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Helping you create that "just us" wedding experience as your elopement photographer, or capture your intimate destination wedding experience with your closest family & friends.

You have SO much to do and plan, I'm here to help make it easier, dont look any further for your destination wedding photographer, you found her! I'll be there to help you feel comfortable and natural, and make sure to capture all of your amazing moments, the candid ones that you didnt even know I was taking and everything else too!

Starting at $3000 for Destination and Elopement Weddings in Michigan
Destination and Elopements in the United States or World Wide start at $4000

my travel & stay | unlimited edited images | print rights | wedding day coverage | night before mini session | timeline planning assistance | 16X20 print of choice from your wedding day

If a big wedding isn't for you, you don't want the stress, the family pressure, the huge party.....then lets remove the stress and anxiety for a wedding that actually reflects who you are as a couple.
Because you deserve an experience, not just a wedding

CONTACT ME for a custom quote depending on your destination wedding or elopement location.

Locations we've been~
Riviera Maya | Cozumel | Canun | Costa Maya | Jamaica | Haiti | Honduras | Punta Cana | Thailand | Rome | Kenya | Bahamas | Paris, France | Dubai | India

"Kelly was AMAZING!! I am very fortunate to have come across Kelly on a Facebook wedding page and went with my gut on reaching out to her. We flew her down for our destination wedding in DR and she went above and beyond to get all of the photos we could have ever imagined. She was patient, kind and so amazing to work with! I am so happy with how our photos turned out and highly recommend her for your local or destination photos!! We are lucky enough to only live 3 hours from her and will use her again in the future!
Thank you for capturing our special day, Kelly!!"~ Sarah & Gabe, Dreams Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

"Words cannot describe how absolutely perfect Kelly was from the very beginning. She's just the friendliest, most bubbly person. She called me prior to my wedding to go over everything so she knew exactly what I wanted and didnt miss a beat. She looked around prior to the wedding for the best spots to take our pictures. Very responsive and just captured every special moment perfectly. Oh yeah AND she traveled all the way to Mexico for us and convinced my wedding party to jump in a pool after for pictures! So much fun and I'm so in love with the pictures she captured. Thank you soo soo much Kelly!!" ~ Dawn

"Kelly was absolutely incredible in every way! She was a joy to be around and the pictures are absolutely stunning! For my destination wedding she was able to snap pictures at the rehearsal before the wedding and our catamaran trip after the big day! Very easy to get along with, she fit right in with our large group and did an incredible job posing us to get the best shots. The pictures are amazing, I would highly recommend her! Thank you again Kelly!" ~Lauren & Dan, Cancun

"Kelly was an absolute dream to work with from start to finish! I initially decided to book her services because I loved her work, but she exceeded my expectations in so many ways!
Every step of the way, she was responsive, enthusiastic, professional, and amiable. I had a ton of questions and requests, but she got back to me promptly every single time. She scoped out the entire resort before we met and found the most amazing spots I didn’t even know existed. She is a very experienced photographer and knew exactly what to do to capture amazing photos but still happily took into account all the suggestions I made. I am not the easiest person to work with, but she was so accommodating and flexible throughout the entire process.
Most importantly, the photos came out absolutely amazing! She did not miss a single moment and captured everything beautifully. I am obsessed with every single photo she took (and she took a lot!) and cannot wait to work with her again for all our future trips!" ~ Chanel, Cancun

"We had Kelly come with us on our destination wedding and we couldn’t be happier with the pictures! She listened to what we wanted and made recommendations based on her experience. We would absolutely hire her again or recommend her to friends and family.After realizing that I was going to want pictures from the beach ceremony AND back on board the ship, I knew I was going to need to hire two different photographers. After doing some research and running the numbers I figured I would come to this page and inquire about destination wedding hair/makeup/photography services. Kelly Grifhorst commented on my post and suggested that we chat. She is a US based photographer that offers services for destination weddings and her daughter, Cassie, does hair services for special events. We decided to have them come with us on the cruise so we could get pictures on the ship as well as at the ceremony. This worked out GREAT for us. We didn’t want a camera in our face the whole trip, so we had a few key moments we wanted captured (Basically the whole wedding day- getting ready, ceremony, Mr. Sanchos, and Dinner, exchanging wedding gifts, and a few nice shots around the ship alone and with the group), and she offered to do more if we thought of anything else. My mom doesn’t like being photographed, and she specifically was very impressed with how comfortable and natural Kelly made us feel. Cassie was also great to have by my side on this trip. She was always so willing to help with my hair and make sure I looked my best at all of the events throughout the week. I will admit, I was a little hesitant that it might be weird having people on the trip with us that would be around at all the important events that we didn’t know, but this couldn’t be further from the experience that we had. By the end of the trip Kelly and Cassie were practically family, heck they fit in so well that even some friends didn’t realize we didn’t know each other before that week! If bringing your own photographer wasn’t something you were considering before, I would highly recommend looking into Kelly."
Allie + Nick, Celebration Ship by Carnival, Cozumel, Mexico

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