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I'm calling B.S. on traditional weddings.

How about you?

And I’m NOT saying this just for the sake of being different. I mean it with my whole freakin heart. You see, after photographing so many run-of-the-mill weddings I realized that there was something so predictable about them. I spent the entire day with my couples. I witnessed their stress, frayed emotions, being pulled in a million different directions, drama, putting out fires, compromising their happiness for the sake of others, and hell, even forgetting to eat. Like WHAT? When did the best day of your life become such a predictable one filled with little authenticity and a whole lot of stress? I’ve had couples relieved that the day was over. Again, WHAT?! 

What if you actually had fun on your wedding day?

What if you chose to do things that made sense for you as a couple to do?

What if you fully embraced your uniqueness and decided to march all the way towards your wedding day with that conviction?

What if you threw that pesky wedding planning rule book out the window and starting planning the best day of your life?!

Not an Event, an Experience

WHAT I OFFER

Destination Elopements

Intimate Weddings

Adventure Sessions

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Your Photos & Experience Are Worth The Investment

Elopements deserve just as much care, detail, and attention as a traditional wedding. In fact, I think my job is that much more important, especially if I’m the only other person there to capture it. 

Your love will be documented forever in the photos I take. Your memories will live on in the experience I help create for you. See, your wedding photos are an investment that only grows in value over time. The longer time goes by the more these pictures and moments will be cherished. Whatever kind of day you’re looking for to start your marriage, I’m here to get you there. Let’s figure this out together. 

 

These pictures will be wrinkled with love from staying in your wallet for 50 years.

These memories will be something you look back on when things get tough.

Why Elopements?

Your marriage is an adventure. So why not start with one?

Elopements are an intentional choice of saying TO HELL WITH TRADITION and swapping it out for an authentic experience. Why not take the money that you would put down on a venue, centerpieces, catering, and all the trappings of a normal wedding and put it towards an experience where you don’t have to compromise?!

What Does An All-Day Elopement Look Like?

Sample Elopement Timeline

Why Do I Need An All-Day Elopement?

Okay okay, I know I’ve been throwing a lot of shade at traditional weddings but this is one element that I can preach all day about when it comes to elopements. Your wedding day deserves to be documented from start to finish, just like any other wedding day. This is not a glorified photoshoot that I show up for, snap a few pics, and leave. Elopements are usually centered around an experience that can take all day. For example, if you want to elope in Alaska via helicopter tour (the tours usually take at least 4 hours) if you were to only hire me for the tour I would miss out on capturing you getting ready, the first look, the helicopter tour, eating dinner and cake, and a toast. There’s so much to cover in a day!

Got Some Questions? I Got Answers

• Do we have to be crazy about hiking to elope on a mountain?

How far you want to hike is entirely up to you. If you want to do an all-day hike for your elopement, then we can do that. If you'd rather drive to a location and do a short walk, that's also realistic. Thankfully there are plenty of places are Colorado (and elsewhere) that vary in duration and level of hikes. It's my job to help you find a hike that fits you!

• What can we expect during a photo shoot with you?

Expect to get dirty, wet, and get grass in your hair! We can be adventuring to a waterfall, on a hiking trail, or next to the ocean. I will prompt you to move around a lot and play with your partner. You might just kiss them more than you have in a long time ;) This will be an adventurous experience.

• But we're so AWKWARD!

No worries! Most of the couples I work with are actually nervous in front of the camera. This is why it's important for me to become friends with both of you! The closer you and I are, the better you will feel in front of the camera. And remember, I won't make you do anything you aren't comfortable with!

• You mentioned you're an elopement guide, what does that mean?

When I say I'm a guide, I'm here to guide you through the process of planning an elopement. This doesn't make me a planner, as in I book the plane tickets and lodging. I advise you on where you should stay, where you should elope, outfit ideas, and vendor recommendations. I use the resources I've gathered from my experience to help you every step of the way.

• You're going to follow around ALL DAY and make us take pictures?!

Yes and no! Yes, I will be following you around all day taking pictures. No, I will not make you take pictures the entire time. I'm here to document your day in an authentic way, which means I won't have you always looking at the camera. This is an experience! Just because there's 12-hour coverage doesn't mean it's a 12-hour photoshoot!

• How do we elope and still include our family + friends?

