Picture a serene morning, where you gleefully whip up breakfast side by side, your hearts brimming with anticipation for the day ahead. No jitters over the nitty-gritty details today, because there's no grand spectacle in the works.
Instead, you're embarking on a whimsical mountain escapade with your dearest companion, ready to revel in each other's company, sharing hearty laughter amidst the great outdoors.
As the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of gold, you exchange heartfelt vows, sealing your love in a moment of breathtaking beauty. And what follows is a night spent luxuriating in a steaming hot spring, gazing up at the star-studded canopy, hand in hand with your newlywed.
Does this sound like the enchanting wedding day you've always dreamed of? Well then, you've arrived at the perfect destination! Meet your California elopement photographer below.
...Justin smiled across at his lovely bride, Laura. As they share their heartfelt vows, taking turns wiping tears from the other's cheek, my eyes are misty behind the camera too.
The deep, shared emotions.
The love that's more real than fairy-tales.
The big, goofy smile during a first look.
The tears forming during the vow exchange.
The celebration and immense happiness when you're officially married!!!
This is why I do what I do. Getting to be a part of one of the most important and intimate days in your life, I do not take lightly. During every elopement I find myself sharing in the joy with my couples, laughing and crying right alongside you.
I've honed my craft for 7 amazing years, venturing from sweeping landscapes to captivating portraits. When I discovered the world of adventure elopements, I knew I found my calling. This is why I became a California elopement photographer, and crafted an elopement experience like no other. From planning your dream elopement day all the way to sending your final gallery full of timeless memories, I've got your back every step of the way.
Hey! I'm Kasey
You want to celebrate your love in a way that ignites your souls, you want it to feel like you! Well, you're in the right place!
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A breathtaking elopement by the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tahoe! It rained after the ceremony, and created the most romantic experience for Rebecca & Zakk!
Big Sur is one of the most iconic locations to elope in California, and it's no surprise why! Check out N & B's dreamy Big Sur elopement starting in the redwoods and ending on the epic coastal bluffs!
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!
“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 I'l even apply for your ceremony location permits for you.
As a California elopement photographer, I meet lots of couples who tell me they don't want to throw a huge party, they don't want to spend the day trying to please everyone but themselves, or spend months stressing over wedding details. My response is that this is completely okay. In fact, it's more than okay - it's awesome! It's your wedding day celebrating your relationship, and it should look and feel however you want. What ignites your soul? What makes you feel excited? What is special to you and your partner? These are the questions I want you to ask yourself when thinking about your elopement. You shouldn't have to worry about what anybody else thinks, but you.
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.