Richmond Virginia Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Documenting your one-of-a-kind love story and celebration throughout richmond, central virginia, and beyond!

No matter how you’re saying “i do,” you deserve a photography experience that fits your love like a glove

When you’re working with me, you’re working with someone who is genuinely inspired by your love and your unique wedding day. Whether you’re celebrating with a grand wedding in Central Virginia surrounded by your favorite people or embarking on an adventurous elopement in the stunning mountains of Shenandoah National Park, I’m dedicated to providing you with an effortless, joy-filled experience in front of the camera. With my extensive experience in navigating all types of weddings and elopements, I am passionate about capturing the essence of your love and supporting you throughout your wedding journey.

“Her energy is infectious, her care is authentic, her love for her craft is genuine and all of that will be translated to your photos.”

– Maya and david

Hey there, I’m Jess!


Starting when I was young with a disposable camera on family vacations, I’ve found so much joy from capturing life! Now, I see the beauty even more of freezing moments in time to relive over and over again as memories fade and life changes.

So when I photographed a wedding for the first time in 2017, I was enchanted by freezing those precious moments for couples and their families to treasure for years to come.

I’m not just here to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments, though, I’m here to be your sidekick and right-hand woman throughout this incredible journey. Let’s be honest, while weddings are filled with beautiful moments and so much joy, there’s also unpredictability.

Whether it’s navigating unexpected delays, weather changes, or any other curveballs that come our way, I’ve got you covered. With years of experience navigating every scenario imaginable (even bears!), I’ll be there to bring a calming and reassuring presence to make your day magical no matter the circumstances we encounter.

“Our elopement day was better than our expectations and we can 100% attribute that to Jessica”

– Niky and Vlad

This Adventure Elopement Photographer’s top 6 Favorite Destinations

As you’re scouring the internet and looking at different adventure elopement photography, the question of where to elope has probably inevitably come up! I mean, there are so many amazing locations to choose from. Below are my favorite destinations to capture and plan adventure elopements.

Whether you’re an avid hiker or more of a casual adventurer, Montana truly has magic to offer everyone. Glacier National Park, also known as the “Crown of the Continent” will leave your jaw on the floor no matter where you are or in what direction you look!

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly paradise where you can say “I do” without an officiant and even have your pup’s paw print on the marriage license, look no further! Colorado’s got it all including off-roading adventures to alpine lakes to breathtaking red rocks and 14ers!

There’s nothing quite like Jackson, Wyoming to help you feel immersed in western culture and accessible mountain views. Best known for moose and bear sightings and out-of-this-world sunrises and sunsets, you can’t go wrong with this epic area!

The idea of a destination elopement may unattainable, but I’m here to tell you that it’s possible and beyond worthwhile! The land of fire and ice will leave your heart racing with everything from lush waterfalls to black sandy beaches, volcanoes, and glacial lagoons!

Yosemite National Park

This is a destination featuring heart-stopping drops and granite walls with waterfalls steeper than you ever knew possible. It’s just as exhilarating and awe-inspiring as you can imagine from photos on the internet and even features some amazing spots to stargaze, too! 

Resources for Yosemite

Oregon Coast

If you’re dreaming of cozy, moody vibes and cozy small coastal towns, look no further than the Oregon Coast. The misty and foggy weather will bring the most romantic vibe to your intimate elopement if you choose to embrace all that mother nature has in store!

Resources for the Oregon coast

Pro Resources from an Adventure Elopement Photographer

I’ve learned a thing or two since photographing my first elopement in 2018 and I want to pass that knowledge on to you as you begin to plan your own elopement! These are some of my most popular resources, but you can find more on my blog page under the resources category.

Your Guide to Eloping with Family and friends

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What is a full-day elopement all about?

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Ready to take the leap?

Whether you’re counting down the milliseconds until “I do” on your elopement day or just looking to update the photos on your walls, let’s get your session or celebration in the books! Simply fill out the short inquiry form below, and I’ll be in touch in 1-2 business days to keep the conversation going. I’ll even send you a quick text once I’ve received your inquiry to be sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle! I can’t wait to learn your love story and hear your unique ideas for your photos. Let’s bring your vision to life!

2024 Travel Schedule

I am based in Richmond, Virginia. Here is my current travel schedule of where I'll be exploring during different months! This is ever-evolving and growing as I book couples' wedding days in new locations. 

March: Denver, CO and Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver, CO and Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver, CO and Glacier National Park, MT
Denver, CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Glacier National Park, MT
Seattle, WA and Olympic National Park
September: Crested Butte & Breckenridge, CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park, MT
October: Glacier National Park, MT

Places I've been

These are all locations that I've traveled to that I think would make the perfect spot to elope!

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Glacier National Park, Montana
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Yosemite National Park, California
Arch Cape (Oregon Coast), Oregon
Outer Banks, North Carolina
New York City, New York