California & Sonoma Wine Country Elopement Packages

featuring your unforgettable connection and day of adventure

if this sounds like crazy talk...

Choosing to design your dream wedding means that your day is only limited by the extent of your imagination. It's your wedding day -- and I firmly believe that you should be in total control over how you spend it.

Nobody should have to experience the pressure of adhering to traditions they don't want for themselves, especially on one of the most important days of their life.

Inquire about your elopement day

Can I indulge your imagination for a sec?

  • catered breakfast with all of your favorite foods cozy in bed with your partner
  • a hike to a mountaintop with a bespoke picnic waiting for you
  • an emotional ceremony with an incredible vista and Mother Nature as your witness  
  • 4x4 adventure to explore the mountains for epic portraits
  • evening reception with your ten guests to celebrate

guess what? it's not. 

Try this wedding day on for size:

Oh, and that reception? Taking place in a dreamy outdoor patio space under dozens of twinkle lights that match the twinkles in the bubbly you’re popping.

A perfect day.

Allow me to give you some ideas. You could...

Wondering how to spend your Sonoma County elopement day?

  • Book a private wine-tasting & vineyard tour
  • Hire a luxury picnic company to create a dreamy lunch
  • Enjoy a self-paced kayak tour on the Russian River
  • Speed through a redwood canopy on a zipline (or two)
  • Meander the forests/mountains/vistas on a hike
  • Take a hot air balloon ride at dawn above wine country

And yes, these are all real local experiences you can book!

$495 - 565 per person; tours are 5 hours long

Want to experience another dimension of Sonoma wine tasting? Then you'll want to hop into one of Bohemian Highway's Range Rovers for the ultimate private tasting and tour experience. During your tour you'll have access to wineries that aren't open to the general public, and be hosted by a local wine expert. The tour will also include a chef-prepared gourmet meal to round out the palate experience!

Book a Private Wine Tasting + Tour

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

$200 - 700+, depending on the number of people in your group and add-ons; rates typically start at 2 people

This isn't your mother's picnic! Luxury picnics are a great way to elevate your elopement in a low-cost way. There are many companies in the Bay Area who offer this service; they usually offer a choice of themes/colors, and add-ons such as board games, extra charcuterie boards, balloon installations (you know the snazzy ones!), etc. Many companies have pre-determined locations they service, but will often also service a different location if you request it (like the backyard of your Airbnb/VRBO rental, for instance!).

Enjoy a Luxury Picnic

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

$50 - 80 per boat; tours are self guided and 1-10 miles long

One of the best ways to experience Sonoma County is on the water, and there's no better place to do that than the region's only river. This is a great way to see such an incredible landscape from a new perspective! Kayakers can go at their own pace, which makes it a perfect activity for beginners and experts alike. Kayaks and canoes can be rented from nearby Burke's Canoe Trips and Johnson's Beach for day use (or ask me about borrowing mine!).

Kayak on the Russian River

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

$119 - 169 per person, per tour; overnight stays start at $700 and includes 2 zip tours and 2 meals

If you're an adventure seeker, you'll definitely want to consider ziplining at Sonoma Canopy Tours. Think of the story you'll be able to tell! Really, how many people do you know that went ziplining on their wedding day? Talk about epic. You'll be able to choose from a couple different zip tours, depending on your comfort level with heights and speeds (some ziplines are higher, longer, and faster than others). If you want to take it up a notch, you can also rent a treetop yurt to stay overnight in -- talk about seeing the redwoods in a completely new way!

Zipline In The Redwoods

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Typically free, but parking and/or park fees may apply

Nothing beats a classic hike. Alltrails is my favorite resource to scout new hiking adventures! If you'll be hiking in your wedding outfits, I recommend budgeting an hour per mile -- even if you're an experienced hiker. This will allow you to walk without breaking (too much of) a sweat, and also allows plenty of time to stop for photos along the way. Hikes are a great way to see the epic views Sonoma County has to offer, and if you opt for a weekday elopement, odds are you'll have most of the trail to yourself!

