Worldwide Wedding and Elopement Photographer 
based in Pensacola, Florida, SoCal, and Colorado.

Helping couples have a blast in front of my camera, deepen relationships, and live in those moments that only happen once.



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Hi I am so glad you are here! I am passionate about relationships and I can't wait to get to know you! :)

I am married to my high school sweetheart, a US Marine. We love to travel, laugh a lot, and just enjoy every day we get to be together! I am SO inspired by my own family, by love and joy, and I am forever thankful I get to capture those feelings.

I believe in telling your story. I want my images to reflect your unique love, and I want to capture the way you feel. In order to do that, you need to feel comfortable!
SO my style is super laid back, goofy, full of silly little prompts so you never feel awkward.
I promise you, we will have a blast!



"The best things in life are not things, but memories."

The style of my work is timeless and true to life, true to color, and true to you. I believe in creating art that will never become outdated. 

BUT HERE'S THE THING... For all the crazy and fun things we do, what fills my heart the most is the everyday life... Laughing together, cooking good meals and dancing in the kitchen, having fires in our backyard, stargazing, and just being grateful for each day we get to be together. The joy of marriage is found in the every day, the simplicity, the constance. After your amazing celebratory wedding day, you have lots and lots of "everyday" days. I always want to remind my couples of that. I once heard a quote that said something like, "Not everything will go perfectly on your wedding day. But yet, everything will be perfect" - because all it is about is you getting married! I am passionate about seeing my couples have forever marriages! 

I want to learn about you now! let's get coffee?! :)

Me and two of the most handsome boys! We love life and want to live it to the fullest! We love all things outdoors - camping, hiking, skiing, etc. (my little husky/lab mix hasn't quite learned to ski yet) and traveling!
Tim and I believe in not just dreaming - but doing - our bucketlist things!

I know how it feels to search and search for a photographer, especially if you are in the middle of planning a wedding...
So overwhelming am I right!?
Well take a deep breath because I got you boo!

 I will not only create amazing imagery for you to cherish forever, but I want to be your friend.
Being a wedding photographer is so much more to me than just showing up and taking pictures. We are going to have the best time and remember what really matters! 


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What is it worth to you to ensure you will always remember the best day of your life?
A professional photographer is an investment because you are paying for your memories. I believe that is incredibly special and that is why I take my job so seriously. Though I am very laid back, I care about you and your memories SO much. 



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! 

I create custom quotes for each wedding and elopement, because each day is unique.

the process

Reach out for more

*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 50% 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?!) 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!
Your engagement photos will be delivered within three weeks.

3. Engagement Session

The Process

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.
You won't stress or worry about a thing under my watch.

4. best day of your life!

The Process

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 

How do I book?!

Just get in touch HERE.

6. forever

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mikaela & adam

"Karissa will capture the personalities and relationships of whoever she is photographing 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!"

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."


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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! :)