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Your Elopement Experience

Dream to have a more connected and bold wedding day experience. Scroll for experience info as well as starting pricing!

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.

*Names changed to protect the bitchy 😉

"You make me feel like I can do anything! Before you came into our life, never would I have imagined running around in a dress in nature, going on an adventure not giving a hoot that that is not the 'typical' way to get married. It was a very freeing experience that you were a part of helping us create.

...That experience and my ongoing interactions with you, watching your Facebook lives, being in your 'Elope Your Life' group has just made me want to do more with my life..." - C & M, Oregon

REAL TALK-

 

I get it. It’s hard to make that choice to decide what’s best for you and your commitment to each other, especially if it doesn’t align with a lot of peoples’ expectations. And that’s NOT your fault. It’s hard to be unapologetically you when society may tell you to do something different.

It isn’t selfish to want a day that reflects you and your partner to the core. It may be one of the most healthy ways to start your new life together.

Spending your days planning for a wedding that pleases everyone won’t magically mend fences or destroy friendships (ask me how I know). You have every right to have whatever kind of wedding day (and LIFE – because why stop at just your wedding) that you want.

And that’s where I come in.

I want to help you elope your life.

A portion of each package is donated to one of these 4 public lands nonprofits. Let's give back to the land we experience on our wedding day.

Starting in 2020, all MY and YOUR carbon emissions for your elopement will be calculated and offset at the end of the year. I'm excited for Sam Starns Elopements to be a carbon neutral business.

"She captured us at our finest, weirdest and silliest (which is totally us!). We had a blast joking around with Sam and immediately realized we adored her and needed more Sam in our lives! We also had the greatest time together as a couple!

I could not ask for any other experience or images that actually tell our story and capture who we are as a couple."

- Hope & RJ

Why should I consider full day coverage of my intimate wedding?

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.

2021 STARTING PRICING

Destination Adventure Elopements & Intimate Weddings (outside of the US)

For 25 guests or less
Starting at 6800

Domestic Adventure Elopements & Intimate Weddings

For 25 guests or less
Starting at 4800
Average collection booked is 6500-8500

Adventure Sessions

For couples & single sessions, and surprise proposals (I'll bring the champagne!)
Starting at 1000
All-Day Adventure Sessions start at 3000

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.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

0 Fill Out The Contact Form. I'll be in touch in a jif!
0 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).
0 Select a Collection (we'll brainstorm what fits your wants and needs best)
0 Book! We'll get started immediately crafting a day that's unique, connected and completely representative of the two of you.
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"My wife and I went from not knowing Sam at all to feeling like she was our bestie from childhood in just a matter of minutes. I don’t know much about what makes photographers technically better than others but I do know that the experience Sam provided was unforgettable and hands down the best thing we decided to do. 10/10 would do it again." - Mitch & Rachel

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