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dream up your most perfect day

and let's make it a reality

bride and groom portrait during their Tennessee helicopter wedding

what is an all day elopement?

I'm glad you asked! Traditional weddings by default always get full day coverage and an elopement should be no different- it's your wedding day after all! With elopements you aren't bound to a venue's strict timeline so when I say the world is your oyster, I truly mean it. I tell my couples to dream up their most perfect day from the second they wake up to the moment they lay their heads on the pillow at night. What types of scenes are you seeing? What are you drinking and eating? What are your favorite activities to do? We talk about ALL of it which helps me design up a wedding day that represents you & your partner perfectly. With all day elopements I'll capture your sweet getting ready moments, your first look, ceremony, and all the activities & exploration we can pack in. I promise this is not an all day photoshoot whatsoever. Your wedding day will be intentionally crafted to incorporate your favorite landscapes and passions- plus we'll be taking advantage of the most gorgeous light at sunrise or sunset!

bride and groom during their cape cod wedding

THE EXPERIENCE

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sign a contract & pay the non-refundable retainer fee

Schedule a CALL

Fill out the form to submit an inquiry

welcome guide & location QUESTIONNAIRE

Now that you're booked the fun begins! I'll send you my 101 page paperback"How To Elope" guidebook and your location planning questionnaire. This gives me more info on the two of you to create a custom experience and your personal preferences: (city, desert, beach, mountain, woods, lakes) or (whether you want to hike, if so how long, difficulty, etc. )

You let me know your date & location (it's totally ok if you don't have a specific spot yet). Then you both digitally sign your contract, pay the non-refundable retainer and then you're officially booked!! Yay!!

I get to learn all about you two, your eloping vision, and run you through the entire process of what it's like to work with me.

I'll see if I'm available your date and I'll send you more details on pricing & packages within 24-48 hours.

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we finalize your ceremony location & I secure your special use permit

"How to have a leave no trace wedding" guide book & activities questionnaire!

wedding day is here!

gallery delivery! relive the joy of your day over and over.

We pick the ceremony spot (plus a few backup locations) and I take care of the special use permit (if applicable) so your wedding can legally take place in the national park, DCR, etc. and I'm allowed to photograph it.

I'll digitally send you a 25 page guidebook on "How to have a Leave No Trace Wedding" that you can pass along to your guests too! You'll also get your second questionnaire to go over any activities your passionate about that you want to incorporate into your day. Kayaking, wine tasting, taking a helicopter ride- the sky's the limit!

You have the absolute best day rain or shine. I photograph you in the most gorgeous light at sunrise or sunset capturing your complete wedding day story from start to finish. Then you'll get 3-5 sneak peek photos within 48 hours!

Six to eight weeks from your elopement you'll receive the link to your full wedding gallery. From here you can download the digital files or you have the option to order print products through me (highly recommend!) so you can marvel at your beautiful souls on the walls of your home.

here to make planning an elopement easy & Fun

all booked couples will receive the 101 page “How To Elope” Guidebook

I'm sure you've realized now but there is every resource imaginable for traditional wedding couples and little to none for eloping couples. Think about it- they've got magazines, tv shows, and informative responses from a simple google search in seconds. This guide book covers tons of topics about eloping and gives you so many top tips from having conversations with family members to packing lists.

Hi, I’m meghan

the heart behind alpine to shoreline

Meghan Lynch Switzerland elopement photographer

i'm your super bubbly elopement photographer ready to capture the wedding day of your dreams.

100+ weddings photographed

Appalachian Mountain Club Member & Surfrider Volunteer

Completed Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead's Adventure Elopement Academy Course

LGBTQ+ friendly wedding vendor (love is love)

Leave No Trace Certified Photographer

Travel enthusiast to the core. Want to know where to get the best gelato in Italy? Best beaches on Cape Cod? I love talking to locals and I'm willing to share my secrets. Plus my bags are made for international travel!

CPR Certified & Wilderness First Responder (4x renewed)

I've photographed dogs, cats, horses- I'm comfortable with them all!

For the personality nerds like myself: I'm an ENFP and a 3w4 enneagram.

