Best big sur Elopement photographer | California outdoor and adventurous intimate wedding photographer
4 Reasons to Elope in big sur
Romantic & beautiful
Winding Highway 1 twists and turns through the mountains and often misty shoreline of this gorgeous and magical area of Central California. Filled with Redwood forests, rivers, waterfalls and secret beaches it’s the perfect romantic location for an adventurous elopement.
I’m so excited to chat about big sur elopement packages!
It’s one of my favorite places in the world so I know all of the secret spots! Imagine saying vows surrounded by ancient Sequoia’s in the Redwood forest or on cliffs at Garrapata State Park or Pfeiffer beach. Endless possibilities!
Not only one of the most beautiful places in the world, Big Sur is a spiritual vortex full of healing energy. The coast is full of Nephrite Jade and you can feel the powerful and peaceful vibe that radiates.
• close to carmel by the sea
• adorable places to stay
It's both remote & accessible
• incredible sunsets
Located a couple hours south of San Francisco it's not the quickest place to get it but once you're there you'll find beautiful cabins and amazing restaurants with also little cell service so you can fully relax and unwind.
• peaceful & slow paced
• incredible views
• moody romantic weather
You get to go on an exciting adventure
Do you have specific questions about big sur elopement packages? Reach Out to me!
There's something for every adventurous soul from ocean view hikes and deep Redwood trails, midnight soaks in hot springs, and soaking in amazing sunrises and sunsets.
What are the steps?
First we chat
You connect with what you see and you want to get married in Big Sur. Once you fill out my contact form you can expect to hear back from me within 24 hours. Then we'll set up a discovery call to chat about your vision and answer any questions you may have.
Book your date
Once you know your date (or general idea) I'll send you an agreement with your Big Sur elopement package of choice. Once that's that's taken care of I'll start sending you my series of questionnaires that helps me understand what a meaningful day looks like for you. You'll then receive a custom guide filled with local vendors, location ideas, restaurant suggestions, airbnb/hotel options, and fun activities in the area of your elopement as well as the custom timeline for your wedding day.
Document your wedding and have the best celebration, ever.
You have a laid-back and unique wedding day in Big Sur that will leave you feeling excited and inspired while I document the organic and authentic moments. I'll guide you when needed but you'll feel so comfortable you might even forget I'm there. Your photos are then uploaded to your custom website and arrive in your inbox within 8 weeks of your wedding day (with sneak peeks within 24 hours).
I couldn't imagine having any other photographer capture our wedding day!
Evangeline was the first vendor we confirmed and she was kind and patient in helping us navigate the wedding planning process. She gave us advice, connected us with vendors, and when the pandemic unfolded she stood right there with us and helped put together a whole new plan. We are so grateful to Evangeline for all of the help and care she put into our day. I highly recommend working with her - especially if you are looking for an intimate, intentional, and unforgettable experience.
- Jessa Orluck
How did you get into photographing elopements?
I've never been a big wedding photographer and almost exclusively photographed weddings outdoors for 6 years but about 4 years ago there started a natural progression towards smaller more intimate weddings after going through some hard personal times. I found healing through hiking and nature and realized I just wanted to spend all of my time in the outdoors! It's where my soul comes alive. I just feel so fulfilled in every way. It's truly a gift to be able to do this for a living.
Where have you photographed so far?
Big Sur, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Petaluma, Malibu, Chicago, Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, Cape Cod, Catskills, Vermont, Brooklyn, Uruguay, San Miguel de Allende, Tulum, Cabo, Playa del Carmen and beyond. Everyone looks so relaxed and comfortable but I'm a little camera shy...
You're not alone in your concern almost all of my clients worry about this. Our relationship is built on trust and I promise you'll feel relaxed and calm (and have epic photos to show for it).
What's your travel process and how do you scout locations that you haven't been to?
Because I have almost 10 years experience photographing destination weddings my process is very smooth and streamlined. As soon as you book me I do extensive location research through Google, travel magazines, and groups I'm part of. This is a HUGE part of what I do for you. I then secure my flights, Airbnb, and car rental. I arrive 2-3 days in advance of your wedding and scout the location in person. When it's time for your wedding day I'll be your expert. You're not expected to do anything but show up and get married!
With so much going on in the world all we can really do is help and support others and I’m here for you.
We hired Evangeline with very little idea what we were after, except we knew we wanted to create some type of intimate elopement ceremony and it all came together beautifully! She guided us and thought of lots of things we wouldn't have considered, and remained very flexible. The photos are phenomenal; however, it's perhaps just as important to consider how much time you'll be spending with her. She felt like hanging out with a new friend on a very special day. We couldn't be happier!
I couldn't imagine having any other photographer capture our wedding day! Evangeline was the first vendor we confirmed. She gave us advice, connected us with vendors, and when the pandemic unfolded she stood right there with us and helped put together a whole new plan. We are so grateful to Evangeline for all of the help and care she put into our day. I highly recommend working with her - especially if you are looking for an intimate, intentional, and unforgettable experience
I am sobbing. You captured our elopement so perfectly everyone keeps saying it feels like they are there with us. We thank you so much for making us feel so comfortable throughout our day. You were so much more than just a photographer for us. We gave you a pretty tough task of our adventure elopement without knowing at all what we wanted. You exceeded all of our expectations.
-Jason and Kathy
—Jessa and Mickey
Big Sur, California—
— Daniela + Kaylee