Big Sur Elopement by the Sea // Big Sur elopement photographer

Kait and Matt decided to elope in Big Sur after the wedding planning in Virginia became overwhelming. They started to feel like they were planning a day for everyone else instead of celebrating their love. After seeing photos of Big Sur, Kait and Matt knew immediately this was the place. I talked to Kait on the phone several months ago and we decided on a cliff side location but Kait and Matt decided last minute to change locations, after seeing a recent shoot I had done. Kait and Matt were such troopers on their wedding day hiking up a hill to a beautiful ceremony and down to rocks on the shore.

I always aim to capture an elopement the same way I would capture a large wedding. That means all the details are important not just the ceremony or portraits after, I want to be able to tell a story of their day. I met Kait and Matt at Hotel Pacific and captured them getting ready together. The careful way Matt buttoned Kait’s dress, to the sweet way she looked at him in his suit. I would never want to miss the opportunity to document a full elopement day! Kait soon ditched the heels for simple flats and I had the opportunity to show them the California Coast I know best. Beautiful dresses on our rugged coast with sweet newlyweds are my absolute favorite! Congratulations Kait and Matt!

Hair and Makeup: Katrina Styling

Florals: Burst & Bloom

Dress: Maggie Sottero- Nola Dress

Officiant: Denise Adkins