Take it Old School With a Hike

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$275 - 1,650 depending on privacy; tours are 3-4 hours long

Viewing wine country from a hot air balloon is definitely an incredible way to spend your wedding day.  Sonoma Ballooning offers a couple tour options: for $275 per person, you'll ride with a couple of other participants. For $1,650, you'll be able to have an exclusive experience with just the two of you (and any guests you want to bring along). The in-air ride is about an hour, but the entire start to finish experience is around 3-4 hours -- enough time to witness the beauty of the balloon inflating and use it as a backdrop for photos!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what your wedding day should make you feel:

ecstatic

relaxed

fulfilled

notice how 'stressed' and 'conflicted' is not on this list?

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be confident in front of the camera and forget it's there

not be stressed out or rushed, or look back feeling like your day was a total blur

know what locations and activities to include on your day (because how the hell do you choose??)

I know you want to ...

guiding you to be as photogenic as possible, beforehand and on the day-of

emphasizing how to stay grounded and present together to maximize your memory retention and serenity

giving you access to my VIP planning guide with dozens of ideas, and asking you the right questions during our planning

I'll help by ...

(I want that for you too.)

You want to feel your best on your elopement day and have a great time.

"Our friends and family also remarked on how professional she was, how easy to work with she was, and how great her pictures turned out."

- Menaka & Akeem

"Meg was so instrumental during our planning process; she truly went above and beyond."

I believe Black, LGBTQ+, and Trans lives matter. No matter who you love or what you look like, all love is welcome here.

It’s a chance to slow down and be more present with each other, and not rush through the experience by trying to cram a bunch of photos into a short window

It allows for your entire experience to be captured and celebrated. Weddings are like birthdays: why limit the fun to only a couple hours? Hiring a photographer for longer coverage often makes the day feel more "real"

Start-to-finish photo coverage allows you to share the full day with your extended friends and family and make them feel like they were there with you (especially if you don’t plan on having guests)

4 reasons you'll want the entirety of your elopement day documented

the elopement experience you didn't know you needed

Know that it’s not an all-day photoshoot – all of my couples include lots of activities throughout the day; they aren’t focusing on me and the camera, they’re focusing on each other and what they’re doing (wine tasting, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, tub soaking, etc)

In addition to an elopement photographer, I'm also a newly-minted wife. I know exactly what it's like to be planning an elopement not only around a global pandemic, but around family expectations.

I'm here to offer all of my experience as support to you if you're struggling internally with staying true to what you want for your wedding day, and not relenting to the pressure of your family's differing opinions.

Hi! My name's Meg & I'm here to help you create and preserve your dreamy wedding memories.

Let's talk about what's possible for you

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I've also been the unfortunate recipient of a lackluster client experience from my wedding photo team. I was on the other end wondering if they had just dropped off into the ether, going almost a year without hearing from them.  I didn't feel valued at all. As a fellow wedding vendor, I was incredibly disappointed, but it created the fuel to design an epic-ly comprehensive experience for my couples so that they never have to feel the way I did.

In our work together, not only will you receive a jam-packed 100-page guide with everything you could ever need to know about how to elope, but I'll also get to know you and your vision through questionnaires, as well as plan your timeline and give you plenty of customized suggestions for whatever you're struggling to figure out (locations, activities, logistics -- I've got you covered!).

Having been through the wedding planning and wedding day experience myself, I know first hand what you're going through. Whether you're struggling to get your closest people on board with your vision, deciding how to curate your wedding day traditions for a specialized experience, or simply figuring out the activities you want to include, I've been there.

I create a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind experience.

WHAT SETS me APART IS THAT

In other words, you'll get...

Let's make your elopement planning a breeze. I'll help you weave together your favorite (or new!) traditions, set up a killer timeline, and suggest plenty of awesome locations and activities -- all from the perspective of someone who's done this before as an eloping bride. 

Dive into an exclusive 90-page guide covering everything you need for your elopement. Plus, I'll get to know you through fun questionnaires and help plan your day with customized suggestions – because why wouldn't you want a wedding day that's as unique as your relationship?

Afraid of a wedding vendor vanishing into thin air once you've booked them? I get it. As someone who's been on the disappointed end of her photo/video team's client experience, I've made it my mission to make sure you feel valued and are never left hanging between now and your elopement day. Your journey deserves more than radio silence.

Personalized Guidance & support

Your Ultimate Elopement Guide & resources

Stress-Free Planning without feeling invisible

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and in case you haven't been told this before:

You are allowed to want a wedding experience that is completely different from what everyone else in your family has had.

You are allowed to choose anything for your wedding day, and not be pigeonholed into traditions that don't feel right to you.

