an intentionally small and intimate wedding experience to an epic place in the world to allow more emphasis on the commitment, adventure and one helluva good time for the couple.

elopement (ih-lohp-muh mt)

elopement guide

oh heeey! we're kelsey & jake

Don't tell anyone, but we're kiiinda into doing things differently. If something is asked of us, our first question is, "but why though?" We'll take that sketchy (but delicious) street-food taco over a five course meal any day, camping in our little trailer over extravagant hotels, and trains or walking over taxis.

We both had so many expectations of what was "right" and "what people do" when we were growing up. When we captured our first elopement together, we realized that this is why we care about elopements. We want people to feel safe and free to be themselves on their wedding day. Their decisions should reflect who they are, and that's especially true on the day you marry someone.

Our purpose as your elopement photographers & videographers is to tell you, whisper in your ear, that you could just elope. You could ditch all of the pressure and if that is more you, let us help you. Let us guide you through it. We truly want you to have the most incredible wedding day ever. Your wedding day should be an adventure that sets your soul on fire. 

your elopement photogs / videographers
& guides

We are your guides, planners and best friends. From the very first moment we start talking about your elopement dreams (the consult is free), it's an immediate connection. That's when the magic begins! We want to know who you are as a couple, where your love story happened, and where you want it to go.
Your elopement day is way more than what you've heard. Your day isn't just some standard ceremony and couple photos, but an entire experience. Everything from waking up, eating an epic breakfast of possibly new food you've never had, hopping in the car with the tunes cranked and all the epic car dance moves, getting your pack with your wedding dress, clothes and flowers - our journey to the top - every single epic step of the way. When you say your vows in the most epic place you've ever been in your life.
When you gaze into your partner's eyes while you put a ring on their finger, that's when you know it's really happening. That anticipation and excitement as you pop the bubbly and have your first sip of champagne. Your first dance under the starlit sky. Reliving the day in all it's epic gloriousness as you cuddle up under a blanket by the fire, not wanting the day to end.

more than just your photographer

more than just your photographers
and videographers

the list

IT'S LITERALLY EVERYTHING WE CAN (AND WILL) DO FOR YOU

to end all lists

We want you to know that what you see is what you get. We're not here to overwhelm you, but we do need you to know that we will jump through hoops to make this literally the best day of your life. Your elopement photographer is so much more than just there to take pictures, and we're here to show you all that we can do for you. We're waaay too invested your once in a lifetime adventure to make it anything less than perfect! Here's how we make that magic happen: 

1

we pick a date and a general location

2

we unleash our planning beast mode

We're here to help you with both of those questions when you book a call with us. Most of the soul on fire photos you see on our site were from locations that our couples didn't even know existed before they hired us.

We will spend literally hours obsessing over your questionnaire so we can get you all this goodness:

CUSTOM LOCATION IDEAS AND PERMIT INFO

You know that human in your life that just gets shit done and helps you with everything? Yup. That's us. We customize your day from beginning to end while giving you full time access to our brains.

LOCAL VENOR
RECOMMENDATIONS

Need a florist? A hair and makeup artist? A helicopter or hot air balloon? We know a guy. After spending 5 years planning weddings, we know how to work our contacts to get you the best of the best.

ACTIVITIES ONLY YOU WOULD DO

Picture this... you're doing that epic hike, kayaking, stargazing, rock climbing, four wheeling or even mountain biking on your elopement day. We're your fairy godmothers! Bippity boppity BOO.

3

we send you all the resources

We've captured more than 100 elopements and with all that experience we've created guides and checklists so you can day dream while we work on the details.

4

Together, we create your timeline

We'll help you craft an all-day experience beyond your wildest dreams. You'll be feeling things beyond what you even thought possible.

5

you elope and we capture every minute

Your wedding day shouldn't feel like a rushed photoshoot, it should be the best damn adventure of your life. You are 100% yourselves, all while we make sure you have laid-back, FUN & candid photos & video to cry over forever.

6

You get your photos & video and you're so damn happy you chose us

You can relive every adventure, every sweet vow coming out of your spouse's mouth, and every feeling. You'll be on cloud nine (or literally in the clouds on top of the mountain) every time you see your photos or watch your video.

What's it like to have us as your photographers & videographers?

we'll let our couples tell you

the adventure we always wanted

I can't say enough about these two. Not only are they the most genuine, loving, individuals but they are the most amazing elopement photographers and videographers! From the moment we talked with these two,  we knew we wanted them to capture us on our wedding day. Kelsey and Jake were also the best people to have with you on your elopement - they made us laugh, kept our nerves down and were there for moral support. We just got our photos back and I can't stop looking at them. The video makes me cry every single time. Thank you Honeybee for capturing our day, hire these two and you will surely end up with an experience you'll never forget! They were so much fun to hang out with and we'd recommend them to anyone looking for an intimate, adventurous and meaningful day! -Lauren M.

