Welcome to Eugene Kim Photography

For the Nature Loving Couples

An adventurous Photography and Video Hybrid Service

Couple walking in the Valley of Fire, just before their elopement
Couple strolling in the snow with not much on in Sedona, Arizona

Let me tell you a story.

My wife and I got married ten years ago with lots of guests.
Mostly parents’ guests. There were so many to the point that we spent almost no time with any of our friends. My wife and I are introverts and got nervous about the wedding ceremony. Maybe because it has been a while or if the wedding drained our energy that day, our wedding day is a blur to us.

If we had known about adventure elopement, we would have considered it. Then again, our parents would have been unhappy. As the first wedding in our family, they wanted to invite many people to it. I don’t think we could have decided if the wedding day was for us two or between two families.

Maybe you are here with that exact dilemma. I may have a solution for you.
Read through the end of this page, and click on the most YOU button.

Couple dancing at Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California in their wedding attire

You want to elope, BUT

  • You don’t quite know where to start gathering more information?
  • Not sure where to elope?
  • I don’t know what questions to ask me, Eugene, your photographer.
Newly Wed kissing on the beach of Maui, Hawaii

Are you Nature Loving Couples?

I can help you.

Hi, I’m Eugene.
I am qualified to help you. I started photographing honeymoon and engagement sessions in national parks seven years ago. I photographed over 200 couples in that period. I could have done more elopements in Las Vegas Chapels, but there is something about being in nature. I believe nature is what brings balance to this world. If you are stressed, try hiking in the woods; it will calm you. If you are burnt out, go and listen to the ocean. If you feel lonely, go to a mountain to watch the sunset.
For every couple I photographed, I created a planner with where and when we would do the session. I talked to the couple beforehand to see what they liked and wanted.

We would love an amazing experience. More About Eugene

Recent Work

Eugene Kim Photography is well known for Weddingscape; it is a modern description of style where landscape photographs and wedding photographs meet.
Generally, subjects are small and show an abundance of background.
We do this to tell the story of where you are what the weather is like on your special day and show off the fantastic natural landscape you chose.

What Clients say

Happy Clients

These are what clients recently said about my work.

Jimin + Seongwoo

It was truly the most unforgettable photo session with Eugene in the Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs! My husband and I are so happy that we could meet him. All the spots he found and suggested were amazing and we still remember every single moment that we had with him. We are really grateful for his passion and efforts!

Nicole & Spencer

The entire process was made very simple. Eugene helped me plan the entire wedding, pretty much. Contacting him throughout the process was simple, and I always heard back quickly, whether through the portal he had set up or through text messages. Eugene sends a form with questions that help you decide what you want on your wedding day. Once the time got closer to the wedding, Eugene sent me a whole day’s schedule. Eugene literally had our preview photos to us THAT NIGHT! They were everything I had asked for, sweeping vistas, stunning views and my new husband and I looking… well, great! I had felt weird doing some of them, but those were the best ones. He understood exactly what we were looking for and just nailed it.

Eunice + Doohyun

We did an overnight photoshoot with Eugene for our engagement photos, and the results were truly amazing! He was very attentive to the little details we were looking for and was very professional! I would absolutely love to work with him again!!

Three Simple Steps

1. Consultation Call

I would love to listen to your story. You may have some concerns, and you may have lots of questions. We will tackle every one of them here.

2. Planning

We will message back and forth or even get on another consultation call to create the most satisfying plan for both of you.

3. Your Day

We will message back and forth or even get on another consultation call to create the most satisfying plan for both of you.
packages & Pricing

Travel Fee is Always Included

I was fortunate to experience many different cultures growing up in the UK with Korean heritage. I’ve been to almost every country in Europe and visited Asia every summer. I had so much fun and learned so much from meeting and observing people from all walks of life.

So I would hate to limit where you could go to elope. You love my work, and you want me as your photographer on your wedding day; the travel fee should not limit you to where you could elope.

I hope you have the complete freedom to make an unforgettable day.

Couple posing at Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

What are steps to elope overseas?

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Groom kissing the bride's neck after their elopement in death valley national park in california

What does a typical elopement day look like?

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Couple walking inside the Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon in Page, Arizona

Sunrise vs sunset

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Contact Eugene

I am excited you are here
You don’t have to be ready to book an elopement, even if you have a couple of questions, fill this out. That way you are in my loop and will reach out with travel dates and information from time to time.

Couple in their wedding attire holding hands and walking in the dry lake bed with sunset behind them
city or country so that I have a better understanding of where you are from
Month/Day/Year, if you don't have a specific date, a season or even depends on the elopement location is good too
If there's no specific venue or place and want to explore more options, please include your favourite type of scenery such as forest, ocean or even a region, such as "We really enjoyed Yosemite National Park"
What is it about elopement compared to other forms of wedding draws you and your partner?

As I Promised…

Adventure Elopement + Traditional Wedding

Couple kissing after their elopement at Wayfarer Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California

If you read to this point and are unsure if the elopement is for you, here is the solution for you.

Do Both.

Before photographing elopements, I photographed engagement sessions in nature as well as the wedding for a lot of my couples. This way, the couple could have their moments during their adventure elopement, like an engagement session and enjoy the wedding day with friends and family.

I’m interested