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married in maui on the beach

Get Mauied the Right Way With Heather Anderson Photography Why Maui? I’m sure it’s no surprise to you: Maui is absolutely one of the most popular locations for wedding destinations in the world. Although it’s the second largest island of the Hawaiian islands, it’s certainly one of the most popular. While Oahu has the largest […]

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Best Places to Elope In California

An Adventure Photographer’s Top California Elopement Locations This is your must-have guide if you’re looking for the scoop on the bests places to elope in California. If you and your loved one have made the choice to throw out the rule-book and elope, well congratulations, you’re my favorite kind of people. There are a few […]

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what to wear for your elopement

The Best Dresses to Wear for Your Elopement The Rules of Wedding Wear for Eloping I’m so glad you’ve come here to learn exactly what you need to wear for your elopement! I get asked about this all the time. Whether you’re hiking in private up the cliffs of Yosemite, or literally paddling out to […]

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Yosemite plan B elopement

Mother Nature forces plan B on Tiffany and Ross’ Yosemite Elopement Always Be Prepared Nature forced a Plan B for this Yosemite Elopement, but it turned out even better than imagined! A snow storm rolled in the night before Tiffany and Ross’ wedding so a ceremony at Glacier Point wasn’t possible. The park closes those […]

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A Classic Chevy Car for Bride and Groom

Shannon and Antonio’s Callaway Winery Spring Wedding A Winery Wedding Designed by Designers Shannon and Antonio’s eye for beauty didn’t just spark brilliant and elegant choices for their Callaway Winery Spring Wedding, it sparked their entire relationship. The happy couple met at Shannon’s company where Antonio was hired to deign her new jackets. Their first […]

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Sharla and Nathan met in college, and the rest is history; they are one of those love stories you see in the movies and don’t even have to explain. Last year we did their engagement session at El Matador beach and had such a great time. I knew after this session that their wedding would be unique. […]

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What is and adventure elopement? An adventure elopement is an outdoor, intimate wedding that focuses on your relationship more than anything else. Adventure elopements are more than weddings with breathtaking views and bouquets in backpacks. Rather, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that forgoes the stress of a typical wedding in favor of untamed love and adventure. […]

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Planning a Micro Wedding The first thing to understand when your planning a micro wedding is the difference between a traditional wedding, a micro wedding and an elopement. What is a Micro Wedding A microwedding, is typically a wedding with a guest list of 50 guest or less. Often immediate family and your closest friends. […]

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Planning an Elopement Helping couples that want to plan an adventure elopement is what I do. More couples are choosing for to elope so they can create an intimate and meaningful way to get married during the pandemic. Many are choosing to plan an adventurous elopement now and throw a big celebration later. I absolutely […]

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Did you know that that you can include your family in your elopement? You have decided you would love an adventurous elopement but your not sure how your family will feel. Maybe you feel like you want to elope but you would also like to have some of the people that matter most to you there […]

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I recognized that weddings merit the same kind of heart-pounding adventure. That’s why I transitioned from fine art photography to adventure elopements, using the medium I love to tell love stories that are as real as the ocean is deep. 

Meet Heather

California elopement photographer

Nature inspired me to chase after awe-inspiring bursts of wonder — watching sunrises from Yosemite mountaintops, backpacking through the red rock landscape of southern Utah, surfing in waves that carelessly crash onto the beach and soaking up island sunsets. 

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