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Magical Santa Barbara Courthouse Elopement and sunset at the Four Seasons Biltmore Butterfly Beach

When I walked into the Biltmore to catch Katie getting ready her mama ran up to me and gave me a big ole hug and exclaimed, “I feel like I’m meeting a celebrity, it’s like I know you because of Instagram!!”. I pretty much thought that was the cutest thing ever because yeah she’s right she does know me! I’ve been so open and vulnerable on the ‘gram over the past few years so it was nice to hear she felt connected to me. We chatted, I observed, I documented, we laughed, they cried, I helped open multiple bottles of champagne. We piled into their rental car and sped our way through the streets of Santa Barbara to the courthouse. It was a blissfully gray day with very little people around town so it felt like we had the whole grounds to ourselves.

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Intimate Elopement at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, California

We stayed for a little while after and captured some group photos and all of the adorable long term committed couples (I’m looking at you, grandparents) before heading to Crystal Cove for portraits. We leisurely frolicked on the beach just the three of us and breathed in all of that natural beauty. One of my favorite things about photographing elopements on the beach at sunset is all of the variation of color from the golden hour to dusk.

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Bohemian Intimate Elopement in Joshua Tree National Park at Sunset | Los Angeles Elopement Photographer

Somehow Charlie and Victoria managed to not see each other until her father walked her down the dusty desert aisle! After the ceremony we meandered around the park for portraits and the epic desert sunset. Have you ever witnessed a sunset in Joshua Tree? If not you should add that to your bucket list as they are so dreamy.

As our time together came to a close Charlie turned to me and asked, “How does it feel to be a part of such an important day of someone’s life”. To which I replied, “Incredible”.

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Intimate Dinner Party Adventurous Elopement at a Private Estate in Ojai California

Cathy, a travel and adventure lover was sitting on an airplane one day flying across the country when she started chatting with the stranger sitting next to her. They spoke for hours about every topic under the sun. They shared stories, they laughed, they bonded over their mutual love of travel discussing all of the countries they have wandered to and the ones they hope to explore…and the rest, as they say, was history. Well, sort of.

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