I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri who is always up for travel! I love being outdoors, exploring new places, and taking photos of totally in love couples. As your photographer, I'll be there to tell your love story through the lens of my camera with a bold, bright, and vibrant style.
No place is too far!
I'll follow you all over the map for your perfect dream day.
Our lives bring us many beautiful milestones and I'm here to freeze those moments in time for you so you can relive them over again. To give you authentic and priceless photographs that you and your loved ones will cherish forever.
Wherever you want to get married, I'm there to tell your love story through photography. Elopement and intimate weddings are my favorite things to photograph and my goal is always to make sure I'm authentically showing your whole relationship.
I'm based in Kansas City, Missouri but I'm always willing to travel to where you are! If you're looking for a wedding or elopement photographer who is all about capturing your candid & adventurous moments, I'm your gal. I can't wait to hear from you!
Everyone's relationship is unique and completely original. Why shouldn't your wedding or elopement day reflect that too? Imagine where you are at your happiest. Is it out in the great outdoors, climbing a mountain, hiking your favorite trail, camping under the stars, picnicing near a river, watching the sun set over the desert? Or maybe it's at your family's backyard, at your favorite art museum, that little café where you two met, a beautiful winery, exploring downtown, or going to your local city park.
Your elopement or wedding day is going to be a reflection of you and your partner's love story and relationship. Therefore, your photos should authentically tell the story of your special day. I'll be there to capture every moment and provide you with photos you will cherish forever. Trust me to document your story so you can be completely in the moment throughout the day.
Leading up to your wedding, I will be available to assist with any questions and day-of photography timeline planning. I know from first hand experience how stressful wedding planning can be, so I am here to help! I can create a custom photography timeline, recommend vendors, scout the best ceremony locations, and guide you to the best lighting and backgrounds.
Before you even book a wedding or elopement package with me, I offer a complimentary consultation call for you and your partner. This can take place over Zoom or phone or we can even meet up in person! I'll ask you questions about your dream elopement day and learn about how your relationship is special. You'll be able to ask me all your questions too!
Kalena is the most incredible photographer! She took photos for our backyard wedding. She is kind and extremely professional. She was flexible willing to work with my husband and I about our specific needs. Oh, and the photos are INCREDIBLE! I'm so in love with each and every one of them. She did an amazing job making us feel comfortable and capturing some absolutely beautiful moments. She made me feel so beautiful as a bride. I highly recommend her to anyone for any occasion. She is adventurous and willing to get creative to make a beautiful picture. We received so many compliments from friends and family about her photography skills during and after our wedding.
- Katie and Michael
We found Kalena on instagram and we were impressed with her photos so we reached out to her to get a quote for our upcoming elopement. Kalena was very accommodating for how we wanted to plan our special day. When asked for her feed back she even helped brain storm ideas which were excellent. Leading up to the day Kalena had just enough contact with us to instill confidence that she was going to be great to work with. Our elopement turned out better than we imagined and Kalena was a big reason why. When we got the photos we were blown away. Not only were they amazing photos, but she got back to us very quickly. 5/5 would recommend and we already booked her for a date next year!
Kalena was wonderful to work with! She was reasonably priced, showed up early and even stayed late! I didn't even notice her during the ceremony and she took all the photos I wanted and so many more. The quality was great and she really captured the fun and the joy of the day. I am eternally grateful! Thank you for making such amazing photos we will enjoy forever.
I would first like to say that she is such a kind person and has a beautiful personality. She made my boyfriend and I feel comfortable during our shoot and guided us the whole way. When we were uncertain how to pose she would tell us how to. It was such a fun experience. Let’s not forget how AMAZING my pictures came out. She captured the beautiful sunset in our pictures and the happiness me and my boyfriend felt. I’m absolutely in love with my maternity pictures.
Kalena helped make our wedding day absolutely perfect. We found her on Instagram and she was quick to respond and able to offer advice and suggestions! She worked with us on the photography package best suited for our wedding day. When we were struggling to finalize the location to say our vows, she suggested Sabino Canyon and we are SO glad she knew where to go and what works as a good Sonoran Desert back-drop. Our photos are colorful, true to life, and beautifully capture the moments from that day. See the attached photos for some examples from us! Kalena is friendly, professsional, and overall a GREAT photographer. Book her for your next photographed event!!
Kalena has phenomenal talent. She is so helpful in preparing for a photo shoot and goes above and beyond to make the whole experience special. She has such a great eye. We’ve hired her for 2 proposal shoots, 2 engagement pic shoots, and 1 wedding (with the next wedding coming up). We will always hire her because she’s that good!! She is SO sweet and we trust her to always produce the perfect product. We recommend her 100 PLUS percent.
- Kendall and Lori (Parents of Bride)
Literally look no further than to book Kalena! From the beginning, she was so easy to work with, willing to discuss my vision with me and accommodate to what I was hoping for. She answered all my questions and made us feel comfortable with our engagement photos as two people who don't love the spotlight. Kalena gave us a sneak peak gallery really quick after the wedding which was amazing, and then she delivered the full gallery in a really timely manner for wedding photography. Could not recommend her enough for your next portrait, engagement, or wedding!
"Kalena captured out wedding day so perfectly and was a pleasure to work with! She was always very responsive and flexible when plans changed. She listened to what was important to us and made sure to capture all of the moments that we asked for. And, most importantly, she is a stellar photographer with an amazing eye for lighting, color, framing, etc. I smile every time I look at our photos from that day!"