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Adventure elopement inspiration in Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon

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I’ve always dreamed of shooting an adventure elopement at Smith Rock State Park near Bend, Oregon and these two made my dreams come true! This was a perfect example of a laid back elopement with me. No frills. Just true love and a fun adventure in one of the most beautiful locations in Central Oregon.

Reagan did her own hair and makeup and her dress was from Bespoke Bride, located in Bend. Bespoke is a great place to try on a variety of wedding dress styles for your elopement.

Smith Rock State Park is such a cool place to visit. The rocks are volcanic and are said to have formed 30 million years ago. It’s rock climbers heaven. There are a bunch of routes you can climb that range from beginner to advanced. People come from around the world to climb at this magical location. A plethora of hiking trails are throughout the park from day hikes to backpacking adventures. It’s a must if you’re traveling through Central Oregon!

After we did some adventuring along the Crooked River we had their intimate ceremony overlooking Smith Rock State Park and the valley below. They said their vows. They laughed. They cried. And they had a little dance party cuz you gotta have a little fun on your wedding day! I’m so grateful to have met these two and have new friends. Thank you Reagan and Jared for sharing your story with me. :)

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Maui Adventure Elopement near Kahakuloa Hawaii

Crystal and Steve knew that a big traditional wedding wasn’t right for them. They’re both not a fan of being the center of attention and spending a lot of money on frivolous things. Their family and friends had a hard time understanding why they wanted to elope, but for them a private Maui adventure elopement was their dream. I think it’s important to stay true to what you want for your wedding day despite what others may think. There can be a lot of pressure in our society to have a big wedding, and I hope my photography can help inspire future couples to have the wedding day of their dreams.

They also decided not to have a minister during their ceremony. They wanted it to be just the two of them sharing their vows privately on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. I absolutely LOVED this idea. It made the whole experience super intimate and unique. Then they celebrated by popping champagne and going on an adventure with me!

Crystal and Steve had originally planned to elope in Norway, but their plans changed and they decided on Maui and an extended vacation enjoying our magical island. They told me they wanted something different than the usual Hawaiian beach and I knew exactly where I wanted to take them near Kahakuloa. And let me tell youuu, it was perfect. We had this spot all to ourselves. You just never know on an island, especially with the holiday approaching. So happy to be a part of your day you two! Thank you for including me on your very special day. :)

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Van and Bea's Honeymoon Adventure Session in Kapalua, Hawaii

Van and Bea were married in Philadelphia and flew to Maui for their honeymoon earlier this year. They decided to book a honeymoon adventure session in Kapalua with me to celebrate! They brought their wedding clothes with them, so they would have a large variety of wedding photos. City vibes from their wedding day and natural tropical vibes from their honeymoon. I loved that idea!

My good friend Barbara photographed their wedding and she referred me to this awesome couple when they mentioned they were coming to Maui. Barbara is a super talented photographer based on the east coast. We met at the Forest and Falls workshop a couple years ago and have stayed in touch over the years. One of my favorite aspects of attending workshops is meeting other talented creatives. Definitely check her out if you’re in need of a wedding photographer in Maryland or on the east coast!

We decided to explore Honolua jungle and Ironwoods Beach on the west side of Maui near Kapalua. The jungle there is like a fairytale wonderland and Ironwoods Beach is such an epic spot for cliffside photos at sunset. These two locations are perfect for Maui adventure sessions and creates a nice variety for my adventurous clients. Congrats you two! Hope to see you again next time your visiting Maui!

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