Elopements & Intimate Weddings
California Elopement Photographer
Guiding couples to redefine their love story
An Elopement experience that celebrates who you are.
Elopements are made up of intimate and meaningful moments
Here’s what an elopement experience is all about:
You deserve an elopement experience you have dreamed for yourself
Why should someone else have a say in where or how to experience your wedding day?
You got to decide the adventures and experiences that have led you here, your wedding day should not be any different!
Your New Best Friend
Hi! My name is Julia and I’m an adventure California Elopement Photographer based in Northern California! I believe your wedding day should be one of the most exciting experiences ever!
Instead of being a host at your wedding, be THE special guest–I will take care of you! From help finding your ceremony locations to vendor recommendations, I have your back.
Like Michael Scott, I’m your biggest cheerleader, I will support you, I will entertain you, and may share an occasional bad joke, but I will treat you like your long lost best friend and take care of you!
I hope you like the office because I relate to this show so, so much! If you are contemplating if you want to elope or not, watch the episode (Niagara: Part 1 & 2) where Jim & Pam literally had two weddings, it’s honestly one of the best representation of what it’s like to go through each different scenario and it always gives me a clear guidance to what experience I would rather have
So much more than an Elopement photographer
I'm not just here to photograph your elopement day..
One of a kind location scouting to find a place that feels like you
endless moral support and encouragement
guidance on timeline creation and vendor support
discovery questionnaires and resources to guide your day
Sound like a good fit?
Free Elopement Resources
Check out Elopement planning tips & Inspirations
11 Reasons to Elope in 2023: Why You Should Elope
How to Elope in California: Ultimate California Elopement Guide 2023
How much does it cost to elope?
Choose Your Adventure
select your dream destination
A vast and lush green life that calms your soul. Explore this beautiful place full of ferns that cover the ground beneath the mighty redwood forest. You will feel like you got lost in a foreign land full of fairy tales.
.02 Coastal Escape
.02 Coastal Escape
An experience that connects all of your senses. Hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing into the cliffs, smell the fragrant wildflowers filling the air, feel the water washing through your toes. The coast can bring you so many different experiences that cleanse.
.03 Mountain Adventures
.03 Mountain Adventure
Views that make you feel small yet whole. The grandness of the mountainscapes that goes on and on through the horizon cannot be compared with any other experiences.
What they say
"Hiring Julia was one of the best investments we made!"
Julia was so exuberant about all the sites we are going to visit for our shoot, but really tailored the final decisions on what best reflected our core interests as a couple and working with the best lighting.
One thing that we were especially impressed with was her care and detail in terms of building up a rapport ahead of our elopement day. She also sent us a short survey to fill out to get to know us and as a way to share our story. It was the perfect way to help my fiancé and I rediscover things about each other and remember why we had initially fallen in love. Julia really set the stage for the photoshoot and our elopement to follow to be one of the best experiences of our lives! Hiring Julia was one of the best investments we made, but also starting us off on our next adventure in life as a couple. Thank you Julia!!
— Kline & Will
"Our wedding day went perfectly and they were a huge part of it!"
I can not rave about Julia enough!! We booked her before COVID. And when the pandemic changed our original 200-300 person June 2020 wedding, she was so flexible and helpful with us! She took the time to discuss ideas on how our new elopement day could go. We switched gears and went with an under 15 person elopement day. Our wedding day went perfectly and they were a huge part of it! Her and her husband Don perfectly captured our day!! The photos are more stunning than I ever could have imagined! They made us feel so comfortable and we had such a fun day going around Big Sur taking photos. It felt like an adventure day with old friends. We feel so lucky we chose them to be our photographers! I’d definitely recommend Julia to any family or friends!
— Jackelyn & Kamron
"I was able to be completely present and focus on just enjoying the day"
I was able to be completely present and focus on just enjoying the day knowing that I was in good hands. Plus, Julia and Don felt like friends we had known forever. They’re so funny and playful, and it made taking all the wedding photos so fun and relaxed. Today we received the final gallery, and I’m absolutely blown away. Julia and Don are SO talented in finding the greatest spontaneous shots and making them so beautiful! She and Don do not disappoint!!! Love!!!!
— Andrea & Ryan
"She made us feel open to express ourselves without reservation!"
From the very first time I spoke to Julia on the phone, I knew she was the perfect photographer to capture the emotion of our special day. She was even excited to have the opportunity to tell our story. My husband and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and we wanted to capture the intimate and touching moments of a wedding day combined with the feelings of gracefully having stood the tests of time. Julia was so up for our ideas and she told our story so beautifully through the photos that she took of us. She made us feel open to express ourselves without reservation and to have fun- though it was windy and rainy. Each photo captured a special feeling; so, now we can’t choose which photos we’d like to use as wall hangings. Julia is truly a professional photographer, but one that invests in your total experience, sees your vision and commits to making it come alive in photographable moments.
— Phyllis & Brad