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British Columbia Elopement Photographers

British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, is filled with amazing places to elope. So many couples reach out to us wondering how to plan their special day there. Our advice? Team up with an amazing elopement photographer who specializes in the BC area! With its stunning landscapes, including lush forests, majestic mountains, and picturesque coastlines, British Columbia is the perfect wedding destination for adventurous couples. Some well-known locations include the iconic Whistler and E.C Manning Provincial Park, where you can see dramatic mountain views and crystal-clear lakes. For a coastal experience, consider exploring Tofino with its rugged beaches and gorgeous rainforests.

These are the best elopement photographers in British Colombia specializing in adventure elopements and intimate weddings. Check out their profiles below and connect with one of them! These photographers are based in BC or work there full-time. 

Hiring a British Columbia Wedding Photographer for Your Destination Elopement

Eloping in BC can be overwhelming to some. Besides the fact a lot of couples are traveling from the States there, BC also has a ton of places to choose from. Teaming up with a local wedding photographer in British Columbia will allow you to plan your wedding day, worry-free. The photographers we list in our directory specialize in elopements, but many of them also have experience with small weddings in British Columbia. They also have experience with multi-day elopement adventures in BC, since there are so many places couples want to explore. Depending on what you’re looking for, these elopement photographers will adjust their elopement package to your needs.

If you are planning an elopement with a photographer in BC, remember to account for travel expenses in your elopement budget. 

Q&A For Your BC Elopement Regarding Photographers

We put together some of the top questions we get from couples just like you when they are planning their elopement.

How Much Does an Elopement Photographer in British Columbia Cost?

The cost of a photographer in British Columbia will vary, depending on what you want and what they offer in their photography packages. In BC, you’ll find photographers charging from $3,000- $10,000 for elopement coverage. The main determining factor to the price is how many hours the photographer will be working with you both and where your location in British Columbia is. The more you want to cover, the higher the price. We have had multiple couples book multi-day elopement adventures here, which accounts for the total price for their photographer and other vendors involved.

Here are some examples:

  • Commitment ceremony photos at a BC wedding venue and portraits after the ceremony – $3,000
  • Elopement ceremony with loved ones near Tofino plus portraits at 2 additional locations near the ceremony – $5,500
  • Elopement ceremony near Whistler with portraits after at multiple locations all day, with additional portraits the following day at a separate location. – $10,000

Keep in mind these are estimates and every photographer has their prices set.

Why are Elopement Photographers so Expensive and What’s Included in the Fee?

Elopement photographers are more hands-on and tend to wear more “hats” when compared to traditional wedding photographers. If planning an adventure elopement, a lot of these photographers will help you in the planning process. When you’re meeting with your photographer, it’s important to ask, “What’s included in your BC elopement package?”

Here are some items to go over during your meeting besides how long they are going to be with you taking photos:

  • Officiant and witness protocol for marriage license, especially for out-of-country couples
  • Multi-day elopement adventure
  • Inclusive packages with all vendors you’ll need
  • Guidance for travel and accommodations
  • Travel expenses
  • Location scouting
  • Timeline planning
  • Permit and leave no trace guidance
  • Set up and take down assistance for decorations
  • Wedding albums

Not all photographers will include everything in this list in their packages. Some of them might offer different tier options and some photographers may just offer traditional photo coverage.

Do I Need More Than a Photographer for My British Columbia Elopement?

Think about how lavish you want your elopement to be. Are you planning to have a more traditional wedding ceremony and then adventure together? Do you want to have an aesthetic furniture set up with one of BC’s epic views? 

You can 100% outsource and hire more elopement vendors to help you if you want, or you can just hire a photographer! Even though you are eloping, you can still hire a wedding planner, officiant, videographer, florist… 

Explore our elopement directory to team up with a vendor in a different category OR ask your designated British Columbia photographer who they recommend.

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