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COVID-19, did not come to play...
As much as most of us love a big grand wedding, there is something so intimate, personal and ridiculously romantic about eloping or intimate weddings. I believe eloping is so intriguing and alluring because really, who doesn't love a good secret?! But seriously...when the stress and pressure of planning a wedding is gone and the focus is only on you and the love of your life joining together, how can it not be exciting and insanely appealing? Devoting your hearts and souls to each other, privately and intimately and with the special details you want. No appeasing the in-laws or your parental figure. Your wedding, your way.
I know you may have been planning for months and COVID had you changing things up but you got this. Almost every one of us, at one point or another, have felt like running away...there is a feeling of exhilarating freedom in the idea of leaving everything behind and escaping your life and starting a new one. Usually that feeling comes in moments of difficulty or restlessness in our lives. But that same feeling of freedom that tickles our fancy and seems so appealing comes with running off to get married, too. But now you're happy, you're madly in love and you're running to something and not running away from anything at all. You're running to a partnership, a commitment, a new life, a forever love.
What better way to do it than in a spot that's meaningful to you? It can be a downtown rooftop that overlooks the city, a quaint park where you had your first kiss, a courtyard where you had your first date, a beach where you gazed at the stars and started planning your future, the local farmer's market where you shopped together and realized you like the same vegetables, the brewery that has become your favorite date night spot… the possibilities are truly endless! It doesn't have to be a mountaintop that you hiked an hour to get to and likely will never go to again. Eloping or having an Intimate Wedding in a place that holds special meaning to you both will make you feel like you share this wonderfully perfect place that brought your tale to life, for the rest of your life.
So, let's go together, so we can make all the magic!
You can always have a big reception later.
3-hours of Coverage
100 + High Resolution Images
Wooden Glass Flash Drive
A $500 Non-refundable Booking fee is required. Booking fee goes towards final price.
This is now a permanent offering. For a full elopement experience which includes planning assistance, check out my Elopements Page.
This special pricing event is for a guest count of 25 or less. If you plan on having more, don't let that stop you from reaching out. We may be able to work something out.
This special pricing is for Detroit Elopement and Intimate Weddings only. However, if you want to do outside of the area, reach out and we can chat about it. There will likely be an additional fee.
You will receive your Elopement/Intimate Wedding images within 6-12 weeks.
Rush delivery of within a week is available for an additional fee of $600.
I cannot recommend Chettara enough! Our whole experience, from the first email to the wedding to receiving the photos has been a pure joy - she is so sweet and so easy to work with, it really felt like having a friend at our wedding! I am completely obsessed with our wedding pictures, they are absolutely stunning and gorgeous (a comment we've been hearing from our friends and family) and I really feel like I'm reliving the joy of that day! I truly wish and probably will print out ALL of the photos. This was the best decision we've made (outside of getting married of course :) ) and I would highly HIGHLY recommend you hire her for not just wedding photos, but engagement/modeling, etc! She's a true gem of a person and of a photographer :)
NIshat & Chas
It was such a pleasure working with Chettara. We couldn’t be happier with our photos! She has a great eye for the candid moments which are our favorite photos in our gallery. Your wedding day is such a blur, Chettara helped capture every little detail we wouldn’t ever want to forget. Chettara doesn’t only bring her talent to your wedding day but her beautiful personality. Chettara met us on the morning of our wedding day with hugs, laughter, and smiles. Chettara helped keep the stress low so we could focus on the important stuff. Chettara’s creativity and passion for her work is evident in every single photo. I would highly recommend Chettara for any of your photography needs!
Hilary & Matt
Chettara was an awesome & funtastic photographer, very helpful with getting the guests together and lots of suggestions for photography poses. The surprise was that Chettara is well known with quite a few vendors around the city who also had kind words about Chettara as well and loved her work, I was a happy camper knowing I was in the right hands for our wedding photos.
Danica & Trenton Sr.
One word that comes to mind is magic. Your work is magical. You were beyond helpful with giving us tips and ideas for the big day. Everything turned out amazing. You helped make our day so special even though we didn’t have any family present, we felt so much love. Our photos are amazing! (Each day I have a new favorite). We were slightly nervous our families would be sad they didn’t get to witness our special day in person but as soon as they view the pictures the cry and feel the joy and love that was captured on our special day. We will forever be grateful!! You are stuck with us. I really hope you capture all our major life milestones in the future!
Kenya & Kenjuan
Working with Chettara was such a dream. As soon as we got engaged we began researching photographers and after seeing Chettara's portfolio we agreed that she was our first choice. We were thrilled when we she was the first photographer we heard back from, and that was just a preview of how the rest of the process would go. Chettara was on top of everything the whole way through, and everything went smoothly from start to finish. Our elopement went exactly as planned, and that was largely in thanks to the timeline that Chettara had us draft as part of our pre-wedding homework. We were able to do everything we wanted, and then some! When it comes to the final product, Chettara went above and beyond. The photos are STUNNING. We have gotten so many compliments, we have so many favorites, and we can’t thank Chettara enough. Chettara's artistic style is unmatched and I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a photographer to capture their true personality and deliver some beautiful, one-of-a-kind photos.
Jessica & Tyler
Chettara captured one most important days of our lives beautifully. We are beyond thrilled with both the experience and the photos we received. You have such a way of connecting with people as though you've known them forever and that comfort shows in photos. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable experience!
Abby & Jagger