Five stars! Ten out of ten would recommend! Working with Traci and Bill of Adventure & Vow was exceptional from start to finish. As an east coast couple with a Northern Arizona destination wedding plan, my now husband and I were initially concerned that connecting with a photographer long distance would be tricky (personality and aesthetic-wise). And we were new to realizing that elopements weren't just the courthouse ceremonies we were used to thinking of them as, but more so, these truly intentional celebrations of love and fun-filled activities in gorgeous locations. Fast-forward to when our search led us to Adventure & Vow's body of work and how they presented themselves online (both on their website and on social media) -- their vibe completely sealed the deal for us even before our first virtual call. So much so that we moved our date up just to have the opportunity to work with them! It was one of the best decisions we've made and resulted in a fabulously stress-free kick-off to married life. They gently guided us through every step of the process with clear and frequent communication, wrapped up with steadfast warmth and genuine excitement to be a part of our best day ever! Right out the gate, Traci was there with helpful tips, resources, advice, and recommendations for literally everything under the sun -- from wedding dress stores and appropriate shoes to local restaurants, favorite hotels, Airbnb's, and other vendors like for flowers, hair, and makeup, to vehicle rentals and everything else in between. Don't have an exact location in mind? (We didn't!! We were just keen on Northern Arizona...) They presented us options based on our loose ideas for 2-3 locations, an outfit change, a water backdrop at some point, to do an activity, and keep the hike at a beginner's skill level. They even went in person to scout ideal photography spots, providing exact location coordinates and everything. Traci worked smoothly with our vendors and kept us all informed and prepared. The day of was absolutely magical. Bill served as our officiant, and he must have been a poet in a past life or something because the ceremony he wrote for us was so beautifully written. There wasn't much posing direction for setting up shots, as you might expect with a traditional wedding photographer (though I'm sure if you want a few exact photos, they'll hand hold you through them). Their approach is to just "do what feels right." Which, personally, we found to be in refreshing contrast to all the (a hem, overly) staged wedding pictures out there. Trust that they'll capture you looking your best (even when you're in your zone, behaving like your absolute silliest with the love of your life, completely forgetting that a photographer is steps away from you at most moments)! Our full day with the power couple that makes up Adventure & Vow, included the highlight video add-on, and our photos and the final video were nothing short of majestic and stunning! Their photo editing style and creativity are chef's kiss! (And pretty quick, too, with social media ready sneak peeks available practically immediately!) Working with Adventure & Vow for our adventure elopement made us feel like we were making smart choices for our pocketbook, the environment, our sanity, and most importantly, our memories!