When I began my career, I was proud to deliver the most by-the-book, industry-standard wedding photography experience you could imagine. Typical timelines. Usual poses. Average expectations All as precisely laid out by mentors and industry old-timers.
But even when I was at my most “ordinary,” at least one guest at every wedding would ask me how long I’d known the couple. “You must be friends from high school or college!” they’d say as I squeezed the freaking bejeezus out of a couple I’d only met through an online inquiry a year before. With a talent for finding common ground and building a genuine friendship after a single conversation, I’ve always brought a unique warmth and joy to the experience. But I wanted more!
I soon realized I was a big ol’ faker, just like I was during a brief phase when I pretended to be a bougie city girl instead of the muddy-booted, mountain hiking horse-girl I really am. And while I was absolutely set on documenting love stories, I knew that I needed to make a change.
The perfectly produced, 200-guest wedding celebrations had started to feel more like styled shoots than celebrations of unrepeatable milestones. So, I did what I’ve always done when life gets complicated—I raced out into nature. And to my complete shock, a flood of couples followed!
It didn’t take long for couples like you to show me that there were so many others who craved authenticity and believed that the adventure of a lifetime—your marriage—should begin with one!
A chiffon gown caught in the morning breeze during a mountop sunrise. A slightly crinkled (let’s call it “character”) bouquet
tugged out of your BFF/officiant’s hiking backpack by an impossibly blue lake. A private waterfall picnic before the “I do”s. All these moments and so many more are ones I could never have experienced in a hotel ballroom or stuffy venue. But they are the moments I now spend my days preserving once-in-a-lifetime moments for the remarkable, one-of-a-kind couples I meet as strangers and routinely catch up with as friends!
When I’m not exploring the mountains with lovebirds, I’m probably hitting up a new brewery with my husband and our friends, getting lost in a new psychological thriller audiobook (did you know I was actually accepted into the Simon Fraser Criminal Psych program?), or challenging my family to cribbage during a family game night.
But enough about me! It’s your adventure we’re here to daydream about and capture! So, get in touch, and let’s begin the journey together!
We couldn't have been happier with our engagement and wedding photos!! She makes everyone feel comfortable and captures every moment beautifully. We really enjoyed working with her and would 100% recommend her to anyone! She is such amazing photographer and we are so happy we ended up choosing her to shoot our special day! Thanks Kelly!
There are photographers who’ll pull you up in a parking lot to pretend you hiked for a view. I’m not her! I’m here to help you live (and capture!) a genuine elopement adventure as breathtaking as your love story.
I’m as gung-ho about your elopement as you are! That means I’ll never promote services or locations that are subpar. And I’ll never just go along with an idea I could improve without speaking up!
I’m no dummy—I know every photographer boasts about how “no, really! I’ll become your BFF!” But don’t take it from me! I’m well-known for bringing that “extra bridesmaid” vibe to every elopement I photograph.