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FEARLESS AND INTIMATE ELOPEMENTS

FOR TTHE WILD AT HEART

CAPTURING YOUR EPIC LOVE IN A BESPOKE EXPERIENCE THAT PUTS STARS IN YOUR EYES
MY 3 SIGNATURE STEPS TO DESIGNING AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY

YOUR UNCHARTED ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

STEP ONE IS AN INSPIRED HELLO

Dream Sesh

We’ll start the epic journey ahead with a fun, intentional chat to get to know each other. Trust is my jam! I want you to feel completely confident that you’re choosing the best companion to design, guide and document your elopement every meaningful step of the way. 

Once we’ve made it official (yay!), you’ll fill out an in-depth questionnaire that will help me get to know your unique love story, the authentic little details that make you tick, and of course, your wildest elopement dreams! All this will help us craft a one-of-a-kind experience together: from stunning handpicked locations to the perfect local vendors, to creative and thoughtful extras that will make your day truly special.

BOOK YOUR HELLO CALL
STEP TWO IS AN ENCHANTED EXPERIENCE

Elopement Magic

Your elopement isn’t an all-day photo shoot — it’s an intimate collection of tiny sacred moments of connection with your person, as you drink in the beauty of an awe-inspiring new place together.

On your special day, I’ll be the close friend who’s dreamed alongside you. The artist capturing the fierce and tender look on your face as you whisper your vows. The nature expert who’s got your back in the great outdoors, so the only thing you have to worry about is sprinkling the wildflowers with happy tears as you exchange rings in an alpine meadow.

STEP THREE IS A MOMENT TO SAVOR AND SWOON

Afterglow

Within 48 hours, you’ll receive a sneak peek gallery showcasing a few highlights of your incredible day. Relive the shy first look inside your cabin, the misty mountain hike you took hand in hand, the slow dance you shared under a sky bursting with stars — those stand-out moments that made your elopement so unmistakably you.

By the time you’ve broken your amazing news to the world with a cheeky announcement, I’ll deliver the complete gallery of images from our uncharted adventure together so you can experience the full range of emotions you felt that day all over again. And again. And again.

START DREAMING UP YOUR ADVENTURE
STEP THREE IS A MOMENT TO SAVOR AND SWOON

The Afterglow

Within 48 hours, you’ll receive a sneak peek gallery showcasing a few highlights of your incredible day. Relive the shy first look inside your cabin, the misty mountain hike you took hand in hand, the slow dance you shared under a sky bursting with stars — those stand-out moments that made your elopement so unmistakably you.

By the time you’ve broken your amazing news to the world with a cheeky announcement, I’ll deliver the complete gallery of images from our uncharted adventure together so you can experience the full range of emotions you felt that day all over again. And again. And again.

START DREAMING UP YOUR ADVENTURE
ALL ELOPEMENT PACKAGES INCLUDE

In-depth questionnaire so I can craft the perfect day for you two.

Location scouting & idea list unique to your adventure.

Detailed recommendations for vendors like officiants, florists & makeup artists.

Your bespoke elopement timeline.

High-resolution images for you to download & share.

All printing rights for the personal use of your entire gallery.

ALL TRAVEL FEES INCLUDED
CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION

Where to, lovers?

CANADIAN ROCKY
MOUNTAINS
STARTS AT

3200 CDN

ANYWHERE IN
CANADA
STARTS AT

3700 CDN

WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT
STARTS AT

5000 CDN

CRAFT A CUSTOM
EXPERIENCE
CUSTOM

PACKAGE

Need another type of shoot?

Your love story is way more epic than just your wedding day. Celebrate each milestone and intimate moment along the way!

VOW RENEWALS
ANNIVERSARIES
ADVENTURE-COUPLE SESSIONS
INTIMATE COUPLE MOMENTS

F.A.Q

What are Full Day Elopements and why would I want one?

You deserve to have beautiful images that showcase the entire incredible story of your elopement day, ones that you’ll hold onto for the rest of your life. So no matter what your dream adventure elopement wedding looks like – whether it’s a trip overseas to a tropical island, a helicopter flight over a glacier, hiking up a mountain at sunrise with your doggos, or maybe driving down the coast and dipping your toes in the ocean – you know you can count on me to be there and encourage you along the way. From the very first planning and logistics phases, all the way to getting out there and exploring this gorgeous world with you on one of the best days of your life!

