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CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, KELS CONVERSE EDUCATION THIS WAY >

How Will You Begin Your Next Chapter?

Let’s choose the adventure that’s perfect for you

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Summer 2023  | Amanda + Matt | Lake Como, Italy

Create A Wedding Experience That Feels Like You

… And forget about what’s expected of you. Because when it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is your happiness, your vision, and your memories. So if you’re tired of attending the same wedding over and over again, and want yours to look completely different, here’s the good news: we’re already on board.

When you work with us, we’ll not only help you plan an outside-the-box wedding–we’ll encourage you to dream bigger, prioritize yourselves, and design a day that looks like whatever the hell you want.

If you’re looking for a sign, this is it:

“We instantly connected with Kelsey from the first moment we met her. She was not only our photographer; she guided us as we planned our weekend, provided resources for the hike, and helped us overcome challenging conversations with our family members.

We loved everything about it, and honestly wouldn't change a thing. At the end of the day, it turned out better than we could envision! Your ideas won't be judged, and your questions won't go unanswered. Best.Photographer.Ever.”

- Nick & Amanda

“If you are on the fence about hiring Kelsey, please shake off whatever worry you have because you are in fantastic hands with her and her team, no matter the direction your elopement goes.”

“It's hard to put into words how incredible Kelsey is. look at my wedding album all the time and it brings every single emotion back from that day because you can FEEL what she captures so beautifully. She is the BEST and I promise you she will take care of you every step of the way.”

- Carissa + Steve

“Not only did she make us both feel completely comfortable in front of the camera, but she made us feel like US.”

“I can’t explain how, but Kelsey has a presence about her that feels like home. You can be yourself, feel celebrated for doing so, and just know your biggest moments in life are taken care of.”

- Sydney & Harry

“We trusted her entirely, and we couldn’t have been more right for making her our wedding photographer.”

In other words, we're here to help you create a completely customized elopement experience from start to finish. We're proud to offer support throughout the entire process, from the first time you reach out to your gallery reveal party (that's right–party!). No matter which package you choose–or whether you have a two-person elopement hike or a 50-person wedding celebration–when you partner with us, you'll receive:

We’re Planning Pros, Confidants, Hiking Experts, and The Best Camp Counselors

We’re not just photographers

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Activity Ideation

We want you to have an epic elopement, so we’ll help you dream up exactly what that will look like. Once we’ve decided on your vision, we’ll help you choose the activities that’ll make your day feel like you. With hikes, picnics, boat rides, and more in our activity arsenal, we’ll build a schedule that will allow you to relax and plan for anything that may come our way.


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Wilderness First Aid Certified

We love to work and play in the great outdoors so to do that in the safest way possible, we’re both wilderness first aid certified. We’ve practiced skills and scenarios that are applicable to what we could encounter in the wild, so we’re prepared to offer you support when needed. That means we’ve got your back–no matter what.



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Experience Creation

We don’t throw the word “expert” around lightly, so you know we mean it–we’ve got you. With questionnaires, custom-created guides, location scouting, and exclusive planning resources, you’ll have all of the support you need. From documenting over 100 elopements and weddings, we’ve created a seamless and intentional process to help you design a day as unique as you are. 

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A Backup Plan for the Backup Plan

We put *a lot* of thought into each and every elopement, so we’re confident in saying that we’ve got a plan for any scenario. With our elopement expertise and knowledge of the wilderness, we’ll be able to navigate challenges like inclement weather and anticipate anything you might need.

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Ordained Officiant

Amazing news–we’re both ordained officiants–meaning we’re able to offer you a unique elopement experience in total seclusion (if that’s what you’re looking for!). We can sign your marriage papers and make things officially official–fo’ free (in most states).

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Album Creation

We wholeheartedly believe that your photos deserve a life outside of your computer screen. To give you tangible keepsakes that you can visit over and over again, we offer custom album creation. We’ll collaborate to design a unique wedding album that tells your story and helps you relive your favorite moments every time you flip through the pages. And bonus–we even offer packages that include album credits!

