City scapes to wild redwoods - elopements in San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Elopement Expert Photography, Packages, and Planning

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Not your ordinary elopement packages

You have every reason to marry your soon-to-be-spouse in a way that makes you feel good. Not into the traditional church or wedding venue? That’s okay! Here in San Francisco Bay Area, we have access to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and they’re the perfect spots to say “I do.” If the idea of getting married somewhere beautiful in the Bay Area outdoors just feels right but you don’t know where to start, I’m here to help! 

CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming wedding! We are so excited for you. Seriously - I get so, so, so excited on your wedding day, like it’s my chance to relive my own wedding day.

San Francisco has been my hometown for 20 years, so it’s incredibly special for me to help couples capture their wedding day in and around this beautiful city I hold so dearly. I’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish, and help you bring your wedding vision to life and leave you saying, "that was easy!"

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The perfect package for couples who want to remember their elopement without creating an all-day event. 

Serving areas like San Francisco, Napa/Sonoma, Muir Woods, Half Moon Bay, Marin, Point Reyes, and beyond! 

Every San Francisco Bay Area Package Includes: 

Investment: $2,350 with Emily, $1,850 with An associate

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  • Magazine worthy, framable, and artistically curated photography of your wedding day in true-to-life colors.

  • Unlimited pre- and post-ceremony consultations via phone, text, DM, or in person to help you with prep, answer your questions, and more!

  • Local and elopement expertise to handpick the best experience and timeline based on your interests and budget.

  • Permit application, filed for you, if applicable. (Permit fee applies)

  • Sneak peek delivery within 72 hours of your wedding; full gallery within 2-3 weeks.

  • No "limits" to number of images - you will get all your memories back unless it's super awkward (we do include funny bloopers!), test shots, misfires, etc.

  • Professionally-edited, high-resolution images.

  • Full printing rights with unlimited downloads.

  • Access to my resident Client Happiness Manager to make sure that you’re well taken care of throughout the process.

See below for individual package pricing


  • Approximately 1 hour of photography coverage.

  • On-location photos in one location in the Bay Area.

  • Typically covers photos of your ceremony and celebratory photoshoot afterwards.

  • All add-ons are available for this package.

Super Short and Simple

This package is for you if you'd like to capture the essential moments of your special day.

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Investment: $2,950 with Emily, $2,450 with an associate

Short and Simple

  • Approximately 2-3 hours of photography coverage. 

  • On-location photos in up to two locations in the Bay Area.

  • Typically covers photos of your arrival, ceremony, and celebratory photoshoot afterwards.

  • All add-ons are available for this package.

If you’re looking to capture the best moments of you elopement, this package includes everything you need.


Investment: $3,500 with Emily, $3,000 with an associate

  • Up to 4-6 hours of photo coverage.

  • Availability in the AM or PM. 

  • On-location photos in the Bay Area. 

  • Typically covers photos of getting ready, first look, arrival, ceremony, and celebration.

  • All add-ons are available for this package.

Half-Day Experience

This package is for you if you’d like some extra photo coverage while still keeping some of your elopement day to yourselves. 

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Investment: $4,050 with Emily, $3,550 with an associate

  • Photo coverage from sunrise to sunset.

  • On-location photos in the Bay Area. Sunrise to sunset, full exploration of the city in a leisurely way (including breaks!)

  • Photos of your entire day including getting ready, first look, arrival, ceremony, and celebratory photoshoot afterwards.

  • All add-ons are available for this package.

"Remember the Day" - Full-Day Experience

If you’re looking to document your elopement from start-to-finish, this package includes everything you need. 

We can't choose our favorite

Emily knows where to be without being in the way, and she's quick! She's not intrusive, and she gives a right amount of space. AND, we got SO MANY photos. SO many beautiful shots. So many that we can't choose our favorite.

Diep N

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  • A ceremony officiant - $425

  • Flowers - $275

  • Videography - $2125+

  • Social media content creator - $285+

  • Additional photo style edits - $150

  • RAW image files - $275

  • And more!

Optional add-ons include: 

Optional add-ons to customize your experience

It’s my mission to provide you with both stunning wedding photography and peace of mind knowing that I’m here to help. To make the process easier, I offer optional package add-ons to create the experience you’re looking for.

