Intimate, unforgettable experiences for down-to-earth couples
Off the Beaten Path Weddings are for the adventurous, the original, and the madly in love. For those who choose hiking boots over heels and aren't afraid to get their dress a little dirty.
From breathtaking forest settings to mountain vistas with a view, we'll help you celebrate your love in a way that's meaningful to you. Make life-long memories with those you care about most, and capture every moment with gorgeous images so you remember them forever!
Our passion is photographing adventurous couples in beautiful locations. Neal Hines will capture every moment of your day, from the epic landscapes to your passionate love. His photographic style is natural and intimate, on a spectrum between journalistic (documenting the real moments) and fine art (carefully crafting images with attention to every aspect in the frame). We take the time to get to know each couple personally so that we can truly capture who you are together.
Elopement Location Scouting
From the mountains to the plains, we're constantly exploring and finding gorgeous locations that couples can make all their own. Come to us with your own location in mind or ask us for recommendations!
Whether you're looking for a special ceremony spot or a lodge for your loved ones to stay on-site together, we can suggest locations in every corner of Montana.
Ordained officiant Alicia Hines will create a personalized ceremony for you and deliver it anywhere you want to say your vows! No matter what location you choose, you'll have an officiant who is ready to go there with you. We'll guide you through the marriage license process & create a ceremony that reflects you.
Just like the tiny house movement, many couples are choosing to life-size their wedding. Couples are intentionally choosing to have intimate affairs that are thoughtful and down-to-earth with a few of their closest loved ones.
That doesn't mean forgoing the special touches, though! Our elopement packages include full planning support. From arch to music, and champagne toast to cupcakes, we create backcountry experiences that rival any venue. Planning also includes logistics like transportation and permits. We'll cover all the details!
LOOK NO FURTHER! The BEST wedding planner & photographer duo are right here. Alicia and Neal are the most amazing wedding/elopement planners and photographers you will EVER find....My (now) husband and I joke (but not really joking!) about getting married again every year because it was the best day of our lives. It would have never been so perfect without Neal and Alicia. THANK YOU, Alicia & Neal!! We'll be calling you soon for our vow renewal.
Rachael & Matt / Cody, WY / June 2019
Since we came in from out of state, we had not met Neal or Alicia until the day before the wedding...which made me nervous, but it was like reuniting with two friends. They made our wedding day so special and really kept to the vision I had asked for: a private elopement with a stunning location. And they didn't disappoint with the stunning locations! Their local knowledge made our wedding day and our photos just spectacular. Honestly, even though we hired Alicia and Neal, it was like our wedding day was planned and photographed by our best friends. My husband and I both were just blown away by how awesome our wedding day was!
Angeline & Matt / Beartooth Mountains, MT / June 2020
Alicia and Neal were incredible to work with. We had a simple intimate wedding in mind and they both went out if their way to make sure it was just what we both envisioned. Working with vendors, making sure small children were happy and taking us in the mountains for a ceremony we will never forget. Stress free and so easy going."
Sara & Brent / Beartooth Mountains, MT / June 2018