The only way to capture the beauty of your adventurous journey as a couple is to be out there in the thick of it with you!

- Beauty - Amplified by Adventure!

It's youR Story. SET FREE.

Whether by bike, on the water, by foot & everything in between...

As an Adventurer...

I love planning. I am ALL about details, logistics and gears lists- so you don’t have to be!  My motto? 



Tell me your vision for your elopement, and I can turn it into a plan - and then, keep up with you to photograph it! Organized & adventurous, I have had a ~20 year corporate career in Corporate Special Projects. What's that?!?! It was my job to come into any situation and create a plan + clear next steps. I've lived a lifetime of making seemingly-impossible things happen with style. I'm stoked to put this to work for you to make your adventure wedding planning easier, less stressful, and waaaay more inspiring and fun than you ever imagined possible!

...I get super excited about being with other adventurers! Trading notes, sharing favorite hidden gems, and getting out for the activities and adventures that make us feel most alive and joyful. Being out with people who also have the itch to “get out there" makes my heart sing.

As a lifelong "sporto" and traveler... 

My experience has been more traditional wedding ceremonies can feel like what's expected... 

Where do we get encouragement that there are other options that are just as (or more!) beautiful AND allow us to be true to who we are? 

Why am I SO passionate about Adventure Weddings & Elopements?

My experience has been more traditional wedding ceremonies can feel like what's expected...  Where do we get encouragement that there are other options that are just as (or more!) beautiful AND allow us to be true to who we are? 

Why am I SO passionate about Adventure Weddings & Elopements?

And, I know what it's like to want to include adventure... 

...My husband, Pete, and I wanted to do a "geocache" wedding, dropping only the date +  GPS coordinates to our favorite Utah desert spot to our guests.  Ultimately, it didn't work for our needs, so we held an outdoor ceremony back in Wisconsin.  We incorporated our love of adventure with a backpacking honeymoon into the Grand Canyon with some of our besties :-) 

Looking back, our day was beautiful, but... 

...I believe following our desire for an adventurous ceremony in the desert would have spoken much more to who we are as a couple. And knowing what I know now, following up with a family party would have been a great way to bring it all back together with those we love most.

Let's Build YOUR Perfect Adventure Wedding! 

My mission now...

... Is to put my photography & everything I've learned to work so no adventuresome couple has to look back and say 'It was beautiful, but it wasn't us,' or, 'I wish there had been a way to ___.'

there IS a way. 

I'm Excited to help you find it!

Grab a time below to start brainstorming, or, drop me an email below to introduce yourself!

Katelyn & Russ, Couple's Adventure Session

Katelyn & Russ,
Couple's Adventure Session

What an amazing experince with Kate!  What skills she had getting herself set up to take awesome pictures. It was a pleasure to have her take our adventure photos after our conventional wedding. Kate was able to locate the perfect spot with the desired mountain background. (I wanted that scenery for my wedding ceremony but we went with a different venue).

She is very easy going and laid back. A real problem solver and forecaster. The details she thinks of with plenty of back up plans is impressive. It is not your typical (counting till picture is taken) “1 2 and 3 and smile” kind of photography. She catches you in your element and inspires you with thoughts that guide you to your natural expression with your loved one.

My husband and I have Wonderful photos we will look at for a life time, with a story of adventure behind them. So if you're like me... wanting a conventional ceremony, but also craving that something extra, something adventurous with the husband (or to be!) Kate is your girl. She will provide you with the perfect plan to make all your ideas come true!

Meredith, Adventure Portraits

"Kate is an enthusiastic, laid-back and super friendly person who loves people and new experiences. This makes her not only a fantastic travel companion but the perfect photographer to capture all your escapades.

Kate can totally keep up with any activity you might want shot, and she's wonderful at giving just the right amount of direction when needed while remaining unobtrusive. I'm not one for photos as I've gotten a bit older, but I never once felt uncomfortable or uneasy being photographed by Kate and the final images were really stunning. 

I would absolutely use Kate again and again. She's the best!"

Marni & Ryan, Intimate Outdoor Wedding

Marni & Ryan,
Intimate Outdoor Wedding

"Kate took amazing candid photos, with an eye for catching the perfect shot and angle. She set up great shots, such as my wedding dress next to my husband's guitar, and was patient with family photos!

I appreciated working with her from start to finish. She was behind the scenes when she needed to be and directive, too...all the time reminding me it was my day!

Danniel, Adventure Portraits

Adventure Portraits

"Working with Kate was an amazing experience.  she went above and beyond in order to make sure that I would have a great experience, and the photos and display pieces i had made take me back to the day they were taken and bring back great memories.
I really liked just being out in nature while taking photos of something that you already love to do--it takes the weight of being photographed off your back! Its always a blast to work with people that not only do they love what they do, but knowing that they also share some of your same passions, makes your experience as client more memorable, easier, and definitely more enjoyable.

I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thanks!" 

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Share Your Vision Get New Idea
+ Cheerleader & Moral Support to Marry how YOU want!

Share Your Vision + Get New Ideas  
+ a Cheerleader & Moral Support to Marry How **YOU** want!

Let's Build YOUR Perfect Adventure Elopement!