virginia Elopement Photographer

Photographer & Guide

Based in Richmond, Virginia


Let’s face it.


big, Traditional weddings just aren’t for everyone.

But the aisles of wedding magazines and popular resource blogs make you feel like a big wedding is the only option, whether you like it or not.

You Deserve More

  • More time actually spent with your partner on your wedding day
  • More of what you value and cherish
  • More memories made
  • More unique experiences
  • More fun, adventure, and celebration

Elopement?

Small Wedding?

Intimate Celebration?

Micro-wedding?

Minimony?

Call it anything you’d like.

It’s not about the name.

It’s about the feeling

A love letter to daring couples

Hey you,

Yes, you, with the good eyebrows.

I know what you’re dealing with right now.

From the moment you told anyone you were engaged, you were bombarded with questions and suggestions about your color scheme and your guest list, and your centerpieces.

But maybe you don’t want any of that stuff?

Maybe you think your wedding should be about celebrating your love for, and commitment to, your partner and not about hotel ballroom seating charts and Pinterest-perfect DIY origami crane photo booth backdrops. (Yes, that’s real…)

Maybe the thought of saying your deeply personal and meaningful vows in front of a crowd of a hundred people makes you a little, well, sweaty.

Your wedding day is yours. Celebrate it the way you want.

Say “no” to the centuries of cringe-worthy traditions, the hours of forced smiles, the endless hugs given to relative strangers, and to the mountain of family expectations.

Let’s go have some fun.

Celebrate your wedding your way. Remember your day by the amazing experiences and memories you’ll make, and not by favors or souvenirs.  Let’s highlight what is important to the two of you.

I’m Leah, and I’d like to be your guide to your intimate, exciting, uniquely you wedding day experience.

Send me an email, and let’s talk more about your dreams and plans for your wedding day.

I can’t wait to meet you.

<3 Leah

eloping in Virginia

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More Than Just An Elopement Photographer

Hey, I’m Leah! (She/Her)

  • Guide
  • Bringer of Snacks
  • Logistical Maven
  • Your Biggest Cheerleader

The wedding industry hasn’t built itself up around small weddings and elopements the way it has around big, conventional weddings.

That means couples who elope or dare to venture at all outside the norm can find themselves without access to resources like planners, curated lists of venues, and safe spaces to be themselves.

That doesn’t feel right to me, and so I am creating a space where unconventional doesn’t mean less valuable.

It’s not just about switching up empty traditions, it’s about challenging the industry — and each other — to do better.

My goal with Flit is to make it easier for couples everywhere to celebrate their wedding day in a way that feels true to them, is more sustainable, and a whole lot less stressful.

That means I am so much more than the person who shows up day-of with a fancy camera.

I am here to help to plan and coordinate from day one, provide emotional support and encouragement, and think of all of the forgotten little day-of necessities and stash them in my backpack.

Oh yeah, and provide you with an incredible wedding day experience and stunning photos of the whole dang thing.

We’ve Got This.

various awards and badges awarded to virginia elopement photographer, Flit Photography.

peek behind the scenes

  • Fun and relaxed photos
  • No stiff, awkward, totally unrealistic posing.
  • No forced smiles.
  • Real fun and real memories
  • Bonus: Serious fanny pack action

how does this work?

three easy steps

1. email me

Tell me about the two of you, and your dreams for your wedding day.

2. Save Your Date

A signed contract and paid retainer hold your date, then I get to work scouting locations, planning your timeline and more!

3. Get Married!

Have the adventurous, totally you wedding day that you deserve.

some of the (many) things I am stoked to help you with:

  • Scouting out the perfect location for your elopement
  • Recommending other vendors who get you
  • Putting together a completely custom timeline for your day
  • Supporting you with planning resources, speedy responses, and super satisfying high-fives

Client Testimonials


looking for information about Elopement pricing & packages?

As A Minimalist, I Like To Keep Things Simple.

There are enough complicated parts of planning a wedding and getting married — deciphering your photography package doesn’t need to be one of them.

For small wedding and elopement photography, I offer three different packages for multi-day, full-day, and half-day celebrations. Easy peasy.

I also offer Adventure Sessions which can be booked as a standalone session, or added to a wedding or elopement photography package as an A La Carte item.

What about prints and albums, you say? I have taken the guesswork out and curated a collection of printed goods from some of the best print labs in the country! All of those goodies are available to purchase from your online gallery!

A bride in a yellow dress and vintage hiking boots shows off her bouquet.Photographed by virginia elopement photographer, Flit Photography.

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A bouquet of dried flowers and grasses is secured in a gold-colored hiking backpack for an elopement. Photographed by virginia elopement photographer, Flit Photography

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