This elopement takes my breath away.
Erin is a painter; Thomas is a composer. They both knew they didn’t want a big, expensive wedding. It was difficult for their families to not be there for the ceremony, but they knew this was what fit them best. They flew from New York City to Big Sur, California, and they stripped the wedding down to its core. There were no frills– just two people in love committing to each other for the rest of their lives.
Soaring Starkey was such a wonderful officiant. She personalized the entire ceremony to fit Erin and Thomas, and she was such a pleasure to work with, ever considerate of my photography needs on top of creating the most amazing experience for the bride and groom.
I just love the sheer emotion that runs through this elopement.
In the middle of the ceremony, Soaring stepped aside to let Erin and Thomas speak directly to each other, just the two of them.
Erin’s BCBG dress was just stunning. It was so beautiful and fitting for the unique occasion.
Soaring also provided Erin and Thomas with a full script of the entire ceremony, including both of their stories about how they first knew that they were “the one” for each other.
Finally, after the ceremony we had time to roam Pfeiffer Beach for some beautiful portraits. It was such an incredible experience to be there in Big Sur, surrounded by the grandeur of the California Coast. This was one of those days I really just looked around in disbelief– I have the best job ever. This was a Monday afternoon, no less!
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Congratulations, Erin & Thomas! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with me. It was an absolute honor.