about the skyewater photo + film team
Intuitive, artistic, supportive.
Skyewater Photo + Film is a photography and videography team based in Washington and Colorado, specializing in adventure elopements and destination weddings across the globe, with a unique focus on locations and venues that feature the element of water.
Collectively, we’ve captured over 200 weddings and elopements, and have traveled thousands of miles to explore this beautiful planet of ours.
Our favorite part? We love that our jobs give us the chance to bring our passion for storytelling and the environment together in such a meaningful way for others.
what skyewater means to us
We believe that love, like water, is necessary for life.
It’s a strong and powerful force, but also a comforting and peaceful one. It heals and nourishes us. It can make us feel alive, yet calm, all at once. Water has the ability to move us, both physically and emotionally, in ways we may not be able to put into words . . . just as love does.
Water has also moved and shaped the landscape of our planet in a variety of ways. Bodies of water support the areas with the greatest biodiversity on our planet. Water is so powerful, even places that are now dry— deserts, mountains, canyons— still show impacts from water that used to be there millions of years ago (in the form of rain, snow, rivers, lakes, floods, and glaciers).
Skye is a beautiful Scottish word that can simply mean cloud or sky, but also means adventurous or free-spirited. By combining these two ideas, our photo and video brand evokes the unique and authentic wedding day experiences we offer to couples who want waterscapes and the natural world to play an important role in the celebration of their marriage.
Owner, award-winning photographer, cinematic videographer, and your planning assistant
Born in Florida, but with years of experience living in the mountains, Kaitlyn is happiest wherever the water is, from the coast to the alpine lakes and waterfalls, or ancient springs and rivers. She currently lives on the road with her husband and pup Bruiser in their RV, as they search for their dream property in Washington state.
Eloping is also what Kaitlyn wished she would have done with her husband back in 2016, and now aims to help other couples find the most authentic wedding day experience. However, Kaitlyn + Vaughn did have a pretty epic honeymoon adventure: road tripping across the country in an RV for six weeks! Today you’ll find her traveling in her gray GMC Sierra named Bruce (after the shark in Finding Nemo) which is often towing their 32-foot camper to places all across the West.
Kaitlyn’s expertise and knack for focusing on genuine, heartfelt moments has won her three Fearless Awards, and has helped over 100 couples cherish memories from their wedding day over the last 10+ years.
Working with some of the best photographers + videographers in the business.
Kaitlyn’s built a solid network to partner with other talented creatives, who often join us on our elopement and wedding days. Every one of them is here to help you have a relaxing yet exciting experience on one of the most meaningful days of your life.
Sometimes Kaitlyn will be in the photo role . . . other times, she’ll be your videographer. What never changes: love, unwavering support, guidance, and a calming energy that allows you to be fully present and unapologetically yourselves.
our giving back program
Each time a couple books with us, we donate a portion of every package sold to four organizations.
These organizations support clean water programs (for people and the earth), outdoor education and experience, and research and conservation efforts.
what it’s like to work with us
Kaitlyn was our first and only choice for photography for our elopement. We started hiking at 4am and she was there without complaint waiting for us at the trailhead. She did an excellent job of calming our nerves before the ceremony and at the start of the shoot. We never felt rushed or hurried through the entire day.
Rebecca did an awesome job of making us and our family members feel comfortable. She guided us on all of our poses while being so kind and patient with us and we had such a fun time! The evening was so beautiful and we couldn’t have hoped for a better experience. Cheers to photos that will be with us for a lifetime!
I am so glad that we stumbled across Skyewater Photo + Film! I can’t say enough about how professional and friendly the team is. The quality of work that they produce is outstanding! The photos and videos will be treasured forever. I simply cannot recommend them enough!
meet us on the road
From regional camping trips to international adventures, we’ve got several amazing trips planned every year.
Get special discounted rates by meeting us in places we’re already planning to be!