Catalina Island Elopement Photographer | Jenn Whalen

Catalina Island 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 escape to an island and explore a hidden gem of California.

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 Catalina Island adventure wedding and elopement photographer.

Catalina Island

I’m a California adventure wedding and elopement photographer for couples in love with one another and the outdoors. If you’re ready to escape to an island and exchange vows amongst one of California's hidden gems, I’m your girl.  

Hey there, I’m Jenn!

Two Harbors on Catalina Island is a hidden gem. It's a lesser visited area by tourists than Avalon, and therefore, makes for a much more private and intimate experience away from the crowds. It's more wide open than Avalon and attracts an adventurous heart.


Two Harbors

The quaint city of Avalon is like something out of an Italian coast fairytale. While on Catalina Island, I highly recommend booking your stay accommodations and dinners in Avalon. If you like the energy of people, Avalon is the perfect place for your elopement!



Taking a helicopter ride to Catalina Island will definitely be an experience to remember! There are several areas on the island you can land, say your vows, have a picnic and tour the island by air!


 Helicopter Ride

These sweet pictures are just a reminder that you can do ANYTHING on your elopement day! This couple took off their wedding attire for a few hours and kayaked around the harbor



Even if snorkeling and scuba diving isn't your thing, you can still have fun doing a creative photo session in the water! I'm PADI scuba certified, so I love doing anything involving water. This includes in the water, underwater, and drone angles!


Snorkeling & Scuba diving

Catalina Island 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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