serving couples in San Diego, California
You’re here because you are ready to ditch the big wedding plans, elope instead and looking for a San Diego Elopement Photographer and expert! San Diego is one of the most beautiful locations to elope in. From sandy beaches, to ocean cliffs and dunes, and State Parks, San Diego has everything you could want in an elopement location.
I can't wait to help you plan your perfect adventurous wedding day.
why elope in san diego
San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States, along with incredible state parks with a variety of scenery. All you need is an officiant and your vows, and it will be official!
Whether you want a wedding day spent exploring oceanside cliffs, or wandering through secluded mountains, or a day relaxing on the beach, San Diego has the perfect spot for you.
Traveling to San Diego
The best airport to fly into is San Diego International Airport. If that is pricy, look at flying into Los Angeles and getting a rental car. Sometimes you can find flights for cheaper and the driving time can be worth it. The drive from LAX is around 2.5 hours, but it can be longer depending on traffic.
Where to stay in San Diego
Some of the blest places to stay in San Diego are La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, downtown San Diego, Coronado, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, or Encinitas. You could also head further north into Oceanside or even Temecula.
There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns, and short term rentals (Airbnbs/Vrbos) all over the area.
Where to elope in San Diego
San Diego has such a variety of places to elope. Depending on the type of landscape you are going for will dictate where you want to elope in San Diego.
Some examples of where to elope in San Diego are Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Carlsbad Cliffs, Mission Trails Park, Balboa Park, Mount Laguna, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
what it's like to elope in san diego with me
hey, I'm Kelsey!
I'm a San diego adventure elopement photographer.
Born and raised in New England, I'm an adventurer at heart. I'm always on the go exploring new places constantly to update my elopement locations for amazing couples like you! San Diego has become kind of a second home for me, because my brother and sister in law (and even a few friends) live there! I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes me feel alive. So I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Because if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same. I can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. I have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
helpful planning resources
How to plan the perfect elopement
How to include your family
How to make your ceremony special
Whether you're including family or not, this post is a fun resource to figure out how to include them and keep your day feeling true to you.
Having an elopement or small wedding means you can make your ceremony (and day) exactly how you want it. Read some fun ideas on how you can make your ceremony unique and 'you'.
Is eloping planning overwhelming you? I get it. Check here on the steps I tell my couples to take in order to create a day that feels true to them. Hint: there is no dream that can't become a reality!
For San Diego Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
most couples invest between $6,000-$9,000
As an elopement photographer, I value the experience I provide my couples. I am so much more than just a photographer. Here's just a little insight of the experience and what's included in my packages.