Big Sur Elopement Photographer | Jenn Whalen

Big Sur Elopement Photographer

Your Experience

But you still might be wondering how to plan out your adventure. Don’t worry—that’s where I come in. From a detailed discovery call to understand you better, to creating the ideal day-of timeline, to handling all logistics, I’m here to help.

You’re stoked to explore the beauty of Big Sur.

You’re relieved to let go of the stress of planning a big wedding.

You’re excited to elope for a “just us” experience.

Does this sound like you?

Your Big Sur adventure wedding and elopement photographer.

Big Sur

I’m a California adventure wedding and elopement photographer for couples in love with one another and the outdoors. If you’re ready to exchange vows amongst the majestic redwood forests and rugged coastline of Big Sur, I’m your girl.  

Hey there, I’m Jenn!

Glen Oaks has a beautiful grove of redwood trees on their property that makes for the perfect secluded  elopement scenery. They have many adorable cottages to choose from as you get ready for your big day!


Glen Oaks

This stretch of land is a giant succulent garden and has breath-taking coastal views. Garrapata State Park can be accessed simply by pulling off to the side of the road and walking along its many footpaths.  


Garrapata State Park

Pfeiffer Beach is known for its famous keyhole and purple sand. This area is so lovely and magical for creative portraits. This is one of the few places in Big Sur that does not require a permit for your ceremony. 


Pfeiffer Beach

Garrapata Beach is another favorite beach of mine in the Big Sur area because it can make for a great second location if you are taking portraits in Garrapata State Park. 


Garrapata Beach

Loma Vista Gardens is right next door to Big Sur Bakery, and offers a big enough space for couples who want to host a dinner and reception for guests. It's located right in the heart of downtown Big Sur and has many cactus gardens. 


Loma Vista Gardens

Ventana offers luxury villas as well as a separate glamping and camping site on the lower part of their property. Both stay accommodations make for unique getting ready photos and a fun experience for your elopement to Big Sur. 


Ventana Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn is the most luxurious option for your stay accommodations, but it will not disappoint as it offers a nature-filled experience. You can have your ceremony on their property amongst their redwood grove of trees or overlooking the ocean and coastline. 


Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur Adventure Weddings + Elopements

- Chelsea

"Jennifer's keen eye and dedication to such a stylistic approach have us loving each and every single picture captured. It was more than a pleasure to have her with us every step of that day; it was like hanging with two gal pals! We could not have asked for any better artistic vision than hers. We would highly recommend Jennifer's talent to each and every couple out there that wants something fresh and unique when considering a photographer."

- Rachel

"Jenn captures every moment at every angle. This isn't your traditional photography! This is a new age of photography where the surroundings become as important as the people! The beauty of laughter, angles, and exposure bring out perfect pictures! You will have a hard time choosing which photos you want in your album!”

- Natalie

“We hired Jenn to take our engagement photos out in Joshua Tree. She straight-up SLAYED every photo, spent so much time with us, and was so fun to work with. I cannot recommend her enough. I say this as an art director who works with photographers on photoshoots all the time at my job: hire this woman! You won't regret it.”

- Kylie

“We were thrilled with how the photos turned out. Jenn is a very skilled editor and has a wonderful aesthetic. I knew it would be difficult for my photographer husband to find a wedding photographer who he trusted, but we are both so glad that Jenn shot our wedding. She will make your vision come true and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

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