From connection to capture, I’ll be with you every step of the way.
I am an elopement photographer for independent thinking, adventurous couples who want their wedding celebration to be a deeper, more intimate connection that is just about the two of them. I am here to provide every couple who wants to freely express their love with beautiful, authentic, and artful preservation of those moments.
Fun Facts About Me:
Favorite Drink: Mezcal
Years in Photography: 9.5
Past job: studio manager & golf photographer
States Traveled: 22
Favorite Town: Vík, Iceland
Favorite State Park: Smith Rock, OR
Favorite National Park: Joshua Tree, CA
Favorite animal: german shepherd
Life Goal: Volunteer at Elephant Conservation
Hi! I am Traci your elopement photographer! I am just a small town country girl with a big heart and a free spirit! I have a huge passion for expressing yourself, our protected lands, learning about other cultures, exploring, creativity and unconventional living. I live for hanging out around the camp fire with a bottle of wine with new friends in new places. When I am not photographing a couple I am on the trail or finding a place to go horse back riding around a mountain. Local coffee shops are my jam and I never turn down chocolate. Communication and connection is super important to me when working with my couples. I am there for your most intimate day and most the time the only one with you, I want you to feel like just another friend is tagging along for the ride!
A back ground in fine art, a lifetime of working on my own emotional journey and deep rooted admiration for the outdoors led me to becoming an adventure elopement photographer. I create artful expressions with and for couples who are deeply in love. I do this by creating space for them to enjoy each other while I capture it photographically. I believe having an outdoor ceremony allows for an organic, breathtaking and meaningful way to exchange vows. It is to me the only way to truly have a day that is all about you two and your bond. Elopements come in many different forms and are unique to each couple. I can’t even believe that I get to call this my ‘job’ and it means so much to me to help couples plan and to document their elopement.
Life on the road…
Meet the team! Sophie, Indy and I moved into the van full time in May of 2019. The van formally named “Chance” from a story my aunt told me about my Grandfather, Paw Buck. Whenever she asked him how came into all of his successes he simply would reply, “All I did was take a chance.” I never met my Paw Buck, but have always been told I am the most like him out of all the grand kids. My Aunt is always my biggest solidarity even when she’s not too crazy about me living in a van, lol. In the moment she was telling me this story I knew I had to name the van Chance. The choice to live on the road full time came a lot due to my desire to always be traveling and exploring new places and the chance to really grow because let’s face it, Van Life is not easy. I am so excited to be traveling to all of your elopement locations and be able to offer the flexibility of being all over the US instead of one state. I will be mostly basing myself out of the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest and California.
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