Elopement Photographer (@kayla_illies_photography) — 📷 For the couples who want to get married THEIR way! ❤️ Meaningful 🤪 Fun🌲 Adventurous
✈️ CA | LV | AZ | The USA 🇺🇸
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✈️ CA | LV | AZ | The USA 🇺🇸
👇🏻See the kick-ass details below!👇🏻
Framed photos aren't JUST for walls! You can totally create a kick-ass arrangement on a shelf too to spruce up your home decor and make it a little more personalized! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Shown: 1 - 11x14, 1 - 8x10, and 1 - 5x7 Framed Photo in the Standard Black Frames! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Want to know what I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY excited for when we move?! If you guessed decorating our new house then you guessed RIGHT!!!! Legit can’t wait!!!
House hunting in Phoenix was a SUCCESS and OMG our new house is GORGEOUS! So much stress has been lifted off of my shoulders now that we know where we'll be moving to on the 29th and I can't wait to start decorating it already! Now comes the not so fun part of packing ALL of our stuff. Wish us luck because we're gonna need it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PC: @unosphotography
Why do I think that elopements, intimate weddings, and adventure weddings are the way to go when you're getting married? Because I believe that every single couple deserves to laugh on their wedding day and actually ENJOY it without having to worry about doing a 1,000,0001 things and not even having time to take a step back to savor the moments! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ YOUR wedding day is about YOU and your relationship together! You deserve to get married YOUR way so it's 100% true to who YOU are - not some big production and doing what everyone ELSE wants! Wouldn't you agree?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So what do ya say? Want to know more about elopements and see if it would be perfect for your day? Head on over to the blog to see all of our latest elopement planning tips! Link is in my bio -> @kayla_illies_photography! .... .... .... .... .... #intimatewedding#elopement#adventurewedding#militarywedding#elopementphotographer#adventurebride#flowercrown#coupleswhotravel#adventurecouple#eloping#elopementwedding#engaged#heputaringonit#travelcouple#utahelopementphotographer#californiaelopementphotographer#arizonaelopementphotographer#coloradoelopementphotographer#adventurousweddings
Who's off to see the wizard?! The wonderful Wizard of Oz! Da Dum Da Dum Da Dum! Please tell me I'm not the ONLY person in this world that get's random ass songs popping into my head and having the urge to sing them out loud! Haha! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Anywho! How are YOU doing this week?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Us?! Well I'm up in Phoenix for the week to go house hunting and I'm hoping we can actually secure a house before we move in THREE weeks! Honestly just trying to stay sane in the process!!! Please send beer and ALL the good vibes ya can kuz let's be real...I need it! House hunting in a big city SUCKS! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PC: @bernadettemarciniak .... .... .... .... .... #weremoving#phoenix#arizona#elopement#adventurewedding#intimatewedding#elopementphotographer#desertvibes#coupleswhotravel#adventurebride#travelcouple#joshuatree#desertelopement#utahelopementphotographer#californiaelopementphotographer#arizonaelopementphotographer
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FRIENDS!!! It's a little bitter sweet knowing that this might be our last actual 4th of July celebration out here in California but we're excited about the new adventures that Arizona will bring! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Also 10 years ago today this sweet man asked me to marry him! My husband tried so hard to make his proposal perfect for me. Including riding horse together at my parents ranch where he planned to propose to me under our giant oak tree overlooking the valley below. But what he didn’t plan on was my horse being a naughty little turd and dumping him on the ground before we made it that far! 😂 He still gives me shit about it to this day about me holding him on the ground making sure he was ok to the point that he couldn’t breathe! 😂 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So how did he end up proposing?! Well...we were both sitting in my parents living room, just the two of us, in our PJ’s no less, when he walked out of my brothers room with his phone in his hand and his guitar in the other. He handed me his phone which showed a photo of the ring and he proceeded to play me a song on his guitar before he asked me to marry him. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I couldn’t say anything at first because really I was thinking “well shit! I messed that up by making him come home from riding and now I’m in my ugly ass PJ’s” but obviously I said yes! Afterwards we went to watch fireworks together and OMG was it the most magical Independence Day ever! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I can’t wait to watch the fireworks again tonight nestled in his arms like I was 10 years ago! .... .... .... .... .... #elopement#adventurewedding#intimatewedding#elopementphotographer#heproposed#happilymarried#arizona#dogsofinstagram#happyfourth#happyfourthofjuly#southerncalifornia#marinewife#travelcouple#adventurebride#coupleswhotravel#adventurecouple#californiaelopementphotographer
