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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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Elopements

You’ve decided to elope! That’s great, but how do you tell your friends and family the news. Everyone is going to have a different reaction and opinion on the matter. However, this is your choice and you shouldn’t let anyone ruin that. It’s best to tell the people you’re closest to in person if possible. […]

October 8, 2021

How to Tell Your Family You Are Eloping and How to Include Them

  You are planning your elopement, but you don’t just want to have an ordinary elopement. You want this day to be special, unique, and perfect for you and your partner. However, finding ways to make that happen can be hard. The following are ideas and tips that can make your elopement wonderful and meaningful. […]

December 1, 2020

How-to-Make-Your-Elopement-Special

waterfall adventure session

I absolutely love being around water. There is something so soothing about being surrounded by the mountains, and hearing the the burbling noise as the water runs off of the rocks, while feeling the refreshing water on your feet. Whenever I get the opportunity to shoot an elopement or adventure session in or around water, […]

October 22, 2020

7 Tips for Waterfall and River Adventure Sessions

enchanting-fredwood-forest-elopement

1. Choose a location with magical elements Large redwood logs, cobblestone structures, beautiful soft ferns and lush redwood swoirel. These elements add a magical feel to your elopement. They are naturally found in our beautiful redwood forests. 2. Light in the environment Do you want a softer feel, moody or  more dramatic? The time of […]

October 15, 2020

How to add magic to your redwood forest elopement

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?

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

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!

Trinidad elopement

Dear adventurous couples, Its great to see you back, thank you coming back!   Im excited to share with you my step by step guide to help you plan out the most amazing and unforgettable elopement experience!  As I wrote in my previous blog, planning out the perfect elopement happens in stages. The very first […]

October 8, 2019

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 1 – Dream & Brainstorm

How to plan an elopement

Dear dreamers and adventurers, More and more couples are considering eloping instead of having a traditional style wedding.  So, if youre reading this, congrats on stepping outside the box and choosing to do something different! Eloping means that all of the wedding day choices you have to make, are YOURS entirely. There are no rules. […]

October 4, 2019

How to Plan an Elopement!

Adventure elopement in Humboldt County

Laneil found me online and inquired about an elopement. She opted for an adventure elopement and I am so glad she did! We met in Trinidad for her first look and her ceremony, and then explored the Redwood National Forest in her wedding gown and John in his tux and got some epic pictures. But […]

July 19, 2019

John & Laneil’s Redwood National Forest Adventure Elopement

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