Elopement Tips and Tricks

July 18, 2022

A big wedding isn’t for everyone, and thats okay! Maybe the idea of planning a big wedding stresses you out or you just don’t want to cough up a crazy amount of money. A lot of people feel this way and that’s why eloping is becoming more and more popular. If you are one of those people who is leaning more towards the elopement route, keep reading to learn about my favorite elopement tips and tricks.

Invest In Yourself and Your Experience

Nows the time to invest in yourself and your experience. Eloping allows you to do what YOU want rather than worrying about everyone else’s thoughts and opinions that, let’s be honest, aren’t really wanted. Elopements are supposed to shift the focus from all your friends and family to you and your partner. It’s your day, do whatever you want!

Take It All In

The elopement experience is enhanced by 1000%. Picture us hiking, hanging out at the beach, visiting the redwoods, or even walking around the city the day of your wedding. You will have way more time to breathe and enjoy the day. You’ll be able to take everything in and not feel the pressure of being rushed.

Spend Time With Your Partner

Traditional weddings can be rushed and the timelines get stuffed with so many things, that it gets hard to just spend some time with your partner. Elopements allow you to spend the ENTIRE day together. There will be less stress and anxiety, and you won’t have to worry about greeting every single wedding guest.

More Intentional Memories

Why waste money on party favors and alcohol for to 200+ people who won’t even remember much of your wedding day. You’ll have the ability to create more intentional memories by eloping. Be intentional about the location, the intimacy, the calmness, and the moments you create together.

To wrap it all up, eloping is definitely a good route to go. Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean your day is any less special. Make sure that you make it all about you and your partner and make the best memories! I would love to help you plan your elopement and capture all those beautiful moments for you! Click here to contact me so we can get started!


“I had Kim for my engagement session and my wedding and I could not be happier with how both turned out! Kim is so easy going and fun to work with. I personally have had the honor of knowing Kim for years, but she has a personality where even if you had never met, you would feel like life long friends. She delivers beautiful photos and she cares about getting gorgeous shots just as much as you do, and it totally shows!”

– Michelle Widmeyer


ABOUT Kim kaye

Your destination wedding & intimate wedding photographer.

As you already know by now, my names Kim and no "Kim Kaye" is not a play on words for THE Kim K haha. Kim Kaye is legally my name 😉
I'm the girl who is always down for popping a bottle of bubbly, traveling, making memories, laughing and never missing a sunset.
You're probably here because you're looking a wedding photographer, right? Well, I'm glad you made it to my little slice of the web because that promises me that you're just as devoted to this decision as I am with my clients! 



Planning your day is a lot, let's be honest. Your wedding timeline is the key to having things flow freely throughout your day.
*hiring a planner is a huuuge benefit too* 
To help, I've created a timeline guide for you to use as a reference to get an idea on what you day will look like.