destination elopement photographer

An Adventure for the Ages

adventure and destination elopement photographer

Jailyn Untalan Photography, based in Beaufort, SC and serves Hilton Head, Fripps Island, and surrounding areas. Destination and travel elopements are a favorite too! An adventure photographer committed to capturing the creative + carefree moments of beautiful relationships in uncommon places.

Elopement photography for dreamers, explorers, and trailblazers.  Photographing couples that are adventurers, laughers,  and lovers of life

Are you tired of looking for someone that honors YOUR story?
Are you searching for a photographer that will be there for YOU?
Well then, you're in the right place!

DIY looks something like this

Endless logistics to plan with tons of stress

Only having random pictures stuck in your phone  with the other 10000 selfies and snapshots

Trusting a stranger with your most important memories

Having someone just "show up and shoot" with no quality guarantee

Crushing it looks like this

Getting a curated list of location options

Display worthy printed images on your walls and/or an album to outlast your annual phone upgrade

Bringing a trusted friend to document the biggest day of your life and the start of your best adventure

Individualized attention and a beautiful experience from engagement to wedding, and beyond

now it's your time to shine.

I will capture...

1.   the creative styles and romantic escapades of adventurous souls and wild spirits

2.  the raw, organic moments of your elopement

3.  the joy + beauty in your life for future generations because time is fleeting and memories are what matters most

4.  authentic + carefree moments of beautiful relationships in uncommon places.

I start at True North: who you are and who you love.

Katelyn S.

"Jailyn is literally the best photographer I have ever worked with.... She knows what to say to make you get the best pictures you need. She has great advice when it comes to wardrobe and locations as well. She even has a make up artist. She has done my engagement shoot, my head shots and now we're going to work on more stuff together. I love her so much."

"When it comes to Jailyn’s photography, personality, & skill, one word....... DOPE!! She’s super sweet, very talented, & very knowledgeable about photography. From the very first step until the photo session day Jailyn offered help in every way. I worried about location until the photos session & Jailyn assured me that they would turn out great & my pictures turned out better great & I couldn’t be happier with the final result! Book her!"

SHANEKA R.

"Our homecoming photos are absolutely beautiful. They capture every single emotion that can only be talked about if in person. I am absolutely speechless and in love with every single one of them. In each photo, there is happiness, smiles, and such beautiful angles taken. "

bailey g.

Dream + Explore

The Dreams of the Daring

I believe your photos should be as extraordinary as you, so I will work closely with you to craft a truly unique experience.
This ensures you get the ideal images you’re looking for!
I’ll also walk you through the entire experience, (even including vendor referrals if needed) so that you feel confident and know exactly what you’re getting and when.

Sounds good. I'm ready

I've been in love WITH love and capturing stories forever
Now I help dreamers and romantics like you who know that...

Intimacy is way cooler than tradition

life is a grand adventure or nothing at all

gorgeous images will last long after the last dance

you're paving your own path and want someone to cheer you on!

just because you're eloping, it doesn't mean there won't be gorgeous details to capture

a luxury, once in a lifetime experience is worth documenting well

New friend. who dis?

I'm Jailyn, and I'm so happy you're here.

A beach-loving explorer with wild dreams, a camera, and love of cupcakes and champagne.

As an adventure photographer, I get to capture genuine moments of love and beauty in extraordinary places through shoots that intentionally expand my creative limits into new possibilities.

I’m here to make sure you receive joyful images of your favorite moments that perfectly capture who you are, who you love, and the glow you have when you’re together.

My promise to you.

Because nothing is as fun as picking out cake!
You'll receive a custom timeline within 60 days of your wedding to make sure we have a fun and beautiful plan to capture the day!

You'll also receive a shot list 30 days before your elopement just to make sure we capture everything you want to remember!

frequently asked questions

* Is it okay to elope?
YES! Elopements are wildly romantic, beautiful, and intimate. You can still have all of the beautiful moments of a big wedding like professional hair and make-up, a gorgeous gown or suit, and beautiful flowers. This is YOUR big day!

