I wish I had these resources when I was planning my wedding. I likely would have felt more empowered to do what I truly wanted, which was elope.

Let me tell you a secret that few people truly realize: You can do ANYTHING you want (and really, that applies to not only your elopement day, but life in general.)

People tend to live according to others' expectations.

But your wedding day is about you and your partner, no one else. People get married to experience that connection with their partner, and that just doesn't typically happen with a big wedding. Create a connection with a location that speaks to you, and activities that represent you as a couple.

I hope you find the resources and inspiration below helpful. Got any questions? Don’t be afraid to reach out. Hope to hear from you soon!

Chloe & Dylan

"Sam took so much stress off our shoulders, and we loved her fun personality. She helped create an amazing experience on our elopement day. Our elopement experience totally exceeded our expectations. We feel like we've gained a friend who we can visit and spend time outdoors together."

My Peeps And Their Elopement Day
Leah & Mike
We'd have had an awesome wedding day in any way we that did it but, with Sam helping out, it was perfect. Sam did more than I ever imagined a photographer would. We gave her a big, empty circle (elopement in Glacier National park) and she helped work out all of the details. From information on locations, to links for permits, to scouting the area days before, she removed any piece that could have seemed overwhelming. On top of all of that, she’s a fantastic photographer and a phenomenal person. The day was still totally about us and we were able to spend it doing what we love. We were lucky to have Sam with us.
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My Peeps And Their Elopement Day
Kendal & Mike
When we first came up with the idea to elope to Glacier National Park we talked to about 17 different photographers and weren't really sure what we wanted...until we talked to Sam. As soon as I spoke to her on the phone we connected and I knew there was no one else I would rather have in my corner to pull off the magical adventurous wedding I had in mind! In hindsight, I can't imagine anyone else standing by our side (or climbing a rocky waterfall with us as it were). Do yourself a solid and cancel your wedding, hire Sam, and run away and marry your sweetie like you really want to!
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My Peeps And Their Elopement Day
Samuel H. Boardman Oregon Coast Elopement Intimate Wedding S Photography Adventure Photography
Hope & RJ
Ya'll, Sam is incredible! I found Sam all the way from Georgia and she did not disappoint! She did an adventure session with me and my now husband in the Redwoods. I will forever count that day as one of my favorite days with my husband. We had the best time and did not even feel like we were on camera. Not to mention, Sam knew what she was doing! The images were so perfect and completely captured who we are! Our pup was even involved! I knew then that Sam would not only photograph my wedding day but be a forever friend. She truly made it intimate and about us two. I would not pick any other way to have that day. I would not pick any other person to capture that day.
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