intimate destination beach wedding

Shelter Cove|Intimate Destination Beach Wedding|Humboldt County|Parky's Pics Photography

I was organizing my new classroom in the middle of August, when Danielle called me about photographing her  intimate destination beach wedding in September. Of course I said yes. : ) I am used to shooting a full wedding day: from the many details leading up to the wedding, all the way into the reception. It was such a nice change just shooting a simple ceremony, with the focus on the couple and their love for each other. 

I met John and Danielle at the site of their ceremony.  They were so kind, welcoming, and laid back and we immediately clicked. We ventured  down the beach and got right to it. The wind was blowing like  crazy, but beyond that everything was perfect.  They had a sweet and simple ceremony attended by two friends. They signed their marriage license and then we spent some time shooting their couples photos. John and Danielle were complete naturals in front of the camera. Pair that with this gorgeous Shelter Cove beach, an insanely beautiful day, and strong winds to add some dramatic elements, and you get some amazing pictures like these. This was easily the best Monday of my life. : )