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 all your loved ones to stay on-site together, we can suggest locations in every corner of Montana.
Just like the tiny house movement, many couples are choosing to life-size their wedding. Today's couples are intentionally choosing to have intimate affairs that are thoughtful and down-to-earth with a few dozen of their closest loved ones.
That doesn't mean forgoing those special touches, though! Our elopement packages include full planning support. From arches to aisles, champagne toasts to cupcakes, lighting to sound, we create backcountry experiences that rival any venue. Planning also includes logistics like transportation and permits. We'll cover all the details!
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." Read more reviews.
Sara & Brent / Beartooth Mountains, MT / June 14, 2018
"Absolutely loved these two! They are both so helpful, & know what they're doing. My photos turned out amazing & I couldn't be more happy with how everything went. Thank you so much Neal & Alicia! I will be recommending you to everybody!" Read more reviews.
Tyla and Luke / Billings, MT / July 13, 2018
"My fiancé and I won an engagement shoot through these guys! They are wonderful people. Very kind and and thoughtful and extremely fun. I can’t wait to book them for my wedding planning and wedding photography. I will highly recommend them to everyone! Thank you Neal and Alicia for capturing the most perfect pictures for us!" Read more reviews.
Charlotte & Jordan / Beartooth Mountains, MT / October 5, 2018