But when you got engaged, people instantly assumed you were doing the ‘big wedding’ thing, right?
I couldn’t be more excited for you two right now!
They jumped right in with “you have to do this, you have to do that, you have to invite these people.”
And you finally took a pause and said “okay, but does anyone care what WE want to do??”
Because you two don’t care about the ‘rules’ or the centuries-old traditions.
You want the day to mean something, to be full of magic and fun and all of the good things that make you two, well ... you two.
You want it to feel right! To feel perfect! And to come out married at the end of it all with beautiful memories and photos that you can cherish forever!
Buuuuut… you’re not quite sure how to get there.
Since you’re not going the traditional route, you now have an endless amount of choices to make, and you’re overwhelmed!
Listen… I get it!!
But planning your elopement should give you butterflies, not an anxiety attack.
And elopements just so happen to be MY JAM!
Because, yes, I’m a photographer, but honestly I’m so so much more than that!
I’m your photographer, wedding guide, #1 hype woman, and all-around elopement support system wrapped up into one.
Hey, I’m Estephania!
But now that we’re friends, you can call me Steph. ✌🏼
I’m an elopement photographer for free-spirited, down-to-earth couples that want a deeply meaningful yet non-traditional wedding.
Whether you're an adventurous couple that wants to elope, just you two, out in nature with the beautiful landscape as your backdrop…
Or you're more of a 'let's book a gorgeous venue and dance the night away with our closest friends' kinda couple…
Or you land somewhere in between…
I help you custom plan the perfect day that represents you two and your love story.
Female Owned & Operated Business
Leave No Trace Aware
5 Star Reviewed
I recommend Estephania 100000000 times over.
“I cannot say enough positive things about Estephania. From the moment you meet her she is smiling and bubbly and genuinely excited to be with you. Which makes you feel completely at ease.
She’s your cheerleader and hype woman the entire time throughout the photoshoot and shows you occasional shots to get you really excited for the outcome. And her sneak peek came relatively quick- since her excitement to work with us went even beyond the date of the shoot.
I am absolutely OBSESSED with the photos she took of us at the sand dunes. She really knows how to work the light, takes time to get to know you and your preferences before the shoot, and even tries trick shots with prisms and things- which adds such a nice variety to the photos you get back.
Estephania is a joy. And my goodness is she talented. I recommend her 100000000 times over to anyone looking to capture genuine moments with an authentic and sweet photographer that is guaranteed to make you feel like you’re the only person in the world at that moment.”
Everything about our shoot was just incredible.
“Gosh where do I begin. My fiancé and I did a photoshoot with Estephania in Joshua Tree and had such an unreal experience. She is the sweetest and made us feel SO comfortable. She knew exactly what shots to get and did everything in such an organized and professional way that created the quickest and most effortless photoshoot. Her style is absolutely unreal and so dreamy. Everything about our shoot was just incredible. Not to mention the fact that we got a sneak peak of the pictures so fast and then the rest of the pictures edited and just made flawless so fast as well. We will be doing so many more photoshoots with her. We feel so lucky.”
I don’t just show up, snap a few pics, and call it a day.
Help you plan your entire day from start to finish, starting with a questionnaire to help you brainstorm the big picture and figure out what the heck you want your day to look like
No, no! That wouldn’t earn me the title of ‘elopement fairy godmother’ now, would it??
Guide you through all of the finer details, including vendor recommendations, locations, activities, and all the little extras that you might not have thought of.
In addition to taking stunning photos that capture the two of you perfectly, I also…
Provide you with my elopement guide that is filled with all of my vetted recommendations, the best tips I’ve picked up over the years, inspiration, and more
Assist you with securing permits and licenses (if needed)
Map out your location and come up with an amazing back up plan, too, just in case
Make sure that your day is filled with special moments so that it genuinely feels like it’s your day and no one else’s
Hype you the HECK UP every single step of the way, checking in with you to make sure things are going the way that you dreamt they would
Okay okay… let’s talk deets!
I have a package to fit your vision and love story
Each package comes complete with start to finish wedding planning assistance, day-of execution, and, of course, your photos!
You’ll also receive a ‘sneak peek’ gallery of about 20 images within 24-48 hours of ‘I do’ so that you can share your day with your family and friends, and relive the day once more before you come down from your elopement high.
Please keep in mind that because your day won’t look like any other day I’ve planned, the packages below are a starting point. Once I know exactly what kind of day you’re looking for and all the fun stuff you want to do, I’ll send you a more detailed pricing guide to get started.
So.. where will this chapter of your love story take place? And how long are we hanging out for?
These prices are a starting point and will vary depending on what your day will look like!
