australian elopement packages.

These aren’t your usual elopement packages; these experiences are about focusing on creating an authentic experience for you.

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eloping gives you a stress-free and authentic experience.
tailored to how you want to get married.

Your story with your partner is something super special. I believe that no two couples are alike, which is why you deserve an elopement package that suits you both, and which can give you a day unlike any other.

Treating couples like a number just isn’t my style. Your relationship isn’t cut from a mould, so why should you be treated that way?

My packages aren’t all-inclusive.
they are unbundled to give you more choice.

your day, your way.
unbundled elopement packages set you free.

Instead of a stuffy, rigid, and ‘turn and churn’ system, you deserve a day that has been crafted to your desires, dreams, and choices.

My ‘Unbundled’ Elopement Packages instead come from having a focus on how you want your day to go, and what matters most to you. So many ‘all inclusive’ elopement packages come with needless extras, and rigid vendors who don’t suit your story or style.

Instead you’ll get an experience that suits you, and is customised to give your story and love the chance to be celebrated.

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you want an
intimate
experience.


focused on your
connection.

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let your personalities shine through.

An elopement is an intentional experience designed to celebrate who you both are. Having a cookie cutter plan won’t make the cut for you.

This means that your elopement from start to finish will be designed so that you can have the day of your dreams.

Whether that involves celebrating with friends and family, or carving out your own adventure, travelling around forests, exploring waterfalls, or even stargazing with pizza at your own private cabin.

I’m here for however you’d want to start your marriage. My unbundled elopement packages means that you can have the freedom to celebrate your connection and relationship without constraints.

So you can be yourselves, and shrug off all of the pressure.

so how does it all work?
I create your perfect day with:

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unbundled and personalised elopement packages

Having complete choice over how you start your marriage is giving you the power to have the most perfect day. My unbundled packages work by helping provide recommended expert vendors according to where you’d love to elope.

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relaxed and comfortable photography

You want to look back in years to come and remember how you felt. I don’t believe in forcing emotions, rather creating a fun, comfortable and welcoming space where you can be who you really are together.

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expert elopement advice and guidance

You deserve to have a day expertly crafted by a professional who will be able to design something that suits you. I have been crafting and planning elopements for couples since 2017, and have the guidance to help you have the perfect day.

meet your elopement photographer.

Having a professional to plan and capture your elopement matters.

My name is James and I’m here to give you the start to your marriage which you have dreamed of.

Having planned and captured over 100 couples’ elopements, I’ve been trusted to create experiences for people just like you who have wanted an authentic, intimate, and meaningful wedding.

I’ve felt privileged to document so many amazing couples’ stories, and guide them on one of the biggest adventures of their lives.

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“James was our first step in organising our elopement and honestly from that moment everything fell into place with his help.”
– Rhi D.

“From the get-go, James made us feel like the priority and took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our elopement.”
– Hannah L.

“On the day of our elopement, the first thing we noticed about James was his genuine and authentic energy, which instantly put us all at ease.”
– Damien N.

“I’ve never had pictures of my actual proper joy captured as well as James has. I look at my images, and they make me want to cry all over again.”
– Iona M.

whats it like to work with me?
let me show you.

elopement packages and pricing.

To make your dream wedding a reality.

australia elopement packages.

Australia is full of incredible places to elope, and I’m here to document wherever you’d love to share your vows. From the wine region of the West Coast to the golden sands of the East, I’ll be there!

what’s included

  • 4+ HOURS COVERAGE BY JAMES

    A full set of polished, beautiful photos from your day, curated to give you the story of your experience. Delivered in a stunning secure online gallery, for easy downloading and sharing.

  • ELOPEMENT PLANNING ASSISTANCE

    Full elopement planing of your day, including a customised location list, local elopement vendor and activity recommendations, a personally designed timeline of your experience, and my exclusive elopement guide.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVEL FEES

    All of my travel fees are covered to anywhere in Australia.

PACKAGES STARTING AT:

$2,750

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new zealand elopement packages.

Showcasing your story against the backdrop of New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery is something I absolutely love. So if you’re planning to elope in New Zealand, let’s capture those raw emotions and intimate moments together!

what’s included

  • 4+ HOURS COVERAGE BY JAMES

    A full set of polished, beautiful photos from your day, curated to give you the story of your experience. Delivered in a stunning secure online gallery, for easy downloading and sharing.

  • ELOPEMENT PLANNING ASSISTANCE

    Full elopement planing of your day, including a customised location list, local elopement vendor and activity recommendations, a personally designed timeline of your experience, and my exclusive elopement guide.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVEL FEES

    All of my travel fees are covered to anywhere in New Zealand.

PACKAGES STARTING AT:

$4,750

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worldwide elopement packages.

