Elope to Savannah

About us

We are a group of amazing wedding professionals that come together to help you have the best wedding possible. Here are the faces of the people behind the scenes of planning and executing your special day


Elizabeth Raley - Owner and primary photographer

Elizabeth graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001 with a BFA in Photography. She has been a photographer full time since 2001 and that's how she fell into this business by meeting and becoming fast friends with its former owner who moved away in 2013. Since then, she's been keeping the dream alive and growing and expanding its horizons.

She was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, but moved to Savannah in 1997 to attend college and was already fully in love with the city before she came here. Elizabeth loves Savannah more than it might be possible to express and has been here for more than half her life now and enjoys getting to know the mysterious, charming, wondrous quirks that it has to offer. She loves meeting people who were born and raised here and becoming more woven deeply into the great history and romance the city has to offer.

In 2010, Elizabeth met the former owner, and he introduced her to the magic of photographing elopements. The more intimate connection you have with just the couple or a very very small amount of guests makes the photo session and the wedding all the more special.

She has worked in almost all areas of the wedding business, helping a wedding planner on wedding days, working in a bridal shop, assisting a florist, and she is also able to officiate weddings legally, being ordained by two different organizations.

Elizabeth survived open heart surgery in 2013 and despite that major setback, has become healthy and back in the game.

 

 

Douglas Morse - Primary officiant and assistant

Douglas was born and raised in Jekyll Island and Savannah, GA and having lived in some other areas of the country, he can only truly call this magical place home.

He has worn many hats in this life, but now, being a part of bonding a couple together is probably the most positive thing he has ever done as a vocation. He loves the way Savannah connects people in a way that other cities don't seem to manage to do.

Douglas is ordained to perform ceremonies and has done hundreds of them in Savannah and on Tybee. It is truly a passion and his calm, easy going demeanor puts people at ease and welcomes them to the city.

Owner and Photographer Elizabeth Osterberger

Photo by McKenzie Buzard

Primary officiant, Douglas Morse

Photo by Elizabeth Raley