First and foremost, if you're here -- you're probably engaged!! And if that's the case, I sure hope you've spent a good chunk of time soaking up this exciting season, popping champagne, and just celebrating getting to marry your person. Not to sound cheesy, but this chapter in your love story truly does fly by. 

Alright, assuming that you've done a ton of celebrating, it's time to get into the fun part: wedding planning!! But if you've quickly realized that the whole "traditional wedding" thing just doesn't feel right to you + your partner, you're in the right place. If you've always dreamt of creating an intentional, emotional day - curated beautifully with just you two in mind, it's time to plan an elopement. And it just so happens, that's exactly what I'm here for. 

Whether you dream of tying the knot in a towering forest of pines, exchanging vows on one of the many serene beaches of Minnesota's North Shore, or have always dreamt of taking golden hour bridal portraits on Mt. Rainer, I've gotcha covered.

First and foremost, if you're here -- you're probably engaged!! And if that's the case, I sure hope you've spent a good chunk of time soaking up this exciting season, popping champagne, and just celebrating getting to marry your person. Not to sound cheesy, but this chapter in your love story truly does fly by. 

Alright, assuming that you've done a ton of celebrating, it's time to get into the fun part: wedding planning!! But if you've quickly realized that the whole "traditional wedding" thing just doesn't feel right to you + your partner, you're in the right place. If you've always dreamt of creating an intentional, emotional day - curated beautifully with just you two in mind, it's time to plan an elopement. And it just so happens, that's exactly what I'm here for. 

Whether you dream of tying the knot in a towering forest of pines, exchanging vows on one of the many serene beaches of Minnesota's North Shore, or have always dreamt of taking golden hour bridal portraits on Mt. Rainer, I've gotcha covered.

DID SOMEONE SAY, "ELOPING"?!

IT'S TIME TO THROW OUT THE WEDDING "RULEBOOK".
LET'S CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.

what you get with every elopement

Custom elopement planning portal

I help you craft your uniquely "you" day from beginning to end! The best day of your life deserves the attention of someone who values and understands the importance just as much as you do. Bonus: who wouldn't want an elopement expert on their team!? I'm here to ease the stress.

I help you craft your uniquely "you" day from beginning to end! The best day of your life deserves the attention of someone who values and understands the importance just as much as you do. Bonus: who wouldn't want an elopement expert on their team!? I'm here to ease the stress.

Elopement Planning Resource Guide 

It mailed to you! If you're like me, there's just something about a "hard copy" that brings more joy than a PDF living on my desktop. 

It mailed to you! If you're like me, there's just something about a "hard copy" that brings more joy than a PDF living on my desktop. 

Customized Location List 

I help designed to meet all of your must-haves (along with backup plans to make sure those pesky unforeseen circumstances don’t ruin your day). Local Recommendations Included.

I help designed to meet all of your must-haves (along with backup plans to make sure those pesky unforeseen circumstances don’t ruin your day). Local Recommendations Included.

Backup Plans + Permitting Assistance 

With my expert elopement knowledge, I'm here to have backup plans (in case of weather, a trail is closed, etc.) for you and I will help you with the permitting (which includes researching deadlines, specifications, fees, etc.)

With my expert elopement knowledge, I'm here to have backup plans (in case of weather, a trail is closed, etc.) for you and I will help you with the permitting (which includes researching deadlines, specifications, fees, etc.)

HIGH-RES ONLINE GALLERY DELIVERY

I delivered sneak peeks within 24 hours and full gallery delivered within 6 weeks. Online gallery where you have full access to downloading and sharing with your friends & family.

I delivered sneak peeks within 24 hours and full gallery delivered within 6 weeks. Online gallery where you have full access to downloading and sharing with your friends & family.

No extra Travel fees 

Travel fees are included and already factored in for all elopement packages. (Anywhere in U.S.)

Travel fees are included and already factored in for all elopement packages. (Anywhere in U.S.)

choose your adventure

I want this one!

