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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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two day glamping elopement at Big Sur

A non-traditional two day Glamping Elopement at Big Sur An Adventure Elopement Learn all about Carly and Jake’s non-traditional two-day Glamping Elopement at Big Sur, and how it could be right the kind of adventure for you. I’m a California adventure elopement photographer that serves local and destination couples. I help daring lovers forge their […]

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hatcher's pass Alaska elopement

Kaitlyn + Quin’s Hatcher’s Pass Alaska Elopement An Elopement to Remember  Kaitlyn and Quin chose Hatcher’s Pass for their Alaska elopement because it was the first place they were able to explore together when they arrived in this stunning state. What a treat for me as a photographer to be able to capture their special […]

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Matthew proposed to Cassia in Munich. She was traveling for a trade show, and they decided to extend the trip a few days to do some personal traveling! Matthew flew out to meet her on the last day of the trade show. After a few days in Munich, they flew together to Berlin! One night […]

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Matthew proposed to Cassia in Munich. She was traveling for a trade show and they decided to extend the trip a few days to do some personal traveling! Matthew flew out to meet her on the last day of the trade show. After a few days in Munich, they flew together to Berlin! One night […]

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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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Kathryn and Justin met in grad school in Los Angeles when he was studying to be a logician and she was studying to be an Egyptologist. Even though they weren’t really looking for anything serious and they were so different, something just clicked and inspired them to stick it out through two years of mostly […]

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Myself and the amazing vendors who created this shoot at The Speakeasy on State decided to put together this shoot to showcase to our couples on how to put together a mirco wedding. A micro-wedding is an in-person wedding with a small guest count, almost entirely composed of your nearest and dearest. Planning a micro-wedding […]

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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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intimate wedding

Small Wedding Trends The desire to create an intimate wedding has increased since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic emerged. As more couples are planning celebrations with smaller guest lists, we’ve seen the trend towards smaller weddings. However, there seems to be some confusion of about the different options available to couples. Some of these a options […]

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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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