Elopement Price Guide
You have made the incredible decision to spend the rest of your lives together. Wow! On an equally exciting note, you've made the brave and intentional choice to spend your wedding day in a way that is authentic to your love story. Incredible! Let me just pause for a minute and celebrate with you!!!!
Alright, now that I've got that out of my system, let me say, Welcome!! I am so incredibly honored to be considered to document such a special day. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Elopements and intimate weddings are such a meaningful and valuable way to spend your wedding day and I couldn't be more excited to help you craft a completely unique experience that you will cherish for years to come! This pricing guide should answer several questions that you may have, but once you've had a chance to look through everything, I would love to set up a time to meet over coffee, or chat on the phone, and get to know you better! Every couple and wedding is unique. For that reason, almost all of my packages are customized to best serve you. With that said, let's dive in!!!!!
If you’ve gotten this far, you’ve probably already seen this face. But just in case, hi, my name is Kara! I’m currently based out of Nashville, TN. I am mama to the sweetest twins and married to my college sweetheart. I am a Type 9 on the Enneagram and an INFP.
When I was a freshman in High School I had an incredible opportunity to spend a month is the beautiful Australia. Ever since that trip, I have had a deep passion for travel and the chance to experience and learn from other cultures.
I've been doing this whole photography thing since 2016, but it took me a few years before I realized that documenting elopements absolutely set my heart on fire.
WHY I LOVE ELOPEMENTS
Because it's a completely "just us" experience!
When you look back on your wedding day 5, 10, 20 years from now, you might not remember the save the dates you sent out, the colors you chose, or any other decorations or details. What you will remember, is how you felt waking up knowing you would be married to your best friend by the end of the day, the way you felt as you exchanged vows and became partners, the way you felt as you celebrated such a beautiful commitment. You will remember the love you felt for each other.
Elopements and intimate weddings boil the day down to it's simplest form so that you spend less time stressing over the details and more time clinging to each other.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT FULL DAY COVERAGE OF YOUR ELOPEMENT?
You may be thinking you only need a couple hours of coverage. The ceremony won't last long and it will only take about an hour to get a few portraits. But here's the thing: this is your wedding day and it deserves the same amount of coverage as a traditional wedding.
Full day coverage can be even more valuable at an elopement than a traditional wedding because you don't have all those people taking pictures on their phones throughout the day. These are the only images that you will have to share all about your incredible adventure. These are the pictures that you will look back on 5, 10, 20 years from now when you reminisce on this perfect day.
While nothing can take away how meaningful of a moment it is when you exchange vows together, this is not the only meaningful moment you will share on your wedding day. There are so many in between moments that help tell your love story that you deserve to have captured so that you can cherish this whole day for years to come.
Full day coverage may not be something you have considered, but I just want to say that you absolutely deserve it!
How does this work?
STEPS TO YOUR DREAM ELOPEMENT
GET YOUR FREE ELOPEMENT CONSULT
SECURE YOUR DATE
UNLIMITED CONSULTS AND PLANNING SUPPORT
ALL THE DETAILS COME TOGETHER
HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE ELOPEMENT!
"This was our first time getting professional pictures taken and we were nervous up front but as soon as we stepped out at our location and met Kara; our nerves calmed and we became even more excited to capture our memories. Kara made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We felt so natural. She made us feel as if it were only Devin and I standing there, showing our love for each other. I felt like Kara captured Devin and I's personality and love for one another perfectly. Our pictures show our love and who we are together. She was incredibly friendly and kind and made us feel like we walked away with a friend."
“You will not be disappointed! After searching forever to find a photographer I luckily stumbled across Kara’s instagram and instantly fell in love with her work. I told her what we liked to do for fun and she incorporated that into the shoot by giving us a ton of adventurous location options. We also had a tight timeframe and she helped us make it work! My fiance and I drove from Charlotte NC to spend the morning taking engagement photos at Cloudland Canyon State Park. This was our first time taking professional photos and she made us feel so comfortable! By the end of the shoot we felt like we walked away with a new friend. It was hands down one of the best mornings we’ve hat to date! Highly recommend!”
"Right from the start, I could tell that we were going to have a positive experience- but we were blown away! We had not done any professional photos prior to this, so we had no idea what to expect. Kara was exceptional and very professional throughout the entire process, while bringing a warm personality and smile! She answered all of our questions before, during, and after in a timely manner. During the shoot she made us feel so comfortable, that our relationship was really able to shine through in the photos. We honestly had so much fun! When it came to the final product, she delivered everything right on time and we are in love with every single photo. It's great when my only complaint is that I can't decide which photo I like the best! I would 100% recommend her to everyone I know who wants someone to capture a moment of their life on camera!"
