Claire Hamilton Photography
based in Arizona & Montana
Glad you're Here :)
Photography is a huge passion of mine, & it goes hand in hand with my passion for people. I could tell from the start that capturing elopements was what I was drawn towards. I fully believe that a wedding should focus on the couple and incorporate what makes them happy. Elopements give couples so much freedom to put themselves first and plan their dream wedding. The results are days full of passion, sweetness, and meaning. Getting to be a part of so many unforgettable moments makes this job truly irresistible. I love to build relationships with my amazing couples and help them build days that are completely authentic to who they are.
My hope is that I will capture memories that you will cherish forever, but most importantly, I want to showcase the emotions that made your wedding day special. I will come alongside you in a way that lets you feel at ease while I capture what is unique about your love story. The goal is not to pose you for a photo shoot, but rather to create a lasting & realistic impression of each moment.
An elopement is an intimate wedding experience that prioritizes you as a couple. It differs from a traditional wedding because it aims to be less of an event and more of an experience. You are able to choose each & every activity that will be a part of your timeline without unwanted pressure or expectations. All you have to do is create a day that is meaningful to you.
“far beyond what we imagined...”
Full Day Elopement Questions
How do I make my elopement day meaningful?
The first step is to fill your day with activities and moments that mean something to you and your partner. Elopements are more than the hour it takes to exchange vows and sign a marriage certificate. This day is going to be your wedding anniversary forever, and it should be a day you look back on with no regrets. Have a picnic, explore a new place, take a hike, play music, dance, jump in the lake, roast marshmallows by the fire! The possibilities are endless, but it is all about you as a couple. This is still your wedding DAY, make it everything you want it to be!
Why should I have full day elopement coverage?
I don't want you to miss out on anything when you choose to elope. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, and just because you choose to have an intimate ceremony doesn't mean you need to give up having a full wedding day experience. It's actually quite the opposite! This day is yours to fill with moments that you both enjoy doing without compromising for anyone else. What activities will help you create memories that you will cherish forever? Elopements are so much more than taking pictures and exchanging vows.
How do I plan a full day of activities?
Don't stress! It can be hard to plan a wedding day, even if it is just you and your partner. Traditional weddings usually have some kind of expected timeline, so without examples it can be hard to do know what to do with your day. But this is where is gets fun! You get to be creative and dream up the most epic, romantic, exciting, and dreamy wedding day you can imagine... without the stress of sticking to a traditional timeline. It seems like there is a lot of time in the day, but trust me when I day that is goes by so quick! When you inquire about your elopement day we will go over all the details, including examples of meaningful and fun activities that can fill your day.