Now keep in mind, simple doesn’t automatically mean boring. A minimalistic approach requires careful thoughts, creativity and an eye for the detail to fill the frame with emotion.

It’s about reducing the sequence to its essentials - to direct the viewers’ eye and create more powerful, and glamorous photographs.

An elopement itself can be composed of several unique events - from getting ready in a luxury suite to the romantic first dance at the top of a mountain – each requiring a different approach or photography style to spark the intended feeling with the viewer.

Therefore, our style of elopement photography combines the elements of fine-art, fashion and photojournalism photography with an overall minimalistic approach, thoughtfully adapted to your individual wedding day and to tell your entire story.

Our background in real estate photography definitely had a huge impact on how we use the environment to create beautiful, artistic photographs. We are attracted to easy and simple compositions to highlight and enhance our elopement photography.

We love things clean and straight. In fact, we are more of a minimalistic type of people. 



Honestly, there is no short answer to it. We believe it requires more than one style to photograph an elopement.

“What is your style when photographing an elopement?”

We often get asked

Your photographs deserve to be printed. Wether it's a gorgeous fine art album or a statement piece for your walls at home. We can make it happen.

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Planning an adventure? Not the typical courthouse ceremony? We follow you every moment to chase the perfect sunset. We’re just one phone call away. 

Travel

$400

Elopements are different than traditional wedding days in many ways. Customize your dream elopement and add as much coverage as you need. No idea how much you need? We're here to help.

Additional Hours

Add-Ons

$900




2 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
Second Photographer
Digital Negatives of all edited Images
Online Viewing Gallery
Planning Support




Our elopement packages start with 2 hours of coverage — additional hours are easily addeable. We’d love to hear all about your vision and dreams and then customize the perfect package for you. 

We also believe that a second photographer at your elopement is a must. You don't want to miss the expression of your future husband's face while the main photographer focuses on you walking down the 'aisle'.

There are many precious and short moments throughout an elopement day that you’ll want to be captured from different angles. 

Our Elopement Offerings

here's how this thing works

01. Let’s Meet

We truly believe in getting to know each other before your elopement is so important for the overall experience. Wether we talk on the phone, skype or schedule a coffee date we would love to hear all about you.

02. Let’s Plan

As soon as you decide to have us capture your big day we start customizing an elopement timeline that fits your needs.
We love being involved in the planning process!

03. Let’s Shoot

Definitely our favorite part! Prior to your elopement we will give you tips and tricks so you can relax and fully enjoy being the center of attention. We can't wait to capture your unique moments.

“I have been modelling professionally for years, but it’s a whole new world when your goal is to capture authentic, natural moments that aren't posed and planned. Franzi provided the easiest experience for us to simply be ourselves, in love on the beach, while she snapped away our carefree silliness.”

- Therés Amee

in their words

NUMBERS

the number of weddings we shoot each year

By The

20

number of us states we took photos in

25

the percentage of Our working time We actually photograph

25

the percentage of our couples doing a first look. ask us why!

90

the cups of coffee we drink each week. Vanilla Latte, please!

16

The number of lenses in my photography bag

10

Yes, we have business liability insurance coverage.

Do you have insurance coverage?

Should unforeseen circumstances prevent us from attending your elopement, we’ll do our best to find a replacement photographer with similar style and in your price range. We have a strong network to ensure your elopement success in an unlikely circumstance like this. Alternatively, we can offer a full refund to allow you to make your own arrangements. 

What happens if you get sick or have an emergency before the elopement?

We use Canon 5DMIII and V bodies with the highest quality lenses. We always have the same quality backup equipment.

What equipment do you use?

Even though rain on your big day is considered lucky, we know that most couples are concerned about it. Don’t get overwhelmed.... Have a rain plan for your elopement location, but let your vendors do their magic. (They’ve been there) We work closely with you and your wedding planner to come up with a plan B and C — just in case. Some of our best work was captured on a rainy day. In those circumstances, you can totally rely on our experience and expertise to ensure stunning photographs. 

What if it rains?

