How much coverage is enough on an Elopement Day?

October 10, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Lake of the Ozarks Missouri ElopementElopement in the Ozarks with Lindsey Webster PhotographyThis gorgeous couple braved the cold and created core memories with a fun day of an experience driven photography session.

You're ENGAGED! Hell Yes!!  Now what?

As you come into this season of life with your partner there are a billion questions that might start swirling around in your heads on where to start. Narrowing down your date, what season do you want to get married in, what experience do you want to have on your wedding day, what will you wear, where will you go......

Friend, I know won't be able to answer all of those questions for you, but I can help guide you through the process! I've been shooting and planning weddings for nearly a decade now and I have seen it ALL. And while I can help you navigate these waters in all the wedding planning aspects there is one burning question I'm most able to help you with, so lets start there. 

How Much Coverage is Enough?

When planning out the timeline for your elopement day (or days), you might be wondering, how much of it should you have documented? Should we have someone there to photograph everything from morning coffee to evening private chef? Or should we just get ceremony photos and call it a day?


Want my honest opinion? 


Your day deserves just as much documentation as anyone else getting married—and maybe even more.


Here's 3 Reasons Why.


  • While sometimes people think a wedding is just saying your vows and spending an hour or two taking portraits—the day you get married is so much more than that. Your wedding day is going to be the day you remember every year on your anniversary for the rest of your lives together—and everything that happened that day from sun up to sun down is a part of your experience. Couples having big weddings get the entire story of their day document, so why shouldn’t you?
  • If you’re spending all of this time intentionally planning the absolute best, most authentic experience for you and your partner—don’t you want to be able to relive all of it and remember it precisely, in full-color detail?
  • If you’re not having as many people attend your event in-person, the photos of your day are truly the only way to share your experience with others—don’t you want to be able to do that?


I honestly have never photographed a wedding that I thought the couple had me there for too long—but there have been countless days that I wish I could have documented a fuller picture of how awesome their entire experience was.


So, when deciding how much of your day to have me along for—remember that just because I’m there doesn’t mean that it’s going to feel like an all-day photoshoot. I’m there to melt into the background, to make sure you have the best experience possible, and to just document you two having the time of your life.


Oh, and on those other questions.... Book a call and let's get started planning! You are important and your love story deserves to be a novel, not just a picture book. 


Dream Big Friends,




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