Wedding and Elopement Photographer
Serving Kentucky and Beyond

And that experience should be exactly what you and your partner want it to be—not what anyone else wants it to be.

But of course, capturing the day with dreamy photography that captures the unique energy and love you and your partner have for each other is really special, too!

I believe there are so many other ways to get married other than the traditional wedding. Intimate weddings and elopements allow you to truly make your wedding exactly what you want it to be.

Intimate weddings & elopements are just as (if not more) special than traditional weddings.

Your wedding day is about more than a ceremony & photos:
it’s an entire experience.

Bringing love stories to life with intentional & meaningful photography experiences.

Your love story deserves to be celebrated in a way that feels comforting and is unique– even when it may be different from the traditional way. Your vision & love story are so valid and supported here.

You're environmentally conscious and you want to minimize waste

You may not have the ideal relationship with your family 

You believe all good things in life are not rushed and you love moving with intention

You want more options to get married beyond the wedding traditions

You enjoy the most intimate part of your relationship to be held tightly and treasured privately

You crave freedom from obligations, people’s expectations and judgment

You want your wedding day to be fully about you and your partner (& your closest ones)

You desire ease when planning your wedding experience

Because traditional weddings are not made for all couples especially if you resonate with any of the following statements:

Why nontraditional wedding/elopement?

Personal & intimate

As unique as you & your love story

A true reflection of who you are as a couple & individuals

All about you & only you!

This is exactly the kind of experience I’d love to provide you as your photographer!

You deserve a wedding day that is…

I believe your wedding day should be the time for you and your person to slow down and embrace your love for what it is: meaningful, playful, and uniquely YOU.

This is what I aim to create for you in your photography experience with me.

Whether you and your partner are tying the knot with an intimate wedding or elopement ceremony, I believe your love story deserves to be captured for exactly what it is.

You deserve a wedding experience tailored to your relationship and I aim to deliver a stress-free, memorable experience for you as possible.

I believe your wedding day should be the time for you and your person to slow down and embrace your love for what it is: meaningful, playful, and uniquely YOU.

This is what I aim to create for you in your photography experience with me.

Whether you and your partner are tying the knot with an intimate wedding or elopement ceremony, I believe your love story deserves to be captured for exactly what it is.

You deserve a wedding experience tailored to your relationship and I aim to deliver a stress-free, memorable experience for you as possible.

Hello! I'm Mary, a photographer passionate about living intentionally & embracing your uniqueness.

(Even if it’s against the norm!) 

And I'll photograph everything from start to finish, capturing your beautiful and unique love story.


Don’t worry – a full day elopement is not an elaborate, hours long photoshoot! Most of the day will be spent exploring and enjoying yourselves.

A smaller celebration doesn’t make your day any less meaningful or special, so why should your wedding day become something you rush through? Why should it be just a “quick ceremony” and nothing more? Your wedding deserves more than that, and you deserve to enjoy every minute, remembering that this is the day you get married – and that’s a pretty big deal.

Your wedding day matters and you deserve a full storytelling from the beginning till the end.

Your entire day is spent enjoying every moment, soaking in every view, and being present, together.

After the ceremony, this is the part of the day that’s truly unique. There’s no limit to the adventures and elopement day activities you can include in your day. This can mean a hike other scenic locations, a dip in some hot springs at sunset, renting a kayak, explore a lake or waterfall, take a scenic drive, camping with your friends + fam and end your special day with dinner prepared by a private chef at your Airbnb.


Once we arrive at your handpicked location for your intimate ceremony, you will say your vows, do a ring exchange, and a kiss to seal the deal. You can also add cultural, religious, or just-for-fun traditions like handfasting, a unity ceremony, or a surprise for your partner. If you’re inviting family or friends to your elopement, this is also when we take photos with your loved ones.


If you got ready separately, a first look is a fun, meaningful addition to any elopement timeline! This is the moment when you and your partner see other in your wedding attire for the first time at a beautiful scenic location. Then we hop in the car to drive to the wildflower meadow where you decided to say your vows.


You wake up and start the morning slowly, eating breakfast while you watch from the porch of your Airbnb as the sun comes up over the mountains.

When it’s time to get ready, you split up, but you can’t get the huge smile off your face as you curl your hair and put on your makeup. You slip into your wedding attire and step outside for your first look in front of the adorable cabin in the woods.


Here is what your day could be like...

Intimate Wedding & Elopement Pricing

I truly believe you deserve a complete photography coverage on your special day, so my photo package is simple: You will get a full day coverage and an option to choose your complimentary session. However, if you want something different, please reach out for a customized photo package.

In summary: if you need it for your day, I will find a way to make it happen.

