There is something truly special about Big Sur in California. From the towering redwood trees to the rocky outlined beaches, quaint buildings and small town feel. I could go on and on about all the great things this area has to offer. This is also where we met the wonderful couple Stephanie and Brian to shoot their elopement on October 7th 2017 at Glen Oaks in a small cabin they had rented out for their big day. They couldn’t have chosen a better place to elope. Right away Tayler and I knew this was going to be an amazing experience especially after meeting the couple. We hit it off right away and the comfort level was that of hanging out with old friends. Stephanie and Brian were very easy to work with. We shared stories of our lives and experiences all the while capturing their special day. While Tayler was out getting candid video of Brian and details of the area I helped Stephanie get into her beautiful dress. Everything from her hair, makeup and dress looked stunning. We then went to capture the ceremony which took place just a little ways away from the cabin, a location that I knew would be perfect. It was a very picturesque setting making for excellent photos as well as video. During the ceremony we made sure to capture material of Brian waiting for his beautiful bride to make her way down to him. After a few moments Stephanie was on her way down to join Brian. As she made her way, the emotions could be felt all around. Tears were shed and vows were shared between two beautiful people. When we finished up the ceremony We all decided on going to a beach that was only a few miles away named Pfeiffer beach to get some more material. So we all loaded up in our cars and made our way there. Upon arrival to the parking lot we were greeted by a wandering Whippet dog who decided he wanted to hang out with us and trail us to the beach. Once we made it to the beach everything fell together flawlessly. The soft sand and unique rock formations and rolling waves paired with the warm mellow light from the sun offered us the perfect shooting conditions. Not to mention the very photogenic couple who we happened to capture strolling across the beach holding hands, smiling at one another and basking in the marriage they had been waiting for. As Brian held Stephanie you could feel the genuine love they had for one another. They made it so easy for us. Brian and Stephanie seemed as though they were naturals and didn’t need much instruction. They were truly an extraordinary couple and the locations were perfect.
Some of the wonderful vendors we got to work with!
Coordinator: Elegant Events + Big Sur Weddings
Site: Glen Oaks
Florist: Sea Scape Flowers
Officiant: Dave Hopkins
Beauty: Kelly Jo Makeup and Hair