YOUR “Elope Your Life”
Elopement Planning Portal

The perfect option for a “DIY” couple – whether you want a different style of photography, or you have a tighter budget.

The Sam Starns Adventure Elopement Experience is getting more accessible…

If the thought of the logistics of getting married and having an epic experience is just overwhelming, know this:

You’re not alone.

I have a lot of couples who aren’t interested in booking my photography services ask me for resources, whether it’s about a location they’ve seen in a photo, or how this whole “applying for a marriage license” thing works.

So I’ve made a custom elopement planning portal just for you. This planning portal is what my photography couples receive, and is filled with valuable resources that have helped countless couples feel secure and confident in their adventure elopement planning.

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We loved our own personal client portal (use it, trust me!) filled with resources, planning and location inspiration.” – Jess H.

Sam’s resources were invaluable!” – Jane E.

When You have your own elopement planning portal, you:

Save Time

Save time by having all your resources in one place, and not having to spend hours researching all the details you need to know.

Get Security

With this portal, you have the security that these resources and vendors are vetted, accurate, up-to-date, and ready to take care of you.

Save Money

If your budget is tighter than you’d like, this portal provides valuable insider info, without putting more of a strain on your wedding budget.

This portal is perfect for you if:

  • You have a tighter budget
  • Your favorite photographer doesn’t provide enough resources
  • You’re a total DIY-er
  • You’re not sure how the whole “marriage license thing” works
  • You’ve ever said, “I want to know where that photographer takes their couples”
  • You dread having to vet floral designers, hair and makeup artists, and more

WHAT COMES in your elopement planning portal

BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THE most up-to-date resources

Your own customized planning portal will contain all the valuable resources full elopement photography couples receive at a fraction of the full elopement photography price.

A new resource will be dropped into your inbox and planning portal every few days, in the order that is most beneficial when it comes to planning! That way, you know exactly what to think about in the order that’s easiest on your planning brain.

Personal Client Portal

Your own personal, customized, and password-protected client portal login, so your resources are all in one place for easy reference.

But don’t worry, links and forms will also be sent to your email!

Elopement Guide

Once you activate your portal, you’ll immediately receive the elopement guide that all my couples get. This includes things to consider for each part of your day, and what to do in the days leading up to your adventure elopement.

Vendor Hub

You’ll get a customized list of vendors that are handpicked especially for your location and needs. That way you can take one less stressful thing off your to-do list.

Vendors Recommended:
Hair & Makeup
and more…

Marriage License Info

Detailed information about marriage licenses like deadlines, required witnesses, and restrictions that may affect your travel, and more.

Location Matching

Want mountains but ALSO water? Prefer the arid desert? Know a general location but not specific spots to explore? I’ll send over a list of locations that are gorgeous and off the beaten path away from crowds. Though of course, I’m keeping a few of the best locations for my full elopement collection couples!

Permit Info

Did you know that many outdoor spaces require a permit, and you can be asked for your permit on location? Your planning portal includes permit information adjacent to all the epic locations that are also in your portal!

General Timeline

Examples of 4, 8, and 10 hour timelines, along with crucial tips to ensure you’re not running late, and you buffer the proper amount of time so you’re feeling relaxed and not rushed.


For a fraction of an elopement photography collection, you can be the expert in your own adventure elopement

Full Elopement Photography Collections Starting at:


  • Personalized planning portal
  • Album credit
  • Photography coverage​
  • Customized day-of timeline
  • Personalized planning assistance
  • Zoom call planning sessions
  • Travel included


Your Personal Elopement Planning Portal:

$897 $597

  • Location-based planning portal, including:
  • marriage license information
  • permitting information
  • general day-of timeline templates
  • location resources
  • customized vendor recommendations
  • elopement guide
  • Planning consult Zoom call add-on: $150
  • Does NOT include unlimited access to Sam or any photography
  • Special price of $597 is only available for the first 5 sign-ups



Fill Out The Contact Form below. I’ll be in touch in a jif!


We’ll exchange a few emails to narrow down on which location you want and any immediate questions you may have.


Secure your own portal with an agreement and payment (payment plans available)


You’ll immediately receive portal access with the first of many resources, so you can get planning right away!

Let’s start Planning Your Adventure

This contact form is only for planning portal requests – for all other inquiries, please use the Contact Page form, or email

Want to create an adventure together?

Here’s what past couples of the full elopement photography experience have to say…

Elope in Oregon on the coast

Everything from the first phone call meeting to the day of and beyond was truly amazing. Sam is a fountain of knowledge and endless support. She provided us guidance in picking our location, she was always there for the one-off random questions, and her enthusiasm for everything adventure made the experience one we treasure for our entire lives. We are so happy we “eloped our life,” as Sam would say.

Ariel & Bailey, Oregon/California

Alvord Desert elopement, Oregon adventure elopement in the Alvord Desert

We had the extreme pleasure of getting married on the Alvord Desert this year…. We were lucky enough to find Sam Starns who helped us create an amazing day. She put so much effort and thought into getting to know us, our dreams for a perfect wedding and the planning to make it a reality. Thanks to Sam, we got hitched without a hitch 😁…. Such an amazing experience that we will never forget.

Ben & Kendall, Oregon

Umpqua National Forest waterfall elopement

Sam captured our elopement at Crater Lake and in the Umpqua National Forest and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision! Sam’s client portal is a fantastic resource and we loved that she crafted a timeline for us. The connection and communication between all of us really took the day to the next level….

Can’t say enough positive things about Sam and her elopements! If the idea of a traditional wedding makes you squirm, BOOK HER.

Reilly & Cory, Oregon