Newlyweds embrace on rainy Oyster Beach in Humboldt

Oyster Beach Elopement in Humboldt County

Kameko & Dan’s Oyster Beach elopement was a happy convergence of circumstance and genius planning. The two had initially planned to say their vows in a redwood grove… but Humboldt winter storms had other ideas! Fortunately, they had the foresight to book a stay at Oyster Beach and held the ceremony in the living room while the rain provided accompaniment.

The rain subsided in time for a blustery portrait session on the beach and a little bit of puddle jumping. In case you were curious, I am adept at carrying three umbrellas and all of my gear at the same time. While 8 months pregnant. As this was the last wedding I shot before my son was born and dude definitely had news anchor hair on the ultrasounds, there were plenty of weather reports from Duck Donaldson.

The Humboldt Bay Social Club is an absolute Humboldt gem. Thoughtfully designed and located on a still active air strip just a minute or two from great beach wandering. Oh, and the lobby bar is kid friendly, pet friendly and cocktail magic. The perfect place to take refuge in a winter storm!

Windy elopement on Humboldt Bay in Northern California
Bride and groom hold hands as gale force winds blow in Samoa, California
Newly married couple embraces on windy Oyster beach
Windy elopement portrait on Oyster Beach in Samoa, California

“Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow. ”

Simon Dach