AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT is a different kind of elopement experience. A simple straight forward elopement is just the two of you saying your "I do's" to an officiant; the paperwork is signed, and you're married. Maybe you only book an hour of photography and you move on with your life. Eloping doesn't have to be less than an incredible experience. It's not selfish to want your wedding to be intimate. And you can make it an adventure to remember for the rest of your lives. Let the adventure begin!
Each couple's motivations for wanting an intimate wedding experience is unique to them. It may be financially driven, it may be to escape challenging family dynamics, it may be because you want to feel good on your wedding day and being the center of too much attention makes you want to crawl under a rock. Whatever your reasons, choosing to elope, with just the two of you or with just a few people in attendance, is not selfish. It is a day to celebrate your decision to walk this life with another person. Your elopement should be the best day of your life, and you get to decide what that looks like.
Choosing to elope is choosing to prioritize your experience over pleasing anyone else. It's choosing to get married your way; the where, how, when, and what are solely dictated by your own wants and desires to make your wedding experience authentically yours.
WHY ELOPE IN MENDOCINO
Mendocino is an epic place for your adventure elopement; rocky coastline, virgin beaches, redwood forests, lush vineyards, and a quaint small village. There's no shortage of places to explore, but don't worry if hiking isn't your jam. There are plenty options for the less athletically inclined that just love nature. Being a long time local to the Mendocino Coast I know all the secret gorgeous spots with very easy access. And there are lots of unique places to stay; glamping in style, victorian b&bs, spa hotels, and more.
HOW TO ELOPE
Eloping may seems daunting, but it's actually not super complicated. I'll help to alleviate all the stress. Once you decide to book with me, I'll custom craft an all-day itinerary filled with locations to fit your interests, vendors that fit your vibe, and accommodations you'll love. I'll walk you through how to take care of the legal stuff to make it official, and help you with any permits you might need.
Your "how to elope" is going to be as unique as you and your partner are. Only you know what's most important to you. My ultimate end goal is helping you to have an amazing day where you get to marry the love of your life. It's important to me that I do everything in my power to allow you to enjoy and experience it all, without bringing any unnecessary stress to your day. I don't focus on staged photos, but instead lean in to capturing the real moments as they happen. We'll craft a full day of fun and adventure. I'll show you a Mendocino Adventure like only a local can. We'll visit some of the prettiest places on the planet. You are in charge of everything, but I'm there to make your dream wedding a reality. And, don't worry about the photography. The backdrop will be epic and you'll be free to revel in it and your love. I'm very good at directing as needed, but also can sense when you've got this and let you take the lead. Your love and friendships are the guiding force for the pictures I capture. I seek to document your relationships and the love you have for the most important person in your life. This is so much more than a photoshoot. You hire me because my vision resonates with you. You trust me to use my art and craft to capture one of the most important days of your life, leaving you to experience all the fun, without worrying about the photography. You aren't just hiring a photographer, you're hiring a memory maker. You know I'll deliver an honest and beautiful documentation of your love story.
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