California Elopement Photographer

a go-with-the-flow

elopement experience

for free spirits

You don't want a wedding that will box you in

you crave something different


❁ Imagine a elopement day that embraces all the spontaneous fun, adventure, and beautiful outdoor scenes your heart desires

❁ Envision a day so carefree and full of laughter that you can’t help but love every minute of it

❁ Visualize eloping where you feel no pressure, no judgment, just the sense that you can live out every whim uninhibited.

"I was speechless at how you captured me in your photos that day, they were raw, honest, and beautiful."


Ditchthe templatetradition.

Let's focus on what really matters and create a different kind of elopement experience that matches your fun lifestyle.


  • wasting time and resources on a wedding you aren't even excited about by instead investing in the most epic twenty-four-hours you two have ever had
  • getting stuck living out someone else's dream by instead feeling free to embrace your own without judgement
  • feeling rushed through what is supposed to be the most exciting day of your life by instead making the day intentional, meaningful, and playful
  • being shuffled around on a schedule by ditching the traditional template and embracing a magical elopement day centered around you two

On your elopement day, I'm more than just your photographer. I want to share all my insights I've developed over the years to help you design a day that just feels right.

You deserve:

  • an elopement day full of spontaneous fun, adventure, and the great outdoors
  • a day filled with so much laughter and love you can't help but adore every second of it
  • an elopement photographer who encourages you to feel unbound by expectations
Enjoyevery momenttears of joy.

The beauty of elopements is that each one is unique, just like your love. Your elopement should be a refection of your lives together.

Imagine having the freedom to:

  • enjoy moments with overwhelming beauty and emotion, with no timeline or expectations
  • express your love and vows without pressure --it's just you two, there's no need to hold back or censor your real-life kind of love
  • celebrate your commitment to each other on a day filled with intention and living in the moment

"Joni made me feel like it was ok to be myself."


Hi, I'm Joni


I’m a California based Elopement Photographer that offers a different kind of wedding experience. I have over 10 years of experience capturing wild love and intimate moments.


My greatest passion is capturing the essence of how you and your partner express connection. I embrace your individuality at every turn, allowing space for you to be your full selves on the day you get married. I’ll be there to help you design your day start-to-finish, while valuing your creativity and honoring the vision you have for your elopement experience.

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Eco Friendly elopements

By choosing an elopement instead of a traditional wedding, you are preventing up to 600lbs of trash from entering a landfill! And good news friend-- I am also a BIG fan of our planet and everything that lives on it! You can feel good about working with me because I am plant-based, strive to live a zero-waste lifestyle and have partnered with 1% For the Planet to help make a positive impact.




Let's talk about your Wild & Free Elopement



we'll Design the best day ever



Elope, celebrating your love to the fullest

"You captured moments that I didn't even realize were so special"


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You deserve an elopement that throws out all the rules and focuses on what matters most.


I don't want you to have to do this alone, so it’s ok if you don’t have the details figured out yet -- I’ll help you design your day from start to finish!


Wild & Free elopements is based in Southern California and photographs elopements all over the world.

Direct Email: [email protected]


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