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Queer. Plant enthusiast. Travel junkie. 98% tea.
Scroll down to learn more about me (hi, I'm Rachel), my approach to photography, and how we can make your elopement a reality. 

Meet your elopement photographer
/ ride or die

Meet your elopement photographer / ride or die

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The wedding industry is messed up

But LGBTQ+ couples have to navigate outing ourselves to vendors or passing as straight (if possible) and feeling like we're hiding. We have to look for "clues" sprinkled throughout websites that'll tell us a vendor is safe. And often, we have to settle for people who "accept us" but don't understand us.

And then on top of that, trying to find vendors who understand eloping as more than just some "lesser wedding"...??

Horrible, right? No one wants to look back on their wedding day and have those kinds of memories.




The way you get married matters. Your elopement matters. You deserve to be safe, seen, and celebrated on your wedding day (with beautiful photos to remember it by).

Welcome home.

Let's talk about it.

Wedding planning can be stressful enough on its own.

But LGBTQ+ couples have to navigate outing ourselves to vendors or passing as straight (if possible) and feeling like we're hiding. We have to look for "clues" sprinkled throughout websites that'll tell us a vendor is safe. And often, we have to settle for people who "accept us" but don't understand us.

And then on top of that, trying to find vendors who understand eloping as more than just some "lesser wedding"...??

Horrible, right? No one wants to look back on their wedding day and have those kinds of memories.







The way you get married matters. Your elopement matters. You deserve to be safe, seen, and celebrated on your wedding day (with beautiful photos to remember it by).

Welcome home.

I'm sick of it, and I want better than that for you.

I'm an Irish woman living with my British partner, our three-legged dog, and a houseplant collection that we'll never admit is "getting out of control."

The house is covered in dog fur and books, and seriously, not joking about the plant situation. ...We're running out of surfaces and floor space.

I grew up watching BBC crime dramas and never really stopped.

Running around in the mountains makes me happy. Getting to share those adventures with eloping couples makes me the happiest.


I'm the "B" in LGBTQ; all love is love, and you are so so welcome here, my darlings xx






I'm rachel

I love getting to know my couples before their elopement for a few reasons: for starters, your elopement is about you, not about me.

The better I know you and what you want, the more likely I am to find the perfect location for you. Plus, if we aren't total strangers, it's not going to be weird when I'm third-wheeling.

connection is key

I don't ask Mr. Google to spit out the most popular trail in the area. No thanks.

I spend a staggering amount of time scouring maps and satellite images, driving + hiking around, and gathering a collection of locations that will suit any type of elopement, any couple's preference. ...It's a huge part of my job.

I'm not just a photographer, I'm like your weird but fun aunt who lives in a cabin and knows how many trees are between here and that one rock she really likes.

location, location, location

Think photojournalism. I'll offer suggestions and tips, but mostly I document how you and your partner are interacting with each other and with the environment. I'm not into orchestrating fake shit; your photos are going to look like you.

Next, your photos will be professionally edited, true-to-life. They aren't going to mimic whichever weird trend is taking off on Instagram. Why? Because I want you to be able to flip back through your album in 50 years and still love the photos. I don't want you to think "oof, those early 2000's, right? People were into some weird shit."

My photography style

I love getting to know my couples before their elopement for a few reasons: for starters, your elopement is about you, not about me.

The better I know you and what you want, the more likely I am to find the perfect location for you. Plus, if we aren't total strangers, it's not going to be weird when I'm third-wheeling.

connection is key

I don't ask Mr. Google to spit out the most popular trail in the area. No thanks.

I spend a staggering amount of time scouring maps and satellite images, driving and hiking around, and amassing a collection of locations that will suit any type of elopement, any couple's preference. ...It's a huge part of my job.

I'm not just a photographer, I'm like your weird but fun aunt who lives in a cabin and knows how many trees are between here and that one rock she really likes.

location, location, location

Think photojournalism. I'll offer suggestions and tips, but mostly I document how you and your partner are interacting with each other and with the environment. I'm not into orchestrating fake shit; your photos are going to look like you.

Next, your photos will be professionally edited, true-to-life. They aren't going to mimic whichever weird trend is taking off on Instagram. Why? Because I want you to be able to flip back through your album in 50 years and still love the photos. I don't want you to think "oof, those early 2000's, right? People were into some weird shit."

My photography style

yes please!

does that sound good to you?

I'd like more info

Queer love is beautiful

the wedding industry doesn't always get that. and you deserve better