Building an elopement experience on what’s important to you!

Choosing to elope means you get everything you want and nothing you don’t!

You get to enjoy a stress-free wedding, that has the focus on you as a couple! Think of it as a reflection of what makes your couple authentic. It’s built from scratch based on your values, interests and what experiences are important to you! You are unique, so should your wedding day be!

Say hello to a fun, laid-back wedding experience and goodbye to all the hustle and anxiety of planning a big wedding. Whether you choose to celebrate this day just the two of you or with 25 of your closest family and friends, whether you choose to go on a multiple days hiking trip to explore some of the wildest trails of Switzerland or a relaxed afternoon around a campfire: your elopement is about celebrating your relationship, who you are as a couple! Let’s make it the best day of your lives!

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The “Your Mountain Elopement” Experience

What you get with all my packages

The “Let’s become friends” questionnaire

You’ll get this questionnaire as soon as you book, so that I can get to know you better and have a clearer vision of what you’re envisioning for your wedding experience.

Customized Location Ideas

Once I’ve received your questionnaire and learned what kind of landscape you love, how much hiking you’re up for, number of guests, if you need a dog friendly trail and time of year, I’ll start getting busy scouting for the best hidden-gem locations in Switzerland for your elopement! You’ll get a customized, detailed, highly researched list of the places that check all of the boxes of what you’re looking for. Or you can simply leave the decision making to me and I’ll take you to the spot that we know will give you all the chills and thrills!

Local Elopement Vendor Suggestions…

You’ve settled on a location? Awesome, now you’ll get access to my local vendors recommendations such as florists, hair & makeup artists, drivers, awesome accommodation options, etc.

Hand-Crafted Timeline for your Day + Unique Activity Ideas…

It’s time to get more into the details of your day, I’ll help you dream up what your all-day (or multi-day) elopement experience can look like. It’s getting real now and you’ll get a good picture of how awesome your day(s) is going to be!

Unlimited Consultations & Planning Help…

As a successful event manager for the last + fifteen years and an outdoors addict, I’m here every step of the way whether you need help in finding an epic AirBnB, need advice on what gear to bring, how to pack your wedding dress in a backpack or any other tips you need for your amazing wedding experience.

Your Dedicated Photographer

Hi, I’m Maaike. Find out more about me here…

Official Digital Gallery

View and print all your photos from the adventure, straight from your online gallery (unlimited downloads).

Why would I want full package of my intimate wedding day?

THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL, EXHAUSTING AND STAGED PHOTO SESSION, FULL OF FORCED SMILES AND DRAMA. This is so different!

If you’ve looked through my portfolio, you have seen the emotional, intimate and playful moments I capture. That’s the beauty of my unique approach to capturing your entire day. Think of me as your documentary photographer who is there to capture YOU TWO being YOU and having your best day together. There’s no “ok lets step to another spot and have you look at the camera again and smile”. I want to tell the whole story of your incredible wedding day – which is why I don’t offer a few “quick pics” for elopements – you deserve more than that!

Your wedding day will be photographed unposed, candidly and true to the moment. Even though an elopement isn’t the usual traditional wedding day, it’s just as important and deserves to be documented in its fullest because it’s a day shared by just the two of you (and maybe your closest friends and family!)

LIFE IS MADE UP OF MOMENTS, AND IN THE MANY YEARS TO COME, I WANT YOU TO LOOK BACK ON THIS SPECIAL DAY AND REMEMBER ALL OF THE CRAZY & AMAZING MEMORIES YOU HAD.

Don’t you deserve to be able to look back on the full story of your wedding day?

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Your Mountain Elopement Experience

Whether you’ve invited me to shoot your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day on a 3’000m peak or your mid-week adventure, I will tell your story well and document your love in a way that feels real and genuine. As a professional photographer, I want to capture your lifestyle, not just the way you look. I want you to have an incredible time and pictures that will make you smile every time you will look at them!

As an avid outdoors lover, I have an endless list of locations that I’ve fallen in love with, whether you’re hoping to have a family-accessible intimate wedding near a lake or you want to hike far out into the mountains to exchange your vows privately. When you book me as your photographer, you’re also booking my vast knowledge of beautiful, unique, wild places.

Remember, this is your wedding day, not a photoshoot! And as such we’re going to create your best wedding experience ever!<

Find your perfect elopement package below:

Multi-day Elopement Package

Craving for an epic adventurous wedding experience and want a ton of variety in your pics? This package is perfect to have plenty of time to discover every bit of adventure your location has to offer! Switzerland has some ridiculously scenic spots, and everything you need to have the most epic wedding ever! I can recommend locations that have options for exploring multiple trails, or we can stick to a longer trail that is loaded with wildlife and unique crazy sceneries! How about hiking to a mountain hut, saying your vows at sunset or sunrise (or both!) on a +3’000m summit (+9843ft) and explore amazing sceneries during two days. Or how about taking a helicopter tour around glaciers, go for fun via ferrata climb or have a mid day paddle on an alpine lake, have a wine tasting during your day…  I’ll be there to document every minute of it.

