Big Sur

photography for couples who want a
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destination elopement

destination elopement

destination elopement


Destination elopement photography in Big Sur

Hundreds of miles of coast lines. Epic sunset vistas.
The cool Pacific breeze all year.
Hell yeah, Big Sur is where it's at!

Imagine the perfect and intimate wedding space. What do you see? What do you hear? 

Can you smell the ocean? Do you hear waves crashing in the background?

Do you want a luxury experience without having to dish out luxury prices?

Big Sur is one of my favorite stops on Highway 1 in California for many reasons. Mainly, it's because there's a space for everyone to enjoy without being overly crowded.

Big Sur has mountains, hills, beaches, cliffs, microclimates that cool you, and phenomenal views 24/7, 365.

Your Big Sur Elopement

Your Big Sur Elopement


7 million

people live there full time


driving miles from north to south


visitors annually

wedding venues to choose from


state parks in big sur

a little about Big Sur

how we serve our elopement clients

After your inquiry, we'll video chat about your love story and you can tell me about your Big Sur dream elopement day. This will help me recommend places for you.

location recommendations

After booking, we'll help recommend flights and stays for you along with what you can do on your honeymoon afterward!

travel plans

Eloping can feel scary because where the hell do you even begin? Don't worry, boo, we got you. We'll connect you with our favorite Big Sur vendors who share our ideals and level of service.

Vendor connections & Timeline planning

More than Bears, Beets, and Battle Star Galactica, we're here to help you adventure. From where to stay and eat to what the best pull off and adventure spaces are. We've got you covered. 

airplanes, arrivals, and adventures

Whether you're inviting friends & fam, it's just you two and your officiant, we're here to empower you however you need for your Big Sur elopement.

your Big Sur elopement day!

how we serve our elopement clients

Amanda & Leila - Red Rock Canyon

want more of our elopements?

Brienne & JOshua - Las Vegas

We created a custom wedding collection that include epic travel engagements! Think about dancing in the Pacific Ocean at sunset or kissing your lover as the sunrises over the Rocky Mountains.

We believe that your love story is important.

Don't you deserve to showcase your love for what it is? Magical, epic, romantic, miraculous, and unique to you.

Our travel elopements are for couples who want to tell their story in a different way.


states we've visited

What do you want from your wedding day? This simple question helps us create any type of adventure elopement for you. 

Hiking and vow exchanges? Michelin star restaurant and winery vow exchanges? I'm in!

I'm so glad you're here, choosing to do something amazing for you.

We are here to empower couples to choose a more intimate and personalized approach to getting married. 



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states we've visited

We are hands down 1000% inclusive destination elopement photographers. We support all our LGBTQ+ friends. We believe that black lives matter and all people of color and we are here to stand in solidarity with anyone who wants to have their love story be seen and valued.

Big Sur has such a variety of wedding options including more formal choices with venues. However, if you want a more low-key, low cost option, we can look at outdoor locations on the coast.


flights in 2020


miles flown in the last 3 years (almost halfway to the moon!)


we believe you should get what you want

But wait, hold up.

An elopement is a wedding day, personalized.

It's the wedding day people deserve.

It's a refresh and a refocus back to what is important.

Relax, knowing that you’re going to be able to be
present with your family & friends, while we work
tirelessly to capture images that actually matter to you.

what exactly is an elopement?

your love story.

Society, culture, trends, even family and friends can all influence your wedding and the plans you have.

And if you're not getting what you want on your wedding day, who is?

we want to elope!


Big Sur is just a few hours drive to Yosemite, Sequoia, Napa Valley, and Malibu. All of these spaces are perfect locations for honeymoon adventures post-nuptials.

I love that Big Sur is also close enough to smaller airports that still cater to larger cities. For instance, you can skip flying into San Francisco (SFO) and get a flight to Monterey instead, saving over 2 hours of driving.

Rather go south afterward? No problem, Los Angeles is 5 hours south and Joshua Tree National Park is 9 away. 

A short drive to adventure


Big Sur is home to Carmel by the Sea. This location is pretty rich in my opinion. But that doesn't mean that only the ultra elite can afford to elope in Big Sur. No, there are far more affordable options just slightly inland from Big Sur.

Consider staying in Monterey, Moss Landing, or Salinas to save a few dollars and to maximize your stay costs.

Wanna splurge? Carmel by the Sea is home to a Michelin star restaurant, Aubergine, which boasts a prix fixe menu delectable food options.

it fits any budget

why you should elope in Big Sur


Big Sur is home to over 80 wedding venues. But if you're eloping and want a big of a less traditional feel, we can choose one of their 10 state parks for your wedding ceremony.

Whether you're thinking you want to exchange vows amongst redwood giants, on the rock coastal cliffs of Carmel highlands, or perhaps you want a black sand beach adventure near Lucia, there is something for everyone in Big Sur.

Something for everyone


A lot of people get concerned when they think of eloping and that it requires you to be in the middle of nowhere. In fact, Big Sur is smack down in between Los Angeles and San Francisco, a perfect compromise.

And while Big Sur only hosts 2000 people living there full time annually, there are still plenty of accessible amenities to tantalize all travelers tastes, preferences, and styles.

It's intimate without being desolate

Big Sur Elopements include

60 minute discovery call
Travel assistance & recommendations
Vendor connections
A custom elopement timeline
Day-of elopement coverage
Your elopement gallery


and begin at

hell yeah! let's elope!

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