Capturing true emotion over trendy poses


At last, you’ve found your photographer


Planning an elopement can feel like an endless to-do list with a lot of confusing twists and turns along the way. On top of nailing all the nitty gritty details, you want to know that you’ve found the person to take wedding photos that’ll reflect your unique relationship. When you work with me, I’ve got your elopement wants and needs at heart. I’ll guide you through the entire process from start to finish, help you plan a day that feels like you and your partner, and I’ll give you tangible memories that make your heart skip a beat.

Karen was engaging, friendly, fun, and was just part of the party in the best way.

BEST CHOICE WE MADE!!!! Karen was an absolute angel to work with from the very first day we met. She went above and beyond; checking in with us regularly to offer any help and made the whole photography experience so comfortable and fun. My wife has always been very camera shy, but ever since Karen came along she is all about taking pictures!!! I never thought that would happen; thank you Karen!!! ;) At the end of the night, we had a small hiccup and Karen was there to save the day, including re-shooting our entire sparkler exit. She never once made us feel like she was "just there to take our pictures", she was engaging, friendly, fun, and was just part of the party in the best way. I honestly want to plan another event just to hire her for more pictures - we adore you Karen!!!

Mallory & Danny

My first elopement was a breakthrough moment

I started my business as a 20-year-old wedding photographer that thought she had it all figured out. Fast forward some years later, and I felt burned out from only taking on big, traditional weddings. I wanted more - emotionally and artistically. Photographing my first elopement felt like I had finally found a creative space to call home. From that point on, I decided to go all-in on elopements and I’ve never been happier. Now, I can dig deep into creating and capturing meaningful connections while feeding my artistic side. While I still take on traditional-sized weddings, it was finding that balance between the two that brought me to where I am as an artist today. No matter what, I’ll give you moments that are real and raw, and I'll help bring your wedding vision to life. I gotchu, boo.


I’m letting you in on all of my secrets

yeah, we’re friends now

I devour true crime podcasts. Yes, it’s dark. Do I love it? Abso-freaking-lutely.

Gloomy, thunderstorm days > sunshine and blue skies.

I was born and raised in New York and travel there often. The bagels and pizza are impossible to resist.

I’m fully, 100% addicted to coffee - My first word was even Inspired BY coffee. Seriously, I think it runs through my veins at this point.

I’m the proud owner and dog-mom to two absurdly adorable Italian
Greyhound pup sisters named Hazel and Nova.
They’re majestic and derpy all at once, and I’m obsessed with them.

Our friends still mention our elopement photos as being the inspiration for their own. 

Choosing Karen Norian Photography was the best decision I made for our elopement. Her work speaks for itself. Besides her gorgeous images, Karen is the sweetest person and is able to make any couple feel comfortable. My husband still talks about her ability to give dynamic shots and keep us laughing at the same time. Our friends still mention our elopement photos as being the inspiration for their own. Karen truly has an eye for photography and is so passionate about the couples she works with. We’re so grateful for the beautiful moments that she captured, and that we get to cherish them for the rest of our lives. I couldn't have found a better photographer for us and our pup!

Taylor & Cory

I'm a big believer in...

Equality over everything

All shapes and forms of love are welcome - always. With me, know that you’re free to express your love in a safe space, where you’ll be encouraged and celebrated on your special day.

Quality over quantity

Every photo deserves great care because each captured moment is a once-in-a-lifetime memory. I’ll ensure that your moments, big or small, are elevated to create heirloom artwork that you can cherish and share for a lifetime.

Editing as an artform

Presets and shortcuts have no place around here - period. Editing is where moments come to life, and I strive to make sure that each image is crafted carefully and with love.

If you want to laugh alongside your photographer and have incredibly blissful images, I highly recommend giving Karen a call!

Karen is an incredible photographer, she captures candid moments and has such a unique style. Our wedding photos turned out amazing, romantic, and overall heartwarming. I remember being nervous about the photography because I have personally seen some cringe-worthy wedding portraits. If you want to laugh alongside your photographer and have incredibly blissful images, I HIGHLY recommend giving Karen a call! She is truly talented.

Christina & Travis

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