You can take a helicopter up to the top of your favorite mountain, walk along your favorite beach at sunset, or even venture to your beautiful backyard! Your story is your story, and there's no right or wrong way to elope.
You get to do literally anything you could ever dream of for your wedding day - and I'm here to back you up and make that dream come true for you!

Close your eyes and imagine this. You are in your favorite spot in the whole wide world. Nature surrounds you, the wind is on your cheeks, and your staring into the eyes of your best friend, your true love, your soulmate. There's no distractions, no interrupts, and no dozens of eyeballs staring at you as you confess your love for each other. It's just you two and nature.

you deserve a wedding day written by the stars!

Nobody has the right to tell you what your wedding day should look like or that they "have to" be present at your wedding. Shove those uncalled for opinions off to the side and make your wedding day all about you and your partner. 

You only get married to the same person once - why not have a wedding day that makes you jump out of bed in the morning?

YOU DESERVE THE WEDDING DAY OF YOUR WILDEST DREAMS!!!


Don't let anyone tell you what your wedding day should be.

screw the trends. screw the stress.

✨ Personalized Location Scouting To Find A Location That Speaks To Your Heart! 
✨ Permit Research So You Don't Have To Worry About It! 
✨ Customized Timelines Specifically For Your Day! 
✨ Personalized Elopement Vendor Recommendations! 
✨ Unlimited Access To Me, Your Elopement Expert! 
✨ Unique Activity Ideas & Recommendations To Include In Your Day! 
✨ Hyping You Up and Encouraging You With Your Ideas & Decisions! 
✨ Documenting The Moments Of Your Elopement Day, Not Posing You for Hours!

come to freaking life!

how i help make your dream elopement

✨ Personalized Location Scouting To Find A Location That Speaks To Your Heart! 

✨ Permit Research So You Don't Have To Worry About It! 

✨ Customized Timelines Specifically For Your Day! 

✨ Personalized Elopement Vendor Recommendations! 

✨ Unlimited Access To Me, Your Elopement Expert! 

✨ Unique Activity Ideas & Recommendations To Include In Your Day! 

✨ Hyping You Up and Encouraging You With Your Ideas & Decisions! 

✨ Documenting The Moments Of Your Elopement Day, Not Posing You for Hours!

After planning my own traditional wedding and wishing I would have eloped instead, I'm now extremely passionate in helping couples live out their dream elopement so they can look back on their wedding day and remember the feelings, emotions, and memories they had together. I'm here to help couples feel confident in their decision to elope and make their dream elopement come to life! Because you freaking deserve the elopement of your wildest dreams, babe. 

It's okay to go against the flow in the sea of weddings.

THIS IS THE WAY.

YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ELOPEMENT EXPERT!

HEY, I'M SAM! 

what my couples are saying

"Samantha was an amazing photographer to work with. The things my husband and I valued most about our experience with Sam:

1. Professionalism - Sam responded to all my my questions quickly and in detail. Even better, she predicted a lot of what I would be concerned about, and gave me information before I even had to ask. For example, she wrote up a whole plan for my elopement day.

2. Going above and beyond - Sam was able to meet my husband and I the day before our planned elopement to go over our locations and just get to know us. This allowed us to feel super comfortable the day of the event. She scouted out the locations we had in mind, and suggested another close by location that was gorgeous where we got some of my favorite shots.

3. Personality - Sam is just super fun! This allowed my husband and I to totally relax, and we got great candid shots. She somehow managed to be a friend who we were celebrating with as well as our photographer! Her combination of small directions paired with allowing us to be ourselves gave us stellar photos where our personalities showed!

4. Thinking of everything - The day of our elopement Sam brought good tunes, water, snacks, and more to make sure our day was fun and went smoothly!

I can't wait to book another session with Sam!"

- Anna & richard

"she predicted my concerns!"

"We hired Samantha back in spring 2020 as a wedding and engagement photographer for our wedding planned fall 2020. We’ve had to reschedule the wedding twice and she has been overly gracious about it! She actually did our engagement session the day our original wedding was planned for, and helped make the day so special and magical.

In our initial communication with Samantha before we hired her, she was responsive, helpful, and so friendly and kind! During our engagement session she was AMAZING! Neither my fiancé or myself have ever had professional photos taken, and we were nervous and feeling awkward, but her guidance and natural abilities to direct us made it so fun and easy. She also found a wonderful location for the photos at an adorable Christmas tree farm. She got the photos back to us quickly (even though she was out of town for awhile right after!) and they absolutely blew us away.

The value she provides far exceeds the modest price she charges. We could not be happier with her work, and we haven’t even had the wedding yet! Through the past year Samantha has been professional and understanding, and has become a real friend. We love our engagement photos and can’t wait for the wedding photos later this year! We couldn’t recommend Samantha more!"

- rachel & mitchell

"sam has become a real friend!"

"Samantha is truly the best of the best. I searched high and low for photographers for our small wedding ceremony and engagement pictures for a summer 2020 wedding and once i stumbled upon Samantha and her incredible style of photography from the beginning, I knew I had no other choice. She was extremely flexible and so helpful when the pandemic hit and we needed to change our wedding to the following year (July 2021).

Our engagement pictures and wedding pictures turned out extremely amazing! Samantha had a way of making both my husband and me feel comfortable in front of the camera and made our time with her extremely fun.

We couldn’t have imagined any other photographer hanging out with us on our wedding day and would recommend her to absolutely everyone we met!"

- brette & cale

"we couldn't have imagined any other photographer hanging out with us on our wedding day!"