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Kelsey's passion shines through in everything she does. Even from our first conversation, she was so knowledgeable in location scouting, preparing for unpredictable weather, and even knowing what time of day that our photos would look best. Our sunrise hike with them was even more magical than we ever could've imagined. Kelsey and Jake made us feel so comfortable and gave us time to sit back and savor the little moments together. We felt like the only two people in the entire world. We are so grateful for our photos and video! We got them back and CRIED. We were able to show both at our reception with our families and they all said that Kelsey and Jake captured who we were as a couple! THANK YOU a million times to Honeybee Weddings for giving us the most unforgettable experience of our lives! -Norah C.

The PERFECT DAY

Kelsey and Jake were an absolute DREAM to work with! Kelsey helped me plan the elopement, finding some really sweet vendors and helping to navigate the whole process so it went smoothly. I swear! Throughout the whole process, Kelsey was always prompt to respond, super informative, and oh-so-sweet! Not many people (let alone photographers) want to hike up a 13,000 feet at 3am for the sunrise, but Kelsey and Jake are up for the challenge. We enjoyed getting to know them so much, and they felt like part of the family by the end of our day. If you're looking for an adventure elopement that is intimate, meaningful, and the most epic experience you've ever had in your life, look no further! 
-Cassidie P.

nope not even close. it's an adventure of a lifetime.

Listen. We get it, the idea of having a camera in your face for 8+ hours on your elopement day sounds kinda terrible. As people who don't like being in front of the camera ourselves (ask Jake, he hates it more than anything on this planet, except for snakes), that's not what we want for you either. So that's not what working with us is like. You'll get an adventure instead.

a whole day of photos? you serious? 

here's what your day could look like:

We photograph and film everything from start to finish...

You waking up, eating breakfast, hopping in the Jeep with the top down, driving to the trailhead blasting your favorite tunes. Getting your pack on with your wedding clothes and flowers. Lacing up those hiking boots. 

The journey to the top - every single step of the way.

Saying your vows, putting a ring on it (cue Beyonce dance) - it's really here! It's actually happening! Your first champagne toast, your first dance under the starlit sky. 

Then reliving the day sitting by the campfire as you cuddle up under a blanket, not wanting the moment to end. 

Does that sound like a photoshoot to you? yeah, me either.

We'll tell the whole story of your adventure elopement or intimate wedding with photography and videography. Over the course of two days, you have so much time to explore multiple locations and enjoy the fun activities. You could have one day dedicated to just the two of you and celebrate with your family the next. You could spend one day hiking to multiple destinations and the next taking a helicopter ride above it all - anything you can dream up!

here's what you get:

CUSTOM 2 DAY ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

$19,600

Two 8 hour days of documentation (or mix it up and do a 12 hour day and a 4 hour day)

From the moment you hire us, we are a team. It all starts with the questionnaire so we can find out what is important to you for your elopement. You'll get a list of customized location options, resources to help you plan, and vendor recommendations. We'll dream and scheme! We're available for advice, jumping ideas around, and talking through logistics. No matter what, we'll create a timeline to make sure we're at the right spot at the right time. We're your dream team and we're ready guide you through all things eloping!

your own "build your own elopement" kit + resources from the experts

Our photos are for sharing! And you'll get a sneak peek within a week of your elopement! You'll get a high resolution gallery to share with family and friends. Your wedding video will be on. youtube so you can share it and you'll get a file to keep all to yourself. Your vows will be telling the story of your elopement day.

All your photos & highlight wedding video with vows

No matter where you're going, we want to be right there with you! That's why anywhere we can get to in a 2WD car and commercial flights is ... you guessed it! Exactly ZERO dollars. It's included because we really want to adventure with you. The only extra thing is something super extra, like a helicopter, 4x4 tour or hot air balloon. Those are SO WORTH IT though!

Our travel is covered

We give you the ability to just show up to your perfect elopement day without any planning! Not only will we capture your day, but we'll plan and design it for you too! We find your vendors, select packages you need from them, and give you recommendations on epic activities for your elopement. We send you a design board for your elopement day and we plan your day from start to finish. We bring "all inclusive" to a whole new level. 

