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elopements B Y  J A L S  P H O T O G R A P H Y


moment-driven photography for adventurous people

"OF ALL THE PATHS YOU TAKE IN LIFE, MAKE SURE A FEW OF THEM ARE DIRT" John Muir


welcome jals photography is an Ontario based photographer specializing in outdoor weddings, intimate weddings and elopements. My clients receive joyful and candid professional photographs that showcase genuine connection and the beautiful great outdoors. I am a visual storyteller that is inspired by nature and human connection. I am passionate about delivering high-quality photographs that showcase beautiful locations and real-emotion. If you are looking for a wedding experience that is "just you", elopements and intimate weddings are a perfection option. Larger weddings are about the couple, but are also about preparing for the needs and opinions of all of their guests. If that is not the style of day that fits you as a couple, an elopement can be an intimate and authentic way of getting married. Your dream wedding can be anything you want it to be, and my role as your elopement and intimate wedding photographer is to document it to its fullest!

Before your elopement or intimate wedding, I work with you to help plan the timeline for the day. We discuss your goals for photography, your VIPs and must have moments that you would like captured. The day of your ceremony, I am a "fly on the wall", capturing moments as they unfold. If you have family joining you for your elopement, I take a few formal photographs as keepsakes, and that's it for traditional photography. My posing is not posing at all, but prompts to help my couples open-up, have fun, and showcase the unique elements of their relationship. After your celebration, I am hard at work curating a beautiful story of your day. Upon delivery of your photographs, I work with you to create a beautiful heirloom album. Ultimately, my goal as a photographer is to capture the big moments and all the little moments in-between that will help you fully remember the day you made this commitment to each other. Please read more about how I can provide you a stellar photography experience!


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The day you get married is your wedding day, regardless of how many guests you have in attendance. Your day deserves full documentation of all of the moments that take place the day of your elopement. I believe that elopements and intimate weddings provide couples with a unique opportunity to commit to each other in a raw, emotion-filled way. If being outdoors, exploring together and seeking out adventure defines you as a couple, then your wedding should represent that too. Let me help you plan the perfect elopement or intimate wedding close to home or as an exotic getaway. If you like hiking and adventure, full-day coverage is enough time to include an 8 km hike, or visiting multiple locations. Your full-day coverage includes emotion-filled, candid photography of your dream day from start to finish.


TUCKAMORE ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS WITH  30 PEOPLE OR LESS

up to 8 hours of coverage 10x10 flush-mount 125 image wedding album (20 pages) assistance with planning, timeline and permit requirements if an adventure elopement, assistance with location scouting professional photo editing high-resolution digital files from your wedding day online gallery and print shop available for 60 days

$1,950 ADDITIONAL TIME: $200/HR TRAVEL: The above fee includes travel of 80 km from Belleville or Toronto. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Ontario, there is surcharge of $400 to cover my time away, meals, hotel, and land transportation. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Canada, there is a surcharge of $1,100 to cover my time away, meals, hotel and air transportation. I book my own flight and accommodations to ensure maximum flexibility to best fit my schedule and your needs! For destination elopements and intimate weddings abroad, a custom quote is created based on location and time of year.


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Your elopement or intimate wedding day still the same build-up, emotions and celebration as a traditional wedding. Elopement photography from jals photography can be more than a 1 hour photo shoot in your wedding outfits - it is about capturing candid coverage of elements that you have selected to include in your day. Half-day coverage includes the ceremony/vow renewal and time for us to go on an adventure and take some epic photographs!Â


RED CEDAR ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS WITH 30 PEOPLE OR LESS

up to 5 hours of coverage 10x10 flush-mount 125 image wedding album (20 pages) assistance with planning, timeline and permit requirements if an adventure elopement, assistance with location scouting professional photo editing high-resolution digital files from your wedding day online gallery and print shop available for 60 days

$1,300 ADDITIONAL TIME: $250/HR TRAVEL: The above fee includes travel of 80 km from Belleville or Toronto. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Ontario, there is surcharge of $400 to cover my time away, meals, hotel, and land transportation. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Canada, there is a surcharge of $1,100 to cover my time away, meals, hotel and air transportation. I book my own flight and accommodations to ensure maximum flexibility to best fit my schedule and your needs! For destination elopements and intimate weddings abroad, a custom quote is created based on location and time of year.


y n o m e r e c e g a r e v co If you truly only want ceremony coverage of your wedding day, jals photography offers a three hour package on weekdays and in off-peak season. Intimate weddings are perfect for those who want to be surrounded by loved ones on their wedding day, but do not want a large amount of attention. Â There are so many options for intimate weddings, especially in the Ontario area. You can find a quiet spot on the beach or in the forest. You will be with your nearest and dearest to celebrate you, your love for the outdoors, and your connection to everyone around you. My intimate wedding coverage includes the ceremony, portraits of you both in a beautiful outdoor setting, and some mingling with your guests.


WILLOW ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS WITHÂ 30 PEOPLE OR LESS

up to 3 hours of coverage 8x8 flush-mount 100 image wedding album (20 pages) assistance with planning, timeline and permit requirements if an adventure elopement, assistance with location scouting professional photo editing high-resolution digital files from your wedding day online gallery and print shop available for 60 days

$900 ADDITIONAL TIME: $250/HR TRAVEL: The above fee includes travel of 80 km from Belleville or Toronto. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Ontario, there is surcharge of $400 to cover my time away, meals, hotel, and land transportation. For destination elopements and intimate weddings in Canada, there is a surcharge of $1,100 to cover my time away, meals, hotel and air transportation. I book my own flight and accommodations to ensure maximum flexibility to best fit my schedule and your needs! For destination elopements and intimate weddings abroad, a custom quote is created based on location and time of year.


