handcrafted DULUTH MN WEDDING & elopement photography 

DULUTH WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

elopement experiences for couples ready to embrace the wild

SO! You and your partner decided you want an elopement day that's full of connection, adventure, and intention while being grounded in the place you both love most: the magical beauty of the North Shore... 🌿🌲

This is your "holy sh*t, we actually did that!" elopement. It's about crafting a day that reflects your unique passions and lets you ditch the expectations for pure, wild adventure. It's a wedding you don't just endure, you experience!

Are you ready to celebrate your love in the raw beauty of Minnesota's wilderness?!

your adventure, your waY!

Here's the deal: You crave an elopement experience that's an epic adventure tailored just for you, and an elopement photographer who gets it. I put your experience first, capturing the raw emotions, laughter, and connection that make your love story unique!

But don't just take my word for it.

I'll let a few of my past eloping couples tell you:

"...I instantly felt comfortable with her like we knew each other for years."

"....From the zoom calls to in person, she made you feel like she was with you every step of the way."

"....My husband and I typically shy away from attention, so had some nerves going into the whole day, but she took that all away. She is also really communicative and caring."

"...Every single picture feels like we're in the moment, and not a pose we were instructed to get in for a picture."

I believe in the importance of preserving our beautiful Earth, and respecting the lands we are so lucky to experience. We will be following Leave No Trace practices to preserve the beauty of Minnesota.

"The prompts were great in getting natural laughs and smiles. The photos are stunning and capture the day beautifully. We’re so lucky to have found such a wonderful photographer, who puts the couple first and can really capture all the emotions we’re having on such a big day! 

- Jordyn & Miranda

When it comes to hiring your me as your elopement photographer, you're getting SO much more than just some stunning "OOO SHIT" photos that document the art of your love! You're hiring an elopement expert and experience creator that's ALL IN with serving you and making your dream elopement come to life.

adventure elopement planning that's aligned with who you are & your vision

here's a sneak peek at how this works:

YOUR ADVENTURE, MY EXPERTISE: Forget Pinterest purgatory! I'll help you craft an elopement experience that reflects your wildest dreams, from location matchmaking to helping you get your permits!

YOUR ELOPEMENT PLANNER & JEDI: Think custom timelines, vendor recommendations, packing lists that don't suck, and a personalized planning app that keeps you organized without the stress.

INTENTIONAL CONNECTION: This is your elopement, your way!! I give you the space to soak in every moment, knowing I've got your back covered!

"Where do I even begin?? Samantha was a dream come true for our wedding. On top of being extremely talented; she was attentive, energetic and caring - exactly what we were looking for in a photographer! She was extremely flexible with us through many date changes due to the pandemic and made the planning process very smooth. She took the time to get to know us and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. Our photos were a dream come true and even more!! RUN, don't walk to book Sam as your photographer!"

- Marena & Alex

tips for eloping on the north shore:

1. elope on a weekday!

Are you wanting to avoid crowds and create the most intimate experience possible? Consider eloping on a weekday, especially if you're wanting to go to a more popular location!

2. Plan at least one activity!

If you really want to make your elopement day an experience, I recommend planning at least one activity to include! This could be anything from sailing on Lake Superior, kayaking on one of the 10,000 lakes, hiking the Gunflint Trail, snowmobiling, stargazing and so much more!

3. hire a local mn elopement photographer!

Hiring a local Minnesota elopement photographer will make your elopement experience EVEN better! They will know lots of information about specific locations, they know of the hidden gems, they know how to incorporate your love for nature, and all the things! 

some of the best locations for your minnesota elopement

lakes, rivers, cliffs, forests, waterfalls, and more!

black beach

grand marais

tofte

palisade head

tettegouche

superior national forest

THE UP NORTH ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

Are you ready to go all in on creating an elopement day that focuses on connecting with each other and celebrating exactly who you two are both individually and as a couple?! Let's turn off the outside noise and focus on handcrafting an elopement day experience that lights your hearts on fire! 

