There’s this moment that happened at every big wedding I ever photographed. It was during the reception when I snuck outside with my couple to go take some portraits in that golden light. They held hands and looked at each other, alone for the first time in hours. And they breathed this huge, audible sigh of relief as they reflected on what the heck just happened during the past 8 hours. .
And that moment? It’s exactly why I only photograph elopements now. It’s an entire day of that look. That you’re-the-only-thing-that-matters look. An elopement allows you the time, the space, and the intention you crave. It gives you an experience that can’t be replicated or impacted by anyone else.
All you two have to worry about is what you want. You tell me that and I’ll do the rest.
If you’re thinking about having a small wedding or eloping, then you’re all about simplifying things down to what matters to you. Me too.
And I already know that something that matters to you is feeling like there’s a friend behind that camera. Like you actually know the person documenting the best day of your life. So here’s some more about me (ask me anything though; I’m an open book!) ...
My mom calls me a wild child.
I graduated high school, moved to the city, and started college at 16, before I even had a driver’s license.
I shot my first wedding at 17.
The moment I stepped off the plane in Joshua Tree, I knew I wanted to photograph elopements instead of big weddings.