If you are even slightly considering eloping but have your doubts, I would 100% recommend talking to Sam. We planned a regular wedding that COVID ruined and I have to say from the beginning of planning our adventure elopement with Sam it felt more personal and enjoyable than any of the venues we had visited and ultimately the one we had chosen previously. His pictures speak for themselves but the work behind the camera is also extraordinary. He got to know us so well he was the one that planned the perfect day for our personalities, helped us choose a location knowing we loved hiking and being near water, brought a pour over set knowing we enjoy a hot cup of coffee more than anything, even played music we liked during the hike, because he had taken the time to really discuss what we like and what makes us who we are. Having planned both a regular wedding, and ultimately the adventure elopement of our dreams, we can say the care that Sam took for us had no comparison to every pushy salesperson we met at wedding venues.
In a time where the wedding industry has turned distant and extremely expensive, Sam made it enjoyable, memoriable, and helped us plan a day we enjoyed every second of
“HE MAKEs ANY ELOPEMENT A SPECIAL ONE”
Sam is simply the BEST! From the very beginning, we could tell we would like Sam over our other candidates because he was professional, extremely helpful, and he asked the right questions to help us create a GREAT experience. Sam was not only easy to work with – he is fun to work with too. Athletic, emergency medical training, a joyful/ focused attitude… Hired! Day of he was EXTREMELY professional and a pleasure to have around. We switched locations and he surprised us with snacks for the hike and a bottle of champagne to celebrate! All in all I recommend Sam to ANY COUPLE as I believe he has the ability to make ANY elopement a special one. Thank you Sam for sharing and making our special day more than what we could of hoped for! Hire him – not only will you not regret it, you’ll be grateful (like us) that you did.
Devil’s Lake, WI
“feel at ease, allowing us to enjoy our day”
We had a wonderful experience eloping in Telluride, CO, and we are glad that we hired Sam to capture our moments! Prior to the elopement, Sam had several virtual meetings with us. During these meetings, we discussed potential locations, pros and cons of each. After finalizing the location, Sam helped us craft a detailed plan for our elopement. We liked that Sam was flexible with moving the schedule around based on factors such as weather conditions or our own personal preference. On the elopement day, we appreciated that Sam was making us feel at ease, allowing us to enjoy our day and the hike to our ceremonial location. We barely noticed that there was a camera and we felt that we could be our goofy selves! We received sneak peak photos a few days after the elopement, and they look stunning! He captured in the best way possible the beautiful fall colors and spontaneous moments of our elopement. We can’t wait to see the rest of the photos! Thank you, Sam!
“Sam made everything so perfect”
If you want your wedding to be next level, then hire Sam ASAP! I couldn’t begin to recommend him more. Our wedding was cancelled 3 times due to the pandemic, so we decided to elope to Lake Geneva. We hired Sam as our videographer and it was the best decision I ever made, next to choosing my groom of course. Not only did he spend the day with us, he helped me plan the elopement in 2 weeks to make it absolutely perfect. He helped me with making a schedule for the day, made our dinner plans, even brought Christmas lights to string in our villa to have special lighting for dinner. I wouldn’t even want the original wedding we planned in Turks and Caicos because Sam made everything so perfect. I can’t tell you how many complements we have gotten on the trailer video, we don’t even have the full video yet! My new husband and I are pretty shy in front of a camera, but Sam captured the love between us and made us look so comfortable in the spot light. He also brought a photographer with him, so I didn’t have to worry about coordinating a photographer and videographer to work together. We eloped just the two of us, so it was important for me to have a video to show my family and friends since no one was there. Every person that we have showed the trailer to has cried and said how perfect everything looked. Especially if you are considering an elopement… you need to hire Sam!
“I’ve cried so many times at our photos and can say that we have also made a new friend!”
We worked with Sam for our Lake Tahoe elopement and I can’t even decide where to begin. Sam was responsive, professional, knowledgeable and all around just everything I was looking for. He took the time to get to know us before we started the whole process to make sure he was a fit with out vision and for that I’m truly thankful. He captured the most epic wedding I could have ever dreamed of. He flew out ahead of time with us to help scope the best views and locations that would be accessible to our 90+ year old grandparents. He stayed in Lake Tahoe with us the whole time and even joined us on our fly fishing trip to take pics as part of our purchased package. I’ve cried so many times looking at our beautiful photos and can say that we have also made a new friend! I’d give him 10 stars if I could. Thank you Sam for everything!
Lake Tahoe, CA
“He’s more than just a photographer!”
Sam is absolutely AWESOME! Awesome does not even describe it. He’s more than just a photographer! He’s a guide, medic, officiant, comedian, and an all around caring and helpful guy! We found Sam through Facebook and loved his work. Taking a risk, we reached out to him to be our wedding photographer that we had never met. Not only did he stay in contact for 2 years, but because of Covid-19 he was extremely flexible and cared about the safety of everyone. Sam is dedicated to staying efficient, but also makes it important to note that you just need to be YOU. No certain posing, just be in love and he will absolutely capture everything you ever wanted. Just meeting him on our first day in Zion National Park, he is a close family friend now. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended Fearless Elopement!
Angel’s Landing, Zion NP
“make your wedding look like a million bucks!”
The photos look straight out of a magazine and even better than the photos on my wedding dream board. I urge you to look at Sams portfolio not for his sake, but for yours. Did you look? Great. Now that you’ve seen for yourself how insane his photographer skills are, I’ll brag about how amazing it was to work with Sam as more than just someone who produces photos. When you are doing hours or even days of photo shoots, do you want someone who you feel uncomfortable around? and not genuine? Because we saw a LOT of that with other couples & elopement photographers on our trip. That is the exact OPPOSITE of Sam. We had a group of about 20 people & Sam fit in so quickly! He was laughing & striking up conversations with the groomsmen, playing with my little brothers. To top it off, Sam takes all the stress out of planning. He identifies locations, maps out timelines, brings equipment to communicate with multiple parties of the elopement for coordination. If you are a crazy planner like I am & think you have it all covered, you will be even more blessed & thankful to work with Sam. I had planned out the elopement, the location, the timeline and all. I got to Yosemite, scoped out the sight & thought I was good to go. Then Sam sent me photos of crazy unbeatable views that definitely weren’t from the site I chose. They were 10x better & more accessible for our wedding party.
The morning of my sunrise wedding, everyone was running late…like 35 minutes late & I was terrified that I would have to go coordinate my OWN wedding in my WEDDING DRESS while the groom and everyone sees me, completely ruining the surprise and magic of a wedding. Uh-uh. We get there, Sam is on walkie-talkies, the whole party is set-up, the groom is turned so he doesn’t see me, and it looks like the site and party had been prepared for hours before when in reality we were wayyy behind the timeline. Have I convinced you yet that Sam is going to be the most integral part of your dream elopement? Because I could go on for hours more if needed. Sam’s photography somehow made me look like a Scarlett Johansson vanity fair shoot. If you spend money on anything to make your wedding look like a million bucks, it is Sams photography skills. He plans, coordinates, finds all the secret spots, rally’s the troops and prevents any family drama, takes expert level photos even if you are in a garbage bag, brings a speaker for music, and above all is a blast to hangout with. What else do you even need for an elopement? He does it all. He will photograph us for every major event and our children’s events too because that is how much we love Sam as a person and photographer. Don’t even debate it, just book him.