PUTTING MOMENTS FIRST The most important part of your wedding day is the lived experience. Coverage with jals photography is designed to compliment your day and capture moments, not take away from them!

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERT

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I have photographed couples in all outdoor conditions - rain, snow, bright sun at noon, a wind storm, sunset, night time, and more! You want a photographer who can roll with the environment and still provide you with stellar images!

CONNECTION WITH COUPLES There is no "one size fits all" in photography. Your images will look like YOU. Each photo session is personalized to fit who you are as a couple. With bright, true-to life colour editing, your photographs look just the way you remember the moment!

VALUE I value elopements! So much so, that I attended a photography conference in Yosemite National Park to learn from some of the top elopement photographers in the industry. The way you choose to get married is an incredibly personal choice, and it is my job as your photographer to ensure that all elements of your elopement and intimate wedding day are treated with as much time and care as a more traditional wedding.,Â


planning tips 1) Choose a location that is special to you! It can be a traditional venue, a cottage, on the beach, in the forest, at the top of a mountain anything goes! If it's a place where you and your partner feel a spark and excitement talking about it, you've found the right place.

3) Think about the details you would like for your wedding day. If there are traditional elements you love, include those, too! Flowers, rings, non-religious and religious rituals can all be a part of your day. Pro-tip: Write your own vows! You won't regret it!

2) Find yourself vendors who really understand the elopement and intimate wedding experience. Your elopement or intimate wedding day is so much more than a quick exchange of vows. Make sure that your vendors show you that they care!

4)Â Celebrate! Celebrate the fact that you decided to make your wedding day uniquely yours. There can be a lot of pressure to have a large traditional wedding, but it is so freeing to celebrate your commitment to each other in just the way you want it!


albums Give yourself the gift of heirloom quality albums provide you with a keepsake that can be passed down for generations. In the age of digital files, it is easy to get excited about photographs and quickly share them with family and friends. However, with ever changing technology, I would be doing my clients a disservice if I did not provide them with a way to ensure that their images stand the test of time. Just think what would have happened if you had your wedding pictures on a floppy disk and never printed them!

To make the process as seamless as possible, wedding albums are included with every jals photography wedding package. You select your favourite images once you receive your online gallery, and I work my magic to showcase your day. The albums are designed to tell the story of your wedding day and printed with a professional print house to ensure quality and durability. There are also gift album options for family members, ranging from mini "brag books" to larger "parent albums." I strongly believe in the value of printed albums and I know that you will be so overjoyed when you hold the album in your hands for the first time!


a la carte Add-Ons Hourly Wedding Day Coverage: $300/HR Second Photographer: $75/HR Local Engagement Session: $175 Adventure Session: Starting at $500 High-res Digital Files: $1200 USB Drive of Images: $80 Facebook Posting: $50 Smart Phone Album: $50 Photo Slideshow: $75

Albums 3x3 Accordion Albums (3): $110 7x5 20-page Parent Album: $140 8x8 20-page Parent Album: $235 2 8x8 Parent Albums: $375 10 additional Album Pages: $130 20 additional Album Pages: $225

Print Products Gift Sizes: $10

25 Thank You Cards: $85

Mounted Wall Portraits:

1.5" Gallery Wrap Canvas:

12 x 18: $65

12 x 18: $175

16 x 20: $95

16 x 20: $205

15 x 30: $125

15 x 30: $265

20 x 30: $155

20 x 30: $295

24 x 36: $205

24 x 36: $375


FAQ How do we reserve our date? Once you know that you would like to go ahead with jals photography, I send over a contract for your review. Upon signing the contract, an invoice is sent over for a $300 deposit which secures your wedding date. jals photography books only one event per day. If you do not know your exact location yet, no worries! I would love to help you narrow down the perfect location.

What if we don't have a location yet? If you would like to go ahead with booking, our contract will have a general location. I can then learn more about your goals for your elopement location (e.g. forest, beach, mountains) and help you narrow down the perfect spot. When do we receive our images? You receive a watermarked “sneak peek” of your images 2 days after your elopement. Your full wedding collection is completed and ready for download approximately 8 weeks after your wedding date. How many images do we receive? You receive approximately 100 images for each hour of coverage. Do you work from a shot list? I am alongside you throughout your wedding planning process, and before the elopement I ask you to fill out a questionnaire to provide me with specific details of your day. This helps me anticipate events and capture candid images of “VIPs.” We will discuss the best time of day for the formal photographs and make sure that photographs never detract from the flow of your day.


ABOUT ME Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin I fell in love with adventure when I was young. Some of my favourite memories are hiking through the woods during outdoor summer camp at Greenwood Conservation Area in Durham. Sandbanks, Wasaga and Grand Bend were our family go-to summer destintations, where we could soak up the sunshine! I often think of how impactful those experiences were to me, and how they shaped who I am now. As an adult, I’ve most enjoyed exploring California, Jasper Natinal Park, BC, the red rocks of Nevada, Zion National Park and Iceland. I had a blast driving around the Isle of Skye and will never pass up a few days in the desert, like when I visited Joshua National Park.

I am passionate about photographing outdoor weddings because I am inspired by the outdoors. Weddings are about marrying your favourite person and you should be able to do that in your favourite way. If you are passionate about the outdoors and adventure, I encourage you not to force yourself to fit into the traditional wedding mode. Plan your wedding with what inspires you. Your location, your guest count, and celebrating your connection with each other. If you come alive when you are outside, I would love to capture that feeling for your wedding photographs.


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