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Carmel is the perfect location for a wedding…or a beautiful elopement!

Carmel-by-the-Sea elopement.

Mrinal & Preeti were married on July 14, 2022 at a gorgeous, cliffside home in Carmel, California. This sweet couple met while working at Google and became good friends. As time went on, their friendship turned into something more. When Preeti began having health issues while they were dating, Mrinal was there every step of the way. It was honestly such a sweet story to hear. So sweet in fact, the New York Times published their love story! I’ll link it below!

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See their love story in The New York Times!

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See more of our favs from this stunning Carmel-by-the-Sea Elopement!

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“We booked a session after our elopement in Carmel, and worked with Sam as our photographer. The photoshoot was efficient without being rushed, and Sam took the time to make sure we felt comfortable and at ease in all the poses. We were thrilled with how the images turned out and Megan was incredibly collaborative and responsive throughout the process. We were impressed with the incredibly quick turnaround time, and the number of photos we got. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and found it fantastic value for money. Would love to work with Megan again!”

Mrinal & Preeti
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bride and groom dancing along cliffside in carmel-by-the-sea california wedding photographer megan helm photography

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Elopement

bride and groom dancing in traditional indian wedding attire on cliffside in carmel-by-the-sea california

Photos by MHP Associate Photographer Samantha Payne

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Elopement

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