How to choose?!

An Elopement Guide

So you're


I've been in this business for 8 years, here's all you need to know

4 Reasons to Elope

It’s just the two of you! (and closest loved ones)


This is a decision you will not regret. At the end of the day, your memories from the most important day of your lives are the ones that you'll be reflecting on. You don't have to worry about having to greet your mom's aunt's friend that knew you when you were in diapers, or your dad's old baseball coach. It's you, your soulmate, and those most important to you. That's why elopements are the way to go, just involving those who will always be part of our lives.

elopement Checklist

Like any Boy Scout would tell you, it's good to be prepared. It is your wedding day after all! So here's what you'll want to do for preparation to make your day go as smooth as possible.

• research how to get into site

Forget about the formalities!


• Apply for and buy permits if needed

Wedding invitations, making sure the itinerary is all dialed in, worrying about if you forgot to invite your old neighbors, Sally and Bob. Those don't matter! Not on your day! Don't worry about dotting your i's and crossing your t's. Focus on the moment and your future together, that's what is really important.

• bring food and drinks for individuals

• have change of shoes and clothes

• any decor needs to be set up priorly

• handwritten vows (no phones, trust us)

• you can still do your first dance!

It’s friendly with your budget and sanity!


• Take some time there to yourselves <3

A big fat greek wedding costs an arm and a leg no matter how many people are there to celebrate it with you. Typically an elopement is free of a large venue deposit, free of supplying a ton of food and drinks for everyone, and best of all; freeing of the mind. Planning is so stress-free when it is just about the two of you!

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You get to go on an exciting adventure


Everyone loves a good vacation, or even stay-cation! Hike up to your favorite local spot, hop on a plane to somewhere new, there are so many fun and special options you and your lover can choose from. Your job is to enjoy the sights and scenery, focus on your love and commitment, soak in the moment; we will get the best wedding films for you to best recap your day over and over.

favorite elopement locations we've filmed at


a few of our dream locations



Big Sur, ca

yosemite national park



Sint maarten

zion national park



oregon coast

redwood forest

THESE ARE THE best destination wedding locations TO GET MARRIED AT


What's next?


Let's chat

Fill out the contact form found on this site, that way we can get an idea of how your wedding day will go! Reach out to us and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Then the fun really starts! It's easier to put more minds together to come up with the dream elopement wedding. And that's what we're good at!

pick a destination (We can suggest some cool ones)

Have a favorite place you've been that is special to you? Somewhere you've only seen pictures of but is freaking cool? Or somewhere close by you that is beautiful and you would be able to go back and revisit where you said "I do" with your spouse. Any of those options is perfect and we love helping you decide! Ask us for some other dream locations we know about to stir up the pot a bit.


Let’s get together for brunch! (or virtually As well)

Alright! We've got it all figured out! It's smooth sailing from here on out. Now let's get to know each other whether it's in person or through a phone call! We like to get to know you a little bit to be able to better customize your video to your unique vibe.

Recent Work

micro wedding

first look


italian inspired micro wedding

beach babes bridal's

LA Race track wedding

crescent bay, Laguna Beach

pasadena, La

aliso viejo, ca


How long do we have to wait to get our video and/or full gallery of images


Turn around time for photos and video are around 8-12 weeks. You'll receive a 30 second video teaser as well as a micro gallery of sneak peak photos 1-2 days post wedding (if photo and film package is selected) No need to wait for weeks to see how amazing your wedding was!

Are you the one who always films?


Not always! I've built a team of filmmakers who I have trained and trust with my life! In the event that I have multiple weddings in a day, or I cannot make it for any other reason, I send one of my team members to film and capture your day. I am the one that always does the editing, so your video will have the same exact quality/ style as if I was personally there.

Franktown, colorado

do you help in the planning process?


YES! We love helping our couples plan their dream day, whether it be elopement or a big wedding. Location scouting, wedding timeline, what to wear, you name it. Do not even hesitate in asking for help or recommendations about any part of your wedding day!



"Captures the day how you want"

Working with Rio was honestly a dream! She was so easy to work with & made sure to capture moments that we wanted along with candid, sweet, & fun moments too. You can tell that she genuinely wants to capture the day how you want & that she not only wants to make you happy, but wants to capture all the love! We couldn’t be happier with our video & watch it all the time! Our family & friends tell us they watch it all the time too! We love Rio & would 10/10 recommend! ♥️

-Reagan P.

"She was able to catch all of the raw moments of our wedding "

Rio has pure talent in videography!! She was able to catch all of the raw moments of our wedding and I couldn’t be more thankful for that! And now we have them forever! 💖
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding video absolutely perfect!!!!!!
I 100% recommend Rio for videography and photos she’s absolutely phenomenal!

-Ashley & Mike