This beautiful weekday in Downtown San Diego was incredible for shooting this elopement! Janelle and I went to high school together (please don’t make me tell you how many years ago). She and I lost touch for awhile, but remained facebook friends. In the beginning of 2021, Janelle posted about her engagement! I reached out to see if she and her fiance would be interested in an engagement session. They said yes, so we planned a fun engagement session by the ocean at Sunset Cliffs.
Our engagement session was so much fun! Janelle and I got to catch up, and I also got to meet her fiance, Harrison. We walked around the beach, hung out, and took some beautiful photos. As we were walking back to our cars, I asked if they’d set a date for their wedding. This is when told me they had an appointment at the courthouse in 4 weeks. Then they asked if I’d be up for meeting up with them at 9AM on a random Tuesday to shoot their elopement. (Spoiler: I was VERY up for it)
A Beautiful Morning for a San Diego Elopement
Fast forward 4 weeks, and I met up with Janelle and Harrison in Downtown San Diego at 9AM on a random Tuesday. And you guys, it couldn’t be more perfect. I could just feel the love in the air! Along with having their closest friends and family present, Janelle also brought along a framed a picture of her dad. Janelle and her dad had a close relationship, and he unfortunately passed away in December 2020. This was a beautiful way to honor his memory at her wedding.
Once Janelle and Harrison filled out all of their paperwork, we headed to the outdoor ceremony area. They said their vows, kissed, and were pronounced husband and wife! By the end, there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd (me included). Then it was time for group photos! We started with one huge group photo and slowly broke it down into smaller groups.
Finally, it was time for photos of just the bride and groom. Janelle, Harrison, and I broke away from the rest of the group to take photos in beautiful Downtown San Diego. These had to be some of the easiest photos I’ve taken. Janelle and Harrison’s love for each other came across so beautifully on camera. It was such a joy getting to document this special day for them!