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.
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!
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…
“Mary was the perfect photographer for my wedding! She was so professional and took special care to clarify our aesthetic preferences and confirm the hourly itinerary for the day. My husband and I have a love of film photography and were so thrilled that Mary was able to take many film photos in addition to digital ones. 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.”
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with a small guest list, or a private elopement with just the two of you, I believe in delivering the same, stress-free, memorable experience for you as possible.
Beyond planning your photography timeline and shot lists, I’ll even help you out with planning the day altogether to make sure your custom vision really comes to life!
All packages are based on location, so no matter where your wedding may be taking place, there’s an option for you! (Because this girl LOVES to travel!)
Gosh, do I love photographing locals! There are so many gorgeous locations to host an elopement or intimate wedding in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana areas. I’d love to help you find the perfect spot for you!
Made for couples getting married in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, & Southeast Indiana areas.
For couples tying the knot regionally, I’m always down for a quick road trip to anywhere in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee! All four of my photography packages are available for these locations.
Made for couples getting married in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Tennessee.
Getting married outside of the Midwest? Say no more—I’m in! I absolutely love capturing intimate weddings and elopements all across the United States. There are so many gorgeous backdrops to set the stage for a perfect wedding ceremony.
For couples getting married anywhere in the U.S.
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 3 weeks after the day of your lifestyle session, 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!
YAY! It’s shooting day! AKA time to live your best day, besties. We’ll meet at your sentimental location of choice at the agreed-upon time and get to capturing your authentic selves. Come as you are—I’ll take care of the rest!
Once everything’s signed, sealed, & delivered, I’ll send you an initial questionnaire to understand your vision for your photoshoot. We’ll be in contact weeks prior to nail down all the planning details, like timeline & location!
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 25% retainer to reserve your date!
Once I receive your inquiry, I’ll contact you within 2 business days to schedule a vibe check call to make sure I’m the best fit for your session.
I’m so, so excited to hear your photoshoot idea! Contact me directly to request your date and session.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Eloping is a way to get married that’s focused on your experience, celebrating your commitment. It can literally be anywhere in the world. You also have the flexibility and freedom to invite whoever you actually want to be there or NOBODY—just the two of you, the officiant and the photographer (hopefully me!)
The possibilities are truly endless when you elope.
Elopement is the most intentional, stress free, experience-focused, intimate way to get married. It’s really an opportunity to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be!
You can really elope ANYWHERE. It can be a specific location that is significant to the both of you or even somewhere you’ve never been that’s on your bucket list.
And if you’re still stumped on where to pick your wedding or elopement location, ya girl is here to the rescue! I love helping my couples with the planning process, including location scouting and suggestions, based on your unique vision for the day.
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’m wildly inspired by Studio Ghibli movies in my work, as well, and love film photography. I incorporate at least one roll of film in most of my packages!
Definitely—I won’t stop you! One of the best things about choosing to elope is that your day gets to be exactly what you want.
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
Absolutely, this is something that’s very important to me! I’m happy to discuss payment plan options with you on our initial calls.
I’ll send you sneak peeks within one week of your wedding or elopement, and you’ll get the full gallery back within 6 weeks! For the Mini Package, you’ll get all images back within 4 weeks.
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.
Mary Andrikus is a Southeast Asian photographer and believes that Black Lives matter and always; all bodies are beautiful; LGBTQ+ individuals should have the right to respect and full equality; nature should be accessible to everyone; and business is political.
Mary Andrikus does not and shall not discriminate folks of any race, body size, ability, gender identity, creed, sexual orientation, age, religions and national origin.