Enjoy the most amazing elopement day without the burden of planning everything on your own.

Between discovering the best locations, including personal touches, finding quality vendors, and setting up a timeline, it can feel like a lot. You deserve a day that is crafted to authentically represent your story and is a simple, stress-free experience.

You may not have a clear vision of your dream elopement yet, and that’s okay. After getting to know you, I’ll brainstorm ways to tailor your day to be everything you want, and more! From here, I’ll lay out each of the steps to bring it all together. But don’t worry, I’ll take on the hours of research and logistics, and use my expertise to guide you through the whole process. Without the planning overwhelm, you’re free to relax and look forward to your elopement day with excitement.

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Adventure Elopement Packages

You deserve to have the most amazing adventure elopement, and I want to help make that happen! For years, I’ve been happily planning my own trips (major travel enthusiast here!), which has helped me hone my skills at designing incredible elopement adventures.

After a lifetime outdoors (I took my first camping trip at just a year old!), I have the knowledge to approach your outdoor experience keeping both beautiful scenery and safety in mind.

What I’ve gathered from all my time off the beaten path is to appreciate and seek out the peaceful moments and unique experiences that nature has to offer, which is how I like to approach elopement planning as well.

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“Julie helped us immensely with location suggestions, timelines, and referrals. Our goal was to have a stress free elopement and she was a huge part in helping us achieve that goal.”

Nathalie + Feiyang

1. Trade a tight timeline for a stress free and easy-going day that allows you to connect with your partner and feel at ease in front of the camera.
 
2. Avoid disappointment and letdown by celebrating your marriage in an absolutely unforgettable way that feels 100% you.

3. Instead of only doing a few quick photos, you can take the time to truly enjoy and explore the beauty of the great outdoors.

Your elopement is not just about photos,
your experience matters.

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Why have an all day elopement?

Imagine two scenarios: 

Which scenario do you want?

Let’s start dreaming up your
tailored-to-you elopement experience!

Which scenario do you want? Let’s start dreaming up your
tailored-to-you elopement experience!

In the first, you and your partner were rushing to get to your ceremony on time. You were feeling nervous, excited, and a little anxious, but it was all a whirlwind. You repeated your vows, exchanged rings, and now you’re being whisked off to a location for photos. Your photographer said this would be a pretty spot, but you’ve got to hurry to be there in time for sunset. You don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera, and you’re feeling uneasy about starting photos. You’re asked to stand a certain way and “hold that kiss!” and it doesn’t feel very fun or natural. After photos, you and your new spouse are finally alone together, but it feels a little anticlimactic; wasn’t this supposed to be the best day of your life? But it feels like a blur and now you’re not sure what to do to make what’s left of the day feel extra special.

That’s an elopement day with a lot of the same baggage that comes with traditional weddings. So much of it is for show and for “great photos”. But when you focus on the experience of it all, everything changes.

Top 3 reasons for an all day elopement experience:

The day you commit yourselves to each other deserves to be celebrated, and with an all day elopement, you can make it a meaningful, truly unforgettable experience. 

Now imagine a day where you get ready for your ceremony in a leisurely way, sipping on your favorite morning tea and hand-writing your vows. You can’t wait to get to your ceremony location that the two of you chose for its beauty and meaning. You’re feeling slightly nervous, excited, and anxious, but you’re taking in those feelings and remembering every moment of this exhilarating day. Easing into your ceremony, you feel connected to your partner on a new level. You focus on the promises you’re making to each other and envision your future together.

After your ceremony, you celebrate with a bottle of champagne, the same kind you tried on a trip to Paris together. You’re loving every moment with your new spouse and remembering all the wonderful things about your history together.

And now it’s time for some adventure! You put on your backpacks and head up the mountain to a gorgeous lake that takes your breath away. You explore the shore and then jump in kayaks and paddle around. It’s so serene and you feel at peace.

You and your partner race kayaks and laugh as you bump into each other. Back on land, you spread out a blanket and enjoy the views while having a picnic made up of snacks that bring back happy memories of past adventures.

Now the sun is starting to set, and your photographer walks you through some exercises that help you feel relaxed and anchored in this moment together. It feels easy and natural to be affectionate, even in front of the camera. As stars begin to appear, you hike back thinking over the day and can’t believe how perfect it all was.

Miranda + Paul

“Your wedding day should be your dream day with your new spouse. That’s what our day was! Julie fully advocated for us to make the day about US and nobody else’s expectations.”

