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adventure elopement photographer

backcountry weddings
for the WILDLY in love

    based in montana — ready for travel

PLAN YOUR ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

you don't have to

SPEND THOUSANDS ON A VENUE

STICK TO A STRICT SCHEDULE

ENTERTAIN STRANGERS

FOLLOW OUTDATED TRADITIONS

make the day about anything other than you

A couple embraces and laughs happy tears during their ten year vow renewal on a cliffside in the Bitterroot mountain range of southwest Montana.

If you're here, chances are good that your dream wedding doesn't involve catering to hundreds of guests, a budget that would make A-List celebrities blush, or to-do lists longer than the Don Quixote saga.

 

The traditional wedding industry leads couples to believe that they need more — more florals, more decorations, more guests, more food, and increasingly extravagant displays of wealth that most people don't have. I believe that LESS IS MORE and that quality triumphs over quantity. It's not about how much "stuff" you have, and you certainly don't need to file bankruptcy over another's concept of what your wedding should be.

 

If you've been needing someone to tell you that you have permission to do things differently, in a way that is UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU...

YOU HAVE PERMISSION

because your wedding day belongs to you

your one-stop-shop
for all things elopement

Years of photographing traditional weddings and even more years of backpacking and exploration have culminated into a passion for documenting your love for one another in the places we cherish most. But I am more than just your photographer — I am your INSPIRED GUIDE to having the best day ever!

  • Location Scouting + Permitting
  • Tailored Timelines
  • Back-Up Plans
  • Vendor Recommendations
  • Professional Pack Mule
  • Epic S'Mores

You get the idea — whatever you need, I've got you covered for a stress-free experience, from initial inquiry to final gallery!

GET TO KNOW ME

I welcome people of all ages, races, sexes, genders, sizes, abilities, beliefs, and orientations, fostering a safe, inclusive environment for all.

I stay true to my couples, the moments they share, and the land we explore together, both in person and through the services I provide for them.

I value quality above all else — in that of time, relationships, connection, service, experience, and product — and choose to give only my best.

what is it like to work with me?

My wife and I's experience with Jesslyn was exactly what we wanted and more from a photographer. Professionalism, excellent communication, insightful, outgoing, friendly, warm and much more. Jesslyn stayed in communication throughout the time we looked, booked and waited till the big day. We would have chats between email and phone calls to discuss details, answer questionnaires, and provide our thoughts and hopes for what we wanted. The online portal was great to keep track of where we were in the process and later gain access to our gallery. One of the biggest things that was provided to take the guess work due to having no prior experience was a comprehensive PDF of locations for photos took into account many factors such as scenery, location, pro/con, etc. To have that level of insight not just for our location but a swath of locations around Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and about everywhere in between if need be. The big day all of this ability to plan and communicate allowed us to have a calming, relaxing big day that held everything we wanted. Jesslyn upon request officiated, photographed, and assisted with tasks that were not required of her, but made her feel part of the family. Even though we just met her in person it seemed like we were seeing a friend we had known for years, just finally getting to see one another. We have already agreed that when we visit to the area again, we would love to employ Jesslyn's services again. 

Tanner + Carly — September 2021

PLAN YOUR ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

a day that gives back

Your elopement is helping to support under-served communities and the outdoor spaces that we love so dearly. A portion of all proceeds from bookings are donated to charities and non-profit organizations who work towards racial / social justice and equity, as well as those who are protecting, conserving, and educating others about our natural places!

so how does this work?
it's as easy as ...

INQUIRE

BOOK

PLAN

ELOPE

Reach out and let's chat about your plans! Together, we'll answer your questions and custom quote for your day.

Hell yeah, it's time to celebrate! You're in the books and your dream elopement is well on its way to becoming a reality!

Location scouting, permits, timelines, back up plans, and everything in between — I'll take care of it all for you.

All that's left is to show up, get married in the most authentic way possible, and have the best day ever!

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backcountry weddings for the WILDLY in love