* Does an elopement have to be a secret?
NO!!! Let's get this myth cleared up ASAP! An elopement is typically just the couple, the officiant, the photographer (hey, that's me!) and can include a few loved ones (or not, it's up to you!). Yes, you can call your mom and sister before-hand and let them know. Yes, you can have your best friend there. And yes, you should plan this sweeping romantic adventure several months in advance. 

* Why do packages start at 4 hours and not just 15 minutes?
Bottom line up front, just because there aren't 150 guests attending the wedding, doesn't mean it isn't the start of a new adventure, new lives, and the journey into marriage.
It's still a BIG day! You may be walking barefoot on the beach, hiking a mountain (and changing at the top) or enjoying a jaw-dropping intimate wedding with ALL THE DETAILS, either way, your day deserves to be honored and treated with all the love of any wedding. 

Details of the rings, flowers, shoes, and every other beautiful detail you chose, all deserve to be documented. Images of you getting ready as well as your chosen details help to tell the story of your day. Not to mention the ceremony, couples portraits, and any celebration afterwards. This takes time. I'm here to tell your whole story, because it's a good one!

* What's included in my photography package?
Ready to book? Yes friend! I'm delighted to be by your side on such an important day! I'll be here for you and provide you with:
- an engagement guide 
- a free consultation to discuss locations, ideas, and how you want your day to feel
- I will even create a "mood-board" as a visual reference for your big day!
-Another fun meeting to discuss adding in custom sessions and products such as: 
       - an engagement session
       - bridal boudoir session
       - "day-after" lifestyle session
       - wall art, albums, and of course, announcement cards!

All the details

Let’s have some fun.

location assistance

I'll curate some great options for you to nail down great locations for your elopement and images. 
This results in gorgeous and unique photos without the stress for you.

questionnaire

This ensures you get the ideal images you’re looking for!
It let's me know more about you and how I can best serve you!

full collaboration

I’ll also walk you through the entire experience, (even including vendor referrals if needed) so that you feel confident and know exactly what you’re getting and when.

Elopement packages begin at 2,800

Serving Hilton Head Island and Neighboring locations

to best serve my couples, I only take a handful of elopements per season.
Please fill out a quick contact form to inquire about your big day

let's talk!

Are you ready for epic elopement and capture the best moments of your love story?

YES! I have found the one!

since you're in love

What Other romantic explorers Have Said

“I was literally in tears looking at them because we’ve never had anything like this. After we lost everything in the hurricane, it really showed us how important it is to capture moments like these! Jailyn, these are stunning!!!!! I am literally in shock. Thank you so much they couldn’t have been more perfect!!!!! So happy to have these for the rest of our lives!”

-Lilly & Donny

"For a second session: Our beach session, I couldn’t stop smiling. Jailyn captured our silly girl in every single photo and I love the candid - ness of everything. It looks natural, happy, and again beautiful lighting/angles. Every single photo, we smiled and giggled looking at our daughter and that is just who she is 24/7. I’m sooo happy jailyn was able to capture her. ❤️”

-Bailey G.

“Jailyn is fun, and easy to work with! Her photos are amazing, and she is so sweet and just awesome to work with! Definitely highly recommended!!!!

-viktoria w.

“When it comes to Jailyn’s photography, personality, & skill, one word....... DOPE!! She’s super sweet, very talented, & very knowledgeable about photography. From the very first step until the photo session day Jailyn offered help in every way. I worried about location until the photos session & Jailyn assured me that they would turn out great & my pictures turned out better great & I couldn’t be happier with the final result! Book her!”

-shaneka r.

Jailyn did a fabulous job on our photoshoot! We wanted a low-stress, relaxed experience that would give us great pictures and that’s exactly what Jailyn delivered. She took the time to get to know us and then guided us through the photo session so that it was fun and natural, not awkward. She was punctual, professional, and a warm, kind person. We are thrilled with the beach sunset photos we got! Highly recommend her.

-Larry & Katherine