You know those amazing travel hosts...the ones that have snacks waiting for you when you arrive and provide you all of the best tips, insider knowledge, local hidden gems, road maps and resources for you to have the best trip possible? We're basically those people for your elopement day experience!
So now that you've made the exciting decision to elope, you're probably asking yourself, "Now what? How do we even begin to plan an elopement?". Don't worry, that's where we come in! We are here to help you every step of the way. This journey is one we know will be epic, and we can’t wait to be by your side as your adventure buddies, planning partners, photographers, videographers and your biggest supporters.
We’re Karissa and Mike! We travel throughout the world capturing our couple's beautiful and unique stories. We are big ol' nature lovers, and our happy place is exploring the outdoors together with our dog, Remus. As kids, we both spent much of our free time outside. Karissa grew up traveling with her family to the mountains and splashing around in lakes. Mike spent summers chasing fireflies and making tree forts with his siblings. All of those years of falling in love with the outdoors are a huge part of who we are today. Our hearts are most full while hiking, camping, road tripping or sitting around a campfire with our favorite people.
We LOVE getting to meet new friends from around the world and can't wait to learn about your story! So let's get to know each other. While we do, let's chat through your elopement day vision, answer your questions and start planning your best adventure yet!
Take a moment to breathe a huge sigh of relief. Let any worry about awkward posing or fake smiles melt away. We capture the real and genuine stuff that makes up everything that is YOU. We want to tell YOUR story filled with all of the laughter, tears and meaningful moments. You can let go of any expectations of how you should look or act in front of a camera. We give you permission to be exactly who you are, to have an amazing time getting lost in the moment with each other...and to be present while truly experiencing your day. Don't worry, we have a few tricks to make you feel comfortable, but at the end of the day, it's about you having an amazing time while we capture all of the memories along the way.
"Karissa and Mike are such an AMAZING duo! I was immediately drawn to their natural style and rich quality photos when coming across their IG @wildflowerphotoco (go check them out!). Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone our wedding plans to 2021 yet still wanted to tie the knot on our original date. We were at a loss but Karissa and Mike were just so positive and willing to fight to give us our best day ever that we were excited all over again, knowing we were in good hands. They went above and beyond - researching and even dropping off some equipment in advance so we could test and rehearse our virtual ceremony. With restrictions/guidelines changing week by week, these two literally stood by our side and helped us navigate through every obstacle to make our sweet and intimate elopement day happen! Our sneak peeks were delivered the next day and we were already blown away. Karissa and Mike are genuine, talented people - you won't regret letting them capture your special day!"
"Mike and Karissa were a God send after COVID ruined our wedding plans over and over again. Since we live all the way in Illinois and were planning a small ceremony in Utah, they helped us find the perfect place to get married, helped us find a florist and hair and makeup, and picked the most amazing lookout for sunset pictures. With their help, all of the stress faded away and our wedding day was even better than we could have ever imagined! Our pictures were done very quickly and they turned out amazing! We cannot thank them enough for helping us through this crazy time. We would 100% recommend Karissa and Mike to anyone wanting leave the stress of COVID behind or just do something different and add a little bit of adventure to their wedding."
"The absolute BEST! Wildflower Photo Co. did an incredible job with our wedding photography. They are extremely responsive, work with you to map out the ideal photography for your big day, really know their stuff and capture absolutely stunning photography (seriously, our friends and family couldn't stop raving about them!).
They also ended up being the saving grace of our big day. We initially had a large wedding planned for the summer, but due to COVID-19, we ended up having to elope without our family and friends in Las Vegas. Karissa updated our plans and was so flexible, kind and empathetic about how difficult this decision must have been for us. The whole process was so seamless and she made our big day so much less stressful. She mapped out a day shooting in Red Rocks Canyon and captured really stunning photos, but also allowed us little moments to soak up the day along the way, really making our big day so special. She also sent us a selection of photos 24 hours after our big day, which was awesome, especially since none of our family or friends were there. It allowed us to share these photos with them a day after the event, allowing them to get a special glimpse into our big day, which was really special."
"Karissa and Mike seriously made our 2020 wedding SO perfect, despite every curveball that was thrown our way. We booked them initially for our 200+ person wedding when we came across their positive reviews and amazingly warm, striking and moving pictures we saw online (check them out on insta at @wildflowerphotoco). From the first meeting, they were so personable and engaged. We booked them right away. And through all the twists and turns of changing our 200+ wedding to a 15 person elopement, Karissa and Mike were there. They went above and beyond in their support, communication, and professionalism. They not only shot our mini-wedding but also did a 2nd day with us to grab some nature shots. They found the most amazing location and even though it was pouring rain when we got there, they were troopers and took the most AMAZING pictures once we got a break in the storm. We actually ended up using Mike to do video, and he absolutely crushed it. We’ve watched our wedding video at least 100 times and cry every time. The pictures ended up better than I could have even imagined. Not a single detail was missed and everything was captured so well. The sneak peeks they sent the next day were incredible. I literally have nothing but amazing things to say about them, so if you’re thinking of booking them DO IT. You won’t regret it, and they’ll be one of the best parts of your special day. Thank you Karissa and Mike!"
"Every time I think I’ve finished this review, I think of more good things about Karissa and Mike to add :) Beyond being incredibly talented photographers, they are both such wonderful human beings who care so much about what they do, work hard to always give you their best, and truly make you feel like family. We first met Karissa and Mike when they photographed our friends’ wedding; it was the first time I ever remembered a photographer and it was because of their fun, positive energy. When my partner and I got engaged, they were the first vendor we booked. We had a FaceTime interview and connected with them right away—from their love for nature and outdoor adventures, to their balance of professionalism and down to earth friendliness—and felt so comfortable talking to them. We also loved the natural style, masterful use of lighting, and variety of shots used in their photography to capture moments so authentically and intimately.
We are thankful to have met Karissa and Mike, and feel incredibly lucky to have them photograph and be alongside us for life’s big moments. We can’t recommend them highly enough."