There are plenty of ways to include your family and friends on your elopement day. You can, of course, include them during your ceremony. But if you want to keep it between you two, your loved ones can help you get ready. Once you're done with the ceremony you can come back and celebrate with everyone! There are plenty of other ways I can help you customize your day to have everyone you love to be a part of it!

• How far in advance should we book an elopement?

It really depends! I've helped plan elopements in two weeks and I've also helped plan elopements that were booked 6-12 months out. One important thing to consider is the logistics of other vendors and the time of year that you want to elope. Vendors tend to book up for the summer quickly, so if you want florals, videography, and a private chef it's important to ensure availability. If you're down to do a last-minute elopement, you can still be intentional as much as you are spontaneous.

• Where should we elope?!?!

Don't know where you want to elope? Don't worry! I've got a list of places depending on the type of elopement day you want to have. When we hop on a phone call I can help you narrow down the time and place you want to get hitched. Do you have a bucket list? Me too. So let's start there!

Let's Get Wild For a Sec

Imagine you’ve got your toes in the black sand of a Hawaiian beach. The warm and salty wind from the ocean is kissing your face as you lean in to kiss your new spouse. It’s just the two of you in the stillness of the morning, as the waves crash like a witness to your love. On the other side of you are thousands of palm trees slowly dancing. It’s a setting so intimate, raw, and real. This is the perfect setting. And it makes sense to you…

  • Because you’re a Hawaiian Native and this is sacred land
  • Because your partner grew up surfing
  • Because when you were on your first date you agreed that Hawaii is heaven on earth

 

Because it makes sense for you two to do exactly this.

What Are The Peeps Saying?

Kind Words & Testimonials

M & J

I have never done a couples shoot but I fell in love with Alisha's work on social media. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out she was traveling to Minnesota. Where do I begin? From the moment I spoke with Alisha, she easily made me feel comfortable and confident. She responded back to my questions and concerns within a timely manner and was easily accessible. Her talent and passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that she genuinely cares about each and every couple that she works with. Alisha has a gift for detail and seeing things differently than everyone else. She took some breathtaking pictures that will always have a special place in my heart! Alisha doesn't just take photographs, she creates beautiful works of art that don’t just capture smiles but our souls, and to be a part of her art is an absolute honor. Not only is her work stunning, but she is a great person to be around. She is professional, patient and outgoing and I cannot wait to book with her again! Thanks for the memories, laughs and for creating such an enjoyable experience

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M & F

Where do I even start!? Alisha was an absolute dream to work with!!! She was so flexible with us and our last-minute cancellation due to covid. We had originally planned to meet her in Vegas for our anniversary shoot in March and we ended up canceling our trip a week out due to the virus. She was so understanding and even offered to refund our deposit. We knew we still absolutely wanted to shoot with her so we scheduled another trip to Colorado this time and she met us there for an amazing sunrise shoot at Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. The whole experience was incredible and Alisha was so amazing and personable, we felt like we had left and made a new friend! She sent us sooo many sneak peeks just a few days after the shoot and Then probably 100 more photos a few weeks later. They were absolutely stunning. She is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met and not to mention an extremely talented photographer with a clear passion for her clients and her work! We can’t wait to shoot with her again!

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blurry black and white couple eloping in las vegas

Are Ya Getting a Good Vibe?

Well, I got plenty more I could say. I don't just take photos. I capture the story between two people. No matter what they look like, who they are, who they love. etc. I believe Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, and leaving no trace is the bare minimum to being a good person. The people on this planet and mama earth herself deserve to be loved. I want to coexist within all of this and utilize my God-given purpose in visual storytelling and community building.

I believe that real love is CRAZY (psst. check the name). If you're scrolling through this page, chances are you're not single. So you KNOW how hard it is to be in a loving and committed relationship. And you know that it's worth all the highest highs and lowest lows. Your love deserves to be captured authentically and celebrated! In it's real and rawest form. Blurry, messy, unposed, intimate, and timeless.

It's Ya Girl!

Hi! I'm Alisha (she/her). I'm addicted to travel but am a homebody who loves a good routine. I'm a hippie but a veteran of the army. I'm Italian but I'm gluten intolerant. I'm a photographer but I'm also a copywriter. I'm from Minnesota but would rather be on a beach. Yeah, I'm sort of filled with contradictions but I love sticking to my convictions. I'm a big believer in meaningful human connection. My heart lives for meeting people who come from different backgrounds and listening to their stories. The more different you are from me, the more excited I get because we all have a story to tell. And I'm a Pisces, did I mention I love talking and writing? Okay let's be friends!

