I will help you make your dream destination wedding into an epic reality

Have you thought about planning your wedding and then suddenly felt insanely overwhelmed, like where the heck do you even start?! If you feel pressured to have your wedding a certain way, stop. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Where do you see yourself while you’re tying the knot? What’s behind you? What can you smell while you take another deep breath? 

Do you hear the wind blowing through towering trees, and does the invigorating scent of pine fill your lungs? Maybe you turn around and see tall, jagged peaks, glittered with snow. Perhaps you can see your reflection in a pristine, glacial lake, or you hear crashing waves and taste the salty, ocean breeze. You look down at your perfect wedding dress or suit, stilettos or hiking boots (your choice), and then up the love of your life standing before you. You smile.

I will help you have that dream-come-true wedding, equip with lasting, smile-inducing memories, doing whatever it is that you want to do. THIS IS YOUR CHOICE; march down that isle, up that hill, or through that river to the beat of your own drum!

Italy, France, Switzerland, Greece...where do you want to go? Pack your bags, get your tickets, and don't forget an extra pair of socks. And get married however you want to!

a traditional wedding wasn't for you.

What is a modern day elopement?

What is a small intimate wedding?

you're not alone

All about the 2 of you, instead of being all about the party you throw and your guests.

Sharing your vows just between you and your partner, without the anxiety of having to do it in front of an audience.

A full day adventure spent however you want (the sky is the limit!), instead of being stuck to chatting with your drunk uncle all night.

A stress free day without obligations, instead of nail-biting over whether or not the cake is going to arrive on time and if everyone is having fun.

All about the 2 of you and the closest (normally not more than 40) people you keep dear to your heart, instead of being all about the party you throw and your guests.

Sharing your vows just between you and your partner, with a small audience of those amazing individuals you just can't live without.

A full day adventure spent however you want (the sky is the limit!), instead of being stuck to chatting with your drunk uncle all night.

A stress free day without obligations, instead of nail-biting over whether or not the cake is going to arrive on time and if everyone is having fun.

Your guide will be sent your way within the next 24-48 hours!

Planning made easy

The long story short: I'M HERE FOR YOU. There's no better third wheel out there to ride along on your wedding day because I will be there to capture every moment of your eternal epicness.

It's true- I'm Canadian. Not even a real European. But since I've moved here, I now know Europe like the back of my head. Location and activity ideas? I have them all.

I'm not here to guide your elopement or wedding through posed photos, I'm here to join you on your adventure and take pictures along the way. I am ready to instruct when necessary, but for the most part, I'm here to capture those beautiful moments that just happen.

Ready to grab your wedding by the bells and exercise your right to do things according to your wildest fantasies?

Imagine your best-day-ever with you and your partner, from the moment your get out of bed until the sun sets- that's where we will start.

Your guide will be sent your way within the next 24-48 hours!

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Are you interested in going on a well-documented adventure with me? Then fill out the form with any questions you have or send me an email. I do my best to reply within 48 hours, although I could be out shooting a session or hiking in the mountains with no reception, so I do apologize for potential delays in my response. The best way to get in contact is definitely here or via direct email!

approximate travel dates

Home base- Italy
January 2023- Portugal
February 2023- Patagonia
March 2023- Bolivia and Peru
April 2023- Portugal
May 2023- Greece
November 2023- Vancouver