Elopements can take away the stress of planning a traditional wedding and let you concentrate on what matters most, YOUR LOVE!

With just under 190 acres to play with, Lailicka Ranch may be the perfect spot for your next portrait session or secret elopement with Kerry Ford Photography. It contains rolling fields, rocky hillsides, refreshing streams, lush forest & diverse wetland with spectacular views of sunset. We are located in the small hamlet of Wemyss, 7 minutes West of Perth, Ontario.

As a professional wedding photographer of 5 years, Kerry knows what is required for magnificent photography, and Lailicka Ranch is nothing short of perfect for engagements, couples, families, bridal portraits/day-after sessions and private elopements

Ranch elopements are available Monday to Friday and can have up to 6 guests present but it is encouraged that you keep this as intimate as possible. The most popular elopement package is two hours of coverage which allows us to hike into a cool spot, have the intimate ceremony, and hour or so of relaxed portraits. If you would like a bonfire, pizza & beer under the stars, I recommend 3 hours to ensure things are relaxed and not rushed!

Use of private land for intimate ceremony & adventure elopement sessions start at $350/hour.


One, two and three hour sessions
Timeline planning & location scouting by Kerry based off the sun & amount of hours allotted
Photography coverage by Kerry
A minimum of 75 high resolution digital files per hour
Professional image processing (editing)
Online gallery with download code
Delivery of images within 5 weeks
Personal printing rights

Elopement Photography Tips

Plan your ceremony based off of sunset. This means either a morning or dusk ceremony time with portraits before/afterwards.

Clothing: Leave the ballroom gown behind! I definitely suggest getting a dress that will allow you to move around, hike up a trail, and be comfortable in. Check out ETSY for lots of great affordable chic dresses. For shoes, bring a pair of sneakers or hiking boots along for the ride.

Witnesses: Ontario requires two witnesses. Mark & I are down to sign if you want this to be top-secret. Feel free to bring a couple of best friends or close kinfolk though, we don’t mind. (Maximum 6 people).

Time of year: Practically any time of the year works great here in Eastern Ontario.

After Party: You are married… Woohoo! Now it’s time to party! I do my best to rush edits if you’re going to do a slideshow of the images at the party, but please don’t expect them to be done the same night! Some clients go out for a nice dinner with family and friends at one of the restaurants in Perth after their elopement, others take it easy and go camping or something of that nature. Whatever floats your boat!

Other Elopement Vendors


Julia Abbenda

Julie Keon


Trudy Garland



Bloemen Floral Design

Kelly’s Flowers

Sweet Peas

Sylvia’s Plant Place

Places To Stay

Best Western Perth

Clyde Hall Bed & Breakfast

Perth Manor Boutique Hotel

The White House

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