Big Sur Elopement Coastal Redwoods | Adventure Wedding Photography

Big Sur Elopement Photography
Big Sur Coast, California
by Adventure wedding photographer Charleton Churchill

 

Adventurous Elopement on the Big Sur Coast of California.

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BIG SUR REDWOOD ELOPEMENT STORY

Josh and Chelsie decided to have their elopement on the beautiful coast of California at Big Sur. Both exchanged vows privately with a few friends and an officiant in the quiet Redwood forest. A short ceremony, they left signing papers and heading out to get some adventure wedding photos with me for the remainder of their time. We explored some areas along the California coast, like the Bixby Bridge, the moody fog of the hiking trails. Below is what we captured for the short time. Also, they decided to go glamping for their honeymoon stay at the Ventana Big Sur campgrounds. Where did they stay? They had a romantic and cozy large tent, a little bit like a hotel, but in a tent surrounded by giant redwood sequoia trees. I’m so thankful to have captured their exciting day, congratulations to Josh and Chelsie.

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Norway Adventure Wedding Photography | Elopement with Sondre & Jennifer

Norway Adventure Wedding Photography
Sondre and Jennifer

 

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Adventure Wedding Photos in Norway

I arrived in Bergen, Norway and it was pouring rain. Jennifer and Sondre were so kind and hospitable. Excitement was in the air to photograph them in the beautiful scenic backdrops we had planned. We set out to hike far in the wilderness to get some epic wedding photos, close to 22 miles. As we were hiking, we discovered the trail was hidden by snow. Thus, we had to turn around. The dangerous cliffs, plus the visibility would be pretty horrible on top of wet hair and droopy makeup that would eventually show.

Since it was pouring rain, my couple said they wanted to fly north of Norway the following day to get some sun. It’s difficult to get images in the rain. Besides, this new mountain region was a destination I had wanted to hike anyway. The locations I had researched were still fresh in my head. I had never seen any couples getting married there, just lonley hikers. Let’s just say I like photograph wedding couples where wedding couples usually have never gone.

The New Adventure

So after a flat tire in the pouring rain late at night on my rental car with bald tires and a fix-it kit that didn’t work on close to 2hours of sleep, we jumped on an early flight and headed to Tromso, Norway. We drove quite a while through the fall colors. After arriving in the general area, we began asking locals for directions to the mountain and started hiking. Up the mountains and hills, we darted upward, not knowing exactly where we were going or the exact mountain I had seen before. However, we finally found it after scouring the mountain. Not only did we find the epic mountain, but the perfect sunset with our adventurous couple.

After staying until sundown, we flew to a different part of the country with little sleep again. Ready to hike to another location for more adventure wedding photos, we fueled up on carbs and crossed many bridges. The day was cut short because my couple had prior commitments. However, we captured what we needed. It was an adventure and I hope to return to explore more areas that are on my list of adventures.

Thank you Sondre and Jennifer for inviting me to capture your wedding photos!

 

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