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.