Custom Elopement Packages in Breathtaking New Orleans, Louisiana

Wanna know our secret? We are more than photographers – we are elopement planning specialists that…

  • Knows the best hidden gem photography locations only a NOLA resident could
  • Has relationships with wedding vendors throughout the city (that offer great discounts to my clients!)
  • Keeps a list of charismatic officiants and talented florists in our back pockets
  • Is passionate about planning personal and picturesque elopements
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Learn more about how we will create your perfect day…

Google “wedding” and you’ll be bombarded with pictures of packed church halls, over-the-top decor, 3-story high wedding cakes and thousands of pictures that are aesthetically pleasing, but not really personal.

This type of traditional wedding works for some, but not everyone. If you’re looking into elopements, it’s because you know you don’t want that…but you’re not sure what the next step is. Rest assured because you’re in the right place.

Ibay Photography is about more than just pictures- we’re about the experience. Your wedding day photos will become cherished keepsakes for years to come, whether they’re displayed in your home or online. But the day you say “I do” is about more than just the optics. It’s about how you feel on your special day- the reason behind the love in your eyes.

At Ibay Photography, we have a different view of what “weddings” should look like- anything you want! We create intimate ceremonies that highlight couples’ connection. At your elopement, the focus should be on you. Have you always dreamt of saying your vows under the Tree of Life? Let’s do it! Are you and your spouse-to-be obsessed with vibrant colors and architecture? I know the perfect spot!

Together, we will craft your vision of your ideal elopement- and then you can sit back and watch as we bring your vision to life! As resident New Orleans elopement experts, we will help plan every detail from choosing the right vendors to scouting the best photo shoot locations.

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But how does it work? Here’s the step-by-step process.

⚜️ Before we sign on the dotted line, it’s important we get to know each other. That’s why we start by having a call with you. We want to know your story and what you envision for your day. Get to know us too! We might even share some insider tips about visiting our amazing city! When you are ready, we’ll sign an agreement complete with a $500 first payment to lock in your date.  Balance due 30 days prior to wedding day.

⚜️ Based on your personalities and visions for your big day, we will suggest personalized elopement locations and venues, as well as share some elopement prep tips like those found in my free Elopement Day Checklist!

⚜️ Once we pick the spot, we will get to work planning the nitty gritty details from creating a custom timeline to hiring florists, bakers and/or musicians (based on the package you select). We are also happy to assist with restaurant, makeup artists and accommodation recommendations. You’ll have full access to the Ibay team throughout the planning process leading up to your big day!

⚜️ On your elopement day, we are all yours! The officiant will meet us at the ceremony location and any ordered floral arrangements will be brought with us to the ceremony or delivered directly to your hotel. We will help you navigate the steps in your big day to ensure a seamless, stress-free elopement.

⚜️ Based on your selected package…after your elopement wedding, you’ll get a sneak peak of your photos so you know what to look forward to! First look photos will be shared on social media shortly after your elopement wedding with a full gallery of photos delivered within 4-5 weeks of your wedding.

We are passionate about creating budget-friendly, stress-free elopements for our couples

Our goal is to create a one-of-a-kind, intimate day that you’ll never forget. Detailed planning assistance is included with every package offered.

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An amazing photographer is key to capturing your beautiful wedding day. But to create a truly special day perfect for you and your spouse, you need an elopement expert

Elopement weddings are unique, custom and intimate. They’re not meant to be like big, stressful traditional weddings. So no two should ever be the same! Work with a photographer who is also an elopement expert. We know New Orleans inside and out, which means every detail of your day will be a reflection of the vision you have for your wedding day.

The perfect elopement centers around a ceremony designed just for you that culminates with the long-awaited moment where you say “I do” to the love of your life.

So what else can you do on your elopement day?

💛 Take a deep breath. Your elopement day should be about relaxing and enjoying your partner- not about stressing over details! Elopements give you the freedom to enjoy your day at your own pace.

💛 Visit with your loved ones. Elopements are unique because the only guests are the lucky few who you truly want to be there. Spend some time with your closest friends and family before sharing the biggest moment of your life with them.

💛 Explore New Orleans! From the French Quarter to Audubon Park to Algiers, New Orleans is filled with breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture. Make memories by experiencing a new city together.

💛 Experience new cuisine. There are many reasons why people visit Nola, but one of its biggest draws is its unique and diverse food. With Cajun, Creole, French and Spanish influences, there are foods here- like beignets and gumbo- that can’t be found anywhere else. Why not try something new together before or after saying “I do”?

“Do we travel for weddings?”

Yes! New Orleans is an incredible city and a truly beautiful elopement location. However, we do travel for elopements! We travel to photograph weddings all along the Gulf Coast Region including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  And always open for a chat about domestic and international traveling as well 🙂

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French Quarter Elopement Collection

French Quarter Elopement Collection

+ (1-20) Guests if Including Loved Ones

Available Sunday – Thursday only

Unlimited assistance and access to the Ibay Photography team for help with recommendations, advice & timeline. We are here for you every step of the way!

