I first sat down with Kevin and Carly at a Starbucks coffee shop in Laguna Beach where we were talking about their wedding, they then told me they were considering eloping and going to Big Sur and was wondering if that would be something I would go photograph, of course, I had to think about it for less than a second before I shouted out “ABSOLUTELY!” I may have been a little more excited than I should have been, Big Sur is one of my favorite places to just spend time in, there is just so much beauty there and it is a perfect spot to elope and spending a fun-filled day with Kevin and Carly there was so very perfect.
The day before the ceremony my assistant and I met up with Kevin and Carly to go scout out some locations for the next day, we all stayed at one of my favorite places Glen Oaks Big Sur, it was the perfect spot, they had a small cabin in the redwoods side that was adjacent to the site they chose for the ceremony. Seriously there is something beautiful about eloping in the middle of a redwoods forest.
The morning of the ceremony we walked over to Carly and Kevin’s Cabin, they were writing down their vows and she was finishing up on her hair and make-up and made a facetime call back home to say hello to their family before they helped each other get dressed. The ceremony was right outside the cabin, it was just the two of them with an officiant, it was beautiful to be there to witness this Joyous moment.
After the ceremony we walked around the redwoods at Glen Oaks Big Sur taking some photos before having some cake and a champagne toast, we took a small lunch break and met back up with Carly and Kevin to head over to Bixby Bridge for some Iconic bridge photos before heading over to a local beach for sunset, at the beach we saw some whales swimming past as we watched a beautiful sunset it was just the perfect end to this amazing day. I do so love elopements, there is something so magical about them and spending the day with these two was an absolute dream. Congratulation’s Kevin and Carly and thanks for letting me be a part of this beautiful day.
Venue: Glen Oaks Big Sur
Hair & Makeup: Lacee Deniz Makeup
Videographer: AVR Films
Officiant: Life Celebrations