Perth Hills Forest Elopement by Red Ecle

Let’s plan your elopement escape

 

Okay, first things first. If you’ve landed on this page, I’m assuming you’re not planning a wedding at a big cathedral or wearing a puffy dress with a tiara to match. Eek!

 

You're a no-fuss couple who would rather escape (or stay) and do the vow thing alone or with a handful of mates. I get you, I do! Fancy vibes just ain't your thing. 

 

That’s why I became a Perth elopement photographer. I love small, intimate weddings where the couple is the focus; *not* the crowd.

How do you know eloping is right for you?

 

  • Big weddings aren't your thing

  • You want it to be just the two of you

  • You’d rather not take out a mortgage to get married 

  • You care about the environment and think weddings shouldn't cost the Earth

  • You want to be mindful and present and enjoy your special day

  • Getting married somewhere obscure excites you

  • You want an easy elopement package to make everything straightforward

The elopement experience

 

“To elope” used to mean secretly running away to get married, traditionally somewhere far away from home. Nowadays, elopements are micro-weddings with 10 or fewer people. 

 

So, what’s the difference between a traditional wedding and an elopement?

 

A traditional wedding is a celebration for everybody. An elopement is just for the two of you. Sounds pretty dreamy, right?

 

An elopement typically means:

  • 10 or fewer people

  • Focused on the couple, not the crowd

  • The wedding lasts less than one to two hours 

  • No reception – more hangout vibes

 

The best part about eloping? There’s no rulebook. You can get married in a tent, Airbnb or in the middle of the street if you really want! It’s your day, after all. So, why wouldn't you do it your way?

Kat Wray Perth based elopement photograp

How does a Perth elopement photographer fit in?

 

You may want a no-fuss wedding but you still want to document it, right? I won’t give you the “memories are made to be captured” spiel because, well, you know it already! 


What I will say is that photographers who specialise in elopement packages do more than capture your elopement... they help you plan it!

 

As an elopement specialist, I help you with:

 

  • Find a celebrant

  • Decide on a location

  • Schedule a ceremony time

  • Get ready and come together

  • Plan the music

  • And, of course, photograph the magic

 

An elopement wedding photographer (that’s me!) knows all the great places to elope in Perth. And can take you on adventures out of the city. 

 

As for the photos, I’m all about capturing your personality. I won’t get you to pose – my direction is centred around play. I embrace spontaneity and want you to enjoy the experience of being yourselves. 

Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sun

Elopement packages

The Elopement Experience

 
Starting from $800.
  • A guide for eloping in Perth

  • Introductions to like-minded vendors

  • Help to plan your timeline

  • Location suggestions

  • Documentary-style photography for one hour (additional price for extra hours)

  • One announcement image provided within 24 hours (you can share with family and friends!)

  • High-quality, edited digital images available in an online gallery for download (black and white, and colour)

Ready to elope, escape and plan your epic adventure?

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Anderson Point Perth Hills Perth Elopeme
Elopement photography FAQ's

What’s your booking process?

Once you’re happy to go ahead, I ask for a 50% deposit to secure the date. The remaining balance will be due by the date of the elopement.

Do you have a celebrant and photography package?

I work closely with a great group of like-minded elopement celebrants. We work as a team, but you will need to book us separately. I'll connect you with a celebrant when you make your enquiry.

 

How soon can we get married?

Soon! Just be mindful that your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be completed with the celebrant at least one month prior to the ceremony day.

 

Should we just get married at a registry office?

You could. But you could also create a personalised service somewhere else for just a little extra.

Are there any restrictions on ceremony locations? Do we need a permit?

Not necessarily. You only need to apply for a permit if you want exclusive access to a public space or private property. There are so many awesome secret places ideal for small intimate weddings

 

Do you do elopements in the South West?

I’m based in Perth, but am happy to travel down south. It’s an extra charge for locations further than one hour from the CBD.

 

Can we bring some friends or family?

Sure! But the idea of an elopement is to keep it intimate.

 

Do we need to bring witnesses?

You will need two legal witnesses. I can be a witness but the celebrant can not, so you’ll need to provide at least one other witness. I can provide one if need be.

 

Do you do same-sex or non-binary elopements?

Of course I do! All inclusive here. Love is love.

 

Can we do it any day or time?

Yes! Within reason of course. If you want a ceremony at 3am, I might charge you extra for it. And as far as photography is concerned, I may suggest different times for better photos.

 

Do we have to wear a white dress? A suit? 

No way! Wear whatever you like. I love couples breaking the rules.

