High School Sweethearts’ Early Spring Elopement

May 10, 2023




May 4, 2023


Alexis and Austin met freshman year in high school. Their first date was, in classic high school style, hanging out at a cliff in the woods and talking for hours.

They wanted an intimate, romantic elopement in the heart of Burlington. They began the day by taking an early morning walk in the woods and exchanging vows in their pajamas, as a nod to their first date. I met up with them after at Burlington City Arts (where I actually took my very first photography courses years ago!). It was an early spring day. I was thrilled that there were some greens and blossoms after a long mud season. Alexis and Austin had the perfect backdrop.

They wanted their Vermont elopement to be a reflection of their personalities, with candid, film-like photographs that would capture the raw emotion of their day. As a photographer, it’s always exciting to work with clients who have a clear vision of what they want. I was thrilled to collaborate with them to make their vision a reality.

One of the highlights of their elopement was the bride’s locket on her bouquet, which featured her grandparents. It was such a touching tribute to her family. It’s moments like these that make my job as an elopement photographer so rewarding. Being able to capture these intimate moments and preserve them for a lifetime is truly an honor.

Burlington City Arts provided a stunning spot for their Vermont elopement, with its modern architecture and interesting art exhibits. Before she officiated the ceremony, Carmen George decorated the mantle with blue and white florals that draped beautiful down one side.

Alexis had an artistic vision for every moment, and I loved her 60s/glam vibe so much.

Alexis and Austin’s elopement was a beautiful reminder that growing together is challenging but extremely rewarding. I couldn’t be happier for them!


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