As I’ve had more experience photographing weddings and special moments in people’s stories, elopements have really grown on me. They’re small, intimate, and memorable. Tara and Brian’s special day was one of the sweetest days I’ve had as a photographer! They took extra care to design the day just for them, and that came across in each moment and photo. We started the day with a sunrise beach photo session before an afternoon elopement at Lantern Bay Park.
Tara and Brian actually met in 2011, and have been together for 9 years! They were high school sweethearts, and it’s clear they bring out the best in each other. They’ve been best friends for nearly a decade, and now that they’re married they have an official best friend to journey through life with!
I had the pleasure of photographing the almost married couple on their wedding day at sunrise, and it turned out to be so magical! I could sense their excitement, and they just seemed so radiant. They’re a very earthy, beachy couple, so I think this session also really highlighted the true essence of their relationship while also letting them have some special time together on the day of their elopement!
The elopement at Lantern Bay Park was short, sweet, and memorable. The florals at their makeshift altar were absolutely stunning, and the weather couldn’t have been more lovely!
One of the most special pieces of their day is that Tara’s mom actually married them! How beautiful is that?
Tara and Brian, I wish you both nothing but the best as you begin your lives together! Thanks for trusting me to document your intimately designed wedding day.
-Maryanne, February 2022 Bride
On top of how perfect her photography is, working with her is an absolute joy! She is so kind and funny and made us feel so comfortable.
"Alaina showcased our love authentically"
-Veronica, August 2022 bride
She is an expert at making you and your significant other laugh, is incredibly detail-oriented and organized, and truly cares about capturing your wedding day perfectly.
"Alaina truly cares."
- Tracie, October 2021 bride
Alaina is spunky and fun and full of great ideas. She made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our time together. We loved all the candid photos she caught of us!
"Alaina had us laughing the whole time"