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Boho Desert Canyon Elopement

The boho trend is alive and well my friends, and I am all for it! This intimate desert canyon elopement with Mackensie and Kory has boho goals written all over it- Mackensie is the nothing short of the ultimate boho goddess, crown and all (from Emma Katzka Bridal).

Mackensie and Kory are getting married in June, but gladly participated in this styled elopement coordinated by yours truly!

This shoot is for the wild lovers, the adventurers and the free spirits- I wanted to create a shoot that drew heavily on natural elements, the wood arbor, the stone crown, the salt lamps, the antlers, all the little details point to the beauty of the natural, rustic, and earthy setting. I think the same can be said for these two and their love. There is a beauty in the natural elements of their love, like the way he makes her laugh by making a face, or the way he looked at her like she was absolutely breathtaking when we were doing her bridal portraits, or the way they are effortlessly in sync. Their love is effortless, innate, and beautifully natural- just like the setting we chose for them.

This shoot was meant to play off the beauty of the setting, with natural details enhancing the stunning view of the Palouse- too often I see shoots so intricate and detailed, that they are overwhelming and distracting from the beauty of the natural environment. This elopement, down to the finest details, blended with and enhanced the location, making us feel like “we belong here”, rather than “we were there”.

As with all styled elopements, it could not have been done without the amazing team of vendors that we had- see below for the full list!

Vendor List:

Coordinated by Jmikayla Photography (me!)

Dress: Honest In Ivory


Dress Designer: Calla Blanche Dress


Headpiece: Emma Katzka Bridal


Rentals/Styling: Artifact Rentals


Florals: House of Found


HMUA: Beauty By Ellisa


Videographer: Mirananda Lyn Video


Other Photographers (check out their Instagram pages for some of their shots of this shoot!): Danielle Johnson, Kali Hylton



Catering: Bites and Treats Catering


Calligraphy: Crimson Calligraphy


Model: Mackensie Rockstrom