Full Day

  • 12 Hours of coverage (can split)
  • Timeline assistance
  • Polaroid Film Photos
  • “Bird's Eye View” photos via Drone
  • Airbnb recommendations 
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included

$7,000

sunrise + sunset

half day

choose your adventure

For that couple that's ready to pack in every experience they can from sun up to sun down. This package is perfect if you want sunrise and sunset coverage so you get the best of both worlds! OR WE CAN DO SPLIT HOURS INTO TWO DAYS.

The sweet spot for all of the essentials. We'll cover your getting ready photos, head to your ceremony location, go for a hike, eat-drink-and-be-merry, visit the most beautiful locations for photos, have a romantic dinner.

  • 8 Hours of coverage
  • Timeline assistance
  • Polaroid Film Photos
  • “Bird's Eye View” photos via Drone
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage 
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included 
  • 4 Hours of coverage
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included 

$5,000

$4,000

Designed with the simple and sweet couple in mind. Perfect for a private vow exchange, a sweet little hike, or a picnic with the sunset and take some damn sweet photos along the way.

Yes! This is it!

Let's do it!

choose your adventure

sunrise + sunset

choose your adventure

full day

half day

  • 12 Hours of coverage (can split)
  • Timeline assistance
  • Polaroid Film Photos
  • “Bird's Eye View” photos via Drone
  • Airbnb recommendations 
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included

$7,000

sunrise + sunset

For that couple that's ready to pack
in every experience they can from sun up to sun down. This package is perfect if you want sunrise and sunset coverage so you get the best of both worlds! OR WE CAN DO SPLIT HOURS INTO TWO DAYS.

choose your adventure

choose your adventure

Book this package

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  • 8 Hours of coverage
  • Timeline assistance
  • Polaroid Film Photos
  • “Bird's Eye View” photos via Drone
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage 
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included 

$5,000

full day

The sweet spot for all of the essentials.
We'll cover your getting ready photos,
head to your ceremony location, go for
a hike, eat-drink-and-be-merry, visit
the most beautiful locations for photos, have a romantic dinner.

choose your adventure

choose your adventure

Book this package

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  • 4 Hours of coverage
  • Permit Assistance + Cost Coverage
  • 24 hour sneak peek delivery
  • 6 week guaranteed gallery delivery
  • Travel Fees Included 

$4,000

half day

Designed with the simple and sweet
couple in mind. Perfect for a private vow exchange, a sweet little hike, or a picnic with the sunset and take some damn sweet photos along the way.

choose your adventure

choose your adventure

Book this package

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DOES THIS SOUND ABSOLUTELY PERFECT?

The hard work of planning your dream elopement has paid off! It's time to watch your vision come to life and experience all of the joy and emotion that comes with marrying your favorite person (in an epic place).

The hard work of planning your dream elopement has paid off! It's time to watch your vision come to life and experience all
of the joy and emotion that comes with marrying your favorite person
(in an epic place).

Eeek! You've decided on a package and picked a date! A contract and 30% nonrefundable retainer must be submitted to lock in your date. Once we've check those boxes off, it's onto the really fun stuff. We'll be in contact throughout the journey to ensure a
stress-free, joy-filled elopement.

Eeek! You've decided on a package and picked a date! A contract and 30% nonrefundable retainer must be submitted to lock in your date. Once we've check those boxes off, it's onto the really fun stuff. We'll be in contact throughout the journey to ensure a stress-free, joy-filled elopement.

Once you fill out my inquiry form, I'll reach out within 2 business days to schedule a Zoom call. That's when you'll spill alllll the exciting details about your big day, answer any questions you have, and just get to know each other..

Once you fill out my inquiry form, I'll reach out within 2 business days to schedule a Zoom call. That's when you'll spill alllll the exciting details about your big day, answer any questions you have, and just get to know each other..

The Process

Once your day comes to an end, I'll get to work on editing your images! You'll receive a handful of sneak peek images from your day within 24 hours. Then, your final gallery will be delivered within 6 weeks.

