California Elopement

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Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Love is an

Journey

Love is an

journey

Photographs hold the power to outlive time. They tell stories without saying a word, passing down our experiences for generations. As time goes on, the value of photos only grow. These photos keep us connected, showing how we're all part of one big story that keeps on inspiring.

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Ditching traditions for the sake of tradition

Maybe you're choosing to elope because you don't want the stress of a big wedding, but you can't imagine such an important life milestone without the love and support of your community. You love the traditional aspects of a ceremony, breaking bread and toasting with your closest people, but adventure also calls your name. 

As your elopement photographer, I'm here to make your wedding day truly memorable and help you find the perfect balance of adventure and the parts of tradition you love. I'll take photos of all the little things that matter, and I'll catch real, honest moments that show your love as it is. I'll give you the time to enjoy each moment fully. With me, you'll have someone who cares about every detail and wants your elopement to be just perfect.

Photos are the only tangible thing we can keep to remember a moment and feel those same feelings again. They bring us right back to that moment-- our surroundings, the smell, the warmth of the sun, all of it!

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Hey, I'm Aleena!

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, an intimate moment shared between you and your partner, where the focus is solely on the bond you're creating. It's about creating memories that reflect who you are as a couple and embracing a day that is uniquely yours. By choosing to elope in the great outdoors, you're giving yourself the freedom to let your love story unfold against the backdrop of nature's breathtaking beauty.

Traditions are beautiful, but they are not a one-size-fits-all. It's perfectly alright to break free from the norms and create a wedding experience that aligns with your vision and values- even if its a little bit of both! This is your chance to let your personalities shine, to express your love in a way that feels authentic and true to who you are as a couple.


Crafting & Documenting your adventure

Whether you're planning an elopement with just the two of you or a small wedding with 50 guests or less

Building the

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FOUNDATIONS

Candid

My posing approach focuses on guiding you with gentle, natural prompts that bring out genuine interactions and heartfelt emotions. It's all about making you feel comfortable and letting your true selves shine through. This process isn’t just about taking photos—it’s about crafting a visual story that reflects your unique love and the incredible adventure you’re sharing together. By focusing on authenticity and emotion, your wedding photos are a true reflection of your connection and the happiness of your special day.

Patience & Guidance

Patience is a key element in capturing the best moments, which often happen naturally and can’t be rushed. Space is given to be yourselves, allowing genuine emotions to emerge in unscripted moments. At the same time, gentle guidance is provided to ensure comfort and confidence in front of the camera. This blend of patience and direction allows for authentic interactions, resulting in natural and spontaneous photos. There's no rush or feeling of being posed; instead, the experience is relaxed and enjoyable, leading to beautifully candid photographs.

Your wedding day is a unique love story, and capturing it authentically is essential. From the smallest details to the grandest moments, the essence of your journey together is preserved. Each photo becomes a piece of the narrative, reflecting the happiness, intimacy, and love shared. The result is a fluid, visual story, transforming the wedding day memory into a timeless keepsake that can be retold for generations. This storytelling approach ensures every glance, smile, and tear is documented, making the photos not just images but a heartfelt story of your wedding day.

Storytelling

Your wedding day is a unique love story, and capturing it authentically is essential. From the smallest details to the grandest moments, the essence of your journey together is preserved. Each photo becomes a piece of the narrative, reflecting the happiness, intimacy, and love shared. The result is a fluid, visual story, transforming the wedding day memory into a timeless keepsake that can be retold for generations. This storytelling approach ensures every glance, smile, and tear is documented, making the photos not just images but a heartfelt story of your wedding day.

Storytelling

Patience is a key element in capturing the best moments, which often happen naturally and can’t be rushed. Space is given to be yourselves, allowing genuine emotions to emerge in unscripted moments. At the same time, gentle guidance is provided to ensure comfort and confidence in front of the camera. This blend of patience and direction allows for authentic interactions, resulting in natural and spontaneous photos. There's no rush or feeling of being posed; instead, the experience is relaxed and enjoyable, leading to beautifully candid photographs.

Patience & Guidance

Candid

My posing approach focuses on guiding you with gentle, natural prompts that bring out genuine interactions and heartfelt emotions. It's all about making you feel comfortable and letting your true selves shine through. This process isn’t just about taking photos—it’s about crafting a visual story that reflects your unique love and the incredible adventure you’re sharing together. By focusing on authenticity and emotion, your wedding photos are a true reflection of your connection and the happiness of your special day.

"Aleena does not need any direction, she knows exactly what she is doing."

My husband and I were blown away with how great our wedding photos turned out. She knew exactly how to guide us and had a ton of poses ready for us to do. She was super sweet and easy to talk to. She was patient with the guests that wanted special photos to be taken.  Aleena does not need any direction, she knows exactly what she is doing. We are super happy with the overall turn out. I recommend Aleena 1000 percent!

My husband and I were blown away with how great our wedding photos turned out. She knew exactly how to guide us and had a ton of poses ready for us to do. She was super sweet and easy to talk to. On the day of the wedding, she did her thing while I was getting ready. I appreciated that because she didn’t need me to be there with her to walk her around the house. She was on time and had a complete schedule of the day. She was patient with the guests that wanted special photos to be taken. During the reception, she was always nearby taking posed and candid photos. Aleena does not need any direction, she knows exactly what she is doing. I liked the stories and reels she was posting on instagram while we waited for our photos to be delivered because they were creative and gave us something to be excited for. We are super happy with the overall turn out. I recommend Aleena 1000 percent!

Bianca + Julio

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"Hands down....Best Photographer I have
worked with in a LONG time!"

I love Aleena's energy and she is so very talented at what she does. This is her passion and it is so very obvious.... ❤ I can not wait to use her again! Thank you again for making this such a fun and memorable experience for Myself and my daughter...... You are AMAZING and going to do BIG things!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Danielle

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"Aleena is one to make you fully comfortable, Almost as if you've known her for a long time. 

Where does one begin? Our engagement photo shoot was one that we will never forget. Aleena is one to make you fully comfortable. She is patient and pleasant to be around. Almost as if you've known her for a long time. I'm so happy I found her! I definitely recommend her. Aleena, your work is true art and thank you for making it so hard to choose a favorite photo!!

Eva + Daniel

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"She worked great coordinating lots of people."

Aleena was an absolute gem to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding and after shoot! She was easy to communicate with, worked great coordinating lots of people, and she got our photos back to us so quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer!

“Aleena was an absolute gem to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding and after shoot! She was easy to communicate with, worked great coordinating lots of people, and she got our photos back to us so quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great photographer!”

Kristen + Thomas

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