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An Intimate And Beautiful Tehama Elopement | Ashlyn & Ernest

Bride and Groom portrait Tehama Carmel Valley

Ashlyn and Ernesto had a 14 guest elopement at a private residence in Tehama, California. Tehama is a gated community in Carmel Valley with lush green trees and custom houses. The home that they eloped in was like an Italian mansion. It was stunning! The house has neutral colored stones and tall narrow wooden windows, perfect backdrops for photography.

Tehama is also my absolute favorite Carmel Valley wedding venue as a local Carmel photographer! The scenery and landscape are as beautiful as the couples I photograph. Seeing lovely people in lovely places- it’s one of the many joys of being a local Carmel wedding photographer.

Private Residence Tehama Carmel Valley
Bride Getting Ready AGS Photo Art Tehama
Bridal Portraits with Lucky shoes Tehama
Bridal details Tehama California
Bride Portraits in Bedroom
Tehama California Wedding Dress and rose gold ring
Bride receives love letter on wedding day
Groom getting ready Tehama compass
Groom getting ready black and white
Groom bowtie and engraved compass details
Groom getting ready in bedroom and leather shoes
Groom getting ready in bedroom and pool
Love letter wedding vows and bridal details

Both outdoor enthusiasts, Ashlyn and Ernesto wanted to have a ceremony outdoors. They chose an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. Ashlyn and Ernesto wrote their own vows and spoke them to each other. After they were pronounced Mr. and Mrs., friends and family threw lavender in the air to mark the celebration!

Elopement at private residence Tehama
Tehama private elopement from above
Tehama private residence ceremony
Tehama Private residence elopement ceremony
Reading vows elopement tehama
Throwing lavender exit ceremony

After the ceremony, we drove to Garrapata to take portraits in Big Sur. The sun was shining as we took pictures on the cliffs, and the waves crashed on the shore below. It was so breathtaking, I loved how the sun touched Ashlyn’s veil as a local Big Sur wedding photographer

We Eloped signs bride and groom holds
We eloped signs bride and groom Tehama

Elopements are so special to me as a wedding photographer to photograph because of their intimate setting. I am so grateful to all of my elopement couples for choosing me to capture their beautiful day! Each one is unique and carefully curated to the couple; they tend to be minimal yet touching. They are so sweet to me and always make me tear up!

Bridal portraits big sur
Bridal portraits big sur california

Are you considering eloping or do you know someone that is? I’d love to be a part of it as your local Carmel wedding photographer. Feel free to reach out here!

Sunset portrait and succulent ring detail

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