I freaking love San Francisco Elopements.

There’s something exciting about picking up the camera for the first wedding of the year. While I shoot portraits and engagements during off season, the thrill of shooting a wedding is something I miss in the few months “break” that I get a year. This year I got to start off the season with stylish, kick ass elopement in San Francisco.

Shawna and Kevin went through several different plans for their big day. None of them were really panning out, and finally they decided to just dress up looking amazing to to go elope at San Francisco City Hall. It was small. It was simple, and it was absolutely perfect. And it featured some amazing shoes.

I have such a special place in my heart for elopements as they really strip it all down to the core. No big parties. Just some fabulous fashion, a couples closest loved ones, and a promise made. That’s a damn good story to tell.


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