Your love isn't cookie cutter, so your elopement shouldn't be either. We create unique days for every couple.
Personalized location lists based on your vibe, level of adventure, activities, and desired scenery.
We have extensive lists of vendors that we love working with. We will share all of our resources to make your day awesome.
Whether you want to add more fun to your day or the days surrounding, we will help coordinate activities and rentals.
A personal space for communication, questionnaires, planning, galleries, and everything we need for your day.
Elopement ideas, education, planning tips, packing lists, and so much more -- our planning guide has everything you need.
We are here for endless guidance and questions. Need help with your ceremony or how to tell your family? We can help.
Not sure what to bring to a new environment or on a new adventure? We have guides and lists to help you out.
Every location is different and some elopement locations require permits. We do all of the research so you don't have to.
Every photo package includes high resolution digital images with a print release and an online sharable gallery.
Every video package includes a highlight film, a ceremony film, high quality audio for vows or letter reading, and 4k footage.
We love to elevate your content with drone footage. Drone is dependent on location regulations and weather conditions.
We don't have any hidden or extra travel fees. We are ready to meet you wherever your adventure will take place.
Eloping with us gives you the opportunity to Leave No Trace, practice sustainability, and support our nonprofit.
Whether we are having a picnic on the beach or taking a helicopter to a glacier, your day and your adventure will be awesome.
We are here to guide you through every step of creating an incredible elopement.
You get to experience the highest level of stoke while officially kicking off one of the greatest adventures of your life.
A day not catered to anyone else (including me).
As husband and wife, we know each other really well. That means we can easily tango through the adventure of your day. Michael knows when to go up and when I will go down. We can anticipate each other, which is a huge benefit over hiring separate vendors. We also think that combined coverage really encompasses the full love story of your epic day.
We work out all of the dirty details from location assistance, permit guidance, timelines, custom vendor referrals, and everything in between. You get us in your back pocket for any question, guidance call, or direction you may need. We are detailed researchers, so this is our jam. Our boots are on the ground working so you can put yours up by the fire.
As a LNT business, I believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of our environment and to respect the space around us. I also believe that we should help those in need any chance we get. Eloping is an opportunity to have a low waste, environmentally-friendly experience, and when you elope with us you are directly supporting our nonprofit; .
With seven years of experience, we have learned a thing or two about how to hand craft the best day ever. We love sharing our expertice and watching our couples experience awesome adventures first hand. We have also learned how to roll with any punch that could come our way. We are passionate about our craft and making rad elopements accessible.
We offer fully curated elopements with extensive planning every step of the way. From all inclusive packages to simple coverage, we have custom options for every adventure full of epic scenery and memorable activities. We invest in our clients and their dreams for their day. You will also get access to a client planning portal and our personal elopement guide.
When you are curating an awesome day, full of activities that are "totally you", and creating memories that last a lifetime, the adventure can easily last all day. You want to be able to soak in absolutely every moment and making the most out of your adventure.
But what the heck will we do?
You will intentionally fill the day with activities that speak to you and your love story. Worrying about making your grandma happy with your playlist or your aunt happy with you seating chart? Not here.
Here's how you can spend 12 hours:
A sunrise hot air balloon ride
Writing letters to each other
A jeep tour
Soaking in hot springs
A sunset hike to say your vows
A helicopter adventure
Watching a meteor shower
Doing literally anything because it's your day
Albums | $500+
Wall Art + Prints
Photo Box | $1,250
Mini Photo Box | $700
Slideshow For Reception | $150
30 Minute Movie | $2,500
Expedited Combined Editing | $1,000
Custom USB | $50
It's YOUR DAY.
You get to spend it connecting, loving, focused on each other, and having an awesome time.
Have a hobby you both love? You can do it.
Want to camp overnight and make it two days? You can do that too.
The options are endless.
Want epic views but don't want to hike?
Have a disability?
When you take this next step, your biggest fan will suddenly be in your back pocket. I will help with everything, from coordinating your vendors, helping you with awesome travel plans, and putting your day together from start to finish. I am as hands on or hands off as you need me to be. I am also here to help your families feel included and important if you need a little guidance there. This is my profession and my passion. That means you are in the best hands to plan you epic day. Trust me, I am just as stoked as you are.
