elope in the redwoods

Elope
in the Redwoods

Your love is far from ordinary!

Why should your wedding be anything less?

There's no need to settle
when you can trade the traditional
for the unique charm of a
coastal Redwoods elopement! 

Take the reigns and redefine your wedding narrative
to fit your unique style, because you and your fiancé deserve an experience meaningful to you both.
Not just what others expect of you. 


There's no need to settle
when you can
trade the traditional
for the unique charm of a
coastal Redwoods elopement! 

Take the reigns and redefine your wedding narrative
to fit your unique style,
because you and your fiancé deserve an experience
that's meaningful to you both.


Not just what others
expect of you. 


Forget stuffy ballrooms,
we're talking Redwoods
as your wedding party
and sandy beaches
as your dance floor!

No stressing about
drama with the family,
or, let's be honest,
inebriated party guests.
No worrying what others
are going to do, say, or think. Your wedding should be about YOU and YOUR love. 

Your wedding day is NOT a performance for other people.

When you elope with nature as your audience, you can feel free to be yourselves.

Imagine this:  you, your love and the towering redwoods standing witness to a moment that's all about celebrating
the two of you
and your love.

Imagine this:  you, your love and the towering redwoods standing witness to a moment that's all about celebrating
the two of you and your love.

No frills. No fuss.

No distraction, only connection. 

Reach Out.

Begin your journey: it all starts here! Reach out through the "Inquire Here" tab or click "book now" at the bottom of this page. When you submit the form, it'll take you to a new page with all the info you'll need to get started. I'll be in touch within 48 business hours to set up a casual phone call. We'll chat about your ideal date, dream locations, and any wild ideas you've got brewing for your special day. Can't wait to hear all about it! 

How it works:

Make it Official. 

If we're both stoked to move forward, we’ll set the date! I'll craft a personalized proposal based on our consult call, which you will review and can tailor to ensure it fits perfectly with what you and your partner have in mind. Once all three of us are in agreement with the proposal, I'll send over a contract you can sign electronically for a hassle-free process. The signed contract and a non-refundable retainer is required so that we can save your date!

Create Some Magic!

Picture-Perfect Delivery.

In the lead-up to your big day, I'll send over an in-depth questionnaire and schedule a video call for us to connect. If you're local, I'd love to meet up for coffee or tea! We'll discuss breathtaking locations and I'll provide you with a guide for top local vendors and accommodation options in Humboldt County. 

Your timeless and stunning photos will be delivered within 4-6 weeks through a convenient online gallery. From there, you can purchase prints directly from a list of quality printing shops from across the country. If you prefer a keepsake, we also offer gorgeous custom-designed leather or linen photo albums tailored just for you and your partner.
Your memories, your way.

Elopement
Packages + Pricing

For a true-to-you wedding experience of your dreams

For a true-to-you wedding experience
of your dreams!

Forge an unconventional path for your vows amidst
Northern California's
Coastal Redwoods.

This isn't your average ceremony—it's a raw, organic experience that embraces the power of nature as the backdrop for your wedding day. It's about bold decisions and unforgettable moments. Your story, the redwoods' canvas. Go beyond the norm and say "I do" in the heart of the wild.

Forge an unconventional path for your vows amidst
Northern California's Coastal Redwoods.

This isn't your average ceremony—it's a raw, organic experience that embraces the power of nature as the backdrop for your wedding day. It's about bold decisions and unforgettable moments. Your story, the redwoods' canvas. Go beyond the norm and say "I do" in the heart of the wild.

What's Included:

3-8 Hours of Photo Coverage,
Based on Which Package You Choose

3-8 hours of photo coverage, based on which package you choose
including your gorgeous, full resolution photos with printing rights, digital gallery to view, download + print
*ask about polaroids!

Personalized Elopement Guidance

including location scouting, local vendor recommendations, permit assistance, and a custom-designed timeline of your day

Post-Vows Picnic Celebration

including locally-sourced treats/goodies, an artfully arranged charcuterie board, tiny cake (locally made), champagne/kombucha or celebratory drink of choice.

Travel Fees Included

includes travel fees to anywhere in Humboldt County

Packages available starting at:    $2700

Packages available starting at:                           $2700


INQUIRE HERE FOR COMPLETE
PACKAGE + PRICING DETAILS


INQUIRE HERE FOR COMPLETE
PACKAGE + PRICING DETAILS

"She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera!"

"If you want lasting memories caught on film, Melissa is your girl! She is an amazing photographer who makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! I usually feel very awkward having my photo taken, but with her I did not! Melissa snapped gorgeous photos of me, my boyfriend and our one year old son. It got me excited for future shoots! Thank you so much for the beautiful photos you captured of our family!!" -Celeste B.

"I always leave shoots with her feeling more confident in my own skin and energized by the creative energy she instills." 

"Melissa is a passionate and talented photographer. I always leave shoots with her feeling more confident in my own skin and energized by the creative energy she instills. She always makes me feel really comfortable in front of the camera and has a nice way of interacting with you throughout the shoot so that it feels more like you're hanging out with a friend and gives gentle directions that can make a world of difference in the final product. She is completely devoted to getting you the pictures you envision and has the ability to help you with a vision if need be. I highly suggest her for all your photography needs!" -Maddy C.

"She made me feel beautiful in every photo..."

"Working with Melissa as our photographer was such an amazing experience! She was professional, kind, and has an incredible creative eye. She made me feel beautiful in every photo and my husband and I will cherish each special moment she captured for the rest of our lives." -Emily A.

"We were able to flow through our morning activities despite a camera being around."

"I really can't say enough good things about how these photos came out. My vision was to capture some of our day to day life; the moments that easily slip away, yet make up the foundation of our lives. MeliRae did a truly incredible job and I will treasure these photos forever. Her attention to lighting and detail is exceptional. She made us feel very comfortable and we were able to flow through our morning activities despite a camera being around. She is truly an amazing artist and we are so grateful to have had her capture this special day for us. -Sydney M.

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