I just have to start off by saying my first elopement of 2016 was pure perfection. Anyone who wants to recreate this exact setup, please contact me because I would absolutely love to.
So, Ally and Noah (notebook status right here) are the sweetest couple that Austin and I just clicked with. Their day was so perfect in every way an elopement should be. I showed up while Ally and her girls were getting ready, and captured all the fun that precedes a wedding. This time, in adorable cabins nestled in the woods in Big Sur. Details galore, and the most wonderful laid-back start to their wedding day. Once everyone was ready, we adventured into the woods to find the ceremony spot. The perfect grove of trees in Pfeiffer State Park served as the backdrop for their intimate ceremony. Noah’s mom officiated the ceremony, and while surrounded by their closest loved ones, they were joined as one.
After the sweetest ceremony, Ally and Noah jumped into our car and we adventured around everywhere we could before the sun set that night. We explored Pfeiffer State Park further, then headed down to Pfeiffer. I’d have to say that the second portion of every wedding/elopement that I photograph is my favorite. Usually, this is when all the stressful parts are done with, and you get to see the flood of emotions between a couple realizing they’re married. Everyone shows it a little differently, but it’s always a mix of love, excitement, love, maybe a little fear, and relief. Oh, and lots and lots of love.
Ally and Noah were so excited to sneak away while their families went and napped. At first, we weren’t completely sure if we’d be able to squeeze Pfeiffer Beach in between the ceremony and their dinner, but I am so, so glad we did. All couples deserve to have a moment alone (plus photographers, of course) where they can bask in their union and gorgeous golden hour light. Scroll way, way down to enjoy Pfeiffer State Beach where the dreamiest California golden light graced us for their intimate portraits. I’ll let these photos speak for themselves because, honestly, there are just no words.