letting go of traditions and getting married how you want
Does the thought of planning a large wedding stress you out? Are you overwhelmed at the thought of creating a day that everyone else will love but you?
When you elope or have a small intimate wedding, you get to throw the “rule” book of what a wedding typically looks like out the window. Your elopement can be however you want—anyplace, anywhere, with just the two of you or with a small group. Eloping gives you the freedom to let go of other people’s expectations so you can be fully in the moment and focused on the promise you’re making to one another.
From reserving your date, to choosing your location, to having the best day ever, it’s my job to help you through the process every step of the way.
The beauty of elopements is that no two look alike—each can be intentionally customized to you as a couple. You could rent a house on Lake Tahoe, see the northern lights in Iceland, explore the streets of Paris, take a gondola in Italy, go on a safari in Africa, explore the west coast in California or Oregon, go skiing in Colorado, or spend the day at home before going to your local courthouse.
Because your wedding day is more than a glorified photo shoot.
When you elope or have an intimate wedding, you’re investing in an entire experience. Your day won’t revolve around all the little details of decorations and or making your rounds through 100 guests, instead, you’ll get to experience a day that is intimate and focused on your love story. Your elopement is the day you begin your life together, so documenting each moment matters. Your photos will tell the story of your day.
Once you book your date, you’ll receive an exclusive 90-page elopement planning guide full of advice to help you plan the perfect wedding experience. After choosing a location, we’ll bring all the details together, such as activities and vendors, to create a custom wedding day timeline for you.
You just had the best day ever and now you’re so excited to see the photos and share it with the world! I know how hard it can be to wait, so shortly after your wedding you’ll receive a sneak peek gallery with a variety of images from various parts of your day to get you excited about your photos until you receive the full gallery.
Though your day will have come and gone, you will still get to reminisce about it through the photos in your full wedding gallery that have perfectly preserved each moment. You get to hang the memories on your walls, print them in albums, and share the story of your day with the world.
STATES & COUNTRIES EXPLORED FOR WEDDINGS
Below are some example packages to give you an idea of the starting prices and what's included. Each of my elopement packages includes ALL travel and lodging fees to the listed locations, so you can rest easy knowing there are no hidden costs that will come up later. You can fill out the contact form to receive a detailed Elopement Investment Guide.
*for weddings with 20 guests or fewer
“We booked Katie for our destination wedding in Costa Rica. My number one request for our wedding was having a reliable photographer that could capture our love for each other, and Katie delivered a million times over. We were absolutely blown away at our photos. She managed to capture not only our love for each other, but our love for our families, friends, and the country we were lucky enough to get married in. We absolutely love Katie and there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t look and our beautiful pictures in our home and think back to the most perfect day of our lives."
“When I decided to start planning my wedding, I really wasn’t sure what I wanted. I stumbled across Katie’s Instagram story one day about eloping and figured I would just reply to see what an elopement even was. I had NO clue! After talking with Katie, I decided on Yosemite because it looked beautiful. I had never been, so I didn’t know too much about where the ceremony would be, but Katie helped me pick the perfect place! Our wedding was perfect because of Katie, and I’m so happy we chose her to share our day with. I just wish I could bring her everywhere for pictures!"
"Where to even begin. From the very first time I messaged Katie, she was always there to help in any way possible. We decided to elope in Yosemite National Park, and as soon I told Katie, she was already helping me plan. We decided to meet up and talk before the elopement and ended up having a shoot beforehand. During the shoot, she took the time to really get to know us. Asked us questions about ourselves, about our relationship, and made the session so much fun. We couldn’t be more grateful to have not only the BEST photographer but to be able to say we have a new friendship with someone so full of love."
+ May - Iceland, Tennessee, Alabama
+June- Texas, Ohio, Germany
+ July- Mexico
+ August- Italy, Austria, Utah
+ September- Portugal, California
+ January- Alabama
+ February- Texas, Virginia, Alabama
+ March- Mexico, Alabama
+ April - New Zealand, Texas, Massachussetts
29. United Kingdom
30. United States
31. Vatican City
22. New Zealand
24. The Netherlands
9. Dominican Republic
6. Costa Rica
21. South Dakota
18. New York
I’ve visited 30 countries in 4 different continents, and it never gets old. Being a world traveler has given me experience and knowledge about planning an elopement or destination wedding both here in the states and abroad.
Below is a list of places I’ve been and my upcoming travel plans. If you don’t see your dream location on the list, reach out, and we’ll get it added!
If you’re dreaming of an epic elopement at one of these locations, or you have another spot in mind, reach out so we can plan your epic wedding together!
• South Africa
In the US:
Let's be real, the list of places to see on my bucket list is endless! But below are just a few of the places I’ve been dreaming of visiting or spending more time in.
Yes, I sure do! I shoot both destination elopements and weddings in the U.S. and abroad. You can see my travel schedule here
Yes! I shoot both traditional weddings and elopements! For more information on wedding packages click here. For more information on elopements click here!
The package you book will determine whether or not there is a second shooter. However, second shooters are always available to be added for an additional fee.
I’ll deliver your high-resolution, edited photos through an online platform where you can download, print, and share them however you’d like. Wedding galleries are typically delivered between 6-8 weeks and engagement sessions between 3-4 weeks.
I accept payment through bank transfer, credit card, or my business Venmo.
YES! As someone who is married myself, I understand the financial burden of planning a wedding. All that’s required to reserve your date is a $1000 non-refundable retainer. The remainder is due in full one month before your date, but I will work with you to set up a payment schedule that works best for you.
A detailed investment guide including package details and prices are available upon request. All of my rates already include travel & lodging expenses. Sales tax is added to Alabama packages upon booking.
Ahhhh AMAZING! I’m so pumped! I can’t WAIT to get to know you, and I’m so thrilled you’ve chosen me. Your next steps are to fill out the inquiry form, receive your custom proposal, and pay your deposit to reserve your date.