“We just wanted to do something that was for ourselves to celebrate our love for each other rather than dealing with everyone else's expectations. We have known for a while we wanted to get married and doing it in a national park felt right, especially since we want to see all of them together.” - C&M
“We wanted something more intimate. After looking at venues and talking numbers and all of that, it just didn’t feel right. It’s not that we don’t want to celebrate with our friends and family but we felt that sharing our vows should be a private moment.” - D&M
"...Ultimately, we realized that all we needed was a little ceremony and that not everyone needed to be involved in it. This is just for us and the people closest to us, and elopements take so much of the pressure off. Getting married in such a beautiful place is the icing on the cake :)" - L&C
We're Sydney and Ryan, a husband and wife elopement photographer and videographer team based in Joshua Tree, California. We enjoy traveling for work and for fun, whether it's a road trip or flight somewhere new. We love going to farmers markets, spending time outdoors, and enjoying everyday life with our daughter & dog. After our own elopement day, we became passionate about helping other couples' dream elopements come to life.
"...We felt transported right back to the moment of standing in front of that perfect Joshua Tree. You made the film feel like we were getting a glimpse into a fiercely private couple’s love. Turns out we are the lucky couple."
- B & J, eloped in Joshua Tree, California
"I fell in love with Sydney and Ryan’s work with the first picture I saw on Instagram. Then reading their bio, I knew I HAD to have them as my photographer. We had planned on eloping in Hawaii, and had to change plans 24 hours before we were supposed to fly out. Sydney was beyond understanding and so helpful. We rescheduled for Arches and Canyonlands a few months later. The amount of time and effort she put into researching locations, restaurants, Airbnb’s, etc. was incredible. She helped make our day stress free. Meeting her was even better than expected. She’s so down to earth and talented. It was like spending the entire day with a friend, who also loves dogs and adventures. I couldn’t say enough nice things about her as a person or photographer. Our photos are better than I ever could have imagined."
J & W, eloped in Moab, Utah
"...we met up with Sydney the day before our elopement to scope our location and also grabbed dinner. Meeting up with Sydney felt like hanging out with an old friend! On elopement day, my husband and I were running behind (as per usual LOL) but Sydney was so patient with us! She made our day so special and made us feel so comfortable while taking the photos! Everything was incredible and she helped make our day so beautiful. A couple of days later we received our sneak peak gallery and I cried the entire time going through them, they were so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined!"
- H & J, eloped in Oregon