Big Sur – Cambria | California Adventure Wedding | Arianna & Erik

We couldn’t have been more excited when Arianna & Erik first contacted us. Having found us off Wandering Weddings, we knew this couple would be up for some sort of adventure. They decided to have the best of both worlds for their wedding—a morning hike in Big Sur followed by a celebration with friends & […]


A couple hikes in Big Sur before their small wedding ceremony.

The Couple Alison & Matt are a wonderful pair and their Carmel Valley wedding day was a dream. We felt so fortunate to be part of their entire wedding-week celebration. It included a meet-up at Alvarado Street, a wine tasting at Albatross & a fun pool party rehearsal at their rented venue. They were so […]

Alison & Matt | Carmel Valley Wedding


Bride and groom pose for Carmel wedding.

Planning Your Epic Yosemite Elopement – 2022

Why Have a Yosemite Elopement? What makes a Yosemite Elopement so great? The Yosemite Valley is often the first thing that comes to mind when someone hears “national park.” Its iconic waterfalls, mile-high granite cliffs, and stately redwood trees have been capturing people’s attention for generations. John Muir, Ansel Adams, and even Teddy Roosevelt fell […]


Couple celebrates their elopement on Glacier Road.

Why Elope in Big Sur? There are so many great reasons to elope in Big Sur. The often romanticized coastline along Highway 1 is something that visitors from all around the world come to witness. Big Sur has been growing in popularity exponentially as millions of people discover its beauty for the first time on […]

How to Elope in Big Sur – 2022


A couple has an elopement at a beach in Big Sur.

Wildflowers & Leave No Trace

Spring is in the air! Wildflowers blooming in the springtime: one of the best parts about life on the west coast! There are few things more beautiful than a long walk on a trail full of blooming Lupines and California Poppies. It’s something that anyone can enjoy and in many places, it doesn’t cost you […]


A superbloom of Poppies and Lupines adorns a hillside on a spring day in California

Everything you need to know to plan and enjoy a trip to California’s beautiful Big Sur region–from prominent landmarks to hidden gems as well as places to eat and stay.

The BIG Guide to Big Sur 2022


A colorful sunset mixed with golden sunset light on the hillsides at McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Film Photography: an Introduction

What type of camera is the right one? There’s not really a right or wrong answer. Many variables can effect what would work best in different situations, but there are ways to narrow down whats right for you.


A palm tree and the ocean displayed in a waist-level viewfinder on a beach in Hawaii.

Reykjavik, Iceland’s Capital City There are way more than ten amazing things to see in Iceland, but most people simply cant stay that long! A road trip in this beautiful country is is highly recommend for everyone to do at least once. Who wouldn’t welcome a drive along one of the most scenic highways in […]

Ten Amazing Things to see in Iceland


Icelandic horse watches cold sunrise

The “Selfish” Argument: is Eloping Inconsiderate?

Is eloping selfish? A while back we talked about the Misconceptions of Elopements. Something we didn’t touch on is ‘The Selfish Argument,’ because we thought it deserved its own post. We often see on photography groups and wedding pages where family members and friends are upset that their loved ones decided to elope instead of […]


Cake decorated with flowers for an elopement.

Let’s start off by saying there is nothing wrong with having a traditional wedding. However, not every couple has this vision for their big day. The 100+ guest count, dealing with all the vendors, not to mention all of the other planning that goes into the day; it can be daunting. The idea alone can […]

10 Reasons You Should Elope


Silhouette of a bride and groom during their Oahu Elopement.

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