Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

 Elopement Experience

Your Hawaii

Connecting your love story with nature

But if you're wondering how to plan out your elopement adventure and all the logistics that come with it, don't worry—that’s where I come in. From a detailed discovery call to get to know you two as a couple, to crafting a custom elopement experience, to giving you all the best local vendors, places to eat and stay, answering marriage license questions and how I can sign as your officiant, and everything in between, I’m here to help every single step of the way.

Ready to get married and do this thing, just the two of you under a waterfall, exotic beach or lush mountain range in Hawaii!

Pumped to let go of the stress and expense of planning a big wedding and instead, explore a new place!

Excited to have stunning photos and lifelong memories without the big traditional wedding production!

Does this sound like you are... 

Hawaii Adventure elopement photographer

Hawaii adventure Elopements for couples who can't wait to tie the knot in Paradise

Hey Lovebirds!

Oh, and I'll also capture all your gorgeous memories so you can relive the day over and over again until the end of time.

If it does, you are in the right place!

"Jennifer was everything for our elopement; out photographer, our officiant and out planner. She made our elopement better than we could have ever imagined."
-Rebecca S.  

I've photographed and planned several elopements on Hawaii, and I'm so excited to help you with yours too! I’ll do more than take your photos—I’ll be your planner, your experience creator, and your biggest cheerleader in helping you elope. After 10 years of photographing big weddings, I believe that intentional elopements are the most stress-free and most fun way to get married. So I can't wait to help you plan the most important day of your love story! 

I’m a Hawaii adventure elopement photographer for couples who are ready to embark on their Best adventure yet.

aloha, I’m Jenn!

I’m Not your typical wedding photographer, and I'm guessing you aren't a typical couple either!

Because I'll...

Why Choose Me as your elopement photographer, planner and cheerleader?

Help you plan your entire customized adventure from start to finish

Help you secure any necessary permits (depending on your chosen location) so that you don't have to spend time or stress about researching on your own

Coordinate the timeline and all other logistics including backup plans so that you tow can relax, have fun, and just be in the moment. (instead of checking the time and worrying about logistics)

Let you know the best places to stay (including the hidden gems) so you end up in an area that fits the vibe of you two perfectly

Send you a curated list of private chefs or restaurants for your elopement dinner based on your preferences 

Give you my list of trusted hair & makeup artists, florists and other vendors specifically for elopements that will help you bring the vision of your day to life, and anything else you need to save you time and stress 

Share my top recommendations on where to order the perfect elopement dress and vow books

Help you with the logistics of your marriage license (including where and when to get it) so that there's no confusion

Sign as your officiant if you want me to. I'm ordained, so you don't have to hire anyone else for this role because it's already taken care of!

Help come up with fun activities for your day (and find ways to make your day fun for your guests too) 

Come prepared with a bluetooth speaker for your first dance and an "emergency kit" (full of bobby pins, band-aids and granola bars) just to name a few things, so you're completely covered every step of the way

Send over a customized checklist of everything you need to bring for your elopement down to the finest details so you don't have to worry about forgetting anything

And of course, take you to the most tropical beaches, lush jungles, waterfalls and ocean views to say your "I do's"! 

to top it all off...

I will provide a wedding dress for all those ocean fun photos you want so that you don't have to get your own dress wet and full of sand!

Added Bonus!

This is such a fun way to end your elopement session if you are near a beach!

Your stress-free Hawaii elopement experience will look something like this: 

This get-away romantic elopement package is for couples who just can’t wait to say, “I Do.”

You'll start off by getting your hair & makeup done, and then we'll adventure to the ceremony location. Once we come to the perfect spot, you'll exchange your vows with the sound of the waves crashing or water rushing from a nearby waterfall. 

Then, we'll adventure around the the island and explore everything Hawaii has to offer - if you want to stop at food truck for a snack, go for it!

To wrap up the day after I've captured all your gorgeous memories, you'll head to your elopement dinner.