Where you decide to share your vows and get married is an incredibly important part of life. Wherever you’re looking to go, wherever around the world, I’ll be there to help document it, with all travel costs included.

what’s included

  • 4+ HOURS COVERAGE BY JAMES

    A full set of polished, beautiful photos from your day, curated to give you the story of your experience. Delivered in a stunning secure online gallery, for easy downloading and sharing.

  • ELOPEMENT PLANNING ASSISTANCE

    Full elopement planing of your day, including a customised location list, local elopement vendor and activity recommendations, a personally designed timeline of your experience, and my exclusive elopement guide.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER TRAVEL FEES

    All of my travel fees are covered to anywhere in the world.

PACKAGES STARTING AT:

$7,750

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custom elopement packages.
for those who love to go outside the box.

I don’t believe that you should be limited to having your dream experience. I’m here to design and capture your kick-ass elopement, however that may go down.

Elopements are all about bucking the norm, and whatever you can dream of, I want to help make that a reality for you.

tell the whole story.
the ultimate experience.

It might sound a bit wild to start with; an all day elopement being documented.

However, when thinking about going big on your wedding, it doesn’t have to involve feeding 200 people, hiring a huge venue, and hiring loads of vendors to suit the family.

I recommend having your awesome adventure documented, so that you’re instead going to have:

  • THE WHOLE STORY OF HOW YOU GOT MARRIED.
  • THE ULTIMATE WAY TO REMEMBER ONE OF THE BEST DAYS EVER.
  • A WAY THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN EXPERIENCE THE DAY.
  • A WAY TO RELIVE THE EMOTIONS OF THE DAY, AND NOT JUST THE CEREMONY.
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what would be your idea of the most enjoyable day ever, from sunrise to sunset?

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this isn’t about having an all day ‘photoshoot’.
this is about documenting your journey.

The truth is that if I had someone yelling out poses to me for 12 hours, I’d hate it. Trust me.

However, the reason you are eloping isn’t to have an all day photoshoot. The reason you are getting married is to celebrate your story and your love, in an authentic and personal way.

I’m coming along for the ride just to document you having the most awesome and intimate day ever. The focus is on you, but you only have to focus on each other.

you deserve to have an authentic day that suits you.

You want to start your marriage with an experience, and a day to look back and remember with warmth and love.

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the who shot the photographer
elopement experience.

…or what I do to make this the best damn day of your lives

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photo coverage by james

The start of your marriage won’t be a stressed, rushed and chore filled photoshoot. Instead, it is about learning who you are through comfortable prompts, and capturing candid moments between the two of you. It’ll be like having a friend along for the ride, and just being yourselves. No smoke and mirrors.

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polished final images

You’ll receive a beautiful set of polished, full resolution photos which tell the story of the day and capturing the real you. You’ll have these delivered in a stunning online gallery, including password protection, downloads, and sharing, so that everyone you’d love can see the day you had.

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tailored location list

Your tastes and preferences in landscape and scenery is unique to yourselves, and so for every couple, I create a personalised list of locations for their elopement. All the photos you’ll see on here are from couples who didn’t even know these locations existed before they hired me.

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local elopement vendor suggestions + unique activity ideas

As soon as you’ve chosen one or more of the many awesome locations I’d recommend, I then spend the time to curate specific vendors for you to help build your unbundled elopement package up. From florists, to celebrants, and even exciting activities you can do the local area, I love to cover everything for you to have a great time.

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personally designed timeline

Once your location is set, vendors are booked, then I’ll get to work on engineering the perfect timeline for you both, based upon your preferences. I’ll recommend locations, timings and movements based on the best lighting, and time of day. I’ll also cover you for wet weather plans and ensure that your experience is complete.

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ultimate elopement guide and resources

Covering over 5 years of expert and elopement guidance knowledge, you’ll get access to my exclusive elopement guide for my rad couples. This will give you a complete guide to the experience of eloping, as well as pointing out the classic mistakes that people can sometimes make, with solutions.

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no additional travel fees

You aren’t going to get stung with any hidden fees in my elopement packages. All of my elopement packages include my travel fees, so there won’t be any last-minute invoices or hidden charges – what you see is what you get.

here’s what other couples are saying

over 100 5-star reviews!

“he captures the real, not the posed”

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There are no words for the joy that James can bring to your day. My husband and I knew as soon as we were engaged that we wanted to build our elopement adventure with Who Shot the Photographer. Every step of the way, he is there to support your vision and was so flexible, through his relaxed nature and laid back humour he makes you and anyone you include in your day feel so at home. He’s there and he’s a part of everything but yet he moves silently and you have no idea that he’s there in the big moments. He captures the real, not the posed. I’ve never had pictures of my actual proper joy captured as well as James has. I look at my images and they make me want to cry all over again. So many people have commented on how wonderful our pictures are and I’ll recommend James to anyone. Thank you James!!!
– Iona M.

