2017 was a wonderful year! Hello 2018 on the Mendocino Coast

What can I say? 2017 was a fantastic year for Tammie Gilchrist Photography. I managed to shoot all kinds of weddings, elopements, marriage proposals, families, birthdays…the list goes on and on.  As usual, I stayed here on the coast for just about every event minus a few gigs up hwy 128 or down hwy 1 towards Gualala. I did travel to Iceland and England but just brought the iPhone, and didn’t set up any gigs there ahead of time. Darn it!

I am very late to the party when it comes to keeping up with blogging, so here’s a few photo collages of what I was up to in 2017…

Locations: Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Point Arena California // Toll House, Anderson Valley California // Goat Rock Point Arena California // Boonville California // Agate Cove, Mendocino California // Russian Gulch, Mendocino California // Heritage House, Mendocino California

Locations: Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Glass Beach, Fort Bragg California // Heritage House, Mendocino California // Boonville, California // Point Arena, California // Mackerricher State Park, Fort Bragg California // Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Jughandle State Park, Caspar California // Westport California

Locations: Agate Cove, Mendocino California // Mendocino California // Inn at Newport Ranch, Fort Bragg California // Jughandle State Park, Fort Bragg California // Glass Beach, Fort Bragg California // Albion River Inn, Albion California // Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Fort Bragg California

Locations: Ten Mile State Beach, Fort Bragg California // Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Jughandle State Park, Caspar California // Agate Cove Inn, Mendocino California // Big River Beach, Mendocino California // Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg California

Locations: Ten Mile beach, Fort Bragg California // Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // Stanford Inn, Mendocino California // Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino California // Cypress Grove, Mendocino California // Agate Cove Inn, Mendocino California // Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg California // Holly’s Ocean Meadow, Fort Bragg California

Locations: Elk Cove Inn and Spa, Elk California // The Inn at Newport Ranch, Fort Bragg California // Ward Ave beach, Fort Bragg California // Cypress Grove, Mendocino California // Mendocino headlands, Mendocino California.

Locations: Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino California // Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino California // Cypress Grove, Mendocino California // The Inn at Newport Ranch, Fort Bragg California // Cypress Grove, Mendocino California

It really does take a village for each and every one of these events to happen.  Venue, hair, makeup, coordinators… the list goes on and on.  I love our Mendocino Coast A-team!!! (wonder who they are? I’m happy to get you in contact with all of us!)  But special love to Elope Mendocino for a lovely year. All those ‘Agate Cove’ elopements and weddings were because of Vanna! Thank you <3

It was a BEAUTIFUL year full of love, laughter and it looks like WIND! 😉 Looking forward to all my current 2018 clients and would love to add a few more to my calendar…so if you see my work and it really resonates with YOU give me a ring, email me, find me on Facebook…I’d LOVE to work with you!

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.

Vendors:

Venue: Elk Cove Inn and Spa

Florals: LR Farm

Cake: A Sweet Affair

 

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