These two took me to Lake Tahoe for their engagement shoot and I couldn't believe I had never been here before! The whole area is so gorgeous and such a perfect place to meet and hang out with Valerie + Vedran. These two are eloping later this year in Yosemite and I absolutely cannot wait! It was so special to document their love and how much fun they have with each other. Valerie was just loving all the PDA, it was great.
Linda + Jake's story is a little different than most. They contact me a few months ago explaining how they spontaneously eloped last year and never got any engagement or wedding photos done professionally and realized they still wanted them. Re-creating this day for them was so special and no better place to do so than in the Redwoods of Northern California. Linda had always wanted to wear a veil, but didn't use one when they eloped at city hall, so she made sure she had one for our shoot together. We met and had their first look under the towering Redwood trees, and ended the night on the coast just as the sun was setting.
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.