On your elopement day, I'm more than just your photographer...
I will be your biggest supporter championing you on. Your free-spirited, fun-loving accomplice. Your open-minded confidant. I am someone that wants to be your friend on this day & long after this adventure! You want a different kind of wedding day and THAT is what I’m here for.
As a seasoned elopement photographer, I have over 10 years of experience capturing wild love and intimate moments in multiple countries and nearly all 50 states. I live to explore all the beautiful and remote corners of the earth and wherever you dream of getting married, I’ll be there to document it!
Chances are, if you’re interested in a Wild & Free elopement then you probably value meaningful experiences, freedom, and fun over the pressure and obligations of a traditional wedding. I promise to embrace your individuality with open arms and allow you to be your full selves on the day you get married. All love is equally important to me and I pride myself on valuing your creativity and honoring your vision.
It's my mission to make you feel loved and supported on the day you get married--and I want to make sure you’re laughing the entire time! Couples I’ve worked with have become a part of my family.
"Joni has such a natural and genuine soul, she makes you feel as if you have known her forever!"
I'm known for my constant laughter, flowy dresses, and free-spirited travel habits. As an ENFP, spontaneity, surprises, and meeting new people makes me feel the most alive--I think I've landed in the right job! My warm, bubbly personality is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and confident on your wedding day!
I’ve traveled all around the US living out of my Prius, and it was the best experience of my life. I loved waking up to the dramatic rocky Oregon coastline and exploring the breathtaking beauty of each National Park along the way. I’ve recently traded in my nomadic lifestyle and returned home to my roots in Southern California. Let me tell you, I’m in love. My partner Vincent and I can't ever imagine leaving the sunshine and laidback beach life. We live in Oceanside with our two kitty babies, Wren & Phoebe.
I'm passionate about the environment, veganism, having experiences over things, and ordering dessert. I love classic rock (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac), zero waste living, and music festivals. I'm covered in fluff in July, think hand-me-downs are the best, and dig a slow day in the sun.
"From the moment I met Joni, I knew magic was going to happen!"
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 I am soon partnering with 1% For the Planet to help make a positive impact.
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.
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