Ten minute elopements just aren't it.

Let's face it. When someone says "eloping", you automatically think secret wedding with just you two. Nope! Eloping no longer means sneaking off to the courthouse on your lunch break and going back to work right after. No cake, lying to your family, and like two pictures to remember it by. Totally ick.

We only live once, so why not go all out on your elopement day? I make sure that your elopement day is the literal best damn day of your lives paired with the most awesome third wheel AKA your elopement photographer...(who just so happens to carry around a fancy camera). As a Virginia elopement photographer, I offer inclusive, no bullshit elopement packages that will rock your friggen socks off! 

Virginia Elopement  Photographer

meet your photographer

I'm Sierra Cochran!

You know when you have that one friend who is always up for an adventure? The one who's always willing to try something new, no matter how out of their comfort zone it might be? That's me!

I'm a passionate elopement photographer based in southern Virginia who enjoys trying new things, especially if they involve tacos, a good hard cider, head banging rock music, and breathtaking views. I love traveling to places that leave me completely dumbfounded at Mother Earth's beauty and getting to know you and your partner so well before your big day, that I can easily capture the raw intimacy between you two when your elopement day arrives. 

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Dope Ass Services We Specialize In

"When I was looking for a wedding photographer I was picky. Not only was I looking for someone LGBTQ friendly, but I was looking for someone unique. I'm a creative person myself, and I wanted my photographer to reflect that but also really capture us as a couple. When I came across Sierra's website INSTANTLY I knew I had to have her as my photographer. I reached out explaining, that I was having a small intimate ceremony but didn't care for the super traditional shots. I wanted art to plaster on my walls. Sierra freakin' nailed it. The way she used natural light from right before golden hour right until freakin blue hour was INSANE. She produced images I am in love with, make me happy each time I view them not only that, but everyone I have showed my photos to have been in awe by what she captured reminding me this is something they have never seen before with wedding photography. We still have a few traditional shots because I wanted to capture memories of who was with us. I have moody spectacular works of art that I absolutely treasure. "

- Juanita & Nicole

The Process

Here's how this goes down...from the moment we speak on the phone to delivery of your gallery, every detail matters. Your day is important, no matter if it's a full day elopement, a couple's session, or couple's boudoir, our process is curated to ensure your experience is one for the books. 


Meet some of our amazing couples...

- Jon & Amanda

"My elopement with Sierra was a real life dream come true! She brought me all the ideas and we worked together seamlessly. She made the whole process as easy as can be. Her skills behind the camera are superb and I’m so happy with the outcome. I thought taking pictures would be awkward but the relationship she builds before the big day made me and my husband feel so comfortable with taking our pictures. It truly felt effortless but it’s because she puts in so much work to make you have the best stress free day! Eloping was the best decision we could have ever made."

"My path crossed with Sierra back in May 2022 for a family session. During the session, I mentioned that we wanted to elope. Since that day, we have been in contact with making my vision come to life. Our elopement with our family in her greenhouse was nothing short of amazing. Sierra captured our day perfectly from being BOLD and MOODY, but also giving us the shots we wanted while being different from the basic traditional bullsh*t. She made our planning process a breeze with handing literally everything for me. We are even taking her to Puerto Rico with us for our private vows. We've not only gained a bad ass photographer, but also an amazing friend. We love her!" 

- Matt & Hunter

After your elopement day, I will have "sneak peeks" to you  within 24 hours. My turn around time for your gallery is 8-10 weeks for your digital images/film. 


To get this train rolling for your elopement the first step is to fill out our contact form. I will get back with you in 24 hours. 


After I reach back out to you via email, we will book our Discovery phone call to chat details. 


Once we discuss details the next step would be to seal the deal for your big day by signing your contract and taking care of your retainer fee. 


I will help plan the big details  leading up to your session. FINALLY the big day is here, you are stress free and ready to rock and roll.