Dave and Sarah elope under a Redwood Preserve, California.
Dave and Sarah love their life in Albuquerque, New Mexico but definitely had their sights set on trees that stand stronger and taller than any at home. Their day was quite meaningful and unique. Earlier in the year they scoped out an awesome Redwood Forest Preserve in Central California. They set the date and their family and closes friends flew in from around the states to witness them tying the knot under a massive canopy of Redwoods. The morning of their wedding day was spent gathering flowers from the market in San Francisco for Sarah’s bouquet. Later that day family and friends hiked in to the spot that Dave and Sarah discovered earlier on in the year. The trees stood tall and loved ones stood close as they watched Dave and Sarah exchange vows. It was unreal. Afterwards we trekked around the forest, took photos and then escaped to the beach for a few more. We then returned to the house they rented, which was strategically set up with a Taco Truck and a patio suited for awesome dance moves.
Will and Shannon elope in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.
Will and Shannon embraced an incredible ideal for the weekend they got married. They rented cabins in Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Texas panhandle), where they would have their close family and friends journey in, share meals and partake in an incredible celebration. All while in the belly of the second largest canyon in the United States.
Afterwards champagne, cake and toasts were shared amongst loved ones inside one of the cabins as a massive Texas thunderstorm passed above. It is always a beautiful thing to see a group of family and friends who have chosen to rally and do life together indefinitely. Cheers to that!
Brian and Leslie elope in Big Sur, California.
Knowing they wanted to elope, Brian and Leslie set their sights on Big Sur, one of the most beautiful places in the states. They stayed in an awesome cabin, got ready together and hiked into a massive grove of redwoods to tie the knot. They even skipped rocks in a river that ran next to the cabin. We then made our way along Highway 1, stopping and taking photos on rad cliff-sides.
Leslie and Brian returned to their hometown and had a big party to celebrate with family and friends.
Cody and Kristin elope in Yosemite Valley, California.
Kristin and Cody are good friends of mine who live in Oklahoma City. Cody used to work and live in Yosemite valley for a number of years, so naturally it is another home to him. I jumped on a plane, landed in Sacramento, California and drove my rental car as fast as it would take me, straight into Yosemite Valley. I was so stoked! Early the next morning I met up with Kristin and Cody at Camp 4, where we set out to climb for a few hours. As Kristin went back to the Ahwahnee Hotel to get ready, Cody and I climbed Manure Pile Buttress, a super fun multi-pitch route. This naturally evolved to us drinking some beers in the Merced River. It was awesome hearing his stories of life in the Valley and how stoked he was to marry Kristin only a few hours later. We then joined up with Kristin at the Ahwahnee, finished getting ready and headed out to complete their day of tying the knot.
Kristin and Cody had an awesome party back in Oklahoma City to celebrate their marriage with their close family and friends. Both of their celebrations were an incredible expression of their love for each other and their desire to shape their day in a way that perfectly reflects who they are.
Columbia River Gorge
Cody and Jessi elope in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
Jessi and Cody called me and asked if I knew of an awesome place in the Columbia River Gorge where they could elope. I knew just the spot. They jumped on a plane in Oklahoma City with their closes friends and flew out to Portland, Oregon. They all rented an awesome house in Hood River, toured local breweries and met me at a trailhead that would lead us to Wahclella Falls, where they would tie the knot. I even surprised them with a growler of my favorite IPA from Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River! And props to Jessi for hiking in while holding her dress above her head the entire time.
Jake and Kate elope in Mt Rainier National Park, Washington.
I met up with Jake and Kate in Mount Rainier National Park. We hiked to an awesome lake, where they got dressed together and exchanged vows by the help of two of their closest friends with Mt Rainer as the backdrop! After they got married they threw out a huge quilt and had an incredible picnic with all of the awesome food and champagne they hiked in, which included a box of the most amazing doughnuts you've ever had from Top Pot!