When Elena and Josh met up with us one sunny summer afternoon at Muir Woods National Monument and told us a Dudeist Priest recently married them during their intimate Big Lebowski–themed wedding, we knew the portrait session would be a blast. They were not only adorable and fun together but looked amazing! A professional seamstress, Elena was a knockout in the vintage-inspired ivory dress she’d finished making the night before (!), and Josh rocked a custom-tailored royal blue suit complemented by a green-and-blue tie and snazzy striped pocket square. One young boy was so enchanted by them that he stopped and took several photos! Elena’s fragrant gardenia bouquet, bedazzled with her grandmother’s jewelry, was a hit among passing bees.
Time whizzed by as we wandered among the majestic redwoods, chatting about our favorite TV shows and chasing the sunlight as it played peekaboo through the trees. At one point, we came across a huge hollow tree that seemed like the perfect spot in which to pay tribute to the Game of Thrones (season seven was in full swing and dragons and fire weighed heavily on our minds at the time).
Before we knew it, the park closed and we wend our way to nearby Muir Beach Overlook to soak up the endless ocean view and sherbet-colored sunset. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the newlyweds! Please enjoy some of our favorite moments.