madison wisconsin elopement

so you've decided the big, traditional wedding isn't for you.

And you want to plan a Wisconsin elopement with just your partner and close family and friends. A day where you honor your love for each other by doing what you want, not what's expected of you.


All photos by Kaley Rae Photography


It can be just the two of you.

It's your day. You can choose who you want to be there to witness your commitment to each other. Less people present = more experiences for you to enjoy on your day.


You can forget about formalities.

Throw out the wedding planning rule book. If you want to climb a mountain and read your vows at 14,000 feet, you can. You don't need a bouquet, a wedding dress or tux. You just need your love for each other.


The average wedding produces 400 lbs of garbage and 63 tons of CO2 (Green Bride Guide). From un-eaten food to plastic beverage cups, to decor you are buying to only use once and then throw away. Elopements are much more earth friendly and allow you and your partner to embrace what the world has waiting for you.

couple walks along a grassy path in the driftless hills of southern wisconsin


The world is yours. You can have your elopement anywhere from the Madison Capitol to Devil's Lake to the North Shore of Minnesota (or even further!). I specialize in helping you plan your elopement experience from the first inquiry to the delivery of your photos.

Did I convince you yet?


Bride and groom kiss in front of New York City subway train. The train is moving quickly so it appears as a blur.

Do you need help planning?

I'm your gal!

There are lots of factors that need to be considered for your elopement. Are you planning on having guests? Do you want flowers? Do you have a backup location in case of rain, snow or other weather-related incidents? And many more!

I am here to help make sure we have all of these covered so on your elopement day, you can be assured this is taken care of.

With me as your Wisconsin elopement photographer, I will:

• Help you choose your elopement location (and backup location)

• Help secure an officiant

• Act as your planner and guide for the day

• Work with you to make sure your flowers and other potential props/decor are environmentally friendly for your location

• Help you with timeline creation and experiences for your day

• Provide extensive photography coverage for your elopement day

• Help with elopement announcements and other ways to involve your friends and family when they may not be present.

• Share a sneak peak within 24 hours for you to enjoy before your final gallery is ready.



Are you ready for it?

Fill out the form below and let's get to know each other! If you're having trouble with the form, please email with your name, desired elopement date and location! Thank you!

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How does the elopement photography process work?


Get in touch with me!


I'll make sure I have your date available and share some awesome information before we hop on the phone and dive deep into what you have planned so far!

Let's get to know each other!

We'll have a quick 30 minute video call where we can get to know each other, you can show me your adorable pets (and/or house plants) and we'll talk about your elopement day vision and brainstorm some location ideas!


it's time to book!

When you're ready, I'll send a contract and invoice for a 30% deposit. This secures your elopement day on my calendar. I'll send you an elopement guide and alllll of my favorite vendor and location recommendations so we can plan your epic adventure!

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