Why You Need a Husband and Wife Photography Team for Your Elopement


Husband and Wife Photography Team and Why Your Elopement Needs One

If you’re considering eloping and considering whether a husband and wife photography team is necessary, let me answer that real quick: absolutely.  There are so many advantages to hiring a husband and wife photography team, and we’re not just saying that because we are one.

Who’s we?  We’re Kalispell Montana photographers who specialize in adventurous elopements!  I’ve (Destinie here) been a solo wedding and elopement photographer and have seen how adding Daniel (my cutie hubs) makes a world of difference for my couples!  We have been a husband and wife photography team since the beginning of 2020, so we know the ins-and-outs of how you need a husband and wife photography team for your elopement.  We’re looking to share those with you today!

We’ll cover everything from how your gallery is simply more unique all the way down to practical elements like being prepared for emergencies on your elopement day.

Stick around to see 6 reasons you need a husband and wife team for your elopement!

eloping couple hugs and laughs at leigh lake


#1: Your elopement feels more like a date with a husband and wife photography team than having an awkward third wheel around.

While it is true that eloping couples often make that decision to elope because they value privacy and seclusion, this speaks to the meaningfulness of relationships in their lives.  Eloping couples (such as yourselves) value relationships so much that you’re willing to spend your entire day with someone.  You don’t want your interaction on that day to feel lackluster or weird.  Our couples often feel that having a husband and wife present on their day makes sure that the day flows smoothly relationally and no partner is left without someone to chat with on the trail (aside from their partner, of course).

Having a husband and wife team ensures both of you never feel like the odd man out on your elopement day and creates a sense of familial support.

#2:  You have double the hands on deck during your elopement day with a husband and wife photography team.

The importance of this cannot be understated.  On your elopement day, you’ll be bringing along supplies to ensure your safety and well being as well as all of your wedding supplies (if you’re not sure what all that is, check out How To Elope for a checklist).  When moving from location to location, you’ll need extra hands to help you carry everything.  If you’re thinking of a Hiking Wedding, you’ll need even more items to ensure your day flows smoothly.  You’ll want an elopement day that ensures you’re not stressed about moving your pack from spot to spot.  You need someone ready and willing to anticipate your needs.

You’ll be more able to live in the present on your elopement day with a husband and wife photography team.

#3:  You receive double the attention to detail while planning your elopement!

Need I say more: you’re hiring two professional photographers and planners so you get double the value!  For example, elopement photographers (should) guide you through the planning process from location selection, timelines, how to make it meaningful, and so much more.  You will have access to two professional opinions as you plan.  There is always the chance that one photographer may look over an important detail accidentally, but having 2 photographers who can double check one another helps lower the probability of mistakes or miscommunication during your elopement planning process.

You will be served twice as well by a husband and wife photography team as you plan your elopement.


couple elopes in montana

#4:  You have a built in elopement officiant and witness for your wedding day.

Little known fact: a lot of states permit your photographer(s) to serve as your elopement officiant and as a witness.  If you only have one photographer, you will need to hire an officiant or find a random witness for your day.  Having a husband and wife photography team ensures you can keep your day more private (in compliant states).  Check specific states here.

When we have the privilege to do this for our couples, we make sure their ceremony is 100% unique to them and their preferences.  We do the legalities of their ceremony while leaving the vows and other meaningful aspects private as we photography from far away.  Contact us with additional questions on how this works!

#5:  You are automatically prepared in the event of an emergency on behalf of your photographer.

Crazy things happen in the great outdoors no matter how much you prepare.  What if you hire a solo photographer, and they wake up the morning of your elopement with a virus?  With two photographers, you will automatically have a “backup” in place.  Not to mention, if anything happens on the trail during your day (perhaps a sprained ankle, etc.), you have two photographers to problem solve and help your day continue to be safe and successful in the great outdoors.

Hiring a husband and wife photography team doubles your chances of being prepared for any emergency.

#6:  You have two perspectives on your wedding day with a husband and wife photography team.

This is every couple’s favorite reason to hire a husband and wife photography team!  A lot of solo elopement photographers are amazing at what they do and give you a ton of variety in your photos!  However, they simply cannot capture the same exact moment from two different vantage points on your day.  

Couples love receiving galleries from us where I’ve gotten the closer, more formal views of them on their day while Daniel has gotten higher and wider photos to ensure the couple has photos of them in the middle of gorgeous landscapes (perhaps at one of these Best Places to Elope in the US).

With a husband and wife photography team, you receive highly unique and high quality photos so you and your elopement location is captured beautifully!

husband and wife photography team

Speaking of husband and wife photography teams…

We’d love to chat with you about your elopement day and give you all these juicy benefits in your elopement day!  We’re experienced elopement photographers who specialize in adventurous elopements in some pretty stellar places all over the US!  Whether you’re Eloping in Montana or hope to Elope in Oregon, we’re your team!

Hey, it’s us!

We’re Des & Dan! Husband & wife elopement photographers, planners, and officiants! We help couples like you create elopement days full of meaningful details, authentic moments, and creative experiences because we believe you deserve a wedding day where you are truly heard—a wedding day you can truly remember.

We’d love to help in any way you can, so check out our other free planning resources or send us an email by hitting contact! We’d love to hop on the phone and see what you’re envisioning for your elopement day.

You deserve this.

Des & Dan


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