These elopement take place in Hawaii and usually do not include guests. Please let me know if you want to include guests and we will talk about your options.

- Chelsea

"Jennifer's keen eye and dedication to such a stylistic approach have us loving each and every single picture captured. It was more than a pleasure to have her with us every step of that day; it was like hanging with two gal pals! WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR ANY BETTER ARTISTIC VISION than hers. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND JENNIFER'S TALENT to each and every couple out there that wants something fresh and unique when considering a photographer."

- Rachel

"Jenn captures every moment at every angle. This isn't your traditional photography! This is a new age of photography where the surroundings become as important as the people! The beauty of laughter, angles, and exposure bring out perfect pictures! YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME CHOOSING WHICH PHOTOS YOU WANT IN YOUR ALBUM!”

- Natalie

“We hired Jenn to take our engagement photos out in Joshua Tree. She straight-up SLAYED every photo, spent so much time with us, and was so fun to work with. I CANNOT RECOMMEND HER ENOUGH. I say this as an art director who works with photographers on photoshoots all the time at my job: hire this woman! You won't regret it.”

- Kylie

“We were thrilled with how the photos turned out. Jenn is a very skilled editor and has a wonderful aesthetic. I KNEW IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHER HUSBAND TO FIND A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WHO HE TRUSTED, BUT WE ARE BLTH SO GLAD THAT JENN SHOT OUR WEDDING. She will make your vision come true and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

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ON TOP OF EPIC PHOTOS, AND A CUSTOMIZED ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ADVENTURE, EVERY ELOPEMENT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Adventure Wedding + Elopement Packages

Let’s Talk Pricing

Your very own custom elopement PLANNING PORTAL that will help you stay organized for your epic day! It will include all of our emails, invoices, contract, checklist, timeline and vendor recommendations, and information on the best places to stay, best places to eat, how to write your vows, etc.

A DISCOVERY CALL so that we can get to know each other better! We’ll make sure we’re the right fit, and I’ll uncover how I can create an epic day that is unique to you. 

A CUSTOM CHECKLIST based on your specific location and time of year that will include a packing list (so that you’re fully prepared for your elopement).

A CUSTOM TIMELINE so that you will know exactly what you’re doing and when. Don’t worry, I’ll keep track of the time so that you can embrace the moment!

Elopement-specific VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS: rest assured your vendors have the right type of experience and qualifications!

MARRIAGE LICENSE ASSISTANCE to remove the mystery and confusion so that you know how, when, and where to obtain your marriage license. 

PERMIT ASSISTANCE so that you don’t have to stress and do research on how to obtain any necessary permits. 







Optional MARRIAGE LICENSE SIGNING (I’m ordained) to save you $$ (this means that you have ultimate intimacy for your ceremony and don’t have to hire an additional officiant vendor). This especially comes in handy for two person elopements and elopement locations that are off-the-beaten-path!

UNLIMITED PLANNING & CORRESPONDENCE so that you can rest assured that you have access to my expertise and aren’t all alone while planning your elopement! 

SNEAK PEAK IMAGES so that you can relive the day over and over while you wait for your full gallery enjoy sharing your day with your family and friends. 

A beautiful PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY link where you can download your high resolution images, make prints and albums, and pass along to family and friends. 

PRINTING RIGHTS so that you can take your images to any printing company. (Although I highly recommend printing through your custom online gallery for the highest quality results.)

My Travel Fees INCLUDED

There are many reasons why you should consider opting for the two-day elopement option. This package is great if you want to dedicate one day to your guests and the second day to a "just us" adventure. 

On the first day, you can plan a full day of wedding fun - from "getting ready" coverage all the way to the end of the evening when you cut your cake - all the while spending as much time as you want with your intimate number of guests who journeyed to see you.  

On the second day, venture with me into the majestic landscape while you have a "just us" experience. I'll capture epic photos of you while you say your private vows during sunset and incredible portraits of you to have forever.

