So why, then, are eloping couples still tasked with so many tedious, tiresome tasks? Here, we've eliminated that question with our all-inclusive approach to elopement planning and documenting. At Ascend Together, we handle every facet of your elopement from coordinating logistics to documenting the little details, so you can experience your elopement the way you intended to — blissfully, enthusiastically, and entirely free of stress.
Why? Because that’s just not the way we roll. Your relationship is forever, and we’re here to help you keep things passionate, intentional, and blissful.
That means that when it comes to your vision and your needs, we’ll always have a team member who can serve you the way that best suits you.
We have a background in helping couples build and maintain healthy, lasting relationships. Your engagement is a pivotal, momentous time in your relationship, and we’re here to help you make the most of it.
It's to create an environment in which you and your partner are able to feel at ease and deepen your relationship, while crafting an intentional elopement experience for you.
I grew up as a wedding videographers daughter and started my own elopement photography business in 2018. I continuously saw my couples undercut their day because it wasn't as robust full of stuff like the traditional weddings. I loved being able to guide them to make it unique and special to them experience.
In late 2021 I decided to expand my business because I knew our couples deserved more than just a quick courthouse elopement with little to no documentation. I wanted our couples to enjoy their wedding planning, be truly present on their day, and create it to reflect who they are all without dealing with the planning and logistics of it all! Ascend Together Elopements, Planning and Documenting was formed!
In addition, I knew our couples needed both video & photo documentation. I got a hold of my parents wedding video from the early 90's and watching them young and in love was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. I wanted all of our couples to have documentation for their legacy to cherish with that same feeling.
It’s always nice to feel like you’re in the hands of someone who’s experienced in their craft, right? Summer’s been working as a professional photographer for over 11 years, so trust us when we say: whatever your vision may be, she’s got this. Summer’s a laidback goofball and mom to 1 based out of Southern California. In her work, she values connection, authenticity, and the opportunity to provide her clients with an experience rather than a service.
If you ask her what the greatest part of her job is, Summer’s answer will be simple: her clients. She’s a pro at creating a welcoming, comfortable environment for all of her clients. Plus, her endless supply of jokes is pretty dang entertaining if you ask us.
Bri. Queen Bri. Brianna the Planna. Our elopement planning guru. If you look up "organized" in the dictionary, there will be a little picture of Bri with a ginormous smile on her face, holding a planner in one hand, a taco in the other, with a stack of sticky notes balanced on top of her head. This girl was meant for her work - she lives for that excited, energized buzz of a wedding day.
It doesn't matter how much is going on around her, Bri is always on her A-game keeping things running smoothly (tbh, we think she was bitten by a spider that gave her absurd organizational powers but this has yet to be confirmed). If you ask her why she loves this industry so much, she'll tell you that "Every couple is totally unique, and that uniqueness should be celebrated and represented on their big day!" Outside of work, Bri spends her time hanging out with her 'lil babe, her hubs, and her pupper. She loves being outdoors, and when sub-zero temps hit her home state of Minnesota, she enjoys hopping on her bike to dream about far-away (less frigid) places. And yes, the rumors are true - in her free time, she casually reorganizes her house.
Hey! I currently live with my 5 kids, pup, and hot husbabe in the heart of Northern California. I love exploring the breathtaking beauty that California offers, from the oceanside, to the redwoods, to the mountains with eloping couples. You'll also find me on my computer having a blast coaching other photographers in their business. When I'm not working I am spending time with my little gremlins and having take out date nights with my husband.
Intention, presence, and love are at the heart of deeper human connection and as a photographer I am passionate about slowing down those fleeting moments as much as possible. A photo is not enough to pause time its the way a moment is experienced that can live on. Creating an unforgettable, connective experience and documenting that is what lights my heart on fire!