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Destination Elopement photography For empowered couples seeking adventure!

I'm not just an empowerment photographer for couples and individuals. I'm also a conscious destination elopement photographer who truly cares to connect with each of my couples. I've actually been photographing elopements and weddings for well over 10 years! You can simply be present with your partner (who, let's be real, is your best friend) and enjoy your gorgeous destination elopement to the absolute fullest! Adventurous, NOT boring, and editorial — honest to who you are.  

Let's capture that heart pounding, wild romance of yours forever!

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Elopements + Intimate Nuptials

Let's capture that heart pounding, wild romance of yours FOREVER

Why You want to Elope to Charleston

Romance, travel, relaxation, and privacy for your nuptials. We talk about why couples choose to elope, and why Charleston has to be on your short list for domestic destinations! From amazing food to beautiful beach and coastline landscapes— you'll love Charleston as a unique and fun getaway.

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elopements + intimate nuptials

Let's tie the knot!

I know that it's all about capturing & expressing who you are in your own unique way. I capture the moments you absolutely must have, in the way you want to see them displayed.

My goal is to bring out your best. You’ll look more stunning than you ever have while being authentically yourself - not to mention having a heck of a lot of fun along the way. And through each step along this journey together, I'll pay close attention to every detail. 

wanting to say "yes" to a lifetime with your favorite person, without the stress?

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

Eloping isn't for everyone— but for couples seeking to escape the ordinary, its the only way to go! 

Post-elopement recetions

I'm ready to Party!

You're the kind of person who lives for vibrant moments and to leave drama at the door. Life is an adventure, and planning a party after your elopement is all part of the fun.

You want to be present in the moment, celebrating and living life in your truth! You are proud to showcase the details, people, and experiences in your life for years to come.  This is what the post-elopement reception is for.

'cause you want to celebrate and have a party with all your favorite humans.

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

You'e got a party to be had with all the best people in your life, post-elopement adventure. 

Couple's Steamy Sessions

LEt's get Steamy!

Bottom line, I want us to have FUN together while creating edgy, bold, authentic and heirloom quality photographs that you will cherish forever. I'm even down to get a little steamyyyyy! Perfect for caring, conscious couples and dreamers.

Sound like you? Then let's go on an adventure.

Adventurous and fun Couple's Boudoir in Savannah, California, Sayulita Mexico, and Destinations worldwide!

A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF: 

You're totally in love and want a UNIQUE adventure with your partner to get sexy, have fun, and celebrate.

Looking for an elopement guide and photographer for Santa  Barbara?  I'm here offering elopement  planning tips,  what to expect, and how to plan the adventure of a lifetime. All while keeping kindness, sustainability, and experience in mind. Because you're dynamic, and I get that.

Podcast

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Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable

As a Santa Barbara wedding photographer, I've had the joy to be a part of so many weddings. I've also met hundreds of wonderful couples who want to do more to give back and make a difference, but aren't sure how. So, let's discuss how your celebration of love can also become a force for good in the world! 

Featured Episodes

What to do if You're Nervous in Front of the Camera

Let me help you get in the right mindset for feeling confident in front of the camera. Plus, I've been a photographer for more than 10 years— so I can share a few tricks for looking natural and at ease too. Nervous to get in front of the camera? Pshh. Not any more!  Let's plan your California photo adventure today.

Why Have an Engagement Session? 

Let's talk about the importance of having an engagement session & how to plan something unforgettable and unique to your own story. We'll also talk about some unique ideas to surprise your partner at the session, outfit planning, location scouting, and more. Brought to you with fresh tips on secret Santa Barbara elopement locations from destination couple photographer, Janelle!

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Published & Award Winning destination Elopement Photographer

I completely understand how you feel when you're in front of the camera, I'm "not a model" either. However, I've discovered how far some self love and acceptance can go! The best thing you can do is show up authentically— laugh, cry,  scream (so therapeutic), and let go of your comfort zone. 
I'll do all the work to help you live in the moment, and realize that you truly are beautiful. 

(p.s. Afterwards, we'll have the photos to prove it!)

more about me

Hola,

I'm Janelle.

your destination elopement photographer and empowerment GURU.

View my latest empowerment + elopements and couples on IG.

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