A (very) long story short -> We met in college at CU Boulder, fell in love, moved to a big city (any Boston people here ), got corporate jobs, bought a condo, and entered into that rat race we never thought we would. Life was good, but there was something missing. Our hearts were drawn to adventure, and we aren't the kind of people who say "no" to our hearts.
Brandon climbing Bowling Pin in Bishop, CA2011
We saved up money, quit our jobs, bought a little trailer, and took the first of what would be many big risks we'd take together. In the summer of 2014 we hit the road to just go climb.
It was "supposed" to be a 6 month long road trip.
Well, that six months turned into permanent lifestyle. Turns out life as a climbing dirtbag is kind of addicting. But in retrospect, the climbing wasn't even the best part. By taking the leap to follow our passions for travel and climbing, we discovered a whole new passion to get psyched on that would change our lives.
Us and our 1972 Airstream we DIY renovated.2014
Another (very) long story short -> We learned photography our first year on the road, created media for climbing companies and outdoor brands, photographed a friends wedding and loved it, and decided to become wedding photographers!
It was great at first. We were making more money than ever before, running our own business, and learning a ton about photography, business, and working with couples. But we knew we didn't want to keep photographing 150+ people break it down on dance floors every weekend...
When we photographed our first elopement, everything changed.
The first true elopement we photographed, and couples still send us a link to this blog saying it's exactly what they want for their day!2016
Back then, elopements were just a sunset shoot with a ceremony that wedding photographers sometimes booked. You couldn't charge as much for them and you were lucky if a couple contacted you who wanted to elope. At least that's what everyone thought.
But the thought of photographing full-day adventure elopements got us excited like nothing before. This was perfect for us - mixing our love for travel, adventure, the outdoors, and it was so much more intimate and heartfelt.
The Foxes Photography Website2017
We decided to go all in on elopements. Our marketing, our website, our packages - we changed everything to focus solely on elopements. We had found our calling, and couples clearly wanted this kind of an adventure elopement too. Within months we booked more elopements than weddings and in 2018 we photographed 100% adventure elopements.
Since starting this business, our work has won awards such as Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars, and our work has been featured in publications like Good Morning America, Cosmopolitan, Junebug Weddings, and the Huffington Post.
Our instagram @thefoxes2018 - 2022
Over the years, we've been contacted by photographers about mentor sessions and education, but until recently we held back. It wasn't that we didn't want to help. We just felt like we still had so much to learn and perfect in our own business and we wanted to make sure that when we did start educating, it would be freakin' next level amazing.
Seeing the transformation the photographers on our own team, The Foxpack, have had with their photography, marketing, and client relationships has been incredibly rewarding. And we are so excited to start sharing all our education with the entire elopement community.
So with that said, we are so ready to help you become a wildly successful elopement photographer!Present Day
Whether you're an amateur photographer interested in shooting elopements, a wedding photographer looking to break into elopements, or an elopement photographer wanting to level-up your business, we're stoked to help fuel your journey with the most valuable things we've learned on ours. You so got this! And if you still don't believe this is the best job in the world, just keep scrolling and see how much fun we have on a typical "day at the office."
Cheers to you, friends! Hope to see you out on the trail <3Your Future