Sandi and Andrei (Elopement Photography) @ Panther Beach, Santa Cruz, California

I met Sandi and Andrei in the parking lot of the Westside Santa Cruz Safeway along with the rest of their families. This intimate Russian and Chinese union was made all the more special by the small gathering of only the immediate family and best friends. It happened to be incredibly windy at Panther Beach – even more so than usual! But the gusts didn’t deter the couple from going through with the nuptials one bit. After the quick ceremony by a common friend, I too Sandi and Andre down to the beach for more photos of just the two of them. Below are some of my favorite photos from their elopement / small beach wedding. Enjoy!

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The wedding guests waving in a group photo

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Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

It was really REALLY windy!

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom embracing on the cliff edge

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Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom jumping for joy on the bluffs above Panther Beach

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom on the bluff overlooking Panther Beach

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom kissing in a field of yellow flowers

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

The natural bridge and ocean in a wide couple shot

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom facing the ocean in the arch of the natural bridge

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Gorgeous rock texture, black and white bride and groom.

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Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Black and white, bride and groom holding hands in the shadow of the rock

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride getting a piggy back ride by the ocean

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Bride and groom holding hands in front of the big orange rock at Panther Beach

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Waves splashing against a rock while the bride and groom kiss

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Sneaking a kiss with the ocean in the background

Panther Beach Elopement Photos - Sandi and Andrei - Photos by Bay Area Wedding Photographer Chris Schmauch www.GoodEyePhotography.com

Running on the beach

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Looking for some creative elopement photos on the beach in Santa Cruz? Bay Area Wedding and Engagement Photographer Chris Schmauch makes you both look simply amazing! Call (831) 216-6210 or fill out this nifty contact form (for serious inquiries only). 

If you haven’t already, feel free to review our portfolio site, browse past real weddings, follow our business on Facebook (like us while you’re at it!), or read our awesome Yelp reviews.
 

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