You wake up from a restful sleep in a rustic cabin at the bottom of the valley.
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 a beautiful National Park 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 on a cliff.
Sound like your dream wedding day? You’re in the right place! Meet your Yosemite elopement photographer below
...Justin smiled across at his bride, Laura. As they share vows, both holding back sobs and taking turns wiping tears from the other's cheek, my eyes are misty behind the camera too.
The shared emotions.
The real, deep love.
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 been a professional photographer for 7 years, ranging from landscape and travel photography to portraits. When I started photographing adventure elopements, I realized I found what I was meant to do. This is why I became a California elopement photographer, and why I've created an experience for my couples so that I am with you every step of the way, from planning your dream elopement day all the way to sending you your final gallery full of memories you'll cherish forever.
Hey! I'm Kasey
The ultimate guide for how to elope in California, but it can be applied to any location you want! If you don’t know where to start, I highly recommend this guide!
Decided on a California elopement but not sure which location to choose? This post is for you! The best locations to elope in California from the perspective of a California elopement photographer.
Budgeting can feel overwhelming, this guide will help navigate budgeting for your California elopement as well as tips for being cost-effective.
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.
“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.
Yosemite is one of the most sought after locations for eloping in California, and for great reasons! I cannot say enough amazing things about Yosemite. From the stunning granite walls towering over the valley to the incredible views from Taft Point, the waterfalls to Half Dome, it is the perfect place for a dreamy elopement experience.
There are so many different ways to experience Yosemite on your wedding day! There are endless options for ceremony locations. Whether you want a quiet ceremony tucked into the woods or by the river, or an epic view from a cliff overlooking the valley as your say your vows, you really can't go wrong with a Yosemite elopement.
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.