Adventure Elopements

Intimate Maui Elopement at the Sacred Garden of Maliko in Makawao, Hawaii


Emily and John wanted to have an intimate elopement ceremony at the beeeaaauuutiful Sacred Garden of Maliko located in Makawao, Hawaii (my home town!). The Sacred Garden is located in a gulch on the north shore of Maui in the lush tropical jungle. There is such a peaceful energy that you can feel when you arrive. We had their ceremony inside the labyrinth along the creek surrounded by big trees and the birds singing above.

The labyrinth has been known to be a spiritual path of pilgrimage that can help you gain clarity in life and a time to send your prayers to the universe. What a special place to exchange your vows and become husband and wife! After their wedding ceremony we went on a little adventure along the coast near Paia to catch the soft sunset light and breathe in the salty ocean air. We dodged cow patties laughing along the way and we were blessed with an incredible moon rising that filled all of us with an incredible amount of joy. Thank you Emily and John for such a special evening and for choosing me to be your Maui Elopement Photographer. It really is a blessing!

Location: Sacred Garden of Maliko
Officiant: Eve Eschner Hogan, Founder of the Sacred Garden
Florist: Floral Designs Maui

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


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 in Kapalua, Hawaii

Oh my goodness it’s been a busy summer! I’m finally back on the blogging train and excited to share all of my recent adventures in Hawaii. Vicky and Wayne wanted variety for their Maui adventure session, so we decided to explore the Honolua jungle and Ironwoods Beach for sunset. This is such a fun combo for photo sessions in Kapalua that offers greenery, beach, and epic cliffside views on the edge of the ocean. It’s a photographer’s dream!

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