YOUR “ELOPE YOUR LIFE” EXPERIENCE


I get it, it can be DIFFICULT to say you want to elope when society (and friends and fam) are telling you that’s “not how it’s done”. Believe me, I’ve been where you are.

But let me tell you, thousands of couples have made the BRAVE choice to elope (and elope their lives) by running to an experience that speaks to them. What do you feel you deserve for your wedding experience? I can tell you it’s a helluva lot more than just some cookie cutter day based off of what EVERYONE else is doing.

Everyone’s got an Aunt Carol*

YOU KNOW, THE ONE FRIEND OR RELATIVE WHO INSISTS ON BEING INVITED, OR MAKES A FUSS ABOUT WHATEVER YOU DECIDED ON FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY.

This is just to remind you: Aunt Carol isn’t the one getting married.

What if instead of having an Aunt Carol, you replaced her with someone who CELEBRATES your choices, builds a relationship with you and your partner in order to create a stellar looking and feeling elopement experience, and is fun to be around, to boot? In the words of Adele, “Hello, it’s me“.

What if instead of having an Aunt Carol, you replaced her with someone who CELEBRATES your choices, builds a relationship with you and your partner in order to create a stellar looking and feeling elopement experience, and is fun to be around, to boot? In the words of Adele, “Hello, it’s me“.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk 😉
Click to watch my full TEDx Talk here.

*Names changed to protect the bitchy

THIS IS A “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” KIND OF ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE.


Past COuples Have…

Alaska glacier helicopter elopement

Traveled to a bucket list destination

Traveled by dog sled

Went on a horseback ride

Went on a helicopter ride

Hiked to catch sunrise

Hiked to catch sunrise

Rode in a hot air balloon

Sea kayaked

Off-roaded

Rock climbed

Went stargazing

AS YOUR ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER AND GUIDE, I’M ALSO YOUR…

Personal emergency wedding day kit

Personal park ranger guide (I ain’t called Ranger Sam for nothin’)

Vendor hub

Boutonniere expert

Bow tie tie-er

Hype gal

Empowerer

Location guru

Long distance BFF

Dress bustler

What PAST Elopement Badasses Have to Say…

Horseback riding Kauai elopement

WE TRULY COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER DAY, AND NOW HAVING THESE AMAZING PHOTOS, IT MAKES ME WANT TO GO BACK TO HAWAII.

Deidra & Juan Kauai, Hawaii

Alaska adventure elopement photographer

OUR ELOPEMENT IN ALASKA WITH SAM WAS SO EPIC. OUR FRIENDS KEPT SAYING THAT OUR ELOPEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT PHOTO SHOULD BE USED FOR ALASKA’S TOURISM!

Andy & Ashland Alaska

…WE LOVED THAT SAM WAS ABLE TO MARRY US, BECAUSE WE FELT LIKE WE KNEW HER REALLY WELL AND DIDN’T LIKE THAT IDEA OF HAVING AN OFFICIANT WHO WE WEREN’T AS CLOSE WITH.

Rachel & Mitch California Redwoods

WE WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT OUR PHOTOGRAPHER WOULD BE THIS INVOLVED AND CARE ENOUGH TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH US, BUT SAM’S WHOLE PROCESS WAS FANTASTIC AND HELPED BUILD CONNECTION BETWEEN ALL OF US.

Nicolette & Bret OREGON COAST


I’M GIVING AWAY A FREE COPY OF
“ELOPE YOUR LIFE”

FOR A LIMITED TIME, I’M GIVING IT ALL AWAY
(Okay, nearly everything 😉 )

YOUR ELOPEMENT GIVES BACK

WITH EVERY ELOPEMENT COLLECTION BOOKED, I DONATE TO A NONPROFIT OF YOUR CHOICE!
Let’s GIVE BACK TO THESE LANDS WE LOVE.

Sam Starns Adventure Elopements is proud to be an official business partner of Glacier National Park Conservancy and the Rewood Parks Conservancy.

WHAT COMES WITH EVERY ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THE BEST FROM BEGINNING TO END

On top of feeling like the empowered badass you are, and getting connected to each other on an even deeper level, there are some staples that come with every “Elope Your Life” experience with us!

Each experience is tailored to you, with a basis of connection, communication, vulnerability, and empowerment. That’s why it’s crucial that we’re a great fit; it’s what’s gonna make this experience epic and your images pop. Get ready to have your best adventure yet.

Personal Client Portal

Your own personal, customized, and password-protected client portal with access to resources, invoices, our emails, and more!

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 (finding and vetting vendors!) off your to-do list.

