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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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Surprise Proposal at Yosemite National Park

Britni and Zane’s surprise proposal at Yosemite National Park A Sneaky Surprise Every once in a while, I like to get a little sneaky on a future bride, and this surprise proposal at Yosemite was one I’ll never forget. We told Britni we were doing a styled shoot, but it was really a proposal! Sometimes […]

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California Summer Garden Wedding

 Lesley + Tyler’s Summer Garden Wedding in California Park to Gardens I was thrilled to spend another day with Lesley and Patrick at their beautiful California summer garden wedding. I alsofound a whole new love of gardens in general! We shot their engagement session in Yosemite National Park last year, and it was a total […]

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love and dogs in eagle river Alaska

Alaskan Love (and dogs!) perfect this Eagle River Enegagment Session The more the merrier Jenny and Paul might actually be the sweetest human beings I’ve had the pleasure to work with this year, and their Nordik dogs (who swam in glacier water!) were just as wonderful. I always love working with animals, and encourage my […]

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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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mile-high Rocky Mountain engagement

Shane and Phuong’s Mile-High Rocky Mountain Engagement Session Rocky Mountain National Park Shane and Phuong wanted a mile-high Rocky Mountain engagement session to remind them of their meeting place in Colorado where they met while attending pharmacy school. Since the wedding will be in California, they wanted the engagement session to be a memory that […]

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Torrey Pines Engagement Shoot

Kaitlyn and Stefan’s Torrey Pines Engagement Shoot A Perfect Backdrop at Torrey Pines Kaitlyn and Stefan wanted to celebrate their engagement with a photo session that would embrace beautiful views, so I suggested Torrey Pines for our location. We all wanted really authentic images and I was thrilled to be able to offer my experience with […]

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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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Bride and Groom by the Santa Cruz sea

Cici + Tom’s Seaside Santa Cruz Elopement A Perfect Setting For our couple Cici and Tom there were two important elements that a seaside Santa Cruz elopement brought together perfectly: family and nature. Cici and Tom met in New York City, but have a deep love for California’s natural beauty. They knew they wanted their […]

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Bride and Groom kissing beneath the cliffs

Ethan + Emma‘s elegant and timeless wedding at La Venture in San Clemente, CA Elegant and Timeless Wedding at La Venture The wedding of Ethan and Emma at the La Venture in San Clement CA was both elegant and timeless. Ethan and Emma’s wedding theme and colors were inspired by royal weddings such as Princess […]

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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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