Goodbye Big Wedding, Hello Elopement!

Whether you envision saying your vows in the mountain air at sunrise, hiking a nearby waterfall, exploring the vast desert tundra, or dancing in your own backyard garden, eloping isn’t just about a grand adventure (although that’s a definite plus).  Choosing an elopement means stripping away the elements that won’t matter days or years from now, and bringing the focus back to your union, and the raw, authentic moments that make you who you are as a couple. It allows you to honor your wedding day in the most intentional of ways.

My mission as an artist is to tell a story through capturing meaningful connection and intimacy in your images.

Richmond Elopement Photographer

“Envision a day that nurtures your soul.”

"As I was searching for a photographer for my wedding, from the very first moment that I talked to Tessa on the phone, I could immediately tell that she cared about my story.”


Elopements    Run away together, hike a mountain, eat pizza, pop champagne, say your written vows, hop on a boat, cry together, and do whatever the hell you want all while becoming one.

Intimate Weddings Celebrate your love with friends and family surrounding you. Dance the night away. Party time. Excellent.

Couples + Portraits Not just for engagements. Let’s go adventure and be weird together. Drink some beers, dance around, play in the river, you name it.

"She feels like family, she is our friend, and we couldn’t be more grateful with how she honored our marriage with her beautiful work and presence."

Virginia Elopement Photography, couple popping champagne on a mountaintop
Virginia Elopement Photography, couple running hand in hand in the sand

"Let's find some beautiful place to get lost together"


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Virginia Elopement Photography Services

"Tessa was a dream to work with from the start. From our first interview with her, we knew we wanted her to photograph our wedding. We were immediately at ease and felt like we’d known her forever.”