You and your partner's love story is nothing short of unique and special, so why shouldn't your wedding be? 

Eloping is perfect for you if you're ready to ditch the idea of spending tons of money on decor for a single day and instead create an experience that fulfills your soul and that you'll be able to relive for the rest of your days. 

Say goodbye to all the stress, uncertainty, and anxiety that comes with planning a traditional wedding and allow me to help create a timeless and meaningful elopement experience. 

I am here to help your dreams and wishes come true when it comes to your elopement day. So let's freaking do this thing together, shall we? 

are you ready to create an elopement experience that screams to your soul?

PASSIONATE.

ROMANTIC.

DARING.

ADVENTUROUS.

When it comes to hiring me as your elopement photographer, you don't just get someone that takes pretty photos. You're hiring an elopement expert and experience creator that will help you with:

✨ Capturing all the emotions of your big day + crafting photographs that tell your unique story.

✨ Location Scouting so You Can Find A Location That Speaks To Your Heart!

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

✨ Creating Customized Timelines Specifically For Your Day! 

✨ Personalized Elopement Vendor Recommendations

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

The Samantha Burke Elopement Experience

i see you. i hear you. let me serve you.

"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. 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. She 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! The day of our elopement Sam brought good tunes, water, snacks, and more to make sure our day was fun and went smoothly!"

"She predicted a lot of what I would be concerned about!"

- anna + richard

"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. 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. She 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! The day of our elopement Sam brought good tunes, water, snacks, and more to make sure our day was fun and went smoothly!"

"She predicted a lot of what I would be concerned about!"

- anna + richard

"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. 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. She 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! The day of our elopement Sam brought good tunes, water, snacks, and more to make sure our day was fun and went smoothly!"

"She predicted a lot of what I would be concerned about!"

- anna + richard

"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. 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. She 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! The day of our elopement Sam brought good tunes, water, snacks, and more to make sure our day was fun and went smoothly!"

"She predicted a lot of what I would be concerned about!"

- anna + richard

What The Process Looks Like with Me

Step One:

filling out that contact form + scheduling your free consultation call! We will get to know each other better and chat about what your vision is for your dream elopement day! (What activities you could see yourselves doing, etc)!

Step Two:

IT'S TIME TO BOOK!!! Once we have your date finalized and you're ready to book me, I will send over a contract and your invoice! A 50% retainer is due to book, and the other 50% is due 1 month before your big day!

Step Three:

IT'S PLANNING TIME BABY!! We will work together to plan all the juicy details for your dream elopement experience. This includes sending you customized location suggestions that speak to your soul, a unique timeline just for your day, and so much more! I'm here every step of the way! I check-in with my couples every month!

Step Four:

WOOOOHOOO!!!! It's the big freaking day!!! You and your soulmate get to tie the knot, and start your marriage off with an adventure of a lifetime!! 

"We chose Sam as both our engagement and wedding photographer and had the opportunity of working with her for about a year during the course of our engagement leading up to our wedding day. My fiancé and I were both a little nervous going into our engagement shoot, but Sam made it feel so natural and candid. My fiancé even left saying how much fun he had and couldn't wait to see the photos. Between then and our wedding day Sam was fantastic at communicating, helping create a timeline, recommending other vendors to work with, and checking in with us to make sure things were still a go with Covid. Any question or request I had, Sam would always respond within a day or two. She was truly my most reliable vendor in terms of communication from the very moment we hired her until our wedding photos were delivered! When I look at our wedding photos I see my husband and I, our love, our friends and family, and our guests having fun and enjoying the day. Every single picture feels like we're in the moment, and not a pose we were instructed to get in for a picture. This was so important to me for our photos, and was one of the main reasons I hired Sam. The compliments we have received on our photos have been non-stop! I am beyond happy and thankful I came across Sam's work and chose to work with her on the most important day of our lives. I CANNOT RECOMMEND SAM ENOUGH!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET WORKING WITH HER, and I wish I could married all over again just to get more photos from her. We can't wait to get the chance to do another shoot with Sam in the future!! :)

"Every single picture feels like we're in the moment!"

- emily + matt

"We chose Sam as both our engagement and wedding photographer and had the opportunity of working with her for about a year during the course of our engagement leading up to our wedding day. My fiancé and I were both a little nervous going into our engagement shoot, but Sam made it feel so natural and candid. My fiancé even left saying how much fun he had and couldn't wait to see the photos. Between then and our wedding day Sam was fantastic at communicating, helping create a timeline, recommending other vendors to work with, and checking in with us to make sure things were still a go with Covid. Any question or request I had, Sam would always respond within a day or two. She was truly my most reliable vendor in terms of communication from the very moment we hired her until our wedding photos were delivered! When I look at our wedding photos I see my husband and I, our love, our friends and family, and our guests having fun and enjoying the day. Every single picture feels like we're in the moment, and not a pose we were instructed to get in for a picture. This was so important to me for our photos, and was one of the main reasons I hired Sam. The compliments we have received on our photos have been non-stop! I am beyond happy and thankful I came across Sam's work and chose to work with her on the most important day of our lives. I CANNOT RECOMMEND SAM ENOUGH!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET WORKING WITH HER, and I wish I could married all over again just to get more photos from her. We can't wait to get the chance to do another shoot with Sam in the future!! :)

"Every single picture feels like we're in the moment!"

