Malibu Elopement Photographer | Jenn Whalen

Malibu Elopement &
Wedding 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.


Have an intentional "just us" wedding day that feels like YOU.

Avoid being in the spotlight in front of a big crowd.

Bypass the years and stress planning a day for everyone else.

Trade the 40 - 100K reception tab for exploring a new place.

Walk away with all the feels - the big and the small, the authentic moments and the landscapes.

Does this sound like you?

Your Malibu adventure wedding and elopement photographer.

Malibu

Malibu Adventure Weddings + Elopements

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 Santa Monica mountains and beaches in Malibu, I’m your girl.  

Hey there, I’m Jenn!

Point Dume is one of my favorite locations in Malibu because of the variety in capturing cliffside views and moments on the beach. There's also a more secluded cove in this area. This beach has plentiful parking, a huge bonus in Malibu!

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Point Dume

El Matador State Beach is no doubt very popular and has quickly become an icon of Malibu. The rock formations along the rugged coastline make for a magical and dreamy setting. 

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El Matador Beach

Malibu Creek State Park makes for a very picturesque spot for any elopement. There are lots of California oak trees and surrounding mountain views with easy walking trails throughout the park.

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Malibu Creek Park

Malibu Rocky Oaks is a private Italian inspired estate and vineyard nestled in the middle of Malibu in the Santa Monica mountains. Their circular brick helicopter pad makes for a unique ceremony space with stunning panoramic views. 

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Malibu Rocky Oaks

Deer Creek Ridge Estate is nestled on a mountain top overlooking both the ocean and surrounding hilltops. The Spanish architecture with Moorish influence makes this estate unique and perfect for any elopement or small intimate wedding.

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Deer Creek Ridge

Highlight Video
Ceremony and First Dance Video

A la carte items include:

Discovery Call
Location Recommendations
Planning Guidance 
Vendor Recommendations + Referrals
Optional Officiant 
Permit Assistance 
Marriage License Assistance 
Unlimited Correspondence
Custom Checklist
Custom Timeline
Drone Photos and Videos
Sneak Peek Images
Private Online Gallery
Photo Slideshow
Printing Rights
Travel Fees Included


On top of epic photos, every elopement package includes:

Adventure Wedding + Elopement Packages

Let’s Talk Pricing

10 - Getting ready
11:30 - First look
12:00 - Ceremony and first dance
12:30 - Creative portraits and paperwork 
2:00 - Lunch and alone time (I leave)
5:00 - Reconvene for golden hour portrait session
8:00 - Beach picnic
9:00 - End elopement session



An example of Split Day coverage timeline in Malibu:


You get the best of both worlds with this package! My “split day coverage” package allows you to have getting-ready coverage, ceremony coverage, creative photo sessions in multiple locations, including golden hour, as well as the huge opportunity to spend plenty of alone time with each other without missing any important moments throughout the day! This package is for couples who want all-day photo coverage, from getting ready to sunset photos to everything in between. A stress-free day with allotted time for just the two of you without me around allows for plenty of opportunities to capture authentic moments.


Up to 8 hours
Starts at $6,000


Full-Day California Elopements

4:00 - Meet at the ceremony location parking lot
4:30 - Ceremony, champagne, celebrating, paperwork, first dance, and family photos (if applicable)
6:00 - Golden hour portrait session
8:30 - End elopement session



an example timeline in Malibu: 


This package is for couples who want plenty of time for their ceremony, champagne and celebrating, first dance, and creative portraits during golden hour while documenting their short adventure. 

Up to 4 hours
Starts at $4,500


Half-Day California Elopements

(most popular)

5:00 - Meet at the ceremony location parking lot
5:30 - Ceremony, champagne, celebrating, paperwork, first dance
6:00 - Golden hour portrait session
7:00 - End elopement session




An Example Timeline at a beach in Malibu, or a vista point in the Santa Monica Mountains


This short and sweet elopement package is for couples who just can’t wait to say, “I do.” This package only applies to two-person elopements. We’ll get straight to the point by exchanging your vows with a brief ceremony and creative portrait session. These elopements only take place on beaches in Malibu and the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.

Up to 2 hours
Starts at $3,500



Malibu Beach Elopements

Let's Do This!

START THE CONVERSATION BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW, AND I’LL BE IN TOUCH WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

Thank you for contacting me!

Though I'll be in touch as soon as I can, here's my direct email and line in case I'm out finding new trails, on an airplane, or photographing an epic elopement!

Point Dume is one of my favorite locations in Malibu because of the variety in capturing cliffside views and moments on the beach. There's also a more secluded cove in this area. This beach has plentiful parking, a huge bonus in Malibu!

01

Point Dume

El Matador State Beach is no doubt very popular and has quickly become an icon of Malibu. The rock formations along the rugged coastline make for a magical and dreamy setting. 

02

El Matador Beach

Malibu Creek State Park makes for a very picturesque spot for any elopement. There are lots of California oak trees and surrounding mountain views with easy walking trails throughout the park.

03

Malibu Creek Park

Malibu Rocky Oaks is a private Italian inspired estate and vineyard nestled in the middle of Malibu in the Santa Monica mountains. Their circular brick helicopter pad makes for a unique ceremony space with stunning panoramic views. 

04

Malibu Rocky Oaks

Deer Creek Ridge Estate is nestled on a mountain top overlooking both the ocean and surrounding hilltops. The Spanish architecture with Moorish influence makes this estate unique and perfect for any elopement or small intimate wedding.

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Deer Creek Ridge

- 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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