Big Sur Elopement Wedding Photography | Pfieffer Beach | Big Sur Lodge

Nate and Harper eloped in Big Sur, California at the Big Sur lodge. With their son along, they adventured together for photos along the trails and beaches Big sur provided. Traveling from out of state, we met together before their elopement and hit up some of the areas I had scouted out before arriving. I came early and hiked some new terrain for me and for future couples. Crazy side story, but while on the trail, I ran into a Tahoe wedding couple I had photographed last year. Small world.

After exploring, we hit the trails for a little time before the ceremony, drank lots of water, snacked on veggies along the way, and enjoyed the company of their son who entertained us. We headed to Big Sur lodge for their elopement ceremony where they planned for a woodsy backdrop. Emotions were felt that made their ceremony more than just a simple exchange of vows. After finishing up, we headed to Pfieffer beach State Park for sunset photos to wrap up their experience together. Here are some of the images from their elopement day. Congratulations to the both of them.

Venue: Big Sur Lodge
Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Dana from Big Sur Lodge
Wedding Officiant: Soaring Starkey from Big Sur Ceremonies
Extra Locations: Pfieffer Beach State Park, CA.

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Rangefinder Magazine featured photographer

I was featured in Rangefinder Magazine

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Rangefinder Magazine Feature

I’m excited to share that I’ve been featured in one of the top photography industry magazines, Rangefinder magazine. My work has been featured here before and I even wrote an article a few years back. However, this time they contacted me and ask me for my definition of success. When I received this question, I felt honored because there are many great photographers whom are successful. Am I viewed as highly successful in the photography industry? Am I viewed as someone who has achieved the dream? Regardless, I’m honored that I have been asked.  And for that I’m thankful.

When the magazine arrived in the mail, I was humbled to find out whom else they interviewed. Among the photographers in our competitive industry whom I respect were people like Chase Jarvis, Elizabeth Messina, Lindsay Adler, Robert Valenzuela, Kelly Brown, and others. Thank you Rangefinder, Libby Peterson, Jacqueline Tobin, and Brienne Walsh, for making me a part of your story.


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