When it comes to love stories, yours is unlike any other.
You’re not out to replicate yet another Pinterest fairytale wedding full of traditions no one really cares about or turn “I do” into a performance for hundreds.
You value intimacy. Being present. Deep-belly giggles and stress-free bliss. You want your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple. Adventurous. Daring. Genuine. Free. Fun. Unapologetic. United.
I’ll just come out and say it. Elopements are rad (and the superior choice, in my opinion).
Yeah yeah yeah, some people still don’t get it. The idea of breaking from tradition and seeking intimacy and adventure instead might earn you some eye rolls, but trust me—that all melts away when you’re saying your vows with a breathtaking backdrop of pristine, crystal lakes or jagged, slate peaks.
When you make the bold decision to elope, you’re choosing to set all the judgements and expectations of others aside and focus on what matters most: each other.
You’re creating a day rooted solely in the people, places, and activities that bring you joy and showcase the best parts of your relationship.
And in my opinion, there’s simply nothing more magical or worth solidifying on film forever, than that.
I’m Jessie, and I photograph elopements in the Midwest and worldwide. My mission is to help couples create a wedding experience that feels like a direct representation of their unique story. And while that experience plays out, I’m here to photograph every little detail, every big moment, and every stolen kiss in between. It’s an expectation- and judgement-free zone—meaning come as you are and do as you please, we’re simply here to celebrate YOU.