As you can see hiring me goes way beyond just taking photos

I'M YOUR ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER THAT GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND

Raining? I'll bring cute clear umbrellas. Have a dog? I'll bring my pet friendly ink pad so they can "sign" your marriage license. Need me to pin a boutonniere? I've done it a hundred times. Looking to hike with a bouquet? I know how to securely pack it so the flowers don't get crushed in your back. Winter elopement? I'm bringing extra hot packs to keep you warm. Don't want to change behind a tree? I'll bring my pop up changing tent.

PRICING

bride and groom kissing during their Bern Switzerland elopement

Worldwide Elopement Packages

Includes:

packages begin at 4 hours of coverage *TRAVEL INCLUDED*

High resolution fully edited digital files

Complimentary photoshop edits of distractions (full list in the FAQS)

Personalized location suggestions + scouting

"How To Elope” Guidebook 101+ pages on everything you need to know and so many top tips

I will fill out & pay any special use permit (needed for national parks, national seashores,DCR)

Private online gallery with unlimited downloads to share with family and friends

Two Questionnaires: Location Planning & Activities to help us craft your dream day

Custom elopement timeline

Personal Print release

25 Page "How To Leave No Trace While Getting Married" Guide

3-5 SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS WITHIN 48 HOURS

local Vendor Recommendations

get in touch

Starting At:

$6,000 USD

Elopement Packages Within The USA (Outside New England)

Includes:

packages begin at 4 hours of coverage *TRAVEL INCLUDED*

High resolution fully edited digital files

Complimentary photoshop edits of distractions (full list in the FAQS)

Personalized location suggestions + scouting

"How To Elope” Guidebook 101+ pages on everything you need to know and so many top tips

I will fill out & pay any special use permit (needed for national parks, national seashores,DCR)

Private online gallery with unlimited downloads to share with family and friends

Two Questionnaires: Location Planning & Activities to help us craft your dream day

Personal Print release

Custom elopement timeline

3-5 SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS WITHIN 48 HOURS

25 Page "How To Leave No Trace While Getting Married" Guide

local Vendor Recommendations

Starting At:

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$5,300 USD

bride and groom walking during their vermont elopement

New England Elopement Packages

Includes:

packages begin at 4 hours of coverage *TRAVEL INCLUDED*

High resolution fully edited digital files

Complimentary photoshop edits of distractions (full list in the FAQS)

Personalized location suggestions + scouting

I will fill out & pay any special use permit (needed for national parks, national seashores,DCR)

"How To Elope” Guidebook 101+ pages on everything you need to know and so many top tips

Private online gallery with unlimited downloads to share with family and friends

Two Questionnaires: Location Planning & Activities to help us craft your dream day

Custom elopement timeline

Personal Print release

3-5 SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS WITHIN 48 HOURS

25 Page "How To Leave No Trace While Getting Married" Guide

local Vendor Recommendations

get in touch

Starting At:

$4,800 USD

bride and groom walking during their beach cape cod elopement in massachusetts

Local Elopement Packages (Within 2 hours of Boston)

Includes:

packages begin at 2 hours of coverage

High resolution fully edited digital files

Complimentary photoshop edits of distractions (full list in the FAQS)

Personalized location suggestions + scouting

"How To Elope” Guidebook 101+ pages on everything you need to know and so many top tips

I will fill out & pay any special use permit (needed for national parks, national seashores,DCR)

Private online gallery with unlimited downloads to share with family and friends

Two Questionnaires: Location Planning & Activities to help us craft your dream day

Custom elopement timeline

Personal Print release

25 Page "How To Leave No Trace While Getting Married" Guide

3-5 SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS WITHIN 48 HOURS

local Vendor Recommendations

get in touch

Starting At:

$2,000 USD

FAQ

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?

Every wedding is different! Some have more people and some are smaller. Some have great sunny weather and some are rainy. Some couples go all out with details and others take a simpler route. A lot of factors come into play, but you are guaranteed to get a minimum of 50 photos per hour (for example- an 8 hour wedding would get a minimum of 400 delivered images). I'm all about quality over quantity!

You fill out my contact form, we chat on the phone, and then to make it official you both sign the contracts and pay the 50% non-refundable retainer of the package of your choosing! Then I begin spoiling you ;)

WHAT IS YOUR EDITING STYLE?

DO YOU EVER DELIVER RAW IMAGES?

Nope! I never deliver the unedited original RAW files to clients because they aren't representing a final product. You'll be getting the high resolution edited jpeg files.

