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Adventure Elopement + Intimate Wedding Photographer + Guide


 

To real moments, wild adventure, incredible scenery, and the love of your life - your epic wedding day.

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hey! i'm jess.

about ME

I'm a Virginia intimate wedding and elopement photographer. I help adventurous, nature loving couples plan an epic, intentional marriage experience that is completely about them. How you choose to get married is a such personal choice. It's the next step in the story of the two of you and I believe you should stay true to yourself, what ever that may be! I believe that love is love and the outdoors are for everyone.  All couples are welcome here!










That's right - in 2014 I eloped. It was not special or memorable, we didn't write our own vows or have photos taken or do any of the things we had dreamed of doing. We wore jeans, went to city hall and then went home. To be fair, we were new parents and a bit overwhelmed. We weren't excited about planning a wedding - it felt like a performance and just wasn't us. We didn't know there was another option outside of a traditional large wedding or quick city hall elopement. 

Now that I know you can get married any way you want, I want to spread the good word! I'm excited to share what I've learned in my time photographing weddings big and small. I love being able to use my passion for location scouting to help couples find the perfect spot off the beaten path to exchange vows. I want to help capture this chapter of your story and curate an experience you could have only dreamed of. 

i eloped and it was not dreamy.

about me

©Between Two Pines Photo & Video 2019

Incase you couldn't tell, I'm a total dreamer. Though my head may sometimes be up in the clouds, I'm usually pretty grounded and love being able to put my creative pisces dreamer energy into planning and creating incredible experiences for my clients. 

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The word 'Sempreverde' means evergreen in Italian. I believe no matter how much time passes and despite things changing in your lives, the love you have for your partner is evergreen. 


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.....I'm a total vagabond and love just getting in the car and going. Driving back roads where ever I happen to be is one of my favorite things and I love stumbling upon any forgotten buildings. I'm always down to explore and can usually be found in an abandoned farm house or decaying hospital documenting nature reclaiming what man has forgotten. I collect vintage and historic clothing that I sometimes use to create a conceptual narrative in my photos. But most importantly, I bake the best chocolate chip cookies. 


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Your day deserves to be about the two of you, what ever that looks like.

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Your day deserves to be about the two of you, what ever that looks like.

VALUES AND WHAT I STAND FOR

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Your day deserves to be about the two of you, what ever that looks like.

Imagine your perfect day, really give yourself permission to stop and day dream for a moment: A cliff overlooking the ocean with your partner, having a picnic in a field of wild flowers, out on the water kayaking and enjoying the sunshine, or maybe summiting a mountain at a place that's special to you both. 

Is it just the two of you or are you surrounded by close family and friends? Are you and your partner super adventurous? Maybe long hikes aren't your thing, but you love nature and want to get married outdoors somewhere peaceful, with an incredible view. If any of these describe you and your partner - you're in the right place.  

A stress free, joy filled day is what I want for you on your wedding day. 

VALUES AND WHAT I STAND FOR

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I aim to help couples be true to themselves on their wedding day by providing an exciting alternative to the traditional and mundane. To empower couples to promise their lives to each other in a way they feel comfortable. To help couples plan and celebrate their day with intention and meaning that is free from performance. 

WHAT IS AN ELOPEMENT?

IS ELOPING RIGHT FOR US?

It's okay not to be comfortable with tradition. It’s okay not to want to deal with family obligations. It’s okay to not like the spectacle of big weddings. It’s okay to value a more eco-friendly option to a big party. It’s okay to not care about stuff. It’s okay to enjoy your privacy. It’s okay to appreciate experiences rather than things. It’s okay to save your money. It’s okay to not spend absorbent amounts of money on your wedding. It’s okay to live a minimalist life. It’s okay to choose what you both want. It’s okay to do things your way. It’s okay to elope.


What an elopement is NOT: Running away to get married because others don't “approve”. Having Elvis marry you and your partner in a little white chapel, unless you’re really excited about the idea of Elvis. A secretive way to tie the knot that is seen as shameful. Getting married legally at town hall because you are rushed or can’t afford a big wedding reception. 

What an elopement IS:  Your day together, to read each other your vows and make the promise to be with each other for the rest of your lives. A greener alternative to a traditional wedding. A more minimalistic way to tie the knot.  Just the two of you - or an intimate gathering of family and friends. Completely customizable and creative. An honest celebration of your love and commitment to each other. A day to remember for the rest of your lives. Whatever you want it to be.  

Your experience matters and this is more than just a "photoshoot". This is curating the most beautiful, magical, adventure filled (or adventure-ish) day of your lives. One you will always remember and be able to look back on with deep affection. 

WHY ELOPE?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ELOPEMENT AND AN INTIMATE WEDDING OR MICRO WEDDING?

how does it work?

Fill out the form to get in touch. Answer a few simple questions to help me get to know you and what you are looking for. 


I'll have a few location suggestions for based on your questionnaire, unless you already know whee you'd like to elope! I help you choose the perfect spot to get married.



A few months out I'll help guide you on everything from accommodations, to personal chef, local florist, and anything else that you would like to have.


We finalize your itinerary two weeks out.


Your epic wedding day is here!

1. inquire




2. we chat on the phone




3. plan




4. finalize



5. best day ever

read more details in my free client guide 

Travel schedule

2021

march 

april

may

june

july

august

september

october

november



East Hampton, NY     Montauk, NY     Catskills, NY

Monongahela National Forest 

George Washington National Forest 

Shenandoah National Park

TRAVEL SCHEDULE

Sam & drew

lauren & dan

louise & will

kelly & alex

intimate backyard wedding details

landscapes + Travel

PORTFOLIO

-tiffany s.

"jessica is a magic maker..."

-tiffany s.

"jessica is a magic maker..."

Up to 10 hours of coverage within 3 hours of travel from Herndon, Virginia. 
Includes:
-Detailed client guide
-A list of well researched locations that are off the beaten path so you wont have to deal with crowds on your special day
-Custom timeline 
-Helpful vendor suggestions 
-Detailed information on how to prep, pack, and dress for your day
-A $50 print credit to go towards prints or an album


Starting at

FULL DAY ELOPEMENT

$2200

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Up to 6 hours of coverage within 3 hours of travel from Herndon, Virginia. 
Includes:
-Detailed client guide
-A list of well researched locations that are off the beaten path so you wont have to deal with crowds on your special day
-Custom timeline 
-Helpful vendor suggestions 
-Detailed information on how to prep, pack, and dress for your day

starting at

Scenic

$1800

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HALF DAY ELOPEMENT

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Up to 4 hours of coverage within 3 hours of Herndon, VA.  An adventure session is a great option for couples photos. It can be used for your engagement, proposal or anniversary. It cannot be used for an elopement, micro wedding, or vow renewal. 


STARTING AT

Team pics

$700

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adventure session

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WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET MARRIED (OR WOULD YOU LIKE SOME IDEAS?)*

WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY LOCATED?

Email*

YOUR Name*

PARTNER'S NAME*

PHONE*

WHEN DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED? (IS YOUR DATE FLEXIBLE?)*

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVENTURE YOU HAVE BEEN ON TOGETHER?*

ANY QUESTIONS FOR ME?

We'll be in touch soon!

Thank you!

let's do this.

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PHOTOGRAPHER + GUIDE TO YOUR INTIMATE ADVENTUROUS WEDDING DAY