Best Places To Elope

In Orange County

Persian Wedding | Island Hotel | Newport Beach

Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 759-0808

The Persian wedding of Rusteen and Atousa (besides havin a WILD group of bridesmaids/groomsmen) is a really cool point in the timeline of my photography skills and style. It marks the first time where I intentionally brought only film cameras to a wedding! Rolls of Ilford 3200 and Fuji 400H were the canvas, no digital. I did quite a bit of research and personal practice to feel confident enough to bring film to a wedding, and I must admit that the results were really nice. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did when I got them back from Richard Photo Lab. :)

I had to create a layout just for this amazing backless Givenchy dress worn by the Maid of Honor (AND she wears it so well). . .

Thank you to Gavin Holt and Judy Tran for including me in their professional photography and video team for this fun wedding.

Lead Photographer: Judy Tran (626) 216-4332
Videography: Gavin Holt (323) 605-4224
Coordinator: Sara Besharati, Persia Inc. (949) 633-9771
Hair/Make-up: Flawless Faces, Inc. (949) 742-4211
Florist: Avant Garden Events, (818) 279-5600 by appointment only
Catering: Jozef Besharati, Persia, Inc. (949) 922-8584

"We could just elope"

Sometimes a big wedding just isn't what
you want. Elopements are pretty much my favorite thing EVER to
photograph, because you get to make the day totally unique to you.
When you elope, there aren't any compromises necessary – You can go
anywhere you want to, do anything you like, and have the adventure of
a lifetime. The beauty is that since you're saving a TON of money
that you'd spend on a big wedding, you have more flexibility to
travel, buy that perfect dress, splurge a $1000 on flowers, or spend
a little extra on details you might not be able to afford with a big


Elopements are simple, relaxed, and
beautiful. And the best part is you can do it anywhere, anytime.


So if you're
planning an elopement in Orange County or Southern California, I've
put together a list of great elopement venues. These range from urban
to the 100% wild outdoors. The beauty of eloping in Southern
California is there is literally EVERYTHING to choose from. Want to
elope on the beach in Laguna? We can do that. Want to head off into
the mountains and have an elopement in Big Sur? Easy peesy. Dig that
desert vibe? Have an elopement at Joshua Tree! We have some of the
best elopement locations in the world. (and that's why I love being
an elopement photographer in Orange County!)


With that intro
out of the way, lets get into this list of the best elopement
locations around Orange County!