Frenchies with Bow Ties, An Elopement » Orange County Wedding Photographer

She sent me an email from NYC asking if I would be able to meet her in Newport Beach.  She and her fiance were coming into Newport to do a quiet ceremony in her hometown that included just their immediate families.  And her pup, but of course.  How could I have possibly said no?

When my son was born, I didn’t want to photograph another wedding.  I mean, I had a great, long 15-year career in weddings, why wouldn’t I want to continue to do it?  At the time, I felt like I had to dedicate my weekends to be with my new version of family and that was that.  I photographed my last official wedding in July 2013.

As my son got older, I realized I missed parts of what life was like being a wedding photographer…no, not the long days or the long weeks of editing…but I missed the emotions of joy and giddiness, the looks of love and the laughter of new adventures!  In the last few years, I have slowly started to take on more intimate weddings and even, elopements.  And you know what?  I absolutely love them!

It is truly amazing how much more connected you are to each other when there are fewer people to focus on during a wedding day.  It’s quiet, a bit more casual, and way less tense.  The bond that is created between me and them is pretty unique – I get to share something so intimate and so life changing…and it humbles me, while it also inspires me.

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