Big Sur Elopement

Big Sur Elopement Photographer

Big Sur, man. There aren’t a lot of places more beautiful than the winding roads and cliffs from this part of California. You’ll instantly fall in love with the intimacy and seclusion of these rugged cliffs overlooking the golden coast. I just want to look off into the sunset pretending I am a character in Pretty Little Lies.

I grew up in California, so I knew what kind of treat I was in for with this small family elopement. And that’s why I was so excited when Killion and Ali reached out to me about being their photographer big day here! So I left Colorado and met with these two love birds for their big day in Big Sur!

They had decided early on they wanted to share their elopement vows in the same location in that they got engaged at. Who could blame them?The location was epic with big views of the cliffs and ocean behind them. Killion and his dad even made an arch for them to get married under! We were ready to roll on this epic elopement day!


Bride and Groom in Big Sur Elopement

We started off the elopement with the first look overlooking the lagoon below. I can’t get over how much I love first looks. The groom always has the same jaw dropping expression. It’s just one of those moments you love to capture!


Bride getting ready for first look at Big Sur Elopement
Bride at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at first look in Big Sur Elopement

Next we headed down to the elopement ceremony location where Killion and Ali shared their vows and ring exchange in front of a small group of family members. I don’t think I’ve seen a groom more excited for a first kiss than Killion was that day. He was rubbing his hands together in anticipation of the big smooch!


Bride and Groom Vow Ceremony at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Vow Ceremony at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Vow Ceremony at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Vow Ceremony at Big Sur Elopement
Groom Holding Ring at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Ring Exchange at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Ring Exchange at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Ring Exchange at Big Sur Elopement
First Kiss at Big Sur Elopement
First Kiss at Big Sur Elopement

We then disembarked from the family and went exploring to a number of locations on the coast line for the rest of their adventure. I have really fallen in love with beach elopements this summer and this one was a big reason why. There is something about being at the ocean where you let yourself go. Your body, mind and spirit are free to let loose and be one with the moment. These two took in the afternoon colors with dancing, rock jumping and lots of kisses before we jumped to the next spot to chase sunset.


Bride and Groom Hiking at Big Sur Elopement
Bride on the Beach at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Dancing at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Dancing at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom Dancing at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom kissing at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom in the tide pools at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom in the tide pools at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom in the tide pools at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom kissing on rock in ocean at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom posing at sunset at Big Sur Elopement
Groom holding bride on rock at the ocean at Big Sur Elopement
Groom kissing bride at sunset at Big Sur Elopement
Bride dancing with groom at Big Sur Elopement
Bride dancing with groom at Big Sur Elopement

This next photography spot was totally spontaneous and it was a gem. We happened to find an arch that had the sunset beaming through it. We were all shocked that we stumbled upon something so rugged and beautiful. We ran around the waterfront area while the sun put on an epic light show for us to take in!


Bride running at Big Sur Elopement
Bride hiking at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom dancing by the ocean at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom at sunset for Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom at Big Sur Elopement
Bride with her dress at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and Groom posing near ocean at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom kissing at Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at Big Sur elopement
Bride and Groom at sunset for Big Sur Elopement
Bride and groom at sunset for Big Sur Elopement

It was the perfect way to cap off such an intimate, fun and adventurous elopement. I really can’t thank these two enough for letting me be their photographer for their elopement. It was an experience I’ll never forget and I cant wait to get back Big Sur to photograph future elopements!




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Bride putting on moms necklace at Big Sur Elopement
Bride putting on moms necklace at Big Sur Elopement
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Bride and mom hugging at Big Sur Elopement
COMMENTS

What a beautiful elopement !! I love their arch. I live in Big Sur and can’t quite place your location, awesome to see a new perspective! Great images.

Big Sur really does not get enough love, but maybe that is a good thing 😉 Also her dress is insane!

Such a stunning location!! =) Love how fun the couple are! It really show in the photos!

Oh my gosh I am LIVING for those sunset pictures! SO GORGEOUS!

I just love beach elopements! Her dress is amazing, love the detail!

This looks like a beautiful day and they look so happy!!

These are gorgeous! They look like such a fun and happy couple and you captured that so well.

Big Sur is such a gorgeous location for an elopement. You captured the location and their love perfectly!

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