A handfasting ceremony during this Enchanted Rock elopement

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is getting to be a part of the couple’s special day. I love that for each couple, their day is completely different - whether it’s a traditional ceremony in a Catholic church, a destination wedding on a beach somewhere, or an Enchanted Rock elopement, every couple is so unique!

This particular elopement was one for the books! Debra and Ed chose to go hiking and do a handfasting ceremony on top of Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg, Texas. The views were insane and these two were an absolute blast to photograph. They were fun, adventurous, and wildly in love with each other. Besides one another, they both believe that nature and travel are two of the greatest gifts they have in life. 

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A fun, relaxing wedding day filled with laughter

The day was incredibly relaxing. Myself, and a couple of the couple’s closest friends, hiked the Enchanted Rock trail, stopping along the way to take photos, laugh, and just have a good time. I couldn’t believe how well Debra hiked the trail in her dress and how her LucieMarie Makeup remained intact the entire time! 

A beautiful, untraditional Enchanted Rock elopement

When asked if they had any wedding planning advice for other couples, Debra responded, “Do it your own way! It’s your commitment to one another so don’t let others dictate how you do it.” Beautiful advice! Their day was so unlike a traditional wedding and it expressed Debra and Ed perfectly!

This incredible Enchanted Rock Elopement was also featured on Wandering Weddings!

Talented Wedding Vendors

Venue: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo
HMUA: Angela Parker at LucieMarie


Before you jump into the photos, check out what this couple had to say about working with me:

"We used Nikk for engagement photos and our (hiking) wedding photos. My husband and I are both introverts and really don't care for focus being on us. Nikk was able to beautifully balance his approach to give us both guidance and space on our special day. Kudos to him for hiking with us, as well as working our dogs into the engagement session. Nikk is so relaxing to be around that he is able to capture naturally beautiful shots. I highly recommend him and would use him again!"


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