YOUR ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

+ up to 25 guests
+ choose your own coverage from 4 hours to multi-day
+ sneak peek within 1 week
+ a hand-crafted elopement experience
+ elopement planning guidance and resources
+ $0 travel fees

MINNESOTA ELOPEMENT PACKAGES START AT: $3400

DULUTH elopement packages + pricing

minnesota elopement packages

the elopement experience

MINNESOTA ELOPEMENT PACKAGES STARTING AT $3400

  • + up to 25 guests
  • + choose your own coverage from 4 hours to multi-day
  • + sneak peek within 1 week
  • + custom & personalized 5-star elopement experience
  • + elopement planning guidance and resources
  • + all photographer travel included

get in touch!

Are you ready to go all in on creating an elopement day that focuses on connecting with each other and celebrating exactly who you two are both individually and as a couple?! Let's turn off the outside noise and focus on handcrafting an elopement day experience that lights your hearts on fire! 

midwest elopement

Are you ready to experience the magic of the Midwest and plan your adventure here?! Let me show you the way! This experience is for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and South Dakota.

  • starting with 4 hours of photography coverage
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek 
  • online gallery that never expires
  • Personalized elopement planning + guidance
  • ALL Photographer travel costs included

the states elopement

Dreaming of a special place that's outside the Midwest? Maybe along the moody coast of California or along the green beaches of Hawaii? Either way, grab my hand and let's start your journey! 

  • starting with 4 hours of photography coverage
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek 
  • online gallery that never expires
  • Personalized elopement planning + guidance
  • ALL Photographer travel costs included

STARTING AT: $4,200

worldwide elopement

Are you and your fiance ready to take your adventure outside the states?! You're definitely in for an incredible experience! Let's start planning!

  • starting with 8 hours of photography coverage
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek 
  • online gallery that never expires
  • Personalized elopement planning + guidance
  • ALL Photographer travel costs included

CONTACT FOR YOUR CONSULTATION!

STARTING AT : $3,000

STARTING AT: $6,400

contact for your consultation!

CONTACT FOR YOUR CONSULTATION!

does this sound exactly what you're looking for?!

here are the next steps in your journey!

step one

Step Two

Step Three

contact me

consult call

BOOK BABY!

The first step in this journey is to fill out my contact form and then send it over! I'll respond back to you via email & text within 48 hours!

We will hop on a consultation call so we can get to know each other better and start your journey of crafting your elopement experience together!

IT'S TIME TO BOOK! Once we have your date and general location finalized, I will send over a contract and your invoice! A flat fee retainer of $1,500 is due to reserve your date!

"i will find you in the next world — in the next life."

Can we bring guests? 

If including some loved ones aligns with your elopement vision, then bring them on in! As long as the location allows for the number of guests! It's also important to keep in mind that logistics start getting difficult with more people and will limit location options! (Ex. making sure there's adequate parking spots for everyone, seating, accessibility, bathrooms, etc. start to get complicated when you add guests to your day)

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HOW LONG UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR "OOO BISH" PHOTOS?

Within 48 hours of your elopement day, you'll receive 20+ high-resolution sneak peek images to share with your family, friends, and on social media! You'll receive your full gallery within 8 weeks.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CREATE AN INTENTIONAL ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE?

I'm so glad you asked! An intentional elopement experience is all about creating an authentic elopement day that speaks to who you are as a couple. It aligns with your values, your vision, and what makes you... you! 

It's all about incorporating traditions you actually care about (and ditching the ones you don't), incorporating your love languages, doing things that you both love (or trying something new if that speaks to you), and really just being intentional with your wedding day decisions.

Are you ready to unleash your creativity beast now and starting dreaming?!

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WE HAVEN'T PICKED OUT OUR LOCATION YET, IS THAT OKAY?

Of course! Part of my process includes an in-depth questionnaire that'll help me handpick locations that align with your answers. Even if you don't have a general region - that's okay! We'll narrow down what speaks to your souls together. 

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SO HOW INVOLVED ARE YOU IN PLANNING? DO YOU DO EVERYTHING?

I'm here to help you every step along the way in your elopement planning. The only thing I don't do is place orders/book things for you like an all inclusive planner would! But I give you suggestions and recommendations for everything you could ever need inside your planning app. 

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Within 48 hours, you can expect detailed next steps via email! Please be sure to check your spam and promotions email folders, sometimes emails like to end up there! If you don't receive an email from me within 48 hours, please don't hesitate to reach out directly at samantha@sburkephotography.com.

Until then, feel free to have a look around and explore! :)
I can't WAIT to chat with you and your partner!!!

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