handcrafted north shore minnesota elopement experiences & photography for couples ready to turn their wedding day into an adventure of a lifetime.

north shore Minnesota Elopement Photographer

THIS IS WHERE YOUR "HOLY FU*K" ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE BEGINS.

Close your eyes and allow me to paint a picture for you: imagine creating an elopement that aligns with what you value most in life: quality time with your partner, space to slow down and connect with each other, focusing on experiences that feeds your souls, and planning spontaneous adventures you've been dreaming of.

This is what your "holy f*ck" elopement experience is all about. It's all about crafting an elopement that's a reflection of who you are individually and as a couple. It's about creating a wedding day that you don't just do; you experience.

Are you ready to fu*k around and find out what your elopement experience can really be??

YOU READ OUR MINDS!

what happens when you hire a local minnesota elopement photographer that puts your dreams first?

AN EXPERIENCE THAT'S UNIQUE TO YOU AS A COUPLE & A JOURNEY THAT EVEN THE STARS WILL REMEMBER FOREVER.

Hey, I'm Sam! And if there's one thing you should know? It's that I fully believe that life is meant to be TRULY lived through experiences, and that includes your elopement day!! Living life with intention? That's taking romanticizing your life to the NEXT level! Why not bring that same energy to your elopement?

Whether you're an adventurous couple that loves the thrill of soaking in what nature has to offer, or you're a more laid back couple that enjoys the slower pace of life, soaking in the steam from your cup of coffee, tangling with each other under the sheets as the sun rises...

I'm here to help you plan an unforgettable elopement experience that's centered around you!! SO WHAT DO YOU SAY?!?

Are you ready to to say yes to creating an elopement YOU align with and that's full of intention?

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.

"Sam was perfect for our Madeline Island elopement! Our elopement was a bit more of a mini wedding and she stayed with us until we felt like we had every shot we could think of, meaning extra time she by no means needed to, and was great about getting us out of our shells! 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! We are so happy she was available to work with us!"

- 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.

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

here's a sneak peek at how i serve you:

oh we need you!

vendor recommendations
timeline creation
custom packing list
officiant services
custom planning app
in depth questionnaires
a mini gallery in 1 week
permit obtainer
location matchmaker
giving you the space you need
your elopement suriel aka jedi aka guide
a mary poppins trunk (i got you)

"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

+ up to 12 hours of photography (can split)

+ a mini gallery sneak peek within 1 week

+ a personalized elopement experience with endless planning support including: a planning portal, planning checklist, packing checklist, personalized location & vendor recommendations, marriage license information, permit research, timeline creation, and everything you could imagine to help make your elopement come to life.

+ photographer travel for anywhere within MN

+ luxury elopement album to relive your experience

$5600

WE'RE READY TO CHAT!

INCLUDES

THE FULL DAY EXPERIENCE

THE HALF DAY EXPERIENCE

THE MINI EXPERIENCE

INCLUDES

+ up to 8 hours of photography

+ a mini gallery sneak peek within 1 week

+ a personalized elopement experience with endless planning support including: a planning portal, planning checklist, packing checklist, personalized location & vendor recommendations, marriage license information, permit research, timeline creation, and everything you could imagine to help make your elopement come to life.

+ photographer travel for anywhere within MN

+ up to 6 hours of photography

+ a mini gallery sneak peek within 1 week

+ a personalized elopement experience with endless planning support including: a planning portal, planning checklist, packing checklist, personalized location & vendor recommendations, marriage license information, permit research, timeline creation, and everything you could imagine to help make your elopement come to life.

+ photographer travel for anywhere within MN

INCLUDES

$4200

$3000

* MOST POPULAR *

custom elopement packages + pricing

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 $2,000 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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