Elopement Process

What to Expect

1. Approach

  • This is where we discuss if we are the best fit for each other.

2. Preparing

  • We prepare for your big day together from getting to know you to getting the logistics right.

3. After The Elopement

  • You are probably going on a honeymoon and I am working hard to get the photos done.

4. Storybook

  • With all the final images, we will meet again to view those photographs and to design your storybook together.


Elopement is very intimate and has lots of freedom. If you are planning a type of elopement, just let me know and we will brainstorm together.

Selecting a Elopement Location

In Las Vegas, a lot of couples get eloped at one of the chapels on the strip, but another option is you could go out to the vast land surrounding. So ask yourself, what type of person you are and what you like (at the end of the day, you don’t have to think about anyone but you two),


Once you have some idea in the type of elopement you would like, reach out to me. If you would like to do an elopement outdoor, you could always ask for my recommendations and we could plan them together. This is actually a really big part of the elopement, when there are no guests to tell the story, photography becomes the way to share with friends and families afterwards. So choose a location that will not only be beautiful for you two, but a place the photos will really shine.


Based on your inquiry, I’ll curate three proposals. And because every proposals is customized, often time clients are happy to choose one from the three, but if for some reason you are not 100% satisfied, we could customize even more.


Ask lots of questions, write everything down and a lot of planning.

Contracts & Retainer

Once one of the proposals is decided we sign the contract. I send another questionnaire for more details and ask for a 1/3 non-refundable retainer.

Engagement or Pre-Wedding Session

This is a great way to get to know each other and also, even though engagement sessions are quite different to the wedding, you can see how I work. If you are a camera shy, this is also a great practice as well and see how I make you feel more comfortable in front of the camera.


If you are in town or if you are a local, we can meet up for a cup of coffee (or tea) and just get to know each other. This is good time to hear your wedding vision, from the story you want to share, to family situations that you would like to include in the photos, or just overall the vibe you like. If you have a mood board you created when selecting me, this is a good time to show me.


If you have a wedding coordinator, this is when we will be sending lots of emails and messages to fine tune the details.

It's your elopement day, enjoy it.

After Wedding

A lot of these steps would not involve you, but it is important to know what happens in the background and why sometimes it takes over a month to edit the photos.


Camera, SD Cards, External Hard Drives, all these have potential to fail at any point. Therefore we have backups. We bring at least two, sometime three cameras, just in case one malfunction in the middle of the elopement. When we photograph, there are two SD Cards in each and every camera, so two of the same images are created and saved, in case one malfunction. (Chances of two malfunctions at the same time is very very low). After the wedding, before we leave the venue (probably in the car), we make a copy to an external hard drive creating a third copy. Once get to our office, I copy those photographs to two other hard drives, one working hard drive and one back-up. Then the back-up hard drive is also backed up on to the cloud, creating total of 6 copies of each and every image. So even if there’s a fire at our office, the files are safe. To let you know the photographs are safe, we usually send sneak peeks within 24 hours from the wedding.


The whole process of editing and completing the photos usually takes around 6 weeks from the wedding.

Story Book

Ask lots of questions, write everything down, and a lot of planning.

Album Design

The best way to tell the story even in this digitalized days is through wedding album. Hence every package include at least a few pages towards the album.


If we can meet in person, I will probably invite you to our office to go over the photos and show you the album design. If we cannot, we will do all this over the zoom call.

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