elopement wedding photographer Adelaide

Simon Bills Photography

Elopement Magic in Adelaide AND BEYOND.

Looking for a low stress, yet beautiful wedding with your partner in and around Adelaide? That’s where I come in, your elopement wedding photographer aficionado, ready to quietly and tastefully tell the story of your intimate day. Whether your elopement involves feeding alpacas in the Inman Valley, celebrating with with a handful of close mates in Fiji, getting married inside a tree on Kangaroo Island, saying "I Do" on your front deck at sunset overlooking the ocean with a Las Vegas theme or doing it in matching tiger themed tracksuits at the registry office, I am here for it. And yes, I have actually photographed all those oddly specific elopements (check the portfolio if you don't believe me!). 

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THE process

A look inside

Here's an overview of what you can expect working with me. As a fromer accountant I'm an absolute sucker for efficiency, I want to answer your questions before you even ask them.


Once you’ve decided on your date (or a few possibilities) use the contact form to get in touch

2. Let's CHAT

Whether online, or face to face at my Wattle Park home studio, we’ll have a big chin wag about your plans for the day and how I might fit in

3. Lock it in

If you’re keen to go ahead we will formalise the process with a contract and deposit. Time to tick something else off your list!

4. Planning / consulting

I have a bunch of emails I will send you along the way, I’m also only a phone call or email away for any ideas you might want to bounce

5. timeline & Pre-Wedding prep

Together we will put together a photography timeline and ensure everything is in place. An elopement timeline is generally pretty straighforward.

6. Let's elope

Relax, go with the flow and have fun safe in the knowledge you've dodged about 90% of the stress of a big wedding!

7. Sneak Peeks

In the week following the elopement you’ll get a comprehensive sneak peek in an easy to share format

8. All the photos

Your photos will be ready within two weeks of the elopement (sometimes sooner) - no six month wait for you!

Adelaide Elopement photography prices

My elopement and small weddings pricing is $1400 for 2 hours of coverage and $300 for each half-hour beyond that.

This includes:
+ Beautifully edited, downloadable high res jpeg files in your private gallery
+ Assistance in planning the day
+ Roughly 100 photos per hour of coverage
+ Photos ready within 2 weeks


Can we elope outside of Adelaide?

OccasionalLy asked questions

Absolutely! While I'm an elopement wedding photographer based in Adelaide, I love a good adventure and have photographed elopements in the Inman Valley, Kangaroo Island and Fiji - my passport is begging for more stamps...

What's the difference between a regular wedding shoot and an elopement shoot?

A regular wedding is usually a big event with a lot of people in attendance and a lot of things happening. Bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, page boys, you name it. To document this day properly takes time, usually 8 hours or more. By contrast, an elopement usually has relatively few guests in attendance, fewer formalities and doesn't require as many hours photography. My elopement and small wedding packages start at 2 hours coverage. 

I'm eloping on a weekend, can you shoot our elopement?

Unfortunately I need to reserve weekends for all day weddings so my elopement package is limited to weekday ceremonies. On rare occasions I may be able to shoot your weekend elopement so please get in touch to check!


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