ELOPE YOUR LIFE.®️
SAM STARNS – OREGON BASED ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
I HELP FREE-SPIRITED AND FUN COUPLES CRAFT BOLD ELOPEMENT DAYS IN DRAMATIC PLACES.
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AS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER, I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE LIVING THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO OTHER PEOPLES’ EXPECTATIONS.
ANNNND UH, THAT’S KIND OF BULLSH*T. I’M NOT THE PERSON THAT’S GOING TO SIT HERE AND TALK ABOUT HOW EPIC AND BADASS ELOPING IS AS MUCH AS I’M GOING TO HELP YOU REALIZE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO BE TRULY YOURSELF ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, YOU CAN USE THAT POWER TO TRANSFORM THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
ELOPING IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST GETTING
I’M SAM. AND I REGRET MY WEDDING.
I know. Yikes. Here’s the thing: I cried on my wedding day. They weren’t happy tears, either. Let me tell you my story. I had a day that wasn’t really about the connection I had with my husband. It wasn’t about who we were as people and about the things we loved.
It wasn’t “us”.
Imagine having an adventure elopement day that includes whatever floats your boat. Whether it’s adrenaline packed, laughter-filled, chill vibes, or a combo of all of the above.
Then add in a kickass connection between you and your partner that’s enabled by dedicating that day TO YOU.
I help fun & free-spirited couples create bold wedding days in dramatic places like the Oregon Coast, Redwoods, Alaska, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Scotland, Greece and beyond.
Then my couples use that empowerment to transform the rest of their lives.
Your wedding day should be an epic as feck adventure
Your “best day ever”. Full of things and sights you love. Go as far as making it a no holds barred, bucket list adventure. Then add in looking fine as hell and committing yourselves to one another.
Got dogs? Bring ’em. Always wanted to visit Ireland? Let’s dooooo it!
Sam KNOWS what she’s doing, a true professional, but it was also so genuine. She wrote a book. She even did a TEDx Talk on eloping!! We were both like whaaaaat!!! Yes, woman, kill it! Seriously, hire Sam, great pics are sooo important, but it was more than pictures, it was an experience. It was worth every penny. I honestly cannot recommend her enough.
NIKKI & EVAN, MAUI
Sam made things super easy so we were able to focus on what was more important, which was experiencing the day together and enjoying ourselves. Sam was also quick to empower us to do whatever we wanted – whether that was going to a diner in our wedding attire, or getting matching wedding band tattoos! Our day was everything we could have wanted and we felt like Sam was just a friend that was helping guide us through it.
MARTYKA & STEVE, OREGON COAST
As soon as I spoke to Sam on the phone we connected and I knew there was no one else! …Sam was super communicative, crazy knowledgeable, and just so much fun to work with!
Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam as your adventure elopement photographer, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!
KENDAL & MIKE, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Eloping is not about the photos, or the dress or even the ceremony.
I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING. WHAT?! AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER WHO THINKS ELOPING ISN’T ABOUT THE PHOTOS?!
Yes, you heard me right. Eloping is really about the transformation that you can have that is the catalyst for real change in the rest of your life.
Eloping is full of growth and self-discovery. So why not infuse that in other areas to make your life MAGNIFICENT?
WHAT SETS THIS EXPERIENCE APART
YOUR ELOPEMENT GIVES BACK
A portion of every elopement collection booked goes directly back to one of the following nonprofits: The National Park Foundation, Redwood Parks Conservancy, Glacier National Park Conservancy, and The Sierra Club. YOU get to choose who your adventure elopement supports!
Sam Starns Adventure Elopements is proud to be an official business partner of Glacier National Park Conservancy.
Leave No Trace Friendly
We will work together to Leave No Trace in the EPIC places we explore. It’s incredibly important to practice good stewardship, and we’ll do that through our practices and learning on your best day ever.
This day is about YOU and YOUR PARTNER. Your adventure should focus on you and what gets you stoked to be alive. Whether that is something you love doing, or an entirely new activity, this day is about EMPOWERING you to do what speaks to you, societal norms, expectations, and “rules” be damned.
For more info on empowerment and “Elope Your Life”, watch my TEDx talk.
LOCATION INSPIRATION HUB
ELOPE IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Click below to view resources and info on how to elope in Glacier National Park
ELOPE IN ALASKA
Alaska is just like Glacier National Park in mountainous views, but it can be, dare I say, better?! Within Alaska, you’re able to actually WALK ON GLACIERS, take a DOG SLED RIDE, HELICOPTER TO A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN PEAK, and VISIT A REINDEER FARM. Let’s be clear, I’m just scraping the surface of all Alaska has to offer.
Does eloping in Alaska sound like your dream adventure? Click below find out more.
Click below to check out the variety of backdrops you can elope to in Oregon.
Click to find out which Hawaiian island fits you best.
Click below to see if eloping in the Redwoods is for you!
Ready to elope your life?
Here are the next steps!
Reach out via the contact form at the bottom of this page or on the contact page!
Once the two of you and I connect over a call, I’ll walk you through all the information you need and answer any questions you care to throw my way. This is a call to find out more about you guys, answer your questions, see if we’re a great fit for each other, and serve you in brainstorming what your experience can be like.
Pick your collection, date, and location, and book! Easy as that!
Watch MY TEDx TALK HERE
“Elope Your Life”. It’s about your wedding, but it’s also about how you can transform other areas of your life into something you’re unapologetically proud of.