Values the elopement experience and prioritizes you on your wedding day by making sure it's only filled with all the love and activities that make you two uniquely you
Is an expert in eloping in the desert and can help with permits, finding hidden gems, researching fun things to do, and can recommend other vendors to make all your visions come to life
Can go with the flow (and is always prepared with back up plans) to ensure a totally stress-free day.
Knows how to creatively capture a variety of different landscapes and lighting situations to capture your epic love in epic places.
I grew my passion for helping couples elope and capturing their love in epic places after I eloped in Canada. The experience was more than I could ever put into words and I believe every couple deserves that for their wedding day. A day filled with love and adventure- no stress, no people-pleasing, and no rules.
"We decided to have an impromptu elopement/micro wedding in Sedona and the only thing we really cared about was a great photographer! We found Karen and some of her work on an Arizona elopement group, I reached out to her immediately and within 24 hours we had our photographer booked. She was able to create a timeline for our day and she made sure that all of the shots we wanted we got. She made the day 100% about us, she captured the most intimate moments of us getting ready, the sweetest moments of our ceremony, she even had us have our first dance on the cliffs and the photos were stunning. I can hands down say she made our day perfect. My husband and I both expected a handful of frameable photos and what we got blew our minds we want to display Every. Single. Photo. Karen was so easy to work with and just blended in with our group seamlessly. If you’re in the market to elope I can not say enough good things about her and her work!"
"We loved having Karen around to photograph us on our wedding day. From the beginning planning phases, she was proactive, responsive and was able to provide suggestions for the look and style we were looking for. What we loved most was that she goes above and beyond to make sure the actual day goes smoothly - from separately coordinating with our Officiant to make sure we were at the right place at the right time, to even helping with hair and make up! Not to mention she had a fantastic attitude the entire way through, even at the 3am meet time to catch the sunrise! We absolutely loved how our photos turned out - she really has a gift and is extremely talented and well organized. Karen was a huge part of what made our day so memorable. Thank you so much Karen!"
+ Direct communication. Don't worry about refreshing that email over and over waiting on an answer to your questions- I want you to be able to get your questions answered as soon as they come up. So, you'll have my direct number to text anytime. I'll also send you a personalized link to my calendar where you can schedule a call with me for more in-depth questions.
+ Hand-Crafted Timeline. Top priority for your elopement day is for it to be as stress-free as possible and have dedicated time for being in the moment. You'll receive a carefully created timeline based on the places you want to go, crowds, lighting, and activities you want to do.
+ No Additional Travel Fees. All photographer's required flights, 2WD vehicles, and lodging for Arizona and Utah are included in each package, so you won't be surprised by any additional fees and you have the freedom to choose any location.
+ Permit Assistance. Certain locations require a permit in order to have a wedding or capture photos. Don't worry about all the research- I've got you covered.+ Location Scouting. If you don't already have a location in mind, we can figure it out together. You'll receive a questionnaire to help narrow down your vision and then a detailed list of options to choose from.
You'll receive a detailed step-by-step guide to eloping. It's loaded with inspiration and all of my tips and tricks to help you plan the elopement of your dreams
You'll receive a digital gallery link where you will be able to download all of your photos as soon as they are edited, order prints and canvases, create favorite photo lists, and share with friends and family. You'll also receive a custom box branded with your names and elopement date, an engraved USB, and (40-50) 4x6 prints.
After the epic day that you two spend together, I don't make you wait months and months to get your hands on the memories. Within 48 hours, I'll deliver 20-30 photos to you through an online gallery where you can immediately download and share with loved ones.
Are you considering a videographer, but don't think you want a full video? For the couples that want their happy tears and belly laughs frozen in time through video, I offer a simple, yet intimate, 1-2 minute trailer of your day captured in video.
*I do not offer full videography services therefore audio and full ceremony coverage are not included.
Submit your info by clicking the "INQUIRE" button. After submitting your info, you'll immediately be directed to my calendar to setup a call with me! We'll go over all of the details and get to know each other before you officially book.
When you + your partner have decided you want to book, I'll send a proposal that includes your unique contract + an invoice for your total package. A 25% nonrefundable retainer is due to officially reserve your date + then the remaining is due 2 weeks before your big day!
Once the retainer is paid + contract is signed, you are officially BOOKED! The next step is to start planning. I'll send you an elopement planning guide and we'll setup your initial brainstorming call to go over what you + your partner envision, what you have planned already, and what you need help with.
When should we book you?
It's best to book your elopement photographer at least 2 months before the date you want to elope. Although, I've had couples book with a month's notice before, my availability is very limited during certain times of the year, so waiting till the last minute may chance losing your date!
Do we need an officiant?
Technically, no. You can totally do the paperwork in your hometown and then have the adventurous elopement experience anywhere. Doing it this way eliminates the stress of coordinating with an extra vendor, finding witnesses, and your ceremony would be even more private! If you're wondering if it'll be awkward- don't worry, I can guide your ceremony while taking your photos! ;)
Do we have to hike?
If hiking isn't your jam- we can definitely look into easier views for your elopement day! I want you two to only do what's authentically you and what you're most comfortable doing. Hiking is definitely not a requirement. Keep in mind that the easier the view is, the more popular it might be.
Do couples hike in their wedding attire?
Sometimes! Whether or not you hike in your wedding attire totally depends on what you're wearing, how difficult the hike is, and your hiking abilities. You will for sure need comfortable hiking shoes either way. Changing when you reach the viewpoint is an option- I have a pop-up tent if you prefer more privacy, but most couple just find a hidden spot where no one can see them to change quick. Especially if they're doing a first look.
do you photograph outside az and ut?
I love travel, so yes! I'm down to photograph anywhere you choose to say "I do." However, my expertise is here in the desert. If you're looking for someone who has the knowledge and experience in the area you want to elope, definitely look into locals. If you still want me to photograph your big day, I'll of course make it happen. I'm pretty good at researching new places.