an intimate wedding

Everything you need to know about my philosophy, process, and what it means to value

The Intimate Wedding & Elopement Experience

Elopement & Intimate Wedding photographer serving Maine, colorado, utah, Washington, & Beyond

For couples who want a truly unique wedding day experience focused entirely on each other and their closest loved ones

If you've ever been let down before, you know that customer service is no laughing matter. You should expect the very best customer service from me. I want you to feel taken care of. I want you to feel catered to. My promise is to make the entire photography and planning process as easy as possible for you. I want you to close the door (or zip the tent!) on your wedding night feeling like it truly could not have been better.

I serve a limited number of very special couples each year because I believe that every couple deserves photos they’ll treasure forever and an experience they’ll never forget. 

I expect the best customer service wherever I go and I strive to give you that same level of exceptional service that you and your Fiancé deserve.

The more weddings I shoot, the more that I fall in love with this job. The joy, the excitement, the emotions, the connections… I love every second of it. I have one of the most important jobs in the photography industry and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to be apart of so many couples wedding days. 

Over the past few years, I've heard so many couples say that they felt judged for wanting an intimate wedding. Either from family pressure, expenses, or because they felt like their wedding would mean less if it wasn't a "traditional" wedding. But I'm here to tell you that just because your wedding is small, doesn't mean it deserves anything less than the absolute best I can give you. Your wedding is still one of the most meaningful days of your life and I promise to treat it as such. 

Your wedding deserves the best, no matter how big or how small.

After shooting 100+ weddings over the past few years, I have seen and photographed it alL!

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The Process

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Your family photos should be an extension of your family's personality and style. I serve a very specific type of family who recognizes that if they want joyful and fun portraits, then they needs more than just a photographer who shows up and takes pretty pictures... They need an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I am the perfect fit for you. Are you upbeat like me? Do you like loud and chaotic moments with your kids? Do you feel that even when your kids aren't having the best day, those little moments deserve to be cherished? Then we're might on the right track! After getting to know each other online a little more,  we’ll move on to the booking process!

01. Let’s Be Friends!

Yay!!! You’re a Bailey Elle Family! I am SO excited I can’t stand it! Now we need to secure your session date so we can make this dream a reality! I’ll send you an online booking proposal where you will be able to review your collection details, pay your deposit, and put your pretty signature on paper (we’ll, online paper that is). And now that you’re officially stuck with me, let the fun begin! You will be sent my custom style guide with everything you need to know about The Family Experience! I'm always just an email away if you have any other questions about what you can expect.

02. Saving the date!

Your family session is finally here! Your custom style guide has helped you plan what to wear, and helped you prep your (probably nervous) husband & kids) for a fun evening in front of the camera! But it's during this time together that we'll really have an opportunity to get to know each other and make amazing family memories with your little ones! And don’t worry, I will help you through EVERYTHING! Getting my families to feel comfortable is one of my favorite parts of portrait photography! And if your kids aren't feeling up for their session, I'll help you with prompts and guide you into moments when needed. After your session will be sent your online gallery of images to download and share!

03. Your Family session!

3 weeks after your family session, you’ll receive your online gallery filled with tons of memories from your incredible session! This is a big moment! Grab the kids, cuddle up on the couch, and get ready to laugh your butts off as you relive how fun your session was! Once you've decided on your favorite images, it'll be time to print them from your online gallery! Soon, your gorgeous family photos will be hanging on every wall in the house for you and your family to admire forever! 

04. your gallery & Heirloom Prints

I'll tell the incredible story of your elopement or intimate wedding beginning in the morning or afternoon during hair & makeup, and ending in the evening with a few last portraits under the night sky. I'll aid in your planning to ensure your wedding day is your idea of a PERFECT day.

$4800

• 8 hours of coverage
• One wedding photographer (at your service!)
• Custom guides and timeline planning
• An online gallery of your 500+ edited, digital images!
• Discounts on future print & album orders
• Travel included anywhere in the Mainland United States
(YES! ANYWHERE!)

What's Included?

Your wedding day is going to be so wildly incredible that it feels like one giant, exciting whirlwind from start to finish. You'll probably find yourself closing the door on your wedding night and saying, “What!?… How is it over!?! Just a few hours ago I was getting hair & make up done!” That’s where wedding photography comes in. You'll forget a lot of little moments that make up the whole of your day. You'll forget what the sunlight looked like coming through the window. You'll forget seeing your grandparents holding hands. And you'll probably forget what the moon looked like that night. Photography is one of the most important parts of planning because it’s an investment in your REAL memories. Your wedding day matters so much, and you deserve joyful, timeless images from the day your marriage began.

The Investment

your wedding day should be intimate & meaningful, fun & stress-free, and authentic & Intentional