Once your day comes to an end, I'll get to work on editing your images! You'll receive a handful of sneak peek images from your day within 24 hours. Then, your final gallery will be delivered within 6 weeks.

YES let's do it!

Molly & Sam

"Payton is an incredibly talented photographer and a wonderful human. Our session with her was absolute magic. She created such a comfortable and fun environment. Leading up to the session she got to know us and communicated consistently so we felt prepared. The photos came back quickly and I am still in awe of how she seemingly captured our personalities in the photos. I highly recommend Payton to all!"

"Payton is an incredibly talented photographer and a wonderful human. Our session with her was absolute magic. She created such a comfortable and fun environment. Leading up to the session she got to know us and communicated consistently so we felt prepared. The photos came back quickly and I am still in awe of how she seemingly captured our personalities in the photos. I highly recommend Payton to all!"

let's go!

it's a perfect match

you loving,
i DOCUMENTING

you loving, i DOCUMENTING

it's a perfect match

bucket list

take a peek inside my elopement location bucket list

take a peek inside my elopement location bucket list

  • Kenai Fjords
  • Glacier
  • Redwood
  • Yellowstone
  • Acadia
  • Isle Royale
  • Voyageurs
  • Mount Rainier
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Grand Teton
  • Denali 
  • Crater Lake
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Sequoia

Outside of USA

  • Dolomites, Italy
  • Banff, Canada
  • Roy's Peak, New Zealand
  • Fjords, Norway
  • Iceland
  • Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Patagonia, South America

USA National Parks

Do you see a location on my bucket list that you dream of eloping?

YES! Let's work together!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

01. IS THE TRAVEL FEE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGES?

Yes, the travel fee is included in my elopement packages with no hidden or additional fees. When you inquire with me, please be as detailed as possible.
This way, I can share an accurate resources for you to look at.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

02. HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?

The short answer? UNLIMITED.
You're paying to have your love story documented; I believe you
deserve tohave every "good" photo sent your way.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

03. CAN YOU HELP US PLAN A LOCATION?

Yes absolutely! I love to recommending the locations based off your wants and needs. I can always let you know any information you would need to know about elope in whichever spot you go with. I will also plan the back up location in case of weather, etc.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

04. HOW DOES PAYMENT WORK?

A 30% non-refundable retainer is required to secure a date and my services. All payments are done electronically (but we can chat more about this when you inquire)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

05. DO WE NEED TO HIKE?

Not at all! Your day is customized to what most speaks to you. You can canoe, walk along an ADA accessible trail, ride snowmobile, have a picnic, go brewery hopping, roast marshmallows, whatever sounds adventurous to you! I’m here as a resource to help you find the perfect location(s) for you and your partner.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

06. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

Our schedule is set months in advance, so we don’t reschedule due to weather. But rain or shine, your wedding day is going to be magical. I’ve photographed adventure weddings in all kinds of weather: rain, windy, snow, and fog. I will always make sure we have a Plan B for every wedding, but we also have a Plan C (...and sometimes even a Plan D).

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

07. HOW EARLY SHOULD WE REACH OUT?

As soon as possible when you start planning your elopement or wedding. There are other people who are searching the same as you are. Many vendors can be booked out on the date you choose, even if it is a few years later. Book the vendors as soon as you can, and the sooner the better.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

08. CAN WE BRING OUR PET?

YES! There’s nothing that I love more than a pup-of-honor! If your dream elopement wouldn’t be the same without your dog, I can make it happen. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

09. DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?

One of my fave questions! From the second you book with me, you'll have a built-in planner on your side. From questionnaires to location guides and recommendations, to a customized timeline, and even permit assistance for elopements...My goal is to make your big day as stress-free as possible.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

10. WHAT TIME OF YEAR IS BEST FOR OUR ELOPEMENT?

It all depends on your vision and location!
In North Shore, Minnesota, most couples choose May through December.
In the Pacific Northwest, the mountain views - most couples choose July through early October.

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