More than just your photographer!

Why intimate weddings and elopements

Your wedding day is for you. Eloping and intimate weddings take the stress out of traditional wedding planning. Keeping the day focused on what matter to you most and what you love is how your wedding should be.

Eloping is for the couples that having a wedding at all doesn't really resonate with them. For whatever reason they're just not your thing and that's ok! But, that doesn't mean that you your day isn't as important. It deserves to be celebrate just the same.

Intimate weddings are my favorite because we have our close family and friends that we possibly couldn't imagine our day without. But, you still want an adventure and experience of a lifetime. And I'm here to tell you that you can do both!

I know photography can feel like a big investment

Like most things in life you get what you pay for. Photography is no different, everything is on a sliding scale and so many factors are put into pricing. From cost of doing business, deliverables, experience, travel, etc.

So, how to you know it's worth it? The peace of mind knowing a photographer has the experience and your best interests in mind. Knowing they'll take care of your photo memories like their own.

The ultimate factor being trust.

more than just your photographer

Do we really need all day coverage?

Let's tell the whole story of your day.

No moment is too small or menial to be captured. This day is all about you and your partner. So, let's make sure the whole story gets told.

"We're not photogenic"

These photos are you and only you.

Thinking about getting in front of a camera can be anxiety inducing. But, throughout the day you'll barely notice that I'm there. 

Your ultimate hype woman and friend along the way. I'll be there to guide along the way and make sure you feel safe, comfortable, and are having fun!

So, don't worry about a thing! I've got your back!

The ultimate client experience

Photo coverage by me! 

Local Vendor recommendations

Customized location ideas, scouting, and permit assistance

Detailed timeline planning and assistance

If you're choosing to elope you'll get hands-on assistance finding the perfect location(s). I'll scout everything out, make plans and back up plans, and most importantly make sure we secure all permits!

Your wedding day will feel calm, easy, and most importantly fun! I want to get to know all my couples as much as possible so you'll receive a detailed questionnaire. You'll have complete access to me as I help guide you through the process answer any questions and just be your cheerleader!

Client Portal and PLanning resources

You want your day captured the way you've always imagined. So, I'll make sure to create my own photo centric timeline (coordinating with planners and videographers when necessary) to make sure not a moment or detail is missed!

If you want a vendor there I guarantee I know someone or I'll help you find them. I'll help scour the internet for vendors and send you all my best and favorite recs so you can have the wedding of your dreams. 

Once you're officially booked, you'll be able to go to your client portal for lots of info and help. You'll be able to find any and all guides and other resources. This will be a page that you'll want to bookmark!

I'm a 26-year-old Bay Area native that has been photographing wedding and couples over the past 3 years! I was raised by a single parent with my two sisters so family means absolutely everything thing to me. They are literally my biggest supporters and ultimate hype crew. 

You can catch me working out, eating, or traveling! I'm obsessed with my dogs Marley and Seymour, icecream, and wine! Carbs and food are actually my love language and I LOVE spontaneous trips. 

I'm an absolute hopeless romantic. I cry at every single wedding I go to. And I became a photographer because I've always value the memories that photos hold.

Memories come and go but photos last a lifetime. I know getting in front of a camera can feel weird and awkward and you're like what the hell do I do with my hands. But seriously, I'll be there to make you laugh, guide you through the whole process and make things as easy and fun.


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Whether it's bad weather or when things are running behind schedule you can reset assure knowing I'll bring the calm energy to reassure you that everything will work out. All through this planning process and beyond. Don't know where to start or need recommendations? I got you! 

Calm

I know some of the best in the business for videography, calligraphy, planning, styling, florals, and the list goes on. I'll help find an amazing spot for your ceremony and work out your elopement day timeline so you can feel at ease. And you can relax knowing all of your memories will be handled with care, backed up, and safely stored.

Cared For

I'm going to get all your best angles, help you feel confident and at ease in front of my camera. And I'm fully insured and registered as a business.

Confident

It's about so much more than just pretty photos but i'll make sure you get those too!

WHAT YOU'LL FEEL WHEN YOU WORK WITH ME:

California Elopement Packages

california wedding

Planning a wedding is hard, time-consuming, and can be stressful. There are so many decisions to be made and things to coordinate it can truly feel like an overwhelming process.

My packages are designed to be one less thing that you have to worry about.
I coordinate with planners and coordinators and other vendors with your best interest in mind so that you can have the best photos possible.

I communicate with you through the whole process. So, that you can have the photos that you've dreamed of. 


starting at $3000

Starting price is for my smallest package. Travel fees are not included.

CAlifornia elopement

Starting at $2200

Starting price is for my smallest package. Travel fees are not included.

Elopements are a beautiful way to keep the focus on what truly matters. Your love. So much care, thought, and time are put into elopements. 

My service is designed so that you have the knowledge to book some of the best vendors, have hands on help location scouting, timeline planning, and can take a step back with peace of mind. 

Your experience is always put first. Whether you're eloping in Big Sur or Joshua Tree I help make sure you have a day that you're sure to remember as one of the best adventures of your life. 


san francisco City hall elopement

Looking to get married at San Francisco City Hall? Check out this page!

Starting price is for my smallest package.

Starting at $1400

Your elopement is just as important, meaningful, and memorable.

San Francisco City Hall is an absolutely gorgeous venue. With my help, you can take back your weekends and relieve some stress. As I provide all my couples the best vendor recommendations, tips for eloping in SF City Hall, and all the information you'll need to make your day extra special.

My packages are designed to provide you with knowledge and help so that you can have stress-free planning and a fun enjoyable experience. 