You can feel relaxed and fancy-free as this package is the best of both worlds - full coverage of your elopement with family and guests the day before, and an adventure to remember the day after.

It's always a great idea to opt for this package if you want to include certain activities such as horseback riding, helicopter rides, kayaking, or hiking to an epic viewpoint that guests aren't interested in doing. 

 

Includes up to 20 guests




Two-Day  Elopements

12 hours spread
 over two days
starts at $9,500




Time flies when you plan a day full of all the things you love! This elopement experience is 8 continuous hours and will allow me to photograph you two from the start to the finish of your day.

This package goes above and beyond only having your ceremony and romantic portraits photographed. The day is yours when choosing if you want to start the day off with photos at your beach-side villa, hike hike to a waterfall, or end with starry night photos!

With 8 hours, you will have plenty of beautiful moments photographed - and we'll even have time to grab a bit to eat! We will work together to create a fun day that is representative of your personalities and relationship. Whether you want to invite guests, or have the day to yourselves, you won't regret dedicating a full day to your elopement experience.

 


8 hour Elopements
$7,300


Full-Day Elopements

Are you stuck between wanting to spend an entire day with your guests, but also want to have a "just us" experience? This package is the perfect fit for you!

This two day elopement experience that is 12 hours split across two days gives couples a lot of options for how to structure their elopement! You can split your 12 hours however you like to fit your style.

For example, if you want to spend the first day focused on your intimate number of close guests with many beautiful moments of all of you getting ready together, the ceremony and dinner, and the second day with a "just us" adventure and creative portrait session, this package is the best of both worlds. You don't have to compromise time with your guests, and you won't have to sacrifice your desire for a beautiful "just us" adventure. 

As a second example, if you want to do an overnight backpacking adventure, this package is for you!

These elopements take place in the same general location and are two consecutive days. 





 



12 hours Over two days
$9,300


Two-Day Elopements

The Packages

There are so many reasons why you should consider opting for the sunrise + sunset option. The early morning hours and golden hours during sunset are best for photography, so you will have your memories captured during the best times of day for lighting.

Another important reason is because you will have the most privacy during an early morning ceremony. Most elopements take place on public land so to maximize your chances for the most privacy, opting for a sunrise ceremony, especially at a popular tourist destination like Hawaii, is the way to go. 

It's always a great idea to opt for this package if you want to include certain activities such as horseback riding, underwater ocean fun like scuba diving, helicopter rides, kayaking, hiking to a waterfall for your ceremony and even starry night astro photography!

This sunrise + sunset elopement experience will give you lots of time during the middle of the day to be together, just the two of you. If you want to relax and bust out a blanket and have your favorite island foods on the beach for lunch, go for a drive, go to a brewery, whatever your heart desires, go for it! 


 

10 Hour Elopements
$8,300




(most popular)

Sunrise + Sunset
Elopements

Are you stuck between wanting to spend an entire day with your guests, but also want to have a "just us" experience? This package is the perfect fit for you!

This two day elopement experience that is 12 hours split across two days gives couples a lot of options for how to structure their elopement! You can split your 12 hours however you like to fit your style.

For example, if you want to spend the first day focused on your intimate number of close guests with many beautiful moments of all of you getting ready together, the ceremony and dinner, and the second day with a "just us" adventure and creative portrait session, this package is the best of both worlds. You don't have to compromise time with your guests, and you won't have to sacrifice your desire for a beautiful "just us" adventure. 

As a second example, if you want to do an overnight backpacking adventure, this package is for you!

These elopements take place in the same general location and are two consecutive days. 





 




12 Hours Over Two Days
Starts At $9,800


Two Day
Elopements

Hawaii Elopement Packages

There are so many reasons why you should consider opting for the sunrise + sunset option. The early morning hours and golden hours during sunset are best for photography, so you will have your memories captured during the best times of day for lighting.

