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queer. houseplant enthusiast. travel junkie. 98% tea.

Meet your elopement photographer / ride or die

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 spend a lot of time finding good rocks to perch on; see above)


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






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 spend a lot of time finding good rocks to perch on; see below)


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






about me

I started this business because the wedding industry is a little broken.

It's mostly focused on straight, white, cisgender people (I said what I said), and even in the elopement world, there are pressures to look a certain way, act a certain way.

I don't want one more couple who doesn't fit neatly into boxes to have to "navigate" planning and enjoying their wedding day.

You deserve so much better.

I get it. I hear you. And I'm here for a lot more than just "accepting" you. You, in all your uniqueness, should be celebrated.

And I'm all about that.

(she/they)

I'm rachel

CONTACT ME TO BOOK YOUR ELOPEMENT!

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."

03. my photography style

t h r e e

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.

02. location, location, location

t w o

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 tagging along.

01. connection is key

o n e

my approach:

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."

03. my photography style

t h r e e

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.

02. location, location, location

t w o

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.

01. connection is key

o n e

my approach:

CONTACT TO BOOK!

does that sound good to you?

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Inclusivity and safety

staying safe, staying happy, staying away from the bullshit

It's definitely not lost on me that this country is...troubled.

Some people in this gorgeous state of mind just can't handle being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, the Black community, to any humans who aren't straight, white, neurotypical, able-bodied, and Christian. Their minds and hearts aren't open.

Mine totally are though, so I've got you.

The very last thing you should ever be thinking about on your elopement day is, "Are we safe? Are we ok?" I do that for you, ahead of time, because I don't want you worrying about it at all. Every vendor I recommend has been vetted up to their eyeballs, every location has been scouted. I've been told not to "put shit like this" on my website, but...it's my website.

And I know my people. (It's you! You're my people. And I am yours.)

Let's be each other's people