(within 50 miles of Columbia, TN)
ALL DAY COVERAGE
You shouldn't have to stress about squeezing all your special moments into a timeline. Whether you are eloping or having a more traditional wedding, your wedding day matters! and you deserves to have all the special, unexpected moments from your perfect day captured. Every package includes up to 12 hours of Wedding day coverage.
MY TRAVEL IS INCLUDED
what you see is what you get! as long as the location you choose is accessible by commercial airlines and 2WD, there are no additional fees that you need to worry about!
I'm here to help in any way that you need. No such thing as too many phone calls, FaceTime chats, texts or emails. I know the industry pretty well and I'm here to give you all my best tips and tricks so that you can cut out the stress and focus on whats important: how much you love each other!
ALL OF YOUR IMAGES DELIVERED IN TWO WAYS
you will receive all of the images in a personalized online gallery & on a custom usb so that you never lose these precious images that will help bring the memory of this day back over and over again.
A La Carte
ADD ONS & EXTRAS
An engagement session is not only an amazing way to document all the little things that make your love story unique, it's a great way to get to know each other before the wedding so that I already know your best angles and you already know what to expect from me!
MORNING AFTER SESSION
Want to spend your wedding day just soaking up the moment with your loved ones, a morning after session will allow you to do the majority of your portraits the next day so that you don't feel rushed on the day of and have more time to just enjoy the day. We will work together to find the perfect location, you will have the chance to get all dressed up, and we will set out on an amazing adventure! p.s. it doesn't actually have to be a morning session, we could do these in the afternoon, a week later, or whenever!
$100 per hour
A second photographer to help capture all your memories and all of your angles.
PRINTS & ALBUMS
Prints and albums can be purchased right from your gallery after it’s delivered. Please feel free to ask me for a full list of options and prices if you’re interested in more info!
F A Q
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?
I have no photo limit for any of my sessions or wedding collections! All of my collections vary with image amount, but there is a good amount included with each! I want to give you more than enough images to remember your special day! Leave no trace is a set of ethics and best practices we should follow to enjoy and protect the outdoors at the same time.
WHAT IS LEAVE NO TRACE AND HOW WILL IT AFFECT MY ELOPEMENT?
Leave no trace is a set of ethics and best practices we should follow to enjoy and protect the outdoors at the same time. LNT is a tool to enjoy our beautiful public lands responsibly and leave less impact so that we can enjoy these lands for years to come. On your elopement day this means following all the regulations that are designed to protect the resources of the park for you and future generations. I will be helping you along the way so that you are aware of the regulations for the location you choose and know how to prepare.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
Engagement sessions will be delivered in an online gallery. Weddings will be delivered through the same online gallery & on a custom USB. Through the online gallery you will have access to a professional print lab where you can easily order prints of your favorite images.
HOW DO TRAVEL FEES WORK?
I don't have any - What you see is what you get! There are no additional fees that you need to worry about!
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY IF WE WERE TO HAVE TO CANCEL?
Upon signature, I reserve the time and date agreed upon, and will not make other reservations for that time and date. This means turning down other income, to reserve for your event. For this reason, the deposit is non-refundable.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
I try my best to get your images back to you as soon as possible! Most of the time, for couples/adventure sessions, its about 2 weeks. For weddings or elopements, it is 4-6 weeks. I know how quickly I would want to see my images, so I send out sneak peeks either the night-of or the day after!
DO YOU EVER GIVE OUT RAW/UNEDITED FILES?
No, because I believe that editing and culling through the photos is half the magic! The unedited photos are just not the same without it. I carefully go through the images and I promise to never leave out any photos that I know are the winners!
DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
YES! YES! YES! In fact, you can expect it!! I know the industry pretty well and would love to help craft an experience that is entirely unique to y'all! I want to be there to help take things off your plate so that you can focus on the one most important thing: marrying the love of your life!
I'VE HEARD ALL I NEED TO HEAR, HOW DO I BOOK WITH YOU???
First and foremost, AHHHH!!!!!! I am so humbled and honored that you feel ready to move forward!! I cannot express my gradatude enough! The next step is setting up a phone call to chat about your special day so that we can create a custom package that meets all your needs. After this, I will send you a contract & invoice, which can both be completed electronically. Once that's done, we are all set! Retainers are 25% of the total package cost, and the remainder of your payment is due two weeks before the date of your wedding. Payment plans are also available if you need them!
We are one step closer to your unique adventure!
If this all sounds like what you've been dreaming about, the next step is to set up a consult so that we can start dreaming together, I can get to know y'all a little better, and we can start making some plans!
We can chat over the phone, through FaceTime, or even email--whatever y'all prefer! Click the button below to send me an email with a few dates/times that work for y'all and how you would like to chat!