Kalena Photography

Kalena Photography

Based In: Kansas City, Missouri
Business Attributes: Asian Owned, Woman Owned
Photographer: Kalena Photography

Kalena Photography

Based In: Kansas City, Missouri
Business Attributes: Asian Owned, Woman Owned

Hey, there! I’m Kalena. I’m based out of Kansas City, Missouri and I’m a full time elopement photographer with a vibrant, bold, and storytelling photography style. Although I live in KC, I travel ALL over the US to capture couples in the most stunning locations. You can catch me on the road or in a plane always seeking the best golden light and jaw-dropping landscape for your photos.

If you’re looking for a photographer who will do more than just click a shutter button, I’m your gal! I’m there for you to help plan your day, hold your dogs leash, find the best local vendors, scout the perfect locations, carry your dress train, and elevate your elopement experience. My clients are ones who aren’t afraid to hike around a mountain or splash in the water at a beach. Your day should be all about you and your love for one another. I will capture all the little moments and special connections so you have timeless photos to look back on over the many years ahead.

You can trust me to document your day and deliver images that boldly show your authentic, genuine, and candid relationship. No matter what your day brings, I will be there to help make your elopement day the best ever!

I can’t wait to hear from you and start planning your elopement!

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Kalena was an amazing help to us overall! We had no idea where start once we decided to elope but she was there to guide us through it all. With her help we were able to make our day super special. We had mentioned to her that we wanted to get matching tattoos on our elopement day but weren’t really sure how to go about that. Kalena went out of her way and found us a tattoo artist that would travel to us!! She was just a big help throughout all the planning.
Kalena did a great job capturing all the beautiful moments of our elopement! We wouldn’t change a thing about how the day went. We loved getting some sneak peaks the next day and she got us the rest of our gallery within a reasonable timeframe. We are so in LOVE with every single one of our pictures!
If you’re considering hiring Kalena, just do it! She is a wonderful photographer to work with and will not disappoint!!

Jessica & Armando

I cannot recommend Kalena enough! We had a destination elopement and she completely nailed it. She made us feel secure in choosing her before we even met her in person. We had a video call getting to know her and explaining what we were looking for and to make sure it was the right fit. When we met her at our elopement she was so sweet and kind, and was doing everything she could to help us on our big day along with being the photographer. We were sent TONS of sneak peaks the day after our wedding with more to come not long after. Our photos were absolutely stunning! We couldn’t have been happier with them or this whole process with Kalena! 10/10 would recommend!

Karli & Keifer

I cannot say enough good things about Kalena!! She is incredibly incredibly talented and produces absolutely STUNNING photos. She uses her artistic skills to take shots you would never have imagined and captures so much emotion in every moment that I will forever be grateful for. Kalena is an absolute pleasure to work with, extremely professional and SO organized. I was on the fence about getting videography coverage for our wedding as well, but with Kalena, she was very communicative and helped me plan my timelines, even suggesting specific shots so I never worried about missing a single moment; I have zero regrets about opting to not have video coverage. The photos (and fun gifs!) Kalena delivered are above and beyond my wildest expectation; my husband and I are both obsessed with everything she has sent back to us! We hands-down will be requesting her availability for any and all future photography needs, and suggest you do the same – you will not be disappointed!
Thank you, Kalena, you have provided us with the most amazing coverage to relive our special days for the rest of our lives!

Emma & Eddy

When I began looking for a photographer for my wedding I had a list of requirements they needed to meet from my personal experience and knowledge as a photographer. I also had a distinct feeling I wanted the images to have. I went through multiple photographers who just didn't meet my criteria and weren’t a match. When I came across Kalena and went through her portfolio on her website I was excited I potentially found a match. She was very quick to respond and set up a web/phone meeting to discuss what we were looking for and to get to know us. Her questions were well thought out and I could tell she has been doing wedding photography for a while and had a great amount of experience. I was very impressed with her professionalism but I also felt very comfortable with her and that was important to me. I am so happy I found her and trusted her with capturing the moments and the feelings I wanted to forever remember on my wedding day. My wedding images were even better than I was imagining and I have nothing but fond memories of the whole process she captured. She seemed so comfortable around the venue and the people there. She blended in and became another friend who could capture more of the candid shots and sneak in for the close ups without us even noticing. That matters when you want genuine emotion captured. She not only met the high bar of expectations but exceeded it for multiple professional photographers within my family that all had nothing but great things to say about her. Her turnaround for sneak peeks and then the complete gallery was surprisingly fast and the amount of images was impressive. The extensive amount of images were also not just fluff to add up a tally, but all were important shots, details of the venue, decorations, and all the photos I wanted to make sure to have. It did not seem rushed. I also appreciate that she allows us to post any of the images we want as long as she is given credit. No watermarks on the images that are so distracting. I make sure to tag her in all of them since there is no better way for her to get clients, to just see what beautiful work she does. I also appreciated that she does not require us to only print the images through her services. If you are on the fence due to prices and budgeting she is absolutely worth her prices. She was trustworthy, professional, punctual, kind, communicative, and friendly. You won’t find anyone better in the KC area!!!!!

Tabitha & Blake
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