Live Free Photography
National Park Elopements

An elopement isn't less, it's more. 

You can elope as just the two of you, your immediate families, a couple of close friends. It can be on the top of a mountain, or the bottom of a canyon, at the ocean, or a rustic courtyard in Europe, on a train, on a hot air balloon, on a houseboat, in the snow, at the bottom of the ocean or in a hotel made completely of ice or on the moon... wait wait, not yet, but you get the gist.

Eloping doesn't have to be hasty, or last-minute, or shameful. Instead, because you are deciding to elope, you can truly have it all.  

An elopement is really the whole enchilada, the entirety of the day that you decide to say, I do. It's a genuine display of your love, minus the matching place settings.


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What does it mean to elope?

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN INCLUDE YOUR DOG, OR A SKYDIVE, GRANDMA, A SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT, CHAMPAGNE ON A HOUSEBOAT, AN ADVENTURE IN A SLOT CANYON, AND A CAMPFIRE? THIS INTIMATE WEDDING CAN REALLY BE ANYTHING YOU WANT, ANYTHING AT ALL - ADVENTURE!

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The details of your elopement day

Your elopement shouldn't give you an ulcer.  Instead, you will feel free and alive and in the present moment on your day because I will take care of ironing out all of the little details. 

Be it hiking, paddling, or an intimate exchange of vows in a unique airbnb, I'm here to help you plan it. We might need permits, florals, cake (there should always be cake), or camping reservations, but you shouldn't skimp out on the details, every little detail will come together to make you feel alive and free and wildly in love.

Because you'll be opting out of inviting the entire family, these photos are even more important. It's the way that you will still be able to tell these people what they mean to you, as it will be your only way to include them.

 I will be sure to capture every organic moment as it unfolds and tell your friends and family the story about the day you were married.

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The National Park Elopement

-jess

Terri came all the way to Denver to do our wedding, and she did an incredible job! Couldn't have been more comfortable with her taking the photos (bc sometimes posing for pictures is hella awkward, but it wasn't bad at all with her!) She was very professional and got what was needed while also being mindful of our time and need to party! The candid shots she got are some of my favorites! I couldn't have imagined better results! Thanks Terri!

-Molly

FABULOUS photographer! Terri took adventure wedding photos of my husband and me at sunset at the Grand Canyon. She knew exactly where to go for the perfect lighting and amazing colors. Super efficient and adventurous, moving us around to different beautiful spots for variety, but always checking in to make sure we felt comfortable. She sent us a sneak peak so quickly and had all of our photos ready in just a few days! We'll cherish these photos forever!

-Bianca

Terri is absolutely wonderful to work with. She took the trouble to meet with us before our wedding and discuss the pictures we wanted, and on the day she was full of energy and created fantastic shots for us. She really went above and beyond, doing a lot more than we expected of her in terms of the time she took and all of the different ideas she had for great photos, and we appreciate the amazing results very much. Highly recommend Terri's photography!

-mike

I helped put on a Grand Canyon wedding for my friends and we hired Terri for the pics. She was amazing. Of course she got all the regular shots you would expect from a wedding but she also was able to capture much more. She got the grandparents, parents, kids, groomsmen, and bridesmaids in action. Catching people living in the moment is a gift. And Terri has it. Thanks Terri for capturing those magical moments that made the day super special. Memories forever and the pics to remind us. 

I could lose myself in a southwest sunset and I try never to miss one. All we really have is this day today, I really want to live free. Free to experience a sunset over a mountain or a dramatic rainstorm off the coast. I want to stand in every moment and appreciate today for what it is, every emotion, every smell every sound, the wind, the sand and how the sun was. To stop and breathe in the desert sage or salt air and to experience and be in giddy love with the way the earth makes me feel, to frolic through it and soak in it’s magic. More than anything, I feel so grateful to have grown up in a different place and have moved here mid- life. It allows me to appreciate this outdoor life that I’ve come to love even more as I wasn’t always enveloped in it.  


All we really have is this day, today, and I really want to live free.

About Terri

about terri

I moved from New Jersey to Grand Canyon National Park in 2009, before that I had no idea what adventure really was. In the last ten years, I have been an avid hiker, climber, and enjoy canyoneering. I played roller derby for some years, and tried aerial silks, acrobatics and lyra with the circus. I have a thirst for learning outdoor skills and also an affinity for the obscure and weird.  I have a houseplant and vintage camera problem and collect both, which could be an issue for the minimalist on-the-road lifestyle that I crave.
I'm looking to work with people who have a natural curiosity and want to explore the outdoors during their photo sessions. I love wilderness activities that engage my senses and connect me to other people. These are the kind of experiences I want to create for you, and photograph along the way. 

Pricing

- LOCATION PLANNING, 1 location for the proposal and portrait session 
- PARK INFORMATION
-PERSONAL AND INTIMATE ELOPEMENT UNIQUE TO YOU (This can include: dinner reservations, a bottle of champagne, flowers, native american flute player, native american blessing ceremony, additional tour reservations and help with accommodations.)
- TIPS, TRICKS, & LOGISTICS
- FULL RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGE FILES WITH PRINTING RIGHTS
DIGITAL GALLERY TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SHARE YOUR IMAGES 

What's Included?

Best for adventure couples who are short on time or eloping in the cold/ ELOPEMENT COUPLE ONLY
- NO ATTENDEES

Basic Package
starting at $8oo
 30mins- 1hour coverage

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Pricing

- LOCATION PLANNING,  2 locations for the elopement photos and hike if desired. Elopement must take place in one of the permitted (if permits are required for you elopement location). 
- PARK INFORMATION
-PERSONAL AND INTIMATE ELOPEMENT UNIQUE TO YOU (This can include: dinner reservations, a bottle of champagne, flowers, native american flute player, native american blessing ceremony, additional tour reservations and help with accommodations.)
- TIPS, TRICKS, & LOGISTICS
- FULL RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGE FILES WITH PRINTING RIGHTS
DIGITAL GALLERY TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SHARE YOUR IMAGES 

What's Included?

Best for adventure couples who want to experience a national Park during their elopement but only have half a day and might have up to 15 people in attendance

Standard Package starting at $1000
 1 hour- 2.5 hour coverage

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adventure Package starting at $1500
all day coverage
several Locations

Best for adventure couples who want to explore and experience on their elopement day- can be couple only or up to 25 persons in attendance

- LOCATION PLANNING,  3-5 locations for the proposal and portrait session and hike if desired, can be broken into two days for the very best light, sunrise and sunset. This can include camping and campfire photos, cake smashing and celebration. Elopement must take place in one of the permitted (if permits are required for you elopement location). 
- PARK INFORMATION
-PERSONAL AND INTIMATE ELOPEMENT UNIQUE TO YOU (This can include: dinner reservations, a bottle of champagne, flowers, native american flute player, native american blessing ceremony, additional tour reservations and help with accommodations.)
- TIPS, TRICKS, & LOGISTICS
- FULL RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGE FILES WITH PRINTING RIGHTS
DIGITAL GALLERY TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SHARE YOUR IMAGES 

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We'll be in touch soon!

Thank you!

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

― Henry David Thoreau