 

Can you arrange other things for the day?

Yes! I can arrange food, cake, flowers etc. at an extra cost. Just ask. 

 

Do we need to have a rehearsal?

Elopements are usually pretty relaxed, so a rehearsal isn't necessary.

How soon do we get our photos?

I try to get at least one awesome photo to you within 24 hours so you can share your elopement with family and friends. The highlight reel and the rest of the gallery will be available within three weeks.

Sound good?

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Awesome Perth elopements

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

These two eloped at a beach special to the couple, with just their best mates as witnesses.

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

These two eloped at a beach special to the couple, with just their best mates as witnesses.

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

These two eloped at a beach special to the couple, with just their best mates as witnesses.

Perth Hills Elopement
Perth Hills Elopement

Walking to the ceremony from their Airbnb

Perth Hills Elopement
Perth Hills Elopement

Standing under the rose arch while their daughter played nearby

Perth Hills Elopement
Perth Hills Elopement

Catching those afternoon sunrays through the beautiful Western Australian bush

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

This elopement was held at Trigg Dog Beach with their fur babies! I do love dogs at weddings!

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

This elopement was held at Trigg Dog Beach with a few close friends and their pet dogs. The ceremony was livestreamed to family who couldn't make it because of covid-19

Perth Beach Elopement
Perth Beach Elopement

This elopement was held at Trigg Dog Beach with a few close friends and their pet dogs.

Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement
Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement

This elopement was held in at Anderson Point, Brigadoon, with a handful of friends to witness the ceremony. The light is so beautiful in the Perth Hills and Anderson Point captures the sunset so beautifully.

Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement
Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement

This elopement was held in at Anderson Point, Brigadoon, with a handful of friends to witness the ceremony. The light is so beautiful in the Perth Hills and Anderson Point captures the sunset so beautifully.

Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement
Anderson Point Perth Hills Elopement

This elopement was held in at Anderson Point, Brigadoon, with a handful of friends to witness the ceremony. The light is so beautiful in the Perth Hills and Anderson Point captures the sunset so beautifully.

Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset
Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset

This couple eloped at sunset on Scarborough Beach, one of Perth's most iconic beaches

Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset
Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset

This couple eloped at sunset on Scarborough Beach, one of Perth's most iconic beaches

Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset
Scarborough Beach Perth Elopement at Sunset

This couple eloped at sunset on Scarborough Beach, one of Perth's most iconic beaches

Northbridge Elopement
Northbridge Elopement

Walking down alleyways full of bright and colourful murals is a sure way to get a killer wedding photo!

Northbridge Elopement
Northbridge Elopement

Love the combination of the bride's veil and leather jacket combo, the groom's kilt, and the dirty alleyway in Northbridge.

Northbridge Elopement
Northbridge Elopement

Who doesn't love a pink pretzel shop on your wedding day?

Elopement in Karrakup
Elopement in Karrakup

This couple eloped in secret in beautiful bushland on a private property in Karrakup, only 45 mins from Perth

Elopement in Karrakup
Elopement in Karrakup

This couple eloped in secret in beautiful bushland on a private property in Karrakup, only 45 mins from Perth

Elopement in Karrakup
Elopement in Karrakup

This couple eloped in secret in beautiful bushland on a private property in Karrakup, only 45 mins from Perth With Sally Bruce Celebrant

Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate
Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate

An elopement in front of close family and friends at the Darlington Estate Winery. Surrounded by natural bushland on a beautiful winter day.

Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate
Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate

An elopement in front of close family and friends at the Darlington Estate Winery. Surrounded by natural bushland on a beautiful winter day.

Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate
Perth Elopement at Darlington Estate

An elopement in front of close family and friends at the Darlington Estate Winery. Surrounded by natural bushland on a beautiful winter day.

Kings Park Elopement
Kings Park Elopement

An elopement at the Dryandra Lookout in Kings Park, Crawley

Briar and Elliott Wedding_by Red Eclecti
Briar and Elliott Wedding_by Red Eclecti

An elopement at the Dryandra Lookout in Kings Park, Crawley

Briar and Elliott Wedding_by Red Eclecti
Briar and Elliott Wedding_by Red Eclecti

An elopement at the Dryandra Lookout in Kings Park, Crawley With Atalie Park Celebrant

UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle
UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle

Just a casual walk around UWA on a moody rainy day

UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle
UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle

The rainy weather made for some beautifully dark and moody photos

UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle
UWA sunken gardens elopement by red ecle

Very close family from overseas came to witness this elopement

Elopement dream team...

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