You have every reason to marry your soon-to-be-spouse in a way that makes you feel good. Not into the traditional church or wedding venue? That’s okay! Here in Northern California we have access to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and they’re the perfect spots to say “I do.” If the idea of getting married in Big Sur just feels right but you don’t know where to start, I’m here to help! I’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish, and help you bring your wedding vision to life and you will end up saying "that was easy!"
The perfect package for couples who want to remember their elopement without creating an all-day event.
If you’re looking to document the best moments of your elopement, this package includes everything you need.
This package is for you if you’d like some extra photo coverage while still keeping some of your elopement day to yourselves.
If you’re looking to document your elopement from start-to-finish, this package includes everything you need. This is perfect if you will have a reception, or would like to go on big hikes!
I booked Emily for an elopement package in Big Sur. This may have been the BEST decision I made in planning my elopement. Overall, I had the most beautiful experience eloping in Big Sur.... all in thanks to the efforts and arrangements provided by Emily. She and her team are beyond fantastic. Book her. You won't regret it.
Optional add-ons to customize your experience
It’s my mission to provide you with both stunning wedding photography and peace of mind knowing that I’m here to help. To make the process easier, I offer optional package add-ons to create the experience you’re looking for.
We have our signature editing style you see on this page (true to life colors with a little bit of magic), but I totally get you might have also dreamed of being a light and airy couple, or you two are more editorial - we are here to get you those photos too!
Your first editing style is always included with your price. (If you don't choose a specific edit, it will be EJP edit by default)
Tony, our resident officiant, became ordained in 2020 to help couples elope. Not only is he the best husband, but he’s the kindest and most flexible person to work with on your wedding day. He’s already married countless couples and loves to help everyone create a ceremony that suits their own relationship. He always steps away for the first kiss!
In case Tony isn’t available on your wedding date, I also have many other amazing officiants who are ready to step in as needed.
There’s nothing like revisiting your wedding day on video. With the ability to hear your vows and see your loved ones in action, this package add-on is one of our most popular.
While you bask in that newlywed glow, I’ll be hard at work editing your images. Sneak peeks are sent out 2-3 days following your wedding so you have something to hold you over for the big reveal. After 3-4 weeks, you’ll receive your online photo gallery with all (and I really mean all) of your images from your wedding day. Pour a glass of wine with your honey and enjoy!
All of the prep is done, and now it’s time to relax and enjoy your wedding! You’ll have the very best vendors in place to ensure that your wedding exceeds all of your expectations. So live in the moment, feel all the feels, and say yes to the love of your life.
Reach out to book me or one of my associates for your wedding day. With your package selected and deposit paid, we’ll start planning in earnest! I’ll send over my detailed welcome packet and we’ll meet to discuss your vision. Prior to the big day, you’ll receive a customized timeline and all of my best tips.
Working with Emily was great. She made planning our elopement super easy and stress-free, and on top of that the photos are incredible-- like wedding blog incredible! If you are looking to do a unique wedding in a beautiful location, Emily is a great choice
Yes! We understand how important it can be to include loved ones in your special day, so you’re more than welcome to bring friends and family along. We don’t have a strict limit on the number of guests you can bring, but once you include more than 6 people, we may need to look into additional permits for your elopement.
Traditional wedding attire looks absolutely amazing even in the most rugged landscape, so don’t feel like you need to dress casually to match the environment. Dress in whatever way feels comfortable and beautiful for you. Long veils and dresses look gorgeous with a natural background, and wind can add the best movement to photos!
We are able to provide plenty of suggestions if you need them, but ultimately those are personal decisions with many factors to consider. In the end, we’ll leave booking your flights, hotels, and car rentals to you!
We are fully prepared to keep going rain or shine (we have a super cute clear umbrella that photographs well), but we also totally understand that's not the vision you had. We will have Plan B in case of rain - somewhere sheltered. If you are in the area for a few days, and we are not otherwise booked, we are also able to move the dates around as well. If you absolutely do not want rain, months of June-Sept are generally months without rain in Northern California.
Sure can! We’ve done over 100 elopements, and have built solid relationships with vendors we love and trust.
Absolutely! We’ll handle that for you. We will get to know your general vision of what you’re imagining and give you suggestions based on that. Our extensive travel planning background + being Northern California natives, we’ve got you!