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Wedding Photographers for the Wild At Heart

Wedding Photography for the Wild at Heart

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Your wedding photos should feel like YOU

Your wedding photos should feel like YOU

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Take a deep breath and imagine this...

Take a deep breath and imagine this...

A wedding day that feels true to you and your partner’s relationship, where you two get to be fully yourselves with each other and unconstrained by other’s expectations or rules.​​

Being fully present every moment, never once feeling posed or awkward, immersing yourselves completely in the experiences and emotions of the day.​

Ending the day with incredible, emotive photographs that enhance your genuine memories of the day without having to sacrifice your experience. ​​

Your wedding day doesn't have to be a performance

Imagine if your wedding day could be...

Emotive. Genuine. Intentional. Adventurous.

Who are We?

Who are We?

We’re a collective of elopement and wedding photographers dedicated to helping you have one of the most memorable days of your life. From the first phone call to your final photo delivery, we’ll take you on an adventure focused on celebrating your love, honoring your commitment, and enjoying every second of your wedding day.

We work best with couples who push boundaries, think outside the box, and blaze their own trail—whether they’re eloping or having a wedding with guests.

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Experience-First Wedding Photography

Honor your commitment by focusing on real memories, not posed photos.

Intentional Weddings

Drop the traditions that don’t feel like you and invent your own ways to honor your commitment, free from others’ expectations. Celebrate with people who fully support you and understand that how your day feels is far more important than how it looks. Having an intentionally planned wedding is one of the bravest things you can do—and we are here to capture it in a way that leaves your memories and emotions intact. No trading genuine experiences for gorgeous photos here!

Adventurous Elopements

You have a blank slate to make this day 110% your own. Escape into the wilderness, dance on a mountaintop, soar in a hot air balloon, and promise each other forever somewhere along the way. An elopement day is still your wedding day, and it deserves just as much intention and honor as a wedding with 300 guests.

What are you waiting for?

You deserve to have a wedding day that truly reflects you and your spouse’s story. Don’t settle for anything less than photographers who understand and respect your experience on your wedding day. Leave the chaos of the wedding industry behind and experience a Wilder Wedding.

What are you waiting for?

Leave the chaos behind and experience a Wilder Wedding

What does a Wilder Wedding Feel Like?

What does a Wilder Wedding Feel Like?

5 star reviews from ecstatic clients



Carolyn and Jake made our wedding better than we could have imagined. They guided us through just about everything including location scouting, vendor recommendations, and the wedding day itinerary. They helped us create the perfect day that we didn't even know was possible. They are incredible people and by the end of the day it felt as though we had gained two friends. They are WAY more than “just photographers”. The best decision we ever made (other than marrying each other) was hiring Wilder Weddings Collective.

Asheville, NC


"THE BEST EVER! I pray that Carolyn and Jake remain lifelong friends. They captured our love story in a way I could never have imaged...I actually had multiple people envying my photos and regretfully stating that their photographers were strict, rigid and unoriginal...that is the polar opposite of my experience. Carolyn and Jake are adventurous, outgoing, respectful, thoughtful, down to earth, and just the coolest people ever. If you want bomb-ass wedding photographers that are going to take your ideas to the next level, then you found the right ones!!! I'm obsessed!"

Maui, HI


We had a wonderful experience with Wilder Weddings. Our photographer, Caroline, made my partner and I feel comfortable from the first time we met for our engagement shoot throughout the entire wedding experience. She was flexible when our plans had to adjust due to rain, and kept encouraging us along the way. The photos turned out wonderfully. We loved how she captured the candid moments of laughter and joy. 100% would recommend Wilder Weddings to anyone looking for a supportive, thorough, flexible, and fun team!

Montreat, NC

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Real adventures. Real emotions. Real stories.

Real adventures. Real emotions. Real stories.

Adventure Elopement in Asheville, NC

Catie + Constantine

See their day!

Intimate Wedding, Asheville, NC


See their day!


What is an Adventure Elopement?

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Adventure Elopement

Asheville NC
Catie + Constantine's full-day adventure included a sunrise ceremony, waterfalls, and a mountaintop picnic.

Intimate Wedding

Asheville NC
Hannah + Chris' gorgeous wedding day included a private mountain adventure and celebration with family and friends.


What exactly is an adventure elopement? Check out the blog post below to learn more about what your day could look like!

Get that dress dirty

If you hire us to shoot your wedding, we’ll probably be sharing several beers together; we want to know your go-to movie night movies, your favorite meal to cook together, your inside jokes and how you make each other laugh. We’ll probably run across mountain tops and explore forests and jump in rivers or lakes. We’ll be moving and running and laughing and breathing deeply and feeling.

On your wedding day, we’ll be traipsing through the trees and fields, chasing the light. You might get your dress just a little dirty. If it rains, we’ll be shooting in the rain because that’s the reality of your wedding day. And at the end of the night, when the vows are said and the dress hung up, you’ll have incredible, in-the-moment images to preserve this chapter in your love story for all time, as well as genuine memories of real experiences with the people you love the most.