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Eloping is an alternative the traditional wedding that started in the 17th century. Then it wasn’t seen as a very classy option but today, couples are choosing to elope with adventure instead of investing in one big stressful day. If you are a couple looking to elope that value the great outdoors, seeing new places, returning to a special place within your relationship, or sharing your BIG day with a select few, an elopement could be for you!
The Burns’, Trebor and Toni, or the two behind the cameras, opted for a courthouse elopement in 2012. What we wish we would have known was possible was turning that courthouse wedding into a unique experience that celebrated our own love story. We couldn’t afford to spend $36,000 (the average cost of a traditional wedding in the US) but we could have invested in travel, memories, and a photographer to capture our true romance. We value traveling, seeing the world, and experiencing cultures around the world. Our passion for travel and celebrating true love gives us the opportunity to go on an amazing adventure with you!
While elopements aren’t free weddings, the investment in travel, officiant, and your photographer can be significantly less money. Even with the smaller total investment, you can enjoy your vacation and live out your fairytale adventure.
Where are you based out of?
We are currently living in New Jersey, close to three international airports. Travel couldn’t be any easier for us and we don’t limit our distance!
How do we book with you?
To book with Parallel Summit Creations, 50% deposit is required to book your date. 30 days prior to your session date, the full balance must be paid. If you are booking within 30 days, please let us know ASAP so we can discuss your plans.
Where do you recommend getting prints from?
I have carefully researched and sampled from multiple labs in the United States, I personally recommend Musea Labs or Miller’s Lab which must be ordered from me, as they only serve professional photographers. If you are absolutely needing to order from a different lab, check out MPix.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes! Intimate elopements, adventure elopements, and couples sessions where the scenery is as beautiful as your love story really get us jazzed!
Looking at a traditional wedding? We will only a select number of traditional weddings each year, so if you are interested in having us capture your big day contact us as soon as possible to discuss packages and pricing.
What is a first look?
A first look is when the bride reveals their gown to their fiance before the wedding ceremony. During adventure elopements, this isn’t necessarily off the table but just needs to be planned. If you are interested, let me know so we can discuss the best way to make this a reality at your unique location.
What are your albums like?
Well, they are awesome! For real, we love these albums for so many reasons but most importantly we chose them because they are handmade in the US. For real, the book is handmade, from start to finish in Tennessee. The prints are archival quality and will last over 100 years, so you can share your new beginning with your future generations.
When do you recommend we elope?
Depending on the location, you will want to avoid crowds, so during the week is a great time. We can discuss this for your specific location!
How long until we get our images?
We strive to edit and deliver your images within 6 weeks. Products and prints will require 6 weeks from image selection in online gallery.