BONUS: planning & design package

photography, videography & full planning

This experience will capture the full story of your elopement or intimate wedding day from start to finish. You can start with your favorite breakfast together, then get ready while the anticipation builds. Next, you'll start your epic hike and soak in the views you've always dreamed of. At the top, with the most gorgeous light, you'll say your vows. You could sail on the sunset cruise on the lake and end the night with drinks and star photos. 

here's what you get:

full day elopement experience

$14,000

one full day (up to 12 hours) of documentation - your elopement story told with photos & video

From the moment you hire us, we are a team. It all starts with the questionnaire so we can find out what is important to you for your elopement. You'll get a list of customized location options, resources to help you plan, and vendor recommendations. We'll dream and scheme! We're available for advice, jumping ideas around, and talking through logistics. No matter what, we'll create a timeline to make sure we're at the right spot at the right time. We're your dream team and we're ready guide you through all things eloping!

your own "build your own elopement" kit + resources from the experts

Our photos are for sharing! And you'll get a sneak peek within a week of your elopement! You'll get a high resolution gallery to share with family and friends. Your wedding video will be on. youtube so you can share it and you'll get a file to keep all to yourself. Your vows will be telling the story of your elopement day.

All your photos & highlight wedding video with vows

No matter where you're going, we want to be right there with you! That's why anywhere we can get to in a 2WD car and commercial flights is ... you guessed it! Exactly ZERO dollars. It's included because we really want to adventure with you. The only extra thing is something super extra, like a helicopter, 4x4 tour or hot air balloon. Those are SO WORTH IT though!

Our travel is covered

This experience will capture the full story of your elopement or intimate wedding day so you can catch the sunrise or sunset. Imagine... a quiet afternoon getting ready together, saying your vows in an epic location, exploring around your favorite places with your favorite person. You have your first dance and first drink as husband and wife, as the sun sets and the glorious light comes out. 

here's what you get:

8 Hour elopement experience

$10,000

one day (up to 8 hours) of documentation - your elopement story told with photos & video

From the moment you hire us, we are a team. It all starts with the questionnaire so we can find out what is important to you for your elopement. You'll get a list of customized location options, resources to help you plan, and vendor recommendations. We'll dream and scheme! We're available for advice, jumping ideas around, and talking through logistics. No matter what, we'll create a timeline to make sure we're at the right spot at the right time. We're your dream team and we're ready guide you through all things eloping!

your own "build your own elopement" kit + resources from the experts

Our photos are for sharing! And you'll get a sneak peek within a week of your elopement! You'll get a high resolution gallery to share with family and friends. Your wedding video will be on. youtube so you can share it and you'll get a file to keep all to yourself. Your vows will be telling the story of your elopement day.

All your photos & highlight wedding video with vows

No matter where you're going, we want to be right there with you! That's why anywhere we can get to in a 2WD car and commercial flights is ... you guessed it! Exactly ZERO dollars. It's included because we really want to adventure with you. The only extra thing is something super extra, like a helicopter, 4x4 tour or hot air balloon. Those are SO WORTH IT though!

Our travel is covered

This experience will capture a piece of your elopement day. you can say your vows to each other at the end of a hike, or take gorgeous photos while exploring multiple locations. 

here's what you get:

partial day elopement experience

$6000

partial day (up to 4 hours) of documentation with photos & video

Our photos are for sharing! And you'll get a sneak peek within a week of your elopement! You'll get a high resolution gallery to share with family and friends. Your wedding video will be on. youtube so you can share it and you'll get a file to keep all to yourself. Your video will be set to music.

All your photos & highlight wedding video

No matter where you're going, we want to be right there with you! That's why anywhere we can get to in a 2WD car and commercial flights is ... you guessed it! Exactly ZERO dollars. It's included because we really want to adventure with you. The only extra thing is something super extra, like a helicopter, 4x4 tour or hot air balloon. Those are SO WORTH IT though!

Our travel is covered

are you ready to chat it up?

not sure how much photo/video coverage you need?

short answer: probably more than you think. 
it's your wedding day after all!

Maggie & Arlyn's 2-day moab excursion

Want an adventurous, intimate elopement? This is the perfect option for your special day. Here's how the day might look for you.

MACKENZIE & TYSON ALL-DAY MOUNTAINTOP ADVENTURE

Honeybee arrives at Cassie & Jessica's super cute AirBnB in Moab

12:30 pm

head up the mountain, take some detours for a few great photos

1:00 pm

pick up their ATV's for their off-road elopement adventure

2:30 pm

a beautiful, unique, super-personalized ceremony begins

4:45 pm

the couple heads to town for an intimate celebration while the sun sets

5:45 pm

so begins the epic dinner, and so begins Cassie & Jessica's married life

7:30 pm

you're one step closer to
an epic adventure!

we're fuckin stoked to talk
about your experience

We'll help you figure out where you want to get married, what epicness you want to do when you get there, and exactly how much coverage will feel perfect.

We get to spend the best day of your life with you

We get to help you plan it

we'll never (ever) stop obsessing with it or take it for granted

we feel like the luckiest humans alive
to do this work

to do the damn thing?

are you ready

We are so ready to create an incredibly fun, stress-free, once in a lifetime experience while we photograph and film the entire story of your day!