PHOTOGRAPHY
PACKAGES

We can’t wait to document your day

Click On Each Tab For Package Details

1. ELOPEMENTS

Inclusions:

  • 5-star elopement experience

  • Planning guidance and expert resources

  • Travel included

Local: Starting at $5800
U.S.: Starting at $6800
Destination: Starting at $9800

  •  Up to 20 guests 

  • 4-hour to multi-day photo coverage (8 hour minimum for destinations) 

  • High-resolution online gallery 

  • Professional photo album credit

Are you sure that you want to ditch the big, traditional wedding, but don’t know where to start? An elopement sounds like the perfect fit, and will allow you to create your perfect day from start to finish. We’ll throw the rule book out the window, and figure out what feels good. With so many activities and timeline options to choose from, you’ll end up with an intimate, just-for-you elopement that will be the experience of a lifetime.

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LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

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Intimate Weddings

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ELOPEMENTS

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2. Intimate Weddings

Inclusions:

  • 5-star elopement experience

  • Planning guidance and expert resources

  • Travel included

Local: Starting at $5200
U.S.: Starting at $6200
Destination: Starting at $8500

  • Up to 50 guests

  • 4-hour to multi-day photo coverage (8 hour minimum for destinations) 

  • High-resolution online gallery

  • Professional photo album credit

Maybe you like the idea of a big wedding so you can celebrate with family and friends, but it sounds a little too over-the-top. With an intimate wedding, you’ll be able to pick and choose the parts you want to keep and get rid of the rest. With a little adventure added in, you’ll have a fun-filled day while still being able to live it up with the people you love most in this world

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LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

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Intimate Weddings

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ELOPEMENTS

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3. Lifestyle Sessions

Inclusions:

  • Planning session and guide

  • High-resolution online gallery

  • Download and printing rights

Starting at $1,200

  • 1-4 hours of photo coverage

  • Curated location list

  • 50 miles of round-trip travel

The perfect way to connect while having a fun day together! You can document a special occasion–engagements, anniversaries, proposals, or even bridals–or update your photos just because. We’re down for any kind of adventure, and can’t wait to capture each moment.

Please note: These sessions open up 3 months in advance. Lifestyle sessions cannot be used for elopements or vow renewals.

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LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

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Intimate Weddings

1.

ELOPEMENTS

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3. Lifestyle Sessions

Inclusions:

  • Planning session and guide

  • High-resolution online gallery

  • Download and printing rights

Starting at $1,200

  • 1-4 hours of photo coverage

  • Curated location list

  • 50 miles of round-trip travel

The perfect way to connect while having a fun day together! You can document a special occasion–engagements, anniversaries, proposals, or even bridals–or update your photos just because. We’re down for any kind of adventure, and can’t wait to capture each moment.

Please note: These sessions open up 3 months in advance. Lifestyle sessions cannot be used for elopements or vow renewals.

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LIFESTYLE SESSIONS

BOOK NOW

1. ELOPEMENTS

Inclusions:

  • 5-star elopement experience

  • Planning guidance and expert resources

  • Travel included

Local: Starting at $5000
U.S.: Starting at $6000
Destination: Starting at $8500

  •  Up to 20 guests 

  • 4-hour to multi-day photo coverage (8 hour minimum for destinations) 

  • High-resolution online gallery 

  • Professional photo album credit

Are you sure that you want to ditch the big, traditional wedding, but don’t know where to start? An elopement sounds like the perfect fit, and will allow you to create your perfect day from start to finish. We’ll throw the rule book out the window, and figure out what feels good. With so many activities and timeline options to choose from, you’ll end up with an intimate, just-for-you elopement that will be the experience of a lifetime.

1.

ELOPEMENTS

BOOK NOW

2. Intimate Weddings

Inclusions:

  • 5-star elopement experience

  • Planning guidance and expert resources

  • Travel included

Local: Starting at $5000
U.S.: Starting at $6000
Destination: Starting at $8500

  • Up to 50 guests

  • 4-hour to multi-day photo coverage (8 hour minimum for destinations) 

  • High-resolution online gallery

  • Professional photo album credit

Maybe you like the idea of a big wedding so you can celebrate with family and friends, but it sounds a little too over-the-top. With an intimate wedding, you’ll be able to pick and choose the parts you want to keep and get rid of the rest. With a little adventure added in, you’ll have a fun-filled day while still being able to live it up with the people you love most in this world

2.

