Documenting all love stories near or far

Shelby Jane

Shelby Jane


Indiana Based Lifestyle Photographer

Elopements + Intimate Weddings

And the meaning behind them both

You may be wondering what the difference between an elopement and an intimate wedding is, and which one is best for you and your needs. Usually what differentiates the two is the guest count as well as where it will all take place. An elopement is sometimes in a public location, like a national park for example and that will sometimes have restrictions when it comes to guest count. Elopements with me are 15 guests or less.

If you plan to have more guests, my intimate wedding package is for up to 50 people, and you may want to look into a smaller venue that will accommodate that. I can also help with your search for that if needed. My elopement packages are typically for four hours or less and my intimate wedding packages start at seven hours. If you’re still unsure which package is best suited for you, fill out my contact form and I’ll of course recommend that best package for your needs.

To elope is to choose an intentional experience

Elopement - When two people say hell nah to tradition and go get married the way they want in a cool place so they don't have to deal with all the stress that comes with traditional weddings. The world is your oyster when it comes to your elopement. 


Spend more time with your boo
Keep it totally unique to you
Make it Stress-free 
And have way less fluff 

It's not just Vegas anymore

Keep scrolling to see my process & More

And why hire me?

On the day of your elopement or intimate wedding, I’ll of course be your photographer but I will also be there however else you need too. I believe elopements and intimate weddings can be stress free, and if there’s any way I can help make that more possible, I will. I have a wedding planning past, so I’d love to be of assistance. I always scout locations and help with permits if needed as well. I can’t wait to capture your biggest adventure, and become great friends throughout the whole process.

The Process and how I do things

I am a firm believer that it takes more than good editing to be an amazing photographer. I want to document you as you truly are, that’s why you can expect detailed questionnaires from me, along with some funny gifs through text. Each moment I capture is so different because it’s an experience catered to who you are and your love story. I have custom guides for my clients because I don’t want you to wonder “what’s next” once you book. My guides go over my approach, timeline examples, the legalities, things to consider, and so much more. 

For me to be able to document you as you truly are it’ll take a group effort, I could just show up the day of and shoot, but trust me when I say becoming friends first will make you both not only so much more comfortable but like you're just spending time with a friend. When I know you more, and you feel more connected to me in return you’ll see that through the photos.

I believe your wedding day should be about you and your person in the most stress free and intimate way.

Local elopements start at $2000
out of state begins at $5000

- Coverage from 2 hours to multi-day options

- Every elopement includes travel, permit assistance, elopement planning services, timeline creation and assistance, unlimited access to me while planning, previews within 48 hours, online gallery with both high res and web size images with a print release


Let me travel the world with you

Local weddings begin at $5,000
out of state weddings begin at $6,500

- Coverage ranges from 7-9 hours

- Every wedding includes travel, timeline creation and assistance, unlimited access to me while planning, previews within 48 hours, online gallery with both high res and web size images with a print release

Intimate Weddings

Let me travel the world with you

Let's talk about the next steps

The whole process begins the day you inquire with me. Once we see that we’re a perfect match, and you sign a contract securing me for your date, that's when the fun really starts. From there we will get to know each other a lot more. I always send a questionnaire to understand what you hope to receive from your photos. I like to learn what you’re worried about for the day of *to see how I can help in any way* and also what you’re most excited for.

My process broken down and simplified

1.) Inquire, get a response within 24 hours

2.) Sign the contract and pay the retainer, you're all set!

3.) We get to know one another through planning, engagement sessions, questionnaires

4.) Wedding day! I show up to document your day and dance our booties off

5.) Photos delivered and a friend forever within 8 weeks

Helpful elopement resources on the blog

The best places to elope in the midwest

A guide to national park elopements

ultimate checklist for your Elopement

Katie & Eric

Booking her was my very first and best decision after we got engaged.

Shelby is absolutely fantastic. Not only is she immensely talented and kind, she is also your teammate from day one. Booking her was my very first and best decision after we got engaged. I saw the incredible work she did with a friend of mine and immediately knew we had to book her right away and it was truly the best decision we made for our wedding. She should be the VERY FIRST person you book after you get engaged - she is BEYOND worth it!!! I am an extremely anxious person and Shelby was truly there for me for the entirety of our year and a half long engagement. She helped us make decisions and listened to me complain. She came up with realistic and concrete ideas to combat my stress. On the wedding day, I already knew exactly what was going to happen because she meticulously went over every detail with me. She even went above and beyond to make sure I got some alone time before the ceremony. She made sure I felt supported, cared for and beautiful every moment of the day. She rolled with the bad weather, wrangled our relatives, and laughed with us and did it all with a smile on her face. I felt so comfortable handing over the reins to her so I could enjoy the day. I will never forget her loading me and my dress into her car after pictures, putting the A/C on high and listening to some rage music after pictures driving to the ceremony - just the two of us blowing off steam. The gallery turned out GORGEOUS. Eric and I took an evening to ourselves and went through every picture like three times over. She is truly talented and captured the important moments and essence of a chaotic day so beautifully. I am honored to consider her a friend and can't wait to book her for our travel anniversary photos! Shelby - you are a freaking genius and I am so so grateful for all your hard work. I want to shout from the rooftops - BOOK SHELBY FOR YOUR WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT!!!!!! <3

Glo & Logan

Shelby is a kind soul who is a true professional and artist in her craft.

"If you’re reading this you’re probably considering booking Shelby for your event/session. This is your sign… DO IT. Shelby is a kind soul who is a true professional and artist in her craft. Our photos from our wedding were phenomenal. Our wedding was in a dimly lit wine cellar but not an issue with Shelby as the photos were perfectly lit and edited. She came prepared with equipment!! Might I also add that she did an excellent job at capturing guests/family members with deeper complexions, no one was washed out. Anyway, you will not be disappointed in the quality of the photos you receive. She captures moments so beautifully. Also she is just a joy to work with, you can tell that she truly loves what she does and strives to make her clients feel beautiful and happy."

Melanie & David

Shelby is a kind soul who is a true professional and artist in her craft.

Shelby is by far simply amazing! My wedding planning turned into a nightmare when we had to completely change our wedding in a month from a out of state wedding to our home state. I was frantic canceling previous vendors & trying to find new vendors in a very short time during a pandemic. I went crazy and started contacting hundreds yes hundreds of vendors. After searching & not being satisfied with the offers we received I came across Shelby and it was sincerely ment to be. We LOVED her work & after submitting our inquiry she sent us a customized video going over what she could offer us. I was SOLD, she was so personable. Informative, & professional. I literally cried I was under so much stress and she made the biggest part of our elopement wonderful. Now on to the good stuff Shelby is so amazing at what she does we & my family haven't stopped talking about what an incredible job she did. She was so kind and accommodating with all the craziness we had going on both before & during our big day! I could write a novel on her. What this girl has accomplished in her lifetime is unreal to me. Her work and talent is unmatched. Our photos are simply perfect... and she made our day so special for us. If you get lucky enough to have her as your photographer you will not be disappointed, I promise. We can never thank her enough for all she did for us. And we cannot wait to book her for future special life events! Thank you Shelby

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