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adventure elopement in maryland

What exactly are “adventure elopements”?

What a great question!! I’m so glad you asked … adventure elopements are so much fun 😉

Elopements in general

First off, let’s go over what an elopement is in 2022. Traditionally, the verb “to elope” was thought of as running away to get married without notifying friends or family, sometimes suddenly so. Nowadays, the definition of elopement has greatly expanded as the traditional idea of a wedding becomes less structured and more vague.

The term elopement is now more commonly referred to a super intimate wedding ceremony. Sometimes it’s just the couple getting married and the officiant; sometimes a photographer and/or videographer is involved; sometimes immediate family and one or two close friends are invited to witness the ceremony.

Elopements tend to focus on the core purpose of a wedding: the marriage ceremony. That means there is no formal reception or celebration after the ceremony.

But that doesn’t mean an elopement can’t be fun as heck.

Adventure Elopements

Adventure elopements are when you elope … while on an adventure. Often times, adventure elopements include hiking or getting to a beautiful vista to say “I do”. But they don’t have to — the beautiful thing about adventure elopements is that you can make it whatever you want it to be and completely tailor it to fit your specific relationship! It’s essentially getting married without the traditional wedding but also without sacrificing any of the fun or pizazz.

Do you & your hunny have a favorite park where you walk the dogs? BOOM — adventure elopement. Do you frequent a specific beach that has a special place in your heart? BOOM — adventure elopement. Have you always dreamed of getting married in Scotland but you don’t have the budget to host a full wedding in another country? BOOM — adventure elopement. Could you not care less about getting married in a courthouse but want to celebrate with pizza & beer down by the lake? BOOM — adventure elopement.

Why elope?

There are SOOOO many different reasons that couples choose to elope. Maybe their family lives really far away, maybe they don’t want to spend thousands on a traditional wedding, or maybe they just really want their wedding day to be about the two of them and nobody else! Whatever the reason, there are more options available to you than a courthouse with an officiant you’ve never met. Let your imagination run wild … and then just do it!!!

Have you ever considered adventure elopements? What kind of adventure would you go on to say “I do” to the love of your life?? I’d love to hear in the comments section!!! 🤗👇🏼

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- Melissa & Johnnie

“Gabriella was absolutely amazing!!! Words cannot even describe how perfect she was, but I’ll try my best. Right from the beginning, I knew she was the one. She was so caring, calming, organized, and just a genuinely happy person. She made me feel even more excited for my wedding. She was so helpful throughout the entire process right down to the big day. AND THE PICTURES - OH MY GOD. They are absolutely breathtaking and she definitely tells the story of your day in the most perfect way. She captures every precious moment while having a smile on her face the whole time she’s with you. I can’t say enough amazing things about her. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have the BEST photographer for any occasion. We had such an amazing experience with Gabriella and we can’t thank her enough!”


- Aaron & lydia

Gabriella is the BEST photographer and we could not have asked for anyone better to capture our proposal! I had intentions of interviewing multiple photographers, but after seeing her work and talking to her over the phone, I immediately booked with her. Her passion for photography is so evident. She goes above and beyond to make your shoot about YOU. She does a great job of taking control and guiding you with poses that you will love, and her candid shots are unbelievable. She had a smile on her face the entire time and we felt like a close friend was there doing this for us. Would recommend her 100 times out of 100!

Gabriella was absolutely amazing. She made the photography session so easy and effortless. Her personality is so warm and inviting, she made us feel so so comfortable during these pictures. Gabriella went above and beyond for us and I’m so grateful my significant other found her as a photographer. I would highly recommend!


- Alex & mike

Gabriella is not only an amazing photographer, but she is an amazing person! She was incredible to work with and made everything from our engagement photos to our wedding day extremely easy. She really understands your vibe and does everything she can to help make that come true! My husband is extremely camera shy, but he was so comfortable with her and the photos were amazing!


- kevin & riya

Gabriella is the BEST photographer and needless to say she went above and beyond our expectations! She was hired by my fiancé for our surprise proposal and she did a phenomenal job at capturing every single detail of it. She made our lives easy by understanding us, our personality, the way we wanted to be captured and she did just that! From showing us every beautiful inch of Longwood gardens to telling us about different poses to capturing the beauty and essence of nature! She made my dream come true with these beautiful pictures. We spent 2 hrs with her and there was sign of rush of ending the session and it was more like whatever we felt in the moment which is what I truly enjoyed. She sent us our sneak peak pictures the day off just several hours later and needless to say not only did our jaws dropped but every single person who viewed those pics while asking who the photographer was! We proudly share her information with every member of our family and friends because she truly deserves the best❤️ Thank you Gabriella for capturing the most beautiful and intimate moments of ours and We can’t wait to work with you again!


- brandon & nasia

Gabriella captured our special moments perfectly! She photographed our proposal, Holud night before the wedding, and wedding day. She was very easy to work with and always communicative and responsive. She was able to handle a 300 person wedding with ease and always got the shot. I've only seen the sneak peek from our wedding weekend but I am already in love with the pictures. She truly captured the joy and happiness of the weekend through her photos, which I will treasure forever. She is also just a genuinely kind person, which makes working with her even better :) Highly recommend.