Why Laguna Beach? 

When it comes to elopements in the breathtaking backdrop of Laguna Beach, California, have you ever wondered why capturing these precious moments is essential? Imagine this: your love story unfolding against the backdrop of crashing ocean waves or the serene beauty of a coastal hike, each snapshot encapsulating your connection. Then, long after you've left this enchanting place, you find yourself flipping through your photo album, reliving your special day. It's because the fleeting beauty of your elopement, like the gentle caress of the tide on the shore, deserves to be cherished eternally. That's why I offer EXCLUSIVE elopement photography packages that help you preserve these cherished moments, ensuring your love story remains vividly alive, even as time rolls on.

All-inclusive Laguna Beach Elopements 

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"WOW, WHERE DO I START. MELANIE IS NOT ONLY INSANELY TALENTED BUT SO PERSONABLE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LOW-PRESSURE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO CAPTURES THE MOMENT IN A NATURAL, GENUINE, HEARTFELT WAY. MELANIE IS YOUR PERSON...."- CLIENT LOVE 

Laguna Beach 

In our Laguna Beach elopement package, you'll be treated to a personalized experience that embraces the stunning coastal beauty, professional photography to capture your moments of love, and warm guidance to help you choose the perfect location. We're here to make your special day truly unforgettable, with all the essential details thoughtfully arranged, ensuring your elopement is a friendly and joyous celebration of your unique love story in this enchanting California destination.

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+ Edited digital online gallery 
+ Sneak Peeks 
+ Exclusive vendor list for H&M, officiants, florals, etc 
+ Add-ons & all-inclusive options available 

+ Consultation & questionnaire
+ Full Elopement Guide
+ Location guides, activities, etc
+ Traveling included in packages

Laguna Beach, California 

"An absolutely unforgettable experience. From the first call to getting our photos we couldn't of asked for anything better!"

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When you inquire and fill out my detailed contact page I get back to you within 48 hours & send all the amazing details, pricing, blogs and so much more!

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YOU'RE BOOKED! The exciting part happens! Now we get to make your dream a reality. Whether we are planning for you're elopement, wedding or lifestyle I will send you locations, timelines, and so much more! 

The day has finally arrived and guess what you get to ENJOY it because we worked together to plan your day! You have your locations, timeline and now this is where I really shine and take over to make your dream photos a reality! 

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How the booking works

I'm absolutely thrilled to be your elopement, wedding, and lifestyle photographer! If you have any questions or want to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey with me, please reach out through our contact page. I can't wait to help you create unforgettable memories through our photography adventure together!

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"We felt so comfortable and we will cherish the photos she captured for us forever."

Melanie captured our day so perfectly and working with her was a joy. We had a sunrise elopement at tunnel view and she was there waiting for us at 5:30am! I loved how she just brought herself and her two cameras, that is ALL she needed. She knows the best spots and even would pull over on the road if she saw a good photo opportunity. She knew the national park very well which helped so much the day of (especially since it was our first time in the park!) We love the pictures and so do our families. I would recommend melanie for any elopement or even just a quick photoshoot! We look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you Melanie!

Molly + Mike

"She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting."

"I’ve never had professional photos done before but I think we were truly spoiled with Melanie. She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting. I highly recommend her for your special moments!"


Marie + bradley

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"The final pictures exceeded our expectations. We are beyond thrilled with how they turned out."

We absolutely loved our elopement photos! 


Hope + Drew

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many hours do I need?

Laguna Beach is truly exceptional, and I suggest dedicating 3-5 hours for your photography session here. Why? Well, within minutes, you'll find an abundance of stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque spots that create the perfect backdrop for your photos. Laguna Beach's diverse landscapes and easy accessibility make it a treasure trove for capturing your special moments. With this generous timeframe, you can explore various enchanting settings, allowing your photos to narrate a rich and captivating story of your unique day.

Do you offer all-inclusive elopement packages?

Our packages come complete with vendor lists, elopement guides, permit information, and detailed location recommendations, ensuring a stress-free planning journey. Need an officiant? We've got that covered too! Plus, for select locations, we offer the option to enhance your experience with professional hair, makeup, and florist services. Let us handle the details while you focus on creating beautiful memories on your elopement day.

Can we customize our elopement photography package to fit our specific needs?

Of course! As an elopement photographer, I'm happy to say that I offer customizable photography packages to suit your specific needs. Whether you want to add or remove certain services, adjust the coverage hours, or include any special requests, I'm here to work with you to create a package that perfectly aligns with your unique elopement vision. So, the answer from me is a resounding yes!

What if you have never been to the location I want to elope in? 

Absolutely, don't fret if I haven't been to your chosen elopement location! We love exploring new places and capturing their unique beauty. If it's a spot we haven't experienced before, I arrive minimum 2 days ahead of time and maybe even plan a visit beforehand to get acquainted with it. Rest assured, we're committed to making your day special, and your choice of location adds an exciting, adventurous element to day! 

What is your backup plan in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances on the elopement day?

 My payment schedule and cancellation policy for elopement photography services are designed to be flexible and fair. I do require a non-refundable deposit upfront to secure your booking and reserve the date exclusively for you. Additionally, I understand that every couple's financial situation is unique, so I'm more than happy to work with you to customize a payment plan that suits your needs leading up to your elopement & wedding day. 

What is your payment schedule and cancellation policy for elopement photography services?

 For your elopement, know that I've got a great backup plan in case of bad weather or surprises. I'll find indoor or covered spots for photos and stay flexible with our schedule. If needed, we can even consider adjusting the date to ensure we capture your special day perfectly. 

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Why choose me? Well, with a background in both photography and event coordination, I've got the skills to make your day seamless and your memories vibrant. And hey, if you’re looking for someone who values communication, trustworthiness, and a whole lotta respect and kindness, you’ve come to the right lens.

"We felt so comfortable and we will cherish the photos she captured for us forever."

Melanie captured our day so perfectly and working with her was a joy. We had a sunrise elopement at tunnel view and she was there waiting for us at 5:30am! I loved how she just brought herself and her two cameras, that is ALL she needed. She knows the best spots and even would pull over on the road if she saw a good photo opportunity. She knew the national park very well which helped so much the day of (especially since it was our first time in the park!) We love the pictures and so do our families. I would recommend melanie for any elopement or even just a quick photoshoot! We look forward to working with her again in the future. Thank you Melanie!

Molly + Mike

"She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting."

"I’ve never had professional photos done before but I think we were truly spoiled with Melanie. She made us feel so comfortable and made the whole experience fun and exciting. I highly recommend her for your special moments!"


Marie + bradley

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"The final pictures exceeded our expectations. We are beyond thrilled with how they turned out."

We absolutely loved our elopement photos! 


Hope + Drew