When I build your custom location list, I always have a plan B, and plan C and sometimes just in case maybe even a plan D. We're lucky to be in sunny California so we should typically not run into too much crazy weather. Along as it’s not dangerous, we will proceed as planned.

What happens if the weather is bad?

It costs $1000 to lock in your wedding date with me with half of the remaining balance due 6 months before your elopement and then the remaining half due 30 days before your elopement. If you book within a 6 month time frame $1000 retainer will be due to book and then the remaining balance will be due 30 days prior.

HOW MUCH IS YOUR RETAINER TO RESERVE MY DATE?

No, but you can totally add them onto any package you'd like.

DO ANY OF YOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE A SECOND SHOOTER?

I do light retouching, color correcting, and photo adjustments. My general photo style is true to color warmed so, I like to keep things natural. I only photoshop blemishes that won't be there within two weeks of the session. I do not do any heavy retouching or body altering.

DO YOU OFFER RETOUCHING, COLOR ADJUSTMENTS, AND OTHER CORRECTIVE SERVICES?

I deliver all my galleries online through a website for you to print, download, and share. The gallery includes a shop and has the option for you to download the photos web size or high resolution.

HOW DO I GET MY PHOTOS DELIVERED?

My turnaround time for weddings is 5-6 weeks from your wedding date and for sessions, my turnaround time is 2 weeks maximum. Trust me I want to get you your photos as quickly as possible so I deliver as quickly as possible these are just the typical timeframes. Also, it's important to keep in mind that the industry standard is 8-12 weeks for a wedding gallery delivery and 4-5 weeks for sessions.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?

Yes, I do! Your online gallery will come with a complete shop so you can order everything from there. I can also help you design your album and walk you through the whole process.

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS OR PRINTS?

You've Got Questions I've Got Answers

faq

- kate & Randal

I can’t say enough good things about Torez. Not only did the pictures turn out beautifully, but she really went above and beyond scouting out photo locations and creating a schedule for the day and making sure we got our dream photos.
I also really appreciated how Torez makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera and suggestions natural poses so your photos end up looking candid and not staged.
Whether you’re booking an elopement, couples or individual photo session in California, Torez is your person!

"I can’t say enough good things about Torez."

- courtney & klayton

My fiancé and I took engagement pictures with Torez and we had a great experience and would certainly recommend her again and again. We won our session on an Instagram contest and she was so easy to work with and coordinate. We settled on Carmel, she helped with outfits, location styling, posing, everything. She embraced our awkwardness and our photos turned out amazing — we get so many compliments on them. It was like working with an old friend. Thank you Torez.

"It was like working with an old friend."

- Tea & Cameron

"My boyfriend and I had Torez take our pictures at the beach and we couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out! It was our first time getting professional pictures done and we were both nervous so we worried that our nervousness would show in the pictures. This was not the case whatsoever! Torez made us both feel so comfortable and all while guiding us along the way. She was also incredibly patient throughout the whole photoshoot. The photos came back to us, edited, in less than 24 hours! Considering how eager we were to see how the pictures turned out, her timeliness was definitely a plus. I can’t wait to use her for all of our future photography needs!"

"Torez made us both feel so comfortable and all while guiding us along the way."

- autumn & kellen

"Kellen and I loved our couples shoot with Torez. She made us feel comfortable from the start and the entire process was seamless from planning the logistics to receiving the photos. She had a beautiful vision and gave us helpful direction while still letting us be who we are. She is talented, accommodating, and a joy to work with! We will cherish these photos forever!"

"EVERY PHOTO WAS STUNNING AND EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR."

- hanna & thomas

Torez accommodated us very last minute; we asked her on a Monday if she was available to shoot our elopement on Friday! Thankfully, she was available, and took some truly lovely photos of our intimate day. She was understanding of our personalities and captured us in a way that felt authentic -- not forced or unnatural by any means. And her prices were very reasonable for some truly outstanding work; if you are looking to get photos done at City Hall and wish to do it on a reasonable budget, Torez is a great choice! We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day.

"We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day."

- hanna & thomas

Torez accommodated us very last minute; we asked her on a Monday if she was available to shoot our elopement on Friday! Thankfully, she was available, and took some truly lovely photos of our intimate day. She was understanding of our personalities and captured us in a way that felt authentic -- not forced or unnatural by any means. And her prices were very reasonable for some truly outstanding work; if you are looking to get photos done at City Hall and wish to do it on a reasonable budget, Torez is a great choice! We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day.

"We can't thank her enough for capturing us so well on our special day."

- Alyssa & Peter

Torez did a fantastic job shooting our engagement photos. My fiance and I are definitely camera shy and so we knew the importance of trusting and being comfortable with our photographer every step of the way. Torez was so genuine from the start, as she truly wanted to get to know US so she can curate an experience that would carry on past that session. She asked questions to get to know us better as a couple as well as did her research in terms of location, time of day, etc. Her turnaround time was quick and the photos turned out great - we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier with the results! We were quick to post a sneak peak on Instagram as well because we were so excited :) Thank you, Torez!!

" we found pictures that captured who we truly are and we couldn't be happier."

- chelsea & dathan

Torez photography did an amazing job capturing our surprise proposal, the pictures came out exactly like I imagined them. She’s very personable and really helped to make our day memorable. I 10/10 recommend

" the pictures came out exactly like I imagined them."

- Jacqueline & Josh

"Torez was very professional, warm, and friendly. She was a joy to work with. As someone who has absolutely NO idea what to do in front of a camera, Torez gave us a lot of notes on what to do with our movement. While we were fortunate enough to be winners of Torez's annual raffle for a free engagement photo session, we certainly would have paid had we not been winners - she's phenomenal. We really appreciate the great work she did."

"Very beautiful photos and a wonderful experience."