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Eloping can trailblaze the way for more intention in your life.

Big, traditional weddings have a LOT of moving parts. It’s easy to get distracted, experience your day in a blur, create material waste, and get caught up in expectations that are not your own.  

When you elope, you boil all the details down to what matters most to you. You make room in your day for the details, and activities that you actually care about, and none of the ones you don’t care about. 

And with that extra space in your day, you can live it out with intention. You can give yourself the room to rest so that you can fully open yourself up to your authentic self, our beautiful earth, and your deep connection with your love. 

Feel less
Feel more

and

On Your Elopement Day, you deserve to...

Stressed
Distracted
Wasteful

Connected
Present
Sustainable

Experience Your Day, All Day

It’s easy to think of an elopement as a quick, two-hour event with bare-minimum photos along the way just to say you “did the thing!”

In fact, it’s a common misconception that elopements can only provide this kind of experience below:

4PM - Ceremony
4:30PM - Family Photos 
5PM - Couples Photos
6PM - Photographer leaves 

I want to bust the two-hour elopement myth because... 

So, what can you really do for your elopement day?

You Deserve More Than a Rushed 
& Minimized Experience

You didn’t rush or minimize your love story. You took your time together, and rested in your relationship.  

Your elopement deserves the same time and intention because it’s an outward representation of that love story. 

You might be thinking, “I agree, Kayla, but what the heck can I do for an all-day elopement!? We’re introverted and we don’t want this to turn into an all-day photoshoot!” 

An all-day elopement might sound complicated, and maybe even a little overwhelming, but when you’re focusing less on a to-do list, and more on an experience all about the two of you, a positive shift happens. 

Your day shifts from accepting and compromising to connecting and living.


Your wedding day can be your greatest adventure yet. 

I’m not posing you for eight hours in spots that I find picturesque. I’m there to serve you, and to be your fly-on-the-wall for whatever you two decide to do with your day. It’s not the hours of coverage that count, it’s what you decide to DO with those hours of coverage that counts. 



You Can Do Anything You Want.

You can... 

+ Hike to a mountaintop, 
+ Watch the sunrise or sunset, 
+ Explore a new place together
+ Have a picnic or prepare a charcuterie board
+ Dance by moonlight or campfire
+ Splurge on a celebratory meal prepped by a private chef
+ Go rock climbing or kayaking
+ Meditate by a river or waterfall 
+ Read letters written by your family 

Does this sound like you? 

2PM -  Meet at Airbnb; Have brunch, cuddle in bed, dance to favorite music. 
3PM -  Get ready together
4PM -  Drive to trailhead.  
5PM -  Arrive at trailhead; Begin hiking to mountaintop 
6:00PM -  Freshen up/find a perfect spot to say vows
6:30PM -  Ceremony/vow reading
7:00PM -  Sparkling water pop (LNT friendly)
7:10PM -  Have a celebratory picnic 
8PM -  Adventure around for couples photos 
8:33PM -  Sunset
9PM -  Take some headlamp/star photos 
9:30PM -  Start hiking back down 
10PM -  Arrive at car; coverage wraps up & Kayla leaves

Have This All-Day Experience Instead

Choosing activities that you love doing together helps make your elopement day an experience all about your love story. Here’s an example timeline of how some of the activities listed above can play out on your elopement day:

Let Me Guide You.

Before you wanted to elope, I invested in your experience. 

You’ll get amazing photos. You deserve that. But, you also deserve an unforgettable wedding day centered on the two of you. 

I changed my entire business around so that I can guide couples like you to a more intentional wedding experience. But, I didn’t just get here.

So many of the choices I’ve made throughout my life—conscious or not—brought me closer to serving you in the best way possible.

“Wow, where do I begin? Using Kayla as our small wedding photographer was the best decision my husband and I made (besides getting married to each other).”

“After we hired Kayla, she was readily available to talk to and suggest ideas. It took so much pressure off of us and made everything so much easier!”

“I was worried about eloping but Kayla was there every step of the way to help guide us throughout planning. It wasn't an all day photoshoot and no part of it was awkward.”

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So, How Do I Serve You?

