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I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session! 

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Weddings

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Elopements

when should I elope in the redwood forest

With elopements come planning. When, where and  how should you elope with your partner. What time of the year is the best to elope? If you’re struggling with what time of year is the best to elope, this article is for you! Here are the pro’s and con’s of each season.      Winter Winter is […]

July 9, 2020

When-is-the-Best-Time-of-Year-To-Elope?

magical redwood forest elopement

Are you choosing to get married or elope in the Redwood forest, but are wondering how you can make those photos more magical? Here are some tips to help you achieve that woodland forest whimsical look. 1. Choose a location with magical elements. Large redwood logs, cobblestone structures, beautiful soft ferns and lush redwood sorrel, […]

July 6, 2020

How-to-make-your-forest-elopement-magical

Humboldt County Adventure Bridal Session

10 Tips for Adventure Bridal Sessions in the Water   1. Choose the right time of day. The best lighting will be 2 hours after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. This is when the light is the softest and most flattering. This is called the golden hour. You can also do river sessions at […]

June 29, 2020

10-Tips-For-Adventure -Bridal Sessions-in-the-water

An adventure elopement is all about getting out into nature, being active, and finding the most breathtaking scenery!  One of the most important parts of planning an adventure elopement is choosing the perfect location.  There are so many incredible places that photograph so beautifully all over Humboldt County.  Lucky enough for me, I have been […]

June 8, 2020

Where-should-I-stay-when-getting-married-in-the-redwoods?

Covid 19 is throwing a wrench in so many brides dreams of their perfect wedding day. Many couples are having to cancel, or postpone their wedding day. Brides and grooms are pushing dates to later this year and crossing their fingers, while others are completely rescheduling to 2021. Some couples still want to get married […]

May 26, 2020

Redwood- Forest -Wedding- Pictures

What is eloping?

  What Is Eloping?   Historically, the definition of eloping was once meant to run away or escape secretly with the intention of getting married without parental consent.  Nowadays, living in a more modern world, couples have different reasons as to why they are choosing to elope.     Just as the cost of living, gas […]

April 15, 2020

What-is-eloping?

Magical Humboldt Redwoods Elopement

Andrew & Katrina wanted a simple elopement. “Easy like Sunday morning,” was what they asked for and that is what they got. We had communicated via email and met right before their elopement, and everything flowed smoothly. They wanted an intimate elopement showcasing their love in nature and that is exactly what this wedding was […]

March 30, 2020

Magical-Humboldt-Redwoods-Avenue-of-the-Giants-Elopement

A couple exploring the Humboldt Redwoods on the Avenue of the Giants

Hello adventurous couples, Well you did it!  All of your hard work brainstorming, researching, and planning is complete!  The last part of this process is to just enjoy the heck out of your elopement day!  Theres only a few things to remember as you experience your dream coming true! Here are a few tips on […]

February 18, 2020

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 5 – Have the Best Elopement Day!

An eloping couple in Redwood National Park

Dear almost happily married couple, Yay!  You are now in the final stages of your elopement planning process and its getting exciting!  Now that you have the main parts of your plan set into place, stage 4 is all about filling in the details.  Whats the best way to keep things organized? With so many […]

January 29, 2020

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 4 – Finalize Details & Get Ready!

A wedding couple kissing during an elopement in the redwoods.

Hello adventurous couples! Now that you have determined what is important to you and youve dug deep into research, its time to make some choices and start booking things!  The goal here isnt to finalize every single detailbut to get the most important things into place so you can fill in the details from there! […]

January 7, 2020

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 3 – Make Choice & Start Booking!

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