Another important reason is because you will have the most privacy during an early morning ceremony. Most elopements take place on public land so to maximize your chances for the most privacy, opting for a sunrise ceremony, especially at a popular tourist destination like Hawaii, is the way to go. 

It's always a great idea to opt for this package if you want to include certain activities such as horseback riding, underwater ocean fun like scuba diving, helicopter rides, kayaking, or hiking to an epic viewpoint, etc. 

This sunrise + sunset elopement experience will give you lots of time during the middle of the day to be together, just the two of you. If you want to relax and bust out a blanket and have a picnic in the park for lunch, take a nap, go to a brewery, whatever your heart desires, go for it! 

10 Hour Elopements
$9,800


Sunrise & Sunset
Elopements

Time flies when you plan a day full of all the things you love! This elopement experience is 8 continuous hours and will allow me to photograph you two from the start to the finish of your day.

This package is for couples who want continuous coverage for their adventure on the island. This package also allows for up to 10 guests in attendance.

You will have plenty of time for getting ready photos, a "first look" moment, your adventure to your ceremony, and creative portraits. You'll even have time to grab a snack of your "favorite island foods." 

This 8-hour experience is for couples who want to adventure around while not being rushed, as well as have many authentic moments throughout the day captured!

8 Hours of continuous coverage
Starts at
 $9,300


Full day Hawaii Elopements

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Hawaii Adventure Weddings + Elopements

An adventure wedding is an intentionally planned wedding day in a majestic destination and an emphasis on experiences over things. Of course, definitions of this will vary, but I use the terms interchangeably. My definition: True elopements are just the two of you, and elopements with family are planned in the the same spirit with 1-20 guests.

What is the difference between an “adventure wedding,” “elopement,” “eloping with family,” and “intimate wedding”?

Absolutely! I also upgrade my equipment as often as I can to ensure I'm providing the best image quality to you!


DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT?

It depends! If you already have a location in mind, let’s talk about it.

Do we have to choose one of your suggested locations, or can I hire you to photograph somewhere else?

I use the word “guide” a bit interchangeably sometimes. While I guide you through the eloping process and show you around a location, I do not work as a certified outdoor guide. I value official guides very highly, and I take my job and outdoor activities much too seriously to include official guiding in my job description. While I am comfortable hiking with couples in remote locations, I require that you work with a local, certified outdoor guide for any activities requiring anything technical beyond my comfort level in guiding you. I am always happy to recommend guides and support the local community and ensure we uphold a high standard of safety for everyone involved.

Are you also a guide? Can you take us scuba diving, off-roading, etc.?

I have several locations that do not require difficult hiking or any hiking equipment. In the discovery call, I will ask detailed questions to figure out what your preferences are. I want to make sure you love your location and it fits your personality!

What if we are not as outdoorsy as some of the featured weddings on your website? 

First and foremost, I am a photographer. While I am not officially a wedding planner, I have found that many of my couples—especially those with fewer than 10 guests—do not need a planner for their elopement because of how involved I am in helping. Elopements tend to be too small to hire a traditional party planner but still mysterious enough where a helping hand goes a long way. With my many years working in the wedding industry, vendor relationships, and love for the outdoors, I am here to help with everything. However, in my experience, when weddings exceed ten guests or involve a venue, the focus shifts from the couple to the guest experience. When the focus begins to shift toward the guests’ comfort, hiring one of my recommended coordinators is best. They specialize in small weddings to help with the planning beforehand and liaise between everyone’s expectations and my ability to continue my photographic work on the day of the wedding. In either case, I do not offer to book anything on your behalf (such as lodging, vendors, etc.) or official guidance.

Are you also a wedding planner?

I am authorized to pronounce you married and sign your marriage license as your ordained minister! That means you can say your vows to each other in my presence while I take photos, and it's perfectly legal in the state of California! This makes things hassle-free if you plan on having your intimate ceremony in a remote area since you won’t have to worry about paying an officiant to travel and hike to the destination! I can guide you to the correct website to obtain your marriage license, but you will be responsible for obtaining your marriage license, bringing it with you on the wedding day.