There are current trends right now that swing to super light & airy or the other side is more dark and moody. My editing style is very classic and timeless so you can remember the wedding day for what it really was. The photos are vibrant and true to color!

what is the optional complimentary photoshop retouching you offer?

WHAT IS THE PHOTO TURN AROUND TIME?

Your wedding photos are delivered to you on an online gallery within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day and you get 3-5 sneak peek photos within 48 hours.

I've completed a photoshop course so I am a pro at the following complimentary edits:

- Removing distractions

- I'll get rid of exit signs, hair elastics and people photobombing in the background of a photo

- Taming flyaway hairs that ya know decided to blow under your nose making it seem like you have a mustache

- Swapping heads and eyes: Think I'm going to delete an amazing photo just cause someone blinked- think again! I can open their eyes like MAGIC

- I can edit out that teenage sized zit that decided to bless you on wedding day

- Blending that awkward sunburn you got while relaxing at the beach days before your wedding

- Make ring shots POP & SPARKLE

These small adjustments make a huge difference and I never do body modifications (I'm all about natural beauty!). I just like to give my clients 100% confidence that I've got their back in every way possible! Also it's totally optional so I don't have to do any extra retouching if you don't want it

CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH ANIMALS AT OUR WEDDING?

1000% YES! They are family too :) I've photographed dogs, cats, and even horses! I used to work at a horse farm and volunteer at Vermont's All Breed Dog shelter so I'm very comfortable working with a variety of animals!

can we invite friends & family?

Of course! You are more than welcome to have a celebration with just the two of you or you can absolutely bring your VIP family and friends along. My intimate weddings and elopements are capped at 25 people.

IT SAYS YOU ARE A "LEAVE NO TRACE" CERTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHER- WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WHAT IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER ON OUR ELOPEMENT DAY?

I'm a huge advocate in keeping the beautiful areas we photograph in just as good as we left them. That way when you come back for future anniversaries the landscapes resemble just how they looked when you shared vows years before. The 7 Principles are as follows:

1. PLAN AHEAD & PREPARE

2. TRAVEL & CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES

3. DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY

4. LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND

5. MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS

6. RESPECT WILDLIFE

7. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITORS

For example when taking photos of you two I would never be leading you off trail to stand on a fragile alpine environment or releasing confetti on a summit since we don't want our animal friends to eat them!

I don't believe in bad weather only bad gear! Growing up in New England I have photographed in all weather conditions from snowy days in Vermont to rainy days. In my opinion rainy days can create some of the most romantic photos (I also bring along clear umbrellas for you too!). The couples I love working with are ready to have a dance party in the rain and embrace the weather no matter what!

can our adventure elopement be in a city? we don't hike!

when it says your "travel included" what does that mean?

Of course! City elopements are my JAM too. Whether you've visited the city before or not I've done city elopements that capture getting ready, a sweet sunrise ceremony downtown (talk about having the whole city to yourself) then incorporating your favorite kind of activities. Sometimes we stop at your favorite coffee shop or first date bar. Other times we explore neighborhoods and swap that traditional cake for a Mike's Pastry cannoli in Boston. Similar to the more outdoorsy elopements these elopements capture a full wedding day and really allow you to relax and celebrate your love amongst the skyscrapers.

To make it extremely easy on my couples, I've rolled my travel fee into all the packages. This includes transportation to get me to your wedding location, accommodations, gas & meals. I book this all myself so you don't do any added work there :) Clients are responsible for paying any additional travel related costs beyond this including, but not limited to, travel via four-wheel drive roads with appropriate vehicles and guided transportation, helicopters, ferries, gondolas, cable cars, float planes, bush planes, funicular trains, etc. For example, the only time you'd be getting an invoice for an added fee would be if you wanted me to come along for a helicopter, hot air balloon, boat ride etc (in those cases you'd pay for my ticket if you wanted those activities captured).

black and white photo of bride and groom during their white mountains elopement in New Hampshire

WANT TO FEEL AS COOL AS THIS COUPLE? YOU'RE IN GOOD COMPANY!

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Alpine To Shoreline is a New England based elopement photography company specializing in romantic & timeless imagery for the wilderness enthusiasts and travel obsessed.

New England. Europe. Worldwide

LGBTQA+ and BIPOC Friendly Wedding Vendor. I'll always support diversity & inclusion.