Unlimited access to me for consultation via email, phone call and/or video call

All travel fees included

Unlimited download of your photos

Professional online gallery of high resolution photos to share with family & friends

1 week sneak peeks; 8 weeks full gallery turnaround

60+ page planning guide; vendor and activity recommendations 

35mm film photos

Permit assistance & location scouting

Customized timeline based on your vision & unique personalities

Eight hours photo coverage + complimentary session

Here is the breakdown of what my photo package includes:


my passport is ready!

Anywhere worldwide



Kentucky, Ohio, & Indiana



Anywhere in the US


Capturing your love story would be an absolute dream.

Interested in having me capture your day?

I’d seriously be honored! Submit an inquiry today and let’s bring your vision to life.

Nothing makes me happier than seeing intentional, playful couples bring their dream wedding or elopement to life. These special days always seem to fly by way faster than we’d like, so being able to capture all the moments—big and small—during your day means the world to me!!

You’ll receive your final gallery of images 6 weeks (by the latest) after your wedding day, as well as your roll of 35mm film, if one is included in your package. The images are yours to use however you’d like!


Get Your Gallery

YAY! It’s your wedding day aka it's your special day.  I'll show up and ready to capture your love story intentionally. Come as you are—I’ll take care of the rest!



I’ll send you an initial questionnaire and Client Guide to support you in wedding planning process. You'll have unlimited access to me. Weeks prior the wedding, I'll send you a second questionnaire to finalize the details! 


Questionnaires & Planning

If we both walk away from our vibe check call feeling like it’s a good fit, I’ll send over your contract & invoice for the $1500 retainer to reserve your date!


Book Your Date & Sign Your Contract

Once I receive your inquiry, I’ll contact you within 2 business days to schedule a vibe check call to open up a conversation, discuss your wedding vision and make sure I’m the best fit for you. I don't do sales call, ever.


Schedule a Vibe Check Call

I’m so honored to be a part of your special day! Contact me directly to reserve your date. I take a limited number of weddings per year - I do this so I can give more time and the best experience for you.


Get in Touch!

From booking to the big day, my goal is to make the entire process as simple and stress-free as possible for you and your partner, so you can ACTUALLY enjoy the wedding planning process.



"Mary was the perfect photographer for my wedding! She was so professional and took special care to clarify our aesthetic preferences. Everything she did had a personal touch, including delivering prints of the film photos herself! I can't recommend her enough and am so happy with how my photos turned out."

What my couples say to have me as their photographer:


"Mary is sweet, professional, *talented* and her eye for special moments was oh so spot on. Our wedding was so lovingly encapsulated in rich, skillfully designed and lovingly captured pictures. Moments between friends and family and the details and the excitement and the joy- everything all came rushing back. Mary blew me away and I really hope you get to experience that 'wow' moment just like we did."

What my couples say to have me as their photographer:


I’m located in Northern Kentucky, but will travel anywhere! My packages include all travel fees to make this process easy for you.

I’m all about intentional, mindful photography that truly captures the essence of each couple. Slowing down to capture moments is really important to me, too. You’ll NEVER see me rushing you through your big day! I love film photography & I incorporate at least one roll of film in most of my packages!

Yessss, I absolutely love the planning process! I'm always available to help with planning, vendor recommendations, and anything else you may need! You’ll also have full access to me on your wedding/elopement day or weekend. You can also access planning resources HERE.

Yes! A non-refundable retainer of $1500 is due to reserve your date. After that, the remaining balance will be broken down into two payments: 50% is due 6 months prior your wedding's date and the final 50% payment is due one month prior your wedding's date.  However, I’m happy to discuss other payment plan options on our initial calls if needed. Accessibility is very important to me!

I’ll send you sneak peeks within one week of your wedding or elopement, and you’ll get the full gallery back within six weeks.

When you receive your digital gallery, you can purchase prints, albums, and more right on the site. I work with a professional print lab to make this process super easy for you.

Booking is super easy! Just visit my Contact page to complete the questionnaire and I'll get back to you within 2 business days. We’ll then chat on the phone, video call, or email, and make sure we’re a good fit for each other before you officially book.


Getting married outside of the Midwest? Say no more—I’m in! I absolutely love capturing intimate weddings and elopements wherever you are. These are my bucket list locations (not exhaustive):


I am based in Kentucky/Cincinnati area and these are the locations I typically serve:

Location offerings:

Are you ready to have your one-of-a-kind love captured and preserved for lifetime?

Mary Andrikus is a Kentucky & Southeast Asian photographer for nontraditional weddings, elopement and family stories in documentary style. Mary Andrikus captures moments to be preserved for lifetime and finds beauty in unexpected places.

Mary believes that Black Lives matter and always; all bodies are beautiful; and LGBTQ+ individuals should have the right to respect and full equality. Mary does not and shall not discriminate folks of any race, body size, ability, gender identity, creed, sexual orientation, age, religions and national origin.