Have you ever met a couple so perfect for each other that their love seemed to radiate off of them? I experienced that during Jessica and Chad's sunset elopement photography at Luquillo Beach. As a photographer, it's my job to capture the moment's magic. I can confidently say that this beautiful couple's love story will stay with me forever.
Sunset elopement photography at Luquillo Beach
Luquillo Beach, located on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico, is a laid-back beach town known for its sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters and walking distance accommodations.
As a photographer specializing in outdoor weddings and elopement photography, I'm always scouting every corner of Puerto Rico for breathtaking (and convenient) locations to capture my clients' magical moments.
Luquillo Beach is an excellent area for a romantic and intimate sunset elopement. Although it's right by the side of the road, the beach is relatively secluded, so you'll be able to find a space to enjoy your special moment in relative privacy.
The coast is easy to access, in excellent condition, and offers many different angle options. Some areas have rough, dramatic waves, and others have serene waters.
Luquillo Beach is a new favorite spot for sunset elopement photography, just like I recently enjoyed working with a beautiful couple, Jessica and Chad, on their special day.
Intimate beach elopement photography at Playa Costa Azul
Jessica and Chad's story is about adventure, lightheartedness, kindness, and complicity. Their 13-year-long relationship was built on a foundation of love, and they finally decided to make it official.
They reached out to me for their sunset elopement photography just a week before the ceremony, and I was thrilled to be a part of their special day.
Despite the short notice and the wedding boom of the decade —literally, I captured the essence of their love during our last-minute, 45-minute session. As a photographer, I create connections with strangers and try to peek into their souls.
I enlist the help of each partner to find their lovable qualities and bring their personalities and relationship afloat. It may sound crazy, but it feels like falling in love with every couple, becoming their biggest cheerleader, and creating new daily friendships.
Jessica and Chad's adventurous spirit and lightheartedness were evident when I met them. I found their love language and story effortlessly laid bare before me, making it easy to capture the perfect shots.
The beautiful landscapes of Luquillo Beach provided the ideal backdrop for their sunset elopement photography. In addition, we immortalized the beauty of Playa Azul, which served as the perfect setting for their sunset wedding photography.
How to Plan a Stress-Free Sunset Elopement at Luquillo Beach
- Plan Ahead. While some couples may associate that elopements should be spontaneous, planning ahead is essential to ensure your day goes smoothly.
This includes choosing the right location, coordinating with your photographer and officiant, and planning secondary services, such as elopement florals.
Remember: on an island everything comes in small amounts and is scarce, so booking in advance will set you up for success.
- Embrace the Scenery. Puerto Rico is known for its natural beauty, so embracing and using the scenery to your advantage is essential.
The only constant for nature is change: coasts are subject to tides, which affects erosion and brings debris and sargassum every summer. You could visit the same beach every month, and it will look different.
Also, please bear in mind that there are no private beaches in Puerto Rico: by law, every beach in Puerto Rico is open to visitors to enjoy, which means that although we can find secluded spots, there is a possibility of strangers witnessing your ceremony and consequent photos.
- Choose the Right Time of Day: Sunset is one of the best times for elopement photography in Puerto Rico, as the soft, warm light creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
Be sure to coordinate with your photographer to ensure that you capture the perfect shot at the right time of day.
Working with Jessica and Chad was an absolute pleasure, and I am honored to have been a part of their special day. Their love story is a testament to the beauty of true love and the importance of capturing memories that last a lifetime.
For this event
Luquillo Elopement Vendors
Photography Camille Fontz
Officiant Get Married Puerto Rico
Bridal Bouquet Giorella's in Fajardo