Tell us more about being ordained and how that all works. 

Of course! I allow up to 15 guests. Please check my pricing page for elopements with guests. 

Can I invite some guests? 

Southern California has some of the best weather in the entire country year-round, however, bad weather does happen. Suppose a third-party operator involved, such as a pilot or captain, determines that it’s too dangerous. In that case, the wedding will be rescheduled, or a substitute location will be found to perform the same day elopement.

Since all these elopement weddings are outdoors, what do you do in case of bad weather?

11:00 am - Hair & Makeup
12:00 am - Get your dress on!
12:30 pm - First Look
1:00 pm - Ceremony 
1:30 pm - Creative Portrait Session
3:00 - Grab some food!
5:00 - Golden Hour photo session along the coast
7:00pm - Wrap Elopement Session and head to your dinner!

Each 8 hour timeline is Unique, but here's example for Big Sur: 

First of all, I know your good side. If you don’t know what side is your good side, I’ll help you find it. Second of all, so many couples have asked those same questions! Elopement couples tend to have personalities of not wanting too much attention and being a bit camera shy. My goal is to capture an authentic representation of your day with a creative eye for composition and moments. My process starts with pure documentation free of posing at the beginning of your day with candids of getting ready or walking to your ceremony location. This takes the pressure off and warms you up to being in front of the camera. Throughout my entire career, my clients appreciate that I capture all the in-between moments. These photos often become their most cherished memories. I only take posed photos of you after your ceremony, so you are already feeling more relaxed to celebrate having your environmental portraits taken. When it comes to capturing creative portraits, most couples want some direction without feeling cheesy. I prefer to “candidly pose” you by giving prompts so you feel comfortable and natural while we are taking those majestic environmental portraits.

How would you describe your approach to photographing couples? What if we are awkward/shy in front of the camera?

My photography is clean, colorful, and cinematic. When I edit photos, I aim to make the colors realistic and vibrant and the skin tones true to life and flattering. I like to see detail in clouds, blue tones in the ocean, and greens in the trees. Since the weddings I photograph are in such beautiful locations, I want to capture the scenery. I do not put heavy filters on photos or desaturate the colors as I feel it dates the images and takes away the timeless look. I use state-of-the-art cameras and lenses and edit photos to reflect quality.

How would you describe your photographic and editing style?

I will give you ten sneak peek images 1 week after your wedding. I present your entire edited photo gallery for your one-month anniversary!

When will we get the photos?

I value quality over quantity. I deliver roughly 300-350 photos for my 8 hour package. You will have access to your very own private viewing gallery with the option to download high-resolution images. You will be granted printing rights to print your photos wherever you want. Keep in mind that an album holds about 50 photos and your walls and shelves can probably only handle 10-25 of your favorites printed and framed. 

How many photos are included, and can we print them?

I typically book elopements anywhere from 3 weeks (depending on location) to 1 year in advance.

How far in advance can I book my elopement with you?

I’m so stoked! Fill out the contact form first, and I will be in touch for our discovery call. I can’t wait to hear from you!

What are the next steps, and how do we book you? 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Finding the best locations for photos is part of my job as an elopement photographer. But it's one of my favorite past times in my every day life too! I love that my passion for adventuring around and finding new areas can be shared with all the couples that hire me. 

The Na'pali coast on Kauai is one of the most stunning wilderness areas I've had the pleasure of experiencing. There's a trail along the top ridge (pictured) that makes for a great adventure and an epic spot to exchange vows. 

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na'pali Coast

There are incredible beaches along Kauai's northern town of Hanalei and eastern shore area - many of which are kept secret! I've had the good fortune of discovering many of these beaches that make for a stunning location for your ceremony and portraits!

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 Hanalei Bay

If you are like me and love the lush green and misty mountain peaks, you are going to love the Ko'olau Range on O'ahu. (The famous Pali Puka trail is at the top of this range.) Although I don't recommend that hike for your ceremony or portraits unless you are very comfortable with heights, the Ko'olau mountain range makes for an awesome backdrop!

