Is Adventure Elopement for you?

Eugene Kim Photography

Couple walking in the Valley of Fire, just before their elopement
Couple strolling in the snow with not much on in Sedona, Arizona

Let me tell you a story.

My wife and I got married ten years ago with lots of guests.
Mostly parents’ guests. There were so many to the point that we spent almost no time with any of our friends. My wife and I are introverts and got nervous about the wedding ceremony. Maybe because it has been a while or if the wedding drained our energy that day, our wedding day is a blur to us.

If we had known about adventure elopement, we would have considered it. Then again, our parents would have been unhappy. As the first wedding in our family, they wanted to invite many people to it. I don’t think we could have decided if the wedding day was for us two or between two families.

Maybe you are here with that exact dilemma. I may have a solution for you.
Read through to the end of this page, and click on the most YOU button.

Couple dancing at Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California in their wedding attire

I want to elope

BUT I don’t know where to begin

BUT I’m not sure where to elope

BUT unsure if my family will be okay

Newly Wed kissing on the beach of Maui, Hawaii

Are you Nature Loving Couples?

How may I help you.

Hi, I’m Eugene.
I started photographing honeymoon and engagement sessions in national parks seven years ago. I photographed over 500 couples in that period and over 200 couples in nature.
I’m going to sound a bit like Master Yoda, but I believe nature is what brings balance to this world.
If you are stressed, try hiking in the woods; it will calm you. If you are burnt out, go and listen to the ocean. If you feel lonely, go to a mountain to watch the sunset. As weird these may sound, or maybe not as a fellow nature lover youself, these are the ways I have gotten thus far.
Also I don’t know if you know what MBTI is, but in this personality trait test, I scored very high in J, which is one of the four letters they tell you the personality trait. High in J means that I am very organized and like to plan things. So naturally with every sessions and every weddings I photograph in nature or just about anywhere else, I like to plan and almost picture the day in my imagination before we meet. So when you read my google reviews, you will see a lot of my past clients saying that I was almost theie wedding planner. Let me know if you need any help in this area.

More About Eugene We would love an amazing experience.

Recent Work

Eugene Kim Photography is well known for Weddingscape; it is a modern description of style where landscape photographs and wedding photographs meet.
Generally, subjects are small and show an abundance of background.
We do this to tell the story of where you are what the weather is like on your special day and show off the fantastic natural landscape you chose.

What Clients say

Happy Clients

These are what clients recently said about my work.

Jimin + Seongwoo

It was truly the most unforgettable photo session with Eugene in the Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs! My husband and I are so happy that we could meet him. All the spots he found and suggested were amazing and we still remember every single moment that we had with him. We are really grateful for his passion and efforts!

Nicole & Spencer

The entire process was made very simple. Eugene helped me plan the entire wedding, pretty much. Contacting him throughout the process was simple, and I always heard back quickly, whether through the portal he had set up or through text messages. Eugene sends a form with questions that help you decide what you want on your wedding day. Once the time got closer to the wedding, Eugene sent me a whole day’s schedule. Eugene literally had our preview photos to us THAT NIGHT! They were everything I had asked for, sweeping vistas, stunning views and my new husband and I looking… well, great! I had felt weird doing some of them, but those were the best ones. He understood exactly what we were looking for and just nailed it.

Eunice + Doohyun

We did an overnight photoshoot with Eugene for our engagement photos, and the results were truly amazing! He was very attentive to the little details we were looking for and was very professional! I would absolutely love to work with him again!!

Three Simple Steps

1. Consultation Call

I would love to listen to your story. You may have some concerns, and you may have lots of questions. We will tackle every one of them here.

2. Planning

We will message back and forth or even get on another consultation call to create the most satisfying plan for both of you.

3. Your Day

We will message back and forth or even get on another consultation call to create the most satisfying plan for both of you.
packages & Pricing

Travel Fee is Always Included

I was fortunate to experience many different cultures growing up in the UK with Korean heritage. I’ve been to almost every country in Europe and visited Asia every summer. I had so much fun and learned so much from meeting and observing people from all walks of life.

So I would hate to limit where you could go to elope. You love my work, and you want me as your photographer on your wedding day; the travel fee should not limit you to where you could elope.

I hope you have the complete freedom to make an unforgettable day.

Contact Eugene

I am excited you are here
You don’t have to be ready to book an elopement, even if you have a couple of questions, fill this out. That way you are in my loop and will reach out with travel dates and information from time to time.

Couple in their wedding attire holding hands and walking in the dry lake bed with sunset behind them
city or country so that I have a better understanding of where you are from
Month/Day/Year, if you don't have a specific date, a season or even depends on the elopement location is good too
If there's no specific venue or place and want to explore more options, please include your favourite type of scenery such as forest, ocean or even a region, such as "We really enjoyed Yosemite National Park"
What is it about elopement compared to other forms of wedding draws you and your partner?

As I Promised…

Adventure Elopement + Traditional Wedding

Couple kissing after their elopement at Wayfarer Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

If you read to this point and are unsure if the elopement is for you, here is the solution for you.

Do Both.

Before photographing elopements, I photographed engagement sessions in nature as well as the wedding for a lot of my couples. This way, the couple could have their moments during their adventure elopement, like an engagement session and enjoy the wedding day with friends and family.

I’m interested