This was one of my favorite trips of the year, partially because Norway is insanely beautiful and it was on my bucket list for forever, but mostly because Kinga + Radu are two of my new favorite people ever.
This couple spent 3 days adventurous around the island of Santorini in Greece, finding the perfect cliffside spot to elope and ending their trip on a sunset cruise around the island.
A wedding at 12,000ft.
What more could I say?
I met these two last year in Joshua Tree, we drank beer and talked about the year they spent living out of their car. Our love for the outdoors and a good life bonded us pretty immediately. The next time we see each other is in a small mountain town in Colorado - Crested Butte - spending the weekend with their family + friends, rafting down the river, eating pizza, and having the time of their lives. The only thing I can say is I wish it lasted longer. Weddings like this, when it's more than just a day, but an entire experience, are what I love so much about what I do.
An intimate elopement in Santa Barbara. I met Rachel + James last year at the coffee shop where they had their first date and within minutes I knew that these two were the most carefree + intentional couple.
Do you dream of eloping, but know that it means too much to your family + friends not to?
You're not alone.
The elopements that you see all over instagram and the internet where a bride + groom plan an epic trip to some far off land with cliffs and waterfalls have only really been a thing for the last 5 years. That's probably why your parents don't get it.
The thing about eloping that really is so incredible (and what I love so much about them) isn't the killer photos or even the money that you will probably save on catering and an open bar, it's the intimacy.
Rich and I finally went to Hawaii for the first time, and it was everything we expected and more.
Walking around barefoot, a constant ocean breeze, humid warm air that made my skin feel amazing, giant trees and leaves, chickens everywhere, and slow paced life.
The best part was hanging out with these two, hiking barefoot in the mountains and chasing the sun on a very stormy + cloudy day.
This island has the be the most magical place and I would go back here in a heartbeat.
A rainy day on the Oregon Coast with the sweetest, most adventurous and carefree couple who love and enjoy each other like no other.
A little rain didn't stop these two from having the best day ever.
In January, Rich and I went on an adventure of a lifetime. Patagonia is a place that I have heard of and knew it was as beautiful as ever, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine myself actually going there. After long days and multiple flights, we finally made it to the most southern part of the world I had ever been to and our flight landed right next to the craziest blue lake with glaciers, mountains, and alpacas running around. It's pretty surreal.
I'll just start out by saying if you don't know who Dawn is, then you probably should. She's an amazingly driven photographer who lives in Oregon and has a huge love for adventure and the outdoors. I was so honored when she asked me to shoot her engagement session and her plan to go into the mountains and adventure around for an afternoon was so perfectly her, I didn't expect anything less.
We drove out towards Sisters, OR, stopping along the way when we found pretty forests, braving some epic winds that left our hair in one giant dreadlock, and laughing so much my abs were sore by the end of the day. If you can't tell through the photos, Dusty is a character and these two together is an experience to be had.
It was so cool to be a part of their story, not only because I think Dawn is the sweetest/coolest/most bad-ass photographer, but because as a wedding photographer, you know the ins and outs of the whole industry, and every decision you make for your OWN wedding is well-informed and thought out. That being said, they are doing everything exactly the way they want to, no outside pressure or following obligation, but making it just about the two of them, and I love this so so much.