Meet Joni

You're here to create a meaningful experience while incorporating some fun and adventure, right?!

Based in Southern California, I'm the owner + lead elopement photographer at Wild & Free. My team and I believe in a different kind of wedding experience and want to help you make it happen!


I have over 10 years of experience capturing wild love and intimate moments. I embrace your individuality at every turn, allowing space for you to be your full selves on the day you get married. I’ll be there to help you design your day start-to-finish, while valuing your creativity and honoring the vision you have for your elopement experience.



- Joni

"Joni has such a natural and genuine soul, she makes you feel as if you have known her forever!"


As an ENFP, spontaneity, surprises, and meeting new people makes me feel the most alive! My warm, bubbly personality is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and confident on your elopement day!


I'm passionate about the environment, veganism, having experiences over things, and ordering dessert. I love classic rock (The Doors, Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac), zero waste living, and music festivals. I'm covered in fluff in July, think hand-me-downs are the best, and dig a slow day in the sun.

I’ve traveled all around the US living out of my Prius, and it was the best experience of my life. I loved waking up to the dramatic rocky coastlines and exploring the breathtaking beauty of each National Park along the way. I’ve recently traded in my nomadic lifestyle and returned home to my roots in Southern California. Let me tell you, I’m in love. My partner Vincent and I can't ever imagine leaving the sunshine and laidback beach life. We live in Oceanside with our two kitty babies, Wren & Phoebe.

"From the moment I met Joni, I knew magic was going to happen!"


Eco Friendly elopements

By choosing an elopement instead of a traditional wedding, you are preventing up to 600 lbs of trash from entering a landfill! And good news friend-- we're also BIG fans of our planet and everything that lives on it! You can feel good about working with us because we strive to live a low-impact, zero-waste lifestyle and have partnered with 1% For the Planet to help make a positive impact.


Ready to elope Wild & Free?

You deserve an elopement that throws out all the rules and focuses on what matters most.


We don't want you to have to do this alone, so it’s ok if you don’t have the details figured out yet -- we’ll help you design your day from start to finish!


Wild & Free Elopements is based in Southern California and photographs elopements all over the world.

Direct Email: [email protected]