*All of my packages include a second photographer to assist me in capturing all of the magic.
**If any travel is required on my end, it’s included in the price.
Outside of SoCal, in the US
From San Diego, to Santa Barbara, to Joshua Tree or anywhere in between. Let's create the SoCal elopement of your dreams
Dreaming of an elopement in Lake Tahoe, the Colorado mountains, or anywhere within the states outside of Socal, I'm game, let's do this!
Want to venture even further? I am all about exploring the world that we live in. Send me a message and I’ll send you a custom quote for your location
Full Day Coverage Starting at $4,500
Full Day Coverage Starting at $5,500
Full Day Coverage Starting at $6,500
Does this sound super awesome or what?
It does to me, too! I’m so excited right now!!
Ok, here’s what happens next:
‣ Click the button below and fill out the intake form. There are a couple of questions for you to answer so that I can get to know you two a little bit.
‣ I’ll take a read through your answers and follow up with a pricing guide that’s way more specific to the location you selected. After you review the guide, we’ll get on a call.
‣ Then I’ll send out the initial invoice and (super boring) contract.
‣ Once that’s signed, sealed, and delivered…. I’M YOURS!!!
But before you go ahead and click the button, there’s something super important for you to know.
When you work with me, I’m gonna be a HYPE woman for your love and your relationship. And I’m not exaggerating even a teensy bit.
I’m gonna shout about your love from the rooftops, and cheer you the heck on every step of the way.
That’s true no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation, or abilities. You are WELCOME HERE as you are.
Around here, love is love is love!
❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜
So if this vibes with you two…
YOU' VE GOT QUESTIONS
I'VE GOT ANSWERS
When do we receive the full gallery?
You’ll receive a ‘sneak peek’ gallery of about 20 images within 24-48 hours of saying "I do". The full gallery of photos is delivered within 4-6 weeks of your wedding. I always try my best to get it off to you sooner, though!
Do you shoot engagement, couples, and anniversary sessions?
I sure do!! These are two-hour sessions and the fee starts at $800 in SoCal. They are some of my favorite sessions. We’ll work together to make sure that your session is absolutely perfect and tons of fun so you walk away with photos you will cherish forever. If you head to the bottom of this page, you’ll see a section all on engagement sessions! (PS: I offer a special price for my couples who have booked me for their wedding/elopement!)
Do we have to be super involved in the planning process?
Yes, you do! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and I want each one of them to be your choice. I provide you with tons of resources and help you with the organization of the whole day, but if you’re looking for someone who will just arrange everything without your input, or you feel like you just want to ‘get this thing done’, then I’m not the perfect photographer for you.
“Omg we loved our photos!!! Thank you so much, I got to see how other people see the way he looks at me and it made me emotional”
Before you know it, your day will be here.
You’ll both be dressed up, looking your best, and standing in the most dreamy, beautiful location.
Excitement will fill the air and time will slow down as you turn to lay eyes on each other for the first time that day.
“Holy crap. This is real. Look at you!”
You’ll both be thinking it. You’ll both be feeling it.
It’s the best moment of the entire day… until you’re standing in front of your officiant, holding hands, saying ‘I do’.
Everything that happens between now and then all starts here.
Are you ready?!
Renewing Your Vows?
I’ll cry the whole time but I’M IN!
(I’m only slightly kidding about crying the whole time.)
There’s something so special about a couple that takes time out of their lives to re-commit and re-affirm their love for one another. I can hardly find the words to describe it.
Whether it’s just you two or you’re surrounded by the family you’ve built while you look back on all of the years you’ve spent together… the love in the air is palpable.
It would be an honor to support you and help you plan this day!
Vow renewal packages come complete with help brainstorming and dreaming up your day and vendor recommendations, just like an elopement. From the big picture right down to the details.
Please fill out the intake form and we can get started planning your vow renewal right away!
Not getting married quite yet?
2 hours of coverage, with the option to add more hours if needed
I offer engagement and couples photo packages as well!
Engagement, anniversary, or just because... you name it, I’m there for it!
If you want photos of you and your boo to celebrate and remember this special time in your relationship, this is the perfect option for you.
And let’s make this fun! What’s the most exciting, magical date that you can think of?
Whatever that is for you two, I’ll help you bring it to life!
We’ll start with a planning call and I’ll give you suggestions to help make your vision a reality, and then I’ll tag along to capture the magic as it unfolds!
Location scouting and recommendations
Planning assistance, tips + logistics
Exclusive guide to help you make the most of your session
Full resolution digital image files with printing rights
Sneak peak of up to 12 photos within 48 hours
Your very own hype woman 💛
Starting at $800
Can't wait to hear from you and help you create the elopement of your dreams