Getting married doesn't mean having to spend the same on your wedding as a hefty down payment on your dream home. Intimate weddings and elopements in Arizona allow you the freedom to do both!

You deserve to have your wedding, your way.

Created by Ali Coşkunfrom the Noun Project

✦ Value the marriage over the wedding
✦ Enjoys sunrise and sunset
✦ Believe in soul mates
✦ Love to explore and travel together
✦ think dogs make great wedding parties
✦ ARE ADVENTUROUS...ISH


You’re my people if you:

Take the stress out of your wedding plans.

Getting married is the first page of your next chapter - imagine if you got to tell your story your way, without pressure for perfection, never-ending decisions, inviting people you've never met before, and having a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I know, it sounds  kinda crazy to consider partial or full day photography coverage for your elopement. But, your ceremony isn't the only important part of the day the two of you exchange vows. The nervous excitement when you're getting dressed, time exploring somewhere incredible with your best friend, the opportunity to exchange purposeful vows without feeling like all eyes are on you, the beautiful moments after you say "I do" without any rushed timeline to hurry up and get to reception, and actually enjoying your first sunset together. 

Doesn't sound so crazy now, does it?

✦ Your intimate wedding in arizona isn't just an hour out of your day - imagine if you could have the full wedding day experience without the full day pressure.

Your entire day should really be about the two of you.

My Process as Your Arizona Elopement Photographer

Not only will you get beautiful photos, but, you're getting someone who will walk with you through the entire wedding process from start to finish!

In the pre-wedding prep, I will:
  • Help guide you through the craziness of planning your intimate wedding
  • Help you create a customized wedding timeline based on your wants and needs
  • Offer recommendations on trusted local vendors
  • Guide you with the permit process if you need one
  • Assist you with outfit selection(s) and location(s) for your engagement photos and/or wedding day

And then, on your wedding day?
  • Be your wedding day BFF 
  • Keep the day as stress-free as humanly possible
  • Create timeless moments for candid photos
  • Document your day so you can relive it for years to come

Finally, after the wedding?
  • You'll receive your full gallery within 8 weeks, with a little celebration for the 3 of us together
  • I'll create your custom designed heirloom wedding album
  • You'll get some incredible wall art for your home
  • Share your images with your vendors so they won't pester you for them (with permission, of course!)
  • And of course: be your friend for life

When you're hiring me, you're not just getting someone who takes great photos, but you're getting someone who will walk with you through the entire wedding process from start to finish. I am not a "show up and ask who the couple is" kind of photographer; I am the "get-out-of-your-makeup-chair to hug me when I get there" kind of friend, who happens to also take incredible photos.

And trust me, there's a huge difference between the two!

- Leo & Kelly

"Our wedding was a dream come true; Ashley perfectly captured the magic of our wedding, and we never would have been able to do it without her!"

Arizona is one of the most beautiful places in the world to get married, filled with so many incredible backdrops and options for your day. No matter if it's just the three of us together or if you're celebrating with just a handful of your closest friends and family - you deserve to have your day, your way.

✦ 3+ Hours of photo coverage

✦ assistance with planning your day and obtaining permits, including vendor recommendations, a custom timeline, recommendations on locations, and exclusive education and resources just for my couples.

✦ all of the memories and moments from your day in full-resolution, an online gallery for sharing and downloading, and a complimentary personalized wedding album design

Arizona Elopement and Intimate Wedding Packages

What's Always Included?

Packages starting at $1900

A: I do! I've been blessed to photograph couples all over the country, and would be honored to capture your wedding at the location of your choice. I only accept 5 travel weddings each year.

Q: DO I TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF ARIZONA?

A: I am focusing my time more on elopements and intimate weddings right now. 

Q: DO I PHOTOGRAPH LARGER WEDDINGS?

A: Yes, you absolutely can, I want you to print your photos; in fact, I'll help you with this! You'll have access to my incredible print lab, with heirloom quality prints, framed wall art and canvases.

Q: CAN I PRINT MY OWN PHOTOS?

A: It is my favorite part of this whole process - getting together with you to view your images for the first time! It''s your opportunity to celebrate!!!

Q: WHAT IS AN IMAGE REVEAL CELEBRATION?

A: Not anymore. I used to make full wedding films, but found that I prefer to focus on still photos to tell your story. You do have the option to add on wedding content creation, though!

Q: DO YOU OFFER WEDDING FILMS/VIDEO?

A: My photography style is what I call guided photojournalism - I am there to document your day as it unfolds, but to also help you get those sought-after portraits.

Q: what is your photography STYLE?


A: Every single photo you receive is retouched in a true-to-life style with coloring, with a touch of bold warmth. 

Q: DO YOU EDIT EVERY PHOTO?

A: Absolutely. I've helped plan and coordinate almost every single wedding I've photographed over the years, assisting with things like vendor recommendations, timelines, location decisions and more.

Q: WILL YOU HELP US PLAN EVERYTHING?

A: Brand new in 2024: wedding content creation! It's basically behind the scenes photos and short videos for you to share almost immediately, for TikTok, Instagram and other social medias.

Q: WHAT IS WEDDING CONTENT CREATION?

A: Living in Arizona, I get a lot of couples who are coming here for an epic vacation and choose to have their engagement session while they're here. So yes, engagement sessions (or any other kind of couples session) is available as an a la carte option.

Q: DO YOU OFFER A LA CARTE ENGAGEMENTS?

Frequently Asked Questions

- Chris & B ritta

"Our wedding day was EVERYTHING and more in large part because of how phenomenal Ashley is. I felt so at ease all day with her by our side all wedding day."

"Ashley was one of the BEST decisions we made in our wedding planning process."

- Christina & Matt

"I had a destination wedding so a lot of the communication was on the phone over email and via Skype. When we finally did meet it felt like we were hanging out with old friends."

"If you're still searching for a photographer, stop now. Ashley is simply phenomenal."

Created by Ali Coşkunfrom the Noun Project

First thing you'll need to do is find out if I'm available for your date. I only book two weddings per month max, and only one per weekend.

01. Find out if I'm available

After we connect to make sure I'm available, we'll decide if we're a good fit. Since I only take on a few weddings a year, let's make sure I'm exactly the photographer you need.

02. We'll figure things out

Once you decide I'm the Arizona elopement photographer you want, you'll sign your contract and submit a $1000 booking retainer and the date is yours! Then the real fun begins!

03. We Make it Official

Does this sound amazing to you?

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