Our adventure wedding photography philosophy is best described as open-air: helping couples create and capture their outdoor elopement experience, with a door-is-always-open feel. All the logistics, and any adventure you can imagine. With us, it’s like partnering with a creative director, planner, and photography team that knows how to put you in the best light, without standing in the way of in-the-moment feels (and boy do they happen).
Ordained officiant who’s known for customizing ceremonies that bring out the best emotions
The torch-bearer of elevating the mood with a sociable spirit
Pinning hair, zipping dresses, and pausing to make sure those palpable feels are there between the location or outfit changes
Can’t get enough of the unreal joy that comes through on the faces of
Creative director with a focus on movement and unposed portraits that won’t make you feel lost or
Aficionado of finding the most artistically beautiful frames that taps into both light and landscape
Keeps everyone on track with a roadmap for the day that doesn’t overlook spontaneity
Often raving about the raw connection and how wild it is to document stories like this
Two in one doesn’t get much better than this (except for the two of you, and one unbelievably beautiful elopement).
John & Ashley | Yosemite
“Becky and Brian were AMAZING. Of course, the pictures were beautiful and they are so easy to work with. It is a day we will remember forever and they were integral to making it happen. We cannot recommend them enough!”
Summering in Montana, spending winters in California, and running this adventure wedding photography business with views from our self-converted Mercedes Sprinter van.
Tell Us how you met!
It all started with a scenic cycling trip through America’s Caribbean, the Florida Keys. Followed by one of those never-forget, spontaneous instances of life when an ice storm delayed Brian’s flight by three days, three days in which he happened to stay with Becky (who was a friend of a friend). After those three days together, we stayed in touch. Becky went on to Thailand and Brian moved to Montana.
And finally, five years ago after moving in together, Scenic Vows was founded with one goal — to tell more wild, yet wonderful love stories while spending more time in the wilderness.
Originally from Ohio, and with 15 years spent in Yosemite, Brian completed an immersive photography program in Montana. From there, he pursued commercial photography with well-known brands (Nike, Bowflex, and UnderArmour to name a few). He ditched those photoshoots, though, so he could merge his passions for creative direction and storytelling while, truth be told, spending as much time in the mountains as possible. Cycling and fly-fishing make frequent appearances in his monthly life, in addition to building out, upgrading or otherwise customizing the van. He’s currently working on a vanlife cookbook with his and Becky’s favorite on-the-road eats.
Born in Massachusetts and with a bachelor’s degree in sociology (yes, it makes sense that she’s our officiant!), Becky loves the logistical side. She also has a Wilderness First Responder certification through a program that covers first aid and CPR training. Before founding Scenic Vows with Brian at her side, living abroad was one of Becky’s favorite adventures. She spent two years in Thailand and one in Australia (she misses the chill Aussie vibes and white sandy beaches). You’re likely to catch Becky making jewelry out of the van or roller skating along the winding California coast.
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Where we’ve traveled as van life creatives and adventure wedding photographers
A biking trip alongside the crashing waves of Big Sur where we swapped stories with people from all over the world when we camped each night.
That 3-week trip in a '95 Chevy Van named Betty, exploring Alaska where we chased the most delicious clam chowder we could find (sans bacon, cuz we're pescatarians). Meanwhile, Brian pursued the ultimate catch of a salmon on his fly rod, and we hiked while terrified of running into grizzlies.
Cross-country road trip from Charlotte to California, unearthing the best sunset spots for camping, and falling in love with the miraculous beauty of Montana.
We Leave No Trace, But We Do Like To Leave An Impression...
With photographs that serve as a grounding reminder of this rush of an adventure.
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