Stephanie + Suraj had the most perfect, dreamy Lake Arrowhead elopement, and I probably cried at least 5 times on their day!!! From the beautiful blue backdrop of their ceremony to the letters they exchanged to the first look Steph had with her dad to the sunset on the lake….I just don’t know if I could pick a favorite moment, they were all so good!
Steph + Suraj have conquered so much to be together. For starters, they met while Steph was visiting the US and they were both in NYC. Come to find out on their first date, this was a temporary trip for Steph who had to head back to the Philippines when her visa expired. Suraj was a lil bit heartbroken since he liked her immediately!!! After their few months together in NYC came to an end, they promised that they would find a way to make this work. They knew they couldn’t live without each other. Thus began a long-distance romance full of Skype dates, texts, meetups in other countries, and visits to each other. Steph + Suraj wrote each other letters on their wedding day, and I was moved to tears hearing them read these letters out loud. The love and commitment they share is rare and beautiful, and I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to be a part of their wedding day.
Not only are these two humans so special and in love, but they are the KINDEST souls. They were so considerate of the videographers and me. They made sure we had food and water anytime we needed it, they gave us thank you cards with chocolate as we left, and they treated us like family all day long. We met on the morning of their elopement as strangers, but we all left the day as friends. <3
Venue: Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa
Florist: La Jarden
Videographers: The Neskes
Hair + Makeup: Golden Glow Beauty
Dress: Rosa Clara
“Erin shot our elopement a few weeks ago at Lake Arrowhead and we have ZERO regrets in hiring her. We were picky when it came to hiring a photographer. My husband and I contacted more than 10 photographers because we wanted to make sure that we mere making the right choice. We are very happy and fortunate that we ended up booking Erin. She is the best! She has such a great personality and is in high spirits during the day. She also worked really well with our videographers. We never felt awkward or uncomfortable whatsoever. She was confident and knew what she was doing. We trusted her all the way and the photos from the day shows how passionate she is for what she does. She also delivered our whole gallery in no time! We will cherish our wedding photos forever!” – Steph + Suraj