Elopement wedding photography in Death Valley California

Elopement Photography

Salt and Sonder Studio | Elopement Photography

  1. Why Pick Salt and Sonder Studio?
  2. What’s Included
  3. Pricing
  4. Contact Us
  5. Oregon Coast Elopement – Real Wedding

Yosemite Elopement Photographer California

Why Choose Salt and Sonder as your Elopement Photographer

In the ever changing world, elopements and small weddings are becoming more and more popular.  If you follow any of my adventures on Instagram you’ll know that I’m all about getting out in nature.  So naturally, I love elopements and want to start doing a lot more of them!

Elopement photographers generally have the same look.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate well to how I like to photograph.  So if you’re looking for a traditional elopement photographer or adventure wedding photographer, well I’ll still do that actually, but so much more as well!  It’s hard not to create amazing portraits in an amazing location.  But it shouldn’t take away from what really matters, the story of the day itself and the story of the two of you!

I’ve been photographing weddings in Philadelphia for over 10 years.  The more and more time I spend in nature though the more and more I realize that is where I truly want to be.  So I’ve been developing a new branch of Salt and Sonder Studio, the elopement photographer branch!  The northeast is a tough place to photograph weddings.  Most of the wedding venues around there are set in the middle of a parking lot and force you to tell a beautiful story, in photos, without the crutch of a beautiful landscape background.  This has allowed me to really develop my photojournalistic approach and how to create compositions that matter.  Bringing this to these beautiful settings, and where I feel at home, is a hard to beat combo!


2019 – Top 15 Wedding Photojournalists in the World | WPJA

2019 – Top 100 Documentary Wedding Photographers in the World |This is Reportage

2017/2018 – Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the World | ISPWP

2016 – SLR Lounge Top 100 Photographers in North America

2015 & 2017 – Best of the Best Weddings | Junebug

2014-2020 – Best of the Knot | Knot Hall of Fame

Multiple Fearless Photographer Awards


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What’s Included



I approach elopement weddings no different than my Philadelphia based weddings.  I will get to know the two of you and what matters most to YOU!!!!  From there we can start figuring out the best locations.  I’ll provide you with a few choices and why I think they will work best.  Already have a location in mind?  Awesome!  I’ll take care of the logistics and provide you with the best locations in that area for you to choose from.  I’ll also provide you with all the permitting information, if needed.  Want to really get away and head into the backcountry?  Count me in!  I’ll take care of working out the details on the permits for that as well.  If need be, we will have multiple options and I’ll be in line at the ranger station by 5am to make sure we get the permit we want!


Since I spend time every year photographing wildlife out west.  It only makes sense to do my other favorite thing, photographing weddings, while I’m out there!  So there are no travel fees EVER within the continental United States.  Availability and locations are based on the part of the country I’ll be in.  But I cast a pretty wide net to give you plenty of options.  You can see the current schedules below.


As far as the elopement day itself, my elopements are all inclusive.  What does that mean?  It means there are no hidden costs or surprises.  You get everything you need for the price you see below.  We will decide on the best time of day and dive deep into your story.  From there we will decide how much coverage you’ll need, typically 6-8 hours.  My coverage will almost always be longer than typical elopement and adventure wedding coverage.  This is because I still believe in the storytelling aspect with elopements.  I want to fully tell the story of the day.  Not just the pretty mountains in the background part!


This is my favorite part!  If you two are available, I’ll invite you back to where I’m camping in my travel trailer so we can sit around the fire, sip whiskey, and check out some photos!  We will project a highlight slideshow of your elopement up on the side of the camper and reminisce about how awesome yesterday was.  That’s right, we will do this the night after your elopement.  I can’t promise I’ll have everything done.  But you’ll go home with some amazing highlights from the day for sure!


Upcoming Schedule

I will be available for Elopements during the following months.  Be sure to reach out ASAP as availability is limited to 3-4 elopements/month due to logistics.

Fall 2020 – Availability opening up all over the country due to bigger Philadelphia wedding’s rescheduling.  Inquire for details.

March 2021 – Southwestern United States

Summer 2021 – East Coast Elopements

August 2021 – Northern Rockies to Pacific Northwest and everything in between!

Fall 2021 – East Coast Elopements

2022 – TBD

The schedule for 2022 will be released early in 2021 with limited availability around my Philadelphia Weddings.  So inquire now for 2022 as well.



All inclusive Elopement Photography is $8000.  However, right now, it’s 50% off elopement bookings for 2020 & 2021.  That’s $4000 for an all inclusive elopement photography collection!!!!!  What does all inclusive mean?  That means you’ll have your getting ready process documented, the ceremony, portraits, and whatever you do to celebrate the marriage afterwards!  So no counting hours.  For me, Elopements are much more than just pretty ceremony photos and portraits.

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