You are allowed to have a wedding planning and wedding day experience that is fun and stress-free.



You are allowed to spend your wedding day doing whatever you want.

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The best part about eloping is that you can celebrate having the freedom to do whatever you and your partner want on your wedding day. Want to say your vows at the top of a 50 foot balcony in the redwoods? I know a place. Dreaming of dipping your toes (or more!) in the ocean in your wedding outfits? You got it. Thinking about bringing along your ten closest people, or no one at all? Either way and anything in between is perfect.

This is your wedding day, and you get to call all of the shots.

This is your opportunity to prioritize the wedding experience of your wildest dreams.

There is no one right way to elope, and that's the way it should be.

AS YOU EXPLORE your elopement possibilities, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

I've also been the unfortunate recipient of a lackluster client experience from my wedding photo team. I was on the other end wondering if they had just dropped off into the ether, going almost a year without hearing from them. I didn't feel valued at all. As a fellow wedding vendor, I was incredibly disappointed, but it created the fuel to design an epic-ly comprehensive experience for my couples so that they never have to feel the way I did.

In our work together, not only will you receive a jam-packed 90-page guide with everything you could ever need to know about how to elope, but I'll also get to know you and your vision through questionnaires, as well as plan your timeline and give you plenty of customized suggestions for whatever you're struggling to figure out (locations, activities, logistics -- I've got you covered!).

Having been through the wedding planning and wedding day experience myself, I know first hand what you're going through. Whether you're struggling to get your closest people on board with your vision, deciding how to curate your wedding day traditions for a specialized experience, or simply figuring out the activities you want to include, I've been there.

I create a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind experience.

WHAT SETS me APART IS THAT

In other words, you'll get...

Let's make your elopement planning a breeze. I'll help you weave together your favorite (or new!) traditions, set up a killer timeline, and suggest plenty of awesome locations and activities -- all from the perspective of someone who's done this before as an eloping bride. 

Dive into an exclusive 90-page guide covering everything you need for your elopement. Plus, I'll get to know you through fun questionnaires and help plan your day with customized suggestions – because why wouldn't you want a wedding day that's as unique as your relationship?

Afraid of a wedding vendor vanishing into thin air once you've booked them? I get it. As someone who's been on the disappointed end of her photo/video team's client experience, I've made it my mission to make sure you feel valued and are never left hanging between now and your elopement day. Your journey deserves more than radio silence.

Personalized Guidance & support

Your Ultimate Elopement Guide & resources

Stress-Free Planning without feeling invisible

1.

2.

3.

You are allowed to want a wedding experience that is completely different from what everyone else in your family has had.

You are allowed to choose anything for your wedding day, and not be pigeonholed into traditions that don't feel right to you.

You are allowed to have a wedding planning and wedding day experience that is fun and stress-free.


and in case you haven't been told this before:

You are allowed to spend your wedding day doing whatever you want.

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The best part about eloping is that you can celebrate having the freedom to do whatever you and your partner want on your wedding day. Want to say your vows at the top of a 50 foot balcony in the redwoods? I know a place. Dreaming of dipping your toes (or more!) in the ocean in your wedding outfits? You got it. Thinking about bringing along your ten closest people, or no one at all? Either way and anything in between is perfect.

This is your wedding day, and you get to call all of the shots.

This is your opportunity to prioritize the wedding experience of your wildest dreams.

There is no one right way to elope, and that's the way it should be.

AS YOU EXPLORE your elopement possibilities, I WANT YOU TO KNOW

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"She captured the personality and joy of our wedding day as well as the most intimate and detailed moments in such a beautiful and unique way."

- KSENYIA & NATHAN

"Meg is a real gem! She suggested great spots for our ceremony, portraits, and she even had a list of cute Airbnbs to recommend."

packages starting at

Anywhere-in-California Elopements

Get in touch for more details and custom packages

What's included:

$4,900

less than 20 guests

5+ hours of photo coverage

You'll receive 300+ high resolution images documenting your entire day, an online gallery for easy downloading & in-house printing access, and personal printing rights.

3 week gallery turnaround

If your first reaction is, "Wow, that seems really fast!" you would be correct! My delivery times are 2-3x faster than the industry average.

Exclusive planning resources & assistance

All couples receive my exclusive 90-page VIP planning guide that's stuffed to the gills with my best tips and advice about planning your dream elopement.