I've Got You Covered! Each Elopement Package Comes With:

A “Know-You-Better” Questionnaire:

Unlimited Consultation

Timeline Assistance

(Optional) Officiant
Services

Local Vendor Recommendations

Location Scouting
& Permit Help

This questionnaire lives up to its name, and helps me serve you two better by understanding your preferences, and vision for your elopement day! I want to know what makes you two excited, and get to know you right off the bat so I can help you craft a day that’s truly you! Whatever you write here is worthy and important!

From the moment you book, I’ll be with you every step of the planning process! I’ll always be there to help you either by text, email, or phone! 

Whoever you’re looking for on your creative team--a florist, an officiant, a private chef, a hair and makeup artist, etc--I’m know of one! In addition to the vendors listed on my handy elopement planning guide that I send after you book, I happily research and recommend other vendors if you’re eloping outside of GA or NC! 

What the heck are timelines? Timelines are powerful, visual tools that help you see your day all laid out in chronological order. I've even provided an example above this section!

Once you get the location, vendors, and details of your day in place, I send out a questionnaire, get your answers, and craft a tailored-to-you timeline of your day (or multiple day) adventure! It’s easy to get so excited about your day, and have clarity once you can see all the details of your elopement laid out! 


Believe it or not, I’m ordained! YEP! I can’t photograph your elopement AND officiate at the same time, but I can “say the words” at the end, and do any necessary signing on your marriage license to keep your elopement private, and simple! 


I’d love to help you find and choose an amazing, true-to-your-love-story location where you can say your vows and adventure around on your elopement day. Based on the answers and preferences you give on the questionnaire I send over, I craft a tailored-to-you location idea and inspiration list! I use lots of tools to help me location scout remotely (like Google Earth Pro and All Trails), and help research permit info for you!

A 70+ Page Elopement Planning Guide

This guide is a work of love, and is jam packed with amazing and helpful information that I wish I knew before my partner and I eloped! I’ll send it to you right after you book with me so you can get a good chunk of how-to tips before you start planning your big day! This guide is exclusively for Wentzek Photo couples! 

- You're Eloping! How to Tell Friends & Family
- How to Include Friends & Family on Your Elopement
- Activity Ideas for Your Elopement 
- Tips for Picking the Best Wedding Attire for Adventure
& So Much More

Some of what's included: 
Your Elopement Package Also Comes with:

Why Do I Help You Plan?

When I planned my elopement, I had no help!

Seriously! Zilch. It was a little overwhelming and stressful at times, and I felt alone in the process. I don’t want that for you.

Instead, I want you to have all the tools in your toolbox to have an incredible day.

And, I know what tools you need because not only have I helped plan tons of weddings and elopements throughout my career as a photographer, I’m a fellow eloper myself; so I know how to help you!

How Does This Work?

Step One:
Step Three:
Step Two:
Book Your Elopement Photog
I'll help you Plan your day
You'll Have The Best Day Ever

Elopement Packages, Reimagined

Each love story is different. I don’t claim to know what you value most, and I want you to have options. None of my packages are the all-inclusive, one-size-fits-all kind of packages. They’re completely customizable and hand-crafted for your intentional day! 

Your Elopement Package Anywhere in the US 

Your Mountain Elopement Package for GA and NC

+ Starting at 6 hours of coverage
+ Travel included 
+ All of your photos, all of the time.  
+ Online gallery & print release
+ Sneak peak of elopement 1 week after the adventure

+ Starting at 4 hours of coverage
+ Travel included Anywhere in GA & NC
+ All of your photos, all of the time.  
+ Online gallery & print release
+ Sneak peak of elopement 1 week after the adventure

If you’re not seeing what you’re looking for, please reach out to me! I’m always happy to make a custom package for you, and handcraft it for your deep love story! 

starting at $2,000
starting at $4,000

Adventure Session

+ 1 -2 hours of coverage
+ Travel included 
+ All of your photos, all of the time.  
+ Online gallery & print release
+ Sneak peak of adventure 1 week after the session

Only for "day-after" sessions, engagement sessions, proposals, or just-for-fun! 
**Cannot be used for vow renewals or elopements!**
$500 - $1,000

Want Even More Adventure?

Interested in a multi-day hiking elopement to experience ultimate adventure on the best day ever?

Contact me for a custom quote!

