In this post I talk about my team, what we’re all about, being a destination wedding photographer, and this gorgeous destination Utah elopement.

Even though I’m based in Hawaii, my team and I are STOKED to travel anytime we get the chance! We adore capturing love stories all across the globe and these gorgeous Utah bridals just scratch the surface! So in case you were looking for someone to capture your day, look no longer – you found your hype team. As our client you can expect responses within 24 hours, we never leave you hanging. You can expect me & my team to show up for you and be the calm, collected one within all the chaos and take the reins. We’ve done it all, from shooting with a baby on hip, help planning our couples days to traveling across the world just to make our couples’ day extra special. You are our TOP PRIORITY and can expect me & my team to ALWAYS show up + show out for YOU!

My team & I pour our absolute heart & soul into each one of our couples, Elopements, Weddings & lovers of all types. Providing our clients with a high-end experience from start to finish and will always be in your corner: We are your hype girls, your third-wheel & long-lasting friends through it ALL.

We thrive under pressure and are not just a “fly on the wall” or a bystander. We’re in the middle of it all helping put away chairs, helping the bridesmaids with their dresses, fixing your hair when you need it, and picking up your train behind you. We’re not your typical photographer, we got our couples’ back regardless of the scenario to ensure it’s about you & the dream day you envision being nothing short of AMAZING.


Makeup: @litiavbeauty
Hair: @abbyjohair
Gowns: @rawgoldenrentals
Florals: @rawgoldenrentals @especially_for_you_slc
Model Couple 1: @sofilovu
Model Couple 2: @beccaboo0912 @jacobttaylor


Makeup: @litiavbeauty
Hair: @bbrbeautybyreese
Gowns: @utahgowns
Florals: @especially_for_you_slc
@tyler_top6 @thetophams @mar_topman


Makeup: @litiavbeauty
Hair: @beautybyjohan
Gowns: @saltgowns
Florals: @especially_for_you_slc
Model Couple 2: @maddmegg @treyvaldez3

Destination Photographer

To be able to travel the world and capture love is one of the most amazing parts of my job – I still pinch myself whenever we get the opportunity! We’d be STOKED to adventure to you for your BIG DAY!

If the thought of an overseas elopement has crossed your mind, I am here to help you make that happen. Have a look at the countries and dates I’ve got planned for 2023, maybe I’m already where you need me to be for your Elopement.

View travel dates here!

Currently headed to:

Maui, Hawaii
Auckland New Zealand
Big Island, Hawaii
SF, California

On my current bucket list:

Back to NZ of course

Having me at your big day is a lot easier than you think. I have a passport, license, am fully vaccinated, and am always ready for the next adventure! Either way, reach out with your destination elopement plans, and we can work out the finer details. I got you covered and ready for a lifetime adventure with you & your love!

Reach out to us here – Anela Benevides Photography


Modern Utah Elopement | Destination Wedding


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