The first step starts when you fill out the contact form here on my website or send me a message on social media. This is is the way we initially get to see if we are a good match for each other and I can let you know if your wedding date is available. No place is too far so even if your wedding is not in Arizona or the Midwest, feel free to reach out. (Some locations may have a bucket list discount.)
If your vision for your wedding matches my photographic style and I have your date available then we will schedule a meeting. This meeting can be a phone call, video call, or getting coffee together. This is the time for you to ask allllll the questions like: "What can we expect from you on the wedding day?" and "How can we customize the package to fit our needs?". I'll also ask lots of questions to get to know you and how I can best serve you!
After this meeting, I'll send over an email with a summary of everything we discussed along with a proposal that includes the contract and invoice for a $750 flat-fee retainer. You'll be able to review all the details with your partner and I'll be available to answer any questions. Once those are taken care of then your date will be officially locked in my calendar! We will then keep in touch to plan your wedding day & engagement session if included!
My style of photography is bold and vibrant, and captures all the emotions and feelings on your special day to give you authentic and memorable photos to look back on. Outdoor, natural lighting is my specialty and my editing style keeps true to the ambiance of the day and environment of the location.
During your wedding portraits or engagement photo shoot, I try to make the whole experience as fun and stress-free as possible! I'll give you two a lot of prompts and direction for movement so you won't feel still or awkward. Most of the time you'll be looking at each other or the views around you and not at the camera. No "Sears portrait studio" type photos here!
If you ever feel uncomfortable or want direction, I'm there to help you out! Overall, we will have a great time and take some amazing photos. I like to suggest to clients as thinking of their engagement photo shoot as a date where a photographer just happens to be tagging along!
photography is a whole experience, not just a few photos
no one can tell you that your plans are too crazy. shoot for the moon!
your photos should capture the true essence of your day
you don't have to follow traditions; you can make your own
your wedding or elopement day should be a reflection of you
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!
Cannot be more pleased with how our engagement pictures turned out! My fiancé and I tend to be a little more on the awkward side and she made us feel super comfortable and gave us lots of good direction on how to pose. She captures great candid moments and even let us incorporate our dog into a lot of the pictures!"