This tropical elopement at Hotel Escalante in Naples, FL was photographed by Hannah Bjorndal on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Hannah is a Naples wedding photographer available for weddings in Naples, SW Florida, and beyond. She has photographed weddings all over the United States and the world, including weddings, engagements and events in the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Paris, Greece, Italy and more.
What a sweet elopement editorial shoot this was! Kelly and Jake were actually married in November in North Carolina. Sadly, I was already booked for their wedding date! When I planned a trip to Naples in February, I was thrilled to connect with these two and plan a gorgeous, tropical elopement at the Hotel Escalante!
First of all, the Hotel Escalante is a complete dream. Tucked away in a little oasis right off 5th Avenue in Old Naples, it is the perfect getaway in an ideal location. The staff is amazing and on-site weddings and events coordinator, Ana Maria, is the best of the best! She is delightfully helpful and assisted in every part of this gorgeous occasion!
Not going to lie, I wanted to stay at Hotel Escalante long after this shoot ended! It is so dreamy and peaceful – literally the perfect vacation spot. I could not believe how peaceful it was given it’s central location in town! If you’re headed to Naples anytime soon, I would highly recommend staying here!
Now let’s talk about beautiful Kelly & Jake. These two are superstars. We had record heat in Naples for February and these two were champions. You would never know that behind the scenes, I was a sweaty mess! They were picture-perfect and so much fun. They also are a gorgeous couple, which made my job super easy!
I’m so thrilled to share these beautiful photos with you today! Special thanks to our amazing vendor team, including Kelly’s mom, Sue, who assisted me during the entire shoot!
Venue: Hotel Escalante in Naples, FL
Photographer: Hannah Bjorndal
Models: Kelly & Jake Walker
Flowers: Ashley Marie Designs
Mar 31, 2020