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Ko'olau Range

I'm always up for an adventure that involves water! Especially in Hawaii because the water is so warm! I've seen countless sea turtles and colorful fish while snorkeling and scuba diving, so I definitely recommend this activity while on your trip! 

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Snorkeling & Scuba diving

If you are up for a hike through a canyon, Waimea  is comparable to Haleakalā canyon on Maui. There are hiking trails that will take you to waterfalls and breathtaking views. This was one of my favorite hikes while on Kauai! If you aren't a big fan of lots of hiking, you can always tour it by helicopter.

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Waimea Canyon

Twin Falls on Maui is one of the more popular waterfalls, but it's a lovely area and accessible for many. If you prefer a waterfall experience on private property, I can also help you make those arrangements. 

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Twin Falls

Haleakalā National Park on Maui is known for its incredible sunrises. I personally prefer their sunsets. Haleakalā Crater is also a really unique area that sits above the clouds at 10,000 ft. that I've hiked and can make for a great elopement spot. The colors in the crater are unexpected and it looks like Mars!

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Haleakalā Crater

Red Sands beach is incredibly unique, but takes effort because you have to take The Road To Hana to get there, but the red sand quality is unlike the other beaches in Maui.

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Red Sands Beach

Kīlauea volcano on Hawai'i island - better known as "Big Island" is something that's indescribable until you see it in person. I've come to love Big Island over the years because it's much less populated with tourists that the other islands and has just as much to offer.. Each island has very distinct features that sets them a part from each other!

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Kīlauea on Hawai'i

Perhaps all this hiking isn't really your thing! Maybe going to a botanical garden is more your speed. Although you won't be able to get pictures on top of a hill with a view, you'll be able to take in all the detail in the flora of Hawaii. One of my favorite trees is the rainbow eucalyptus! 

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Botanical Gardens

The black sands beach at Waianapanapa State Park in Maui is truly exotic with its charcoal colored sand and lush green vegetation. This beach takes effort to get to because it's near the town of Hana. 

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Black Sands Beach 

I think it goes without saying that most people go to Hawaii for its beaches! I have favorite beaches on all the islands, but I have to say, there's something very classically Hawaiian about the beaches in Maui.  The best thing about Hawaii is that you have it all: sandy beaches, volcanoes, rainforest mountain ranges, desert, waterfalls, the list goes on! 

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Makena State park

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Are you considering a Hawaii elopement package for your special day? Whether you're looking to elope on Oahu or Molokai, Hawaii is the perfect destination for an unforgettable experience. This guide will provide an overview of Hawaii elopement packages and explore the pros and cons of eloping in winter vs. summer. Read on to learn all the information you need for planning your perfect Hawaii elopement package.

A Guide to Hawaii Elopement Packages

From stunning beaches to majestic mountains, Hawaii offers the perfect backdrop for your romantic elopement. Whether you want a sunset beach elopement or an intimate mountain ceremony — Hawaii has a package right for you.
Which island in Hawaii is best for your elopement? This guide has you covered. Oahu, Maui, Kauai, The Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai all provide unique experiences for your perfect elopement package. With so many options and possibilities, you can start planning the perfect Hawaii beach elopement today.

When planning the perfect elopement package in Hawaii, you have a wealth of options to choose from. With six islands — Oahu, Maui, Kauai, The Big Island, Lanai, and Molokai — each offering unique venues and experiences, finding the perfect place for your special day can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a Hawaii elopement photographer specializing in creating stunning wedding packages can help.
Oahu is the most populated and visited the island in the Hawaiian chain. It offers something for everyone with its many attractions like Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and even Pearl Harbor. This island also has many beautiful beaches that make for perfect wedding ceremonies. Whether you want to say your vows at a private sunset elopement or on one of the public beaches, Oahu will have something perfect for you.
Maui is known for its lush rainforests and winding roads that offer some of the most stunning views in Hawaii. Maui is ideal for your dream elopement, with many hidden beaches and romantic spots.

