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Laidback, luxurious elopement & intimate wedding photography 
for real, honest love with a touch of magic

portrait of daniela monzi owner of gemini sun creative wearing orange sriped shirt, a black jumpsuit and a tan wide brimmed hat

Hey! I’m Daniela and

I'm so glad you’re here.


My name is Daniela but you can call me Dani! I’m a New York and San Francisco elopement photographer, adventurer, and world traveler! 


If you're here you probably believe in, or at least are curious about, the magic of intimate weddings and elopements.


My mission is to encourage couples to ditch the big traditional wedding, have a day that represents the raw authenticity of who you two are, focus on your love and the big thing you're doing....ahem...getting MARRIED!


I will give you so much support and communication along the way, we'll probably end up becoming lifelong friends. Our faces are going to hurt from smiling and laughing so much. 

Who says your wedding needs to look a certain way, 

we write our own stories. 

If you're craving intimacy, adventure and authenticity for your wedding day and love to explore our beautiful planet then I already know we’re gonna get along.


I’ll be your new adventure buddy, tell your unique story, and help you craft your most epic elopement day, that you’ll look back on forever. 


I'll not only be capturing the day of, but also helping you design, curate, plan, and execute your dream elopement!  Dream BIG because no adventure is too big for me.

An elopement is a wedding where intimacy

& experience are prioritized.

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Your wedding day should be the adventure of a lifetime and authentically true to who you are.

Whether that means the two of you saying vows on the top of your favorite mountain, in your favorite city, or in the backyard of your Grandma's house with a handful of your most cherished people- an elopement is all about the story. The thing I love most about elopements is that there are no 'rules'- the day is entirely up to you to dream up. 


It's less stress, less family drama, less pressure to impress or please others;

the focus is on YOU and your love. 

It’s so important to me that your day is exactly what YOU two want, with no stress. I’ll be there every step of the way to help bring your vision to life.

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Here are just a few of the things I would love to help you with: 

  • Craft the perfect timeline so you get the dreamiest light & plenty of alone time and time to do everything your heart desires

  • Make vendor recommendations so you don't have to spend hours upon hours googling how to build your dream elopement team 

  • Send you my How to Elope Guide, that is filled to the brim with tips and tricks on how to do the thang! It's also got some sweet some reflection questions to get you started with thinking about where you want to elope and the things and people you want to fill your day with. We're all about intentionality over here, folks! 

  • Send you a personalized location guide to help you pick the best location for your story. As a Gemini, I like to have options so I am literally here to help you Choose Your Own Adventure. I also scout the area before your elopement day to make sure everything's looking good as hell. 

  • Be your official witness and biggest hype woman to your best day ever! If you don't want any guests at your elopement but need a witness for the marriage license, I gotchu boo. 

Oh yeah and take stunning photos of you two being cute AF while you romp around doing your favorite things together on the day you get married! does this work?

Schedule your free

elopement consultation & reserve your date

AKA we meet on Zoom and my golden retriever probably makes a cameo. You'll tell me all about your dreams & I'll map out a plan to make those dreams happen! We determine how much photography coverage you need, choose your date and then you'll reserve your date by signing a contract and paying your retainer! 

Unlimited consults and planning help

I am here to help with all of the planning from timelines, to permits, to locations, to packing lists & guides and more! I want to take as much off your plate as possible so you can focus on each other. I love meeting my couples before the big day so let's grab drinks before your engagement session and get to know each other!

Best day EVER: Your elopement day! 

We laugh, we cry, we smile til our faces hurt. We explore, we spray some bubbly and have the best day you could ever dream of!  And I take photos of it all! You'll then get to relive your special memories forever with high-res digitals of your photos and endless options for albums, prints, and more! 


"Dani shot our elopement this August 2022 in NYC at a few locations and we are so happy to have had her on our special day!

From start to finish Dani curates each experience to be truly amazing.

From the questionnaires to get to know us, to the actual elopement day, we felt completely seen, understood, and cared for.

Eloping was the best choice we made and the memories Dani captured are irreplaceable. Our day felt intimate, exciting, adventurous, and free of stress.

We felt guided to look our best throughout the shoot and comfortable being ourselves, which you can see in every picture.
Documenting our day authentically was the most important thing to us and
Dani delivered beyond expectations.

Her experience and knowledge of elopements really shine through her work and we recommend her to everyone for the best day!"

your wedding is a unique-to-you recipe.

the ingredients I recommend you playing around with are:​​

  • Authenticity | Being true to you

  • Intimacy | Being truly present with each other

  • Emotion & connection

  • A location that sets your heart on fire

  • Including your pets and a few loved ones

  • Activities or details that helps tell your story

  • Adventure

  • Mouth-watering food

mix it all together and what’ve you got? 

a badass, unique, and memorable wedding day that opens the doors for being present & having the best, most YOU day ever.

the little moments are the big moments

let's start dreaming up your big day! 

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