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Elopement Inspiration: Issue 3

If you are considering eloping, then you have come to the right place. Every week we compile elopement inspiration, from different photographers, so our readers can get ideas for their wedding portraits.

Thank you to all the photographers who shared their work with us over at our Facebook community. If you are a photographer specializing in elopements and adventure weddings, then make sure to join our Wandering Weddings community on Facebook.

Get ready to Pinterest some amazing ideas for you and your special someone!

elopement romantic photography.

Photo by The Forwards Photo

“For Alexa and Dan’s elopement, we met up at 3:30 AM to drive out to East Maui for sunrise. We then got to this amazing black sand beach, and watched the sunrise together over the ocean. It was quiet, except for the roosters, and no one else was around. Then we adventured around nearby cliffs and caves for their wedding portraits!” [Allie Forward]

sunset elopement photography kiss.

Photo by Amanda Korell

“My time with this couple was quick, but so incredibly fulfilling! The sun was setting super fast, so we didn’t have much time. The love from this couple was so radiant though, and it took minimal prompting and directing in order to capture the candid moments that I adore so much. This particular image was captured immediately after I asked them to share a smooch.” [Amanda]

road trip portraits during wedding.

Photo by Bailey Cross Boggs

“Patricia and Jerry were engaged on Jerry’s birthday, and married on Patricia’s. They then decided to say ‘I do’ in the Garden of the Gods, surrounded by gorgeous red rock and a view of snow-capped Pikes Peak. In short, I had the best time exploring the park with them while we were all giddy with excitement. I will also never stop being humbled by the immense privilege it is to witness two people commit their lives to each other!” [Bailey]

bohemian portraits for elopements.

Photo by The Tinsley Co.

“Will and Bryna are the type of people that you can immediately feel their love. I’m honored to capture this day for them. Afterwards, we headed to Asheville for a night of lots of food, fun, and great drinks!” [Chaise Tinsley]

romantic portraits for bride and groom.

Photo by Elsa Eileen Photography

“Amanda and Alex are two beautiful souls who love adventure and adventuring together. Thus, they chose to get married in the place that they loved the most: Glacier National Park, Montana. Without a doubt, you can’t beat those golden mountain top views and beautiful tender love.” [Elsa]

intimate portrait session for weddings.


“This is absolutely one of my favorite wedding portraits. This couple, besides being beautiful, had a really perfect attitude and I loved how they behaved in front of the lens” [Emanuele]

bohemian fun portraits with bride and groom.

Photo by Emily Arwine

“This was an incredible learning experience, considering I had to learn how to shoot in an absolute downpour!” [Emily]

Wedding portrait lighting ideas.

Photo by Kortni Steltz

“This entire shoot gave me all the magical and enchanted vibes. It was so elegant and perfect!” [Kortni]

European wedding photography

Photo by Through the Glass 

“It was in the middle of winter when we did this photoshoot. Even though it was freezing outside, it didn’t matter at all. Imagine your loved one invites you to go on an adventure, climbing up an unknown place, and when you open your eyes, you see the whole city of love underneath you. You’re suddenly on a beautiful Parisian rooftop, and you feel so powerful.” [Linh Tran]

unique wedding portrait in a canyon.

Photo by Maggie Bradshaw

“When we approached the stairs within this slot canyon for their wedding portraits, you could then truly appreciate Abigail’s beautiful dress. As they ascended up the stairs, Dylan was so gentle as he helped her up. The photo turned out magical, and his sweet smile made it even better. Working with these two within the slot canyon, was an absolute dream!” [Maggie]

elopement photography on a boat.

Photo by Olga Merolla

“This was an elopement in Italy, on Lake Braies in the Dolomites. We arrived at the lake at dawn, and the couple met the first rays of the sun on a boat, in the middle of the lake.” [Olga]

bridal portraits between groom and bride.

Photo by Reagan Aleea

“Farihah and Josh had a small, Pakistani inspired wedding in the canyons of Malibu. Before their special day, they asked for location recommendations for golden hour photos. I knew the perfect place. My favorite band’s album art was a film photo at this spot, and I knew I wanted to shoot a couple there. After rushing to the location hoping to get the last bit of light, we hoped a fence and got this shot.” [Reagan]

boho wedding portraits.

Photo by Sam Bufalo

“I find so much happiness orchestrating visions and making them come to life. Retreats and styled shoots give me the opportunity to do just that. It’s also the perfect time to connect with like-minded industry friends.” [Sam]

fun wedding portraits.

Photo by Duc Thien Photography

“The location for this elopement was at Eifel National Park in Heimbach. Before the ceremony, the couple had made all the decorations and dream catchers themselves to fulfill their future dreams.” [Sheena Trn]

elopement portraits on a mountain.

Photo by Sherri Larocque

“Everything about exploring Yosemite with Brittany and Preston was Pure Magic!” [Sherri]

If you are looking for more wedding portrait ideas, then you should check out our Elopement Inspiration: Issue 2