We originally planned on getting our engagement photos in Sedona in front of the red rocks; it's a special place for us. But then I remembered that we hired an "Adventure" photographer. I was inspired by the photos I saw on the website, and jumped at the chance to kayak down the Verde river and end up wine tasting. Kailyn and Michael were so supportive of everything. They went so far above (literally, by using a drone to capture our kayaks from the sky), and beyond (poor Michael wading elbows deep in a muddy creek to pull Kailyn back far enough for just the right shot)= . We ended up with a TON of amazing photos thanks to their willingness to do literally anything to get them.
Now, you should know, I was having a horrible hair day (thanks to a flaky stylist and a broken hotel hair dryer), oh, and our kayak left in the middle of the day with the sun straight overhead, giving us probably the worst possible lighting. I have no idea how she did it, but Kailyn made it work, she made all of it work, and so fast! She knew we needed to get our save the dates out, so she did everything she could to get them out to us right away without sacrificing the quality of her work.
So here I am tonight, sharing them with my family for the first time, and they are blown away. I'm really hard on myself about photos, so sometimes it takes other people to convince me that my face is okay lol, but these pictures are such works of art. I am so grateful to have Summit + Co in my life. Thank you for inspiring me to go on an adventure, and capturing it the way you did. I am even more excited about our wedding now than I was before, because I know those pictures will be amazing too! It's great to have that peace of mind.
Kailyn and Michael did a phenomenal job capturing our adventure elopement. We only have our sneak peeks so far and are already blown away by the pictures. We can't wait to see the rest of the pics and the video. We are so happy we found this amazing couple, it was like we were lifelong friends. So easy to get along with. Thank you for being part of our special day!
"We had an absolutely wonderful engagement shoot with Kailyn and Michael a few months ago, and it was an absolute blast! The whole experience was fun from start to finish, and the images turned out beautiful. They really captured natural, candid images that we will cherish forever. Not to mention, after I pitched my vision for our save the dates Kailyn helped us create the graphic immediately using our favorite image asking nothing in return! I would recommend working with her to anyone. You will receive beautiful images and more importantly you will work with someone who truly cares about capturing your relationship!!"
"We recently worked with Summit + Co for our engagement shoot. Kailyn and Michael were such an amazing team to work with. In our prep work up to our shoot I mentioned to her how much I would love our two dogs to be a part of it and she responded with such excitement. It made me feel comfortable with the choice we had made because she was willing to work with us and make the time about our love and life. After only two weeks she returned our pictures and I was shocked at how she is able to naturally bring out the love between a couple. Tyler and I would recommend Summit + Co to anyone who wants to work with a company who is extremely talented and personable. They feel like a part of your family by the end of your time with them. We can’t wait to work with them again."
"I had my bridal portraits and wedding photos/videos done by Kailyn and Michael. They were absolutely AMAZING! The talent these two have is indescribable and if anyone getting married is considering them... it's a no brainer. These photos I will have forever and thanks to them my daughters will see their mom and dad in a beautiful light as we will always have these photos to cherish even if the day flew by."
"Kailyn traveled to Ireland to take our family pictures, and she was amazing. I chose Summit based on recommendation and portfolios, and I wasn't disappointed. She was flexible, pleasant, friendly, fun, warm, helpful, and like one of the family. I definitely recommend going with Summit + Co. They are also incredibly easy to communicate with, prompt and friendly. Do not hesitate to contact Summit, cannot wait to use them again:)"
"Kailyn has captured my family photos for two years now, and I couldn't be happier. We have 4 boys, 2 with special needs, so we are not the easiest clients! She has an easy, gentle spirit about her, and I swear, works some kind of magic around my kids. I love how she finds moments of true joy on their faces and they never look posed or stiff. Her turnaround time is quick, and her images are beautiful. I highly recommend Kailyn- she's one of a kind!"
Honestly, it's whatever you want to make it. It is a mix of YOUR love, and YOUR kind of adventure.
Adventure elopements can include mountains, waterfalls, oceans, and cliffs. If your adventure includes backpacking for an entire day to get to your favorite location and camping overnight, that's what we do. If your adventure is
saying "I do" on top of a 14er, we are there for it.
The only thing that matters is that your day is intentionally planned and is authentically you from start to finish. It's free from stress, expectations, and pressure. It's a chance to breathe and say, "this is awesome".
These elopements are for people who love the outdoors, and aren't afraid to get a little dirt under their (probably chipped) fingernails. Michael and I specialize in capturing raw, authentic emotion. Your soul is exposed when you are sealing a bond with your soulmate. Your soul will speak, and we want to document what it says-- especially if that is on top of a mountain, in the middle of the forest, or even in the water.
Your love journey is so rad, so let's capture it.
Let’s Hike If you’re looking for stellar views with a short hike for your Sedona adventure elopement, Cathedral Rock is perfect! Cathedral Rock is a very well known, popular hike located in Sedona, Arizona. It is 1.2 miles round trip out and back, and AllTrails rated it as moderate. Michael and I also gave it […]
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