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This is the start of your best adventure yet - anywhere in the world

Don't be pressured into spending your wedding day in a way that doesn’t inspire you! Here at Avonture, you have the freedom of choice.

the meaning of eloping reflects the ability to choose.

  • To choose to chase after what you value most.

  • To be fully aware of the fact that you do have a choice in everything.

  • To push aside the stress and anxiety, planning a large wedding brings.

  • To bring back the focus on what is most important to you two.

  • To invest into an experience that is impossible to rival.

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You don’t want to regret the way you spent the most meaningful day of your life and wish that there was a different way. 
 
your dream wedding day is out there.

here's The solution

Eloping, on YOUR terms.

 

Your experience with Avonture does not just include an epic gallery...

So here's a tip of the iceberg on what working with Avonture will bring to your table:

| Your Gallery

Yes, it does include your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily with high quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights.

| Travel fees included 

All photographer travel fees included to anywhere! You don't need to pay anything extra for my traveling, I also book everything for myself - no stress on you ;)

| Connecting with one another 

I really value the connection I share with my couples and the friendships I am so honored to make so we will start off your experience with an in-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​ This questionnaire will also help me help you when it comes to any customizing of your package, like location scouting specifically to your needs and vision for your day.

| Exclusive elopement planning guide only for Avonture couples

An Ultimate Elopement Planning Guide where my entire heart has been poured into. This is a guide that I have crafted from working with eloping couples and their questions and needs. This guide has everything you can possibly ask in order to plan a successful, amazing elopement day or days.

  • A planning timeline prior to your day:

    • Tips on brainstorming ideas that aligns with your values​

    • Important decision making help and guidance:

      • Who - inviting guests or not and more tips. 

      • What - deciding on activities and details.

      • Where - choosing the perfect location.

      • Why - making sure everything lines up with what is important to you two.

    • Booking travel and lodging tips

    • Tips on hiring vendors

    • Helpful info on seasons and logistics for outdoor elopements

    • More ideas on activities, ceremonies and timelines

    • Guidance on attire and gear needed

    • Preparing and packing lists​

    • Detailed vow writing guide

  • Personalized vendor recommendations.

  • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

  • Custom personalized location idea list.

  • Me to help you with anything else you'll need a helping hand with and so much more!

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Meet Shan - Your elopement expert in experiencing a wedding day that is completely yours.

Why do I offer all this planning help?

Because when I eloped myself, I had so many questions unanswered.

If way back then I knew what I know now my elopement day would be even more memorable than it already is.

I am here to be an honest friend that will help you through every step of the elopement planning process. I am sure I have already mentioned things you haven't even thought of and that might scare you in planning your elopement, rest assure that I go above and beyond when it comes to being there for you.

Your experience truly matters to me.

I will be your

elopement guide

permit pro

location tinder

wedding witness

planning consultant

vow tipper

emotional support

vendor finder

bouquet carer

dress buster

officiant

snack hoarder

adventure friend :)

Why choose Avonture?

Highly rated for the personalized experience and storytelling photography.

Value all communities, LGBTQIA+ & BIPOC+ friendly.

Experiences are carefully handcrafted uniquely for you.

Respectfully caring of the environment.

Stress-free, documentary approach to photographing and preserving the memories of your day.

Determined to continue educating and learning to provide the best art and experience to every couple.

The experience from start to finish of every Avonture couple deeply matters, all work truly comes from the heart.

Don't just take my word for it...

"She was so down to earth, professional and let us be our complete organic selves around her."

- Derrick & Stephanie

"From day one she kept my fiance and I informed of the whole process and later provided us with a detailed itinerary, packing list and more!"

- Jordan & Jordan

"The photos she took will be ones we can always look back on and actually FEEL the emotion and love we have for each other. If you are trying to decide whether or not Shanmari is the one to photograph your special day, she is. She is incredible at what she does and I know you will be as grateful as I am that I chose to go with her!"

- Jordan & B-J

"Shanmari has such a passion for photographing couples - it really shines through in her work and she is a gem of a human being!"

-  Remy & Jacqui

"I’m certain that you’d only have regrets if you didn’t book her!!"

-  Garrett & Michael

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"But, elopements are just grand 2 hour photoshoots"

That's a MYTH.

So What exactly is a full day elopement experience?

It's a whole day spent celebrating & adventuring with your partner

&

have the time to stop and embrace those oh-so-sweet in-between intimate moments.

Time can go by quickly. Especially on a wedding day. Some people think that elopements only last for 2 hours, a quick ceremony and a few bridal portraits.

 

I'm here to tell you that

you deserve SO MUCH MORE than that.

Elopements aren't just big fancy photoshoots in beautiful locations. It is a whole different wedding experience and celebration of two people committing their lives to each other - a celebration that can last for hours.

I don't make your wedding day into a huge photoshoot, I give you and your partner space to relax and enjoy the moments you share on such a meaningful day. But rest assured, I won't miss any important moments that requires documentation.

Now just Imagine YOUR Wedding Day:

You wake up long before sunrise and think about how your own wedding day has finally come and that thought brings you even more excitement for the adventure that lies ahead, you head to your carefully selected wedding venue and start hiking up that marvelous mountain you've fallen in love with by only seeing it in pictures, you and your partner finally made it to the top and start experiencing the sun peeking through the mountain peaks as you read your vows to one another, you look up into your partners eyes and see this view reflecting from the eyes that you will admire for a lifetime and the feelings you're experiencing are indescribable - you both tear up not only because of your vows but also because the beauty that you're surrounded by makes you feel at awe for how extraordinary life can be & all you do is wishing these intimate moments will never ever end...

