Southern California Photographer
+ Colorado 
+ worldwide!

Karissa layne


photography true to life, color, and emotion.


I Capture


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Marriage is special. It is important that on your wedding day, you can be present and remember what the day is about,
and then have photographs that will take you right back to those moments.

I am married to my high school sweetheart I am SO inspired by my own family, by love and joy, and I am forever thankful I get to capture that for you!

BUT HERE'S THE THING... What fills my heart the most is the everyday life and just being grateful for each day we get to be together.  
I always want to remind my couples what truly matters -- Your marriage, not just your wedding day.

I want to GET TO KNOW you!  coffee DATE? :)

We love life and want to live it to the fullest! We love the outdoors, traveling, adventuring, laughing...

SO passionate about seeing my couples have FOREVER marriages!

a little bit about me and my heart as a wedding photographer...

Being a wedding photographer is so much more to me than just showing up and taking pictures.

You are investing in your most important memories for the rest of your life. That is incredibly special and that is why I take my job so seriously. I care about YOU and your memories so much!


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Here's the thing.  If you really resonate with me / my style/ my values and appreciate my work, I want to work with you! I understand budgets, so please reach out and give me as much information as possible so I can serve you the best I can! 

the process

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I take a limited number of weddings per year to invest in my couples who invest in me...

After you contact me (you can do so HERE). 
I will respond within two business days, and we will start getting to know each other better! :)))

1. become bffs

The Process

You decide we are a perfect match and you want to book me! YAY!!!!!! I am doing a HAPPY dance on my end! I send over my contract and you pay 40% of the total and YOU'RE BOOKED!

Now is the fun part - I add you to the exclusive KLP I  DO Crew (did I mention relationships are super important to me?!), send you my bridal guide in the mail, and we stay in touch throughout your whole planning process.

2. book me, start planning

The Process

Plan engagement photos! This is really important for you to get comfy around me, your new third wheel, and see how much fun and easy it is to be behind my camera! It'll be such a blast!

3. Engagement Session

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Wedding day is here!!!!!! PARTYYY! I want you two to be fully present on this special day and have the best time.
Don't worry, I will document everything.
 Plus I will be your hype woman, extra bridesmaid, whatever ya need.

4. best day of your life!

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You  get some sneak peek photos from your wedding day within 48 hours! I know you will be dying to see! Your entire gallery will be delivered within twelve weeks (but lowkey way faster than that). You  send me that "happy tears we love them so much" message that I LIVE FOR.

5. happy tears

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You live happily ever after. 
(and we're friends for life) <3 

Ready to book or have more Qs?!

Get in touch HERE.

6. forever

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ashton & will

"I can relive every moment of our big day just by looking at Karissa's amazing photos! I cannot begin to describe the wonderful experience we had with Karissa for our engagement photos and wedding. She made us feel incredibly comfortable, which made our personalities and relationship shine in each photo (a true feat for 2 awkward people like us!) Our wedding day was a mess due to the weather, and each photo she took shows NOTHING out of place. SHE'S A MIRACLE WORKER! I cannot tell you how good she made us look! Karissa is kind, hardworking, fun, and so talented!"

Kayla & Noah

"Karissa is simply amazing. She captures moments that are natural and spontaneous. Her professionalism shined through as she kept family and bridal party pictures flowing and kept us ahead of schedule. She cares for her brides and grooms and offers advice, guidance, and works with you during each step. Her passion and enthusiasm for what she does was so evident and contagious! I'm so glad we chose her to capture our special day."

 mikeala & adam

"Karissa captured our personalities and relationship perfectly. She makes the experience so much fun and comfortable. After a very negative engagement picture experience with a different photographer, I was completely heartbroken over the fact that I may never get the photos that captured me and my fiance together during this special time of our lives. Karissa saved the day and actually brought me to tears when I received the photos from our session with her. Cannot recommend Karissa enough!"


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I can't wait to hear from you!
xoxo, Karissa

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your message! I am probably doing a little happy dance now and can't wait to chat with you soon! :)