You’re probably looking to plan a session or wedding that captures your real, raw & intimate moments. It’s a good thing you stopped by, because I want to be there to capture those moments with my storytelling approach...

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BEHIND THE LENS

I'm all about authentically telling your love story through raw, romantic, and timeless imagery. The best part is that your photos will feel effortless because you get to be exactly who you are. My top priority is for you to look back at your gallery and remember all the emotions from that day. Your top priority is to be present in the moment, and you can leave it to me to capture the intimate moments—even the moments you don’t even know are happening.

Whether we are in a romantic spot in the city or at a timeless venue in the hills, your unique story will shine through. And of course, you will have me to help you along. I’m not just your photographer...but I’m also your friend who is going to be celebrating YOU.

hi there, i'm Kota!

During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


-  Up to 4 hours of shooting
-  50 % off Engagement session
-  Up to 300 professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Details //
 Romantics

*Unique to your elopement*

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timeless

unique

starting at $900

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starting at $250  ($75 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  30 Minute session
-  1 outfit & 1 location
-  Minimum of 15 digitally edited images

sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

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-  8 hours of shooting
-  Engagement session
-  Up to 700 professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Detail shots
Family // Romantics // Dance // Reception

-  Additional Options: Second Shooter, Day of Coordinator, 35mm / 120 Film, Photobook

During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


starting at $2000

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starting at $250  ($75 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  30 Minute session
-  1 outfit & 1 location
-  Minimum of 15 digitally edited images

sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

golden

timeless

unique

- 10 hours of shooting
- Engagement session
- Unlimited professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Details //
Family // Romantics // Dance // Reception
-  Second shooter

- Additional Options: Day of Coordinator, Photobook, 35mm / 120 Film



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During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


starting at $3200

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starting at $250  ($75 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  30 Minute session
-  1 outfit & 1 location
-  Minimum of 15 digitally edited images

sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

golden

timeless

unique

INQUIRE NOW

During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


starting at $250  ($75 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  30 Minute session
-  1 outfit & 1 location
-  Minimum of 15 digitally edited images

sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

golden

timeless

unique

-  Up to 4 hours of shooting
-  50 % off Engagement session
-  Up to 300 professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Details //
 Romantics

*Unique to your elopement*

INQUIRE NOW

starting at $900

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starting at $400  ($100 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  1.5 hour session
-  2 outfits & 2 locations
-  Minimum of 50 digitally edited images

During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


INQUIRE NOW

sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

golden

timeless

unique

-  Up to 4 hours of shooting
-  50 % off Engagement session
-  Up to 300 professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Details //
 Romantics

*Unique to your elopement*

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starting at $900

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starting at $650  ($100 RETAINER TO BOOK)

-  2.5 hour session
-  Unlimited outfits & up to 3 locations
-  Minimum of 100 digitally edited images

During this session, I will be capturing the most beautiful and authentic in-between moments that will allow you to relive every emotion years from now. This session can include seniors, couples, maternity or family. 


sweet

grand

simple

Allow me to be your dedicated photo journalist, preserving the most heartfelt moments throughout your special day. Choose from these packages with add-on options to make your day even more special.

golden

timeless

unique

-  Up to 4 hours of shooting
-  50 % off Engagement session
-  Up to 300 professionally edited photos
-  Getting ready // Ceremony // Details //
 Romantics

*Unique to your elopement*

INQUIRE NOW

starting at $900

COUPLES, FAMILY, & LIFESTYLE

WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS

love notes

HALEY & LONNIE

Kota was amazing to work with! She captured mine and my husband’s love so authentically! She gave us prompts to help us capture our real laughs, smiles and other reactions since we were so nervous going into it. You wouldn’t have been able to tell we were nervous unless we told you because the photos came out so raw and real. She gave us photos that we will truly cherish forever and show our kids and grandkids someday! We truly can’t say enough good things about our experience with Kota and couldn’t recommend her enough!!!

"The photos came out so raw and real...we truly can't say enough good things."

MICHELLE & MARK

We absolutely loved working with Kota!! Her flexibility tolerated the torrential rain we had the day of our wedding, and with her being a great person to work with, the day went seamlessly. With kids and a jam packed life, it had been difficult to find time for just my husband and I. Our elopement was so exciting and just about us. She captured some of our favorite pictures of us ever, even the ones I didn't even realize were happening. Being 3 months postpartum, I didn't feel my most confident, but seeing our pictures and just the excitement of the day, I felt so so beautiful. We had to take a pitstop to the car so I could feed my newborn. Kota wasted no time and even documented the in-between moments, capturing a picture of me breastfeeding in my wedding dress and sneakers in the front seat of our car. As simple as it is, it is honestly one of my favorites and something I wish I would have had with my first. We would absolutely love to work with her again and cannot recommend her enough!

"She captured some of our favorite pictures of us ever."

JESSICA & TROY

Shooting with Kota was such an enjoyable experience. Both my husband and I have modeled in the past as individuals but this was our first couples shoot. Kota had so many good ideas on how to pose to help it look fun and natural. She made us giggle and play and you can see the joy in the results. We even brought our dogs which she got adorable photos of! She would mimic the expressions and movements she wanted to see which made it easy on us! We loved spending the time with her and wish it lasted longer! The shoot flew by because we are truly enjoying ourselves. Her energy and professionalism was second to none. We want her to be our forever family photographer!! Can’t wait to see her capture beautiful moments of our new baby! We highly recommend her to all of our friends!

"Her energy and professionalism was second to none. We want her to be our forever photographer!!"

