WhiskeySage elopement + intimate wedding Photography
Packages With Travel - united states
I'm Lauren. And your moments aren't about epic pictures to me. It's about feeling something real.
Lauren is nationally published elopement & wedding photographer based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She specializes in diverse and intimate elopement wedding celebrations worldwide, urban and adventurous, that focus on creating space for authentic celebrating with emotional and real moments. She travels the western U.S. part-time adventuring in her camper – from the southwestern desert to the pacific northwest coast, but available for travel worldwide.
our relationship together
i love hard with you i fight hard for you i cry when you cry i feel when you feel i am your catalyst and already love you for being here
i operate on honesty, trust, humor and love. if i can’t get to know you and your dynamic together, I can’t honestly capture what truly matters to you. and i care way too much about you cherishing your moments to risk that happening. this is a monumental time in your life – and i want you to have both artistic and heartfelt moments as a piece of your history. my only ask is for you to meet me half way and ask for just small piece of your heart in return. whether we all face time or talk on the phone, it’s important to my work that you enjoy me, my style, my work & let me into your world.
im giving you this
from the moment we talk – i am entirely yours. you’re sharing something real with me and that’s exactly what i’m giving back to you. trusting me to photograph your cherished moments is a role i take to heart. my promise is to preserve the real magic in your moments. i’ll never ever ask you to be fake, perfect or something you’re not. i want everything that makes you both the beautiful humans you are.
i have a casual shooting style so you can feel at ease, but fiercely protect your moments. i am shamelessly going to be your biggest fan and will put on many hats to make sure you have what you need to feel amazing.
+ online gallery + hi-res print release on all images
+ lauren as your lead photographer
+ optional second photographer if needed
+ 3yrs specializing in capturing + helping plan elopements / intimate weddings
+ 6yrs travel experience ; 2 years spent nomadic in western backcountry (national parks/public land)
+ witness on marriage license for elopements
+ support as needed with permits, national + state park advice, logistics, marriage licenses, travel tips, etc.
+ location / timeline suggestions
+ vendor suggestions
+ support, knowledge & tools to help guide with planning – but i do not plan for you or condone stressful elopement or wedding timelines
+ texts, calls, emails
to get booked
- get in touch so i can chat with your beautiful faces
- review & sign your proposal
- pay 50% retainer to reserve your date
Elopement wedding portrait photography collections with travel
you two & up to 5 guests
$4200 for full-day
$3300 for half-day
*second photographer available if needed/desired for $200-$400 depending on coverage time and travel fee(s)
*photography permit not included that is needed for u.s. public lands and parks
you two & up to 75 guests
$4200 for full day (up to 8 hours)
$8000 for 2 day coverage with 2 photographers (lauren + allen)
*second photographer available if needed/desired for one day coverage for $400 depending
*travel included to most u.s. destination
*photography permit fee not included for destination locations / park areas
intimate sessions, boudoir, couples, anniversary, maternity & more
begin as an add-on to your event for $500 per hour with lauren
*more coverage required for more adventurous locations/outfits
*photography permit fee not included for destination locations / park areas
check out the Faq below and if you vibe with that you see, let’s set up a time to meet. i live in abq, new mexico so if you’re local, awesome let’s meet up and grab a coffee or drink. but i’m often on the road or traveling, and you’re probably not in new mexico or where i am, so the best way for me to meet you is over facetime or skype. let me know a good time to call you both so we can all laugh and get to know each other.
frequently asked quesitons
will you party with us?
that’s a hard yes. if you’re booking me then you’re my people and it’s game on. if you’re into a 30-something crashing your party with her horrible dance moves that is.
what are the travel costs?
All collections above include travel fee(s) (gas/flights round-trip, lodging, rental, etc.) to get me to and and from your destination for your desired date range. If additional travel is needed, that doesn’t exceed $500, I will cover. Shit happens and I don’t want you to worry about that.
if you’re open to other dates or locations to align with my travel schedule, let’s see what we can do to save you some skrilla.
taxes & fees:
There are no taxes or other random fees. I will provide an upfront quote, after my initial phone call with you, and don’t do surprise charges later.
do you offer coverage other than full or half day?
I believe in story-telling and beleive your moment deserves that. If you are having a ceremony that you want captured, a couple hours simply doesn’t do it. I need to be with you for atleast a few to capture the nitty gritty raw in-between love that you and your future beating hearts are going to want to see.
For that reason, I do not offer elopements less than 4 hours of coverage. Or weddings with guests and 2 locations (getting ready location, ceremony/reception) less than 8 hours. That allows time for me to be with you before, during and after your ceremony to capture all the elements and moments together, and with loved ones traveling to you, that make sharing this day fucking amazing.
I understand the important of needing to stick to a certain budget. get in touch and let me know your coverage in mind. if it’s something i can’t help with i’ll be glad to make some suggestions for talented folks i know that are a better fit.
If you are *not* having a ceremony, or any guests, and wanting bridal portraits together – that is a very different ball game. Reach out for a custom quote.
how to book
first we’ll chat to make sure i’m absolutely the one for you. from there i’ll send you a link to view/pay for you retainer and sign your agreement online. you can even do it from your phone. super fancy.
is 50% of whichever package you select, which secures your date and officially retains me as photographer. the remaining balance will be split in to 2 payments- one payment between your contracted date and your wedding date and the final payment 1 month before your wedding date. you can also pay on this at anytime. no taxes or processing fees are applied to my photography packages. i accept credit, debit, and ACH checking/savings payments only.
what if I don't know where to elope/get married? or don't have a date yet?
roll some dice. just kidding. or do it if that will seriously help.
you’re not alone and it’s totally ok. i’m glad you’re excited to tie the knot with your lover. i’m a big believer in going with your gut, celebrating somewhere that will make you feel amazing and not stressed and not over-planning to a point where it’s stressful and LOVE letting chance be a beautiful part of you day.
if you have a couple locations and dates in mind, or totally flexible to my schedule and super laid back and ready to get rolling, lets do this. i can work with that. get in touch.
if you don’t know where you want to go or when and have a strong preference – let me know you’re interested in booking with me, let’s stay in touch, but get more serious once you have some dates/locations narrowed down.
if you’re looking for expert help with planning around your day, including specific locations, let me recommend some awesome elopement planner photographers for you.
Do you offer .tif or raw files?
it’s super important to me that you not only enjoy me, but my editing style you see on my blog/portfolio before booking. i do not offer or provide files that can be tampered or edited (.tif or raw files). all files provided are hand-edited and retouched by moi, not outsourced and i put my heart and soul into editing your moments. i will provide you edited .jpeg files of your images in hi-resolution, ready for large printing.
lets get the real party started.
reply back to my email and let me know some times we can all meet and chat. make sure to start following me on social media so we can get connected right away.
i truly already love you for being here and cannot wait to virtually meet you.