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Autumn & Justin | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Big Sur Elopement Videographer

 
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Autumn & Justin had a dream wedding on the California coast in Monterey and Big Sur. We traveled out to the Monterey Peninsula and stayed in the Pacific Grove / Carmel-by-the-sea area. It is seriously one of our favorite places on earth.

We met up with Autumn & Justin the day before their wedding to do a sunrise session on the Big Sur coastline. It was absolutely perfect with the foggy marine layer rolling over the mountains. The next day, their wedding day, was definitely one to remember!

They planned their ceremony on Pfeiffer Beach, which is about 45 minutes to an hour down the coast. There was construction that delayed everyone an extra 30-45 minutes. On top of that, their little bus almost tipped over trying to turn down the windy road and was turned around. The few guests who drove their own cars and random beach-goers had to shuttle everyone from the bus down the tiny 2 mile road.

After we were all on the beach, we quickly realized how insanely windy it was. We have never experienced wind that intense! Autumn lost her veil in a tree and a random guy climbed the tree to get it out. Everyone was getting pelted with sand and salt water. We found a little cove against the rock that helped protect us from a majority of the wind.

From there, everything fell into place and a beautiful wedding happened. It was such a sweet and special day and we loved being able to document it!

Enjoy, xoxo

VENDORS:

Ceremony Location - Pfeiffer Beach
Reception Venue - Monterey Tides
Florist - Swenson and Silacci Flowers
Baker - Layers Bakery Monterey
DJ - DC Events
Wedding Dress - JJ House
Suits - H&M
Rings - Shane Co.
H&MU- Blush Studio

 

Hawaii | Maui, Oahu, Kauai | Wedding Elopement Photographer Videographer

 
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In March, Devin & I & Devin’s dad went to Hawaii for the first time. Devin & I were headed there to shoot this incredible elopement at Haiku Mill on Maui, Hawaii.

We took full advantage of going to the islands though! We started our trip on Maui where we explored Haleakala National Park, which was breathtaking and surreal. We also drove the road to Hana and hiked through the bamboo forest to a waterfall, Waimoku Falls. We got to go on a whale watching boat ride as well! We absolutely loved Maui, the incredible surf in Poipu & all of the unbelievable landscape.

* More from our trip on the other islands, Oahu & Kauai below!

After spending time on Maui, we headed over to Oahu for a couple quick days. We went to Pearl Harbor, which was a very emotional experience. (All of those photos were taken on our cell phones since we didn’t want to bring in our cameras.) The following day, we drove the coast all the way around to the North Shore to check out the scenery, surf and adorable little towns. The blue waters blew my mind!

* More on our favorite island, Kauai, below!

Next & last stop on our Hawaii trip was the beautiful Kauai! We are OBSESSED with this island. It’s so quaint, filled with wild chickens & unreal landscape. We started our time here with a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tour & zip lining with Koloa. Both were absolutely amazing & we will forever recommend them! The next day was spent on Princeville golf course, Makai. The views were out of this world! We also saw a baby albatross! Next, was my birthday where we enjoyed a slow day on the beach. Lastly, we spent a day ATV’ing with Koloa and driving through Waimea Canyon. I can’t get over how gorgeous this island is!

* Both the zip line & ATV photos were taken on our phones, so they are not a part of this blog unfortunately.

We would love to go back, and maybe even go to the Big Island! We hope to book another wedding or elopement out there in the new future!