Southern California Elopement Photographer

Experience-focused elopements for couples inspired by nature

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California Adventure 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 your heart.

Imagine a wedding day

under California's 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.

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I'm Here to inspire you to co-create Your true-to-you elopement

Hi, I'm Karen


You feel it in your heart that an elopement is right for you. You're ready to step away from tradition and pave your own path.

Eloping is about stripping away the 'should do's and focusing on what really matters - your connection, story, and love.

Let's create this journey together - crafting an unforgettable celebration that feels uniquely yours.

Together, we can create a day that’s not only about beautiful locations, but also about creating a day so deeply personal, it can only belong to you.

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Your expert Southern California Elopement Photographer

We had a beach elopement session with Karen and it was so much fun!! She was so sweet and provided us with the perfect amount of guidance that still allowed us to be ourselves.

The photos also turned out freaking beautiful and we absolutely love them!! THANK YOU SO MUCH KAREN, you are amazing!!!!!! Super recommend!!!

"SHE provided us with the perfect amount of guidance that still allowed us to be ourselves"

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This is what eloping looks like in the Golden State

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And Here's the STEP-BY-STEP process to co-creating your dream elopement

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Plan your dream cALIFORNIA wedding

elopement day - You marry, I capture.

Reach out with your ideas (whether they're just drafts or fully formed)

We'll chat over a call to hear your vision and get to know you. This is the start of co-creating something magical, centered entirely around what matters to you.

Together, we'll design your dream elopement from the ground up. Expect personalized location suggestions, handpicked vendor recommendations. and a custom timeline. 

You'll get photography that’s as relaxed + fun as the day itself. It's more than photos; it's the adventure of eloping and the experiences shared along the way, all while ensuring you both look and feel incredible.




If you're dreaming of a wedding that’s full of adventure- Karen is the photographer you need. Karen’s all in for any trail to make sure you get the wedding you want. It only took me five minutes on her website to see that an outdoorsy elopement was just what we wanted, and Karen was the one to capture it. When we reached out, she immediately made us feel at ease and confident with her guidance. 


- A + R

Your Full Name (+pronouns)*

Your Partner's Name (+pronouns)*


Phone Number(s)

date, or I can help you pick one*

Location or would you like suggestions?*

Your vision and ideas, anything else you'd like to share

Ready to begin planning your dream elopement?

Planning Resources + Elopement Guides

Discover tips for your California elopement, including where to elope, permit requirements, and unique ideas for your intimate ceremony

30 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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your California elopement awaits

I help make your dream elopement a reality in the most beautiful spots in California.

Joshua Tree


Death Valley

Big Sur

Eastern Sierras


kINGS canyon

Lassen Volcanic NP

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