Weirdos Unite!

Let's connect. Here's how:

Let's Chat

Fill out my contact form and let's hop on a call to get to know each other and see if we're a good fit.

Book & Plan

Turns out we're a match made in heaven. So let's get to planning!

Time to Elope

My fav part? The BIG DAY! I'll capture your experience and offer multiple printing options to cherish these photos forever.

Ready To Get Started?

COLORFUL COLORADO ELOPEMENTS

Get The Rocky Mountain Elopement Experience

With Packages Starting at: $4,000

 

  • Coverage Starting at 8 Hours
  • 70+ Page Elopement Planning Guide
  • Custom Timeline
  • All Travel Fees and Expenses-Minus something extra like a helicopter ride 😉
  • Vendor Recommendations
  • Permits Assistance and Location Scouting of The Best Locations in Colorado
  • Upgrade to 1:1 Vow Writing Consulting  (pst did I mention I have a background in copywriting?)
  • Discounted Photo Album Design Services (with creative and romantic storytelling of your gorgeous elopement)
  • Gallery Slideshow
  • 1,000+ Culled and Edited High-Resolution Photos
  • Digital Gallery with Printing Rights
  • Surprise Gift From Me!

ALL ACROSS THE U.S. ELOPEMENTS

Get The Elopement Experience In Any of The 50 States.

With Packages Starting at: $5,000

 

  • Coverage Starting at 8 Hours
  • 70+ Page Elopement Planning Guide
  • Custom Timeline
  • All Travel Fees and Expenses-Minus something extra like a helicopter ride 😉
  • Vendor Recommendations
  • Permits Assistance and Location Scouting of The Best Locations Around The U.S.
  • Upgrade to 1:1 Vow Writing Consulting  (pst did I mention I have a background in copywriting?)
  • Discounted Photo Album Design Services (with creative and romantic storytelling of your gorgeous elopement)
  • Gallery Slideshow
  • 1,000+ Culled and Edited High-Resolution Photos
  • Digital Gallery with Printing Rights
  • Surprise Gift From Me!

ELOPE ANYWHERE ACROSS THE EARTH

Get The Anywhere on Earth Elopement Experience

With Packages Starting at: $6,000

 

  • Coverage Starting at 8 Hours
  • 70+ Page Elopement Planning Guide
  • Custom Timeline
  • All Travel Fees and Expenses-Minus something extra like a helicopter ride 😉
  • Vendor Recommendations
  •  Location Scouting of The Best Locations in a Foreign Country of Your Choosing
  • Permits and Visa Assistance
  • Upgrade to 1:1 Vow Writing Consulting  (pst did I mention I have a background in copywriting?)
  • Discounted Photo Album Design Services (with creative and romantic storytelling of your gorgeous elopement)
  • Gallery Slideshow
  • 1,000+ Culled and Edited High-Resolution Photos
  • Digital Gallery with Printing Rights
  • Surprise Gift From Me!

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE SESSION

Whether you’re engaged or you just want to celebrate your love somewhere epic. Let’s get started on an adventure

Adventure Session Packages starting at $750

 

  • 1-2 Hours of Coverage
  • An Experience Tailored to You & Your Love
  • Locations Included: Colorado and Anywhere in The U.S.
  • Location Inspiration Such As: Beaches, Mountains, Open Fields, Forests, Hikes, In-Home Sessions, Wandering Around The City, Your Favorite Chinese Restaurant, ANYWHERE IS FAIR GAME!
  • Personalized Couples Questionnaire
  • Vendor Recommendations (catered picnic anyone?!)
  • Location Scouting
  • Permit Assitance
  • Adventure Session Guide: Including Outfit Suggestions
  • Digital Gallery With Printing Rights
  • Print Shop Discounts
  • Travel Fees Included
  • A Gift From Me!

READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR FOREVER?

I’m here to EMPOWER & EDUCATE you on how to have the best elopement experience. Your love should be celebrated and documented in a genuine and authentic way. Screw what your uptight Aunt thinks. Screw what society thinks. Screw all that other conventional crap, you deserve better.

I aim to make the unconventional the new traditional.

Let’s get started.

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