The way you spend your wedding day is up to you.

Imagine a photo gallery that you can share with family and friends that wasn't present and they get to feel the emotion and learn the whole story of your wedding experience, or imagine looking back at your gallery years later and reliving the whole day you created to commit your life to your partner. 

Your wedding experience will stay with you forever, make it one that is worth it!

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Adventurous Elopement
Packages & prices
More than a package, it's the start of
your best adventure yet, a priceless experience.

*All packages start at 8 Hours & includes
the Exclusive Elopement Planning guide.

 
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International Elopements

Your adventurous wedding day anywhere in the world.

Includes:

  • Full day coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included to anywhere in the world

Starting Price

$7800

 

South African & Namibian Elopements

Your adventurous wedding day anywhere in South Africa or Namibia.

Includes:

  • Full day coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included

Starting Price

$6800

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Ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

All you need is a general location and date to get started.

 

United States Elopements

Your adventurous wedding day anywhere in the United States.

Includes:

  • Desired coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included to anywhere in the US

Starting Price

$3200

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Ohio Elopements

Your adventurous wedding day anywhere in Ohio.

Includes:

  • Desired coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included to anywhere in Ohio

Starting Price

$2800

 
 

Hiking Elopements

Your venturous wedding day anywhere in the world with full day or multi-day hiking and/or camping.

Includes:

  • Full day coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included to anywhere in the world

Inquire For Custom Quote

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Don't see what you are looking for?

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"Unlike any other" Elopements

 When it comes to something as unique as elopements, I always want to give my couples the opportunity to think beyond any limitations -

If you can think it up, I can help you plan it!

Includes:

  • Full day coverage by Shanmari

  • Exclusive Elopement Planning Guide

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • Customizable timeline for planning prior to your day.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Personalized vendor recommendations.

    • Custom personalized elopement day timeline for the best experience.

    • Tips, tricks and more planning tools like packing lists.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

  • All photographer travel fees included to anywhere in the world

Inquire For Custom Quote

 

Adventurous Couples
Packages & prices
Perfect for engagements, proposals & anniversaries.

 
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Adventurous Couple Sessions

Your adventurous session anywhere in the United States.

*not for 2 hour elopements or wedding attire sessions - you deserve so much more than that.

Includes:

  • 2 hour coverage by Shanmari

    • In-depth questionnaire to get to know you both.​

    • 2 hours of adventuring together.

    • Custom personalized location idea list.

    • Tips, tricks and guidance to planning the best adventure.

    • **Perfect for engagements, proposals & anniversaries.

  • High Quality, full resolution digital images & printing rights

  • Your own online gallery where you can share, print & download your adventure easily

Starting Price

$800

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How Does This Work?

Just a few steps to your dreamy elopement:

​​

  1. Get in touch.

  2. Choose the perfect date.

  3. Together we craft your elopement day.

  4. Have your intimate wedding experience. 

  5. An adventure relived for centuries to come.

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How will I be there for you?

Learn more about my endless guidance and support:

Ready to get in contact?

All you need is a general location and date to get started.

Jacqui & Remy | Avonture Elopements | As

"She always made us feel so comfortable that all my anxieties melted away"

"Shanmari has an incredible eye for photography, and we absolutely loved our whole experience from start to finish! You can instantly tell that she has such a passion for photographing couples, and it really shines through in her work. I typically hate having my picture taken, but she always made us feel so comfortable that all my anxieties melted away. It felt like we were just hanging out with a friend, so chilled out and relaxed. She always seems to know the best locations, too! Our photos are something that we will cherish forever, and we are so grateful to have worked with Shanmari! Her work is something truly special, and she is a gem of a human being!"

- Remy & Jacqui

Mikayla & Isaac | Avonture Elopements |

"She really captured the love languages of our marriage"

"I was able to work with Shanmari this past summer and it was nothing short of a great adventure! She is so organized, well prepared, and very creative! She made me and my husband feel totally comfortable. Shanmari came up with the most amazing photo ideas and locations. The images we got back from her were beautiful and really captured the love languages of our marriage. We cannot thank her enough for creating such a fun experience that we will always remember!!"

- Isaac & Mikayla

"you’d only have regrets if you didn’t book her!"

"Working with Avonture Elopements was nothing short of a perfect experience, and when it comes to something as complex as an elopement, having someone as experienced as Shanmari will surely help your day go smoother. From the beautifully catered meal, spun ceramics to eat from, perfect locations and even more incredible photos to look at after our special day, I can’t think of any critique for her work, SHE’s A STAR!

 

Shanmari has this magical personality and a genuine desire to really get to know her couples before shooting with them. This was apparent throughout the entire process and especially the day off as she made small changes based on her observations throughout the shoot. I was worried that taking photos for a 7+ hour event would get tiring, but Shanmari has this incredible skill of really carping photos in the moment so you barely even know she’s there at times. That was truly her greatest strength throughout the entire process, and I know is something that you won’t find in a lot of photographers. On top of that, she was extremely flexible and so creatively navigated around any of the small obstacles we encountered on our day.

 

In addition to all the amazing skills and talent, Shanmari is a loving and super fun person that anyone would be so lucky to have plan and photograph their special day. She will make sure that you are getting everything you want, and I’m certain that you’d only have regrets if you didn’t book her!

 

If you haven’t thought about an Ohio elopement, now is definitely the time!"

- Garrett & Michael

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