Nothing makes me happier than an elopement. Truly, all weddings have a deep place in my heart but there is something so incredibly intimate about small weddings and elopements.

Lisa and Laurel decided an elopement fit them perfectly and asked that I meet them on the beach in Westerly along with their family. Their families made a half-circle around them and afterwards they wanted to go to the water. That action of going to the water together after the ceremony is one I have seen many times and it never ceases to strike a cord in my soul. It becomes this unspoken baptism of love.

I often spend the entire summer on the beach, toes in the sand, photographing weddings. I can usually be found in the water, up to my knees trying to get the perfect angle. It is one of my favorite places to be and I wouldn't trade it for the world!