A pregnant woman cuddling husband in Jockeys Ridge Sand dunes, Outer Banks during their golden hour beach elopement with Catherine Julia.

Traveling San Diego Elopement Photographer

HERE TO REMIND YOU THAT LIFE IS MAGICAL
AND THAT LOVE SURROUNDS YOU - ALWAYS.

Your life is a work of art - treat it as such.

LET'S CREATE IMAGES YOU'LL BE DYING TO HANG IN YOUR HOME AND LOOK
AT EVERY DAY.

A PHOTO ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE SUBJECT, BUT ABOUT THE EMOTION FELT AS WELL.

I FOCUS ON CAPTURING THE FEELINGS YOU'LL WANT TO REMEMBER AND CHERISH FOREVER. IF YOU THINK OF YOURSELF AS "AWKWARD", OR ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIKING + THE BEACH, YOU'RE PROBABLY IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

I OFFER A FUN-FILLED, PROMPTED APPROACH TO CREATE IMAGES THAT'LL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP (OR SO I'VE HEARD!).

BY THE END OF OUR TIME TOGETHER, I PROMISE YOU'LL CONSIDER MODELING AS YOUR NEW SIDE GIG.

[ Based in Southern California but loves to travel ]

San Diego Outdoor Elopement Photography

SPECIALIZING IN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENTS + COUPLES PHOTOGRAPHY

"Such an amazing experience!
The photos turned out absolutely beautiful. I’ve always been my biggest critic and I was shocked when I loved every single photo she sent back with the gallery.
Every single photo she took tells a story and you can tell the genuine passion she has for photography.
And not to mention the amount of fun we had during the session. We laughed and we cried.
We had such a great experience and I will forever and always cherish the moments she captured for my husband and I."
- Blair T.

DOWN-TO-EARTH PHOTOGRAPHER FOCUSED ON THE MAGIC OF LIFE

WHO'S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

I’m Katie! As a mother (and self-proclaimed memory hoarder), I cherish having beautiful images to look back at. To remember how big my son’s smile is (even on our toughest days) and to see the love, laughter, and appreciation for life that’s ever so present in my household.

My sessions aren’t focused around perfect smiles or posed, traditional portraits. My goal is to capture you in your essence by becoming your new #1 hype girl (you should see my son impersonate me during a photo session). You’ll forget the camera’s even there, or better yet – become OBSESSED with showing off your new smolder.

When I’m not chasing someone around with my camera, I’m usually found cuddling my babies, exploring outdoors, or practicing yoga and meditation. I love reading about all things Spirituality and Self-Help and constantly work hard to become the absolute best version of myself possible.

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LET'S TELL YOUR STORY - THE WAY YOU HOPE TO REMEMBER IT

From day to day, the warmth and happiness we feel for each other can be forgotten in the chaos – even though it’s always there.

My approach using an in-the-moment photography approach offers a reminder of how magical life truly is.

I make a fool of myself (kind of kidding, but not really) to bring out the best moments and create a fun experience for everyone involved.

We'll laugh together (maybe even cry) and just have a good time all-around, while capturing your new all-time favorite images!

SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA + BEYOND

I'm a military wife and mama whose passion lies in capturing outdoor elopements and couples that:
- want to have a non-judgmental good time surrounded by amazing scenery
- love all things boho
- laugh at themselves
- and just want to look back on their lives knowing they lived it well!

I love bringing out the best in the people I meet, and watching them light up.

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