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Southern California really holds a special place in my heart – and I hope that after you see Ling and Roy’s Laguna Beach Engagement Photos, that it’ll hold a special place in your heart too!! One of my favorite spots in SoCal is actually Laguna Beach… because I mean… WOW!! There’s some FIRE restaurants, acai […]

Laguna Beach Engagement Photos // Ling + Roy

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The Best Places to Elope in California // 2023 California Elopement Guide From the rocky coastal cliffs with a cool ocean breeze all the way to the desert – there’s ENDLESS possibilities when it comes to choosing a location for your elopement in California!! One of the hardest parts of planning your elopement is choosing […]

The Best Places to Elope in California in 2023

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Are you like me and have an ever-growing TBR list?! Do you keep purchasing books even when you have HANDFULS of books sitting on your shelves…. waiting for you to read them….? Honestly, I freaking get it!!! It’s addicting to head to Barnes and Noble, grab a coffee, and browse the aisles for hours! Or […]

Fictional Books I’ve Read in 2021

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Black Beach MN Elopement | Minnesota Elopement Photographer Who says you have to leave the Midwest to have the elopement of your dreams?! Chelsea and Gary’s Black Beach MN Elopement up on the North Shore of Minnesota will prove that totally wrong! Even though I would pack up and move to California in a heartbeat […]

Black Beach MN Elopement in Northern MN // Chelsea + Gary

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El Matador Beach Elopement in Malibu, California // Malibu Elopement Photographer When I arrived in sunny SoCal, I instantly knew that Eva and Sam’s elopement at El Matador Beach was going to be nothing short of intimate, special, and beautiful. If you ever been to Southern California (specifically the Malibu area) then you just know […]

El Matador Beach Elopement in Malibu, California // Eva + Sam

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When Sarah and Brandon booked their anniversary trip to Palm Springs, California from Colorado… they reached out to me INSTANTLY to capture their anniversary while visiting!! A couple emails later, I booked my trip to Palm Springs to help these two celebrate with a Palm Springs California Anniversary Session!! Sarah and Brandon live up in […]

Palm Springs California Anniversary Session // Sarah & Brandon

Palm Springs California Anniversary Session

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Who says relationships can’t survive long distance?!? Because Sam and Tyler’s relationship has definitely gotten stronger through long distance! And I can safely say, that from their Stillwater, Minnesota Engagement Session – that every word of that IS TRUE! Tyler is an active member of the military so that means a lot of time spent […]

Stillwater Minnesota Engagement Session // Sam + Tyler

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Taking care of your skin is freaking hard – let alone keeping your skin fresh, hydrated, and gleaming (queue Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”) on your elopement day!! That’s why I’m here to share with you these skincare products for your elopement day! After being on my own journey with my skin, I’ve tried dozens of […]

Minimalistic Skincare Products You Need For Your Elopement

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If you’re thinking that elopements aren’t as special or important as traditional weddings… I am HERE TO TELL YOU THAT elopements are JUST AS SPECIAL, if not MORE SPECIAL, than traditional weddings!! There’s soooo many ideas to make your elopement special. Your elopement can be extravagant, boujee, adventurous, simple, etc… Your elopement day can literally […]

15+ Ideas To Make Your Elopement Special and Unique

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Beach Engagement Photos in Malibu // California Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographer You can’t deny how gorgeous Malibu is, especially for your Malibu engagement session! The coastal city of Malibu offers unlimited, picturesque views, sandy beaches, and delicious seafood. So when Trang and Zach wanted to have their session in Malibu, I knew it was […]

Malibu Engagement Session // Trang & Zach

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Downtown Minneapolis Adventure Session | Minneapolis Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographer Minneapolis: Perfect Location to Celebrate Your Anniversary with Your Partner! Minneapolis definitely doesn’t seem romantic or glamourous… but every town has some secrets spots that make it romantic! Farah and Asif reached out to me about booking a Minneapolis anniversary adventure session to take […]

Downtown Minneapolis Anniversary Session | Farah & Asif

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Beach Anniversary Adventure Session on Oahu’s North Shore | Hawaii Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographer Oahu’s North Shore: The Best Location for Elopements, Vow Renewals, Anniversary Photos & Engagement Photos in Oahu, Hawaii! There’s no location more perfect for your Oahu North Shore Anniversary Photos… then the iconic North Shore of Oahu!! With beautiful surf […]

Oahu North Shore Anniversary Adventure Photos | Aleah & Seth

Oahu North Shore Anniversary Session

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The Best Airbnbs for Elopements in Minnesota If you’ve made your way to this blog post, chances are, you’re looking for an epic, unique airbnb that’s located somewhere in Minnesota so you don’t have to have your elopement with corn fields or cows… AND I AM HERE FOR IT! I’m here to show you some […]

Airbnbs for Elopements in Minnesota

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From the green-carpeted hills to the burnished orange of terracotta roofs, the winding waterways and delightful cuisine – Italy is a lesson in romance. Who wouldn’t want to elope in Italy?! AM I RIGHT? Whether you choose to elope in Italy for its beautiful landscapes and cities or for other personal reasons, it’s hard to […]

How to Elope in Italy \\ A Guide to Eloping in Italy (2023 UPDATED)

Verona, Italy

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Don’t mind me, I’m just going to close my eyes and wish I was back in San Clemente with Sophie and Brian for their California Elopement! I seriously cannot get over how freaking beautiful this beach was. The bluffs are so unique and stunning and watching surfers take on all these big waves – it […]

San Clemente California Elopement

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An adventurous destination wedding and elopement photographer livin’ in Minneapolis Minnesota that's obsessed with capturing the wild moments and reading about fictional worlds!

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