Design Your Day from Start-to-Finish

My most-loved package add-ons

My most-loved package add-ons

Tony, our resident officiant, became ordained in 2020 to help couples elope. Not only is he the best husband, but he’s the kindest and most flexible person to work with on your wedding day. He’s already married countless couples and loves to help everyone create a ceremony that suits their own relationship. He always steps away for the first kiss! 

In case Tony isn’t available on your wedding date, I also have many other amazing officiants who are ready to step in as needed.


Price: $425

  • Ceremony script assistance.

  • Wedding ceremony.

  • Marriage license processing.

The officiant add-on includes: 

Wedding Officiant

There’s nothing like revisiting your wedding day on video. With the ability to hear your vows and see your loved ones in action, this package add-on is one of our most popular.


PRICE: $950+

  • One videographer.

  • A professionally-edited 1-2 minute wedding film.

  • 4K video resolution.

  • One archival edit video (compilation of RAW footage).

  • Final delivery within 8-12 weeks of your wedding, depending on season.

The videography add-on includes:

Wedding Videography

We have our signature editing style you see on this page (true to life colors with a little bit of magic), but I totally get you might have also dreamed of being a light and airy couple, or you two are more editorial - we are here to get you those photos too!

Your first editing style is always included with your price. (If you don't choose a specific edit, it will be EJP edit by default)

Check out different edits

PRICE: $150 per additional editing style

Option to Choose Your Editing Style

EJP Original

Black and white


Light and Airy

While you bask in that newlywed glow, I’ll be hard at work editing your images. Sneak peeks are sent out 2-3 days following your wedding so you have something to hold you over for the big reveal. After 3-4 weeks, you’ll receive your online photo gallery with all (and I really mean all) of your images from your wedding day. Pour a glass of wine with your honey and enjoy!

image delivery

Reach out to book me or one of my associates for your wedding day. With your package selected and deposit paid, we’ll start planning in earnest! I’ll send over my detailed welcome packet and we’ll meet to discuss your vision. Prior to the big day, you’ll receive a customized timeline and all of my best tips.

Booking and Prep

All of the prep is done, and now it’s time to relax and enjoy your wedding! You’ll have the very best vendors in place to ensure that your wedding exceeds all of your expectations. So live in the moment, feel all the feels, and say yes to the love of your life.

Your Wedding Day

Three steps to forever photos

My simple, stress-free process

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Emily was amazing and beyond flexible

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! 15/10 would recommend for any event. Emily was amazing and beyond flexible with our planning. She gave the awesome idea to perform our vows at the Oakland redwoods before our ceremony and every picture came out absolutely amazing.

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Frequently Asked


Yes! We understand how important it can be to include loved ones in your special day, so you’re more than welcome to bring friends and family along. We don’t have a strict limit on the number of guests you can bring, but once you include more than 6 people, we may need to look into additional permits for your elopement.

Can we invite guests to our elopement? 


Traditional wedding attire looks absolutely amazing even in the most rugged landscape, so don’t feel like you need to dress casually to match the environment. Dress in whatever way feels comfortable and beautiful for you. Long veils and dresses look gorgeous with a natural background, and wind can add the best movement to photos! 

What should we wear for our elopement?


We are able to provide plenty of suggestions if you need them, but ultimately those are personal decisions with many factors to consider. In the end, we’ll leave booking your flights, hotels, and car rentals to you! 

Will you book our flights, hotels, and car rentals?


We are fully prepared to keep going rain or shine (we have a super cute clear umbrella that photographs well), but we also totally understand that's not the vision you had. We will have Plan B in case of rain - somewhere sheltered. If you are in the area for a few days, and we are not otherwise booked, we are also able to move the dates around as well. If you absolutely do not want rain, months of June-Sept are generally months without rain in Northern California.

What do we do if it rains?


Sure can! We’ve done over 100 elopements, and have built solid relationships with vendors we love and trust.

Can you recommend other vendors? 


Absolutely! We’ll handle that for you. We will get to know your general vision of what you’re imagining and give you suggestions based on that. Our extensive travel planning background + being Northern California natives, we’ve got you!

Can you help us choose a location for our elopement?

work with emily and let the adventure begin

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