a laid-back, peaceful wedding day

but you have no idea where to begin, we’re here to help you.

With all the pressure, anxiety, and other drama that can rise up during the planning process, we can show you that a different way is truly possible: the kind of day that allows you to be relaxed, fully present, and connected to what matters most to you.

Our team specializes in helping couples like you avoid the “wedding day blur” — the overly rushed, tense, stressful kind of day that prevents you from actually enjoying the moment on one of the greatest days of your life.

Whether you plan to elope just the two of you, or you can’t imagine not having your closest friends and family there, we can help you bring your vision to life in a way that feels stress-free, meaningful, and easy-going.

how to elope in the us

the problem with most traditional weddings

elopement myths + truths

We’re here to debunk a few myths + assumptions about elopements:

  • “Adventure weddings are only for adrenaline junkies.”
  • “Outdoor elopements are only for people who want to hike.”
  • “You can’t have guests at your elopement.”
  • “Elopements don’t deserve as much photo/video coverage as traditional weddings.”
  • “Elopements are for last-minute, rushed courthouse or Vegas-style weddings without any real planning involved.”

The truth is: elopements are for everyone, and the rules are there are no rules. The kinds of elopement days we help couples plan are often for people who enjoy spending quality time outdoors (but not always the type to rock climb, cliff-jump, or take part in other adrenaline-inducing activities), who value high quality documentation of their wedding day no matter the size or location, and those who want to take the time (even months or a year or more in advance) to plan the day that feels most authentic to them.

we do things a little differently around here

Hey there! I’m Kaitlyn, the lead photographer/videographer at Skyewater. Over the last decade of documenting 150+ couples on their elopement and wedding days, and having planned a wedding of my own, I’ve witnessed and experienced first-hand just how easy it is to get sucked into the wedding planning that becomes less about you and more about everyone else.

I’m not only an introvert through-and-through, but I also struggle with anxiety on a daily basis, so I personally understand how overwhelming planning even a small 20-person wedding or a “just us” elopement day can feel. I’ve learned that I have a knack for being the calm, welcoming, and intuitive energy couples didn’t even realize they needed.

So, if you’re seeking for a way to have a relaxed, care-free, and unapologetically authentic wedding day, you can take comfort in knowing you have my full support, every step of the way.

picture this:

It’s your wedding day and you’ve had the time and space to truly put together all the details that reflect who you are individually and in a way that honors your love story as a couple.

You’ve chosen a place makes you feel most at peace, or a type of setting that excites you, with the sound of wind or water lingering in the air as you say your personalized, heartfelt vows to one another. You know that we’ve designed a day that feels like we’ll have all the time in the world to soak up every last bit of daylight (and even celebrate after the stars come out), a day without worry or drama, a day to feel comfortable and serene, yet totally spontaneous and in-the-moment.

And when it’s all over, and you have the photos and videos to look back on, you can say that without a doubt, with no regrets, that it was a day you felt the most alive, authentic, and deeply connected to one another.

We promise: bringing this to life is going to be easier than you think.


our elopement planning process


We connect over a video call to answer any questions you have and to get to know one another, because how you feel during the experience is just as important as the photos or video you’ll get after the day is over. We wholeheartedly believe in making sure you find someone you’re completely comfortable working with.


Next, we’ll discuss date and location options that fit the vision you have for your day. Our goal is to guide and support you throughout the entire planning process in discovering hidden gem spots you may not even have heard about yet and offering insight about things to plan for (weather, seasons, permits, and more).

And booking your day with us is super simple: everything’s done online and takes no more than a few minutes to get started.


When your day finally arrives, we’ll be there to calm your nerves and offer support in more ways than one. Our team is skilled at finding the perfect balance between gentle posing and documenting genuine emotions. And in 1-3 months, you’ll have a full photo gallery and/or highlight film to share with your loved ones for years to come.

how an elopement video can complement your photo gallery

You may not remember what someone said; only how they made you feel. With video, you do get to remember the words.

Between your personalized vows or letters, the sounds of scenery like wind and rain, or words spoken by your officiant or family members present on your elopement day — there’s nothing quite like being able to re-live your experience through video.

It’s a huge reason why over 90% of our couples book us for both photo and video together. We promise it’s worth it.


 of real couples + elopement days

Having a hard time picturing what this whole elopement thing looks like? Here are some samples from real couples we’ve worked with over the last few years.


of real couples

Ready to chat?

We’re stoked you’re interested in working with us!
We believe the experience you get with your photo and video team goes far beyond the products you get after your big day has come and gone. It’s about trust, excitement, and pure joy – before, during, and after your wedding day.

If you’re seeking a welcoming, fun, and talented team who’s here to support you every step of the way, we’d love to chat with you to see if we’re a good fit!