- emily + matt

"We chose Sam as both our engagement and wedding photographer and had the opportunity of working with her for about a year during the course of our engagement leading up to our wedding day. My fiancé and I were both a little nervous going into our engagement shoot, but Sam made it feel so natural and candid. My fiancé even left saying how much fun he had and couldn't wait to see the photos. Between then and our wedding day Sam was fantastic at communicating, helping create a timeline, recommending other vendors to work with, and checking in with us to make sure things were still a go with Covid. Any question or request I had, Sam would always respond within a day or two. She was truly my most reliable vendor in terms of communication from the very moment we hired her until our wedding photos were delivered! When I look at our wedding photos I see my husband and I, our love, our friends and family, and our guests having fun and enjoying the day. Every single picture feels like we're in the moment, and not a pose we were instructed to get in for a picture. This was so important to me for our photos, and was one of the main reasons I hired Sam. The compliments we have received on our photos have been non-stop! I am beyond happy and thankful I came across Sam's work and chose to work with her on the most important day of our lives. I CANNOT RECOMMEND SAM ENOUGH!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET WORKING WITH HER, and I wish I could married all over again just to get more photos from her. We can't wait to get the chance to do another shoot with Sam in the future!! :)

"Every single picture feels like we're in the moment!"

- emily + matt

"We chose Sam as both our engagement and wedding photographer and had the opportunity of working with her for about a year during the course of our engagement leading up to our wedding day. My fiancé and I were both a little nervous going into our engagement shoot, but Sam made it feel so natural and candid. My fiancé even left saying how much fun he had and couldn't wait to see the photos. Between then and our wedding day Sam was fantastic at communicating, helping create a timeline, recommending other vendors to work with, and checking in with us to make sure things were still a go with Covid. Any question or request I had, Sam would always respond within a day or two. She was truly my most reliable vendor in terms of communication from the very moment we hired her until our wedding photos were delivered! When I look at our wedding photos I see my husband and I, our love, our friends and family, and our guests having fun and enjoying the day. Every single picture feels like we're in the moment, and not a pose we were instructed to get in for a picture. This was so important to me for our photos, and was one of the main reasons I hired Sam. The compliments we have received on our photos have been non-stop! I am beyond happy and thankful I came across Sam's work and chose to work with her on the most important day of our lives. I CANNOT RECOMMEND SAM ENOUGH!!!! YOU WILL NOT REGRET WORKING WITH HER, and I wish I could married all over again just to get more photos from her. We can't wait to get the chance to do another shoot with Sam in the future!! :)

"Every single picture feels like we're in the moment!"

- emily + matt

THAT'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 both through EVERYTHING!!! 

When it comes to documenting your elopement, I'm all about capturing the emotions, memories, and moments on your special day - NOT posing you for hours!

Heck to the no!! You don't need to have all the details of your elopement planned out to inquire/book with me!! I actually help 90% of my couples help find a location that speaks to their hearts after they book with me! 

It just adds a little extra spice to your magical day ;) In all honesty, I will have back-up plans 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! 

We will totally go with the flow and make the most out of your big day, no matter what!

HELL TO THE 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 and going swimming or maybe binging Star Wars movies in a cute Airbnb!

Your day is whatever you want it to be! There's no right or wrong way to plan it!

If having your closest family members and/or friends attend your elopement is 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 big day - that includes inviting those closest to you both!

Yes, yes, and yes!! I'm not just your elopement photographer, but also your very-own elopement expert!! I'm here to make the whole planning process as fun and stress-free as possible! That includes making sure we have all the right permits for your big day!

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 soulmate! 

It looks like whatever you want it to look like, babe!! Elopements literally don't have any rules, so you can do what lights you and your partner up! You can choose to just exchange vows and kiss! You can have a unity ceremony. You can handfast. You can literally do ANYTHING for your ceremony!

Frequently Asked Questions

Elopement Pricing + Packages

the intimate elopement experience with samantha burke

Are you ready to grab your partner's hand and adventure to somewhere totally new while starting this new chapter of your lives?! Whether your dreaming of eating pasta until your heart's content in Italy or breathing in the fresh air along the black sands of Iceland - I'll be there, ready to document your grand adventure!

Worldwide Elopement Packages

what's included:

- Photography coverage from 4 hours to 2 days
- Your very own personalized elopement experience
- Beautiful photographs secured in an online gallery
- Elopement Planning Assistance! (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 Packages

what's included:

- Photography coverage from 4 hours to 2 days
- Your very own personalized elopement experience
- Beautiful photographs secured in an online gallery
- Elopement Planning Assistance! (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 Elopement Packages

what's included:

- Photography coverage from 4 hours to 2 days
- Your very own personalized elopement experience
- Beautiful photographs secured in an online gallery
- Elopement Planning Assistance! (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! 

✨ Sam's Travel + Food + Transportation INCLUDED! 

✨ 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! 

✨ Sam's Travel + Food + Transportation INCLUDED! 

✨ 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! 

✨ Sam's Travel + Food + Transportation INCLUDED! 

✨ 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!)

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 i want a full day of photography?

you deserve to relive your experience.

Are you ready to create an elopement experience of your wildest dreams?

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