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Beautiful Pebble Beach Elopement | Shannon & Tom

landscape portrait of Pebble Beach elopement overlooking the ocean from the cliffs by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Today on the Journal, we’re revisiting my dear friends, Shannon and Tom, for their beautiful Pebble Beach elopement at Spanish Bay! This super intimate, private wedding was such an honor to photograph as a Pebble Beach elopement photographer. And to capture such a momentous occasion for my dear friends, it was just the best! Read on for all the pretty details!

portrait of the couple sharing a kiss; close up of bride's wrist revealing a green tattoo
photo of the bride and groom from behind the bride, the back of her dress is intricate floral lace

Getting Ready For The Elopement

BHDN wedding dress hanging in the window

Of course, I INSISTED that Shannon and Tom get ready for their beautiful Pebble Beach elopement at my studio Suite Q Photography Studio. Both as their friend and as a Pebble Beach elopement photographer, I loved getting to be there for every special moment! Aren’t they stunning?

Pebble Beach elopement wedding suite; portrait of the couple from the shoulders down holding each other
her Pebble Beach wedding day details: Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede cologne; nude shoes by Rothy's
bride's wedding day hair; bride holding a glass cologne bottle, her nails are nude pink
Pebble Beach intimate wedding day details: dark blue velvet ring box with his and her wedding rings and bangs; red, blue and green butterfly pin by film photographer AGS Photo Art
bride getting ready for her first look by putting on earrings; wedding shoes by Rothy's surrounded by white flowers, a cologne bottle, and the rings in a blue box

Tom’s suit (Men’s Wearhouse) is so dapper and Shannon’s wedding dress by BHDN has such a classic charm to it. All the romantic details like her Rothy’s shoes make the whole look so timeless. My favorite touch has to be the clutch with her initials on it!

bride's clutch with her initials engraved onto it surrounded by white flowers; portrait of the bride's hands holding her wedding rings by film photographer AGS Photo Art
wedding day details: white rose boutonnières, nude shoes by Rothy's, clutch with bride's initials by film photographer AGS Photo Art

After getting ready, we did these gorgeous portraits at the beach in Big Sur. I love that about where I’m based as a photographer. From Big Sur to Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and beyond- there is SUCH beauty everywhere!

couple sharing a kiss on the cliffs of Pebble Beach
First Look bridal portrait at Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest and view of Pebble Beach

First Look At Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest

First Look At Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest by film photographer AGS Photo Art
First Look couple portraits at Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest by film photographer AGS Photo Art
First Look portrait in Del Monte Forest by film photographer AGS Photo Art
soft focus couple portraits during First Look At Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest
Del Monte Forest first look couple portrait by film photographer AGS Photo Art
intimate getting ready wedding day couple portraits; his suit is from Men's Wearhouse, her dress is from BHDN
Pebble Beach elopement bridal portrait in Del Monte Forest

Pebble Beach is a very significant place for Shannon and Tom. The two of them actually first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party about three or four years prior! Fast forward to now, they’re staying at the nearby Spanish Bay and tying the knot here on the sand!

View of The Inn At Spanish Bay; couple looking into each other's eyes on the day of their Pebble Beach Elopement
portrait of the bride from the shoulders down in her BHDN wedding dress; The Inn at Spanish Bay
portrait of the bride during her Pebble Beach elopement; she's lifting up her wedding dress by BHDN to reveal comfortable hiking shoes underneath while she smiles at the camera
the cliffs of Pebble Beach; bride holding her white flower wedding bouquet

It’s such a serendipitous instance because that Shannon and Tom actually ran into that same mutual friend during our session! Isn’t that crazy? She was celebrating her birthday at Pebble Beach again this year. Imagine the surprise of finding out your friends are getting married when you see them in a suit and gown down the street! I bet she was one of the first to find out since our session was going to be part of their official announcement! I love witnessing serendipity like this!

groom dipping back his bride for a kiss during their intimate wedding at Pebble Beach
couple popping a bottle and holding champagne flutes the day of their intimate Pebble Beach wedding
Pebble Beach Elopement portrait of the couple walking down the street with the ocean behind them by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Their Pebble Beach Ceremony

view of Pebble Beach down a wooden walkway
couple touching their foreheads together during their intimate private wedding at Pebble Beach

Shannon and Tom’s intimate, private wedding was all done along the cliffs for that gorgeous ocean and skyline that a Pebble Beach elopement photographer like me loves! Shannon’s brother officiated their ceremony and Shannon’s sister-in-law was the maid of honor. Everything felt so near and dear and that fondness really came through in every photo!

Pebble Beach intimate wedding ceremony portraits by film photographer AGS Photo Art
portraits of the couple embracing on the sands of Pebble Beach
view of Pebble Beach down a wooden bridge walkway; portrait of the groom and officiant
his and hers Pebble Beach intimate wedding rings and bangs; couple sharing a kiss at Pebble Beach with the ocean behind them by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Another lovely detail of the ceremony was the naked cake from M Baked Goods. It’s so dainty and cute! I’m so happy for Shannon and Tom to literally be able to have their cake and eat it too on their special Pebble Beach elopement day! To my dear friends, I have nothing but love for you both!

Naked cake by M Baked Goods; First Look At Pebble Beach Del Monte Forest by film photographer AGS Photo Art
sunset couple portrait of the bride and groom embracing each other at Pebble Beach by film photographer AGS Photo Art

Shannon and Tom’s love for Pebble Beach has definitely added to love for the area after their beautiful elopement there. If you’re looking for a seasoned Pebble Beach Photographer, I’d be honored to capture your love story! Contact me here and let’s make it happen.

black and white Pebble Beach wedding photograph of couple walking up the wooden walkway back to The Inn At Spanish Bay

Vendors:

Photography | AGS Photo Art

Venue | Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay

Cake | M Baked Goods

His | Men’s Wearhouse

Hers | Dress: BHDN, shoes: Rothy’s

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