ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS + INTIMATE WEDDINGS
When you book us for your wedding day, you're receiving much more than pretty photos. We believe that nice poses, fancy cameras, and trendy edits are easy to come by these days, but it takes much more to produce something that matters. We believe that your photo experience should be fun, romantic, and adventurous. We work hard to learn your personalities, help plan your wedding day timelines, and provide an enjoyable experience. We're about real moments, true love, genuine smiles, and serious cuddles.
Our shooting style varies on a scale between cinematic (where every detail and movement is planned) and documentary (where nothing is planned or placed, 100% candid). We create and capture moments for you by asking you to move and interact together in ways that allow us to capture your candid moments in a flattering style. Instead of playing fly on the wall and expecting you to look natural in front of our cameras, we give prompts and directions that include movements, words, and feelings. During photo sessions, you'll sometimes forget we're right there. When viewing your finished photos, you'll like think something like "Woah, I didn't realize we could look so rad/adorable/adventurous/playful on camera." At least, this has been our experience so far!
Our editing style is inspired by pushed film, which has a punchy, contrasty vibe without sacrificing true colors, accurate skin tones, or overall cleanliness of an image. We pride ourselves in producing images that will not look "dated" in 5, 10, or 50 years. We've chosen to edit in a way that resembles film because when film is correctly shot and processed, it is a true representation to what the environment looked like. We are not fans of filters or major color changes because we believe you chose your location based on it's beauty and it'd be a disservice to change that look drastically in your photos.
THE HEARNES ADVENTURE WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY :: OUR PROCESS
Head to our pricing page to get an idea of which package will be best for you.
Reach out via our contact form (the more info you give us, the better!).
We’ll chat, get to know each other, and cover all the details you need to know before booking.
Once we’ve chosen a date and general location, we’ll send you an email through our booking site to make things official!
As soon as you’ve signed our contract and paid your deposit, we’ll send over our thorough adventure wedding + elopement day guide, as well as any time-sensitive details like permitting requirements and vendor recommendations for your location.
We’ll spend the days, weeks, months before your wedding day messaging when necessary (or unnecessary; random dog photos are always welcome in my inbox) and planning the perfect, customized wedding day for you!
We’ll finally make your adventure happen - and it’ll be even better than you imagined.
You’ll go home with incredible memories, and we’ll go home with incredible photos. We’ll edit them to perfection, and then deliver them in an online gallery that will have you crying of happiness as you re-live your incredible day!
We’ll stay friends, you’ll come back to wherever you got married (or somewhere else epic) to hang out with us again in the future, forever and ever.
We love love and we think it's something to celebrate, whether you've been dating for five months or married for ten years. We believe in creating a meaningful experience for every couple and our sessions are so much more than posing in front of a camera. So often we have clients tell us they expected their session to be awkward, but instead it felt like a fun double-date! We love that, and we completely agree!
When planning for a session with us, you should be prepared to do some hiking, get a little dirty, and brave the weather. Some of our favorite sessions have been on cloudy days or just after a massive storm. We spend a lot of time exploring, so when you hire us to take your photos, we can guarantee we'll find unique locations away from the crowds and the popular spots. Whether we're showing you secret corners of Yosemite Valley or hiking a few miles into Moab's BLM land, we promise to take you on a real adventure and give you stunning photos in beautiful places. That being said, we will never force you to go anywhere that makes you uncomfortable. Abbi is a couch potato by heart, so don't feel intimidated if you're not a strong hiker. Your enjoyment is our number one priority!
WHAT OUR COUPLES ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR ADVENTURE WEDDINGS, ELOPEMENTS, AND SESSIONS:
“When my husband and I first decided to plan a small wedding in Yosemite, I wasn’t picky about the dress, the cake, and all the other details. The only thing I wanted was to find someone who could capture the raw, natural beauty that Yosemite possesses along with the love that we share so that fifty years down the road, we could look back on our wedding photos and envision ourselves exactly in that moment all over again. As soon as I found the Hearnes, I knew they were the perfect match for us.
Somehow they have the ability to capture your surroundings, the light, and those special moments between the couple all flawlessly together into one unbelievably, incredible picture. Then they do it hundreds of times over..seriously I don't know how we are ever going to choose just a few favorites to display. Their photos are so more than just pictures. They tell a beautiful love story, and the Hearnes are so much more than just your average wedding photographers. From the beginning, Abbi and Callen are invested in doing everything they can to truly share in the ultimate wedding experience with you. I can’t adequately express how grateful I am that Abbi and Callen took part in the best day of our lives, but then again I think the photos truly speak for themselves.”
"The best decision was to marry Kyler.
The second best was to be married in my parents forest.
But the very best decision in planning my wedding was to hire the Hearnes.
Abbi is so talented, but she is also kind, calming and genuine. Abbi and Callen together are an amazing team. They respect each other, made us feel important and they worked quickly and efficiently. We loved getting to know them, laughing with them and becoming friends as we took sunset photos at our wedding and hiked the next day at Mount Rainier NP. The communication and payment logistics were seamless. Seamless, people. Abbi is very organized, helpful and responsive in the planning process. She asks questions and really listens to incorporate the responses.
They capture joy, light, awe and expanse in such a unique way. I am so very happy with the resulting photos and will treasure them for the rest of my life!"
We absolutely loved the Hearnes! We booked a bit last minute (in true elopement fashion), and they were completely up for it. It felt like we were meeting old friends. Their work is like nothing else I've seen, our family and friends are blown away by all our pictures! Abbi and Callen are professionals in both their photos and their demeanor. From the first moment I contacted them, Abbi was super organized and communicative. She answered all our questions, and gave us several options on photo locations at Yosemite (they're very familiar with the area). We had never been to Yosemite before our ceremony, so I was a little nervous in terms of logistics, but Abbi and Callen took care of details. If you're looking for a photographer, look no further!!"
"Abbi and Callen completely changed my perspective of an engagement session. From the very beginning they made sure that every aspect of the experience was true to my fiance and I and that our personalities resonated through their work. They made the whole experience a fun adventure, learning about us and our passions and took special care to make the session comfortable and enjoyable. Normally having your picture taken can be a bit scary and daunting at times, it's hard to open up and not shy away, but Abbi and Callen made it feel like just a day of exploring and hanging out with friends.
If you're considering an engagement session, which you should in my opinion because it is a great way to celebrate the time between getting engaged and getting married, look no further than these two amazing people. It is worth every single penny and the end product is a beautiful reflection of who you and your fiance are - it's truly a celebration of the two of you that you can cherish for the rest of your lives. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words and their pictures tell your whole story." - Hannah + Jason, November 2017, see more reviews here
"Abbi shot our engagement photos in Yosemite National Park, and they turned out AMAZING! I usually feel extremely awkward in front of the camera, especially when they're close up and intimate. Abbi and Callen immediately made us feel so comfortable and natural, and it just flowed. It felt more like a double date with new friends exploring the wonders of Yosemite, and I just happened to be wearing a fancy dress and complicated heeled booties. The session was so fun and stress free! Abbi is such a natural at what she does! She guided us in poses and made sure we were always comfortable. I already have friends and family asking me about her services! They are not only great photographers, but great people to adventure and explore new places with. Thank you, Abbi and Callen, for making our engagement photo dreams come true!!" - Maddy + Robbie, February 2017, see more reviews here