We only offer photography. However, we work with a couple of pretty amazing videographers and we are more than happy to recommend them. 

Do you offer videography?

Yes. I work with my sweet husband Martin. He is not only my second shooter, but also my assistant, my supporter and my adviser (who always keeps a cool head). Martin is reliable and knows exactly what I need him to do. I taught him my technique he understands my objectives. He usually takes care of the groom and coaches him while getting all the different angles at the ceremony, first dances, cake cutting etc. so we can capture your unique memories.

Do you work with a second shooter?

Absolutely. We travel worldwide for elopements. We’d love to hear more about your elopement destination before talking about travel plans. We’ll then customize a quote depending on location and shooting days. We’ll take care of our travel arrangements if not otherwise discussed - so you can realx. 

Do you travel outside of Charleston?

If you decide on an album for your elopement experience, we'll send a first custom draft a few weeks after you receive your full elopement gallery. You’ll have the opportunity to add or omit spreads and swap photographs. Once you approved the final draft, we proceed to production. 

Do I select the photographs that will be printed in my elopement album?

We would love to! Our fine art albums are handcrafted and come in different colors and sizes. They are the perfect heirloom for your home and a must have to show off to your family and friends. We'll be here to help you choose the perfect layout and create a first draft. We’ll help you customize your album during two additional revisions. We also offer our couples to add an elopement album to their registry - what’s better than getting a meaningful gift to your elopement?


Can you help us create an elopement photo album?

Yes! Please do! All your photographs are presented in a high-resolution format, optimized for all kinds of print. The online gallery is directly linked to my print store.

Can we print our photographs?

You can expect between 700 to 1,000 edited, ready-to-print photos from your special day depending on prep-times, the ceremony and the number of locations. Every picture is uploaded to your personal elopement gallery and pre-sorted in subcategories based on your events.


How many photographs can I expect?

Yes! We carefully select every picture to achieve our signature look. Every photograph in your elopement gallery is carefully selected and goes through post production to achieve our signature look. This includes:

• Basic retouching (blemish removal, small under-eye touch-ups)
• Straightening/cropping and removing distracting hair
• Color and exposure corrections.

Clean, natural beauty is our goal.

Do you provide professional retouching and/or color correction?

We’ll deliver your full gallery within 7-8 weeks. In the meantime, you’ll get a sneak peek of your highlights on social media a few days after you eloped.

When can I see my photographs?

Yes! You’ll receive access to a password-protected online gallery including all elopement day photographs. It’s super easy to use even on your smartphone or tablet and shareable with friends and family. Your personal gallery is also connected to our print store and makes creating your elopement album a breeze. We work with amazing labs that offer high quality print options. I promise, you will love it.

Do we receive an online gallery?

We require a 50% non-refundable retainer and a signed agreement to reserve your wedding date.

Do you require a deposit?

Once the date of your elopement is set and you’ve decided on your elopement experience, we’ll send a proposal for your review. As soon as the agreement is signed and we receive the non-refundable retainer, your elopement date is officially booked. The remaining balance is due two weeks before your big day. 

How do I confirm my elopement date?

Your unique and unforgettable elopement experience starts at $900. This includes an engagement session, your wedding, reception and after party memories. Since every wedding is unique, we offer countless ways to tailor your special package to suit your needs. Your details are our passion. Let’s discuss your dreams, then let’s capture them together. We would love to hear more about your wedding plans and work out the details.

What's the investment?

Frequently Asked Questions

the faq

...to have found Franzi and chosen her to capture our special moments! She made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera and the photos are absolutely stunning.

“We couldn't be more thankful...”

Hannah & Casey

When I say they do AMAZING work, I’m not lying. Franzi and Martin really made this day special for us and we have the pictures to prove it!! We can’t recommend them enough for any special event you’re doing but especially your big day!!

“We are still jumping for joy!”

alex & drew

If you’re not super comfortable in front of the camera and want amazing photos, Franzi is your girl. Not only is she an amazing person but also extremely talented. Our photos have gotten so much love and compliments.

“There isn’t a single photo we don’t love!”

rebecca & adam

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