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

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. 

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MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photo Story Award

MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA small wedding - bride and groom exchanging vows on a beautiful sunny day

MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA Elopement Photography | The wedding ceremony took place on the MacCallum House lawn followed by a reception in the dining room

The bride and groom exchanging vows.

There's nothing more beautiful than a sunny day after a rain storm at the ocean. The tree-lined cypress grove and shimmering ocean were Meghan and Daniel's stage and the beginning of their special day and life together.

Meghan and Daniel were married in Mendocino, California at the MacCallum House Inn. Meghan's parents were married in Mendocino many years before. Meghan wanted a simple, small ceremony in Mendocino just like her mom. The wedding ceremony took place on the MacCallum House lawn followed by a reception in the dining room. 

Mendocino, CA bride getting ready in the water tower room before the wedding ceremony

CA Wedding Photography of Bride Getting Ready | beautiful window light on the bride

The bride getting ready in the water tower room with beautiful window light on her thoughtful moment.

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CA Elopement Ceremony Photography of Bride with Dad | The bride and her dad just before he walks her down the aisle

The bride whispering to her dad just before he walks her down the aisle.

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Northern California Elopement Ceremony Photo | An overall view of the ceremony

An overall view of the ceremony at the MacCallum House Inn lawn.

MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA wedding image of the bride and groom exchange rings

Northern California Outdoor Elopement Image | the bride and groom exchange rings

A thoughtful moment before the bride and groom exchange rings.

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California Outdoor Ceremony Elopement Kiss Picture | first kiss as a married couple

The sunlight sparkling on their first kiss as a married couple.

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Outdoor Ceremony Elopement Photography - California Weddings | The moment of celebration after the bride and groom are announced

The moment of celebration after the bride and groom are announced as a married couple. Lots of smiles and hands in the air.

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Elopement Couple Beach Portrait - California Wedding Photographer | the couple is staring into each other's eyes above the Pacific ocean

The bride and groom in each other's arms staring into each other's eyes above the Pacific ocean.

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CA Elopement Beach Portrait | a portrait session alone while overlooking the Pacific ocean

At the Cypress Grove in Mendocino, CA, the bride and groom have a moment alone while overlooking the Pacific ocean.