We are here to change the way to think of elopements
When you hear the word elopement, what do you immediately think of?
We asked our parents what they thought an elopement was, and you can probably guess what they said. They said two things, running off to get married in secret without telling their parents. And they also thought of a drunk night in Las Vegas and getting married by Elvis.
This is a very old-fashioned view of what an elopement is. That is not what an elopement is anymore.
What is an elopement in Australia?
An elopement is a term that confuses a lot of people, especially parents and grandparents. The older generation see elopements in a very negative way. They think that it is to secretly run off and get married without telling their parents or letting anyone know. That is not what the modern meaning of elopement is.
Our definition of an elopement is:
“An elopement is to get married with a small number of guests, in a beautiful location, where the ceremony and the day is all about the two of you.”
How many people can be at your elopement is your personal decision, but we personally believe that it should be will less than 20 guests.
Elopement are not secretive affairs done by people who don’t have the approval of their parents and want to ignore their friends.
Australian Elopement are:
An epic adventure in a beautiful location
Fun and crazy. There are no rules. You can do what you want and be who you are.
Intimate and personal. Elopement are all about you.
How that elopement looks and feels is entirely up to you. There are no rules, do whatever you want.
Your elopement should be a reflection of the two of you. Say your vows in a beautiful location that you love or a place that just makes both of you go wow!
Elopement Packages Australia FAQ’s
Here are some FAQ’s about having an elopement with us.
The short answer is, the best time for photos of any kind is either at sunrise or sunset.
Yes, we have been doing wedding photography, professionally for around ten years.
For elopements that require a lot of travel, I will arrive there the day before the elopement. That way I can say hi to you guys and check out the location beforehand. And absolutely, I can give you advice on where the ceremony should be 🙂
For elopements a couple of hours away from me, I will arrive early and scout out the place. It’s nice to have an idea of the land and where some nice locations could be. But photography is all about light as well. So where the sunlight is on the day, and what the light is like on the day, will also dictate where we shoot.
Absolutely! I have witnessed and signed many marriage certificates.
It really all depends on how much travel is involved, how many locations you want to explore and what you want to do.
Every couple is different. Some want hours and hours of photos and some want a few nice ones and then they are happy. It is your day not mine, so I will go with whatever you want.
But… I think at least an hour is a good amount of time at one location. That gives me enough time for a good variety of photos of you guys. And we are not rushed.
If you are in a totally epic location with many places to shoot, we could explore the area over a few hours, taking photos as we go. At my Uluru elopement, we did this at sunset and then at sunrise. And I would have gone to a couple more locations, but the couple had to go to the airport to catch a plane back home 🙂