Red Rock Canyon Elopement | Southern California - Wendy + Johnny

Red Rock Canyon Elopement | Southern California - Wendy + Johnny

This Red Rock Canyon elopement will forever be a favorite of mine - for many reasons. Firstly, none of these photos would be quite as amazing without the cutie couple featured in them. Wendy and Johnny met in elementary school and reunited later in their adult life, started dating, anddd now they’re married!!

Kauai, Hawaii Elopement at Waimea Canyon

Kauai, Hawaii Elopement at Waimea Canyon

There are sooo many reasons why I love these photos and the biggest one is the people in them. Anna and Luan are quite frankly, pretty freaking cute to look at, but they are also so sweet and goofy and have the best kind of love!

Point Dume Elopement Inspiration | Malibu Photographer

Point Dume is hands down my top favorite place to shoot in Malibu. The first time I was here, I photographed a proposal (click here to see those photos), and I KNEW I had to come back again soon so I decided to use this location for a styled elopement shoot. I asked Jordan if she and her boyfriend would be down to model for me, Simran offered to do makeup, and the Casablanca Bridal team let us borrow one of their dresses. We kept everything else pretty simple (no elaborate tablescape or anything) but I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out!

Jordan is already gorgeous, but after Simran worked her makeup magic and she put on the dress, she looked amazinggggg (and of course Alex looked great too haha). The light was nice and dreamy even when we first arrived, and it just kept getting better and better as the sun continued to go down. We made our way to the cliffs that run along the edge of the coast, shot at a few spots as we went, and then eventually all stopped to kind of just take in the sunset. Scroll down to see for yourself just how pretty is was.

Photographer: Carrie Rogers Photography
Couple: Jordan + Alex
Makeup: Simran Oberoi
Dress: Casablanca Bridal

Joshua Tree Boho Styled Elopement | California Elopement Photographer

Joshua Tree National Park is the PERFECT backdrop for a romantic desert elopement and the sunsets there are some of the most amazing I’ve ever seen. These photos are the best proof I can give you!

Zo’e is a model babe for real for real but I think we can all agree her husband Mike is also a model?! I love the hashtag she’s been using on instagram: #getmikeysigned hahaha. Seriously, they were just amazing to photograph together and so much fun!! Oh, and the FLOWERS. Ale created the dreamiest floral arrangements that complimented the desert colors and the overall theme of our shoot so perfectly!! *heart eyes*

Photography: Carrie Rogers Photography
Florals: Aquarela Gifts and Flowers
Couple: Zo’e and Mike Cole
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Tux: The Black Tux


Want photos like this but don’t want to miss out on spending your wedding day with all your friends and family? Schedule an adventure session sometime after your wedding (or before — early first look, anyone??) in an epic location that’s special to the two of you! Any excuse to put your dress back on is a good idea, right??

Santa Barbara Elopement - Taylor + Braden

Taylor and Braden are definitely #adventurouscouples GOALS. They’ve been all over the world together basically and got engaged at Machu Picchu after hiking a 26 mike Inca Trail!! This was a fun detail that we even incorporated into a few of their photos!

After being together for over 8 and a half years (!!) they decided to have an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse with just a small group of family members in attendance. I had so much fun photographing them (and their family - silly photos below for evidence of their fun-ness lol) in various spots around the Courthouse and then at one of the beaches nearby. Scroll down to see some of my favorites from the day.