Austria Elopement photography packages

This ain't your grandma's shotgun wedding

What's in my pack?

Emergency 1st Aid
Trail Maps & Guides
Vendor hookups
a Vow guide
Dad Jokes
Travel Tips
DIY Bouquets
backup gear like headlamps, crampons and sunscreen


I know - it's not hard to look at some elopement photos and think, "that's cool, but I don't want to climb Everest in my wedding dress!" I think it's pretty sick if you did want to, by the way, but the good news is: adventure is for everyone.

The Alps are (but don't fact check me) the most accessible mountain range in the world. It's a peaceful area well developed with gondola systems, huts, roads and great public transport.

Every person, body and ability can choose their own adventure here. You tell me what you're most excited about, and I help you discover all the ways it's possible.

And no, you don't have to be a mountain climber

We're guilty of gossip, we know, but we really think Austria (and the bordering parts of Germany) are your dream location.

It's old-world beautiful, extremely accessible and also - there's FOOD. Warm mountain huts slinging hot and hearty Tirolean meals, German beer and strong coffee welcome you at the end of each trail. It's a mossy, earthy wonderland beckoning you to get comfortably lost in.

How do you feel about turning your elopement into an extended honeymoon adventure!?

Your bucket list and I had a chat -

it's a big bad world out there...

What does a 10 hour elopement in Austria look like?

an example timeline:


Getting ready

Take your time getting ready. I capture all the little details of your outfits, rings and vow books behind the scenes. 


sunrise first look

Explore easy access trails. Take advantage of a calm sunrise glow for a raw, private first look & portraits.


afternoon hike

Focus on the experience - I'll capture everything organically as we go. Relax, take your time and enjoy the views.


sunset vows & toast

End the day with your commitment ceremony as the sun sets. Bust out the headlamps and stick around for star shots!

hi, its me!


I call BS on traditional weddings because I know marriage has a fingerprint. It's as unique as each couple. You define what marriage means to you...AND how to celebrate it.

I exist to empower couples, eliminate fear & create fun. So let's shake up the wedding playbook!

We're the dream team that's gonna take back your wedding day and plan something meaningful. I have elopement photography packages for all of Austria and Germany for couples ready to get married outside the box.

Bonus: I speak fluent German

We're a dream team if you...

Value a professional with years of photography experience, first aid and outdoor training, and thousands of hours on the trails

Value sustainable travel, Leave No Trace principles, and environmental consciousness - and a photographer who does too

Value meaningful, fun, unique and intentional experiences which prioritize memories over things and adventure over show. Quality time is your "love language!"

But Why Should You Elope "With Me"?

Because your experience is my #1 priority and this is about so much more than pretty photos.

Real talk: every photographer you're looking at "takes pretty photos." You're looking for someone with that little something extra: knowledge. I know the Alps, the trails, and how to take care of YOU. Hiring me means finding someone who's absolutely stoked about nature, experienced in the mountains and dedicated to making your day kick ass.

Trouble narrowing down locations? I have an Austria-Germany location guide.
Worried about crowds? I know how to avoid them. Vendors not responding?
Let's reach out in German - or just find you better ones.

You deserve someone local to the area who knows where to go and what to expect.

"Mariah is incredibly prepared for any and all weather, is up for an adventure, and is mindful of leaving no trace. She will probably have researched your location better than you have, and seamlessly move from one place to the next." Sara & Drew

How It All Works

it's really simple, and I'm here for you every step of the way

step one

Get on the calendar

Schedule your free consultation to pin point your exact needs & choose a package. A signed contract and paid retainer reserves your date!

step two

get married af

We discuss what matters most to you, pin point your exact needs and finalize a date, timeline, vendors & location. BEST DAY EVER!!

step three

relive the day

Receive your private online gallery with integrated products & printing, albums, unlimited hi-res downloads and social sharing.

What's included?

PLANNING, services, Products & VIBES

my travel costs

Every one of my packages, whether local to the European Alps or across the world, has my travel rolled in. You'll never have to worry about hidden costs or coordinating my travel itinerary. I come to you.

1:1 consultations

Planning an elopement is stressful and I'm here to do the heavy lifting. I provide vendor recs, travel advice,  location scouting, to the minute timelines and a place to bounce ALL your wildest ideas.

Prints & Products

I don't believe photos should live behind a screen. All packages come with prints and products built in and a way for family & friends to order their own high quality print lab keepsakes.

Planning guides

Every couple gets a 70 page "everything you need to know and plan for" elopement planning guide, bespoke time lines, plus my custom Vow To Wander vow writing guide & workbook. 

With Mariah, you’re not just hiring a photographer, you’re hiring someone that takes your vision to the highest quality, to create a life long memory of the best wedding experience. The dedication she has to researching the BEST and most BREATHTAKING views/venues is by far more than ANY other photographer would ever go."
- Anastasiya & Tyler

package pricing

choose your package

2 Day
1 Day

The 2 day
luxury experience

for the "slow" travelers, the adventurers, The Let-it-all-soak-in-ers, the live life to the fullest-ers. kick off your MARRIAGE with the bucket list adventure of a lifetime...

two 8 hr days of photography coverage
800+ hi res images in a private online gallery
Unlimited gallery downloads & social sharing
unlimited location, vendor & travel consultations
unlimited planning & Timeline consultations
The 70 page elopement planning guide
vIP Vow guide & workbook with prompts
Keepsake album of instax polaroids
20% VAT sales tax included

the 2 day experience starting at:

The Full day
adventure experience

For the wander obsessed wanting an immersive outdoor experience. the Perfect full COVERage amount: MAGIC LIGHT HOURS OF SUNRISE & SUNSET, & a full day to explore...

unlimited LOCATION, VENDOR & TRAVEL consultations
the 70 PAGE elopement PLANNING GUIDE
Keepsake album of instax polaroids

The full day experience starting at:

The Mini
adventure experience

For the absolute minimalists. Basic coverage of a sunrise or sunset wtih commitment ceremony and short hike or other activity...

