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Chelsea + Martin elopement at White Aspen Creative in Bend, Oregon

Updated: May 23, 2021

At the end of August I got a text message from my neighbor asking me to meet her in the front of our houses at lunch time. I thought she might need some help with a household chore but instead when I ventured out for our conversation I heard the best news: they had some friends who wanted to elope this weekend and they wondered if I might be available to shoot their wedding?

My immediate answer: YES!

Chelsea and Martin had already planned to get married in 2020 but with their Arizona wedding cancelled and family and friends scattered all around the world as far as Slovenia where Martin was from, they knew they weren't going to get to share this special day with their families anytime soon. Instead, they decided to elope over Labor Day weekend and in just 4 days my neighbor and I helped them make it happen! Special thanks to our friends at White Aspen Creative who moved their schedule around to accommodate us!


Getting Ready & First Look




Cake & Cheers

Martin & Chelsea are both musicians, and witnessing their love and hearing their vows really was the most wonderful kind of music <3

“For most of us, there is only the unattended moment, the moment in and out of time,

The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,

The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning

Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply

That it is not heard at all, but you are the music

While the music lasts.” T.S. Eliot

Congratulations to Chelsea + Martin! I'm so thankful you let me be a part of your special day!

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