Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

View WPJA photo stories from smaller weddings - WedElope | Choose love, not fear!

Big Sur, California Elopement Photo Story Award

The bride and groom cross the road hand in hand, on their way to intimate ceremony on the cliffs above the beach

Wedding Photography of bride and groom walking to ceremony

The bride and groom cross the road hand in hand, on their way to their intimate ceremony surrounded by family.

Like many couples this year, an elopement was not Ruby and Tyler’s first choice. For a Plan B, this did not turn out too bad! 

With the permits only allowing 10 guests, they had to be very frugal with their invitations. On a beautiful misty day in March, they were married on a cliffside in Garrapata State Park, Big Sur.

Surrounded by their families, and enveloped with love, they had an unconventional tequila shot to seal the deal as they were married. 

A romantic first dance, and a small walk into the woodland for some couple photos. The mist did not lift all day, it just added to the ethereal beauty of this bride.

Big Sur Elopement Image from the cliffs of intimate ceremony at Garrapata State Park

Garrapata State Park wedding ceremony pictures | The fog rolled in as the waves crashed below

The intimate ceremony was held on a cliffside in Garrapata State Park. The fog rolled in as the waves crashed below.

Big Sur, California outdoor ceremony wedding pic of a close family celebrating the couple

Big Sur, California outdoor ceremony wedding pics | A close family friend became ordained in order to marry the couple

A close family friend became ordained in order to marry the couple. And they are married! After a beautiful and brief ceremony, Ruby and Tyler are now official! Hands together and held aloft, they turn to their families. 

Intimate Big Sur wedding image of couple at their first dance right there on the cliff edge

Intimate Big Sur wedding image | The couple had their first dance right there on the cliff edge

The couple had their first dance right there on the cliff edge, surrounded by their families.

Big Sur California smaller sized wedding photography showing grooms father and sister taking slightly different photos

Big Sur California intimate wedding photography | The grooms father and sister take slightly different photos

The groom's father and sister take slightly different photos of the stunning landscape.

Big Sur CA Destination Wedding Photo of the couple Just married and finally alone

Big Sur - CA Destination Wedding Photographer | Just married and finally alone

Just married and finally alone, this kiss was for them.

Big Sur Wedding image by a California Photographer shows couple leaving Garrapata as husband and wife

Big Sur Weddings by a California Photographer | they leave Garrapata as husband and wife

With Tyler carrying Ruby's shoes, they leave Garrapata as husband and wife.