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so you've decided you want to elope in the desert!
But now you're SEARCHING FOr A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO ...

Knows how to creatively capture a variety of different landscapes and lighting situations to capture your epic love in epic places.

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

I'm Karen

+ Your photographer and elopement expert who's ready to help you have a wedding centered around you two. 

+ Your go-to resource for all your eloping questions and advice, so you don't have to spend hours researching the internet for answers.

+ Your boots-on-the-ground location scouter, so you know exactly what to expect at your elopement location. 

Hey Love Birds,

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

You two deserve that for your wedding day. 

if this is what you've been searching for then...

...you're in the right place

"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!"

I can hands down say she made our day perfect

I am so glad that I stumbled across Karen Castor Photography!! She was absolutely one of the best photographers I've ever had the chance to work with! I loved that she was willing to go the distance for me and my fiance! Karen was very creative and had an amazing eye for the best shots!! We got to learn a whole bunch of new cool poses that turned out so beautiful! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for an elopement photographer!!!

Amazing eye for the best shots!

Karen was GREAT, we instantly connected. I had a vision of where I wanted to go for my bridal adventure session and Karen went the distance, quite literally, to get the shots I had envisioned. Hiking ~11 miles up mountains, to look outs and waterfalls. Taking on the heat and humidity like a boss. Communication was on point, never leaving me questioning details about our session. Loved finding sneak peak photos of our shoot on her social media outlets. Received our gallery in just under a month from our session. Seriously she was a dream to work with and would highly recommend to all who are looking for a photographer willing to go the distance.

Hiking 11 miles up mountains...

"I am so glad that I stumbled across Karen Castor Photography!! She was absolutely one of the best photographers I've ever had the chance to work with! I loved that she was willing to go the distance for me and my fiance! Karen was very creative and had an amazing eye for the best shots!! We got to learn a whole bunch of new cool poses that turned out so beautiful! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for an elopement photographer!!!"

She was absolutely one of the best photographers I've ever had the chance to work with

I am so glad that I stumbled across Karen Castor Photography!! She was absolutely one of the best photographers I've ever had the chance to work with! I loved that she was willing to go the distance for me and my fiance! Karen was very creative and had an amazing eye for the best shots!! We got to learn a whole bunch of new cool poses that turned out so beautiful! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for an elopement photographer!!!

Amazing eye for the best shots!

Karen was GREAT, we instantly connected. I had a vision of where I wanted to go for my bridal adventure session and Karen went the distance, quite literally, to get the shots I had envisioned. Hiking ~11 miles up mountains, to look outs and waterfalls. Taking on the heat and humidity like a boss. Communication was on point, never leaving me questioning details about our session. Loved finding sneak peak photos of our shoot on her social media outlets. Received our gallery in just under a month from our session. Seriously she was a dream to work with and would highly recommend to all who are looking for a photographer willing to go the distance.

Hiking 11 miles up mountains...

YOU'LL GET EPIC PHOTOS, BUT YOU'LL ALSO GET:

Yes!

+ 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. 

+ 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.

+ Elopement Planning Guide. 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.

+ 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.

& THAT'S NOT ALL! YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE:

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.

A 48 Hour Sneak Peek

a Custom usb box + prints

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.

video trailer

Bonus

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.

$1,200

PACKAGE I

PACKAGE III

TWO DAY ADVENTURE

*most popular*

HALF DAY

This package is for the couples that:

+ want to elope in one location at sunrise or sunset

+ want coverage for their ceremony, portraits, and a smaller hike/adventure

This package is great for couples who:

+ are looking to document their entire wedding day story from the intimate details and getting ready to the romantic sunset and starry night skies  

+ are considering multiple portrait locations or any excursions, off-roading, kayaking, celebration dinner, etc.

+ who can't decide between sunrise/sunset- let's do both!

+ who want to include family and friends for part of their day

PACKAGE II

This package is perfect for couples that:

+ are having trouble choosing between nearby locations that can't fit into one day

+ want to add  adventurous engagement photos the day before/after

+ want to have a ceremony with family, but a full day adventure alone

+ are interested in a camping elopement

FULL DAY Adventure

What's Included?
+ 12 hours split however you need between 2 days

+ adventure session

+ video trailer

+3 GIFs

What's Included?
+ 8 hours

+3 GIFs

What's Included?
+ 4 hours

Elopement Photography Pricing

$3,400

$4,400

$6,800

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. 

Planning

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. 25% of the package is due to officially reserve your date + then the remaining is due 2 weeks before your big day!

retainer + contract

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.

SCHEDULE A CALL

READY TO PUT YOU + YOUR PARTNER FIRST ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?

step one

step two

step three

FAQs

Easy, peasy! Once we're all squared away with the contract and retainer, you'll immediately receive my elopement planning guide with a quick questionnaire to get an idea of where you are at in your process and what you still need help with. Then, we will schedule a call to go over your answers, potential locations, and brainstorm what will make your day authentically you. 

I have a separate location questionnaire specifically for couples who aren't sure where they want to elope and need a little help! Once that's submitted, we'll have a location research call where I'll present 2-3 different locations that best match your answers for what you're looking for in a ceremony location.

Of course I'll totally be down! I LOVE exploring new places. While I wish I could explore every cool location, sometimes I just don't have enough free time in my schedule. If you want a specific spot or even have an idea of a location, but want me to find the hidden gems- it's my job to become an expert in that location. When I say I'm a nerd with researching- I mean it. By the time I'm done, you'll have thought I have been going there for years!

While I do provide you a ton of resources for planning an elopement, I do not plan your elopement. You are responsible for hiring your vendors, making transportation arrangements, choosing your ceremony time, coordinating the day, and being knowledgeable of the location you want to elope in and their rules, regulations, and leave no trace principles. But don't worry- the resources I provide will guide you through it all and we have plenty of calls to go over everything.   

You're on the list

Once I set up my travel plans for new states, you'll be instantly notified where I'm planning to go and get a discounted rate if you book while I'm there!

Thank You!