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WE’RE CHAD AND VANESSA, AND WE ARE ‘THE OUTLOVERS’

WE’RE CHAD AND VANESSA, AND WE ARE ‘THE OUTLOVERS’

Soulmates, playmates and lifelong adventure buddies.

We’re from the US and Scotland, we met in Honduras and have lived and worked (as professional scuba divers!) in Indonesia, Fiji and Tonga since.

Our loved ones refer to us as ‘two turtles in one shell’ we’re such twin souls.

We’d guess that your relationship has been built on the strong foundations of a shared love of adventure, travel and the great outdoors?

Yup, ours too!

‘Home’ is wherever we are with each other

We bet you know that feeling, hey? It’s a pretty incredible thing.

After many years living overseas, we are now settled in the US and are in love with its wild landscapes.

Knowing we wanted to serve couples with a lust for adventure we dedicated our first year in the US to exploration, seeking out so many gorgeous spots to share. 

We renovated a used travel trailer and drove 25 000 miles around the country; checking out 20 different states, 14 national parks and photographing so many adventurous, in-love couples along the way.

This is how we chose to celebrate our 5 year anniversary: summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado, 14 259′. We’ll choose the night sky over a 5* hotel any day!

Your Wedding Travel Experts

Exploration is written into the DNA of our relationship.

We met on a tiny island in Honduras, and then spent five years working as scuba divers in Indonesia and Fiji before finally ‘settling’ in the US. Not so settled, really: we spend a LOT of time on the road!

Between us, we’ve traveled to something like 50 countries and plan ALL our travels from scratch ourselves. We’ve hiked in Nepal, camper-vanned around New Zealand, summited Kilimanjaro, trekked to Machu Pichu, swum with humpback whales in Tonga…. Oh, and we eloped ourselves in South Africa!

You can rest easy in the knowledge that we have the skills and experience to guide and help you every step of the way.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU:

We will LISTEN to your dreams and what you WANT your wedding day to look like.

We will craft a tailored adventure wedding experience that is 100% YOURS.

HEY HEY! I’M VANESSA AND I’M YOUR ‘LOGISTICS GAL’

I LOVE researching and planning and I have a super sharp eye for detail. I will help you dream big and together we’ll design an elopement that fits your personalities. 

I will be there to support you on your elopement day, making sure the day flows and taking care of logistics, so the two of you can relax and revel in your love. I am a certified officiant and would love to conduct a personalized ceremony for you. 

I also serve as your second photographer at key moments, getting a different perspective and making sure no special moment goes unnoticed.

FUN STUFF ABOUT VANESSA

HEY! I’M CHAD AND I’M YOUR MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER

While Vanessa makes sure your elopement experience runs smoothly, I will be there to document your day; quietly but confidently capturing all the big (and little!) special moments that you’ll want to remember forever.

My photography style is relaxed and largely un-posed, creating images that are true to life and honest. I want to photograph the real YOU, and the real emotions: not some fake Pinterest-worthy version. I find particular joy in sweeping landscape shots with you at the very heart.

I want you to spend your wedding day utterly lost in the moment, in your stunning surroundings and, of course, in each other!

FUN STUFF ABOUT CHAD

HEY HEY! I’M VANESSA AND I’M YOUR ‘LOGISTICS GAL’

I LOVE researching and planning and I have a super sharp eye for detail. I will help you dream big and together we’ll design an elopement that fits your personalities. 

I will be there to support you on your elopement day, making sure the day flows and taking care of logistics, so the two of you can relax and revel in your love. I am a certified officiant and would love to conduct an optional personalized ceremony for you. 

I also serve as your second photographer at key moments, getting a different perspective and making sure no special moment goes unnoticed.

FUN STUFF ABOUT VANESSA

HEY! I’M CHAD AND I’M YOUR MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER

While Vanessa makes sure your elopement experience runs smoothly, I will be there to document your day; quietly but confidently capturing all the big (and little!) special moments that you’ll want to remember forever.

My photography style is relaxed and largely un-posed, creating images that are true to life and honest. I want to photograph the real YOU, and the real emotions: not some fake Pinterest-worthy version. I find particular joy in sweeping landscape shots with you at the very heart.

I want you to spend your wedding day lost in the moment, in your stunning surroundings and in each other!

FUN STUFF MORE ABOUT CHAD

yOU DON’T WANT YOUR WEDDING DAY TO BE ONE LONG-A** PHOTOSHOOT?

Oh, thank goodness… Us neither.

In fact, if you’re the couple who wants to spend your entire wedding day modeling and ‘striking a pose’ for Instagram-worthy photos, well honestly… You might actually be in the wrong place!

We’re probably NOT the team for you.

We know that sounds strange coming from professional photographers, but here’s the really important thing…

Those OH-SO-PERFECT posed photos actually aren’t our priority.

YOU are. Your EXPERIENCE is.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

Experience above all else.

Our philosophy is that awesome photos are the result of you having the BEST. TIME. EVER.

And trust us, if you’re getting married in the wilds of Colorado, Utah or beyond it’s impossible NOT to have a blast.

We’re going to do everything in our power to make sure your day is filled with love, fun and adventure.

We want you to be way too busy having the time of your lives to even think about striking a pose for photos!

And, actually, that’s how the best photos are made.

WHAT ELSE DO WE BELIEVE?

We work with ALL couples who resonate with what we offer: we don’t give two hoots about who you love, how you love, where you come from or what you look like.

(If you don’t feel the same, we’re probably not the right team for you!)

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We care DEEPLY about the natural environment and consider it a privilege to call it out ‘office’. We follow LEAVE NO TRACE principles in all of our adventures and will encourage and support you to do the same on your elopement day.

We’re here for the couples like YOU.

The couples who dare to dream big.

The couples who feel ALIVE in the great outdoors.

The couples who are brave enough to follow their hearts.

The couples who dream of a wedding day filled with love and adventure.

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