I love a big, fun wedding with tons of guests, dancing and cake! Mmmm...cake! However, there's something so special and intimate about an elopement. An elopement is simply about the couple and their love for each other. No frills. No stress. No cake. To be asked to document such an intimate affair is always such an honor for me.
This gorgeous elopement in early October here in Eugene came together is less than 48 hours. Wow! My husband, Zach, was asked to officiate the ceremony & then I was asked to be the photographer. So, on a gorgeous Friday afternoon, Zach and I jumped in the car and headed off to Hendricks Park.
I had never met Collina or Clarance before these photos & had only talked to Collina on the phone about their elopement. When they got out of their car and walked up to me, giving me a welcoming hug, I felt like I'd known them for years. I immediately liked both of them and was so excited to document their day. We took a few photos before the ceremony, to capture the gorgeous sunlight as it filtered through the trees. Then, Zach led them through their vows while two witnesses & friends live streamed the event to friends and family via Facebook. After their first kiss as husband and wife, I took a few more photos of the bride & groom as they embraced and looked out over Eugene as the sun set in the west.
It all went by so fast! I was actually sad when the sun set and we started to say goodbye. However, then Collina asked if we'd like to go out for drinks, their treat. Hmmmm...yes! I knew I liked this couple.
Congratulations, Collina & Clarence!
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