Elopement Adventure in Big Sur, California
Eloping along the West Coast
An elopement ceremony to commemorate your love story in a gorgeous setting, one with plenty of options for different vignettes, is incredibly important. I can tell you there is a secluded gem about an hour’s drive from Carmel and Monterey whose extraordinary vistas are an inspiration—Big Sur, California. This breathtaking location provides just that: majestic scenery, ocean breezes, rugged topography and a quintessential California vibe. We decided that a sunrise elopement photoshoot would best showcase the natural beauty of Big Sur and the grandeur of the Pacific Ocean. So, just before sunrise on shoot day, we drove along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway to Garrapata State Park to capture the magical moments that awaited us. The stunning early morning light created an ethereal backdrop to this couple’s photoshoot. We started with playful beach photos along the shore, capturing the wonder of the setting and the fun-loving spirit of this couple.
As the morning sun rose higher in the sky, we then hiked along the rugged trail leading down to the sandy beach. I had brought a lovely wedding dress from BHLDN for Savannah. This Anthropologie offshoot offers some of the most unique wedding dresses out there that cater to every taste and style, from the most elegant ball gowns to the trendiest Boho numbers. And this dress did not disappoint, Savannah was a vision! These guys were up to anything, including some hair-raising cliff’s edge shots on a windy morning! But that’s what makes for incredible shots that become timeless souvenirs, that capture the lovers’ feelings and their beautiful intersection with nature. I loved every minute of this shoot—capturing all the feels, all the love and all the breathtaking scenery!
We then ventured onto another spot along the Big Sur coastline. Savannah and Greg were feeling adventurous to they walked along the edge of the cliff to get an epic shot!
If you’ve been thinking about eloping along the west coast or near Big Sur, go ahead and click on the link below to start working with me on planning your elopement!
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