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Eric and Elana Make Become “Artners” at Stunning CA Venue A Non-Traditional “Traditional” Wedding Over the years, I’ve gravitated more and more to photographing couples who choose elopements over traditional weddings for their nuptials. I think it’s because of the people I tend to meet who embrace this path: they’re bold, brave, and like to […]

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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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how to elope

Your Elopement Guide + Checklist to Help Your Love Run Wild Congrats on Being a Badass Over the years, I’ve helped over a hundred couples elope. I love meeting partners who throw tradition to the wind, and grab hold of what’s important to them. If you’re going to elope, congratulations; you’ve let go of expectations, […]

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Mount Palomar winery wedding

Kelly and Patrick’s Summer Mount Palomar Winery Wedding Our Couple’s Story I love a unique “how did you meet” story, and Kelly and Patrick’s may just be my favorite. Often it’s time for Mom to butt out of our love-lives, but this is the exception that breaks the rule. Kelly and Patrick were set up […]

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I have lived in California my whole life and I absolutely wouldn’t change it for the world. The beaches, the sunsets the people everything about it is beautiful. Over the last week I have shared a lot about elopements. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite places to elope in California. Lake Tahoe: […]

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A few weeks back I had the pleasure of heading to Salt Creek Beach to photograph a two year wedding anniversary. Kaylyn and her hubby have this type of laid back love that really speaks to my soul. Over the last two years they have fostered two cats Mama and Kitty. Of course they fell […]

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  We adore Nikki and Chris! You may remember these two from their magical hot air balloon engagement session last year. Their wedding was absolutely stunning and heart warming from beginning to end. You can’t help but see their deep love for each other in everything they do and the details of the day came together […]

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  What an incredible day! Chelsey and Ryan’s stunning Avensole wedding was gorgeous. Every detail was beautiful, personal, and full of meaning. I couldn’t get enough of each moment. They were surrounded by their family and friends who were full of love and laughter. Congratulations, Chelsey + Ryan! I feel so honored thst you had […]

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  I had the wonderful opportunity to head up to Los Angeles to the Lombardi House for this gorgeous styled shoot. This stunning white rustic house made for a beautiful backdrop. I loved the soft fall colors we incorporated and had the best time capturing every detail in the gorgeous evening light. I hope you […]

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I am very excited to have this intimate Joshua Tree shoot featured on Blossom Bride! If you’re thinking of getting married or eloping in the desert, Joshua Tree is perfect. I loved shooting this gorgeous couple. The light was stunning, the couple was stunning, and I couldn’t get enough of each detail including the concept […]

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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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