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Two Brides getting ready at a 17th century Inn in the historical Gloucester Massachusetts on their elopement day

Uni & Yas: Cape Ann Editorial Elopement


Uni and Yas are a real, madly in love, share love notes and special moments, real couple. They aren’t models – just two humans who wanted to create something beautiful and special together, that I connected with, who decided to make this day as real as possible. We started by getting ready at the William Haskell House in Gloucester – a historic Inn built in 1680, and still nearly in the same condition as it was when it was constructed during the First Colonial Period. From brunch in the dining room, to getting ready in the upstairs bedrooms – this hauntingly beautiful 17th century lodging was the perfect way to set the mood for our cold and overcast elopement day…


NYC Elopement: Editorial Inspiration


As soon as we decided to relocated to the east coast, and I knew we would be living near New York City, I decided two things. 1) I would need to visit because NYC has so many incredible places I’d been hearing about my whole life (museums, art galleries, restaurants…) and 2) I would need to photograph weddings and elopements there. Obviously breaking into a well-saturated NYC market when you haven’t ever photographed in the city before isn’t the easiest thing ever – so I took matters into my own hands, and went to the city armed with these beautiful humans, Nicole from Good Vibes Beauty Co, wedding clothes from Julie Allen Bridals, and some stunning florals from The Dirt Empress, as well as a huge nod to one of my favorite stationary companies: Oblation Papers out of Oregon….


An Elopement Week in Iceland


I’ve always struggled with how to write about this particular elopement. These were more than just clients for me… the groom, James, was one of my dearest friends through some of the hardest years of my life. I met him in his early 20’s, watched him go through a struggle with becoming sober, he helped me through my divorce and then supported me as I got on my feet as a single mom…