It’s easy to get caught up in those big, fancy, detail rich weddings. Absolutely – they can be a lot of fun. But sometimes it’s important to remember that all you really need to pledge your love to each other, is each other. Yes, the state of California requires someone to make it official and that you have a couple of witnesses, and it doesn’t hurt to have a breathtakingly beautiful day in a spot that is special to you, but literally, that is ALL you need. And it was all that Elizabeth & David wanted. They didn’t even know a photographer would be there. (I was hired by a dear friend of Elizabeth’s to surprise them – a first for me!) There is a lot of talk of simplifying our lives these days, paring all the noise down to the core elements that matter, and this is really it folks. The sea air and the arms of the one you love. Congratulations Elizabeth & David! It was an honor documenting your vows!