Maddie Mae - Adventure Wedding + Elopement Photography Education

Grab hold of your dream to become an elopement photographer & help create intimate experiences for couples all over the world.

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The Art of Adventure Wedding + Elopement Photography Business

Maddie Mae of Adventure Instead is an adventure wedding + elopement photographer with a business marketing degree who has nailed down both the art and business of the niche of adventure weddings. Offering in-depth, data-backed savvy guides and templates that will help you wow your clients, her complete online courses include branding, marketing, pricing, and customer service, photography, plus everything else you need to grab on to your dream of being an adventure wedding photographer.

The Elopement Photographer Course

This course is ideal for you if you're looking to specialize in elopement and adventure photography. You'll get step by step marketing and branding instruction that's specifically designed to keep your inbox full of inquires to places you want to travel. Plus, access to my limited VIP group!

Leave No Trace

Protect our public lands and get personal with your marketing. When you care, your clients feel it and Mother Nature appreciates you. This course will teach you how to do a low-impact shoot that gets you high-impact results.

The Elopement and Intimate Wedding Client Guide and Templates 

The essential marketing piece that will get you booked!

100 pages of beautifully designed and professionally written content, 30 planning topics, 4 formats and a complete PDF example from Adventure Instead, all in 100% inclusive language.


Meet Maddie Mae

Maddie Mae - adventure photographer and educator

Maddie Mae

I am Maddie Mae, and it wasn't just luck that got me here. I went to business school and learned how marketing works. Then I strategically applied that to my photography business (you can too). My success didn’t happen by chance—it was strategically planned and implemented using the exact same marketing and business tactics I teach in my courses. I’m not better than you, and I’m not your competition. Everything I’ve created is completely replicable—and I’m totally willing to show you how to build your own bad-ass elopment and adventure wedding business.

Raves from Students

“Learning from Maddie Mae was the best investment I have made in my business. I'm a bit of a perpetual student so when I say that learning from her was by far the best learning experience I have ever had—it's no joke. Maddie genuinely wants everyone to succeed in the industry. She’s not just spouting community over competition, she’s living it.

Jackleen Leed

“This course goes beyond elopement photography – the marketing strategies that are explained in depth will benefit anyone in any sort of entrepreneurial endeavor. I felt lost when it came to SEO before purchasing this course and now I’m so excited to say that I’m ranking on page one for several of my keywords. Elopement inquiries have started coming in and I can honestly say this course was the best thing I’ve done for my business. ”

Tabitha Walsh

“I have taken other courses, but none like this! Maddie answered questions before I even knew I had them, and then some! I have completely redone my website with intention, and I am now getting regular inquiries when I was getting none. I knew nothing about marketing, and now I feel like I finally have a leg to stand on. If you’re on the fence, take the plunge! If you do the work, your business will transform! Again, thank you so much, Maddie Mae. You’re a lifesaver! Oh, I’d also like to add that I tripled my prices, AND I AM ACTUALLY GETTING BOOKED!!! ”

Ginger Leavitt

Podcasts and Upcoming Workshops:

Bokeh Podcast featuring Leave No Trace by Maddie Mae

Bokeh Podcast
Episode 422 - Leave No Trace

How to Plan an Elopement by Maddie Mae

Bokeh Podcast
Episode 315 - How to Plan an Elopement for your Clients

Elopements 101 with Maddie Mae

How to Film Weddings Podcast
Episode 63 - Elopements 101 with Maddie Mae

How to Become an Elopement Photographer with Maddie Mae

Six Figure Photography Podcast
Episode 63 - How to Become an Elopement Photographer, with Maddie Mae

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