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The greatest adventures all started with saying yes to the unknown.

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I believe that you deserve an unforgettable experience, one that inspires you for the rest of your lives

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A groom walks toward his bride on top of a mountain in North Carolina at sunset on their elopement day.

Just imagine...

The most amazing, epic wedding day you could dream up

Imagine a wedding day that is completely your own, without having to worry about following any "rules." Imagine the feelings of freedom and excitement that come with ditching all expectations, obligations, and opinions about what you're "supposed" to do. What if, instead, you just focused on the two of you, without anything holding you back?

YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE

A bride and groom embrace in front of a sunset on top of a mountain in North Carolina on their elopement day with photographer Monica Leavell

Listen, I GET IT.

Ditching tradition is hard. For some, it’s tough to make that choice as to what you want, and what you want to do. Especially when that decision involves the expectations of others. But you’ve got to remember, THIS IS YOUR DAY, NOT THEIRS.

It isn’t selfish of you to want a day that is reflective of you and your partner to the absolute core. I mean, what’s a better way to start your new life together, right?

Spending your days planning for a wedding which pleases everyone is not what this should be about. You have every right to have whatever kind of wedding day you want.

I'm so glad you're here

and I’d love to help you create something incredibly beautiful and uniquely yours.

A couple stands with their arms wide open toward a large waterfall in North Carolina on their elopement day.

AN ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

that sets your soul on fire

I know there are not as many resources out there for planning an elopement compared to a big, lavish wedding day

That's why I'm more than just a photographer; I'm your new pal here to help guide you to planning out the perfect day that is an extension of the two of you, together as one

Your Traveling Elopement Photographer

Hey there! My name is Monica. I'm an adventure elopement photographer based out of Asheville, North Carolina but available wherever you'll need me! I’m passionate about guiding couples toward an experience that they love every single minute of and never want it end.

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As an avid outdoorsperson, it means so much to me to incorporate Leave No Trace (LNT) principles into every facet of my business in an effort to enjoy and protect the outdoors at the same time
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I'm super excited to provide valuable tips for planning outdoor elopements, weddings, and sessions and taking epic photos will still leaving minimal impact on the outdoors
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It's incredibly important to me to make sure we all continue to have access to our gorgeous public lands for many years to come.

AVAILABLE FOR

adventurous elopements • intimate weddings

unique imagery • just love • awesome adventures

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When you know, you know. Ready to jump in?

IT'S TIME TO DO THE DANG THING!

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