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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS ARE OPEN - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Seal Cove Inn, Half Moon Bay, California Elopement Photo Story Award

CA Elopement Wedding Photography from Seal Cove Inn as The groom steals a quick kiss from his soon-to-be bride

Wedding Photography from Seal Cove Inn | The groom steals a quick yet passionate kiss from his soon-to-be bride

Kevin steals a quick yet passionate kiss from his soon-to-be bride before they meet with their wedding officiant. 

For Jocelyn and Kevin, becoming husband and wife was less about the pomp and circumstance and more about confirming that their love for one another would last a lifetime. In the midst of the global pandemic, this couple decided to begin their marriage with an intimate ceremony at Seal Cove Inn, Half Moon Bay in Moss Beach, California

Wedding Venue Picture from Moss Beach, CA of The groom not hiding his love and admiration for his bride

Seal Cove Inn Wedding Venue Picture - Moss Beach, CA | The groom could not hide his love and admiration for his bride

The maid of honor helps Jocelyn put the finishing touches on her bridal look. Despite the fact that he was wearing a face mask in order to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, Kevin could not hide his love and admiration for Jocelyn as he watched her transform into a bride.

Half Moon Bay Wedding Photography w an appropriate face mask for the outdoor marriage ceremony occasion

Half Moon Bay Wedding Photographer | an appropriate face mask for the occasion

The wedding officiant presides over the outdoor ceremony that took place in the woods. She wore an appropriate face mask for the occasion — one with the word "Love" emblazoned on it. 

California Wedding Venue Photography showcasing a symbol for eternal love and commitment during outdoor ceremony

Half Moon Bay Wedding Venue Photography | showcasing a symbol for eternal love and commitment

The bride gently holds the ring during the ceremony, showcasing this symbol for eternal love and commitment before she placed it on her groom's finger.

Half Moon Bay Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Pic w the sun's rays showered them in romantic, natural daylight

Seal Cove Inn, Half Moon Bay Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Pic | the sun's rays showered them in romantic, natural daylight

As the sun's rays showered them in romantic, natural daylight, the bride and groom shared a first dance together. While they swayed together, Kevin took Jocelyn's hand and put it on his heart. 

Moss Beach Wedding Photo created as the couple signed the marriage license together

Seal Cove Inn, Moss Beach Wedding Photos | the couple signed the marriage license together

While the outdoor ceremony was moving and memorable, the marriage wasn't official until the license was signed. Wearing face masks and keeping the number of people in the room to a minimum, the couple signed the marriage license together.

Seal Cove Inn Moss Beach Wedding Couple Portrait w a pose for a poetic and powerful image

Seal Cove Inn - Moss Beach Wedding Couple Portrait in BW | The newlyweds pose for a poetic and powerful image

The newlyweds pose for a poetic and powerful portrait in the moments following their wedding ceremony.

Seal Cove Inn Moss Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Detail Pic of bride groom cake cutting w bottle of wine ready to share

Seal Cove Inn in Moss Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Detail Pic | With a bottle of wine ready to share, the bride and groom cut their cake

With a bottle of wine ready to share, the bride and groom cut their cake on a casual outdoor patio and enjoyed a few slices together.

Seal Cove Inn, CA Wedding Couple Portrait while Holding hands and walking outdoors in the woods

Seal Cove Inn, CA Wedding Couple Portraits Outdoors | Holding hands and walking toward their own personal forever

Holding hands and walking toward their own personal forever, Jocelyn throws up her bouquet in celebration. It's clear that the best is yet to come for these two!