but it doesn't need to be.
You love the idea of a small wedding, but you're concerned that it won't fit with your goal to include your whole family and closest friends.
You would rather spend money on travel, experiences, and your life together than an expensive wedding.
You're worried that you're not “outdoorsy” enough for an elopement that involves hiking up a mountain, and at the end of the day maybe that's just not your style.
I get it.
but imagine this...
and eat it too*
*or cupcakes. or donuts. or beavertails. basically, your dessert of choice.
you can have your cake
You love the idea of an intimate, chill day... but you also want to celebrate with all the people who matter most in your life.
I'm here to tell you that you can have both.
An elopement isn't just running away to some secluded location with no one else present. While it can be that (and trust me, it's always, always awesome!), you can also bring your fam, your people, your best friends - or your dogs.
*hiking gear optional
Your day can be a wild adventure, or a chill, laid back experience. Whatever you envision happening on your wedding day is possible.
The best part?
I help you make it happen.
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how it works
fill in my contact form - we'll set up a time to chat over the phone, and i'll send you alllll the info!
pay your retainer to reserve your date and we start planning!
I'll send you resources, help you with planning, and recommend amazing vendors that you can feel great about working with!
you get marrieddddd!!!!!!!
+ love stories
Thank you sooooo much for the absolutely beautiful photos! you really captured our essence, passion, love and special moments that we will cherish forever. You're amazing and I'm so grateful for all of your work and energy!"
- Caitlyn + Cory
Danielle is AMAZING. My boyfriend and I shot with her while she was visiting Montreal with her friend Mary and we had the most amazing experience ever. My boyfriend tends to be a bit camera shy but they did an amazing job at making us feel comfortable. Danielle not only captured the most beautiful shots of us but also us at our most authentic."
- Jennifer + Etienne
Danielle photographed our wedding in Punta Cana. Not only is she VERY TALENTED but she is professional, helpful, funny and easygoing! She was so helpful the day of the wedding from helping with makeup to tying the boutonnieres on the groomsmen to just name a few! We've made a life long friend and can't wait for another opportunity to hire her! xoxo
- Katie + Nathan
let's tell your story
You never set out for that cookie-cutter life,
and have a fkn good time
and there's no reason you need to start now. Instead of blowing your budget on stuff that just doesn't matter to you, I'm here to let you know that it's ok to do things your own way - whether that's saying "I do" on a cliff overlooking the ocean, or gathered around a campfire with your entire family (and your dogs).
heyy, I'm Danielle!
What do you shoot?
Where are you located?
Do you travel?
I shoot couples, elopements, maternity, and intimate weddings under 100 guests. These are my absolute favourite things to shoot, and when I'm at my best both personally and creatively!
Yes!! I love to travel, and do my best work when I'm exploring and in the outdoors. My bucket list destinations are Greece, Turkey, San Juan Islands, Haida Gwaii Rainforest, New Zealand, Patagonia, and Scotland (and to go back to India + Ireland!)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - a beautiful green city close to the border of Quebec!
*frequently asked questions - answered.
Can we do a payment plan?
What do we wear?
Do you pose us? We're super awkward!
We're thinking about eloping but have no idea where to start. What do we do?
How long have you been doing photography?
What does the booking process look like?
Yes, for sure! 30% is due as a non-refundable retainer to hold your date, but the remainder can be broken down into a payment plan that works for you, and you can pay with a credit card online.
Don't stress! I send you my what to wear guide, Pinterest boards, and help you feel comfortable, look amazing, and have a great time!
I help direct and prompt you, and guide you into certain movements, but don't "pose" you. I much prefer the fun, fluid, candid images that happen when you're NOT trying to look a certain way. I'll guide you through the entire process, so don't stress about any stray hairs blowing across your face or what to do with your hands!
ELOPEMENTS ARE THE BEST!!! You can check out my Elopement Guides for tips, resources, and planning help. (Feel free to bookmark these pages to save as a reference for later!)
And keep scrolling to see more Elopement FAQs!
After you reach out via my contact form, I'll shoot you some info, and we set up a time to chat and get to know each other. When you're ready to book, a 30% non-refundable retainer holds your date, and then I send you more guides and planning resources! The remainder is due one month before your wedding date and two days before your session date.
Professionally, almost ten years. But I started in high school which was many, many, maaaany years earlier...like, dark room years earlier - lol! Photography is my full time job and I love getting to run around and explore with awesome couples while running my own business!
What is an elopement, anyway?
A lot of people think that to elope is to run away together to get married, with no friends or family present. If that sounds amazing to you, then go for it! But the truth is -
AN ELOPEMENT IS SIMPLY AN INTIMATE, INTENTIONAL WEDDING DAY - WHATEVER THAT LOOKS LIKE TO YOU.
Whether you have 3 guests or 35 of your closest friends or family, an elopement is a wedding day that means something to YOU. You can ditch whatever wedding traditions don't speak to you, and hold tight to the ones that do.
Your elopement can be 40 family members gathered at Muskoka lakeside cabins to celebrate you together; hiking across the countryside in Ireland to exchange vows in private; a rock and roll ceremony at your fave brewery; or a handful of friends watching you get married on a quiet beach on the coast.
what's the difference between a wedding and an elopement?
Whether you have 2 guests or 20, you can still call it an elopement.
It's about crafting an experience that means something to you, rather than following the traditional rules of what a wedding "should" be and losing sight of your deeper WHY in the process. I've photographed small weddings with 35 guests that had the same vibes and intimacy as a 2 person elopement.