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Celebrating Love in California’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

Are you dreaming of an intimate wedding that truly reflects your love story? At Jen Vazquez Photography, we specialize in capturing the magic of elopements and intimate weddings in California. Say goodbye to conventional weddings and embrace the beauty of getting married on your own terms, surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Golden State.

Whether you envision exchanging vows on a rugged coastline, amidst towering redwoods, or overlooking a majestic national park, we’ll be there to document every cherished moment. Your love deserves an experience as unique as your connection, and we’re dedicated to creating photographs that tell your beautiful love story.

Let’s celebrate your love, your way! Get in touch to start planning your dream elopement in California.


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Eloping isn’t just about running away to get married; it’s about choosing to celebrate your love in an authentic way in a location that’s meaningful to you:

Elopements offer an unparalleled level of intimacy, to focus solely on each other and the commitment you’re making. It’s a chance to be fully present in the moment.

Say goodbye to rigid timelines and overwhelming guest lists. Feel free to design a wedding day that suits you perfectly. Whether it’s an early morning ceremony with the rising sun or a sunset vow exchange under a canopy of stars, the possibilities are endless.

Imagine exchanging vows in the midst of California’s natural wonders—the places you’ve always dreamed of visiting or hold dear to your heart.



Hi there! I’m Jen, the passionate photographer behind Jen Vazquez Photography. There’s nothing I cherish more than capturing the authentic emotions and connections between couples.

With a deep appreciation for nature’s beauty, I’m drawn to intimate weddings and elopements in California’s most picturesque locations. Whether it’s the sun-kissed beaches, tranquil forests, or majestic mountains, I believe that these stunning landscapes enhance the love stories I have the privilege to document.

Let’s create timeless memories together as we embark on this beautiful journey of capturing your unique love story.



“We are so thankful for her going above and beyond on our wedding day!”

Amazing! Jen is full of life and so energetic with a positive attitude. We loved having her photograph our big day and picture the moment. Our photos are beyond beautiful and we couldn’t be happier. Jen was extremely helpful and organized. We are so thankful for her going above and beyond on our wedding day. Everything was so perfect! ~Sandra and Phillip


Jen was so positive and joyful and it put my now husband at ease (he’s very uncomfortable in front of a camera).  Not only was our elopement fun and enjoyable, but our images helped us to relive the day anytime we want.  The photos were so far above what we hoped for, but the experience was a memory we will never forget! We recommend her to anyone and everyone that’s getting married.  Silvia + John

She captured our love perfectly and with a gorgeous background of the California coast”

We were set on eloping and having an intimate wedding in our favorite place to go as a couple — Carmel.  As we live in another state, we were nervous about hiring a photographer.  Jen set our minds at ease with her experience and bubbly personality on a Zoom call.  On our special day, she made the whole experience about us and our love, making taking photos so much easier by giving us direction.  When we saw the images she captured, they were breathtaking.  My mom said she captured our love perfectly and with a gorgeous background of the California coast.  Best investment ever as we get to look through these images for years to come. Thank you! ~ Michael and Alisa


When you choose Jen Vazquez Photography, you’re not just hiring a photographer; you’re gaining a partner genuinely invested in your love story. From personalized planning to embracing authenticity, I’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your elopement experience is stress-free and utterly magical.

Personalized Planning: Together, we’ll curate an elopement experience that reflects your personalities, interests, and love story.

Embracing Authenticity: Your elopement photos will be a genuine reflection of your love. I capture candid moments and authentic emotions, ensuring your unique connection shines through every image.

Preserving Memories: Your love story deserves to be cherished for generations to come. We’ll capture your elopement will be etched into your hearts forever.

Let’s celebrate your way, embracing the beauty of your unique love story against the awe-inspiring landscapes of California. Let’s create an elopement experience that will leave you breathless and in awe of your own love.

Jen Vazquez Photography. California Elopements in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and the Beaches or Coastlines of California


Welcome to our elopement blog section, where we invite you to dive into the captivating world of elopements and intimate weddings and explore the best way to celebrate your love on your own terms. Here, you’ll find a treasure trove of inspiration, advice, and real love stories that will ignite your wanderlust and imagination.

Join us in exploring the world of elopements, finding the best way to celebrate your love, and discovering the perfect location to say “I do.” We can’t wait to inspire you and be a part of your journey as you create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy reading, and may your hearts be filled with the magic of love and the beauty of nature’s embrace!

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