Engagement photos at a beautiful outlook! Boone, NC

Elope with Emily offers wedding and elopement photography in NC and beyond! I specialize in meaningful, unique wedding days and incorporating your furchildren in your photos, I am here to not only capture your commitment to each other in stunning photographs, but also to help you create your day’s timeline, scout locations, talk through incorporating meaningful aspects of your life into your day, and much more!


If you are imagining a wedding that is intimate, meaningful, and stress-free, then you’ve come to the right place. Are you looking for a solution for your unique dreams rather than following the beaten path of the standard wedding? Can you not imagine your wedding day without your furry best friend? If so, lets chat! I am committed to helping my couples realize their dreams for an unforgettable, intimate ceremony. It is my philosophy that no two weddings should be exactly the same, because no two couples are exactly the same!

Serving All of North Carolina

Roan Mountain Hiking Elopement. Roan Mountain State Park, TN

The best part(s) of being an elopement photographer!

It’s hard to pinpoint just one part of being an elopement and wedding photographer that I love most! It’s such a privilege every time I get to document a couple’s wedding day and create once-in-a-lifetime moments with my clients. I love being able to explore beautiful new places and meet new people while creating meaningful art for my clients.

As a North Carolina native, I’m well versed with the landscape from the Blue Ridge to the coastline and love different parts of each area. I can work with couples to suggest the best locations for hiking elopements in the mountains or surfing on the coast. I lived in Boone while attending Appalachian State University and grew up going to the coast with my family in the summer, so it’s always a rewarding experience to lead couples out to my favorite overlooks along the Blue Ridge or to suggest the best doughnuts on the Outer Banks (Duck Donuts!).

Because of my own love of animals, I specialize in intimate weddings and elopements that include your pets! Is that because I love being the fun treat lady? Maybe. Pets are part of the family, and it’s always so much fun to include them in the photos. Another beauty about an elopement is that we can tailor your plans to fit your pets in as much or as little as is best for your situation.

Overall, wedding photography combines my love of fine art photography with documenting one of the most important events in your life. I’m driven by the satisfaction of helping clients pull off their dream wedding or elopement and providing timeless photos of the entire experience.

Beautiful floral details with an elopement picnic basket. Savannah, GA

Moonlight walk on the beach. Atlantic Beach, NC

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: That each one is different, more opportunity for beautiful locations, and also that people bring their dogs with them!

Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Emily Anderson, Owner + Photographer

Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?

A: I would love to photograph a multi-day elopement where we pack out on horseback into the wilderness somewhere!

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: I have a horse and two dogs that are the light of my life!

Q: Where was your favorite elopement?

A: A beautiful elopement on Roan Mountain!

Q: What are your favorite styles of elopements?

A: Adventure elopements + pets!

The cutest best man (dog)! Winston-Salem, NC

“Emily worked so hard at our wedding making sure we got all the good light! The previews I’ve seen are absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to see the full album. She is talented and committed to the profession and will make your day memorable!”

Sunset walk on the beach. Atlantic Beach, NC