On the banks of the Yellowstone, in the mountains, Montana was made for elopements.
Celebrating your joy and creating unique experiences in the beauty of the Rockies!
I am dedicated to documenting your story and letting you shine! I shoot in a way that lets your day unfold naturally but I will also point you to the best light and get gorgeous portraits too. Give me a couple wildly in love and some beautiful scenery and I am in my happy place.
Handmade, heirloom quality albums are custom designed to tell the story of your day.
Includes online proofing + revisions.
Crafted with your choice of leather options
(linen also available)
I love to travel and visit new locations!
Beautiful locations ideas in the Bozeman, Big Sky, Paradise Valley, Ennis areas
Locations outside the Bozeman area: Helena, Missoula, Big Fork, Whitefish, Glacier and Yellowstone. Permits are required for most parks and venue options may have their own fees. I am happy to help with advice and planning but booking venues or securing permits will be up to you.
Additional travel fees may apply for locations more than 100 miles from Bozeman.
Happy to travel outside Montana + international elopements, let's chat!
"Merissa was a pleasure to work with!
I loved her style and made us feel comfortable from the get go. We adore the photos she captured and will cherish them forever! As a photographer myself, I can’t recommend Merissa highly enough."
My wife and I are so thankful that we found her for our elopement. She is professional, warm, cheerful, and most importantly, incredible at what she does! She was a pleasure to work with every step of the way—from first contact to receiving our photo album several months after the wedding. Merissa got to know us before the ceremony and personally scouted locations for us as we were planning our wedding long-distance.
Her expertise and advice resulted in wedding pictures that are more stunning and meaningful than my wife and I could have ever imagined.
We had a quick ceremony and then headed off into the mountains for some awesome portraits.
She was so much fun to work with, making us feel incredibly comfortable, even when we were throwing wild ideas at her—such as getting a few shots on our mountain bikes in our wedding attire.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Merissa. "