Jamie and Nick. These two have the sweetest origin story (they grew up around the corner from each other!) and have such a warm, steady and super fun energy about them. They live right off the bike path in Playa Del Rey, and wanted to spend their engagement session doing one of their favorite things - riding down the beach and watching the sun set.
I rented a tandem bike in a valiant attempt to ride backwards and shoot them in action (bless my partner for entertaining this idea/volunteering to steer that disaster of a ship). We managed to get some great shots, and then hopped of the bikes to meander along the water's edge and dance along the san dunes.
They ended the session nuzzled in the cool sand as the sky grew dark.
location: limekiln state park officiant: lauren daCruz bouquet: unscripted design wedding rings: sea babe jewelry amy's engagement ring: kmi designs amy's: dress, shoes
jess's: jacket & pants, shirt, shoes
Amy left a message one Thursday morning - "hey, we're eloping in big sur. can you meet us there?"
After an late night drive through a heavy storm, my partner and I woke up at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur to the sounds of the river raging. Happily, the sun began to shine.
We met Amy & Jess and their officiant, local Lauren DaCruz on the beach at the edge of Limekiln State Park. Together we headed into the forest, towards a spot along the river's edge that they had scouted the day before. With my partner as their witness, Amy & Jess married. It was quiet. It was profound.
Afterwards, we scurried along the trails of Limekiln, my partner and I taking photographs and Amy & Jess just enjoying their first few moments as wives. Did I get a raging case of poison oak from taking a shortcut to nail one particular shot? I did. Was it worth it? It was.