intimate wedding photography

Because we think intimacy is cooler than tradition.

hilton head intimate wedding photographer

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

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

My goal is to make sure you feel comfortable, loved, and celebrated for who you are. You need someone that believes your photos should be as extraordinary as you are!
Sound good?
Well then, you're in the right place!

DIY looks something like this

Not knowing if your big investment is worth it
(Will the flowers be photographed with love?)

A gallery delivered electronically with no time, idea, or knowledge of how to get them printed to actually enjoy!

Trusting "uncle Bob" with your most important memories

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

Crushing it looks like this

Having someone that is on your team and will capture everything from the flower girl to grandma crying

A complimentary ordering consultation to help choose the display worthy printed images for 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 love story

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...

Intimacy is way cooler than tradition

your day should be designed with your passions + wild spirit in mind

these gorgeous images will last long after the last dance

you want to craft a truly unique experience.

an intimate wedding = more freedom for the gorgeous details you've always dreamt of

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

* What is an intimate wedding
All of the gorgeous details, delicious food, champagne, fabulous wedding planner, jaw-dropping venue and ALL the love. Smaller guest list, 30 guests or less to witness this truly exceptional union. 

                 Less stress = Care-free and Intentional day

* Will I hurt anyones feelings if I don't include them?
Maybe! I promise to always be honest and kind. The truth is, your great-Aunts best friends daughter may be (for whatever reason) expecting an invitation. It's important to remember that they may get to attend another wedding as a guest. You however, are having a once-in-a-lifetime experience and deserve to have your dream for this day come true.

* Should I just stick with the cheapest or included venue photographer?
Sure, you can roll the dice on who you entrust your greatest investment and memories into. People do it all the time. People also frequently cry (not tears of joy) because the one person that was with them for the entire day was careless, unkind, or just didn't truly care about the magic of the day. With me, you know that I know that it's a life changing kind of day! An epic love story deserves to be honored and treated with all the love and reverence as the commitment you're making.

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 (because you want the whole love story to be told)
- a free consultation to discuss locations, ideas, and how you want your day to feel
- I will even create a coordinate with your wedding planner, reach out to your florist and hair and make-up artist to ensure we work as a team to preserve the story of your day.

All the details

Let’s have some fun.

Be Present

custom timeline

If you don't want to miss cocktail hour (and the delicious appetizers), you don't have to! Want to sneak away after the ceremony for some intimate photos? Let's do it! I am here to help you find a solution for great images + having the BEST time!

Do something unexpected

questionnaire

Need grandma in the photos? Done! Want to avoid your sisters current boyfriend from being in the bridal party photos? Done! Let's get the photos that you want and help me, help you! 

Laugh and love as much as possible

full collaboration

I love meeting your fellow vendors, establishing a "team spirit" and ensuring that we work together to accomplish your vision for the day!

Intimate Weddings begin at $3200

Please inquire for custom quotes on other destinations

Serving Hilton Head Island and Neighboring locations

to best serve my couples, I only take a handful of intimate weddings per season.
fill out a quick contact form if interested in booking one of my dates

let's talk!

Want to reserve your date so we can 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