Southern California Elopement Photographer

Documenting experience-focused elopements for couples inspired by nature.


Southern California Elopement Photographer

ensuring every couple celebrates in their most 'true-to-you' way.

Ditch tradition, embrace adventure.

Your love story deserves a unique experience, far from the ordinary. An adventure following the heart.

Imagine a wedding day

under starlit skies, with mountains as your witnesses, exactly how you envisioned it.. 

Hiking your bucket list trail, hand-in-hand, through the forest.

Stargazing the milky way together in an International Dark Sky park, cuddled up next to your tent.

Exchanging your private vows under the canopy of California's redwood groves.

Off-roading to a secluded and mesmerizing view to say, "I Do."

Having the choice to decide how you want to get married. No doubts. No questions. Just pure excitement for you.

That's the kind of wedding we're here to celebrate.

The one intentionally created by you, for you.

And you've found your adventure elopement photographer to make that happen.

Hi, I'm Karen.


I'm your expert Southern California Elopement Photographer throughout the sunny state.

I'm here for the couples deeply in love not just with each other but with the nature that surrounds them. 

I offer wedding experiences honoring your unique love story.

I'm the adventure elopement photographer for those who find wholeness in nature, and believe that their truest expression of love can unfold against the backdrop of landscapes.

*I'm here as a guiding hand to ensure your elopement day  feels like a cozy adventure rather than an all-day performance.*

get to know me

Here to inspire you to co-create Your true-to-you elopement wedding.

Planning resources + elopement guides

Discover essential tips for your California elopement + beyond, including location scouting, permit requirements, and unique ideas for your intimate ceremony.

10 Best Places to Elope in California

How to elope in California

How to Elope in Death Valley NP

30 Unique ways to elope with family & friends

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An elopement is for you if -

You've excitedly decided on the journey of marriage. But you don't believe a big wedding honors the love and history between you.

You both find peace in nature, away from crowds, and thrive in the shared adventure of exploring new and meaningful places.

You want a day where you can authentically be yourselves, celebrating who you are.

You value prioritizing quality time together through something beyond the ordinary.

You envision exchanging vows with a breathtaking view.

You recognize the meaning of this day; And want to capture every moment to look back on forever.

If you find yourself nodding and feeling like I just read your mind, this is for you.

You deserve this experience, and I'm your elopement photographer that will help you make it a reality.

Let's start planning

Couples who trusted me to document and co-plan their elopement adventure

Read heartfelt testimonials from couples who chose the California wilderness as their elopement destination.

Karen is the best. My husband and I aren’t used to taking photos and often get uncomfortable, but Karen made us feel so comfortable with her professionalism and amazing vibe. I would recommend her 100 times over to anyone I meet. We are head over heels in love with the photos she took for our special day.

Asjia & diego

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creating meaningful Wedding experiences

Why elope?

for you and your partner in life

An elopement wedding grants you the freedom honor yourself on one of your most special days.

It's a celebration of your shared experience together, your growth and commitment, all that you've overcome, the joyful memories. Those moments weave together to form the map of your life story,

This is where I come in to photograph the magic for you with a documentary approach.

I'm here to support you from day one of planning; photograph emotions and moments; be a listening ear, a supporter for your dreams; research and explore your perfect location;

and curate a full day that prioritizes you.

As your dedicated Southern California elopement photographer, I have the expertise to create and capture your most magical elopement experience.

elopement packages

2024 Travel Schedule

I'm largely based in California, yet capture elopements worldwide.


Joshua Tree NP


Death Valley NP


Big Sur


Yosemite NP

El Salvador





Glacier NP


Yosemite NP






*special pricing in these locations during my travel times