Back in New Jersey, I began photographing weddings in 2013 under my business Heatherae Photography. Once I made the move to the west coast in March of 2019, Seeking Venture Photo was then created!

Having landscapes like Big Sur 'in my backyard' inspired me to switch my focus from traditional weddings to outdoor nature weddings and adventure elopements. Here in beautiful California there is something for everyone.

I love providing meaningful moments for all my couples.

  • 5th Grade Began with Disposable Film
  • 14 Years Professional Photographer
  • 100% 5-Star Reviews on Google
  • 10 Years PPA Member
  • 7 Countries in Africa Traveled
  • 5 Years of California Living
  • 1 Fiance + 2 Kitties: Scout & Ranger

During our time together, I’ll do everything in my power to make the planning process as easy as possible.

The way you feel on your wedding day is a big deal to me.

I am proud to always continue my education in photography, whether it be technical or the direction I give my couples.
There is always something new to learn!

Every couple I have worked with has inspired me for my own future elopement and it's been a true honor being part of your lives.

As your creative companion, I'll be by your side every step of the way, bringing your vision to life!

Thanks for stopping here to learn more about me and what I love doing. I am fortunate to call this picturesque landscape of the California coast my home, and I can't wait to share it with you.

I am not only a photographer, but a photo editor as well. I edit every single photo myself and pour my heart into every frame! That being said, your elopement isn't “just” the photographs—the experience and the feeling from your day is just as important to me. Being your guide throughout your elopement journey is something I feel very lucky getting to do.

I am your friendly adventure buddy every step of the way!

Why I Love Elopements.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to give my couples this once-in-a-lifetime experience. My clients often become forever friends after their elopement, and being there for these incredible moments means the world to me.

"Envision Yourself,
Plan Incredible"

Elopements celebrate an enormous milestone, all while getting to create fun imagery in scenic spaces. Your day should be memorable and easy-going, which is why your day is a big deal to me.

Nature weddings are the core of what I love to capture, and I support my couples in their decisions to do something different from what has been considered standard in the wedding industry.

What I feel in my heart...

  • Love is love.
  • Science is real.
  • Black Lives Matter.
  • The Planet needs protection.
  • The outdoors are for everyone.

Experience creator.
Cat mom.
Past VIP Shutterbug.
Safari lover.
Adventure buddy.

Up until 2022 Mike was my right-hand man in every way! An incredible photographer and assistant, Mike has ventured into a new field and is now attending UC Berkeley for a Masters in Public Health. I am so proud to call him my fiancé and business partner, and look forward to seeing his future accomplishments to help us all.

Mike will still join me on elopements and other photo sessions if he is available!

Who is Mike?


I am proud to stand for responsible photography in the outdoors. I have attended Leave No Trace seminars and became an official LNT Aware Photographer through an online course.

As someone who believes in preserving the beauty of nature and the sanctity of our public lands, I proudly stand with these organizations and their objectives.

I hope that future generations will be able to enjoy the same places I have and that they will look back on our actions with pride.

Message me below so we can start planning!

Central Coast California
Big Sur - Monterey Bay
Photographer & Guide