When it comes to weddings there is a certain cadence that most of them follow. Every wedding is as different and unique as the couple, but a few things stay the same in my experience. For instance, all the girls getting ready will probably take longer than expected, something small will not go according to plan, but after the knot has been tied, and the groom and bride are in that “post wedding glow”, those tiny little mishaps will be mostly forgotten.
So when Clay and I were asked to photograph elopement, I had no idea what to expect.
These are things you could find in my search bar the night before the elopement:
- How to photograph an elopement
- Photographing an elopement
- Shooting an elopement
- Etc. (yes, there was many more)
So here are my two things:
If you are considering elopement, and it really feels like what you want to do (and will keep your
crazy eccentric relatives from raining of your big day parade) then do it! Your wedding day is about you and your husband-to-be and the love that you share. So if you want to have your dream wedding with all your friends and family there to celebrate and party with you, then do it! And if you want to have a private ceremony with just a select handful of people (or none!) then do it! Make the choice yours, not theirs.
If you have photographed an elopement, even just one, please write about it! There is a serious lack of info on photographing elopements out there. Trust me, I searched. Write about your experience, or what to expect, or tips on shooting what is important. Just write something! Amateurs everywhere will thank you.