Kari Bjorn Photography

Kari Bjorn Photography

Based In: Arkansas
Photographer: Kari Bjorn Photography

Kari Bjorn Photography

Based In: Arkansas

Kari Bjorn is an Icelandic destination wedding and elopement photographer, currently based in Fayetteville, Arkansas and available in North/Central America, The Caribbean, and Europe.

I get it, you’re not the type of couple to book the boring venue two of your friends already got married at and have everybody over for yet another standard wedding day. Also! Who wants to pay for your dads’ coworker’s meals when you can ditch that and plan an adventure elopement!

Get in touch to make that happen!

I grew up in Iceland and spent my childhood traveling the country with my family and friends. I moved abroad in my early 20s after going to culinary school and having a short career as a chef and have now lived in 11 places on 3 continents in the last 15 years. It’s been a fun ride 🙂

I am ordained!

Arkansas is pretty chill when it comes to weddings and elopements. You don’t need witnesses and I am ordained and certified to perform wedding ceremonies in the entire state. What this means for you is that you don’t have to hire an officiant if you don’t want to. If you’d rather have a super intimate vow ceremony with your partner — I can legally sign your license.

As a photographer, I studied photography at Parsons School of Design and have worked in settings that range from the Vanity Fair Oscars Party to capturing the Icelandic National Football Team preparing for the 2018 Fifa World Cup. I’ve walked on glaciers and been yelled at by Rihanna (woops😬) — not on the same shoot though!

For the past 4 years, I’ve transitioned to photographing more destination weddings and elopements, especially after my wife and I eloped ourselves. I travel frequently around my home base and am available to capture your adventure elopement!

Check out my favorite elopement locations by visiting my website and reach out to book your day!

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I found Kari when we decided to scratch our big wedding plans and elope and I am sooooo happy we made that decision!!! He was amazing on our day. He told us that because it was an elopement we'd not get as many candid photos as we would have liked if we had gone with our original wedding plans but he was perfect at making our experience feel authentic from the start. I was worried it might feel too posed but he had a way of making it all feel so natural. We couldn't be happier with the photos we got back, he also sent us a little card in the mail with one of our photos, such a kind gesture.

Francesca G.

Kari was the best photographer we could have possibly imagined. It can be hard not to hate yourself in photos at times, but his are so gorgeous it’s literally impossible. He captured every beautiful second of our big day. He was never once in the way, and captured moments I didn’t even know he was there for until I saw the photos. He was so funny and easy going that it was easy for everyone to relax in front of his camera. Even the most camera shy people at our wedding raved about how comfortable he made them feel. Throughout the planning process he was easy to reach if we needed him and it felt like he read my mind with how easily he adhered to the theme of our wedding. He even delivered the most gorgeous GIFs I’ve ever seen! He never once questioned the non-traditional elements of our wedding. As a queer couple, one of my concerns was finding vendors who we would be comfortable around (and vice versa). He never asked any question he didn’t need to and never once made us feel awkward. I couldn’t recommend him enough. If you want to see yourself and all the people you love in the most colorful, genuine, and artistic photos you’ve ever seen, then he is the right photographer for you!

Jenna H.

Working with Kari during our October 2021 wedding was wonderful! My husband and I are pretty laid back ‘live in the moment’ folks and not big on posing for photos and Kari was with us and our ‘style’ every step of the way. While we did do a number of the posed photos (that turned out beautifully,) the majority of the photos were those impromptu photos that truly documented the day.

Kari genuinely listened to our vision during the pre-wedding meetings which resulted in photos that were exactly what we had hoped for.

In addition to the beautiful photos, Kari was professional, on time, efficient communication, reliable, friendly.

Thank you Kari for everything!

Jillian P.
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