Nothing gets us more excited than pouring over Google Earth finding the most badass locations imaginable, followed by a deep dive down the rabbit hole of mapping out every funky, local restaurant that Yelp tells us has the best pizza.
We’re based in the Midwest (hence being named after the Midwest phrase “Ope!”) but we’re available wherever you are in the world!
Mabel is the source of endless antics and laughter at Ope!
She came home with a partially severed sciatic nerve in her back left leg, which resulted in her walking on top of her foot with her little paw facing up. Even through months of neurology and physical therapy appointments, she joyfully danced through life unphased by her wonky leg! Nothing was going to slow her down or prevent her from scaling every table in sight!
She lives for cashew butter, a good pair of pjs, and long rides in her stroller when her leg gets tired. She has a strong dislike of trucks, alarm clocks, and getting her teeth brushed.
She is so excited for you because she is excited for everyone!
Oh, and Mabel is on the fence about living in a van.
Hi! I’m Adrianne, and I am the glue of Ope! I keep everything running smoothly - from the day you inquire through writing the most seamless itinerary imaginable to you receiving your beautiful products.
I have a never ending list of things to do because I am endlessly excited and intrigued by so many things. I am a mom to the smallest dog with the biggest personality, a Kindergarten teacher, a yoga teacher, an astrologer (yup - definitely one of the most random, spontaneous, and wild things I’ve ever done) and your biggest fan.
Seriously, I wholeheartedly believe there is no better way to get married than with a small, intentional wedding. If you need someone in your corner to support you making the best decision ever, you know where to find me!
Oh yes, the van. I’m not yet sold on the van. Jerry is relentless about it though, so check back with me in a couple years. (Yes, Jerry, years.)
Good morning! My name is Jerry, and I am the photographer of Ope! I’m the guy you’ll talk to about all the things you love, and then Adrianne will make sure all those things are a part of your session/wedding! I’m also the one who handles turning your portraits into the wall art that will soon decorate your home!
I am a paw-ther to Mabel Francis, (couldn’t miss the opportunity for a dad joke!), hockey player, amateur chef, and a car enthusiast dreaming of the vanlife. What sounds better than jumping in a van and heading out on a trip at the drop of a hat?! You get all the perks of traveling while still feeling like you haven’t left home!
I cannot even tell you how excited I am for you choosing to break away from the norm for your wedding! I’ve always had an off the beaten path approach to life, so stepping away from huge, traditional weddings was one of the best things I’ve ever done! Intentional weddings have allowed me to really truly document the emotions of a day, and that’s what I live for.
Here’s to hoping that I’ll soon be traveling to weddings in my dream van!