INFO & PRICES

A ski and snowboard wedding in Austria by Wild Connections Photography

You don’t want a traditional wedding. You prefer things a bit more unconventional and you want your wedding to be a celebration of the things you love. You don’t care too much for designer stilettos or expensive flowers and you’d rather put your mark on the day by hitting the slopes or climbing a mountain and don’t care if your dress gets a little dirty in the process.

You want a photographer who you connect with, someone who understands you and your desire to spend this important day doing something epic that you’ll never forget! You want someone to capture the story of your greatest adventure yet!

Not all couples dream of a big traditional wedding. So if you're feeling overwhelmed right now, you're not alone. I'm here to give you permission to do things differently!

Since 2015, I've been working with couples from all around the world to create a meaningful wedding day that focuses on what's important to them. From skiing weddings in the Alps to hiking elopements in the Dolomites, I've helped lots of couples, just like you, to have a wedding day that celebrated their relationship in a completely unique & authentic way.

Do you want a day focused on you and the things you love?

You are freethinking, adventurous and wildly independent, and as much as you love your family & friends, you're sick of arguing over guest lists and menu options, and you can't believe how much you're expected to spend on things you don't even care about. Are you ready to do things your way?

Cat Ekkelboom-White - Adventure Wedding & Elopement photographer in Europe

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packages from €4000 - €8500

including travel fees

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Let the planning begin

As soon as your date is booked, you'll get my assistance as you plan your dream wedding day

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Have an epic wedding day!

Enjoy every moment of your one-of-a-kind wedding

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Relive the adventure in photos

You might only get married once, but your photos will last forever

FAQs

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Travel included means that my own travel costs to your locations are included within the prices quoted.

What does "travel fees included" mean?

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I try to shoot everything as true to life as possible and create a gallery that is a true representation of your day. If it’s bright and sunny on your wedding day, your pictures will be brighter than if it was dark and cloudy. I work primarily in a documentary style, which means I try to let as much unfold in front of me as possible. In other words, I’m there to capture your day as it happens. I’ll only give you some direction if it means placing you in better light or if something doesn’t quite work for the camera. My priority on a wedding day will always be to give you space to have the experience and the adventure that you want to have without you feeling like you have to stop to pose for photos every few minutes.

What is your shooting style?

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Great question! And the answer is: it depends. The number of images in your final gallery depends a lot on the timings of your day as well as the number of people attending. I don’t have a set number of images I deliver. But if you really need me to give you a number, you can expect an average of around 50 images per hour of coverage.

How many images will we get?

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When do we get to see our final images?

You’ll get a small preview of your pictures no later than 1 week after your wedding day and the full edited gallery delivered to your inbox within 60 days from your wedding date.

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You said the photos will be edited. What does that mean?

All photos that are selected for the final gallery with be post-processed to show them in their best form. This includes colour correction, optimising brightness and contrast in line with the style of images you see in my portfolio. I do not use photoshop to alter images. I believe that there is nothing more beautiful than two people in love. I am there to capture your day as it happens, in an honest and real way. Of course, if you woke up with a red spot on your chin, I will take that out for you. I don’t give out unedited images. So much of the magic that makes up an image happens in the digital equivalent of the darkroom (known as Lightroom) and it’s also how I will create images that match my signature style. It’s boring but I have a legal obligation to deliver a final gallery that is representative of the work you see on my website (and unedited images look rubbish!).

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Are you a qualified mountain guide?

Whilst I will often talk about "guiding" you through the process of planning your wedding, I'm not a certified mountain guide. I've lived in the Alps for the last 10 years, so I'm confident at being able to handle myself in a lot of challenging outdoor environments, such as hiking, skiing, snowshoe hiking, ski touring and on some easy climbing routes. For anything where a guide is recommended for everyone's safety, I recommend working with a local IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide.

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Are you a wedding planner too?

I'm not a wedding planner, which means I can't book anything for you. In all of my packages, I will assist you with the planning of your wedding, which includes the following: assistance finding a location for your ceremony/photos, creating a timeline for your wedding day, planning advice around what to wear, how to prepare etc, sharing my contact list of other vendors you might need, such as wedding planners, florists, hair & makeup artists, videographers etc. If you want a planner who can assist you with booking your wedding and travel arrangements, I recommend Nadia from Amulet Events for weddings in Austria or Jlenia Costner for the Dolomites.

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What if the weather is bad?

I'll always be prepared to shoot in any conditions, as long as it is safe to do so. I have professional-grade equipment that I've personally tested in some pretty harsh conditions. As part of the planning process, I'll make sure that we've got a plan B ready to go if the weather really does prevent us from doing what we had planned. But if it's just a bit of wind, rain or fog, don't let that put a downer on your day. Some of my favourite wedding days were bad weather ones, and most of the couples wouldn't have changed it for the world.

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We are super awkward in front of the camera. Will that be a problem?

I've never worked with a couple who hasn't said this to me before. It's completely natural to be a little apprehensive about it, but honestly, after a while you'll forget I'm even there. This is why I make sure to speak to you over a video call right from the first enquiry, and why I'll become your Facebook/Instagram friend before your big day. I'll make sure that by the wedding day, you feel like I'm on old friend, so that you'll be able to just relax and be you. Whilst most of the pictures I take are unposed, I'll still be there to guide you so that you don't feel awkward or uncomfortable.

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I don't usually take bookings more than 18-months in advance, however as soon as you know your wedding date (or you have a rough idea of when you want to get married) then get in touch.

How far in advance should we book?

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We don't have a date yet. Can we still get some more information?

This is quite normal for couples who are planning an elopement. Even if your date isn't confirmed, I highly recommend contacting me as soon as possible to check my availability and travel schedule.

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We don't know how many hours we need.

Don't worry! Most couples don't have a complete overview of how many hours their wedding day is going to be when they start planning. That's why I'm help you create a timeline for your day and for your photography. If you're not sure, I recommend booking the minimum coverage which saves your date, and upgrading to a higher package once the timeline is finalised. Unlike many photographers, I don't change you a higher rate if you upgrade at a later date. The prices will always stay locked in at the rates when you booked.

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How do we book you?

The booking process starts as soon as you fill out my contact form. Once I've got your enquiry, you'll receive an email from me with my full pricing guide, as well as an invitation for a Zoom call. When you are ready to book your date, I'll send you a contract to sign as well as an invoice for a 50% booking fee. Once both of these are completed, your date is reserved and we'll start the planning process.

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If you've not heard back from me in 48 hours, I'm either up a mountain somewhere or technology has failed me. If that's the case, please drop me a message to [email protected] and say hi!