Beyond the cameras, we are here for the experience.
After a trip in the middle of winter to Iceland where Traci got to capture a small intimate elopement ceremony alongside an icy waterfall at sunrise. It was monumentally moving to her to witness such authentic love with no stress, no fuss and the purity of the experience somewhere so beautiful. Here Adventure + Vow was born to help couples create a freaking epic day true to them, bound in nature.
Just your small town gal, turned van lifer, camper, avid hiker and adventure wedding photographer and logistic wrangler. I have a background in the arts and love being able to take the creative aspect of capturing an authentic wedding experience to your day. Planning is in my blood, I can not get away from it. I love getting to know a couple and their love story to help bring alive an experience of a lifetime for them to start their marriage off. When I am not behind my computer or at an elopement you can find me on the trails with Indy and Tucker, at the crag with the boys, having a glass of wine by a campfire under the stars or seeking out our next travel destination.
A city guy who fell in love with the outdoors after having built out my first van (RIP Pearl) and exploring the country and learning all about the beautiful people with different lives and points of view. It took me a year and a half working odd jobs and trying out different things to find my way to Arizona and rock climbing as a sport that I love. Anything that has to do with ropes or the outdoors really. My love for elopements comes from that connection that I craved when I first set foot on my own to learn about the world. Being invited to be a part of such a deeply intimate day and to share the emotional space of one of the most important days in a couples lives together is a blessing to be able to do on a regular basis.
We got Indy from Indy! He has traveled to at least 10 National Parks and has been to most of your elopement locations! His favorite adventure is typically repelling into slot canyons with us in the desert! He loves watching birds, saying hello to new people and is moms right hand man on an editing day.
Tucker we got in Moab, he got his name from the mountain behind where we met him, Lil Tuck. He loves hiking with us, getting into the water and playing with other puppos. Never tired out from any hike, he is stoked to sniff out the big trails for epic backpacking elopements.
Are extremely dear to our hearts and we are very passionate about them for a lot of reasons, with that comes some very important values to the Adventure and Vow brand and us personally.
We 100% believe that any love story is worthy of a special wedding day. This is a judgement free zone. We do not discriminate against any skin color, religion, lifestyle, etc. We are here to serve any couple that wants an authentic, connective and adventurous stress-free wedding experience.
You are not here to model! You two have your own love language and we want you to be true to who you are as a couple. This is a day for you two to connect and celebrate. While we are with you on this day with our cameras, it is important to truly know we are here to document your love the way it is.
That every single person and couple is different. This is one reason we believe so full heartily in elopements. Following a set of traditions that come from thousands of years ago does not offer you a wedding day that speaks to who you two are. We want to help you plan a day that is a perfect reflection of who you are and what you two stand for. This also means we promise not to treat any couple in a cookie cutter manner. We sit with each couple on calls, read their questionnaires to fully understand what type of experience you are looking for, things that matter to you, etc. This helps us capture you two true to who you are.
Know we are here for the stoke. Any adventure, we are down. We will not quiver away from cliff edges, we won’t turn your down on any miles of a hike. We are 100% here to help you plan the logistics of any adventure and of course to be there the day of to capture the epic-ness. We also do not think you are wedding planners, we don’t expect you to be, that is what we are here for, to help with the logistics of legally getting married on trail.
We eloped just us two after hiking 74 miles around the base of Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail in August of 2021. Afterwards we took our cat, Indy, on a separate backpacking trip on National Forest Land to camp with us and put his paw print on our marriage paperwork. Our elopement experience was surreal, hard, emotional, beautiful and something neither one of us will ever forget. I literally couldn’t imagine getting married in another way, this way was so us, purposeful and to us reflective of what marriage is. We personal found it really important to get married in a way that we would be only focused on being a team, being disconnected from everything else in life and surrounded by nature. We can’t wait to share this experience with other couples too.
Check out this video where we were interviewed along with one of our couples by Good Morning Arizona about why they chose to elope, what the elopement experience was like and what the future of elopements look like!