Adventure Elopement

Photographer

Minnesota + Arizona & Beyond

Planning & Documenting Amazing Love Stories Wherever Adventure Leads

Hey!

Your elopement photographer & planning assistant!

I'm

Hillary

Joy

I'll be there to be your guide and trusted friend through this whole experience. From planning your elopement, to capturing the adventure, and then helping you create beautiful heirlooms that will pass down through generations. To me, it's much more than just being your photographer.

More ABout ME

Im a bit of a Nomad!

I am currently traveling the western US with my Jeep, travel trailer, and pup Vinnie!

I have been a photographer for about 11 years!

I grew up in Minnesota and then lived in Georgia for 7 years. After photographing big weddings and portraits for so many years, I decided it was time for a change! There were so many places I wanted to see and photographing big weddings just didn't feel fulfilling to me anymore, so I needed to find a way to combine my desire to travel along with my desire to capture more intimate and meaningful small weddings.

Hence Adventure Elopements! A perfect combination of wanderlust, love for nature, and true connection.

This is Vinnie!!

My partner in crime and travel buddy!

Corona Arch in Moab, UT

Travel Plans

I'd love to capture your story during my travels! I will still be available to travel to other locations so it's not limited to where I will be!

Colorado/ utah

Oct, 2021

Sedona, AZ

Nov-Apr, 2022

California

May, 2022

Washington

JUn, 2022

Will You Be Around? What About A Coffee Together

Jul-Sep, 2022

Minnesota

Why Elope?

It’s more intimate & meaningful

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Imagine a day centered entirely on the two of you and your love story. Spending the whole time with each other and having an experience of a lifetime to kick off this new chapter in your lives. No expectations, sticking to a script, or pleasing anyone else!

How to plan the perfect Elopement…

Planning an elopement is a bit different than planning a big wedding, and a bit less stressful too! Instead of being centered around putting on a show for guests, its centered on the two of you, your love, and what would make the most magical day for you. It can be anything you want it to be, there really are no rules! Start asking yourself these questions…

You can do anything you want

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Really though, there are not many rules when it comes to eloping! Whether you want to hike up a mountain for amazing views, take a helicopter to a glacier, or just have fun exploring some of your favorite local spots in fancier wedding clothes…. it's entirely up to you! Let your imagination run wild!

What does the perfect day look like to us?

What kinds of activities would we like to do?

Elopements can be more budget friendly

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• What places do we want to visit?

• What kind of food would we like to eat?

With elopements you are getting more of an experience for your money, and you can make it as simple or extravagant as you'd like! Rather than spending the money on table decorations and party favors, you are investing in an amazing time. Don't get me wrong, there are still costs involved, but they are typically more for things that are going to last forever like, photos, video, and amazing memories.

• Do we want to include close friends or family? Or keep it just us?

• Do we want to include pets or animals?

You get to go on an exciting adventure

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Do you have specific questions? Reach Out to Me!

Whether you decide to go to a destination of your dreams or stick close to home, either way it's an adventure!! Just as long as you are doing what makes you happy and allows for true connection and celebration of your new life together!

More about Elopement packages

The Journey

To how we will create your dream elopement experience!

It's all about you two!

We will then meet up, get to know each-other, and get your questions answered! I'll then send a Contract to get you officially booked!

You two will have the best day ever that is all about your connection with each-other, and I will be there to document it all!

Fill out my Contact Form!

Planning

Meet up & Booking

Once we have a location set, I will help you plan a ceremony location, activities, and find vendors to make the day perfect!

Best Day Ever!!

This is the best way to start the process of working with me!

Sedona, AZ Elopement

What you get in my

Elopement Packages

Packages vary from 4 hours to a full day experience and include photographer travel within the continental US. International Elopements are available based on travel and work regulations in other countries and would be a custom package.

Tangibles

Starting From:

Services

• high-resolution digital images
• online gallery & print shop
• print release
• personal use of images for social, etc

$1,600

• planning assistance
• basic photographer travel
• photography
• curation and editing

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Features & Accolades

A rainy day lakeside Elopement in Georgia

“Hillary did an incredible job on our elopement photos! She had fun, unique ideas for poses that made our experience very enjoyable! My husband and I are super camera shy, but she was able to work with us and bring us out of our shells for some outstanding photos we will enjoy looking back on for years to come! We hired her for her experience with outdoor photography, and she did not disappoint! Also, she was very quick to respond to our emails and punctual as well as professional. Her demeanor was very relaxed and easy going, so we didn’t have any stress when unexpected problems arose (like rain, mud, and thrown off timing). She even seemed to enjoy the opportunity to get creative when things got unpredictable! We were very happy with our experience and expect you will be too!”

Shelby & Baron

Intimate Backyard Elopement

“Hillary is absolutely WONDERFUL to work with! When the pandemic hit and threw a wrench in our wedding plans, she beautifully captured our small backyard wedding and then came back a year later and perfectly captured our rescheduled event. She is organized, accommodating, and so kind. Her photographs are stunning—she’s truly amazing at her craft! Cannot recommend her enough!”

Taylor & Andrew

I believe that Love is Love and all human beings are equal and should be treated with respect.

ALL are welcome here!

let's CHat!

Elopement Planning Resources

Check out these recent blogs to help you plan your elopement!

Elopement Planning

Eloping on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior

Elopement Planning

Quick Guide to Planning Your Perfect Elopement

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Why Now is the Best Time for An Adventure Elopement

Elopement Planning

What to Ask Your Elopement Photographer

Let's Chat!

If you’ve checked out all the deets and feel that my style of photography is exactly what you want for your photo memories – Let's chat!