I'm an elopement photographer who's been shooting love stories since 2016. It's been a wild ride!
Yosemite is absolutely my favorite place to be. Having traveled to almost all 50 states, and to places like Iceland, France, Norway, Canada, and more for my photography - Yosemite still blows me away.
I'm based out of California and have grown to love what this state has to offer - including some of the most BEAUTIFUL national parks on the planet - the top being Yosemite.
I like to tell people that my love language is showing Yosemite for the first time - driving through tunnel view, and watching the reaction on people's faces as they see the valley, El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Falls all at once.
It's truly a magical place that will never get old for me - even after shooting there almost every month!
You're probably eloping because the big wedding sounds stressful, or too expensive, or honestly all of the above. That's why I want to make this experience for you as easy, intentional, and stress-free as possible.
I PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN ALL MY PACKAGES:
- Location Suggestions
- Vendor Recommendations
- lodging & activity suggestions
- Permit help
- timeline building
- wilderness guide
- officiant services
1. plan ahead to apply for your permit
Hawaii is a popular destination - and is also becoming a popular elopement and wedding location. I recommend deciding when you'd like to elope with flexible dates, and then applying for a permit as soon as possible to ensure you get the location you want for your ceremony on the date you want.
2. sunrise beats the crowds
Hawaii is a known for it's crowds - rightfully so! It's a beautiful destination and people from all over the world come to visit. So my best advice for avoiding the crowds is to have a sunrise ceremony - that way you can have privacy and watch the sun rise together on your wedding day, and have the rest of the day to explore and celebrate!
3. spring, Fall and Winter are the best time
Summer is the busy season for Hawaii, and most things will be expensive and crowded. I recommend eloping sometime in the mid-later Spring, or early-mid Fall. The closer you get to November, the more likelihood for rain storms. Although winter isn't very crowded, it is rainy season!
4. Book your lodging asap
Lodging that's inexpensive and beautiful books quickly - this should be one of the first things you do when looking to elope in Hawaii. The popular hotels and airbnbs in popular towns tend to book quickly or become expensive the longer you wait.
5. work with an expert (wink wink)
Someone who knows the islands really well can give you the in's and out's of the place, but also recommend beautiful locations that might not be as well known! I'm also specifically ordained in the State of Hawaii and can legally marry you!
Need more advice on how to elope in Hawaii? Check out my free guide below!
"We loved everything about Dani! Dani is beyond talented. Her attention to detail is amazing. Her use of lighting is timeless and her attitude is full of energy. Our friends and family keep speaking about how stunning the photos are from the big day. We loved Dani’s use of non posed photos. They came out more authetic and genuine and we couldn’t be more happier. Everything about these photos speaks fairytale dream come true. Thank you so much."
"Dani is such a people person, I had no hesitation in booking her because she has such a gracious presence about her on all platforms. She does such a good job at giving you direction but not making you feel forced or awkward about it. She's genuinely there to be a friend, she was so kind to both me and my husband and I may be a little bit biased but honestly I don't think I would ever book another photographer besides her if I needed photos taken."
"Dani was more than we expected! She was so happy and very calm on our wedding day. Her passion for photography did not go unnoticed! She even came to the rehearsal to scope it out and stayed longer than she was supposed to take pictures. She got me a few pictures by the next morning which made me even more excited to see all our photos. She was always on time and took all the photos that I wanted to be taken. I highly recommend Dani and will definitely use her in the future!"