You wake up from a restful sleep in a rustic cabin in a forest.
You spend a relaxing morning cooking breakfast together excited about the day ahead, instead of nervous about the details… because today you’re not putting on a show
You are spending the day celebrating your love by adventuring around Big Sur with your best friend.
Enjoying intimate moments together, laughing together, and enjoying the outdoors.
After a day of exploring and enjoying amazing views, you make your promises to each other at sunset on a cliff over the ocean.
Sound like your dream wedding day? Meet your big sur elopement photographer below!
...Justin smiled across at his bride, Laura. As they share vows, both holding back sobs and taking turns wiping tears from the other's cheek, my eyes are misty behind the camera too.
The shared emotions.
The real, deep love.
The big, goofy smile during a first look.
The tears forming during the vow exchange.
The celebration and immense happiness when you're officially married!!!
This is why I do what I do. Getting to be a part of one of the most important and intimate days in your life, I do not take lightly. During every elopement I find myself sharing in the joy with my couples, laughing and crying right alongside you.
I've been a professional photographer for 7 years, ranging from landscape and travel photography to portraits. When I started photographing adventure elopements, I realized I found what I was meant to do. This is why I became a Big Sur elopement photographer, and why I've created an experience for my couples so that I am with you every step of the way, from planning your dream elopement day all the way to sending you your final gallery full of memories you'll cherish forever.
Hey! I'm Kasey
Where to elope in Big Sur? How to elope in Big Sur? In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know to plan your Big Sur Elopement!
Decided on a California elopement but not sure which location to choose? This post is for you! The best locations to elope in California from the perspective of a California elopement photographer.
Budgeting can feel overwhelming, this guide will help navigate budgeting for your Big Sur elopement as well as tips for being cost-effective.
As a Big Sur elopement photographer, I meet lots of couples who tell me they don't want to throw a huge party, they don't want to spend the day trying to please everyone but themselves, or spend months stressing over wedding details. My response is that this is completely okay. In fact, it's more than okay - it's awesome! It's your wedding day celebrating your relationship, and it should look and feel however you want. What ignites your soul? What makes you feel excited? What is special to you and your partner? These are the questions I want you to ask yourself when thinking about your elopement. You shouldn't have to worry about what anybody else thinks, but you.
“I have a big collection of photos where I look like a clumsy and awkward scarecrow. I always freeze when a camera turns my way. Working with Kasey for our wedding was an amazing experience, she had us moving around and interacting, we didn't feel awkward and the photos are amazing. We were astonished - who knew we were models in the rough!”
-Suzy & Paul
Big Sur is one of the most iconic locations to elope in California, and it's no surprise why! Check out N & B's dreamy Big Sur elopement starting in the redwoods at Glen Oaks for their ceremony, and ending with sunset photos on the epic coastal bluffs!
I will help you figure out where your perfect place to elope is if you haven’t already decided. I have scouted and explored different beautiful locations in California and know all of the best epic spots! I will also help you craft a timeline to get the best lighting for your photos, the smallest crowds at your location, and make the most of your day.
Don’t know where to stay or what to do while you’re there? I got you! Once I get to know you and your vision I can recommend lodging that fits your style and activities that you’ll love.
Don’t know how to do this legally? Don't worry, I got you! I will send you everything you need to know to get a marriage license and permits for your location.
Big Sur is the most sought after location for elopements in California, and for good reason! I cannot say enough amazing things about Big Sur. From the beautiful cliffs over the ocean to the majestic redwoods it is the perfect place for a dreamy elopement experience.
There are so many different ways to experience Big Sur on your wedding day! There are endless options from luxury hotels and venues, to epic camping locations and beautiful state parks. You can take a nice drive down the scenic highway 1, or spend the day enjoying a picnic above the ocean.
Elopements give us the opportunity to explore some of the earth’s most epic places, but while we do so it’s important to remember to take care of and be respectful of our environment. As a California elopement photographer, I make sure to practice leave no trace principles in all of my activities, including elopements.