICEST TO US ON OUR WEDDING DAY, MAIA WAS STILL ABLE TO CAPTURE ALL OF OUR MAGICAL MOMENTS SO BEAUTIFULLY. OUR GUESTS KEPT COMMENTING HOW AWESOME SHE WAS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT!! WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE PERFECT HUMAN BEING TO CAPTURE OUR BEST DAY. 

Kristine & Long

"SWEET MAIA IS TRULY A MAGICIAN."

"BOTH MY FIANCÉ AND I DREAD HAVING OUR PHOTOS TAKEN, AND YET MAIA MADE THIS SUCH AN INTIMATE AND REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE FOR US! WE WILL TRULY REMEMBER THIS DAY WITH HER FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. SHE WAS THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF PROFESSIONAL, ASSERTIVE, PLAYFUL, LOVING, AND CREATIVE, AND MADE AN HOUR FEEL LIKE 10 MINUTES (A BIG DEAL FOR A GUY THAT HATES GETTING HIS PHOTO TAKEN) AND MADE US FEEL SO ADORED AND COMFORTABLE IN OUR OWN SKIN."

Calamity & John

"IF I COULD ADD MORE THAN 5 STARS FOR MAIA, I WOULD."

"SHE IS THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER / PERSON YOU WILL EVER MEET. SHE WORKED WITH MY NOW FIANCÉ!! TO PLAN AND EXECUTE THE MOST AMAZING SURPRISE PROPOSAL, AND PRODUCED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS THAT TRULY CAPTURED THE MAGIC AND VULNERABILITY OF THIS INTIMATE MOMENT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA. WE'VE ALREADY BOOKED HER FOR OUR WEDDING! :) BOOK HER!! YOU WILL END UP WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS, THE GREATEST MEMORIES AND A LIFELONG FRIEND!"

Savannah & Matt

where will your love take us?

any national or state park, ever.
greece
brazil
japan
malibu
lake tahoe
grand canyon
mt. lemmon
mallorca
iceland
ireland
seattle
ibiza
patagonia
morocco
white sands
death valley
big bear lake
oregon coast
new york city
london
scotland
faroe islands
vancouver island
washington state
croatia
new zealand
cancun
tulum
thailand
jamaica
portugal 
france




dream elopement locations

Your Moments Matter.

And you should be fully present in them. Savoring every single thing as it happens, while feeling completely at ease...because you know your story is being documented with care and purpose.

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If you made it all the way down here, I think you deserve a reward for that...and I LOVE a good easter egg like in my fave Marvel movies. So why don't you go ahead and reach out when you're ready...and if you mention the word "infinity," I'll give you one hour free in your photography package ;)

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