ARE YOU READY TO ESCAPE THE ORDINARY?
By going for an elopement, you’ve opened up a whole new world to yourselves, because now…
you’re about to rewrite the script of what your dream experience will feel like
you can create an authentic celebration that is all about the two of you
you’ve officially kissed stress and big-wedding politics goodbye
you’ve realised your wedding can actually be an adventure
the world is your oyster! You can go anywhere!
Right now you might be thinking: “Yes to all that, but… now what!?”
No worries, you’ve ended up exactly where you need to be.
Well done friend, for making this decision! Whether it was a brave move or a no-brainer, I’m so glad you’ve chosen an intimate, meaningful experience over a drama bonanza.
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What ís considered to be an elopement these days?
Disclaimer: It's not sneaking to the courthouse on a Monday morning or running away from your parents to have Elvis drunk-marry you in Vegas. Cool if that's your jam, but it's an old story when it comes to what it truly means to elope nowadays.
Just a quick recap to make sure we're all on the same page here:
It's an authentic celebration that is truly about the two of you as a couple. An adventure especially made for YOU, not for anybody else. It's ditching the traditional way of doing things, choosing an epic location and only having your closest people there. Or just the two of you!
You make the rules. You decide what this intimate, meaningful experience looks like.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is an elopement.
Yes, that's us!
An elopement is an intimate wedding experience
Get to know me
I document people’s experience of wild, intimate love. Or better yet, I help them create their true elopement adventure. Your wedding experience matters to me. I deeply care about your dreams so I’ve made it my mission to help you translate those into an elopement that is most true to who you are. Wherever in the world that may be.
From the vastness of Africa to ancient little towns in Mexico or somewhere on a deserted Icelandic beach. We will figure it out together and have the best time while doing so. My friends joke when they describe my so called ‘job title’ by saying that I am not only an elopement photographer, but also a glorified travel agent, wedding planner and professional third wheel that means business but doesn’t take herself too seriously either. I like to keep this whole concept simple by just calling it ‘Lotty’. You don't have to stress about figuring out all the elopement schematics yourself - I'm here to help you!
I am passionate about nature and have a heart that beats the loudest for conservation. Sharing these wild spaces with my couples, is where it all comes together for me. I’ll show you my favourite places in the entire world, but I’m even more curious about yours.
Great to see you here! I'm Lotty, international elopement and intimate wedding photographer based in South Africa.
Are you here as a photographer wanting to get into elopements and destination weddings? But you keep getting stuck on Struggle Mountain? I've got the map you need!
Once you've decided that you are eloping, you don't just need a photographer. You need a dedicated wing woman! Let me tell you what you can expect.
for great couples
FOLLOW YOUR CURIOSITY
that is what an elopement is about
An intimate, authentic experience that matters
“Lotty, close to tears over here reliving Mexico and the love felt. Your talent makes the world brighter. It matters. It means something. Please never, ever stop.”
ALYSSA + MICHAEL, USA
SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MEXICO ELOPEMENT
DAN + LOU, UK
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA ELOPEMENT
“Jesus wept. Lotty, these are freaking great. How are we supposed to pick one to send home!? Not even looked at them all yet, but you my friend, are a legend.”
CHRISTINE + JAMES, UK
SOSSUSVLEI, NAMIBIA ELOPEMENT
“LOTTY!!!!! O.M.G. !!!!! These pictures are IN-SANE!!! Won’t be able to sleep tonight, honestly so chuffed! Speechless! We always expected them to be amazing, but WOW.”
Michelle + Rustin, USA
Cappadocia, Turkey Elopement
“All of these pictures are absolutely perfect! I’m so glad that we were able to connect from across the world. It was everything we could’ve asked for and more and we are so grateful for you and the talent you have.”
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This is what it feels like to escape the ordinary
This colourful elopement wedding in ancient San Miguel de Allende, was certainly one for the books. A small town in Central Mexico full of history, formed the perfect location for Alyssa and Michael to say their vows. Mariachi band and darling donkey, check - obviously.
This safari elopement wedding in Tanzania, was something else. What an adventure! Rachel and Valmond flew out from Singapore to meet me in Arusha National Park, one of Tanzania's underestimated little gems. Have your mind blown by the variety!
Magical carpet rides, hot-air balloons, sweet apple tea on rooftops covered in rugs. Camels with endless lashes walking through surreal, moon-like valleys. Someone out there has found the genie in the lamp, wished for a magical land to have an elopement in, and decided to call it: Cappadocia, Turkey.
There are various ways to get married in the South African Drakensberg Mountains. You can hike yourself to the top, but when you ditch an expensive wedding venue, hiring a helicopter in South Africa can be within your budget. So that's exactly what Rebecca & Chris decided to do. Spot the snow!
The Cape Town area is a perfect and oh-so-versatile location for an adventurous elopement wedding. With both ocean and mountains close, Lou and Dan had plenty of options to choose from. Their pick? Mountains!
Imagine saying your vows in the oldest desert in the world: The Namib Desert, in Namibia, Africa. Christine and James pulled out all the stops with their three-day elopement wedding and turned it into one hell of a luxury road trip.
Intimate adventures from across the globe