Includes:

  • 3 hours photography coverage
  • All professionally edited images delivered as a high-resolution downloadable gallery (print release included)
  • Private French Quarter Venue
  • Officiant who will assist with obtaining marriage license
  • Seasonal flowers created by professional florist – Bouquet and Boutonniere
  • Petite 2-tier Wedding Cake
  • 60-Day Private Online Gallery to share with loved ones​

Complimentary:

  • Personalized e-announcement with photo from your day
  • Priority delivery of photos – 14 business days or less
  • Previews for social media within 7 business days of wedding day

3550 + tax

To check your time slot’s availability
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Royale Elopement collection

Royale Elopement Collection (*Couples’ Favorite*)

+ (1-15) Guests if Including Loved Ones

Unlimited assistance and access to the Ibay Photography team for help with recommendations, advice & timeline. We are here for you every step of the way!

Includes:

  • 2 hours photography coverage
  • All professionally edited images delivered as a high-resolution downloadable gallery (print release included)
  • Officiant who will assist with obtaining marriage license
  • Seasonal flowers created by professional florist – Bouquet and Boutonniere
  • 60-Day Private Online Gallery to share with loved ones​​​

Complimentary:

  • Personalized e-announcement with photo from your day
  • Previews for social media within 7 business days of wedding day

2250 + tax

To check your time slot’s availability
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Send us an email and we will get back to you. Thanks!

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Magnolia Elopement collection

Magnolia Elopement Collection

Just the Two of You – (Ceremony photos + Post ceremony photos nearby)

No Guests

Unlimited assistance and access to the Ibay Photography team for help with recommendations, advice & timeline. We are here for you every step of the way!

Includes: 

  • 1 and 1/2 hour photography coverage
  • Officiant who will assist with obtaining marriage license
  • (45) professionally edited images delivered as a high-resolution downloadable gallery (print release included)
  • 60-Day Private Online Gallery to share with loved ones​

1750 + tax

To check your time slot’s availability
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Send us an email and we will get back to you. Thanks!

For additional services to add to any of our elopement packages, be sure to check out our A La Carte items
  • Marcia was absolutely amazing to work with from the very beginning! She took the time to hear our vision, helped keep me on track and had inside knowledge about the city as a NOLA native. When our wedding planner was hospitalized days before our wedding, Marcia stepped up and made sure all was smooth! All this AND the stunning pictures! Her knowledge of angles and poses provided the most beautiful photos. We felt like we were walking in a fairytale and she truly captured every moment!
  • WOW!! VOWS ON THE BOW!! What an honor to work with Marcia. She not only listens and is open to your vision about your day but she executes every detail flawlessly. Every detail that would likely be filled with stress and second guessing on the bride's part (Me) was handled by Marcia. She is not just a talented wedding photographer. She is a wedding planner, a great listener, a logistic genius and an artistic gem. She is purely magical. And you will be too if you have the chance to work with her. Not one detail was overlooked. Even reminding us to bring our marriage license and the rings with us the day of. Yes, we would be, those people. Our wedding took place in Eden Isles of Slidell atop a brand new Skeeter SX boat. I couldn't wait to embark on our journey down the waterway to our special destination. When we arrived it was nothing short of the most unique and lovely backdrop. Everything was perfect. Our officiant was so incredibly thoughtful with our vows, as each word was so intentional and thoughtfully procured from our love story. We even tied the knot. A fisherman's knot. Again, nothing was overlooked. If I missed it, Marcia was there to make it happen. Marcia, I am so in love with our wedding photos. Thank you for making us look fantastic. You captured our day like no other could. It's without question that I, wholeheartedly and with confidence, recommend to anyone considering eloping that they hire ibay Photography and team!
  • Our pictures came out gorgeous! Marcia made us so comfortable in front of the camera and directed us well. She gave us awesome suggestions for different places around New Orleans. Highly recommended!
  • Marcia is fantastic- a joy to be around and such an artistic eye behind the camera! I am in love with the shots she took of our fun NOLA elopement, and absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for an awesome photographer!!
  • We really had no idea where to start, so we did a little Google searching and came across Ibay Photography. We reached out and Marcia responded the same day. Immediately, she helped guide us through the process, planning everything from officiant to flowers to location to photography to paperwork. She really made everything painless, all while having such a patient, attentive and incredible attitude. We felt like King and Queen of New Orleans, if only for a day, and couldn’t have done it without Marcia. Seriously... our day was beautiful and fun, yet simple, which was exactly what we were going for. The ceremony was perfectly intimate and unique, and our photos (in our hotel room, throughout the French Quarter and at the Tree of Life—three locations!) turned out amazing.
  • Marcia was amazing!! We wanted a very small wedding with just our family. We got married at the tree of life and did more pictures in Jackson Square. Marcia got us to both places with no problem. She was very responsive with my questions and always had time for a phone call. We just got our pictures back and they are absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommend Marcia she is a native to New Orleans which is very helpful. We loved Marcia and working with her she made our day stress free and very beautiful!
  • Marcia made our experience AMAZING! It was everything we wanted and so much more! She was so helpful even MILES away! We love this city so much and wanted a small intimate ceremony in our favorite city! She does amazing work! She helps make sure everything is in place and the people she works with gets everything all taken care of! The weather was questionable and Marcia helped us find an alternative location so we could still have the most wonderful day! Thank you so much Marcia!
  • I highly recommend Ibay Photography! Marcia was amazing with all her attention to details and helpful with everything with our destination wedding for our daughter. The day was perfect!!! Her work is amazing and we will cherish the memories always!
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