“instantly put us at ease”

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After having to unplan our elaborate overseas wedding in 2020 due to travel restrictions, we felt quite lost as to what our next wedding plans would be or look like. After reading through the Who Shot The Photographer website we realised that an elopement would be a beautiful way for us to officiate and honour our relationship in a way that is truly “us”.

We contacted James while still undecided on any details and James was incredibly helpful with the planning, he even offered vendor and location recommendations after getting to know us and our styles. The organising of the elopement was stress-free and we felt fully supported in all of our decisions – including one decision to postpone the wedding by a couple of months!

On the day of our elopement the first thing we noticed about James was his genuine and authentic energy, which instantly put us all at ease. He prompted us and our guests/witnesses with light-hearted questions about our day, relationship, and memories, which helped us all reconnect and remain present in the moment.

The weather didn’t quite hold out for us, and while we were umm-ing and ahh-ing about where to go next, James offered some ideas to guide us. He remained flexible the entire day which made us feel relaxed and we all just went with the flow.

The final photos perfectly captured our day, from the build up of anticipation, ecstatic smiles, to the chaotic wind, rain, and even a giggle behind a broken umbrella. James’ passion for his art reiterates that the memories and feelings from the day is what lives on, and the final photos capture all the feelings in a way that we couldn’t imagine with anyone else.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your professionalism, passion, and authenticity.
– Damien N.

“we couldn’t have been happier”

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James was our first step in organising our elopement and honestly from that moment everything fell into place with his help. From the very outset James was adamant on helping create the day one that we wanted. Throughout the planning he was helpful and attentive to our wants for the day and overall the outcome was perfect. We couldn’t be happier and the ease of it all and even having locations suggested for us made it all flow that much more smoothly.
Lastly the images James captured were not only incredibly stunning but also so purely true to us as individuals and a couple.
Could not recommend more.
– Rhi D.

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next steps
Where do we go from here?

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01.

drop an inquiry in

Head over to the Contact page, drop an inquiry in and let me know what your dream day would be like!


02.

phone call

We’ll have a catch up on the phone so that I can get to know you even better and give you an idea of exactly how I can help you.


03.

choose your date and planning begins!

I’ll help you choose a date that would suit best, and then start the planning process with you both.


frequently
asked
questions.
your questions answered by me.

You’re naturally going to have a few questions about the whole process. I’m here to give you an answer to anything you’re wondering about.

Absolutely! This is a core part of the service I provide for you! As soon as we get the ball rolling, you’ll receive a questionnaire to complete so that I can get the best idea of where you’d ideally love to elope! Then I’ll come back with some of the most awesome suggestions for yourselves.

The best way to understand what may suit you best would be to jump on a phone call with me, so I can get an excellent understanding of what your perfect day would look like. I want to find what package suits you best, and you can always add more time later down the line when we come to timeline planning too.

If you would love them to, then absolutely, yes! A big part of eloping is to have your day how you want, so as long as you would love other people there, they are more than welcome!

Absolutely 200% not at all. I have done many elopements with couples who are expecting, and because of my elopement planning process, this is something that I can consider when suggesting suitable locations.

Yes you would! Whilst many couples do love to include a hike as part of their elopement experience, the main thing is that you’re doing what you love and which suits you. I’ve done plenty of great elopements where couples have simply taken a quiet day at home, followed by a sunset ceremony up a local nature reserve (within easy drive).

Yes, children and doggos are most welcome! They are family after all! I curate your locations and day to ensure that everything will be suitable for whoever you’d love to bring. Whilst National Parks may limit dogs and other pets, I will be able to scout out other locations which would be suitable.

You can choose to hike in your wedding attire if you’d like to, and there’s never any pressure! However the good news is that there are great ways to fold up your wedding clothing neatly into your rucksack so that it isn’t damaged when arriving at your destination! I also have lots of recommendations for wedding dresses and suits which work best with eloping!

The beauty of eloping is taking Mother Nature at her face value. Sometimes it absolutely will end up raining, but the best news of all? You’ll have an awesome time. When it comes to logistics, you won’t be losing any sleep over this, as it isn’t uncommon for me to rework a timeline if it turns out a blizzard has rolled into town, or a local forest is on fire (2019 bushfires were a big learning curve for this)! If you want to see some galleries where couples have eloped in the rain, I’d be more than happy to share these!

This is a personal choice, and there are reasons why you would and wouldn’t want one. If you are wanting to share your vows at the top of a mountain after a 3 hour hike, very few celebrants would be happy to go on a journey this long. In this case, a courthouse legal wedding could be done beforehand, with vows being withheld for the spot you want to share your words. To be honest, the most important part of an elopement are the vows that you’ll share together! However if you would love to have everything done on the day, and have a spot that isn’t too far from the main road, then a celebrant may be better for you!

Nope. Whilst I understand that some elopements can be short and sweet, I believe that offering you a more complete service to honour your story is what I’m best at. This is why my minimum coverage is 2 hours.