Elopements, courthouse weddings, civil ceremonies in the backyard, or however you choose to exchange vows, can all be amazing events - even if only the two of you + officiant and photographer are present. I've photographed a great deal of smaller weddings in the past, and I have to say that every single one is as special as a large wedding with hundreds of guests. The marriage of two people who love each other is a beautiful thing to witness, and I love to photograph it. I've photographed some that choose to have not one person in their family aware they were exchanging I Do's (A true elopement!), and sometimes when they are aware but still the bride and groom choose to keep it an intimate affair with just their children or a best friend as witnesses. The Westmoreland County courthouse located just a few miles from our studio is an absolutely beautiful building with opportunities for photos inside and outside. The alley way streets of Greensburg make for some really fun backgrounds if you wish to extend your portrait session a little longer after your courthouse wedding ceremony ends. The Diamond at Ligonier is also a very popular public location for a midday wedding on a weekday, just get the appropriate approval needed, an officiant and marriage license... not much left but to show up and exchange rings! Pittsburgh parks, such as Point State Park or West End Overlook have also been locations I've witnessed elopements, and make for some beautiful photographs as well with the city as backdrops. No matter what your location choice is for saying I DO to your loved one, it will certainly be a special moment if you feel it in your heart.
To book an elopement or courthouse wedding photography package, visit our website's wedding pricing page and scroll down to the elopement package section at the bottom.