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  • Tamara Merri

Monahans Sandhills Inspired Elopement | Texas Elopement Photographer

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Thinking of eloping in Texas but not sure where you should go? Monahans Sandhills State Park such a cool and unique area! West Texas is the land of oil fields and expanse land for as far as the eye can see. And then, out of nowhere miles and miles of sand dunes rise up. It definitely feels like you're in a different state or country!! Monahans Sandhills is the perfect location for your unique elopement adventure.


Kaitlyn & Cayden got married in September 2019 and had the most fun and beautiful wedding surrounded by their family and friends. Although their wedding was amazing, the planning aspect was stressful trying to please everyone and it went by way too fast.


They wanted to celebrate their love again somewhere wild where they could focus just on each other. So we went to Monahans Sandhills State Park in Texas to celebrate their 5 year dating anniversary. They celebrated their love, reaffirmed their vows, and ran around the dunes playing where they could be and do whatever they wanted. They brought along their new puppy which made the day the absolute cutest!!


bride and groom sit in sand with puppy smiling at the camera

Kaitlin had the most perfect dress from Signature Bridal for a day filled with running around sand dunes. It was light and stretchy to allow movement while also having a train to blow beautifully in the wind. Cayden proudly wore his wedding attire and wasn't worried at all about getting his suit sandy. They were 100% up for running around the dunes and snuggling in the sand as the sun went down. Monahans Sandhills was the absolute perfect location for their second elopement style celebration. They're both such beautiful, laid back, fun humans and I'm so honored to be able to capture their love story for a second time.

bride rearranges train of dress while the wind is blowing, which gives her a difficult time.
couple is chest to chest and about to kiss. you can see the view of monahans sandhills in the distance


couple is holding hands walking away from the camera with their dog on leash. The top of the frame crops the photo so that you cannot see above their shoulders. The brides dress is dragging in the sand and the groom is barefoot
couple is holding hands while running down one of the sand hills with their dog away from the camera


elopement in sand dunes with couple sitting in sand smiling at the camera

couple walks away from camera holding hands up one of the sand hills. The sand has an intricate pattern from the wind and they are walking through an undisturbed patch of sand
bride is alone facing away from the camera. she is holding her curly hair to keep it from blowing around from the wind. he dress is blowing in the wind

photo of a girl in a wedding dress standing on sand. her back is turned away from the camera to show the detail on the back of the dress but she is looking back over her shoulder at the camera smiling

groom spins bride around and her dress is mid-air. their puppy stands by watching

groom portrait with puppy. I told him to look "GQ" so he is smoldering at the camera. the puppy also has a blank stare as if she's also giving a model look