Gretchen will document the day through photo, and Robert will document the day through video.
We provide vendor recommendations, location guides, a custom timeline, and elopement guides for you as you plan your day
Robert is a Licensed Maine State Sea Kayaking and Recreational Guide.
Unlimited downloads, printing rights, and online gallery for sharing.
A downloadable 5-10 minute cinematic documentary of your day.
The combination of both photo and video packages.
We believe there is beauty in every season and all weather conditions. When shooting, our goal is to capture the mood and atmosphere of the moment just as it is. Whether it is a moody coastline or a grand mountain top sunset, we aim to capture it as accurately as one can.
During an elopement day we incorporate two different styles of photography that you will experience. The first is a structured photoshoot where we direct you into beautiful, natural poses. These will happen throughout the day. The second is candid photo journalism. This is where we capture you mid-stride headed up the trail. Combining these two methods allows us to fully tell the story of the day.
We want you and the generations to come to look at these photos and feel your emotions and experience the atmosphere of the day. We hope to inspire all who see our images to get outside and enjoy the beautiful world we live in. Our desire is that your story and our photos inspire future generations to break free of tradition and get married in unique ways.
We aim to capture images that are timeless and organic. One way we do this is by capturing images on both digital and film. We use the power of editing to further tell the story of the day. We take whatever the day gives us and use that as a guide to edit our photos. Our goal is that you re-live your special day through the images we create together.
Our approach to video is similar to photo. We want to capture the day just as it was. We combine the cinematic feel with a documentary way of telling your story. If you go on an epic adventure we work to create movement that captures that mood. If your day is rainy we would make a video that fits that day.
We believe video is so important on an elopement day because so many family members and close friends are not with you. Where photos allow viewers to see your day, a video allows those not in attendance to experience your day. They can hear your laughter and the wind rushing over the mountain top. There is a continual quest to figure out the best way to elope and still include your family. We believe a video is the perfect thing to allow your family to experience your non-traditional wedding.
Along with a cinematic short film, we also film a "behind the scenes vlog" that shows what goes into an elopement. This is just another way for you and your family to experience the day. You will be able to re-live the funny in-between moments that might not make it into the film. Being a photo and video team allows us to fully capture your day.
Here at Rendezvous Elopements, our number one priority in the backcountry is your safety! We want your day to be, in the best way possible, a truly unforgettable experience. When going into the mountains, or out onto the ocean it is important to always go with people who are knowledgeable and trustworthy in the outdoors. This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to educate ourselves, and be outside as much as possible.
Robert is licensed by the state of Maine to guide sea kayaking and recreational adventures. Gretchen is an RN who is pursuing her guiding license as well. Vincent is an avid outdoorsman and skier and has spent countless hours on the trail and in the forest. We all have a passion for documenting and creating experiences in the outdoors. Your wedding day is a grand occasion in your life, and we want to help you create a day that reflects that.
As guides we will always prepare for the worst and will continue to practice critical thinking and decision making throughout the day. We are an elopement photo and video team for the avid outdoorsmen and women as well as for the couple with little to no experience in the backcountry. Eloping in amazing places can be for everyone. We believe we are the perfect storytellers to work with if you want an epic experience.
No travel fees at all if we are already in the area of your desired location. We are gearing up to live on the road full time. If we have to travel outside our pre planned travel itinerary, but are able to drive, there will be no lodging fees. We will be in various location in 2023 so click here to see where we will be!
We know of so many unpopular locations that are just as stunning as the popular ones. This gives you a unique experience and more privacy from onlookers. We specialize in Maine and New Hampshire, but have extensive experience throughout the Northeast and Canada's Maratime provinces. We have also all lived in Jackson Hole for a time and consider the mountains of WY to be an area of expertise as well.
We believe it is better for the environment and the economy if we are supporting other locals. We have lists of florists, officiants, and bakers that we recommend throughout the Northeast. There is no need to fly flowers to Maine from California when there are amazing local florists. We want to uplift and support the other small businesses in any way we can.
We are firm believers that every elopement is truly different from the one before. We do not fully plan your day for you, but rather offer recommendations and helpful tips to assist you in making decisions. Due to experience we can help you plan out a day that is not rushed and allows you to get the most out of the experience. We want you to get the best bang for your buck!
We hope to inspire all who see our images to get outside and enjoy the beautiful world we live in. Our goal is that our images and videos inspire society to take care of this earth. We are firm believers that if we all do our part we can make a change. There are some parts of the earth that are struggling and there are other areas that are pristine. We wish that all corners of the earth represent how wild and beautiful this planet is. We hope that future generations can get married in epic, beautiful locations as well. We understand there have been many elopements that have caused problems like littering and damaging fragile ecosystems. We practice Leave No Trace on every elopement day to ensure that these locations stay clean and beautiful.
First reach out and tell us about yourself and your ideal adventure! Then we will set up a video call to make sure we are the right photographers for the adventure.
If you do not have a date set we will help you pick a time that will best fit the adventure you want! A contract and deposit will make sure no one else can book us for that day.
If you do not have a dream location we will help you find the perfect place that represents who you are as a couple.
We have great resources that will help you know exactly what needs to be done to get ready fo this adventure. We will help you make the perfect timeline to create a fun, safe, and epic adventure.
Downeast Maine and Acadia
Baxter State Park
The White Mountains, NH and Western Maine
exclusively Acadia National Park
The White Mountains, New Hampshire
Maine and NH (flexible through this time)
No plans yet!
*This is just a guide so you know when and where you can elope without any travel fees! If possible, we will travel outside of this schedule upon request. There will just be some travel fees applied.
*Oct. 1 and 3 available in NH
*Sept 17 available in Acadia
*Sept 6, 11, and 13 available in NH and Western Maine
*Sept 1, 2, and 4 available in Baxter
*Aug 14, 16, and 18 available on Maine Coast
Most couples pay between $3,000 and $7,000 depending on the elopement day.
Absolutely! You get to choose exactly how you want your day to go and how much of it you want us to document.
We provide local knowledge and recommendations for florists, officiants, activities, trails, and accommodations. We help create a custom timeline for you and your day. We do not book anything for you.
YES! We love winter elopements and adventures!
Any and all of them! We love intense adventures in the backcountry, and we love simple ceremonies in the backyard.
If the location you are eloping in allows it and if your dog is well trained, then YES!
YES! We love having a few family members or friends come on the adventure
YES! If you want to trek far into the backcountry to promise your love to each other we will be there documenting the whole trip!
YES! We travel within the U.S. and internationally. We spend a lot of time on the road and will gladly photograph you in your desired location.
Photo & Video | Photo | Video
Is this flexible? Please include the year.