Elopements are looked down on by a lot of people, and honestly its because there is a lack of understanding of what an elopement is. Elopements are not because the couple wants to cheap out, hates their family, or usually any other reason you might hear thrown around. Couples choose elopements because its a significantly less stressful, more personal option of getting married. Instead of worrying if uncle Ted will be okay sitting next to his ex-wife Mary during dinner, the couple gets to think about things like "Is it possible to do the ceremony at sunrise, hike to our favorite spot, and end the day with a hot air baloon ride?" These are extremely personal, beautiful ceremonies and memories the newly-weds get to make for themselves by just spending a stress-free day together doing things they love. I do FULL day elopements, you get getting ready photos, first-look, ceremony, and dinner shots. We can do anything you two want to do, including a Hot Air Balloon ride. Seriously, someone do that.