Kind Words

"When we decided to get married in just three short weeks we were overwhelmed with trying to plan everything. We got in contact with Kayla and she was absolutely amazing from the start! I didn’t realize how little I had thought about my wedding day until Kayla gave me a timeline for the day. She went above and beyond the normal duty of a photographer and helped me plan out the day and visualize what it would look like. Without her there probably wouldn’t have been any organization. Neither my husband or I like having our pictures taken, but Kayla made it such a fun and comfortable experience. All the pictures came out absolutely stunning."

Kayla is one of the most talented, kind, amazing people that my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She not only helped us on our wedding day by preparing a time schedule for us, but she also helped us pick the most breath-taking location for our “Day After” photoshoot. The package we chose fit us perfectly and left nothing to be desired, and she did not leave anything out, down to the last detail. The best day of my life so far is captured in one of the most unique and special ways.. My husband and I will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives, along with the experience of working with someone as thorough and kind as Kayla. Thank you for making our special day that much easier, capturing our love in its truest form, and for making us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. 

Our entire experience with Kayla was amazing! She knew the perfect spot for us to adventure to and we had an awesome experience hiking up with her! She's the sweetest person and obviously cares a lot about Leave No Trace! Would absolutely recommend hiring her for your elopement!

I've got your back! Read some five star reviews from my intentional couples!

Not Ready to Book?

I totally get it! I know this is a HUGE decision.

If you're not ready to book or begin planning, check out my free resources below! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get photo coverage without all the planning help? We just want something simple! 

How do you take photos? I often feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. 

Do you help with permits for locations? 

Can we invite family and friends to our elopement? 

How are elopements low-waste? 

Regardless of how simple or complex you envision your elopement, elopement planning is a HUGE part of the experience that I give couples, and one that I’ve inherently done for a long time! I care about your experience, and want you to have all the tools in your toolbox to have a day that completely embodies the two of you as a couple! The planning also goes hand-in-hand with the photos. The more planning and prepping we can do together, the better light we’ll have for your photos, the less crowds we’ll have taking them, and the more comfortable you’ll feel. 

It’s such a vulnerable spot to be in front of the camera, and I empathize with that uncomfortable head space you might find yourself in during the photo-taking process. My approach is to be your fly-on-the-wall. I pose minimally, and aim to get the two of you interacting with each other more than you’re interacting with me and my camera. I may get the two of you to hug tightly or look at the beautiful scenery so that you can connect with each other and the beautiful surroundings!  Mostly though, I want to tell you that you already know how to pose. No one knows how to hold your partner's hand or hug them like you do, and that's worthy and important. 

Yes, I do! Permits can be confusing and stressful, but I can help with that! I reach out to park rangers, search the web, and do research for you to find out if permits are needed for locations you’re interested in for your elopement! Permits can definitely seem like a downer, but it’s so important to make sure we’re getting permits so that we’re preserving the finite land we do have and respecting the rules and regulations of state/national parks so we can continue to elope in beautiful places! 

Yes, 100%! Just because your wedding day may look different than a bigger, more traditional wedding doesn’t mean you can’t involve your loved-ones! Your day can be anything you make it, and if involving family speaks to your love story, do it! Elopements allow you the freedom to do anything you want, and to bring as much intention as possible into your day. That's why elopements are so powerful! Many couples want their loved-ones to be a part of how they're celebrating their day, and couldn't imagine them apart from that!

Big, traditional weddings have HUNDREDS of pounds of material waste. There’s also a huge carbon footprint with all of your guests traveling to your wedding either by plane or car. Elopements get rid of all the fluff, and simplify your day! You’re not focusing as much on material goods, but more on what you both want to DO for your day. Managing the waste of the two of you (and maybe a couple of loved-ones) is much more feasible than managing the waste of 100+ guests for a big wedding! 

Do we need an officiant?

In Georgia, you need an officiant to legally carry out a ceremony. However, I’m actually an ordained officiant, and can “say the words” for your ceremony! A lot of my couples end up hiring a close friend or family member to officiate their ceremony, but I’m happy to offer up complimentary officiant services to keep your ceremony as private or as simple as you want! I can’t take photos and officiate at the same time, but I can say the necessary words and sign for you! 

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