letting
go of
tradition
and
getting
married
how
you
want

letting go of traditions and getting married how you want

/əˈlōp/

e•lope

elopement

YOUR WEDDING SHOULD BE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS.

  • is stress-free and effortless so that you can enjoy every moment.
  • feels like YOU from start to finish with all the things you like and none of the things you don't.
  • is fully focused on the two of you and your relationship from beginning to end.

If you know that a traditional wedding won’t live up to your expectations, then do something different. Having photographed 100+ couples and helped dozens plan their perfect elopement and destination wedding, I’m fully prepared to help make your idea of a perfect day a reality whatever that looks like for you!

I hear this time and time again, but the reality is you deserve a wedding that...

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? 


Your Wedding

  • you get to spend more quality time with fewer guests.
  • you get to have an intimate day filled with the most important things to you.
  • you get to experience your most authentic dream day (or even better multiple days) to the fullest anywhere in the world. 

What eloping actually means:

  • you can’t include your family and friends.
  • it’s not as special as a “real” wedding
  • it’s just a “short courthouse thing”.

What you may have been told eloping means:

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.

So what is an elopement anyways?

An Elopement

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From reserving your date, to choosing your location, to having the best day ever, it’s my job to help guide 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. 

Let me guide you

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.

Whatever your day looks like, you deserve to have the whole story of your day captured!

You deserve this.

Timeless, Elegant, and Romantic

We’ll hop on a phone call or facetime to chat about your dream day and get to know each other. We’ll discuss what you want your day to look and feel like, location ideas, and best dates and times. Together we’ll dream big about what your day could be and pick a location and date!

1. Start Dreaming

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.

2. Let’s Plan

Your dream day has finally arrived! You will exchange your vows free of stress with a stunning backdrop and a day filled with your favorite things. I’ll be there to document every moment so that all you have to do is be fully present and enjoy your day. 

3. Get Married 

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. 

4. Sneak Peeks

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.

5. Forever Relive

 STATES & COUNTRIES EXPLORED FOR WEDDINGS 

31+

couples photographed

100+

photos delivered

91,000+

United States Packages starting at - $5000

*travel to anywhere in the world included (so DREAM BIG!) 

International Packages starting at - $6000

*travel to anywhere in the continental U.S. included

  • full wedding day coverage *multi-day packages available*
  • 90-page elopement planning guide
  • custom wedding day timeline
  • photographer’s travel and lodging fees 
  • high-resolution edited images
  • print release
  • custom keepsake box of prints and USB of your photos

2022 Elopement Packages and Pricing (for weddings with 20 people or less)

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.

Since each wedding is unique, I create custom packages that best suit your specific day following our initial phone call.

Elopement Packages

Real Experiences

Sierra + zack

“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." 

autumn + Drew

“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!" 

Karlee + Bailey

"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."

+ October - Oregon, Washington, Texas, Kansas
+ November - Mexico
 
2023
+ South Africa

+ May - Utah, Alabama
+June- Europe (Greece, United Kingdom, Ireland), California
+ July- Ohio
+ August- Alabama
+ September- California, Florida, Texas
 

2022
+ January- Alabama
+ February- Nevada, Utah, Alabama
+ March- Mexico, California
+ April - Jamaica, Florida, Montana, California 

Upcoming Travel Schedule

25. Switzerland
26. Spain
27. United Kingdom
28. United States
29. Vatican City
     

19. Malta
20. Mexico
21. Norway
22. The Netherlands
23. Russia
24. Slovakia

13. Guatemala
14. Hungary
15. Honduras

      

7. China
8. Denmark
9. Dominican Republic
10. France
11. Germany
12. Greece
       

1. Aruba
2. Austria
3. Belgium
4. Bolivia
5. Canada
6. Costa Rica

Countries I've Been To

16. Iceland
17. Italy
18. Jamaica

      

21. Tennessee
22. Utah 
23. Virginia 
24. Washington 
25. Wyoming 

16. Montana 
17. Nevada 
18. Ohio
19. Oregon 
20. South Dakota

11. Louisiana 
12. Maine 
13. Massachusetts 
14. Minnesota 
15. Mississippi 

6. Georgia 
7. Hawaii 
8. Illinois 
9. Indiana 
10. Kansas

1. Alabama 
2. Arizona
3. California
4. Colorado 
5. Florida 

States I've Photographed In

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I’ve visited over 28 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! 

Traveling is my love language. 

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!

• Alaska
• Arizona 
• California
• Hawaii
• Oregon
• Washington

• Australia
• Bali 
• Cappadocia
• Iceland
• Italy
• Ireland
• Morocco/Egypt
• Patagonia
• Philippines 
• Thailand
• Switzerland
• South Africa

In the US:

International:

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.

Bucket List Locations

Yes, I sure do! I shoot both destination elopements and weddings in the U.S. and abroad. You can see my travel schedule here

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Yes! I shoot both traditional weddings and elopements! For more information on wedding packages click here. For more information on elopements click here! 

Do you shoot elopements? 

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.

Will there be a second shooter?

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. 

How will we receive our photos?

I accept payment through bank transfer, credit card, or my business Venmo.

What payment methods are available?

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.

Do you offer payment plans?

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.

Anything else we should know?

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. 

We’re ready to book—what’s next?

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