Natalie and Brandon are a beautiful, modern and minimalist couple who chose a secret Big Sur elopement for their wedding day! They wanted to focus on a small, private, and intimate ceremony prior to their formal wedding in October. The plan was for the images from their elopement to play as a video slideshow at their formal wedding! Isn’t this the perfect way for couples to enjoy both the intimacy of a private ceremony and the celebration of a reception?!
Natalie and Brandon both found me on Instagram and hired me because they specifically wanted a hybrid photographer. We all felt an immediate connection and I helped them with the details of their Big Sur Elopement.
They got ready at the Hyatt at the Highlands, which is a quiet and serene hotel at the beginning of Big Sur. They got ready in two separate rooms and took their time to soak in the sweet and sacred nature of the day. Brandon wore a three-piece suit with a bowtie, and Natalie wore a beautiful BHLDN gown. They incorporated a few key details from friends and family that know they were eloping.
Both of them walked up to each other for their First Look at the Highlands, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. They were both so giddy and excited to see each other! First Looks can be my favorite moments because they show the true nature of each special couple.
We all traveled to the ceremony at Wedding Rock, where they exchanged vows under the California sun. We captured their portraits by the coastline for an incredible way to end their special day!
I sincerely love elopements. There is such a tender nature of them, how intimate they feel, and how they are an honor to be a part of. I would love to photograph your next Big Sur elopement! Please contact me here.