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Climbing and chasing waterfalls while the sun sets behind the mountain and the snow falls in the river. Chatting with locals while we sip our coffee and head out for the next adventure. Morning coffee and reading the newspaper together, the cool fall breeze blowing through the window as you pour yourself another cup. Rose and fireflies dancing in the spiderwebs. Talking for hours and dozing off with the tv on. The record skips a few times and we pick a new song to fall asleep to.

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Abbie + Hayley celebrated their love and commitment in Big Sur California. It was windy, and cold, but the two of them embraced their environment and really soaked in every second of their big day.

Big Sur, California – Same Sex Elopement

Same Sex Female couple at head table in big sur elopement with boho details and a "you and me" neon sign

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“Holland and Christian both wanted epic photos of their bridal party, their first look, and their romantics (the photos of just the bride and groom), so they settled on this epic abandoned building which literally could not have been more perfect for these happy moody lovers. Their ceremony space was exploding with moody vibes, and I was absolutely obsessed with their unique arch, florals, and the accent colors of the bridal party!! The rest of the night was a party equipped with fat heads, a taco bar to showcase the couples love for chipotle, lots of laughs, and sweet tender moments between the parents of the bride and the bride herself.”

Faith Centered Moody Bohemian Wedding in Downtown Phoenix Arizona at The Croft Wedding Venue

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…”these two love birds braved the winds of San Francisco and the result was truly magical!!! Although we were almost blowing away in the 30+ mph winds, we were also dying laughing and having the best time ever. It was so much running around and having the best time soaking up the sunset!!!!…”

Windiest Couples Photoshoot with the Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco California

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…”this day was so magical for so many reasons, but some of my favorite moments was their sharing of personal vows, Kali’s handmaid dress, dancing under the stars, and frolicking through the field with these two. So many amazing little details went into this picture perfect day, but Kali and Eric truly focused on each other the entire day. There were even moments Eric would lean in to my team and I and say “how did I get so lucky!?” as he would admire his perfect bride”…

The Prettiest Boho Wedding on the Columbia River – Gorge Crest Vineyards – Featured on June Bug Weddings

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…”kelsie and Anthony have a playful love and one that you know will last an entire lifetime. I was so excited when these two reached out to me to capture this season of their life, because they’re not only close friends of mine, but I’ve enjoyed watching their love grow through college, buying a house, and excelling in their careers.”

Rain Didn’t Get these two down from having the Cutest Engagement Session Ever!!!!

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“Breakfast for dinner, mimosa bar, donuts, cake pops, the most beaaaaautiful loving couple and the most epic background EVERRRRRRRR. Yeah, want to see more? Then this is your freakin’ blog post to look at!!!! I cannot get over the details of this beautiful November day. Aaron and Sam put soooo much of their relationship into their day, and it made it so magical. Their first date was over breakfast, and ever since then, they have continued to have a love for breakfast, and everything that comes with it.”

Super Romantic Old Sugar Mill Blush Tone Fall Wedding in Northern California | Kayla Esparza Photography

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“…When Miriam first reached out to me, she was SURE I was going to be her wedding photographer. SO sure, in fact, she messaged me BEFORE she was engaged!!! AHAHA, she definitely said yes to the photographer before seeing the ring. But having been with Kholt for many years, she knew it was coming soon, and wanted to make sure her perfect intimate elopement was planned with plenty of time TO PLAN! hehe…”

Prettiest Northern California Boho Coastal Elopement

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…Now it was Betsy’s turn, even though Shawna had no idea it was coming, nor did she think Betsy would end up getting her a diamond ring. But she did. Not only that, the ring was her grandpas wedding ring melted down, who is no longer here with us. The day was amazing with these two that ended by the fire, where we ate like 50 smores, and it was the best thing everrrrr.

A Romantic Proposal at Autocamp Northern California

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…Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE SIMPLE PROPOSALS. But before I stuck my head full of ideas into places it shouldn’t be, I asked him if he would like any wine, or a blanket laid out for the two of them to celebrate afterwards. We talked a little bit more, and then a little more, and then a little more, before I heard the magic words from this groom to be: “Kayla, I trust whatever you think will look great, I know it will!”.

Cutest Surprise Proposal for Bride AND Groom in San Francisco!!!

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…This shoot just gives me a warmth because it feels like home. I love the overcast skies, the evergreen trees, and everything in-between. I hope you enjoy this set of images just as much as I do!

Winter Elopement in Northern California