Whether it’s summiting a mountain together, sleeping under the stars, or road-tripping across the country, adventuring with your honey is the ultimate adventure in life.
Out of all of the adventure elopements and adventure engagement sessions I've done over the years, I think this one takes the cake! When Katrina reached out to me and said she wanted to book my Adventure Seeker package I KNEW these two were going to be a lot of fun to work with. Overall we decided upon a sunset engagement session at Haleakala National Park. We were lucky enough to get a break in the rainy weather, so we adventured up to the summit of Haleakala National Park and took some of the most EPIC engagement photos together. It was freezing but these two were troopers.
Tip #1- File a Permit
One thing to note about doing any kind of destination engagement session or destination elopement in a national park is that you will ALWAYS need a permit to be in there. Each permit will depend on the park itself, but it can range anywhere from 50 USD - 300 USD. Its a good idea to get started on this permit weeks if not months before your big day just to make sure that everything is set up for success when your national park elopement date rolls around the corner.
Tip#2 - Prepare For Any Type Of Cold Weather
Haleakala rests right about 10,000 ft above sea level and it is COLD. Mind you, this is from the perspective of a Kihei local that never sees anything below 70. Depending on the time of year, Haleakala can sometimes see hail, and even get light snow if it is cold enough. Prepare for wind, and cold weather by making sure that you pack jackets for the in-between shots so you can warm up a little.
Tip#3 - Prepare For A Change In Altitude
10,000 ft above sea-level isn't too bad when we are talking about altitude, however, sometimes I can feel the difference. Maybe it is just a combination of the windy roads and the elevation but it wouldn't hurt to pack some non-drowsy Dramamine just in case.
For more tips about Adventure Elopements and Destination Elopements, check out my Youtube below with more information about packing and planning your destination elopement.
And if you still need a photographer for your national park elopement, inquire below, and let's get your big day on the books!