likemorningsun photography // wedding & portrait photography for adventurous souls.
natalie crane // based in phoenix and los angeles. available worldwide.


Natalie Crane is a lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Phoenix, and Southern California. Adventurous, intimate, elopement weddings, mountaintop engagements, unique wedding photographer. Destination wedding photographer. 

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thomas & taylor // styled elopement at el capitan canyon

A couple wedding vendors & I had a vision to create a carefree, camping in the woods meets frolicking by the ocean styled elopement. Our couple, Thomas & Taylor, are getting married later this summer but were excited for a little "practice wedding day" during our shoot. El Capitan State Beach was the perfect location for a first look and ceremony in front of the sweeping backdrop of the ocean & a little driftwood teepee as our altar.

We headed over to El Capitan Canyon campground for a dinner of sandwiches and wine, and then back to the beach for sunset portraits and s'mores by the ocean. The whole day felt like magic. The lighting was perfect all day, and the pale, muted color palette of the ocean paired perfectly with the bright florals, the green trees nearby and the bride's long sleeved lace dress.


MAKE UP: Amanda Lee Artistry 
DRESS: Jillian Fellers Bridal 
FLORALS: Salt & Poppies 
VENUE: El Capitan State Beach & El Capitan Canyon
INVITATION SUITE: Rose Gold and Copper Design
JEWELRY: Purpose Jewelry