Hi, I'm Kalena!

I'm a Kansas City wedding and elopement photographer with a love for capturing love on camera.

I'm based out of Kansas City, Missouri but I travel alllllllll over taking photos of wildly in love couples at their weddings and elopements. No place is too far! If you're looking for a photographer who will make documenting your special day a fun and exciting experience, then you're in the right place.

I'm married to my wonderful husband and we have two adorable rescue kitties. I love traveling and art and am very passionate about my photography business. I hope to provide you with photos that you will treasure for many years to come.

I'm not here to just snap a few photos.
I'm here because I love being witness to love and joy. Being a close part of your wedding day and capturing the emotions of your loved ones so that you can cherish the memories forever is what I'm here for. I also am here to make the days going up to your wedding or elopement easier! Use me as a planning resource when trying to figure out the details. I'm here to help you out through the process and answer any of your questions. Going through my own wedding as well as being a part of many other couples weddings has given me experiences and knowledge that I'm absolutely willing to share! If you need help picking out a stunning, outdoor location to elope at in Arizona or anywhere else, I'm your gal. Helping you achieve your dream wedding vision is my goal and I'll be there to tell your story through the photos.



When I'm not out taking photos and editing, I'm usually spending time with family and friends. I love hosting board game nights, going out to eat at new restaurants, hiking on nature tails, making polymer clay earrings, and exploring city shops.

I believe in creating photos that capture the vibrancy of your day and the unique connection between you and your partner. I'm here for the adventurers, the travelers, those who want to ditch the "normal" and create a new story.

Your relationship is completely unique and special, why should your photos not reflect that?

If you're looking for a photographer who will capture your connection, make taking photos a fun experience, and highlight the beauty of your surroundings, I'm your gal! Your elopement day experience comes first and foremost. It is my goal to not only capture your day, but actively make it the best experience possible. I'll help you plan your day, find other vendors that fit your vision, give you expert advice, and document your love.

Can't wait to get started? Fill out my contact form!

the girl behind the camera

I was born and raised in a small town near Kansas City, Missouri. My love for photography started when I was in junior high and got my first camera. I have to thank my parents for their incredible continued support of my then-hobby and now-business. My husband , Ben, and I met through church and we got married about 4 years ago. He is my biggest fan and encourages me everyday to follow my dreams.



Adventures with Ben

Exploring new places

Snowboarding & Skiing


Home in KC

We both went to Missouri S&T and I graduated with a bachelors degree in Business and Management Systems. This degree brought me into the corporate world for a short while as a financial analyst. The desk job was not for me however. For the past 8 years through high-school, college, and now early career, I had been also running my photography business. Now, I am solely a photographer and am so happy! My experience in the financial world along with my business degree has helped me grow my photography business into what it has become today.

A couple years ago, we moved to the sunny state of Arizona and now we're moving back to our home in Kansas City! Besides photography, I enjoy hiking, snowboarding, reading, board games, traveling, and working out. I hope these photos gave you a small peek into my life behind the camera!

you might want to know...

I love traveling. Some of my favorite places are: Hawaii, Colorado, California, and Oregon

My favorite TV shows are The Office, Stargate, & New Girl

I photographed my first wedding when I was 15 years old

Playing strategy board games is one of my favorite activities

Dr. Pepper and popcorn are my go-to junk food

I've dyed my hair purple, green, blue, pink, & red!


Couples who book a Wedding or elopement package in any of these locations get a discount

Yosemite National Park
Dolomites, Italy
Garden of the Gods, CO
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Oregon Coast
Segla, Norway
Rocky Mountain NP, CO
Glacier National Park, MT
Santorini, Greece
North Cascades NP, WA





Saguaro NP


Mount Lemmon