What story do you want to remember?

Offers & Pricing

Chances are, the reason you’re hiring a photographer isn’t even for the photos.

Yes, photos are the physical and tangible product you’ll leave with, but it’s not really what you’re investing in.

What you’re actually investing in is an experience to relive.

You’re hiring a photographer because you want to preserve a story, a feeling.

You want to be able to relive a version of yourselves and your relationship that means so much in the overall journey.

Finding someone to do that – it’s so much more than a dollar sign.

Think about it — your photos are preserving something

You want to hire a photographer who values marriage and this phase of your relationship as much as you do. It’s about finding someone who not only understands you, but is able to transcend your story into a tangible product that is as unique and emotive as you’ve lived it.

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Alyssa Vanzo | Upstate NY Elopement Photographer

LGBTQ Friendly


Connection, experience, and preservation
— that's what I'm all about

Hi, I’m Alyssa and I’m an intimate wedding + elopement photographer based in Rochester, NY who’s obsessed with the aspect of human connection. It serves as my biggest inspiration and driver of all my work. To me, there’s no better subject than two people deeply connected in a place they can call their own.

I love working with couples who value their elopement day just the same even if it wasn’t being photographed. Because to you, photography is but a time capsule to cherish and reflect on the beautiful day you created together. Sure, you’ll later be excited to share them with your loved ones but you know the meaning this day holds for you and you can’t wait to fully experience each and every little emotion.

Hudson VAlley Elopement at Kaaterskill Falls - Upstate New York Elopement Packages

Imagine wedding photos that are so ⟶ effortlessly you

Your love story is unique, and so is your wedding day; it’s immersive, adventurous, and experience based. To you, it’s not about the details but instead the big-picture story.
To create a day and photos that feel and look effortless, you want a photographer who…

for the love of

Experience & Connection

What you’re going to get with me…

Deep Connection

Location suggestions in nature that permit vulnerability and intimacy so you can focus on what’s actually right in front of you on such an important day – each other, and your commitment

Intentional Experiences

Planning resources to help you build a purposeful itinerary filled with locations and activities that reveal the meaning and significance of this day

Timeless Photos

A photographer who encourages minimal posing so you leave with photos that wholly encapsulate your personalities and this experience you’ve so intentionally designed together


Virtual and in-person scouting to find a meaningful, accessible, and secluded spot to say your vows


Unlimited consultation and resource recommendations so you’re never left in the dark wondering “what’s next?”


Half day, full day, and multi-day package options because you shouldn’t have to plan your elopement around my schedule


Helping you source the vendors who will bring your wildest dreams to fruition

OFFERS & Pricing

OFFERS& Pricing

Destination Elopements & Weddings

Investment Begins at $4000

Packages for intimate weddings & elopements anywhere outside New York State!

  • Planning assistance including access to my Elopement Planning Guidebook, vendor recommendations, and helping you design your day-of itinerary and timeline
  • Customized location list and scouting to ensure your perfect location
  • Preview gallery within 1 week
  • Complete gallery within 4 weeks
  • Travel fees included

Local Elopements & Weddings

Investment Starts at $2500

Packages for intimate weddings & elopements in New York State or on my travel schedule.

  • Planning assistance including access to my Elopement Planning Guidebook, vendor recommendations, and helping you design your day-of itinerary and timeline
  • Customized location list and scouting to ensure your perfect location
  • Preview gallery within 1 week
  • Complete gallery within 4 weeks
  • No additional travel fees
waterfall elopement at taughannock falls state park in ithaca upstate ny

Super 8 Highlight Film

Starting at $1500

The shakiness, the flicker of the grain, the slight overexposure… film takes your memories and gives them life in a way that no photo can ever do. Which is why I felt so compelled to offer it as an add-on to any of my elopement packages.

This isn’t a videography service per say, but in a way, it might be better. What I capture is random and meant to feel more like a dream or memory and less like a scripted film:

  • 3-5 minute highlight film composed of 8mm film video clips
  • addition of music and real audio clips captured from your day
  • video delivered with your photo gallery within 4-6 weeks of your day
Currently only available as an add-on to any elopement package. Stand alone film packages will be available soon!
Elopement couple using vintage super 8 video camera in joshua tree desert

Couple Sessions

Starting at $500

Currently booking engagements, anniversaries, family, and maternity sessions. Half day adventure sessions also available.

  • Engagement session coverage starting at 2 hours so we have enough time to relax, explore, and enjoy
  • Discovery phase to find the perfect location and plan your session intentionally!
  • Preview gallery within 1 week
  • Complete gallery within 4 weeks
  • Travel included up to 4 hours from Rochester, NY

Couple walking down to water for their sunrise elopement in Glacier National Park

Frequent Questions

What is an elopement? How do they differ from regular weddings?

Elopements are about escape, not just to a beautiful location but away from obligations so you and your partner can experience a true connection on a day dedicated to you. Elopements offer a unique type of wedding celebration, one that eliminates distraction and keeps the purpose of the day in focus.

For this reason, all of the packages I offer are valid for celebrations of up to 50 guests.

Can our elopement include friends and family?

Of course – Eloping doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the presence and support of loved ones in favor of a beautiful and unique experience.

I love helping all of my couples find a way to include their loved ones, whether or not they’re physically present on the elopement day. Elopements are not about exclusion, and there are so many ways to get the best of both worlds.

In what ways will you help us throughout the planning process?

In a word – everything.

To start, I’ll help you find the perfect location to elope, GPS coordinates and all. Then, we’ll shop together for lodging accommodations, travel arrangements, and I’ll even suggest vendor recommendations as you need them.

As soon as you book, I’ll also send you an in-depth planning guide, which you can reference throughout your planning. It answers almost any question you could ever ask about eloping.

What if we only need an hour or two of coverage?

The way I have my elopement and wedding packages set up is very intentional. For both local and destination locations, I offer half-day, full-day and multi-day options so you can plan your day around your schedule rather than a restricted number of hours you booked your photographer.

The reason I start my packages at a half day instead of only an hour or two is because it is virtually impossible to preserve the full story of your elopement day in this short period of time.

What are you going to do before your ceremony, or how are you going to celebrate after? Probably something special, and you deserve to be able to relive all of it.

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