You wake up from a restful sleep in a rustic cabin in a forest.
You spend a relaxing morning cooking breakfast together excited about the day ahead instead of nervous about the details… because today you’re not putting on a show.
You are spending the day celebrating your love by adventuring in the mountains with your best friend.
Enjoying intimate moments together, laughing together, and enjoying the outdoors.
After a day of exploring and enjoying amazing views, you make your promises to each other at sunset and spend the evening soaking in a hot spring under the stars with your new spouse.
Sound like your dream wedding day? You’re in the right place! Meet your California elopement photographer below
Standing on top of a giant granite cliff, feeling the wind blowing through my hair I gazed upon one of the most magnificent views I’ve ever seen. The sun was just about to dip behind the horizon casting a beautiful orange glow over the Yosemite valley. I stood, camera in hand, waiting for that perfect moment to capture just how epic this landscape is. Just then, I see a couple walk out onto one of the rock ledges in my frame.
The man is dressed in a suit and the woman is wearing a stunning white gown, and I realize they are getting married. Right here. On this giant cliff. 3,000ft above the valley floor. At sunset. I put my camera down and watch as these two adventurous souls join their lives together forever holding back tears, madly in love.
I was wrong, I had not been gazing upon the most beautiful view, but I was now. At this moment I knew I had found what I was meant to do. That feeling I have whenever exploring incredible places is so much more amazing to share with two people who want to adventure together forever, and documenting these real-life moments with authentic, emotive photos that show the free-spirited, kind souls that you are.
Hey! I'm Kasey
California elopement photographer | California elopement photography
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TO HAVE AN INTIMATE, INTENTIONAL WEDDING DAY THAT IS AUTHENTICALLY YOU.
Your relationship deserves to be celebrated in a way that feels like you.
Imagine what the best day you could dream up with your partner would look like.
“I have a big collection of photos where I look like a clumsy and awkward scarecrow. I always freeze when a camera turns my way. Working with Kasey for our wedding was an amazing experience, she had us moving around and interacting, we didn't feel awkward and the photos are amazing. We were astonished - who knew we were models in the rough!”
-Suzy & Paul
I will help you figure out where your perfect place to elope is if you haven’t already decided. I have scouted and explored different beautiful locations in California and know all of the best epic spots! I will also help you craft a timeline to get the best lighting for your photos, the smallest crowds at your location, and make the most of your day.
Don’t know where to stay or what to do while you’re there? I got you! Once I get to know you and your vision I can recommend lodging that fits your style and activities that you’ll love.
Don’t know how to do this legally? Don't worry, I got you! I will send you everything you need to know to get a marriage license and permits for your location.
A breathtaking elopement by the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoel It rained after the ceremony, and created the most romantic experience for Rebecca & Zakk!
Deep in the valley of Fern Canyon, this beautiful California elopement was full of adventure... and a Big Foot surprise! Check out the most unique first look ever.
A stunning mountain elopement surrounded by snow, this day was a dream! Haley and Jazz said their vows in a snow covered meadow, explored different spots near Mammoth and ended the day with a pizza celebration!
Elopements give us the opportunity to explore some of the earth’s most epic places, but while we do so it’s important to remember to take care of and be respectful of our environment. As a California elopement photographer, I make sure to practice leave no trace principles in all of my activities, including elopements.