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Sam + Alec // NYE Courthouse Elopement Film

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Sam + Alec // NYE Courthouse Elopement Film

OH. MY. GOD. KATHRYN.

KATHRYN, KATHRYN, KATHRYN!!!!!!!

We are blown away. I mean, absolutely speechless. We had high expectations but you have completely knocked those out of the park. This video made me sob uncontrollably in the best way possible. We can’t even believe how amazing you did capturing the big moments and the smallest, minute details all into one. I wish I could hug you right now because I literally have no more words to type, IT WAS THAT GOOD. UGH!!!!!! I promise to be less intense in my rave reviews on all your pages but will definitely get my point across that EVERYONE should seek you out and bring you along for any special day they want to film.

We are over the moon with your execution, music selection, and editing skills in every aspect (ending the film with “colorful” I meannnnnnn, I can’t). You were such a joy and so easy to work with. After having a super overwhelming and devastating start to our initial wedding planning before our elopement, you really sealed the fact that we made the absolute right choice choosing to elope and finding you. The imprint you are leaving on our world will forever be there. <3

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
— Sam & Alec

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Ashlee + Bobby // Mountaintop Sunset Wedding Film

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Ashlee + Bobby // Mountaintop Sunset Wedding Film

Just sobbed watching our video with my husband. Pretty appropriate that we’re in Boone for the weekend and watched it while sitting on our cabins front porch with the river rushing by in front of us ❤️ thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly. It is beyond our wildest dreams. When life gets me down, I think I’ll turn to that video. It’ll remind me how sweet life is and how blessed I am to have a partner who even after 6 years, can still give me butterflies. So thankful our paths crossed Kathryn! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Ashlee + Bobby

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Jen + Alex // Intimate Family Wedding Film

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Jen + Alex // Intimate Family Wedding Film

Omg Kathryn- we are sobbing. That was literally the best thing I have ever seen. Idk how you took all of our awkward shots and made us look like models 😩 and the song is PERFECTION!!! Wow, I am speechless. Thank you so much I love you.
— Jen

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8 Tips for Outdoor Adventure Elopements

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8 Tips for Outdoor Adventure Elopements

Being a hiker, mountain biker, backpacker, and all things mother nature lovin’, outdoor elopements are my soft spot.

With some experience, I have put together some little tips for any of you couples out there planning to elope or have an intimate wedding outside with a handful of friends and family.


  1. Find a more intimate location

    If you want the ceremony to feel intimate and personal, try and find a location that isn’t very popular. There’s a handful of places that are really well known and have become crowded with photo sessions, engagements, and elopements. This is true all over the country for lots of different natural spaces.

    If you want to be more likely to have the space to yourself, choose a spot that isn’t well known and requires some effort to get to. If you are having family members attend I know this can be difficult, but if it’s just the two of you and you’re willing to hike a bit, I think it is 100% worth it.

    If you are unable to do the exploring yourselves, find a videographer or photographer who know the land and are willing to scout locations for you.

    You could also find and book a vacation rental that will allow you to use the land for your elopement. I’ve had multiple couples choose this options so that they know their day will be private.


  2. Wear proper clothing

    Wear comfortable shoes and pack warm layers (if needed) that you don’t mind being in the video/photos. Also make sure your clothing is something you feel comfortable hiking in. Comfort is key for a fully enjoyable experience, at least it is for me!

  3. Enjoy the journey to your final ceremony destination

    Making a trip out of your elopement? Plan a few stops along the way to really make the most out of your time together. Your elopement experience doesn’t just have to be the day you are married and have cameras around. Enjoy the entire trip and make the most of it!

    I’ve had a couple travel up from Florida and stay at 3 different spots along the way, doing different fun activities before they even got to NC for their actual ceremony.

  4. Plan for a time that isn’t as busy
    In public locations sunset is way more popular than sunrise. Weekends are way more popular than week days. Certain seasons are busier than others depending on where you are. If you want to use a popular spot, try planning your elopement at a time when it usually isn’t as busy. It is a lot less likely that very many people will be there before dawn, because most of us like to stay in bed and catch as many z’s as we can get! Plus, how often do you see the sunrise together? Also, you’re eloping, so take advantage of week days where more people are working and less are out in the woods. You don’t have to worry about anyone else attending and having weekends off.


  5. Research the rules and regulations of your location
    Many outdoor locations have rules and regulations on what is allowed for weddings. Be sure to do your research on what is and isn’t ok. You might need a permit, might not be allowed to have live flowers, and might have to avoid a few locations when planning your perfect spot.


    Respecting those natural spaces are important.

  6. Hire a videographer and/or photographer whose personalities you love just as much as their work

    If you are eloping in a small group, the people you surround yourself with are that much more important. They should feel like comforting friends to you because you are going to be spending your elopement day with them directly. Make sure you’re investing in people that you enjoy.

  7. Embrace the weather

    It could rain, it could snow, it could be hella windy. Who knows what the weather will really do, so if you plan to get married outdoors, just let the weather be whatever it will be and enjoy it. There is no controlling it and no point worrying about it. Plus your video/photos will turn out even more unique with imperfect weather circumstances.

    A handful of my couples have just gotten drenched in the middle of a rainstorm and have left their day happier than ever because we rarely dance in and enjoy the rain. It helps the day feel more special and magical. It brings you to the present moment.

  8. Take time to enjoy the view

    Plan some time to just sit and be in the place you decided to elope. There’s a reason you chose it, and it is most likely because it is beautiful and inspirational to you. Don’t just go there, do the thing, and leave. Just plan some time with everyone to just sit and not do anything other than enjoy the moment. No video-ing, not photos, just be.



    Extra Tip: If you are hiring a videographer and they are recording any audio, be aware of the sounds in the locations you choose. Waterfalls, lots of hikers, road noise, etc. can all add unwanted background noise to your audio. Make sure to talk to your videographer about this to plan the perfect location for clean audio.

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Paige + Brad // Mountaintop Elopement Film

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Paige + Brad // Mountaintop Elopement Film

So incredible. You are so talented and just such a lovely person all around. I don’t even have words to describe how perfect our experience was. Our emotions are extra fragile the last couple of days and to relive this was just what we needed. Now we’ll both sit here in a puddle of tears and replay this about 100 times. Thank you again times a million for being a part of our day, I wish we could do it every year!! ❤️
— Paige + Brad

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Eva + Steven // Blue Ridge Parkway Elopement

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Eva + Steven // Blue Ridge Parkway Elopement

Oh My gosh Kathryn,
Our video is amazing and we love it!!!!!!!
Thank you for making our special day last forever!!!
Your work is incredible and so stunning
— Eva + Steven

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