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It always makes me so happy with couples are down for sunrise sessions, especially during the summer months when the beach is always so crowded during the day and specifically at sunset! Sunrise on the panhandle is the only time that you can truly get the beach mostly to yourself with the other few that decide to get up when the sun does!

S + C were up for it though. We met on the beach right before sunrise and dang it was a beautiful one!

Couples

June 4, 2021

Sunrise Okaloosa Island Pier Couple Session in the Florida Panhandle // Sven + Catherine

A man and a woman standing at the ocean line in their swimsuits sharing a kiss as the sun rises
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What an incredible place! I connected with D on Instagram a few months prior to heading out to Wyoming to location scout and I am so glad we did! I even got to meet their two little girls and spend time with their family.

D & D met up with me right outside of Grand Tetons National Park before I headed into the park for the day. The previous day the sky was so clear and the landscape so prominent, but when I woke up this morning it was completely foggy and there was a chill in the air. I was a little worried that the fog would hide the mountains too much, but I think it turned out to be a beautiful morning and even cleared up as the morning went on!

Couples

May 26, 2021

Foggy Sunrise Couple Session outside Grand Teton National Park in Jackson Hole, Wyoming // Demitri + Diana

A couple standing in a field facing each other as they share a kiss with the mountains behind them in Wyoming
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When you make your elopement day unapologetically you, you end up with a day full of stress free fun and lots of laughter. I don’t think they stopped laughing the entire afternoon!

Elopements

May 22, 2021

Summer Afternoon Alabama Elopement in Orange Beach // Matt + Sara

Couple taking big bites of hamburgers and french fries as their wedding day meal
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L and I became good friends last year, in 2020, when we were both new to Destin, Florida. L having moved from out west and me from Tennessee. In a short span she became a good friend to me and it was so bittersweet when she moved, but I couldn’t be more happy for her and J!

Fast forward to 2021 she moved and is living in Washington with her person. She and J met while in college, but continued to keep in touch years later. I love the love they have for each other and was so honored to capture it while in Seattle visiting and getting to know J better. They were the best hosts and it was amazing getting to see the city through their eyes. L and I even took some time to go hike at Mt. Rainer National Park! I might be biased, but L only deserves the best and J is absolutely that for her!

Adventure Session, Couples

May 21, 2021

Seattle’s Elliott Bay Adventure Engagement Session in Washington // Jon + Lauren

A couple standing on the edge of the water with the seattle skyline in the background as the man is dipping his partner and giving her a kiss during their Washington engagement photos
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I am not normally an early morning person, but Bo and Faith were so fun to hangout with and made getting up early worth it! Plus I love that they decided to have a charcuterie board at 7:30 AM (never too early for one!) It is always cool learning about those I work with because sometimes we figure out that they live close to where I went to college:)

Couples

May 4, 2021

Sunrise Beach Picnic Couple Session on Okaloosa Island in Florida // Bo + Faith

A couple sitting in the sand with the large dunes in the background playing the guitar
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Eloping in New Orleans? If you rush into this without any thought there is a good chance you will end up in NOLA at a ridiculously busy or sweltering hot time, which if that is what you want then more power to you! There are three things to think about when planning your New Orleans elopement: time of year, where to stay and how you want to spend your day.

Elopement Destinations, Planning Resources

April 19, 2021

3 Things to Think About Before You Elope in New Orleans

Woman running in a wedding dress through the streets of New Orleans during her French Quarter elopement
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The Big Easy, N’Awlins, NOLA, Paris of the South, Crescent City – a few of the colorful nicknames for New Orleans – is known for its food, music, history, Mardi Gras festivities and happens to be one of my favorite cities! I have been to New Orleans too many times to count and I always find something new and exciting to try. If you choose to have an urban elopement in New Orleans, there are so many things you can incorporate into your day that are unique to the city, from second line parades to muffalettas! 

Informational, Planning Resources

April 19, 2021

9 Things To Do During your New Orleans Elopement

Jackson Cathedral in Jackson Square in New Orleans
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I so often feel that the east coast of the USA is so overlooked when it comes to elopements. It isn’t just the western USA that has stunning landscapes and exciting cities! The east has all that and more! Here is a list of 6 locations in the eastern USA that I think make beautiful and unique elopement locations. 

All, Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

March 17, 2021

6 Incredible Eastern USA Elopement Locations

Man smiling so big after seeing his bride for the first time all dressed up as they do their first look on the pedestrian bridge in Nashville, Tennessee
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FLORIDA DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // EMERALD COAST VOW RENEWAL Would you believe me if I told you we did all this in one hour?! The sky changed SO much in the span of that hour and it made for some amazing shots! Last year Trevor and Taylor, instead of moving their wedding back, moved it […]

Elopements

March 14, 2021

STUNNING STORMY BEACH VOW RENEWAL IN DESTIN, FLORIDA // TREVOR + TAYLOR

Couple sharing a kiss with a dramatic storm brewing in the background during their one year vow renewal
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Some of the couples that I work with have the most outgoing personalities once you they get comfortable with me and we laugh the entire second half of the session 🤩 I met B + J while photographing J’s sisters wedding in 2020 so when I was asked to do another sisters wedding I couldn’t say no! J is one of 4 girls and so am I so it made it even more special to now be asked to do 2/4 girls weddings.

They both have a sweet tooth, which I mean who doesn’t sometimes, so we bonded over our love of sweet treats! I am so incredibly excited to celebrate them with their family in friends this coming November!

Couples

March 4, 2021

Fun Summer Engagement Session at the Destin Commons and Henderson Beach State Park // Ben + Jessica

A couple leaning up against a white wall looking at each other and holding their hands during their engagement photos at the Destin Commons