I'll be with you every step of the way getting to know your vision through comprehensive questionnaires and helping you dream up your day. I offer customized location scouting if you just can't decide where to get married, and I'll also create your unique wedding day timeline that incorporates everything we've designed together.

All travel fees

The price you'll see on your custom package options is the amount you'll pay for your photography. There will never be hidden fees, taxes, or "shipping and handling" tacked on.

Optional officiating

If you're eloping just the two of you and wondering what to do about the legal side -- I'm ordained and can legally marry you! 

An effortless, fun, and true-to-you photography experience

My biggest priority is that your photos turn out just the way you imagined them. It doesn't happen by accident: during our planning, I'll get to know both of your individual personalities as well as how you two relate to one another. This all adds up to being able to photograph you two in a way that feels best to both of you and in a way that's as unique as your relationship.

packages starting at

Sonoma County Elopements

Get in touch for more details and custom packages

What's included:

$4,300

less than 20 guests

5+ hours of photo coverage

You'll receive 300+ high resolution images documenting your entire day, an online gallery for easy downloading & in-house printing access, and personal printing rights.

3 week gallery turnaround

If your first reaction is, "Wow, that seems really fast!" you would be correct! My delivery times are 2-3x faster than the industry average.

Exclusive planning resources & assistance

All couples receive my exclusive 90-page VIP planning guide that's stuffed to the gills with my best tips and advice about planning your dream elopement.

I'll be with you every step of the way getting to know your vision through comprehensive questionnaires and helping you dream up your day. I offer customized location scouting if you just can't decide where to get married, and I'll also create your unique wedding day timeline that incorporates everything we've designed together.

All travel fees

The price you'll see on your custom package options is the amount you'll pay for your photography. There will never be hidden fees, taxes, or "shipping and handling" tacked on.

Optional officiating

If you're eloping just the two of you and wondering what to do about the legal side -- I'm ordained and can legally marry you! 

An effortless, fun, and true-to-you photography experience

My biggest priority is that your photos turn out just the way you imagined them. It doesn't happen by accident: during our planning, I'll get to know both of your individual personalities as well as how you two relate to one another. This all adds up to being able to photograph you two in a way that feels best to both of you and in a way that's as unique as your relationship.

once you've paid the retainer and signed a contract you'll be officially on my calendar!

secure your date

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we'll get to know each other better and make sure we're both the best fit for each other.

say hey, hi, hello

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In case you're wondering, here's our order of events:

I'll have your stunning wedding images delivered in three short weeks; tangible representations of the incredible day you created.

you live happily ever after!

I'll be here every step of the way to help you create the elopement day of your dreams, and then capture it all on film.

we'll create your best day yet

"We would have felt so much pressure to rush through all the moments had Meg not been there. She made sure we soaked up every beautiful moment of the day."

- ASHLEY & ALEX

"Meg is one in a million. Of all the investments on our wedding day, choosing her to be our photographer was our best one. Hands down."

Still not sold on an all-day elopement?*

Check out what one of my past couples had to say about their no-guests, 10-hour elopement day:

'We had the perfect day. And it was all documented so we can remember it forever.'"

"Getting married was less about the ceremony and more about this time in our lives, this one day where we decided to commit to spending all of our days together.

Of course we wanted the ceremony photographed, but it was more important to us to have the entire day documented so that we could remember every part of that day and everything about our feelings.

When we look at our pictures, we remember every point in the day and how we felt.

Plus, we were able to design photo books for our families that walked them through the whole day, and helped them feel like they were there."

"People have asked us 'What did you do the whole day if it was just you two?' We always say:

"Getting married was less about the ceremony and more about this time in our lives, this one day where we decided to commit to spending all of our days together.

Of course we wanted the ceremony photographed, but it was more important to us to have the entire day documented so that we could remember every part of that day and everything about our feelings.

When we look at our pictures, we remember every point in the day and how we felt.

Plus, we were able to design photo books for our families that walked them through the whole day, and helped them feel like they were there."

if it's really not for you, this is why I offer a shorter 5 hour package!

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"Nothing ever felt stressful when working with Meg. She was more helpful than we ever could've imagined!"

- KHALI & ANDREW

"All of our friends comment on the aesthetic and one-of-a-kind beauty of our elopement photos."

Ready to say 'hell yeah' to an intentionally curated wedding day?

Your elopement adventure starts here.