Your own park ranger guide

Okay, I’m not a park ranger anymore, but I used to be! I’ll be sharing info about the local surroundings based on my geological sciences education and my time as a park ranger and naturalist on a whale watching vessel. It’s a great way to experience the area on a whole other level. Have any knowledge to share yourself?! I’m all ears!

Location Matching

Want mountains but ALSO water? Prefer the arid desert? Know a general location but not specific spots to explore? Need help with PERMITS? I’ve got you covered. We dive into what you’re wanting out of a backdrop and I’ll send over a complete list of locations that are gorgeous and off the beaten path away from crowds.

Hi-Res Images

All collections come with hi-res images for you to download, print, and share for personal use! If you’re wanting high quality heirloom prints from a professional lab, your gallery has a store option.

Travel Included

Yup! Don’t worry about my travel, the collection you choose includes things like my airfare, lodging, and rental car to anywhere I can get with 2WD. That way if you switch up your ceremony location by several miles at the last minute, it’s all covered!

The only thing that wouldn’t be covered would be if you want to do something extra, like a helicopter ride or dogsled or offroading and I need a seat/vehicle!

Day-of Timeline

You’ll receive a timeline questionnaire in your client portal that covers important details like a first look, getting ready coverage, locations you’ve officially decided are “must-see”s and more.

From there, I’ll craft the perfect timeline that’s structured, but still leaves room for spontaneity and adventure!

“Sam cares SO deeply about every couple she meets. From the first conversation we had, the first thing she did was get to know us as people and what we wanted, past the epic images.”

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT STARTING PRICING

2022 Domestic Starting Pricing: $7000

Includes:

  • Custom client portal
  • Elopement guide (including all resources from my book “Elope Your Life”)
  • Photographer travel included
  • All hi-res edited digital images
  • Heirloom album credit
  • Extensive planning consultation/assistance
  • Custom vendor referrals
Scotland Glencose Elopement

2022 International Starting Pricing: $8000

Includes:

  • Custom client portal
  • Elopement guide (including all resources from my book “Elope Your Life”).
  • Photographer travel included
  • All hi-res edited digital images
  • Heirloom album credit
  • Extensive planning consultation/assistance
  • Custom vendor referrals

2022 Starting Pricing: $1500

Includes:

  • Custom client portal
  • Adventure session guide
  • Photographer travel included
  • All hi-res edited digital images

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT


1
Fill Out The Contact Form. I’ll be in touch in a jif!
2
Schedule A Phone Call Consult (where we’ll go deep into what you truly want out of your wedding day while having fun getting to know each other).
3
Select a Collection (we’ll brainstorm what fits your wants and needs best)
4
Book! We’ll get started immediately crafting a day that’s unique, connected and completely representative of the two of you.

FEATURED ELOPEMENTS

From Glacier National Park to the Scottish Highlands, to the tropical islands of Hawaii, your dream is possible.

Why should I consider full or multi-day coverage of my adventure elopement?

Your marriage isn’t just one day. It’s meant to be a permanent commitment to someone who sparks joy in your life (sorry Marie Kondo).

Just a few hours of coverage doesn’t do your love and marriage justice. I tell people that your ceremony isn’t just the part where you say vows. With an elopement or intimate wedding, the entire day ends up being this ceremony of connection, fun, and adventure. The paperwork is all just secondary.

Take a hot air balloon ride. Get matching tattoos. Go on a cruise. Swim with dolphins. Do whatever speaks to your heart the most. My couples are known for including at least one thing that is unique to them, whether it’s hiking a mountain or doing a fun activity.

Albums, You Say?

I provide handcrafted albums as a permanent reminder of the day a whole other adventure started for you two. These bad boys are crafted in Europe by the finest elves around (seriously, they work magic) and are a timeless, high-end heirloom that chronicles your best day ever.

PUT ASIDE ALL THE TRENDY FLORALS, DRESSES

AND YES, EVEN PHOTOS, AND YOU HAVE WHAT AN ELOPEMENT REALLY IS…

ELOPING CAN BE A TRANSFORMATION

Whoa, big words, I know. But I mean it. Eloping is about the transformation that you can have that is the catalyst for real change in the rest of your life. Think about all the defining moments you’ve faced. Often, the most defining moments in our lives, those ones that change us, and shape us, and make us into the person we are meant to be, come from doing things and experiencing things outside of our comfort zones.

Does something call to you? Does it also go against societal expectations? Or scare you? Or make you feel anxious about whether you’ll fail or fly? Those are the exact things you should pursue. The most rewarding, and sometimes wonderful, things in life happen when you step outside your comfort zone. Be

brave. Dare to elope. Ignite a spark that will cascade into other areas of your life. Create a life that is unapologetically yours.

FEATURED IN