Defy Imagery LLC

Defy Imagery LLC

Based In: Bay City, Michigan (+wandering the entire United States)
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Defy Imagery LLC

Defy Imagery LLC

Based In: Bay City, Michigan (+wandering the entire United States)
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Elopement Photography for the Wild at Heart

Let’s start your adventure

Hey y’all, I’m Kristin! First, I want to congratulate you on making the decision to elope. It is so refreshing seeing more and more couples deciding that THEY are the most important thing on their wedding day. Consider me your adventure buddy, hype girl, planning and location scouting guru, and most of all, friend. Building relationships with every single one of my clients is the most important thing to me. By the time I show up for your elopement, I want you to feel like you have known me forever and that I am just a good friend with a camera.

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

The process is easy! Just send an inquiry and we will get on the phone and chat. This is where you get to gush about your proposal story (I want all the details), tell me all of your dreams for your elopement, and chat about how we can make those dreams a reality. Bring all the questions you have and fire away! I am an open book and will stay on the phone with you as long as you need to feel comfortable. After you decide we would make the perfect adventure buddies, I will send over your contract and get your date secured on the schedule and we begin the fun part. PLANNING! This does involve some research (I know, but don’t worry) and logistics, but you can never be too prepared. By the time your elopement day comes around you will be so confident in the amount of preparation that all you have to do is enjoy the day with the love of your life!

So what does your elopement package include?

All packages include:

– Location scouting
– Trail status reports
– Lodging guidance
– Local vendor recommendations
– Permit + Marriage license info
– Ceremony + Activity ideas
– Client planning guide
– Leave No Trace client guide
– Unlimited phone and email conversations
– Custom timelines
– Complimentary officiant services (where allowed)

Travel fees

Travel fees are included with every package.

Gallery delivery

You will receive all of the photos from your day in the form of a digital gallery. You will have the option of downloading the entire gallery as well as single images in either social media format (best for sharing on Facebook and Insta), and high resolution full sized images (used for sending out for print). All full day elopements also include the option for complimentary album creation.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go start your adventure! Start by contacting me and let’s plan your dream day.


LGBTQ+ and BIPOC inclusive. Diversity is valued and celebrated

Leave No Trace certified photographer

Proud reforestation partner of One Tree Planted


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"Kristin was fabulous! From our engagement photos to our wedding I never felt stressed with her, which is truly saying something because we both were super nervous for our engagement pictures. She checked with us throughout the planning process and always responded to any questions or concerns we had. She was totally on board for photos with me trashing my dress at the reception and got our sneak peeks done so fast! They blew my expectations out of the water. I am so glad we had her!"

Jessica + Adam

"Kristin is amazing, she was much more than just a photographer. She helped to guide my friends throughout their wedding when they weren't sure what they wanted. She went far above and beyond. I know we said it, but again, Thank You Kristin."

Bear Gibson

"I must say we spent a year planning our special day and had some horrible run-ins during the process… But Kristin @ Defy Imagery saved the day and created a 2000 photo masterpiece that just can’t be beaten. Kristin is timely, patient, professional and a fun spirited Queen of Photography and I wouldn't recommend anyone but her if you want your special day to be captured perfectly."

Emily + JC
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Newlyweds wandering through the forest after their Tennessee elopement ceremony.

Elope Instead!

If you are looking to avoid the drama and stress of traditional wedding planning, you've come to the right place. Your wedding day should be a day for YOU to remember, and not what anyone else tells you it should be. When you elope, you get to do away with the "show" for the guests and put the focus back on what's most important.

Wandering Since 2023
Defy Imagery LLC

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