elopements & intimate weddings

I service couples coast to coast, but truly specialize in elopements and small weddings in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. One of my absolute favorite parts of elopements & intimate weddings is being able to be apart of couples every step, from deciding to get married, to location scouting, all the way up to the day you say I Do! So you may be thinking, what's my first step? Well, we start with a consultation either in person or virtually, and then once you decide you want to work together, we get to planning the dang thing!

The difference between a traditional wedding and an elopement / intimate wedding is that the day is surrounded around all that YOU want to do, and less of the possible stress that comes with a larger, more  traditional wedding. After my husband and I planned our own elopement in Northern Minnesota, I became passionate with wanting to help others bring their elopement dreams to life!

what is an elopement or intimate wedding?

so you may be wondering:

"When you're a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are gonna be right about that."
pam beesly

4 hours of coverage
Best for: couples who want it to be just about them, in one location.  Simple and still epic.  Not ideal for intimate weddings with guests/wedding parties.
MN & WI travel included

$2000

mini escape

6 hours of coverage
Best for: couples who want a bit of adventure without a full day, two locations, or an intimate wedding for under 50 guests.
complimentary engagement session
MN & WI travel included

$2700

the getaway

8 hours of coverage
Best for: couples who want a full day of fun, exploring, multiple locations, or an intimate wedding for under 100 guests. 
complimentary engagement session
Second Photographer Included
MN & WI travel included

$3800

full adventure

Pricing & Packages

all day adventure
Best For: couples who are wanting both golden hours, the best of both worlds, and who are wanting to explore in epic locations, and not afraid to get your clothes a little dirty
travel included within the continental US

$6200

thinking about traveling outside of Minnesota for your elopement? My bags are packed and ready, my friend! 

Travel costs will be calculated based on:
-flights
-hotel
-car rentals
and will be discussed during consultation

sunrise to sunset

hop on a plane

why elope?

wanting to ditch the stress of traditional weddings?

Whether you want to travel into the Northern part of Minnesota to exchange your vows, or if somewhere else in the U.S. - or world - calls to you, I want you to trust that pull. How couples are planning their weddings are changing, and there are more and more high end, accessible options for couples who are looking to elope or do something unique for their special day. I want you to be able to take a sigh of relief, to leave all that stress behind, and actually have FUN on your wedding. if you only do this thing once, why not do it the way you want it?

Planning a non-traditional wedding without a formal "venue" can be daunting. That's where I come in! Outside of photographing your elopement, I also help with:

↟  customized timeline creation
↟  permit research and assistance
↟  location scouting and exploring
↟  vendor recommendations
↟  fun activity suggestions to create a once
in a lifetime experience 
↟  access to me during each step of the way
↟  full elopement guide with lots of ideas to get
your creative juices flowing if you aren't sure
yet on where you'd like to go
 

let me tell you all the ways

what's included in planning?

these are locations that I dream of traveling to and photographing:

Ireland
Banff / Canada
 Alaska
Yosemite National Park / California
Grand Canyon Horseshoe Bend or Cathedral Rock / Arizona
Iceland
PNW / Oregon / Washington
Glacier National Park / Montana

**if booking at these locations, a small discount will be offered


looking for inspiration on where in the world to go?

bucket list adventures

sarah + drew

 I ended up not changing my plans, but she was still super flexible and patient with me! THANK YOU! The day of my wedding, Ashley came in to let me know she was here. She was super relaxed and reassuring day of and it helped calm my nerves. She stayed on track with the timeline which helped so much since I didn’t have a day of coordinator and the day flew by so fast there’s no way any of us would have stayed on time! I got so many beautiful pictures back and my husband and I love them all! I recommend Ashley to anyone I know because of how personable she is and she does such amazing work!

Ashley is so great to work with! I was planning my wedding through a pandemic and was back and forth about where and how I would do my wedding. Ashley gave me so many alternative options and even reached out to different venues for me.

"I recommend Ashley to anyone I know"

Nicole + chad

was tough but she gave us many great options to choose from. We ended up doing an elopement session and the pictures could not have turned out better. Very pleased with everything about our experience.

A+! Ashley worked with us through all the ups and downs of our wedding planning. Trying to make it work during a pandemic 

"we ended up doing an elopement session and the pictures could not have turned out better"

Kellianne + justin

she made it run smoothly and got amazing pictures. I will use her again for all my photography needs even though she is 4 hrs away. I honestly couldn't be happier with her and our photos she made everyone feel comfortable and confident and had great ideas. she truly is the best. and always smiling and felt like an instant best friend that we have know for years, and plan on keeping in touch!

I would recommend anyone and everyone to Ashley! she is hands down amazing. she did an amazing job for our engagement and wedding photos. even with my crazy family 

"felt like an instant best friend that we have known for years"

kind words

If you are ready to catch some coffee at Caribou and plan your dream elopement, then I am HERE FOR IT, and I am ready to work with you! 

let's get it going!