We’ll be honest and say that eloping was not the plan at first. We’re high school sweethearts that grew up in a little town where it was all the norm to have the whole family and then some attend your big wedding. And nothing is wrong with that! The thing was, we didn’t even know what other options were out there (and how much we would love something different).
...until Ryan’s military career brought him to Hawaii. That's when we decided we were sick of being apart and were ready to marry so we could finally be together. The topic of eloping came up and the more we explored this idea, the more we realized how much we loved it.
In 2017, we wed under a sunset sky and full moon on a beach in Hawaii, witnessed a humpback whale breach in the water during our wedding portraits, FaceTimed our family who were popping champagne, and finished the night with froyo in our wedding attire. Our day was intimate, surreal, and incredibly special. It was what we had dreamed of.
This is why our hearts are so dedicated to elopements and intimate weddings. We believe they better capture a couple and their love for one another versus a single day in their lives.
My grandparents were the prom king and queen, my dad married the girl next door, and I married my high school sweetheart so I was kinda destined to be a hopeless romantic. In addition to my passion for photography and documenting love stories, I love interior design, Halloween, national parks, Target, and pizza. I am in grad school for art therapy because I love infusing creativity into everything I do, especially when it comes to serving others. I've been called Snow White many times because of my love for animals. I am a huge dog person (and goats and alpacas lions and all the animals haha)!! I enjoy yoga and hiking and love living in paradise with my hubby and pup.
Ryan is currently an active duty Marine and even when his schedule gets busy, his heart lies with taking photos. He loves cracking up over Gordon Ramsay videos, beating anyone and everyone at Mario Kart, and he is probably the biggest pumpkin spice fan out there (don't tell him I told you that). His family means everything to him and as adventurous he may be, he also loves to stay home and watch Netflix me and our fur baby, Louie. He is an AMAZING cook and a total foodie. He is funny, kind, passionate and a daredevil at the same time. I may be biased but he is the best.