Intimate Weddings

BOOK NOW

Our Favorite Camp Connections

Pics or it didn’t happen

OUR FAVORITE CAMPSITES

We’re New Englanders through and through, and specialize in locations spanning the Northeast United States. There’s something magical about the changing of the seasons, the beautiful peaks and valleys, and the breathtaking bodies of water. While we’re happy to travel and love the extra adventure a destination brings, our hearts will always belong to New England’s wild places.


Areas of expertise:

The Camp Schedule

Here’s how this works

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Planning + prep

We go all in when it comes to planning your epic celebration. We work with you to design the perfect day–through our adventure guides, questionnaires, research, conversations, and decision-making support, you’ll see your vision come to life in real-time.

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Photo Reveal

We know that waiting is the hardest part, so we will send sneak peeks from your gallery within 72 hours of your wedding. You’ll receive your full gallery within 10 weeks at our super fun gallery reveal party! We’ll walk you through the system, show you how to use it, and present a slideshow of your gorgeous images that we can enjoy together.

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The Best Day Ever

Take a deep breath! The hard work is done–AKA the amazing time we spent planning your perfect day. Now it’s time to enjoy and see it all come together. Soak in the best day with the love of your life, and celebrate in a way that feels authentic to you.



GET STARTED

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connect with us

If you’re interested in booking us for your elopement or wedding, all you have to do is reach out! Fill out the inquiry form on our site, and we’ll get back to you to schedule a quick chat. Once we hop on the call, we’ll get to know each other (and become best friends!). Once you’ve chosen your package, a signed contract and paid retainer is all it takes to make things official.

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Friends don’t let friends plan alone

To help you plan the epic elopement of your dreams, we’ve created a comprehensive catalog of resources for you to explore. Instead of starting from scratch, know that you have full access to our arsenal of advice and expertise. From learning about how to include your furry family members to how to prepare for a rainy elopement day and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Do you travel? What are the travel fees?

Yes! While we’re based in New Hampshire, there's nothing more that we love than documenting others’ adventures. Kels has traveled to over 38 countries and 31 states, so she’s experienced in the travel industry. Because of this, all travel is included in all of our packages - one less thing you need to worry about!

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I want to elope, but I want my family there. Is that possible?

Yes! It is absolutely possible. We love it when family and friends are present! We capture weddings up to 50 guests. The more guests, the more logistics, which is why we just need to know a number to make sure we can collaborate with you on location. 

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Do you take on larger weddings?

We do not! We specialize in elopements and intimate weddings (anything under 50 guests) and are no longer taking on larger-scale weddings. There are some incredible traditional wedding photographers out there who can give you beautiful photos.

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Do we have to hike for our elopement?

Not at all! Every single couple is different with various interests, passions, and things they enjoy doing together. You can incorporate absolutely anything you want on your wedding day (or nothing at all!). We help you create a stress-free day that feels true to you.

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Do we also need to hire a wedding planner?

If you’re looking for full-service planning, we recommend a wedding planner. The planning we do is in terms of finding an outdoor location, vendor recommendations, and guidance in forming your perfect day. A true planner will take all the planning off your plate so you don’t have to do a thing! We can recommend some awesome planners and even have a day-of coordinator on my team that you can add to your package.

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We aren’t sure what our day is going to look like yet. Should we wait to reach out?

No, reach out ASAP! We actually use our consults as more of a “brainstorming” session if you need it. We are open books and want to make this process seamless and fun for you. So on our calls, ask questions, gain clarity, and get inspiration. We are non-traditional wedding experts, and one of our big passions is helping our couples build their dream days.

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How far in advance should we book?

We typically open our calendars in April for the following year, meaning we book between 12-18 months out. The most popular months we book are June, September and October; those generally book up the quickest. So if you are looking for those, we highly recommend trying to book at least 9 months in advance.

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We aren’t big fans of posed photos. What’s your approach?

Our number one goal is to not make your day feel like a photoshoot. We put a ton of effort into building a relationship with you and making you feel comfortable, so you can simply be yourselves. We spend about 20 minutes the entire day doing “posed” photos because that’s all we need. Other than that, we simply document. We document the day as it unfolds, to tell the story of the scenery, the weather, and the feelings - rather than us creating moments. If you don’t want your day to feel like a photoshoot, then we’ve got you.

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