If you would like to include your close-ones on your day, this package is amazing, allowing them to share the magic but still granting you intimate “just the two of you” time to celebrate your commitment to each other in your very own authentic way!

What’s included:

  • Multi-day photo coverage by Maaike (16 hours) Including your beautiful, full-resolution image files with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, download, print and share your images worldwide
  • Your Own personal Elopement Consultant When you book me you get access to my outdoors expertise to create your customized location list, vendor recommendations, one of a kind activity suggestions, your unique elopement timeline for your amazing day, and of course unlimited access to reach out to me whenever you have questions, doubts, or just want to have a chat about your elopement process. I’ve got your back!
  • Photographer travel fees in Switzerland are included!
Packages available starting at CHF 9’600
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The Grant Day Elopement & Intimate Wedding Package

Switzerland has so many epic locations and I can’t wait to help you find your dream place to say I do! I’ll help you plan the whole thing and I’ll make sure to document every moment of your adventure! Whether you’d like to go on a road trip to some of our most impressive mountain passes, go for a full day on the alpine trails, ride horses, or maybe you’re a winter lover and fancy a fun day high up in the mountains, skiing or snowboarding down some of our world renowned ski slopes! Close your eyes, what do you see on your wedding day & what are you doing? 

What’s included:

  • 12 hours photo coverage by Maaike Including your beautiful, full-resolution image files with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, download, print and share your images worldwide
  • Your Own personal Elopement Consultant When you book me you get access to my outdoors expertise to create your customized location list, vendor recommendations, one of a kind activity suggestions, your unique elopement timeline for your amazing day, and of course unlimited access to reach out to me whenever you have questions, doubts, or just want to have a chat about your elopement process. I’ve got your back!
  • Photographer travel fees in Switzerland are included!
Packages available starting at CHF 8’200.-
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The Magic Day Elopement & Intimate Wedding Package

You deserve to have your wedding day documented from the moment you start getting ready, get your first look, hit the trail, discover unreal landscapes, laugh your heart out, cry of happiness, say your vows, pop the champagne, jump in milky blue alpine lakes, dance around the fire, all the way till the end of your awesome day! Can you imagine saying I do in a place that no one else ever got married at? Let’s create the wedding that is authentic and resonating to you two!

What’s included:

  • 8 hours photo coverage by Maaike Including your beautiful, full-resolution image files with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, download, print and share your images worldwide
  • Your Own personal Elopement Consultant When you book me you get access to my outdoors expertise to create your customized location list, vendor recommendations, one of a kind activity suggestions, your unique elopement timeline for your amazing day, and of course unlimited access to reach out to me whenever you have questions, doubts, or just want to have a chat about your elopement process. I’ve got your back!
  • Photographer travel fees in Switzerland are included!
Packages available starting at CHF 6’300.-
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The Dream Elopement & Intimate Wedding Package

If you’re dreaming of saying your vows during a golden or pink alpen glow, this will be a great package option for you! We’ll meet up at the trailhead and then head out for either the first 4 (sunrise) or last 4 (sunset) hours of the day. I’ll help you craft an epic elopement full of incredible moments and fun adventure. I’ll recommend some of my favorite elopement locations that I know like the back of my hand, meaning I know how to plan your day that maximizes the whole experience.

What’s included:

  • 4 hours photo coverage by Maaike Including your beautiful, full-resolution image files with printing rights and a digital gallery to view, download, print and share your images worldwide
  • Your Own personal Elopement Consultant When you book me you get access to my outdoors expertise to create your customized location list, vendor recommendations, one of a kind activity suggestions, your unique elopement timeline for your amazing day, and of course unlimited access to reach out to me whenever you have questions, doubts, or just want to have a chat about your elopement process. I’ve got your back!
  • Photographer travel fees in Switzerland are included within 1 hour driving from the location of Montreux.
Packages available starting at CHF 4’200.-
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Ready to start planning your dream elopement?
Contact me to get started!

Other services

Mountain Elopement in Switzerland

Adventure Sessions

You’re getting engaged?

You’re celebrating your wedding anniversary?

You want to renew your vows?

or you simply would love to have some epic pictures taken in nature with your loved-one?

Giving back on your wedding day

Being able to spend so much time in our beautiful nature is truly a gift. As your photographer and guide, I strongly encourage my couples to follow the “Leave No Trace” principles whenever outdoors. 

In addition, when you book with “Your Mountain Elopement”, 5% of your fees are donated between the following two non-profit organisations: 

The Kilian Jornet Foundation, who focuses on working on the preservation of the mountain environment, and Pro-Natura, a local non-profit organisation committed to the diversity of animals, plants and habitats in Switzerland; acting for nature, everywhere!

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