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getting married in 2024? Only accepting 5 more couples. inquire to see if your date is availalbe.

luxury elopements

Hawaii elopement photographer capturing intimate weddings for modern lovers.

Kelvin & Phuong 5.19.23

From our very first meeting, she showed nothing but the utmost professionalism. She took the time to truly understand us as a couple and what our ideal wedding day looked like. She then cultivated a timeline that was uniquely tailored to us.

We cannot thank her enough for the extraordinary job she did. Masha exceed our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our elopement and the magic that ensued on that day.
From our very first meeting, she showed nothing but the utmost professionalism. She took the time to truly understand us as a couple and what our ideal wedding day looked like. She then cultivated a timeline that was uniquely tailored to us.

We cannot thank her enough for the extraordinary job she did. Masha exceed our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our elopement and the magic that ensued on that day.

"We Were Initially Overwhelmed With The Task Of Planning An Elopement. Masha Turned This Seemingly Daunting Task Into A Wonderfully Easy And Stress-Free Experience."

Kelvin + Phuong 5.19.23

From our very first meeting, she showed nothing but the utmost professionalism. She took the time to truly understand us as a couple and what our ideal wedding day looked like. She then cultivated a timeline that was uniquely tailored to us.

We cannot thank her enough for the extraordinary job she did. Masha exceed our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our elopement and the magic that ensued on that day.
From our very first meeting, she showed nothing but the utmost professionalism. She took the time to truly understand us as a couple and what our ideal wedding day looked like. She then cultivated a timeline that was uniquely tailored to us.

We cannot thank her enough for the extraordinary job she did. Masha exceed our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our elopement and the magic that ensued on that day.

"We were initially overwhelmed with the task of planning an elopement. masha turned this seemingly daunting task into a wonderfully easy and stress-free experience."

the Process

The first part of our journey begins with the contact form where you can fill me in on the incredible day you are planning! Whether you are ready to book me or are still browsing options, I’d LOVE to hear everything you are dreaming up! Just an FYI, at this point in my business, I can't work with everyone that wants to hire me, so don't wait too long.

1. don't be shy, make the first move.

2. discovery call

Next we'll hop on a discovery call either via Zoom or phone. Just as it's so important for you to find a photographer that aligns with your vision to bring your dreams to reality, so is finding couples who align with my brand, values, and personality. The call is super casual where I'll learn more about you, you'll learn more about me, and we'll curate the perfect elopement collection for you.

If we decide we are perfect for each other (& I hope that we are!) our next step is to make it official. It's a signed photography contract and 30% nonrefundable retainer that goes toward your final balance to reserve your date. After that you are officially a booked client of mine & the real fun begins.

3. customized proposal & booking

As I mentioned, I hold your hand through the elopement planning process, starting with your exclusive 60+ page elopement guide packed with all my industry knowledge of planning and photographing elopements. You will also receive your Discovery Questionnaire which helps me get to know your vision so I can create a location & activities proposal based on your vison.

4. discovery questionnaire & elopement guide

After you submit the Discovery Questionnaire, I'll prepare a location & activities proposal. This will have my suggestions for locations for your ceremony & portraits, as well as activities for your day. As your Hawaii elopement photographer, I'll also include timelines for each of these options. This will be based on what you've told me you are envisioning for your elopement!

5. location proposal

6. book travel & other vendors

Once we've decided on a location & general timeline for the day, it's time for you to book your travel, accommodations, & any other vendors you'd like for your day. Don't worry, as your Hawaii elopement photographer, I send a hand-selected, preferred vendor list so you can work with the best team for your intimate weddings.

7. customized elopement timeline

I will create a customized timeline for your Hawaii elopement. This will help us stay on track and fit in all your desired activities. Remember everything I recommend is just a suggestion! Ultimately, you have the final say in timeline and how you want to document your elopement.

8. final details

A month out from your elopement, I'll send a final questionnaire that will cover any details since we last spoke as well as any family portraits you desire should you decide to bring guests. We'll hop on a final planning call to go over any last-minute details & timeline adjustments.

9. enjoy your intentional day

That's it, we've dreamed, planned, and executed your intentional celebration of love. Now it's time for you to kick back and relax because I've got it from here. Your only job on your elopement is to be giddy-in-love and soak it all in.

10. previews & gallery delivery

You'll get a 20-image sneak peek within 1 week of your Hawaii elopement; I know you are dyinggg to share the incredible day with the world. Your fully edited digital gallery will be available 6-8 weeks after your elopement.

