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Composing awe-inspiring images for stylish couples
getting married outdoors 

Based out of Carlsbad, North County San Diego, California

Published, award-winning destination wedding and elopement photographer

Kaci Lou Photography

I've been described as genuine, personable, and observant. I know when to step in to guide you and when to hang back so you can enjoy each other uninterrupted. I create a safe space for you to be yourselves. That way when you look back on your photos, you’ll remember how much you love each other. 

"Kaci was the calm in the chaos"

Nobody can take your photos quite like me. My approach is uniquely crafted to each couple. I dive into what is important to you, what you find beautiful, and your unique relationship with each other. 

I'm Kaci!


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we're not here for a long time...

"Kaci made our experience absolutely amazing. We felt so comfortable, we laughed we cried and had the best time with her. She made it a point to remind us why we were doing the photos, because of the love we shared and want to share for the rest of our lives. That meant everything to us! Also her work speaks for itself but I was overwhelmed with how beautiful the pictures are!"


"We felt so

Maddie + Bo 
White Sands, New Mexico


So many amazing pictures! How am I going to ever going to decide which ones to display?! Thank you again! I could not have imagined a better fit for us and I am so glad I stumbled across you! You have no idea how many other photographers I looked at and inquired about but never found the right fit until you! We will be forever grateful for the part you played in our big day! You literally captured every little detail that I would not have thought of and they bring us right back to that day!



Jessica + Nate 
Sedona, Arizona


"Kaci Lou is wonderful! She cares about you and keeps in touch all along the engagement process, which was great. Her eye for the right light and ambience is magnificent - I swear I don’t look as good as I do in her photos! What I appreciated most was her ability to step in and be personable and helpful at the right moment, and step back and blend in at the right moment during our wedding day. That’s so important! We are so lucky to have to capture our wedding day!"


"personable and

Katherine + Michael 
Salt Lake City, Utah


We were both a little nervous, and tend to not like having pictures taken. Kaci made us feel so comfortable that our true selves were able to shine through in the photos, and we had a blast! Kaci is a true professional who not only strives for perfection in her photography, but works to make the entire experience a memorable one for her clients. She also made our pup feel super comfortable too! We can not wait to see the final product, but the couple sneak peeks we have seen were absolutely incredible and exactly what we wanted; natural, fun, and adventurous."


"we had a

Megan + Brian
Gold Canyon, Arizona


Kaci is absolutely amazing! We were so nervous (mainly me lol) to be photographed by a stranger but she made the entire experience so comfortable and everything felt natural! We knew she would make our day stress free and capture all the special moments of our wedding day."



Sharay + Leo
Gilbert, Arizona


Kaci is seriously beyond talented! She takes the time to get to know you and makes your entire session a blast! My then fiancé and I had never had pictures taken together before and she walked us through the whole thing and made it so much fun! Not only did we find an amazingly talented photographer, we made a friend! I am usually not a fan of getting my pictures done because they are normally boring and tedious. However this was not the case with Kaci. She did an excellent job of keeping the photo shoot entertaining as well as professional. I can honestly say that this was the first time I actually had fun getting my picture taken. Not only was the experience fun, but the pictures came out amazing"


"we actually had

Janae + Paul
Salt Lake City, Utah



"We LOVE LOVE LOVE our wedding photos, they are so beautiful [...] Kaci just goes above and beyond with the details. She is worth every penny, we highly recommend!"   - Tuesdae, a Kaci Lou Bride

1. Contact me to see if your date is available using the form below. Limited dates are offered each year to serve my clients well. 

2. Chat over the phone to see if we're a good fit for each other. You deserve the best! 

3.  Save your date with a $2000 retainer. Wedding and Elopement photography starts at $4500.

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But not just any photographer, one that takes magazine-worthy photos, captures your laughter, your love and shares your enthusiasm for adventure; Hey, that's me, Kaci! Please fill out the form below to get more info & see if we're a good fit.

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