When an exploratory email starts with “Well, I know this might seem random, but we were wondering if we could…??? “ that’s absolutely music to my ears 😀 My name is Kate, and I am an adventure elopement photographer & elopement planning guide home-based in the Atlanta Metro area, working across all of the South/Southeast and beyond!
If you’re just learning about Adventure Elopements, welcome! Yes, they are a thing (wahooooo!), and, perhaps like you on this site today, a lot of us find ourselves in this incredible space after being in and planning for traditional weddings…
And, that’s me too! After going the “traditional” wedding/family/corporate photography route for a number of years, I had some of my outdoor friends ask me if I would photograph their cliff-top rock climbing wedding, as they didn’t know (and couldn’t find!!!) any wedding photogs that could *also* climb. (Who knew, right!?!)
I agreed *without* hesitation, and it was an AMAZING weekend with one of the purest, joyful and true to them, and, beautiful weddings I’d ever been part of! My sporty & outdoor-loving peeps + the adventures I loved = a mind-blowing experience… The rest is history!
My little corner of the elopement world is that I encourage you as a couple to actually DO the activities you love for your big day instead of feeling confined to the lists of ‘normal’ wedding venues we’re given.
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail for a sunrise summit ceremony? Let’s do it! Mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, or sailing vows???? Totally! Something else in the water, at speed, or off the grid? Heck yeah! I strive with each adventure experience—whether a “just us two” elopement, tiny wedding with your most treasured loved ones, engagement, or, adventure session—to bring beautiful imagery to a meaningful place or activity, *not just* a pretty picture in a pretty place.
If all that sport feels a bit ‘much’, no worries! I have mad respect for adventure-leaning weddings too!
All that matters is you believe in the idea of something *different* & *more amazing* than hotel ballrooms & commercial venues that churn out wedding after wedding. If that’s you, let’s talk.
I absolutely believe that with careful research & planning, we can build an elopement experience in the right place and with just the right amount of adventure for you and your partner, and/or your crew! No cliche traditional wedding OR elopement locations are required. Let’s get creative!
What about me? Well… my honey and I backpacked in the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon, and I’m addicted to being outside 😛 My sports of choice are constantly at war with each other for my free time! Hiking & backpacking. Rock climbing. Kayaking & SUPing. Road & Mountain Biking. Running. Camping & Van Life… I love them all!
And, I must have been a nomad in another life, as I’m happiest when on the road. This is why my full day elopement packages have *no* photographer travel fees:-) Wherever your adventure is, I will be!
While I’m home-based in Atlanta and travel all over the US to photograph elopements, just know I have absolutely unabashed pride in the beauty we have in the South & Southeast. From mountains tops of all types to stately & lush forests… From ocean & gulf-side vibes to beautiful waterways (with WATERFALLS galore)… And from the coastline to the Appalachian Trail… The options are nearly endless for an elopement vibe that’ll be exactly right for what you two desire, and I can’t wait to help you discover the perfect spot! 🙂
Let’s go adventure! I’m stoked to meet you & your partner, and to learn more about what activities & places make your hearts sing as we build your perfect adventure elopement experience!
Drop me a line below or via my website to start the conversation!