All the Romantic Boho feels...
There are so many insanely beautiful places here in California. Lucky for me, I liver smack-dab in the middle of the sunshine state, so they're all just a road trip away. One of my favorites though, is just 30 minutes away. Lake Kaweah is a man-made lake but you'll find no shortage of natural beauty. I make the drive up more times than I can count in a year and the views still take my breath away. I've been determined for a while now to plan a styled shoot set there, and after all the crazy that 2020 threw at us... I just did it.
SPEAKING OF 2020...
Intimate weddings and elopements have always been some of my favorite things to photograph, but I think good old COVID-19 allowed the rest of the world to see just how perfect they are too. So many brides had to cancel or change their wedding plans last year, and a lot of them ended up following through with their big day, just with a smaller guest list.
Elopements became the "thing" and I don't think that anybody is mad about it.
BY, "I", I MEAN AN AWESOME GROUP OF PEOPLE AND VENDORS AND I pulled IT off!
Candy &. Justyn are a real couple with REAL chemistry (as you can see) and Lizzie is a real-life cowgirl that takes no sh!t and was only freaked out for like 5 minutes while there was a random high-speed police chase happening all around us.
Grays Farms, as always, created jaw-dropping floral arrangements that added just enough drama to the sweetest little space Vintage Oak Picnics set up for us. Turns out a picnic is a great way for newlyweds to get cozy and enjoying some delicious cake from The Birds Bakery.
Just like a real wedding, once the dresses were on, things started to feel magical.
The shoot was originally styled around the vintage gown, then the lace one just kind of fell into my lap. Savannah Goodwin loaned us some
gorgeous vintage and turquoise jewelry and that's all I needed to add a little western flare to the day. If you're into jewelry, definitely check her out here.
When planning your elopement or even your typical wedding, it's so important to remember that it's YOUR day. You can literally do whatever you want, especially with an elopement!
Choose to say "I do" anywhere... On a mountain top, in the middle of a creek, or even in the back of your pickup!