We had to help the stars align a little for this beautiful elopement. Jamie and Tony live in Minnesota and were hoping to get married in Banff, Alberta. But they were also set on giving me the honor of photographing their special day. We quickly realized that I would have to apply for and acquire a work visa in order to shoot in Canada, which of course is not realistic for an elopement.
A Happy Hiccup
After going back to the drawing board, it was a toss-up between the California coast and scenic Oregon. They landed on Oregon, and we hit the skies for Cape Lookout, OR soon after. This one is another one of my specialty diverse shoots (see previous posts for my story on that). The couple looked flawless, their faces brimming with joy, and the wedding went off without a hitch. The rustic chic cabin where they stayed to get ready was perfect for the occasion. The patio had a gorgeous floral arrangement hanging from the natural wooden beams. Inside, although it was simple, there were plenty of artistic accents for some creative shots of the bride and groom’s attire.
My favorite photos, though, are of the Jamie helping her groom with the finishing touches—straightening the pocket square and helping with the cuff links. I love the subtle romantic intimacy of the shots. Afterward, she slipped into her dress displaying intricate lace patterns and satin buttons up the back. Her dress even matched the vintage modern style of her sparkling ring.
Even though the coordination was a little tricky at first, I’m so glad to have had the pleasure of documenting one the most important adventures Jamie and Tony will ever take.
Here’s to many more, friends!
The simplistic beauty of the love these two share was truly an honor to capture as Jaime and Tony’s destination luxury elopement photographer. Are you recently engaged? Congratulations! I’d love to chat about your engagement and wedding photography needs!
Photographer: Justin Douglas Photography
Floral | Sea of Roses
Air BnB | Arbor and Company
HMU | Cassandra Kennedy Beauty
Videography | Ocean Wide Studios
Officiant | Diva Matters Ministry
Mobile Airstream Cocktail Bar | Silver Julep Mobile Bar Co.