DARE TO BE JUST AS YOU ARE
Midwest Elopement Photographer
You’re not out to replicate yet another Pinterest fairytale wedding full of traditions no one really cares about or turn “I do” into a performance for hundreds.
You value intimacy. Being present. Deep-belly giggles and stress-free bliss. You want your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple. Adventurous. Daring. Genuine. Free. Fun. Unapologetic. United.
So let’s write a story worth remembering, shall we?
lets break norms together
WRITE YOUR OWN RULES.
TURN LITTLE MOMENTS INTO BIG ADVENTURES.
WHY SHOULD YOUR WEDDING DAY BE ANY DIFFERENT?
ELOPEMENTS ARE RAD (AND THE SUPERIOR CHOICE, IN MY OPINION)
Yeah yeah yeah, some people still don’t get it. The idea of breaking from tradition and seeking intimacy and adventure instead might earn you some eye rolls, but trust me—that all melts away when you’re saying your vows with a breathtaking backdrop of pristine, crystal lakes or jagged, slate peaks.
When you make the bold decision to elope, you’re choosing to set all the judgments and expectations of others aside and focus on what matters most: each other.
You’re creating a day rooted solely in the people, places, and activities that bring you joy and showcase the best parts of your relationship.
And in my opinion, there’s simply nothing more magical or worth solidifying on film forever, than that.
Wanna see some epic love in action?
HEY THERE, I’M JESSIE —
A Midwest woman on a mission to celebrate and document couples from all over the world as they say “I do” in some of the most incredible nooks, crannies, peaks, valleys, and lakes this world has to offer.
I fell head over hiking boots for elopements while traveling with my hubby and our baby in our beloved Airstream #nomads. While on our own adventure, we kept stumbling upon wild weddings—deep in the forests, teetering at the tallest points, and every last adrenaline-inducing, jaw-dropping location you can imagine.
I immediately knew I was made for this.
Not just the adventure—but the entire experience of creating a space couples felt seen, heard, valued, loved, and celebrated in.
Beyond that, I knew I wanted to have a really good freaking time doing it. Because stuffy weddings and forced poses just aren’t my thing (and something tells me they aren’t yours, either).
Did we just become best friends?
come hang out
THERE’S SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Everyone has the right to show up exactly as they are and be loved, no matter what
Weddings should be fun, adventurous, and full of excitement—not stressful, dull, or just another performance
The best photos are the ones where you’re interacting exactly as you would if I weren’t around—goofy, connected, and madly in love
I WILL ALWAYS...
Be there if you need suggestions, poses, or simply an extra hair tie or Kleenex
Come overly prepared so you don’t have to
Give you the space you need to feel extra comfortable on your best day yet
IT’S IMPORTANT TO ME THAT…
We find the perfect location and activities to make your elopement the day (or days!) you’ve been dreaming of
You’re empowered to make decisions that feel right for YOU, and I’ll be behind you the entire time
Your photos are more than just a checkbox on your “wedding planning to-do”—they’re a memory you’ll relive and pass down for lifetimes to come