You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you won't have to "take pictures all day"! We document the day as it is which means you can be fully immersed in each other and your adventures. Sure, we will stop a few times along the way to capture great content, but it is rare that we will ever make you "stand here and smile".
Michael and I are addicted to fun, and we do what we can to bring that to your elopement. You will be laughing, and even crying. Our prompts are emotion and movement based. You will have an experience with one another. We specialize in capturing raw emotion, and we will prompt you to bring out that emotion during your adventure. It is an awesome journey, trust us.
What we craft for your day is totally up to you! Our adventure elopements are typically 5-8 hours. This includes hiking, any necessary travel during your elopement, the ceremony + events, and your adventure session. Your adventure elopement can also include an overnight camping trip, full backpacking trips, snorkeling adventures, you name it!
The amount of hiking we do for an adventure elopement is totally up to you. We will provide location suggestions based on what you are up for. We will usually hike at least a few miles, but we also have plenty of "easy to get to" locations in case you have guests who need something a little easier. After your ceremony, we can venture off to a different epic location for your adventure session.
OF COURSE! This is YOUR day. If you have loved ones that you want surrounding you, bring them! The more the merrier.
Yes, PLEASE DO. We love animals, and if your elopement is a few days long, we might bring our dog too (as long as your dog is cool with it). It's important to remember that not all national parks allow dogs on their trails, and we will respect the laws and rules of whatever space we are in. If your pup is allowed, bring them!
We don't really believe in bad weather. We will make sure you are safe, and we will still have an awesome adventure! If you have checked out our travel map, you might notice that we are moving pretty quickly through the U.S. and Canada. Because of this, we can't really "come back next week" when the sun is shining. We won't have you out in dangerous conditions like avalanches, mudslides, or lightning-- but we aren't afraid of a little snow or rain. We acutally love what the rain does to the colors in a landscape! If it does get dangerous, we will reschedule.
This is fully dependent on you and your desires for your day. We have our planning methods down to a science, so we can plan years out and we can plan weeks out. Something to keep in mind-- vendors book up quickly, and some permits fill up fast. If you are eloping in a popular spot like a national park, it might be necessary to plan further in advance. Our average booking period is 9 months out.
You sure do. You have the ability to print professionally with us, and we can guarantee quality prints. We offer metal wall art, wood prints, traditional prints, albums, magnets, and even Christmas ornaments. That said, you can totally print yourself and we will help you along the way.
Great question! We are traveling all over the U.S. and Canada in 2020, but we will adventure ANYWHERE. We have photographed worldwide, and plan to continue doing so. Just reach out, and we will head your way! You can check out our current travel schedule here.
No worries! We will still come to you! We LOVE to travel, and capture elopements, weddings, births, and family sessions all over the globe. Reach out and we will give you a travel quote.
Overall, I would say that Michael and I are addicted to fun, and we do what we can to bring that to a session. You will be laughing, and even crying. Our sessions are emotion and movement based. That means that you won't do a lot of "stand here and smile". You will have an experience with one another. We specialize in capturing raw emotion, and we will prompt you to bring out that emotion during your session. It is an awesome journey, trust us.
You can do WHATEVER you want! We also love the water... and the forest, and the desert, and basically anywhere outside. We shoot in the mountains very frequently, but we go wherever the wind blows us. In 2021 we will even offer scuba elopements!
We originally planned on getting our engagement photos in Sedona in front of the red rocks; it's a special place for us. But then I remembered that we hired an "Adventure" photographer. I was inspired by the photos I saw on the website, and jumped at the chance to kayak down the Verde river and end up wine tasting. Kailyn and Michael were so supportive of everything. They went so far above (literally, by using a drone to capture our kayaks from the sky), and beyond (poor Michael wading elbows deep in a muddy creek to pull Kailyn back far enough for just the right shot)= . We ended up with a TON of amazing photos thanks to their willingness to do literally anything to get them.
