Best of 2018 >> adventure weddings and elopements in Hawaii and the western US

Wow. 2018 was a doozy. I love doing this yearly roundup because it really puts everything into perspective and reminds me how wonderful the past year was! I am feeling so grateful for all of you that trust me and include me on one of the most important days of your lives. What a blessing it is!

In February, I attended an adventure wedding workshop at Yosemite National Park with The Hearnes and Maddie Mae. This experience was a game changer for me and gave me the clarity to focus on my passion for adventure elopements and small weddings.

In May, I flew to San Diego to shoot an intimate backyard wedding. It was such a lovely celebration with their family and close friends. Garret and I rented a campervan (our dream car…currently on the search for one!) and explored Joshua Tree National Park together. Definitely one of my new favorite places in the world. I would love to head back there for an elopement some day! Then we hopped back to Hawaii and I shot their honeymoon adventure session in Waimea Canyon on Kauai.

Spent the next couple months in Hawaii and then flew to Truckee, California to photograph an epic wedding at Sugar Bowl Resort on Lake Mary in August. Their rock climbing day-after session was a HUGE highlight of the year! Came back to Maui and then back to Yosemite National Park in September for an adventure engagement session and celebrated my birthday in the valley with rock climbing lessons. A terrifying and awesome experience!

In November, I photographed an eco-friendly wedding on Maui which was also a favorite. I’ll be sharing more from this wedding in the future and really hope it inspires my future couples to create weddings that are sustainable and care for our earth. Finished off the year on Oahu with an adventure elopement and the sweetest couple from New Zealand. It was such a fulfilling way to end the year. 🙂

My goals for 2019

Outsource – this year I definitely reached a breaking point with my work load. I’m committing to outsourcing the business tasks that I don’t need to do, so that I can create more time to spend with my loved ones, enjoy personal adventures, and give more of my energy to my clients.

Give back to the land – I love my partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects planting 50 trees for every shoot booked, but I want to do more. Currently looking for new partnerships and projects to be a part of to help educate and preserve the natural areas in our country. If you know of a meaningful project that needs help please contact me!

Travel by campervan – My husband and I would love to travel more on the mainland during the summer and fall months….which means I’m available for adventure elopements in Oregon, Washington, California, and Utah!! We’ve been on the hunt for a campervan, so we have a mainland rig for adventures. I’ll be heading to Bend, Oregon in May for some sessions and would also LOVE to shoot in the Redwood National Forest and the Oregon Coast this year. Utah is another bucket list location I would love to see again. We road tripped there a few years ago, but would be thrilled to explore new areas there and shoot some adventure elopements!

Phew. What a year. When I look back on the year I feel enormous gratitude for all of the amazing humans I’ve had the honor of connecting with. I wouldn’t have had so many epic experiences if it wasn’t for all of YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂


Naomi! What an incredible year! I was happy to meet you as a part of 2018! Keep kicking butt in 2019!

WOW! 2018 was an amazing year for you! Every photo showcases a beautiful adventure elopement. I can’t wait to see what adventures you have in 2019!

Goooooodness!! What an absolutely stunning group of photos! We’re headed to Kauai in May and the makes me even more excitedN gorgeous work!

The workshop with Maddie and the Hearnes was transformative for me, too! I can really see your love of adventure in your work. I can’t wait to see what amazing adventurous elopements and weddings you capture in 2019!

I am still picking my jaw from the ground!!!! What a stunning adventure elopements collection!

Wow what a great year you have had!!! Congrats!!

Those Yosemite elopements are beautiful and LOVING the rock climbing elopement shots.

Gorgeous photos! Beautiful collection of images from your adventure elopements! What a treat to photograph all these in Hawaii! Wishing you much adventure in 2019!

Love how you were able to travel so much in 2018, not to mention shooting so many adventure weddings and elopements in Hawaii! Here’s to 2019!

Wow you had an amazing year it looks like as some of the best adventure elopement photographers in Hawaii! Your images are stunning!!! Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings to you!

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