If one were to look at the insanely curated world of Instagram, it would be easy to think that the life of shooting Photography and Videography for Adventure Elopements is all amazing, all the time.
Anticipation of the First Look. Emotion filled vows. Epic scenery. Having an awe inspiring backdrop of a Blue Ridge Mountain sunrise for your elopement is second to none.
Yet this is a highly dynamic world, the wedding “industry” – for every high, there is are many requisite “lows” – whether running the business (or even just trying to keep it alive) or all the planning and legwork (even pre-dawn hikes!) behind the scenes to be the absolute best servant we can be for our couples.
We have to hold back a laugh every time someone learns about what we do and says “Wow you must make a lot of money doing that.”
For the record – if anyone tells you they “do” elopements for the money, run. Run away as fast as you can.
Our top 3 reasons why we chose Elopements:
Serving couples grows our marriage.
We have been blessed with a marriage of over twenty years, and part of that success has been learning how to “co-labor” together in all the adventures life has set before us. It’s all too easy to let your marriage go on auto-pilot after this many years, because you’ve learned through experience the nuances of your personalities. Navigating life can be reduced to two people running in parallel, rather than a hand-in-hand adventure.
Elopements make us stay “on top of our game” with our relationship. Everything is variable – every couple is unique – and every wedding day is an incredibly inspiring story of adventure. By diving in together for every big day, we keep ourselves highly tuned to each other – together.
Serving others glorifies our Creator.
As we mentioned above – if anyone says they “do” weddings for the money, RUN. Run away as fast as you can. (Honestly, they won’t be around for very long anyway).
We believe that weddings take a special calling – while it might not be in a spiritual fashion for some, it certainly is so for us. We see marriage as a holy institution sent from above, and it is our act of worship to participate – not only in the ceremony – but in every event leading up to and after.
Because you inspire us!
When we see the love in your eyes for each other – when we hear your stories of proposals, of your lives coming together – it truly brings us to a place of thankfulness in so many ways. Witnessing your adventurous spirit lead you to new unexplored places fills us with admiration. You make us look back on our many years together and anticipate many more. You remind us to keep holding hands, to steal a kiss at an opportune moment, to serve each other in new surprising ways every day.
Why do we choose Elopements? Because of you!