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One of my favorite elopements, ever. I loved how easy going it was and also how diverse it was. We did an engagement session at a local park the same day they got married in the city (seen on a separate blog post), shot at city hall for the ceremony and then shot in China […]

This truly was probably one of the most diverse and stunning wedding venues I have ever shot at. At the Oz Farm we were close to the ocean and had meadows, gardens, redwoods, rivers and beautiful hills all on the wedding venue property. It was a photographers dream. Not only that but Nina and Oliver […]

This elopement was at one of my favorite airbnbs and not only that but it was the second time this year I was able to shoot an elopement there. I felt like I knew my way around a little bit more and was inspired to try even more new things this time too. I loved […]

I met Hayley via social media when I was reaching out to her for a fun creative shoot a while back. I had no idea at that point we would become friends and I would shoot their wedding someday. It was truly an honor and I still have to pinch myself that I got to […]

This is the year of elopements and honestly its been so refreshing for me to just document couples in love getting married against all odds in beautiful places. This couple is the sweetest. Always smiling and putting others first despite all that has gone on this year. While their original Joshua Tree plan and date […]

This Deer Park wedding was amazing! It was one of the most beautiful weddings we have had the pleasure of documenting thanks to Array Creative Design. Thank you Jess & Kirk for allowing us to be part of your day. You both have hearts to serve others and we loved that you got this day […]

The best part of a destination small wedding is that you get to dream up anything you want. The biggest trend for the past couple of years has been wedding weekends, not just planning a day, but an experience for your guests. A lot of people choose to plan small wedding so that they can […]

The key to being a documentary style photo and video team is studying our couples. This might sound funny, but we truly want to get to know our couples a ton before we even get to their wedding day. We do this through FaceTime calls, extensive questioners with deep questions on it and talking with […]

This sweet elopement was on my birthday last year. When booking this Claire asked: Are you sure you want to work on your birthday? I immediately said shooting a dream elopement in my favorite place with the sweetest couple is like a birthday gift to me and it really was. They got married at High […]

If you have been following along Eli and I’s journey of being a hubby and wife photo/video team the past couple of years you know San Diego has been a safe haven for us. Our place to rest, eat tacos and enjoy the warm weather. We prayed for a San Diego elopement last year and […]

I have known Stephanie for years, we practically grew up together in church. Seeing her engaged and planning her future with her fiancee is just the sweetest. For her engagement shoot we went to Armstrong woods and then went to the basketball courts for some fun and unique type of shots. They were up for […]

Silver Falls Oregon is a place I will never forget. It is a state park with lots of different waterfalls to hike to and beautiful cabins to stay in right down the way at Smith Creek Village. Right before we came they had an unexpected snow fall and it was just magical. Adventuring with this […]

In 2021 I shot KC & Jimmy’s elopement and in 2022 KC & Jimmy celebrated with their family and friends at Straus Farm. Three Summer Day Events helped throw them on amazing celebration with every detail to a T reflecting who they are. KC & Jimmy are some of the most joyful people I know […]

We love shooting elopements and helping our couples find the perfect place to elope in that tells their story intentionally. We hope this helps you know how to plan where to have your elopement on the West Coast. The first step in figuring out where you want to hold your elopement is determining if you […]

Thank you all for giving us our favorite year yet, full of travel, amazing couples and some really yummy food. We feel like each year our couples cherish our work and trust us to create intentional & unique galleries/films for them. That does not go unnoticed and we appreciate each and every one of you […]

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