Justin + Whitney // Scenic Kauai Elopement on the North Shore

Guys, we did it!!! We finally shot a wedding in Kauai!!!!! Yes, it was 4 months ago but the excitement hasn't worn off. We're still in awe of this day and the beauty and love we were surrounded by. Whitney and Justin chose to do things our absolute favorite way: completely relaxed and casual with almost zero planning or stressing out. We literally met up with them the day before, showed them some of our favorite spots around the North Shore and they picked one. Easy peasy. Having only a few family members by their sides and Justin's dad officiating meant there was even less to coordinate. After their short and simple ceremony we meandered through the jungle, hiked to a secret beach, and stopped at Hanalei Pier for some epic golden hour photos. This elopement was pure Hawaii magic and our love for these two beautiful people knows no bounds since they chose our favorite place on Earth to say "I do"! 

Kael + Jes // Stunning Iceland Elopement

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In the chaos of wedding season madness it's taken us a while to find the time to actually organize ourselves enough to create new blogposts... BUT we're finally getting this surreal experience up and out there so all of you can ooh and ahh over Jes and Kael as much as we have. Looking through these images again is giving us some major wanderlust and making us freaking excited that we'll have nonstop flights from St. Louis to Reykjavik this Spring! (Praise hands!!!) Shooting in super cool locations is absolutely rad but getting to do it with people as kind and genuine as these two just makes us wanna do a happy dance all of our days.

We started the day off at the Foss Hotel in Nupar. (If you ever go to Iceland the Foss Hotels are where it's at, yall!) We were planning on going somewhere for Jes and Kael's first look but when we looked out their hotel room window that seemed silly... you'll see why. Next we made our way to Fjaðrárgljúfur (the most stunning moss covered canyon you've ever seen) where they committed their love and lives to one another. So incredibly special to share that moment with them amidst such epic beauty. After that we literally spent the rest of the day chasing light and surreal landscapes, from seaside cliffs and black sand beaches to majestic waterfalls and emerald green mountains. We wish we could live this day a thousand more times... it was so so perfect. 

Here's the name of the locations if you're planning a trip:

Foss Hotel Nupar

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Reynisfjara Beach

Dyrhólaey

Skogafoss

Seljalandsfoss

Jordan + Rachael // Intimate Elopement in the Redwood Forest

Words don't really do justice to how special this day was and to how honored we felt to be a part of it. So I think I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. I really did try to narrow down to my favorites but when you're dealing with the Northern California coastline and the majesty of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park it's a tall order.

Check out the highlight video for even more gorgeousness...

A couple of weeks later we had the pleasure of capturing Rachael + Jordan's reception back home in St. Louis. Talk about the best of both worlds. Have I mentioned how much we LOVE shooting at Jefferson Underground!?