A Maternity Redwoods Shoot (with their labradoodle dog!) at Ventana Big Sur. Hair and makeup by Kristina Curtis Beauty.

Okay, this wedding is something I have waited too long to share. The bride, Kate, went above and beyond and wrote ALL about her wedding including tons of clutch advice for other couples planning their elopement, intimate wedding, or wedding in Big Sur. So, the words you read will be those of Kate. Thank you, […]

An intimate vineyard private wedding (micromony) combining two cultures, with Zoom attendees from five countries When S + J contacted me, they told me of their postponed big Nepalese wedding, and how heavy their hearts were that all of the bride’s family couldn’t attend their new micromony at romantic De Tierra Event’s Hacienda House. But, […]

Meet the Carmel Highlands locals who eloped in their dreamy backyard. A+P hosted their elopement (with four guests, the officiant, and me) in their own backyard justttt before Big Sur (technically Carmel Highlands) and then we headed to a private beach for iconic vibes. I knew it was going to be stylish as hell because […]

Finally, I’m back photographing proposals in Big Sur after the long closure! Damn, it felt good to photograph my first proposal back since the start of the pandemic. Big Sur has been closed for MONTHS, and Q proposed just days after it reopened (keep up to date on COVID-19 closures here). It was so cool […]

There are so many beautiful places in Big Sur to elope. So here is a guide on how to narrow down the right spot for you as a couple. Rivers, forests, beaches, cliffs, mountaintops…I can think of 100 spots off the top of my head that have magical energy or secluded or romantic or easy […]

You might want to elope in Big Sur… ….because of the romantic restaurants, quiet redwood groves, windy cliffs and stunning beaches….or maybe you initially wanted to have a big wedding in Big Sur but quickly realized it wasn’t for you…maybe because of the difficulties in booking one of the few venues or the logistics for […]

These two Swedes were staying at Ventana when he proposed. After a celebratory proposal picnic, complete with champagne and rose petals, they followed me up the coast of Big Sur in their Porsche convertible rental. Since he had chosen midday, lighting can be tough but luck was on our side and they were cool about […]

Big Sur has a special energy that it is known for and so I’m not surprised so many couples choose to have their baby moon in Big Sur. To soak up the serenity, feel close to nature, hit a spa, and often have maternity photos taken. Read on for three tips to help you make […]

Loved meeting this Texas couple about to have their beautiful baby! They were on their babymoon vacationing at Ventana Big Sur. The perfect trip to take some stunning maternity photos in the redwood forests of Big Sur! So excited for these soon-to-be-parents to meet their beautiful little one and wishing them all the luck in […]

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