1 Hr LOCATION, VENDOR & TRAVEL consultation
the 70 PAGE elopement PLANNING GUIDE
keepsake album of instax polaroids
All VAT sales tax included

The mini experience starting at:

adventure sessions & non-wedding packages

vow renewals, adventure engagements & other badass photo coverage for the Adventure Obsessed

25+ HI RES IMAGES per hour
Photo bundle upgrades available
location & trail scouting
keepsake instax polaroids
All vat sales tax included

adventure sessions starting at:

I believe in pricing transparency - these starting prices have everything rolled in. Taxes are included,  there's no surprise costs and none of that cat-and-mouse-game sales stuff.

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Average Couple in 2022 booked: €5,817

Choosing Mariah to be our elopement photographer came down to one big thing: the thought of spending the entire day with her excited us. She is a blast to spend time with. We were blown away by her ability to capture our personalities in her photographs but also make us look like complete rockstars. During our elopement we went on a few hikes, and not only was she game for them, she actually led out! She is incredibly prepared for any and all weather, is up for an adventure, and is mindful of leaving no trace. She will probably have researched your location better than you have, and seamlessly move from one place to the next.

Mariah is like four people wrapped into one

When I look at the photos, I am instantly transported into my heart with a huge feeling of love and warmth for my girlfriend, realizing, omg that’s how beautiful we are!? I feel it always, but seeing it like that is something spectacular. My partner and I were left feeling so satisfied and so loving of each other, so confident we had captured some beautiful photos. The photo quality and artistry is truly incredible, top notch, world class. Our love really shines through in the photos, they are simply amazing.

I have never been able to relive an emotion through a photograph of myself so immensely before.

We could not have had a better day exploring the views with Mariah and Johannes and are grateful for the beautiful site. We actually had to adapt our schedule last minute due to weather and the timing turned out amazing. The two of them were a great team down to keeping the hunger at bay, dirt off attire, to capturing moments between my wife and I to cherish forever. Our enjoyment of the photo shoot, the views and area, plus each others’ company shows through in our photos thanks to Mariah.

Mariah continued to impress and go beyond

Elopements are scary, going against traditional ESPECIALLY in a foreign country with no understanding of the language. But believe me when I tell you that this was the once in a lifetime experience I’ve been waiting for and tops ANY wedding. Mariah is TRULY one of a kind. Trust me on this. This is her calling.  With Mariah, you’re not just hiring a photographer, you’re hiring someone that takes your vision to the highest quality to create a life long memory of the best wedding experiences. The dedication she has to researching the BEST and most BREATHTAKING views is by far more than ANY other photographer would ever go. I mean seriously!! How many photographers do you know that would climb a mountain not once but TWICE!

I can go on ALL day about how precious and ORIGINAL Mariah is!

I was stunned when I saw the sneak peek photos! We had a sunrise shoot and Mariah was already waiting for us before 5:30 AM! Talk about dedication and professionalism! My husband and I were nervous about getting our picture taken. Mariah walked us through her vision and just told us to talk to each other about our favorite moments, it made us less tense and Mariah was able to capture the real us. Mariah has an amazing personality, easy-going but focused which I truly appreciated. We had a lot of fun! You can tell the passion and dedication that Mariah has for her work and it translates through her photos. My pictures are BEAUTIFUL and I can't wait to frame, literally most of them.

Everything flowed so naturally

frequently asked questions

A good place to start is to ask yourselves what kind of experience you want to have. Most adventure based elopements require 3-4 hours of activity on top of the commitment ceremonies. I recommend a full day.

Although it doesn't sound ideal, moody weather can make for some seriously incredible photos, and clouds are actually wonderful for soft, even lighting. Inclement weather is another thing, however, especially in the mountains. Outdoor elopements need backup plans and plenty of flexibility--so don't worry, this will all be built into your timeline planning.

YES! And for so many reasons - one, trails and locations are almost ALWAYS quieter on weekdays. You can almost guarantee yourself more seclusion by choosing days like Tuesday or Wednesday. Plus, hotels and other services may offer discounted rates during the week. Many places in Europe have surge prices on busy weekends.

Include it. Eloping doesn't mean giving up the important traditions that come with big weddings. Have a ring bearer, a first dance, anything you want!

What's stopping you? It ain't me! The wonderful thing about elopements is this: there are no rules. You get to decide what is most important to you, and what to do about it. 2-25 guests is ideal.

The short answer is maybe. The honest answer is: it's complicated. Many documents will not be available in English. The easiest thing is to complete the legal paperwork in your home country and have a meaningful vow and commitment ceremony in your elopement location. Most couples do this!

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Your biggest questions and highest planning hurdles for eloping in Austria

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