EMILY & NATHAN

Working with Dakota was wonderful. She communicated very clearly about what to expect during the session. She made everything super easy honestly, especially with our newborn. She captured beautiful images of honest moments during our session with our 6 week old son which I will cherish forever. She also didn’t over-direct or over-pose us, so all of our pictures look extremely natural. Dakota was truly a joy to work with for our first Christmas photos with our new baby, and we will definitely continue to work with her in the future!

"Dakota was truly a joy to work with for our first Christmas photos with our new baby."

love notes

HALEY & LONNIE

Kota was amazing to work with! She captured mine and my husband’s love so authentically! She gave us prompts to help us capture our real laughs, smiles and other reactions since we were so nervous going into it. You wouldn’t have been able to tell we were nervous unless we told you because the photos came out so raw and real. She gave us photos that we will truly cherish forever and show our kids and grandkids someday! We truly can’t say enough good things about our experience with Kota and couldn’t recommend her enough!!!

"The photos came out so raw and real...we truly can't say enough good things."

MICHELLE & MARK

We absolutely loved working with Kota!! Her flexibility tolerated the torrential rain we had the day of our wedding, and with her being a great person to work with, the day went seamlessly. With kids and a jam packed life, it had been difficult to find time for just my husband and I. Our elopement was so exciting and just about us. She captured some of our favorite pictures of us ever, even the ones I didn't even realize were happening. Being 3 months postpartum, I didn't feel my most confident, but seeing our pictures and just the excitement of the day, I felt so so beautiful. We had to take a pitstop to the car so I could feed my newborn. Kota wasted no time and even documented the in-between moments, capturing a picture of me breastfeeding in my wedding dress and sneakers in the front seat of our car. As simple as it is, it is honestly one of my favorites and something I wish I would have had with my first. We would absolutely love to work with her again and cannot recommend her enough!

"She captured some of our favorite pictures of us ever."

JESSICA & TROY

Shooting with Kota was such an enjoyable experience. Both my husband and I have modeled in the past as individuals but this was our first couples shoot. Kota had so many good ideas on how to pose to help it look fun and natural. She made us giggle and play and you can see the joy in the results. We even brought our dogs which she got adorable photos of! She would mimic the expressions and movements she wanted to see which made it easy on us! We loved spending the time with her and wish it lasted longer! The shoot flew by because we are truly enjoying ourselves. Her energy and professionalism was second to none. We want her to be our forever family photographer!! Can’t wait to see her capture beautiful moments of our new baby! We highly recommend her to all of our friends!

"Her energy and professionalism was second to none. We want her to be our forever photographer!!"

EMILY & NATHAN

Working with Dakota was wonderful. She communicated very clearly about what to expect during the session. She made everything super easy honestly, especially with our newborn. She captured beautiful images of honest moments during our session with our 6 week old son which I will cherish forever. She also didn’t over-direct or over-pose us, so all of our pictures look extremely natural. Dakota was truly a joy to work with for our first Christmas photos with our new baby, and we will definitely continue to work with her in the future!

"Dakota was truly a joy to work with for our first Christmas photos with our new baby."

All photos are delivered in full resolution via online gallery to your email. Your gallery can then be downloaded to your devices, and shared with whoever you'd like! I highly recommend making sure these are backed up onto multiple devices or hard drives, as your galleries are only available for a limited time. Your photos come with printing rights, use them!!!

HOW WILL MY PHOTOS BE DELIVERED?

The images in your gallery will be edited to improve lighting, contrast, sharpness, and color — all of which is a standard process for digital photographers. Photographers put hours and hours into learning to process their work in their own style. If we gave out RAW files and someone else edited them, it wouldn’t be our work anymore. Therefore, I do not provide the unedited RAW images.

DO YOU PROVIDE THE UNEDITED IMAGES? 

Most of my clients hate having their photos done and honestly, so do I! It’s awkward and uncomfortable, wondering what to do with your hands, giving a fake smile for formals! That’s why I make it fun, easy, fast, and why I shoot every moment, because there is beauty in the little details! Candid shots are the best anyway! I promise, I won't make it feel like your 5th grade school picture day.

I HATE GETTING PHOTOS DONE, BUT WANT MOMENTS CAPTURED! ANY TIPS?

Nope. I’m not an expert in Photoshop and frankly, I don’t believe in editing people to make them look different. Of course I’ll edit any zits or bruises out, I will soften skin, I will fix flyaways or remove anything I didn't catch at the session (hair ties, apple watches, temporary items) but I would never alter your appearance. Because you’re beautifffuuulll, you’re beautiful IT’S TRUEEEE.

CAN YOU PHOTOSHOP ME TO LOOK _____?

YES. Because you don't want a stranger following you around on your wedding day and I don't want to photograph a stranger's wedding! It’s important to know what to expect from your photographer and be able to relax in front of their camera BEFORE the wedding. An engagement session is the best way to make sure you’re comfortable and that your photographer isn't a total weirdo (or you realize they are, but you love it anyway).

IS ENGAGEMENT SESSION INCLUDED IN THE WEDDING PACKAGE? 

Do photographers out there really turn down travel opportunities?! Heck yes I travel, I do have to charge $1.50/mile in excess of 50 miles from Lewisburg though. For my Los Angeles and San Diego clients, I will let you know when I’m planning on coming to town so you don’t have to pay flight travel fees, BUT I still have to charge for anything more than 50 miles from Woodland Hills!!

 DO YOU TRAVEL? IF SO, HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

I keep it simple, all I need from you in order to book your date is a signed contract and a flat retainer ($750 for weddings, $100 for couples, family, and lifestyle). You pay and sign the contract online and BOOM - done!

WHAT WOULD THE PROCESS BE MOVING FORWARD?

Ready to take the leap and tell your story?

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Ready to take the leap and tell your story?

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