California WEDDING + Elopement Photographer

documenting true-to-you intentional wedding experiences

for a wedding experience that tells your story and captures real emotion

You want to look back on your wedding day photos and feel the memories, the nostalgia. You value meaningful experiences together above all else and want these moments captured.

You want vows and views.
The safety to be exactly who you are without judgment.
The freedom to do what YOU want without the pressure to perform.
Your love story the focus of your wedding.

And above all- a memorable and truly meaningful experience, with photos to remember it.

The Adventure

ELOPE

 toss the rules, throw out the expectations..

What is an elopement wedding?

AN ELOPEMENT WEDDING IS A MEANINGFULLY CRAFTED WEDDING EXPERIENCE WHERE THE INTENTION IS TO FOCUS ON THE SOUL CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO PARTNERS + THE JOURNEY OF THEIR LOVE STORY.

option (not obligation) to bring along your people

how's that sound?

I'm here to help make your dream elopement or small wedding happen.

whether you

I'm here to capture all of it.

trek at sunrise or sunset for a vow exchange among the mountains...

... opt for a destination elopement...

... hop into a jeep for the wildest ride...

enjoy a weekend getaway glamping in a national forest...

... say "I do" at a breathtaking estate/winery...


Why do couples elope?

(from one eloping couple to the other)

For a wedding experience completely focused on the couple, rather than entertaining guests.

To avoid the stress and pressure of a big traditional wedding.

For the flexibility to do exactly what they want, travel to new places, and enjoy their preferences.

Hey, I'm Karen!

I'm based in Southern California. I document elopements and small weddings through a  


storytelling approach. All love, all couples are welcome here. I specialize in real moments captured in a documentary style for couples who like to do things a little different. I believe your wedding day should represent who you are, your partnership, and be your own unique journey. I document the little moments alongside the big.

My mission is to capture the emotions of your love story. I don’t chase perfect photos and posed moments- I strive for true moments that directly portray your celebration as it was.



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more than just your photographer, here's how i help:

- Location research/ideas

- Permit INFO RESEARCH

- TIMELINE-CURATION

- Wardrobe assistance

- VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS

- MINIMAL AND NATURAL "POSING" GUIDANCE

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What others have said

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

whatt others have said

We would definitely recommend Karen as a photographer. We had a couple shoot with Karen in the Netherlands. During the shoot we felt really comfortable, Karen is super kind and funny. She guided us through the shoot and helped us with tips on posing. We love all the pictures Karen took of us and they are edited very beautiful. A big bonus was that Karen prepared the shoot really well and had already scouted for locations which made the shoot flow really well and gave us super nice results.

- lucky & leonardo

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