Have I mentioned how much I LOVE photographing elopements? They are so laid back and intimate, involving just a few select people. They can take place in the most unique and remote places. To be present at one makes it feel like you’re in on a big secret. And while they’re not always super small, far away, or even secret, they’re always a lot of fun!
The Willows Lodge elopement of Kenny and Chris was no exception. These guys were so much fun to work with… not to mention super handsome and sharply dressed! They also have a ton of personality, which I think really comes through in the photos. One of Kenny’s friends was in attendance, alongside Chris’s parents and Chris and Kenny’s adorable dogs! Other than that it was just me and Annemarie Juhlian who officiated. Willows Lodge provided everything else that was needed, including a lovely outdoor ambiance for the ceremony.
I asked them some questions about themselves and about having an elopement. They chose to answer just a few of them, so I have those at the bottom of this post. It’s fun to read about a couple in their own words, so be sure to have a look. It may give you some insight into the photos themselves.
- If you could pick one word to describe you as a couple, what would it be?
- Describe your perfect Saturday together.
“Sleep in late. Enjoy time with our dogs and go out for a movie. Then cuddle on the couch watching TV all night.”
- What does an elopement mean to you? Why did you decide to have an elopement?
“Elopement, to us, means we just want to be together regardless of what the ceremony or “dress” should be. It was a state of mind that we were ready to spend the rest of our lives together. But also we wanted to keep it very personal. We both wanted to have fun on our wedding. And we also wanted our family and friends to have fun. An elopement allowed us to have fun on the day. We all enjoyed the process, which is what I intended. We also didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a wedding. We preferred to save the money for bettering our lives, not for one day.”