Hi! You Are Welcome Here!

My name is Natalie.

Young in spirit but also called an old soul. I love getting to connect with people on many different levels. I think one of the reasons why I love elopements so much is because of the deep connection that I get to witness and be a part of. The love I get to witness during these moments is the love I wish everyone gets to experience.

It's a deep connected kind of love. A love where there is a partnership and one where each person is taking care of the other. It's that 'I'll go to the ends of the earth for you' kind of love. Trust is such a big thing for me, and I love seeing the trust that is built on love with my couples.

Here are some other things you might be interested in when getting to know me:

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I grew up on the golden hills of Southern California, but half of my heart remains in New Zealand. (I’m half Kiwi!) I’m so grateful every time I get to travel back to see the country that holds so much beauty.

I love to explore everything about a place I’m visiting, especially the thrift scene or the national parks if I can. Fun fact: half of my closet is thrifted vintage finds. When I’m traveling, I’m fascinated by the culture, the food, the clothes, everything that makes up a community people call home.

And luckily, I get to document the beauty I find with my favorite travel partner—my camera. Another fun fact: I love photographing on film cameras. It fits in well with my love of all things vintage. I adore how nostalgic it looks. (If you’re interested in booking me as your elopement photographer, I offer film photography as part of the package!)

Music is another great love of mine. Even if you don’t have a record player, I created a playlist below of some of my absolute favorite songs. Maybe it’ll bring you back to a nostalgic place or it’ll be a fun experience. If you’re interested in listening to it, it’s below!

So what does all of this mean when you're trusting me to document your Elopement?

Great question. I bring all of my passion for helping you choose an untraditional experience, as well as documenting who you are as a couple. I try and give you space and time for you both so you can enjoy the moment without it feeling intrusive, and also guiding you through fun prompts that feels right for you. Because most of all, I value giving you time to bask in what the day is: comitting your life to YOUR person.

The day isn’t about your photographer, the day is about YOU! This is why I’m so passionate about what kind of experience I get to give to my couples because I truly believe in marriage. I want you to have the day you choose. I want you to feel deeply connected to the location YOU choose, as well as, to how I capture your day.

And sometimes that means giving you guys more space to breath and relax while I capture you guys. Sometimes that means going on more adventurous hikes. Sometimes that means eating pizza and having a beer while watching the sunset. Either way, I’m so excited for you to choose such an intimate and life-changing experience. So thank you in advance for wanting to get to know me, and I can’t wait to connect with you too.

Things That Make My Heart Happy