Hey! I’m Emilie
Traveling Elopement and wedding photographer
I am a traveling intimate wedding and elopement photographer! I converted a Ford van to use to travel the country and capture love stories, but I recently decided it was time to upgrade! I’m currently converting a short school bus and plan to hit the road in the spring!
Born and raised in Florida, I love the ocean, but I hate the sand. Adventure, and the possibility of new opportunity fuels my fire, so I have taken to the road with my dog Brian to travel and capture your adventures and tell your love stories! I am currently booking elopements and intimate weddings across all of North America!
Elopements and intimate weddings are a great way to take it back to the basics by celebrating you and your love! What better way to express your love to each other, than amongst the beautiful nature of this earth. I love focusing on capturing those real and raw emotions that surface during such an intimate experience.
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It is truly important that I work with the right couples, and because of this I do not take every wedding that I am approached by. You deserve the absolute best! That is why it is so important that I make sure Big World Photography is the right choice for you. Please fill out an application by clicking the button below and I’ll respond within the next 24 hours to set up a time to talk!
capture your love story
So many of us dream of our wedding day since we are a little girl, so when it comes to say “I do” you want to be able to remember those special memories for the rest of your life. Big World Photography is here to capture every detail. From the small things, like your gorgeous ring, to the big things, like the tears your dad sheds as he sees his little girl for the first time on her wedding day.
If you love to travel as much as I do and have decided to tie the knot somewhere new, then I would be so excited to join you! I also have some exciting things in the works, as I have just opened my very own travel agency to help couples book their destination weddings! Get in touch to learn more about how I can help take care of all your destination wedding details!
♦ Currently in Florida
♦ Booking all over North America!
Connect with Nature
National Park Elopements
Thinking about saying “I Do” in a national park? If you are, you may have realized by now that a little more goes into eloping in a National Park than just hiking your favorite trail and saying your vows. There’s almost always permits involved as well as specifications that go along with getting married in a National Park. The good news is, you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself! I have experience with all the permits and little details that go along with an elopement day and I am prepared to help you every step of the way!
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Get The Facts
Big World Photography was created to capture the small but very meaningful moments of this big world that we live in. The best thing about love is that it is present all over the world and creates some of the most magical moments that exist.
Connecting with people on a real and personal level is why I do what I do. I don’t want to just be some stranger at your wedding telling you to smile and tilt your head to the side, because lets be honest, thats awkward! Rather I want to laugh with you, cry with you and celebrate the joy and excitement of life and being in love!
Thats why it all starts with a meeting just like any real relationship! Whether that meeting is virtually over Skype or in person over a cup of coffee depends on where you are! If you have more questions before reaching out check out what people ask the most.
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Behind the Scenes
I’m Emilie, Florida born and raised with a mad case of the travel bug. I grew up in the same house on a dead end street in the little big town of Palm Harbor, Florida. I left my little world for the first time when I moved to South FL for college where I studied photography; but when I graduated I wasn’t ready to start a career because I knew it was time to see more of this big world.
My first adventure was Peru and it solidified my fate as a wanderer. When I came home I started my wedding photography business. I loved capturing and telling love stories in beautiful and unique ways but I felt limited sticking to my home town once again.
So I packed my bags and booked a one way ticket for me and my camera to Bali, Indonesia. I spent the following two years chasing my wanderlust all through Southeast Asia, Australia and even New Zealand. I got to experience some of the most amazing cultures and landscapes and even photograph a few elopements.
This is when I realized there is a whole other world of love stories that I HAD to be a part of. Elopements are to me, a pure form of getting married. It takes it back to what really matters. LOVE. Specifically the love shared between two people. The day is spent slowing down and appreciating life, each other, and this big beautiful world that we get the privilege to be a part of.
I finally came home because of COVID and started building out my van after a brief stint living in Arizona driving a 400 ton dump truck for work… but that’s another story. Once the van was finished, my dog Brian and I, hit the wide open road in search of love stories, photographing intimate weddings and elopements. I loved it so much but we started to feel a little cramped so we decided it was time to upgrade and we bought a bus!
Currently we are in Florida building our little short bus into our new tiny home on wheels and are expected to take to the road again in the spring! We are in search of some more beautiful people to meet along the way to create beautiful art together and capture precious memories!
The question is… Are you ready to join the adventure? If you answered yes, reach out, because I’d love to get to know you!
Katie & Preston Island Elopement
5/11/2020 / Elopement
Brandy & Justin Hawaiian Elopement
03/13/2019 / Elopement
Richelle & Bryle's NZ Elopement
Izzy & Nick Outback Engagement
04/06/2019 / Engagment
Jen & Matt
4/23/2018 / Wedding
Brittany & Sean Country Wedding
3/18/2018 / Wedding
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I can’t wait to hear from you!
lets see if were a good fit
Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know more about you! Feel free to reach out using the contact form or contact me directly through the information below. Let’s have a chat about your story so we can capture beautiful memories together!
Phone: (727) 748-6484