Now, you should know, I was having a horrible hair day (thanks to a flaky stylist and a broken hotel hair dryer), oh, and our kayak left in the middle of the day with the sun straight overhead, giving us probably the worst possible lighting. I have no idea how she did it, but Kailyn made it work, she made all of it work, and so fast! She knew we needed to get our save the dates out, so she did everything she could to get them out to us right away without sacrificing the quality of her work.
So here I am tonight, sharing them with my family for the first time, and they are blown away. I'm really hard on myself about photos, so sometimes it takes other people to convince me that my face is okay lol, but these pictures are such works of art. I am so grateful to have Summit + Co in my life. Thank you for inspiring me to go on an adventure, and capturing it the way you did. I am even more excited about our wedding now than I was before, because I know those pictures will be amazing too! It's great to have that peace of mind.
Kailyn and Michael did a phenomenal job capturing our adventure elopement. We only have our sneak peeks so far and are already blown away by the pictures. We can't wait to see the rest of the pics and the video. We are so happy we found this amazing couple, it was like we were lifelong friends. So easy to get along with. Thank you for being part of our special day!
"We had an absolutely wonderful engagement shoot with Kailyn and Michael a few months ago, and it was an absolute blast! The whole experience was fun from start to finish, and the images turned out beautiful. They really captured natural, candid images that we will cherish forever. Not to mention, after I pitched my vision for our save the dates Kailyn helped us create the graphic immediately using our favorite image asking nothing in return! I would recommend working with her to anyone. You will receive beautiful images and more importantly you will work with someone who truly cares about capturing your relationship!!"
"We recently worked with Summit + Co for our engagement shoot. Kailyn and Michael were such an amazing team to work with. In our prep work up to our shoot I mentioned to her how much I would love our two dogs to be a part of it and she responded with such excitement. It made me feel comfortable with the choice we had made because she was willing to work with us and make the time about our love and life. After only two weeks she returned our pictures and I was shocked at how she is able to naturally bring out the love between a couple. Tyler and I would recommend Summit + Co to anyone who wants to work with a company who is extremely talented and personable. They feel like a part of your family by the end of your time with them. We can’t wait to work with them again."
"I had my bridal portraits and wedding photos/videos done by Kailyn and Michael. They were absolutely AMAZING! The talent these two have is indescribable and if anyone getting married is considering them... it's a no brainer. These photos I will have forever and thanks to them my daughters will see their mom and dad in a beautiful light as we will always have these photos to cherish even if the day flew by."
"Kailyn traveled to Ireland to take our family pictures, and she was amazing. I chose Summit based on recommendation and portfolios, and I wasn't disappointed. She was flexible, pleasant, friendly, fun, warm, helpful, and like one of the family. I definitely recommend going with Summit + Co. They are also incredibly easy to communicate with, prompt and friendly. Do not hesitate to contact Summit, cannot wait to use them again:)"
"Kailyn has captured my family photos for two years now, and I couldn't be happier. We have 4 boys, 2 with special needs, so we are not the easiest clients! She has an easy, gentle spirit about her, and I swear, works some kind of magic around my kids. I love how she finds moments of true joy on their faces and they never look posed or stiff. Her turnaround time is quick, and her images are beautiful. I highly recommend Kailyn- she's one of a kind!"
When you elope with us, you can feel good knowing your investment directly supports the growth and foundation of our nonprofit; MB's Trailhead. With a portion of profits in conjunction with federal grants, this nonprofit is on the way to being fully funded and will break ground the summer of 2024.
Together, we are advocating and providing resources to children in foster care as well as children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive to make adventure and nature's healing accessible to everyone. Through outdoor recreation activities, dance, music, art, mentors, and therapy, these children can become their best authentic selves and discover how much potential they hold.
I believe in safety, love, a welcoming/loving environment, sustaibability, and epic adventures for all. Nature is healing for everyone and what better place to love and be loved? By working with us, you will be a steward for the outdoors as well as a philanthropist for individuals who really need a loving hand. When you join your adventure with ours, you get to love each other, the environment, and those in need.
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love is love, and
everyone is welcome
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adventure is for everyone regardless of developmental, physical, or intellectual ability.