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A wedding couple at their airbnb in Joshua Tree.

Elope in Style: Your 2024 Guide to Joshua Tree Airbnb Weddings

Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it – Joshua Tree is basically Airbnb heaven and an architectural design lover’s paradise. It’s a perfect place for anyone wanting an intimate and unique wedding experience surrounded by captivating beauty and stylish accommodations that complement the landscape. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the […]

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A boho groom and bride holding lanterns next to Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park

A Jackson Hole Elopement in Grand Tetons National Park

I’ve recently had the incredible opportunity to capture the most magical elopement in the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Picture this: a picturesque mountain range stretching as far as the eye can see, crystal-clear lakes reflecting the peaks, and a couple deeply in love, ready to embark on their journey as Mr. and Mrs. It doesn’t get much dreamier than that!

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A couple in swimming suits kissing in a hot tub during their boudoir photos.

Embracing Intimacy: Couples Boudoir and How to Prepare for Your Steamy Session Photos

Embarking on a couples boudoir session is a daring yet intimate choice to capture the unique essence of your love. As a couples boudoir photographer, I offer seven key tips for a memorable experience. Prioritize open communication with your partner to establish comfort and expectations. Thoughtfully select wardrobe choices that complement each other and enhance your confidence. Embrace authenticity, allowing genuine moments to unfold naturally. Consider the setting, lighting, and ambiance to set the desired mood. Trust your photographer, relax, and enjoy the process. Personalize the session with sentimental items, ensuring your love story is beautifully and authentically captured.

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Couples Boudoir, Resources

A wedding couple kissing at night overlooking a desert canyon near Palm Springs.

Get Epic Night Sky Photos During Your Elopement or Engagement [2024 Guide]

In the world of wedding and elopement photography, couples are constantly seeking unique and breathtaking ways to immortalize their love stories. One trend that has taken the industry by storm is the incorporation of astrophotography (aka night sky photos) into engagement and elopement photos. Imagine exchanging vows under a blanket of stars or stealing a kiss under the Milky Way. In this blog post, we’ll explore the magical world of astrophotography and how it can elevate your engagement or elopement photos to celestial heights.

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A gothic plus size wedding couple in all black clothes standing near a cliff with red roses in the foreground.

A Spooky + Gothic Anniversary Session at Tettegouche State Park

We kicked off the day at the picturesque Gooseberry Falls, a location that perfectly embodied the couple’s desire for an authentic and whimsical photo shoot. P and T had expressed their dissatisfaction with their wedding photos, feeling they didn’t truly capture their playful and spooky personalities. So, we embarked on a mission to capture their essence in a way that truly resonated with them.

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A wedding couple dressed in all black on the southern Oregon coast surrounded a rock formations and the ocean.

An All-Day Elopement in the Redwoods and Southern Oregon Coast

We started our day surrounded by the majestic redwoods in Jedediah Smith State Park. As the sun filtered through the mists between the towering trees, K and H donned their more relaxed outfits, with K captivating everyone’s gaze in her stunning teal dress. We wandered through the woodland, soaking in the mystical atmosphere and indulging in some passionate Star Wars conversations. It was a dreamy start to an enchanting day.

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A gay couple kissing in the forest at sunset.

A Moody and Joy-Filled Engagement Session at Tettegouche and Split Rock

I met up with A + J at Gooseberry Falls to start off their engagement session. After that, we headed to the majestic cliffs of Palisade Head, the black beach, and we ended at Split Rock lighthouse for some astrophotography. Being gay myself, it was a delight to shoot this LGBTQ+ couple!

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A couple dressed in black at night on a black beach with a candelabra.

A Gothic Gooseberry Falls Engagement Session Straight Out of ‘Twilight’

It was a misty and blustery day on Minnesota’s north shore when I met up with T + M for their engagement session. As a photographer, I always look forward to capturing genuine moments and emotions, and I knew this I’d be able to create some serious magic with this moody and alternative couple.

We decided to start the shoot at Gooseberry Falls, a breathtaking location just north of Duluth. The sound of rushing water and the scent of nature’s freshness filled the air as we made our way to the stunning waterfalls. It was a sight to behold as T + M splashed around in the crystal-clear water, their laughter echoing against the rocky walls. The gentle mist enveloped them, giving the photos an ethereal touch. I couldn’t help but feel inspired by the raw and authentic love they shared as they joyfully splashed each other.

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A plus size wedding couple with the bride wearing a black dress kissing at Double Arch in Arches National Park.

A Snowy Moab, Utah Elopement at Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point

As the morning sunshine filtered through the windows of their cozy Airbnb, I arrived to capture the intimate moments of B + B getting ready for their special day. B’s excitement was electric as they received a gift – a pin adorned with precious photos of their late grandmother and brother. These loved ones held a special place in their hearts, and the pin served as a beautiful reminder that they were with them in spirit on this momentous occasion.

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Elopements, Intimate Weddings

A wedding couple with the groom in a green suit sitting on a log at Marymere Falls in Washington in Olympic National Park.

Bigfoot Crashed This Olympic National Park Elopement at Ruby Beach + Hoh Rainforest

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Today I have an extraordinary story to share with you about my recent photo shoot with an incredibly offbeat and unconventional couple, A + H. Buckle up and join me on this extraordinary journey through Olympic National Park!

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