11. albums & prints

I strongly believe in printed artwork. Your gorgeous photos don't deserve to live in digital exile. That's why I offer complimentary album design and a 20% discount on pre-ordered albums & prints. If you pre-order an album, I'll have your complimentary album draft ready along with gallery delivery.

hawaii ELOPEMENT packages

4800, starting

+ Flexible hours of coverage
+ Unlimited Planning Support
+ Location Scouting
+ Timeline Prep
+ Exclusive Elopement Guide
+ Printing rights
+ Fully edited photos
+ Complimentary album design
+ My travel is covered to any Hawaiian Island

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elopement planning resources

what is an elopement?

So what the heck is an elopement anyways? An elopement is an intentionally small, authentic celebration of love where the focus of the day is on each other. Without the distractions of large groups and traditions, you can truly enjoy your time together. It can be just the two of you or a handful of guests, you decide!

if eloping takes the stress out of planning a big wedding, let me take the stress out of planning an elopement.

Around here, you've got options! That means you do what you whether that’s a short hike or an all-day adventure from sunrise to sunset, a waterfall or a brewery. I truly believe in customizing every experience. Ask me anything throughout your planning process—I'm here to help every step of the way. And trust me, I give you alllll the resources.

adventure looks different for everyone

So whether your idea of a perfect wedding is catching sunrise on a mountain top, hearing the waves crash on a beautiful beach, heading to a cascading waterfall, or just cuddling up at your favorite hang-out spot, there truly is no right or wrong way to elope. Whatever your definition of ‘adventure’ looks like, as your Hawaii elopement photographer, I'm here for it.

On that note, because eloping essentially throws out the wedding planning rulebook, the possibilities are endless. No two couples are the same, and no two elopements are the same either! All that freedom might be a little intimidating...& I'm here to help every step of the way!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ELOPEMENT PLANNING PROCESS

KASSIE + DYLAN 5.2.23

"Words cannot describe how great of an experience my husband and I had with Masha on our wedding day. Not only did she help us plan such an EPIC elopement, the way she captured it in photos fills me with all the emotions (in the best way)!!! Her attention to detail, beautiful creativity, and adventurous side make her the absolute best! These photos will hold a special place in our hearts forever and we are so thankful Masha captured it better than we could've imagined. She helped make our day extremely special and we are forever grateful!

"Words cannot describe how great of an experience we had. Not only did she help us plan such an EPIC elopement, the way she captured it in photos fills me with all the emotions (in the best way)!"

My booking process is simple. After we hop on a discovery call and curate your customized elopement collections, I'll send out your proposal. It's just a signed contract and 30% retainer to officially book your date. After that I'll send all your resources and we begin planning!

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BOOKING PROCESS.

Only if you want to! After our extensive planning process, we'll figure out how much activity you'd *actually* like for your elopement. There are lots of activities and locations that require minimal, if any, hiking.

DO WE HAVE TO HIKE FOR OUR ELOPEMENT?

HOW DO WE CHOOSE WHERE TO ELOPE?

My elopement planning process is quite EXTENSIVE. I send out a detailed elopement guide, a customized questionnaire and a TON of resources. We work together to decide on the perfect location for your love story.

HOW MUCH PLANNING DO YOU ACTUALLY HELP US WITH?

The short answer: a LOT. I provide guides, questionnaires, emails, and resources. Not to mention we have 3 zoom calls over the course of the time leading up to your elopement AND I create your customized photography timeline and do all your permit research. Pretty much the only thing I DON'T do is book any travel, accommodations or vendors.

WE WANT TO ELOPE BUT CAN WE INVITE GUESTS?

I use the term elopement broadly—some of my couples get married just the two of them, but others bring along family and friends.

Somewhere around 15 people or so, the logistical planning becomes pretty complicated and you're essentially planning a wedding so for anything more than that. Once you add too many guests, you will definitely be shifting the focus away from your adventure together and into catering to other people. And that's totally ok! But just wanted to make you aware!

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK OR OTHERWISE CAN'T MAKE OUR WEDDING?

If, Heaven forbid, I am too ill or injured or otherwise can't make the elopement, I will find another incredible photographer for you with a similar style and experience level and will edit all the photos to ensure they align with my brand; if for some reason I can't find someone (highly unlikely, I have very talented photographer associates) I will refund all payments, including the retainer. I've never had to do this yet *knock on wood*.

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