If you’ve found yourself here, chances are you and your partner are ready to throw out the wedding rulebook and get married in a unique, special and adventurous way that is true and meaningful to just the two of you! 

Maybe the traditional wedding isn’t what you’ve always envisioned. Perhaps the pressure of spending tens of thousands of dollars for a wedding experience is making you sweat in your boots. Or maybe you’ve just always dreamed of traveling, creating new memories on your wedding day together without the added pressure of a large guest list. 

If you’re ready to pull the plug and plan the most epic, fun, and - dare I say - badass elopement celebration, I implore you to read on! I’m here to guide you to plan your Southwest Elopement in some of the most stunning and unreal locations in Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico!

Planning Your Southwest Elopement

throw out the wedding rulebook and plan an epic elopement instead!

choose your adventure.

An adventure elopement is about experiencing the joy of being with each other in a truly special and unique way to create the wedding day of your dreams. 

You don’t need to worry about being an elopement expert, I will help you scout locations, connect you with an amazing team of elopement vendors, and capture all of the awesome and amazing moments of the day!

An elopement can be absolutely whatever you want it to be, without all the added stress and production of a bigger wedding.

An elopement is simply an intimate and authentic celebration of you as a couple.

Adventure Elopement?

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let your imagination run wild! this is YOUR wedding day, to be celebrated in a way that is most true to the two of you.

Hike Cathedral Rock to watch the sunset over the red rocks in Sedona with a picnic and bottle of champagne.

Wake up early to catch the sunrise on the Bonneville Salt Flats and capture an intimate ceremony, exchanging vows with the vast expanse as your backdrop. 

Take a scenic boat tour on Lake Powell and admire the breathtaking red rock canyons. Enjoy a romantic picnic lunch on a secluded beach, and take a leisurely kayak or paddleboard ride on the lake.

Rise early to catch the first shuttle to the Zion National Park's Canyon Scenic Drive. Take a scenic helicopter ride for an incredible bird’s-eye view of the park.

activities that couples have chosen for their epic southwest elopement

One of the greatest parts of planning an adventure elopement is that the sky is truly the limit. You can throw away the rule book of the “traditional wedding” planning, and focus on creating a ceremony and celebration that is most meaningful to the two of you.  

If you’re just starting to think about planning your adventure elopement, I challenge you to start brainstorming by answering this question:

On your one perfect day to celebrate your love, what would you do together? 

There are SO many magical places in the Southwest to explore and perhaps you'll find yourself watching the sunset over the Rocky Mountains or scrambling Cathedral Rock to soak in those Sedona views. 

Southwest Elopement?

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If you’re a couple looking for stunning backdrops and loads of adventure, then choosing to elope in Arizona might be right for you!

Not a lot of people consider Arizona when planning an elopement – usually because it’s thought of as being too hot – but if you go during the right months, it has a great temperament. Plus its diverse beautiful geography – the sun-drenched desert landscapes, stunning red rocks, scenic fields of cacti, dreamy lakes, and dramatic canyons – make it such an exciting location for a dream elopement adventure. 

Where to Elope in Arizona



horseshoe bend

grand canyon

petrified forest

If you and your partner want an elopement filled with adventure and natural beauty, then Utah might be just the place.

There are always new and exciting things to discover in Utah – with over 40 state parks and five national parks, the options are endless, especially if you’re a couple that loves to hike, run, camp, kayak, and adventure together!

If Utah sounds like the place for your elopement, read on to discover which Utah area might be just the perfect fit!

Where to Elope in Utah

arches national park

bonneville salt flats

zion national park

bryce canyon national park

canyonlands national park

If you're hoping to plan an adventure in some of the country's most bountiful mountain peaks, Colorado is the perfect place to elope!

Colorado has a diverse landscape of desert, river canyons and is home to the snow-covered Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Spend your elopement day hiking to one of Colorado's beautiful natural natural springs or hitting up the slopes to ski down the mountain in style!

Where to Elope in Colorado

rocky mountains

estes park




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Once you reach out, I’ll be in contact within 48 hours to schedule an intro call so that we can get to know each other a little bit and start to envision your dream day together! I’ll tell you all about myself, my style and approach, and get to know the two of you a bit more to see if I might be a good fit as your third wheel on your elopement day! 



If we're a great fit and you decide that I’m your photographer, I will send over an elopement photography contract and 25% deposit invoice will secure your date, making our adventure together official! Then I'll send along my elopement planning guide and we can start bringing your vision to life!


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Four weeks prior to your elopement day, we will connect to nail down all the details and finalize a timeline for your elopement day. My goal is to be as prepared as possible so that when I show up, you can just relax and I'll do what I do best by capturing the authentic moments  of your story.


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IT’S HERE! All of our planning and preparation is behind us, and today’s the day for you to live in the moment and celebrate the heck out of each other! I'll be behind the lens giving you guidance and direction here and there, but mostly just capturing  the day as it unfolds.


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              GALLERY DELIVERY

Within a week of your elopement, I’ll be in touch with a handful of sneak peek images to hold you over until your full gallery is delivered. The complete digital photo gallery will be sent to your email within 60 days for you to share with friends & family, download images, and order prints right from home! I also offer wedding and elopement albums for those who desire a timeless keepsake for their home.


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Does eloping sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your love? Are you down to get in your hiking boots and explore the mountains or maybe just spend the day with each other in a way that is most meaningful to the two of you? Let's connect and talk about your vision! Click View Pricing or Contact Me below to get in touch today!

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I partner with couples and families to authentically tell their story & capture all of life’s moments through timeless photography.

I am a New England and Southwest-based photographer who is about more than just your typical posed photography. I’m here for the loving, passionate, adventurous souls out there who are not afraid to get their feet a little dirty and their hair a little messy while having a TON of fun exploring Vermont and New England. I’m here to capture all the moments that show the REAL you in the best light. 

I love wine, beach days on Lake Champlain, and hiking the gorgeous Vermont Green Mountains in the fall. Click below to learn more about Amelia Marie Photography!

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