Adventure Elopement Photography
Packages + Pricing




 
  Photography coverage 
✓ Half day, full day, and multi-day photography coverage options
✓ Photographer travel to anywhere in the U.S. or worldwide
✓ A fun photo experience where you feel comfortable, relaxed, and connected

  Unlimited planning assistance 
✓ Personalized location suggestions + scouting
✓ Guidance with navigating public lands permits
✓ Creative suggestions on how to personalize your celebration
✓ Custom elopement day timeline planning
✓ Recommendations of the best elopement vendors
✓ Coordination before + during elopement day
✓ Backup plans ready to go for your day
✓ Packing + prep list customized for your adventure
✓ Marriage license advice + officiant or witness signature
✓ Assistance with finding travel accommodations
✓ Access to my stash of adventure gear
✓ Leave No Trace education + eco-friendly tips

  Incredible photos to remember your experience
✓ Hand-edited, high-resolution digital files
✓ An online gallery for sharing + downloading photos worldwide
✓ Printing rights to all photos
✓ Professional quality prints, canvases, and albums available for purchase

U.S. elopement packages starting at $6,500
International elopement packages starting at $7,500

U.S. + Worldwide elopement Packages

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LET'S START DESIGNING YOUR DREAM ELOPEMENT!

Elopement Packages Include:

For elopements anywhere in the United States or worldwide.




 
  Photography coverage 
✓ Half day, full day, and multi-day photography coverage options
✓ Photographer travel to anywhere in the southwest U.S.
✓ A fun photo experience where you feel comfortable, relaxed, and connected

  Unlimited planning assistance 
✓ Personalized location suggestions + scouting
✓ Guidance with navigating public lands permits
✓ Creative suggestions on how to personalize your celebration
✓ Custom elopement day timeline planning
✓ Recommendations of the best elopement vendors
✓ Coordination before + during elopement day
✓ Backup plans ready to go for your day
✓ Packing + prep list customized for your adventure
✓ Marriage license advice + officiant or witness signature
✓ Assistance with finding travel accommodations
✓ Access to my stash of adventure gear
✓ Leave No Trace education + eco-friendly tips

  Incredible photos to remember your experience
✓ Hand-edited, high-resolution digital files
✓ An online gallery for sharing + downloading photos worldwide
✓ Printing rights to all photos
✓ Professional quality prints, canvases, and albums available for purchase

Elopement packages starting at $5,900

Southwest elopement Packages

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LET'S START DESIGNING YOUR DREAM ELOPEMENT!

Elopement Packages Include:

For elopements in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and West Texas.




 
  Photography coverage 
✓ 4 hours, half day, full day, and multi-day photography coverage options
✓ Photographer travel to anywhere in New Mexico
✓ A fun photo experience where you feel comfortable, relaxed, and connected

  Unlimited planning assistance 
✓ Personalized location suggestions + scouting
✓ Guidance with navigating public lands permits
✓ Creative suggestions on how to personalize your celebration
✓ Custom elopement day timeline planning
✓ Recommendations of the best elopement vendors
✓ Coordination before + during elopement day
✓ Backup plans ready to go for your day
✓ Packing + prep list customized for your adventure
✓ Marriage license advice + officiant or witness signature
✓ Assistance with finding travel accommodations
✓ Access to my stash of adventure gear
✓ Leave No Trace education + eco-friendly tips

  Incredible photos to remember your experience
✓ Hand-edited, high-resolution digital files
✓ An online gallery for sharing + downloading photos worldwide
✓ Printing rights to all photos
✓ Professional quality prints, canvases, and albums available for purchase

Elopement packages starting at $3,800

New Mexico elopement Packages

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LET'S START DESIGNING YOUR DREAM ELOPEMENT!

Elopement Packages Include:

For elopements in New Mexico.

For engagement photos, couple’s photos, anniversary photos, and post-wedding photos; not elopements.

One or two hours of photography + adventuring time
Any location (travel fees may apply)
Personalized location suggestions + scouting
High-resolution, hand-edited digital files
An online gallery for sharing + downloading photos worldwide
Printing rights to all photos
Professional quality prints, canvases + albums available for purchase

One hour session | $1000
Two hour session | $1500


Adventure sessions

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Emily + Chris

“Working with Julie was an amazing experience in every sense.”

I’ll explore ideas and suggest the most incredible locations, fun activities and meaningful details that will make your day unforgettable.

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No date or set location required! All we need to officially start creating your experience is a retainer and signed contract. Easy Peasy!

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You deserve to have an amazing, personalized elopement day. 

Julie Haider is an adventure elopement photographer + planner based in New Mexico and photographing destination elopements worldwide.

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