YOUR memories = the BEST home decor EVER! For reals! There's nothing better than displaying your OWN photos in your home to make it feel more cozy! Plus, just think, every time you see them on the wall it'll remind you of all of the beautiful moments you've had together so far! Pretty amazing right?! Yeah, I think so too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Shown: 1 - 20x30 and 1 - 16x20 Canvas Grouping .... .... .... .... .... #printyourphotos#homedecor#elopement#adventurewedding#intimatewedding#elopementphotographer#travelcouple#coupleswhotravel#themountainsarecalling#adventurecouple#eloping#homedecorinspiration#adventurousweddings#elopementwedding#beautifulhomes
Well friends...IT'S OFFICIAL! We're moving to the desert next month (AKA North of Phoenix) and my handsome hubby will be starting college to become a motorcycle mechanic for Harley Davidson! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I'm so sad that his career in the Marine Corps will be coming to an end but we're excited for a brand new adventure and that he's able to chase another dream of his! Plus we'll get to explore a whole NEW place for TWO years! Woot woot! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So with that being said, does anyone know any Phoenix area realtors that we can connect with?! Tag them or leave their business name in the comments below! And know I'm sending you a super big bear hug for helping us out! Ya'll are the best! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PC: @bernadettemarciniak
Because horses will ALWAYS be my thang! Whether they're the real life beauties, metal art sculptures in the middle of the desert, or the cute, fuzzy stuffed animals that decorate my room! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So tell me...what's YOUR favorite animal?! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PC: @bernadettemarciniak
Looking back on my own wedding day I truly wish we had done things differently. Yes, I LOVED our day, I LOVED getting to marry my best friend, and I LOVED celebrating with the people that mattered to us! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ But what I didn't love was being caught up in the hustle and bustle of a day that was jam packed full of things that didn't REALLY matter to us. Things that we just DID just because it's what EVERYONE ELSE did and it's what we felt was expected of us. I didn't love being so caught up with having to go do this or that and not being able to really step back to ENJOY THE MOMENTS with my husband. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ If I could do it over again, I would choose to have an intimate wedding or to elope just the two of us with only our immediate families and our CLOSEST friends. I would bring the focus of our day back to what really mattered - which is our love and commitment to each other - and say no to just putting on a big production because that's what was expected of us or because it was considered "tradition". ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So take it from a fellow bride...GET MARRIED YOUR WAY and make your wedding day into whatever YOU want it to be! YOU get to decide how YOU get married! The decision is 100% yours so do what will make YOU happy!
This sweet man right here is my WHOLE WORLD and I still can’t believe that it's been 9 YEARS since we promised to love each other for eternity! 9 YEARS guys! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ David and I actually met at a college party back in 2009 and the moment I seen him sitting across the table from me I had this feeling in my heart that I'd be marrying this man. And sure enough, I did and I've truly loved every second of seeing the young college kid I fell in love with all those years ago grow into the selfless, kind, loving, and caring man that he is today. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The past 9 years has been quite the wild journey together and I am SO thankful that I get to go through this life with my best friend! So cheers to many more years together, for the new adventures that lie ahead of us, and to chasing our dreams together! Always and forever! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ PC: @kelliejanexx
MODEL CALL: We're seeking military couples that want to get married for a real styled elopement or vow renewal here in Southern California! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ DETAILS: We're looking to get fresh content for our business and would love to give back to military couples by offering a complimentary elopement or vow renewal. All you will be responsible for is purchasing your wedding dress, your bouquet, professional hair + makeup, and your marriage license. We'll handle the planning and you'll receive the fully edited images afterwards! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ WHAT'S THE CATCH? All we're asking for in exchange is for you to leave us a great review on Google afterwards! It's as simple as that! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ INTERESTED? Simply comment below and tell us your story! We will reach out to you in a DM to gather more info from you if you've been chosen! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ KNOW SOMEONE? Tag them in the comments below so they can enter too!
