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.