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WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS

 
 
 
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I am more than your photographer for a day, I am a visual storyteller for your entire love story.

If you are ready to wander in the woods or hike a mountain; I am your photographer! I am one of those people that cries during military homecoming videos and cheesy videos of a guy giving his girlfriend a puppy.
Honestly, if you don’t get a little emotional about seemingly silly things are you even human? Either way, I tell you this because I absolutely love romantic gestures, big and small gestures of true love.
Whether you are throwing an intimate wedding with you, your lover, and a few of your closest friends or taking a getaway to (secretly) elope, I am here to be your photographer that captures the emotion.

my approach

My editing style is high contrast, vibrant, but still true to the scene we saw on your day. Since my style is photojournalistic, that means I’ll rarely be in your face and will be pretty chill.
I will prompt you when necessary but I mostly work with couples that are just enjoying their moment. I like to be a “fly on the wall” and see where each session takes us, rather than overly plan.

How I can help your big day
(Before & During)

Even though right above I said I am laid back during our session, I have to let you know that I am so good at planning! This means the details of your engagement session or epic sunset shot can be left to me.

I can help:

  • Obtain permits for locations that we choose together

  • Work with the wedding planner to create a stress free (Yup! I said it) day.

  • Witness your elopement (if necessary)

  • Provide a back up plan

  • and really whatever else you need me to do!

 
 
 
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Your experience. 

CONSULTATION MEETING

During our in-person or telephone consultation we will discuss the things that make your relationship special, your uniqueness, and how you got to the season you are in right now. I want to learn as much about you as I can to tailor your session to you. We will also discuss art for your walls and where you envision your big day.

SESSION

Building on the consultation, your session will be a special experience. I will provide you with posing guidance, but ultimately want you to just enjoy this time together. this time together is for me to capture your true personalities in a beautiful way. My approach for all things is finding, igniting, and capturing your truth. From our consultation meeting and communicating before the session, I will learn about each of you. This makes it so much easier for me to know the details of your relationship that provide the most genuine smiles, big hearty laughs, and true tears of happiness.

GALLERY VIEWING MEETING

The most exciting for clients and myself is viewing day! Viewing day requires some focus but allows you the opportunity to see the work we’ve created together. In a distraction free environment we will see your edited original preview and your full unedited gallery. Along with your gallery viewing, I will provide samples of the collections offered at parallel summit creations that perfectly match your home and style. After you have selected your favorite originals, we will finalize your order and I will get to work. The entire experience should be stress-free for you.

 
 
 
 
 

PRICING

 
 
 
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LOCAL WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS

promotional pricing for available 2019 dates $1000

(local is currently considered 150 miles from 08640)

  • CHOOSE FROM FOUR HOURS TO TWO HALF DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • TWO HALF DAYS ARE GREAT FOR COUPLES LOOKING TO DOCUMENT THEIR ELOPEMENT AND THE ADVENTUROUS DESTINATION THEY HAVE CHOSEN AS THEIR "VENUE”

  • DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & PRINT RELEASE OF ALL EDITED IMAGES

  • CUSTOM ALBUM

  • Personalized USB flash drive and custom handmade wooden keepsake box

  • TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHER TO ANY US LOCATION within 150 miles of 08640 INCLUDED

ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS
STARTING AT $3000

  • CHOOSE FROM FOUR HOURS TO TWO HALF DAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

  • TWO HALF DAYS ARE GREAT FOR COUPLES LOOKING TO DOCUMENT THEIR ELOPEMENT AND THE ADVENTUROUS DESTINATION THEY HAVE CHOSEN AS THEIR "VENUE”

  • DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & PRINT RELEASE OF ALL EDITED IMAGES

  • CUSTOM ALBUM

  • TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHER TO ANY US LOCATION INCLUDED

  • Personalized USB flash drive and custom handmade wooden keepsake box

GOING OUT OF THE US? WANT TO BRING ME ALONG FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE? MY PASSPORT IS READY AND I LOVE TO EXPLORE NEW PLACES. DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE US | ADD $3000

ADVENTURE COUPLES
STARTING AT $650

for ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES, OR JUST BECAUSE…

  • Two hour session for hiking, exploring, memory making, and epic BUCKET LIST worthy photography

  • Planning, location scouting, and permitting assistance.

  • Online proofing gallery & mobile app to share your favorite images!

  • Personalized USB flash drive and custom handmade wooden keepsake box

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why elope?

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.