How much time do we need for our elopement?

On average, my couples book 8+ hours, but how much time you need depends on so many different things! For instance: 

  • What do you want to remember most from the day?
  • Do you two love doing any specific hobbies together?
  • How can we create the best day ever, that feels exactly like you?

Planning your dream adventure elopement can feel overwhelming when literally anything is possible. But don’t worry, I have an in-depth questionnaire I send to all my clients to help us work together to find the perfect timeline and location unique to you.

How many images will we get?

Typically 1 hour of professional wedding coverage = 50 professional images. I’m known for going the extra mile to be generous with my couples, so you can expect to receive an abundance of beautiful images representing full coverage of your special day! It’s hard to quote an exact number as each wedding is so different, but I like to over-deliver on my promises. I value you and everything you’ve chosen to do on your wedding day, and I want you to have these images and moments to share with your family and friends for generations to come.

When will we receive the images from our elopement?

My promise is 12 weeks for all elopements & intimate weddings. I pour my heart and soul into my work and perfect every single image that ends up in your gallery so I can be proud of each one. I want you to be able to share these memories for years to come and smile every time you go through them together! That said, I tend to over-deliver on promises, so you might even receive your gallery sooner than later.

How do we receive our photos? Are there any extra fees associated with the images themselves?

I send my clients their images in an online professional gallery. You can share the link with your loved ones, create private galleries of your favourites, and download the whole gallery to your computer. Also included in your packages are full printing rights of the images for your own personal use. As an optional extra, if you’re interested in an heirloom album or archival quality prints to last a lifetime, let me know! I’m proud to offer custom printing services to my clients as well. 

Are you an inclusive vendor? Do you take on LGBTQ+ couples and weddings?

Heck yes! Inclusivity and social justice matter deeply to me. I am a safe space for everyone — this extends to my personal life as well, where I stand up and advocate for universal human rights. I believe that love is love, I believe in body positivity, and I’m not here to pass judgement on anyone. I just want to help celebrate your love and welcome everyone with a big hug from my heart! I’m your choice if you’re a couple who shares these values.

We’re thinking of inviting a few guests, is that okay?

Absolutely! I would never dream of telling my clients that they can’t bring family or friends. It’s YOUR wedding day after all! That said, it’s really important to me to work with clients who value epic intimate portraits, so I don’t take on couples with over 30 guests attending their day. 

 

As we build your timeline together, we’ll customize your day. This means that if you do have friends or family joining for your ceremony, we can create an experience that involves everyone and also allows us to slip away on our own for your couples portraits. Ask me about my sample timelines to see more ideas on how this could work!

LOVE NOTES

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INTIMATE WEDDING // BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Every time I look at my wedding and engagement photos, I am stunned by how beautiful they are. All I get is compliments when people look at them. Melissa really has an eye for photography and is fantastic at capturing those authentic moments of your day! You won't be disappointed booking Cedar Lane for your special day.

Meredith + Blaine
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ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT // COSTA RICA

Melissa followed my fiancé and I all the way to Costa Rica! Not only is she a super sweet, fun-loving professional but she is an AMAZINGLY talented photographer! She captured EXACTLY what I had envisioned for our engagement session. We had sneak peaks of our images SO QUICKLY and our entire album was sent to us in a super timely manner. We've already booked her for our Elopement in Banff too! Cannot wait to see what amazingness she can capture there!

Kristi + Matt
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SURPRISE PROPOSAL // YOHO NATIONAL PARK

I had my surprise engagement shoot at Emerald Lake in B.C.. HUGE shout out to Melissa at Cedar Lane Adventure Elopements + Weddings for making this day possible and all the hard work you put into planning this with me! Although I currently just have my sneak peek photos, they’re absolutely stunning! I am beyond excited for the rest of our photos to come in! Melissa may come back a little higher cost wise than other photographers in the area, but I’m telling you, she’s worth every penny!

Zach + Alexander
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