This beautiful beachside elopement inspiration, captured by Staci and Michael photography was inspired by coastal nature. It includes weathered woods, cacti and colours of the sunset to create a stunning natura and free style. Not only that but this shoot also has an amazing love story behind it that Staci has kindly shared with us…

“When we starting putting together the styled elopement, Miguel reached out to Michael and I to inquire about Modelling. Normally inquiries are flooded by female models, so It was so sweet to receive an inquiry from the guy. He said he wanted to surprise his (soon to be) fiancé! Just three days prior to the styled session, Miguel took Monica out to the coastal rocks for a romantic 7 year anniversary, and got down on one knee. There was no hesitation! Monica said Yes! Not only were were able to document their special proposal, but we were able to see their love through the styled session.

Miguel said: “It was probably the craziest thing I could do in my whole entire life. Asking the woman of my dreams to be with me for the rest of our lives. As fate would have it again… It worked out perfectly.” Fate showed Miguel, him and Monica were meant to be. “The very first time I laid my eyes on Monica I wanted to know more about her. She was the cutest girl I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, she didn’t feel the same way. I gave it a shot to try and talk to her. So I walk up to her… There was no reply, no looking at my direction not a single acknowledgment. I was bummed but at the same time felt like I gave it a good shot. Till this day she still says she didn’t hear me…” Miguel didn’t give up, “I’ve always had this thing, kind of a superstition that if people are meant to be in my life I would run into them more than once. Somehow fate would have it that I run into Monica for the third time in 3 weeks.” 7 years later, they are starting a new chapter in their lives. Monica explained how she fell in love with Miguel as: “I knew he was the one because he could put up with my grumpiness. No matter how grumpy I was, he made sure that he would always find a way to make me smile and just laugh. Miguel was also my handy man. He would always have solutions when something was wrong, either it was the car, replacing a door handle or any type of DIY project. The man even built a motorcycle! How many people can do that? He surprises me everyday.”

We do hope you enjoy this sweet beachside elopement…

Thank you so much to Staci and Michael for sharing this beautiful beachside elopement inspiration with us and of course a massive congratulations to Miguel and Monica on their engagement! Let the wedding planning commence…

Much Love

Emily xx



Photographer Staci and Michael Photography

Location- Montana de Oro State Park

Cake Bri’s Sweet Treats

Signage The Blue Farmhouse

Mens attire Express

Floral Designer EverAfter Wood Floral

Design and Decor Pier 1 Imports

Accessories Green Lake Jewelry Works

Accessories Maui Divers Jewelry

MUA- Makeup by Madisen Wickliffe

Models- Monica Ingan and Miguel Araujo

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