Megan & Chris, Married on the Mendocino Coast

Not really knowing where we’d be going, the morning of the elopement all we knew was ‘hiking shoes will definitely be in order, and it looks like it may have rained some last night so it may be muddy’.

Megan and Chris eloped on the Mendocino Coast all the way from Ohio.  Joining them were their parents, myself and Vanna of Elope Mendocino. We all snuggled in closely right there on the edge of the earth, over-looking the Pacific Ocean, raindrops and all.  Another magical elopement. God, I love my JOB!

Elopement Coordination and officiation // Vanna Freeberg, Elope Mendocino

Florals // Rosa of LR Farm

Hair & Makeup // Marianella of M Salon

Kristen & Mike, expecting baby #1 so soon! 

I’ve known Kristen since the day she was born because she is my cousin! And since we’re ten years apart, I honestly do remember her since she was a little baby. Her family lived far enough away we didn’t grow up together, but there were always intentional family gatherings we share so many memories with,  so even tho I couldn’t tell you how well she did in sixth grade basketball, I can tell you where she was on their vacation every Labor Day since her older brother was a baby… we spent that weekend together in Fort Bragg! So much has happened in her family and mine over the years, and we’ve still kept the tradition going. Now to be able to take photos for her and her family is a true honor; family pictures, engagement pictures and now baby bump pictures!  

These two are going to be phenomenal parents. Without a doubt.  

Eloped on the Mendocino coast! 

These two beauties eloped right here on the Mendocino Coast. The light was perfect (overcast skies make my heart skip a beat on a shoot day!) and their attire was just as perfect, if not even better… just look for yourself! 

Coordination: Elope Mendocino 

Florals: LR Farm

Minna & Chris, Eloped at the Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California

Have I mentioned how much I truly love being an elopement photographer? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I am all in when it comes to meeting with my new clients a year or nine months before their wedding and helping them meticulously plan their photography timeline. But with elopements there’s a free-spirited, go with it kind of freedom that I just don’t get with the bigger weddings. Enter stage left Minna & Chris. These two (and their children!) sliced a part of their lives out for their vows to each other away from home, smack dab on the Mendocino Coast at the Elk Cove Inn and Spa in Elk, California. And who was there to capture more than just a couple pretty portraits and so many fun, candids moments? Yep. Me.

I’m so honored to be a part of what I like to call the A-team with ECIS.  It’s a fantastic group of wedding vendors, and it’s a fantastic venue.


Venue: Elk Cove Inn and Spa

Florals: LR Farm

Cake: A Sweet Affair


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