I don't know about you but I'm feeling like another fun adventure needs to happen pretty dang soon! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I've been home sick most of the week (thanks hubby!) and I'm personally not a huge fan of being cooped up for long periods of time without being able to get outdoors or being able to be around other people! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Funny story is that I actually used to hate just bumming around the house and not getting anything productive done. It used to drive me bonkers (still does sometimes!) but I've learned over the years is that it's ok to take time off and that my business isn't going to crumble if I do. (Yes, it took me a hot minute to figure THAT one out!) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So this week I've been getting some much needed rest, taking things slow, getting in some reading time, and I've been doing some fun creative art projects just for the hell of it (which is also unlike me!). ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ My plans for the weekend: going to the beer fest at the San Diego County Fair with our friends + eating as many cheese on a sticks as my heart desires, start going through my new brush lettering workbook, and possibly going on a motorcycle ride with my hubs + our cousin! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ What are your plans for the weekend?!
ARE YOU WONDERING IF YOU REALLY NEED TO HIRE AN ELOPEMENT PLANNER? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ If you're planning on eloping or having an adventure wedding you probably already know you need to hire a photographer. But what about hiring an elopement planner? Do you REALLY need one? How exactly can they help you plan an elopement? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ This week over on the blog we're answering these questions for you! Stacy (@sylver.weddings.and.events), one of our lead elopement planners here at KIP, is sharing her expert insight as to why it's still important to hire an elopement planner even though you're not having a big traditional wedding and it's a definite MUST READ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So go ahead and grab a beer, hop on over to @kayla_illies_photography, click the link in my bio, and check it out! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Have other questions about eloping?! Drop em' in the comments below and we'll answer them for ya!
Here's a fun little sneak peek into my own home and one of my favorite statement pieces! And yes, those are my two adorable puppers, Harley (the beagle) and Lexi (my pit mix)! Aren't they just the cutest! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ One of my absolute FAVORITE ways to decorate our home is with photos of us, our families, and our friends throughout the years! I feel like personal photos are what make a house feel more like a home and I LOVE being reminded of all of the great times we've had throughout the years! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ How about you?! What's your favorite way to display and relive your favorite moments?
"Who's that girl?! It's Jess!" Anyone else a fellow New Girl fan?! I absolutely LOVE Jess's fun, positive, break-out-in-song-at-any-moment personality because she's totally random, just like me! Haha! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Today, however, I'd like to introduce you to my two kick-ass biz partners, LAUREN (left) and STACY (right)! These fabulous ladies right here are our elopement planners AND officiants here at KIP and they've been in the planning/officiating business for 10+ years! AKA these ladies know their shit! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ As you may have noticed, I'm switching gears to focusing solely on elopements and adventure weddings and this gal is my right hand lady! Stacy, Lauren, and I are offering fully planned elopements and photography services to couples who want to get married THEIR way! And we ALL believe that eloping is one of the best ways to start a new marriage together! Why?! Well, because it bring the focus of your day back to what really matters - which is YOU TWO! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Our ULTIMATE goal is to give you a kick-ass wedding day that is true to who YOU are (down to the very last detail!) and to make eloping EASY for you! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ We'll be here to help you narrow down the perfect spot to get married, finding ALL of your vendors for you, and help you plan out a day that is meaningful, fun, and that is exactly how YOU want it to be! No big production. No stress. No wondering what the heck you need to plan next. We totally got your back and we're 100% here for you! So basically we'll be your new adventure loving, elopement planning BFF's! Cool?! Cool! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ To find out more details about how we'll help you get married YOUR way, simply click the link in my bio --> @kayla_illies_photography or send me a DM!
ARE YOU ELOPING IN CALIFORNIA?! I got something that you're going to absolutely freaking LOVE over on the blog this week! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Having lived in California for almost 4 years I've had the chance to explore so many beautiful places within the state and I've compiled a list of my 5 absolute FAVORITES that I think would be PERFECT for an elopement or adventure wedding! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So if you're thinking of eloping here in Cali, hop on over to @kayla_illies_photography, click the link in my bio, and check out the 5 STUNNING Places to Elope in California that I'm sharing with you on the blog! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Just be forewarned, these places might give you a serious case of the travel bug and yes, you better believe it, Yosemite is DEFINITELY on the list for OBVIOUS reasons of course!!!!!