What Island of Hawaii Should I Elope On?

Kauai is the oldest and northernmost island in the chain and is well-known for its picturesque Na Pali Coastline and Hanalei Bay. Whether you're looking for an intimate ceremony or a large wedding gathering, Kauai has plenty of options. With plenty of picturesque scenery, your dream elopement can come true in Kauai.
The Big Island is the largest and youngest island in the chain and offers unique landscapes. From pristine beaches and snow-capped volcanoes to tall waterfalls and green pastures, there's something for everyone.
Lanai and Molokai are two less-visited islands that offer an incredibly secluded atmosphere perfect for an intimate ceremony or sunset elopement. Both islands are home to some incredible beaches and wedding photography locations.

What Island of Hawaii Should I Elope On? Continued...

Before you book your perfect elopement package, you need to decide when is the best time of year to elope. Winter and summer offer unique experiences. So it's important to know what you want for your ceremony before deciding.
No matter when you choose to elope in Hawaii, it will be an unforgettable experience. With gorgeous beaches, sunsets, and plenty of fun activities. You can create unforgettable moments and lasting memories. The most important thing is to choose the best season for your needs and hire a Hawaii elopement photography expert to capture every moment.


When Is the Best Time of Year to Elope in Hawaii?

• Winter in Hawaii offers stunning scenery and sunsets. Whether you want a beach wedding or a wedding at a beautiful lookout, you will find plenty of perfect locations. Winter also offers cooler temperatures, which can be great for photos or outdoor ceremonies. Winter is the time to plan if you're looking for a quiet romantic sunset elopement.

• Summer in Hawaii provides tropical warmth and plenty of outdoor activities. You can plan beach weddings or elopement ceremonies while enjoying time in the sun with friends and family. Hawaii elopement photographers can capture the amazing views and bright colors of summer.

In Hawaii, marriage licenses cost under one hundred dollars, and I am registered with the state of Hawaii to sign as your officiant! With the right elopement packages and photographer, you can have your dream sunset elopement or Hawaii beach wedding for a fraction of a traditional wedding package. Whether you want to plan an intimate ceremony or something grandiose, there's an option for everyone in Hawaii.

How Much Does It Cost to Elope in Hawaii?

For a legal elopement or wedding ceremony, couples must first get a marriage license in Hawaii. This process is relatively simple. You must complete the online application, pay the $65 fee and make an appointment with an agent in Honolulu 30 days before the ceremony. Upon arriving for the appointment, couples must bring their photo ID and have their ceremony within 30 days of picking up their license. Once the ceremony is complete, the officiant will mail everything back in. With the help of a Hawaii elopement planner, you can breeze through the licensing process and make your dream come true.

How do I Get a Marriage License in Hawaii?

When eloping in Hawaii, you'll need an officiant to make it official, but a witness isn't necessary. You have several options for officiating your ceremony. The easiest is to have me sign as your officiant because I am an ordained minister and can sign your marriage license. You can also hire an officiant to perform your ceremony, or have a friend or relative. Whether you choose a sunset elopement on the beach or one of the many Hawaii wedding packages available, make sure to get the right officiant to make it official.

Do I Need an Officiant and Witness to Elope in Hawaii?

If you plan to elope in Hawaii, you may need a permit. Hawaii is strict when requiring permits for any wedding ceremony to ensure people don't use sacred sites carelessly. A Hawaii elopement planner can help you navigate the permit process and provide beautiful photos that fit your vision.

Do I Need a Permit to Elope in Hawaii?

There are so many unique activities that couples can choose for their Hawaii elopement. From whale watching to surfing lessons, a helicopter tour, snorkeling, scuba diving, beach picnics, hiking, and waterfall tours. Whether you want a mountain or beach ceremony, a Hawaii elopement photographer can capture your special moments to cherish forever. With the right elopement package or wedding package, your perfect elopement will be unforgettable.

