wedding couple walking across the owens river

start planning your epic elopement

Have you been thinking about eloping somewhere in the California Mountains?

Two brides scrambling on boulders at lake sabrina
wedding couple at Hot Creek Geological Site

Best Mammoth elopement locations

Hi, I’m Mandy

I photograph weddings and adventure elopements in and around the Sierra, home to Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Yosemite.

I love to make art, climb rocks, and explore the mountains, and I love meeting new people.

Start planning your epic elopement!

You might choose an elopement if:

1. You're confused why people enjoy the wedding planning process -- you're looking for a way out!

2. You prefer small dinner parties of 4-5 people over big house parties of 50+ people

3. You don't love the idea of standing up in front of a large audience for one of the most intimate, important days of your life.

4. You like adventures (both big and small), hiking in beautiful places, exploring mountains and forests and lakes, and maybe hobbies like paddle-boarding or rock climbing.

5. Stunning wedding portraits are one of your biggest priorities and you want to go for that killer mountain backdrop shot.

When you elope we can plan a day for just the two of you, or an intimate wedding party of up to 15 guests. Some couples are worried about hurting their fiend's and family's feelings if they don't have a big wedding. I can help you figure out how to communicate this to them.

While you can get married at a beautiful venue, eloping allows you to go (almost) anywhere. From mountains to lakes to forests to sand dunes, there are endless options to choose from, and you aren't even limited to one location.

Some places, especially national parks, require permits. I'm here to help you navigate all of that.

An elopement still requires some planning. But it's a different kind of planning. Skip the long guest-list with the expensive menu, the invitations, the seating charts, the decorations, etc.

When you choose to elope, I operate as Photographer + Planner. I will help you to pick a stunning location for a fun adventure, an intimate vow ceremony, and the perfect timeline for photography.

Let's start planning your elopement together!