Melinna & Tomik | El Matador Beach Elopement (Styled)
So if I told you these two had never met before this day, would you believe me? Probably not. I could not believe how believable their chemistry was despite being complete strangers. This styled shoot was everything I could have hoped for. I wanted to be able to showcase a more laid-back, earthy elopement for any potential brides and Melinna was the perfect model for that. She's as California as it gets.
I also knew the color palette I'd be working with at El Matador Beach would be very neutral, and I wanted to keep their wardrobes cohesive with their environment. We found this beautiful ivory gown from Free People, and Tomik had the perfect suit from Zara paired with an olive green tie for the perfect touch. The bouquet & flower crown were made by me, and believe it or not, are fake flowers! (Yeah, we were on a tight budget and short time frame for this shoot so I had to think quick.) This styled elopement photo shoot is the perfect inspiration board for a bride looking for something intimate, romantic, and earthy.
Location: El Matador Beach
Dress: Free People
Bouquet & Head Crown: Made my me!
Models: Melinna Gomez and Tomik Der
Jessie Caballero is a Los Angeles photographer specializing in photojournalistic wedding photography, elopement photography, and engagement photography. She highlights the unique love stories of couples who love to explore and go on adventures together. Her photojournalistic approach is perfect for couples seeking images that capture their hearts and souls in an authentic, candid way.