As I get older, I find myself having a deeper appreciation for new experiences. This one in particular was a Palos Verdes elopement located on the sunlit cliffs of the iconic Terranea Resort. Brian + Steven decided after 25 years of being together that they would finally make it official and tie the knot. This day was particularly special to them because their elopement was happening on the day of their 25th anniversary together.

I met with the couple in their room at the resort and while I photographed them getting ready for the day they told me about their lives, their relationship and how they came to meet. To celebrate their anniversary they brought a bottle of champagne with them that they’ve been saving since their first year together. After getting dressed we headed down to the water for some fun romantic images along the cliffside. I took them around to my favorite spots and explored some new ones as well. The nice thing about a location like Terranea is there’s no shortage of places to shoot!

As the sun started to set we headed over to the bluff, champagne in-hand, where they were to exchange vows and be wed. Brian + Steven wanted to keep the ceremony private and intimate so they had their two pups color coordinated stand in as the wedding party. It was really touching to see a couple together for so long have a love for one another that’s stood the test of time. I told them jokingly that they are a beacon of hope to couples everywhere. We ended the night with 2 glasses of bubbly and one very happily married couple.

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2 Comments

  1. Marlene McPherson April 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Steven and Brian these 25 years.  (Steven close to 30!)  They are an inspiration to couples everywhere!   Your photos captured their essence.  Every one of these made my heart beat a little faster and some brought tears to my eyes.   What a beautiful job you did capturing how truly amazing and special they are!

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