Elopements: I love to help you plan your intimate adventure! I can help connect you with awesome vendors beautiful locations and the perfect time of day. Lets adventure together!
I’ve included my most popular wedding package contract of 8 hours. This includes a free engagement session AND a second shooter!
Adventure sessions: lets begin in the redwoods and end by ocean cliffs. I love to share my favorite places in Big Sur, let me be your tour guide on lesser known locations on our coast. From rock bridges to waterfalls I know my home well and these are some of my favorite sessions. $650
Ali and John were visiting Big Sur from San Diego as a couple after being separated by deployments for many months. They have a son at home but really needed a reset to connect with each other. They decided to save the last day of their trip for an adventure down the PNW with me! From some beautiful Big Sur caves and remote beaches with cliff overlooks I truly feel like Big Sur still has some hidden local locations.
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.
Sam and Colin were married at the Cooper Molera Adobe in Monterey on a warm sunny day three weeks ago. Sam and Colin met in middle school, and their story is too cute! Colin was the first boy to call Sam’s house, the first to hold her hand and wrote in her yearbook “ Sorry things didn’t work out for us this year. Maybe we will have something in the future”. They lost touch after high school and like all things in a small town ran into each other again at a local bar and the rest was history. Sam and Colin laughed and danced their way through their beautiful wedding at the Adobe’s.
Kacie and Sammie joined me on a dark and stormy day on the Big Sur coast to capture their engagement session. Sammy brought her best dad jokes and Kacie kept Sammy warm with lots of hugs. We explored the coast with an adventure session to two different locations and lots of fog! Growing up in Big Sur I think this has been one of the foggiest summers I can remember and I have no complaints about it.
I often offer suggestions to my photography clients while they are here visiting either for family sessions, elopements or engagement shoots. I wanted to make those suggestions available to anyone on my site! Being a self proclaimed foodie who loves good food but hates up tight atmospheres this list will not include black tie locations although there is plenty of them in Carmel, Monterey, Big Sur and Pebble Beach. (L'Auberge in Carmel was recently given one Michelin star and is phenomenal without kids ) For those families visiting I have two kids and spend a majority of my time at the beach or river here, I’ll include my favorite fast places!
Josh and Alissa were married this past week in San Francisco among their closest friends and family. Alissa saw all her friends who had big weddings and determined that was not for her. The day before her ceremony she had a backyard party at her friends house downtown complete with a Donut table made by a friend. But on her elopement day she only wanted 5 close friends and family.