You're spending an entire day or maybe even multiple days or weeks planning an EPIC adventure with the love of your life and believe it or not, your elopement day is going to FLY ON BY!! Your intimate wedding experience tells the story of you and your soulmate, and you won't be able to go back in time afterwards! You deserve to remember your wedding day for many years, to have moments to reflect back on, and the ability to relive your wedding day with your friends, family, and future generations. I'm here to document all the moments of your wedding day(s), not just make you smile in front of the camera for 8 hours! 

why would you even want a full day of photography?

you deserve to relive your magical day!

Let's journey to the ends of this freaking beautiful planet together, shall we?! Grab your boo's hand, let's hop on that plane together, and document your epic love story together! The sky's the limit when it comes to dreaming up your elopement experience - so let's plan your elopement in a location that calls to your heart!

worldwide elopement

what's included:

✨ Full Day Coverage with Sam! (8 hours)
✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 
✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In The World! 
✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner! (including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!)

What if I said you didn't have to leave the United States to have an epic adventure with your partner in a location that still tells your love story?! I'm here to help you find that specific spot that calls to your heart in the States, so let's start planning your dream elopement together!

united states elopement

what's included:

✨ Half Day Coverage with Sam! (4 hours)
✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 
✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In The United States!
✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner!
including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!

Minnesota and Wisconsin even have their own beautiful, top-secret locations! I'm here to help you plan your elopement, even in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Believe it or not, even though this is the Midwest, you can STILL have the elopement of your dreams and I'm here to help make it come to life!

mn & wi elopements

what's included:

✨ Half Day Coverage with Sam! (4 hours)
✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 
✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In Minnesota or Wisconsin!
✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner!
including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!

✨ Full Day Coverage with Sam! (8 hours)

✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 

✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In The World! 

✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner! (including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!)

✨ Half Day Coverage with Sam! (4 hours)

✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 

✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In The United States!

✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner! (including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!)

✨ Half Day Coverage with Sam! (4 hours)

✨ Full Gallery with High-Resolution Images that you can download, share, and print! 

✨ Photographer Travel Fees to Any Location In Minnesota or Wisconsin!

✨ Your Own Personal Elopement Expert & Planner! (including permit research & assistance, personalized location scouting, customized timelines for your unique elopement day, personalized elopement vendor recommendations, unique activity recommendations that tell your love story, and unlimited access to me, your elopement guru!)

What Happens If The Weather is Bad?

It just adds a little extra spice into your day ;) In all honesty, I will have back-up plans for you just in case the weather is bad! If it's not endangering anyone, you can totally just own it and get married in a downpour!

However, I will have back-up plans for you, just in case! We will totally go with the flow, and make the most out of your day!

do we have to go on a big hike?

NOPE! Your elopement can be anything you want it to be! For some couples, that looks like going on an adventurous hike! For other couples, that looks like going to the beach, going swimming, trying out some new breweries, or binge-watching Star Wars movies! 

will you help us find a location?

HECK YES!! I would be honored to help you find the perfect location that speaks to your heart. I will get to know the both of you and what you're looking for in a location, so I can present EPIC location options to you both!

what if we don't know how to pose?

IT'S OKAY! It is my DUTY to help you both feel comfortable and relaxed, while soaking in all the precious moments with the love of your life! I will guide you through EVERYTHING!!

When it comes to documenting your elopement, it's all about capturing the emotions, memories, and moments on your special day.

will you help us with permits?

YUP YUP YUP!!! I'm not just your elopement photographer, but also your very-own elopement expert and guide!! I'm here to make the whole planning process as fun and stress-free as possible!

could we include our pets?

UMMMMM YES!!!! We cannot forget about your fur babes!!  

why shouldn't we book an all-inclusive elopement package?

All-Inclusive Elopement Packages are typically not customizable. They're usually a "one size fits all" kind of experience, and you deserve more than that. Your elopement day is unique, just like your love story. You deserve a totally customized elopement experience that tells the story of your adventure with your soul-mate!

can we have family members attend?

If having your closest family members attend your elopement is a part of your dream elopement vision, then heck yes!! Elopements are anything you want it to be! There's no right or wrong way to planning your elopement - that includes inviting those closest to you!

what my couples are saying

"OMG I had such an amazing experience working with Samantha Burke! She is super responsive, friendly and easy to get along with. she came early to scout the location and make sure everything was ready for my husband and I when we got there. sam took care of everything from carrying my dress around to covering me up when I got changed. I instantly felt comfortable with her like we knew each other for years.

 On top of that, all her feedback and compliments really gave me the confidence boost I needed to shine. She helps come up with poses which was really helpful and there are times she just wants to us be ourselves and have fun for some candid photos which is good too! I was just so stunned when I received her photos, she did such a great job and captured our love perfectly.

 I highly recommend her services to anyone! Love her so much!"

- sophie + brian 

"she took care of everything from carrying my dress around to covering me up when i got changed!"

travel schedule

Are you wanting to elope somewhere else besides Minnesota or Wisconsin, but don't want to pay travel fees?

There are NO TRAVEL FEES for these locations that i'm traveling too!! (This means you'll receive the MN/WI Local Elopement Pricing!) Just let me know what location you're interested in!! ;)

ready for adventure?

november || hawaii (oahu + kauai)

JULY || UTAH (slc + zion)

JUNE || southern california

OCTOBER || UTAH (ZION) + LAS VEGAS

are you ready to plan the elopement of your dreams?

If you're ready to go on a wild adventure with me and get freaking married in a way that calls to your heart - let's start planning! Use the contact form here to start the process of making your dream elopement come to life! 

P.S. I cannot WAIT to hear from you!!!

are you ready to say yes to the elopement you deserve?