© 2021 Hillary Joy Photography | www.hillaryjoyphoto.com

ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

© 2021 Hillary Joy Photography | www.hillaryjoyphoto.com

ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

© 2020 HILLARY JOY PHOTOGRAPHY |www.hillaryjoyphoto.com

ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

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ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

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ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

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ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Planning & Capturing amazing elopement experiences wherever adventure leads

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Traditional Big Wedding not really your thing ?

Hey, I totally get that!! As an introvert, I am not about large crowds, or all the crazy hoopla that can come with those larger weddings. I AM all about quiet, intimate moments that are authentic and super meaningful to you as a couple. If this sounds more like you, then you have come to the right place!

Imagine for just a minute....

A day spent adventuring with the love of your life; starting early to hike up a mountain and say your vows just as the sun begins to peek over the horizon. Then continuing on to explore more breathtaking sights and have a mountaintop picnic with a view before heading back down the mountain. Then later heading to the beach to watch the sunset as you roast marshmallows, and dance around a campfire. That is just ONE possible scenario for an all day adventure elopement. The possibilities are ENDLESS.

Groom holding horse with bride riding horse in Sedona Arizona

You deserve an Elopement experience

that is fun, meaningful, and authentic to you both.

Just because you want a smaller wedding, does not make it any less of a BIG DEAL.

You are making a very special commitment to one another, which should be the focus of this amazing celebration, and that deserves the same attention, if not more, as any big wedding. It's not all about the photos, while those are super important and the best way to later share your day with family and friends! It should be an amazing and fun experience with real connection and love that can only be shared between the two of you.

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Elope?

WHY

You are making a very special commitment to one another and that should be the focus of this amazing celebration! It doesn't have to go along with what the "traditional" wedding "should" be. Perhaps, like myself, you are not a fan of big crowds, or you would just rather invest your money in an amazing intimate experience for the two of you. Whatever the reason, celebrating the start of this journey together should be authentic and meaningful to the both of you.

MY PORTFOLIO

Hey there, I'm

Hillary Joy!

lover of adventure,

real laughs, kind souls, and couples madly in love.

truly,

LIKE

MADLY, DEEPLY IN LOVE

(cue Savage Garden)

I'm invested in helping you make your dream elopement become a reality.

I'm there to be your guide and trusted friend through this whole experience. From planning, to capturing the adventure, and then helping you create beautiful heirlooms that will pass down through generations. To me, it's much more than just being your photographer.

Why I love photographing Elopements...

I photographed larger weddings for many years and after a time began to notice that often the day was more about the production and everyone else and less about the actual reason for the celebration in the first place. Everything is so rushed and crazy and by the end you have spent very little time together and barely remember a thing. While some people live for the big party, that is just not my cup of tea. I live for the real connection and intimacy of smaller weddings and elopements. Where the day is truly about you two, the love you share, and the commitment you are making to each other. Getting to photograph these intimate ceremonies in amazing locations where you simply cannot have a big wedding is an added bonus! Nature is my happy place; it sparks my best creativity. Elopements and their simplicity are also easier on the planet, which is something I am quite passionate about. As an official Leave No Trace aware photographer, I put every effort into abiding by and educating my clients on the 7 principles of Leave No Trace to leave less of an impact and keep our planet wild and beautiful!

KIND WORDS

"Hillary did an incredible job on our elopement photos! She had fun, unique ideas for poses that made our experience very enjoyable! My husband and I are super camera shy, but she was able to work with us and bring us out of our shells for some outstanding photos we will enjoy looking back on for years to come! We hired her for her experience with outdoor photography, and she did not disappoint! Also, she was very quick to respond to our emails and punctual as well as professional. Her demeanor was very relaxed and easy going, so we didn't have any stress when unexpected problems arose (like rain, mud, and thrown off timing). She even seemed to enjoy the opportunity to get creative when things got unpredictable! We were very happy with our experience and expect you will be too!"

- Shelby & Baron

Recent Work & Resources

Featured Posts

Best Adventure Elopement Locations in Georgia

Leave No Trace Aware Photographer

Guide to Planning your Perfect Elopement

I’ll let you in on a secret: you don’t have to go out West to have an epic adventure wedding elopement.

I wanted to chat about something that is very important to me … Leave No Trace Principles and Ethics!

There are many things to consider when planning your perfect day! Use this quick guide to help you start planning!

Travel Dates

I am buying a Camper very soon and will be living full time on the road starting this fall and on through next year! I'd love to capture your story during my travels!

Jan - MAy 2021

Georgia

Based in Georgia, but still available for travel within USA!

JUN- SEP 2021

Minnesota

Based in Minnesota, but still available for travel within USA!

OCT - DEC 2021

Utah/Arizona

Jan - MAR 2022

California

apr - jun 2022

Oregon/Washington

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