Northern California & Destination Adventure Elopement Photographer


unscripted, untamed, and utterly unforgettable


Hey, it’s me again, Joel.

I see you made it to my elopement page. Have a look around and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Where can we elope?

California

As a California native, I love the locations California has to offer for elopement locations. A few of my favorites and places I would love to photograph your adventure elopement are, Big Sur, Yosemite, Death Valley, and Joshua Tree.

West Coasts US

The western United States in general is home to some of the most epic views and locations for elopements! If you want to elope in a National Park, or State Park then the western United States is your best bet. So if California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, or Arizona are on your list then, ill be your huckleberry.

International

This one is my favorite. I love to travel and not only travel but travel overseas to guide and photograph adventure elopements in locations like Iceland, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, Africa, Patagonia, and Norway. I mean the list doesn’t stop. This is my specialty, destination Adventure elopements!

Your 2024 Adventure Elopement Guide

Everything you need to get started planning your dream elopement. 

Testimonials



I used Joel for my Wedding and it was the first time my husband and I had been in front of a professional photographer together, and Joel made us feel comfortable and gave us lots of tips for posing.re beautiful and candid. It was exactly as we’d hoped for. We can’t recommend Caldera enough!
Lauren & Wajih
We absolutely LOVED working with Caldera. They have incredible taste & fit the peWe couldn’t have asked for a better elopement videographer! Joel captured every special moment, every glance and every smile in the most beautiful way possible. He scouted all of the best locations and he was incredibly warm from the moment we met. It felt like a close friend was capturing all of our special moments. We were absolutely speechless seeing the video he created, it is so beautiful and cinematic.
Thank you so much for making our day unforgettable Joel!!rfect balance of timeless photos that feel fresh & editorial.
June & James
Our photos are beautiful and we’re soJoel just sent us our engagement photos taken at Big Sur and I can’t say enough great things about him. Super professional, very friendly, and just makes you feel comfortable. I’m not one you would consider photogenic, I look awkward 98% of the time but Joel was able to find the 2% and make my fiancé and I look amazing. Can’t wait to have him do our wedding photos as well. Thanks Joel.
Maddy & Blake
We feel so lucky thMy wife and I shared a wonderful experience with Joel. He is an excellent professional with an authentic view of elopements. Joel shot our wedding video in Queenstown, NZ. Joel found terrific moments to capture and was so easy to collaborate with, and is beyond accommodating. He made us comfortable every step of the way and delivered our wedding video on Valentine’s day! We cannot recommend Joel more highly for your elopement video and photo needs. We definitely will collaborate with him in the future for our vow renewal. See you then, Joel!at we made the choice to work with Caldera, the memory was captured perfectly.
Eleanor & Alex

Next Steps

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Get in touch and tell me all about your vision!

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We will set up a Zoom/Facetime or a phone call to get to know more about you and you learn about me. I call it a Fit-Check. This makes sure we are a good fit for each other.

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Pick a package or have me craft a custom package for you. With a contract and retainer, you will be booked and ill get to work. Ill send you resources to help you plan your elopement and provide all the assistance need!

Pricing & Information


International Elopements Begin at $7990

All of my pricing includes travel. Click below for starting prices for US and California Elopement Photography.

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