for a "true-to-you" wedding experience

CALIFORNIA Elopement
Photographer

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welcome to my creative corner of love stories and adventure

WHEN THE TRADITIONAL BIG WEDDING JUST ISN'T FOR YOU.

You're anything but traditional. Maybe you don't want the stress of planning for 150 + guests. Maybe you struggle to identify with old-fashioned values. And the idea of making your wedding day a parade for everyone but you doesn't sit right.

WHAT YOU REALLY WANT IS TO

LET'S PLAN a wedding on your terms

toss the rules + expectations

FOCUS ON JUST THE TWO OF YOU AND YOUR CONNECTION

plan a day in alignment with who you truly are

avoid the pressure of putting on a "performance"

exchange your vows with a view in the great outdoors

hey, I'm Karen!

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

storytelling approach. Because the entirety of your wedding day matters and how you choose to do it matters most. I'm here to support you in saying YES to creating a day for you, to adventure and HELL NO to the pressures of “you should do this.” More than just a photographer, I also help plan logistics, build your timeline, scout locations, and make sure you have all the information for permits/licenses.

My mission is to capture the trueness of your love story. I want you to look back on your wedding photos with nostalgia and remember the day exactly how it was.



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what is an elopement?

AN ELOPEMENT 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.

now throw in some adventure

how's that sound?

I'm here to help make your day happen.

whether you

I'm here to capture all of it.

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

... soar over the land in a hot air balloon...

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

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

... rent a boat or kayak through waters...


i'm in

here's to the good that found you 

AND THE GREAT THAT AWAITS

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