What's the Best Hawaii Elopement Activity?

Jennifer Whalen offers a wide range of elopement wedding packages for your perfect Hawaii elopement. She's ready to capture your special moment and help you create the perfect elopement package for you and your partner. Jennifer specializes in Hawaii beach weddings and offers sunset elopement packages for couples looking for an unforgettable experience. Each of her packages ensures every aspect of your ceremony is nothing less than perfect — with moments you'll cherish forever.
Start a conversation with Jennifer today, it's easy. Just go fill out the contact form or call (818) 720-6769.

What Sets Jennifer Whalen Apart From Other Elopement Photographers?

- Michelle J.

“After speaking with several Joshua Tree elopement photographers, we are SO glad that we chose Jennifer Whalen Photography! She is a true adventure wedding photographer at heart and was able to help us plan the most perfect and stress-free elopement! She knew the ins and outs of the location, permits, timing, weather and truly brought everything together seamlessly, which allowed us to be in the moment and enjoy our special day. In addition to the planning aspect, we LOVE how all of our photos and video came out. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL SHE WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL AND MOMENT WHILE WE WERE ABLE TO JUST TAKE IT ALL IN. She went above and beyond to capture every moment and is truly such a talented wedding photographer! In addition to her talent, she is super personable, which is important because your photographer is part of your wedding day, and Jennifer made the experience so much fun and truly such a memorable experience for us. Thank you, Jennifer!”

“Far exceeded our expectations!”

- Stefanie B.

“We are from Germany, and we were looking for someone who could capture images of our elopement in Santa Monica. I contacted Jenn, and she was sooo great from the beginning. She answered all our questions via email (and I had a lot of questions), and that made us feel really good. When we arrived in Venice, we met her, and it felt like meeting a friend. She's fun and professional at the same time. We talked about our ideas, and she was unbelievably motivated and creative. Then we definitely knew that she was the right choice. ON OUR ELOPEMENT DAY, SHE WAS MORE THAN ON TIME AND WELL PREPARED. Our family and friends were amazed at the photos when we got back home. Working with Jenn was the best thing that could have happened to us. It was fun, uncomplicated and she had so much energy and went on a rollercoaster ride with us :) Awesome pictures and an AWESOME PERSON! Thanks for everything!”

“What can I say?! PERFECT!!” 

- Amber E.

“From the moment my wife and I reached out to Jennifer wanting to schedule a mini wedding in Malibu, it was as if she could read our minds. When I told her the date, she mentioned Yosemite instead, our DREAM, but we never thought we could afford it. Everything was planned out, but Yosemite was shut down two days before the elopement due to wildfires. I JUST KNEW THE WHOLE THING WOULD BE CANCELED, BUT JENNIFER JUMPED ON IT AND GAVE US THREE OTHER OPTIONS. We went with Zion, and we were NOT disappointed. Jennifer and her videographer, Dan, went above and beyond to make our day super special. I had a place in mind for the ceremony, but Jennifer had already scoped out multiple locations. Trust her eye because she knows what she’s talking about! Jennifer and Dan are so fun to work with, and I recommend you hire them for all your wedding or elopement needs.”

“She went out of her way to make sure our day was super special.”

- Rebecca S.

Jenn is an amazing photographer and a super sweet person, and SHE MADE OUR ELOPEMENT BETTER THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED. On our first call with her, she was so patient with all of our many, many questions. After we selected Jenn to be our photographer, she made absolutely everything else fall into place. She had a contact for us to work with to get our marriage license and recommended lodging options and hair/makeup options. She was extremely knowledgeable about different shooting locations and helped us find the perfect spot in the woods for our ceremony. She took the time to iron out every little detail with us before the big day. Her photography is amazing, and she really does whatever it takes to get the perfect shot." 

“Jennifer was *everything* for our elopement – our photographer, our officiant, and our planner!”