Bohemian Elopement Inspiration

Bohemian Elopement Inspiration

This was such a dream come true for me.  I have been wanting to do a styled shoot for a while, but pulling together all the details in the midst of being so busy and traveling was hard.  I wanted to do this shoot in the Redwoods because it's such a meaningful place to say your vows In the midst of these towering thousand year old trees that have withstood incredible opposition, you commit yourself to the love of your life.  Does it get any more romantic?  I also wanted to emphasize the laid back, boho bride, where everything isn't perfect, but beautiful all the same.  The dresses are from Dreamers & Lovers, my all time favorite dress designer in Los Angeles, CA.  The anklets are from Free People.  The suit was mix matched from personal items to goodwill finds.  The location is on the coast in Northern California in the Lady Bird Redwood Grove and the beach was just along the 101-N as you drive north of Trinidad, CA.  Really excited to share this inspiration with you! 

Elise + Logan

Elise + Logan

Such a treat to meet and photograph this couple.  They are the most genuine souls you will ever meet and spending the morning with them exploring San Francisco, eating ice cream, hiking around Mt. Tamalpias, was the best.  I think it's easy to want to be relaxed while planning your wedding, trying to keep the focus on the moment, instead of on the details.  Well, this couple is ACTUALLY doing that, and I am so proud of them for it.  So excited for your new life together friends!! 

Meagan + Gavin

Meagan + Gavin

I don't often get to work locally since I live in a small Northern California town, so when these two contacted me to spontaneously do an engagement shoot while they were in town, I was so excited.  We went to one of the best waterfalls in the world, just 1 hour from Redding, and got completely soaked, as usual, while the tourists watched us like we were crazy.  Been there before. Meagan + Gavin were so sweet, and we had such a blast hanging out together.  Their love for each other just pours out of every image.  You can tell just how much they love being with each other.  

Shelby + Elliot

Shelby + Elliot

I met these two at one of my favorite places in Northern California, a place not many know about.  It's covered in rolling green hills, grazing cattle, and seasonal waterfalls.  After months of heavy rain, I knew the waterfalls would be full - so we hiked, out trying to avoid ankle deep mud, to the grandest waterfall of them all.  Along the way we talked about food, and more food.  These two just celebrated their anniversary on St. Patrick's Day and I couldn't be more excited for their new life together as they get married next year!! 

Luke + Meredith

Luke + Meredith

On the warmest January day in San Francisco, these two eloped in the most perfect way.  They met at city hall and said their vows with their families encircling them.  Meredith's mother chose the flowers in her bouquet based on the flowers that grew around the homes where she had grown up.  Their families walked towards each other at the beginning of the ceremony symbolizing the union of not just two people, but two families.  Both father's officiated the ceremony.  And everyone shared little tears.