I am passionate about intimate weddings...

I have found that I creatively thrive in intimate outdoor settings with daring and adventurous couples. Whether you envision eloping just the 2 of you by hiking 10 miles up a mountain, or want you and your 40 closest friends to have an intimate beach ceremony in Greece, or want a laid-back wedding in the backyard of a cabin, I would love to capture the emotion, intimacy, story and scenery of your wedding. However you envision your day, I believe that every moment of your wedding is beautiful and I would be honored to be there to document it. I specialize in intimate weddings & elopements with less than 50 guests because I believe that the best weddings are measured by the moments we have with the people closest to us. If this sounds like the type of wedding you’d like to have, I think we’d be a great fit. Let’s get in touch with each other and create an amazing adventure together. 

 
 

Intimate Weddings & All-day Elopements

Pricing starts at $4200 and includes:

  • Full day wedding coverage up to 8 hours
  • Full resolution digital image files with printing rights
  • Website/mobile app to view, download, print, and share your images worldwide
  • Customized location suggestions & planning tools
  • Personalized photo timeline

Destination Weddings & Elopements

Pricing starts at $5000 and includes:

  • Full day wedding coverage up to 8 hours
  • 2 extra hours on your wedding day or for an epic day-after session 
  • Full resolution digital image files with printing rights
  • Website/mobile app to view, download, print, and share your images worldwide
  • Customized location suggestions & planning tools
  • Personalized photo timeline
  • Travel costs anywhere in the world *included!*

I travel for more than 50% of the weddings I photograph and love exploring new places with my camera. As a passionate backpacker to over 15 countries, if you'd like epic suggestions on where to have your wedding, get in touch & I'll share all my secret spots with you!


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Elopements

Elopement stories are unique to each couple and can range from a couple hours to full day coverage. We can spend all day hiking up a mountain, to a remote beach, or waterfall, or simply have a private ceremony on a mountain pass or the backyard of a cabin. 

Pricing starts at $1600 for 2 hours.

As an avid hiker, traveler, and Colorado elopement photographer, I can offer unique & customized location suggestions if you need ideas! There are endless stunning spots to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park, so many other amazing elopement locations in the rocky mountains, and places to elope all over the world. Ask about my Iceland elopement packages


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Adventure Shoots

For engagements, couples, and anniversaries

Pricing starts at $800 and includes: 

  • 1-hour epic photoshoot adventure 
  • Full resolution digital image files with printing rights
  • Website/mobile app to view, download, print, and share your images worldwide
  • Custom location suggestions & styling to match your personality

 
 
 

Favorite Colorado Mountain Wedding Venues

 

 

ESTES PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Estes park is an incredible Colorado mountain town on the edge of the world-famous Rocky Mountain National Park. Less than an hour from major front-range cities, it is a perfect place for a Colorado mountain wedding. My favorite venues are the Della Terra Mountain ChateauThe Estes Park ResortThe Stanley HotelMary's Lake Lodge, the Black Canyon InnYMCA of the Rockies, and endless amazing places for intimate weddings and romantic elopements in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Did you know that it's only $150 to get married in Rocky Mountain National Park? Check out their list of designated wedding sites and find your dream location for a mountain wedding among the 14,000 ft jaw-dropping peaks. My favorite spots for mountain weddings in RMNP are Sprague Lake, Bear Lake, Lily Lake, and Moraine Park

rocky mountain national park elopement photographer

With some wedding sites requiring guest lists of less than 10 people, Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect spot for a dreamy elopement or intimate wedding. You can get married on the side of Trail Ridge Road, or hike up to Dream Lake or Emerald Lake, or down to Alberta Falls for a stunning mountain elopement location. 

allenspark, colorado wedding photographer

Down highway 66 a bit from Estes Park, lies Allenspark with two awesome wedding venues: Wild Basin Lodge and the castle-looking church, Our Lady of the Mountains, St. Malo's Chapel on the Rock

GRAND LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

If you take Highway 34 (Trail Ridge Road) all the way west through Rocky Mountain National Park, you arrive in the gorgeous mountain town of Grand Lake, CO. My all-time favorite wedding venue, Winding River Ranch is a fantastic mountain ranch wedding venue with great views, two different barns to have your reception, and several cabins that you can rent out to have your family and friends stay. 

granby wedding photographer

Grand Lake's next door neighbor city is Granby, which is also host to numerous gorgeous mountain wedding venues. Strawberry Creek Ranch 9N is a gorgeous mountain ranch venue and Granby Ranch has stunning mountain backdrops and aspen trees. Another favorite is YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch as well as C Lazy U Ranch

Fraser wedding photographer

Just 15 miles south of Granby, and 5 miles north of Winter Park, lies Fraser, CO with two awesome wedding venues: The Wild Horse Inn, and B Lazy 2 Ranch

WINTER PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Just 20 miles south of Granby on highway 40 lies the awesome ski town of Winter Park. Get married here at the Winter Park Resort for an upscale mountain wedding with killer views. 

tabernash wedding photographer

Right next door to Winter Park is the small town of Tabernash, which is host to one of my all-time favorite mountain wedding venues, Devils Thumb Ranch. Get married in the High Lonesome Barn or the more intimate Timber House for an amazing mountain wedding that your guests will never forget.  

VAIL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I believe the best venues for your mountain wedding in Vail are Piney River Ranch and the Vail wedding Deck. If you want something really up-market there's a plethora of amazing resorts like the Sonnenalp and the Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort

ASPEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

But the most epic wedding venue of all is at the nearby Maroon Bells! (for awesome people only).

BRECKENRIDGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Dry Gulch Town Nearby Copper Mountain Resort in Copper is one of the highest elevation wedding venues in Colorado! 

BEAVER CREEK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Beaver Creek is home to some incredible mountain wedding venues including SaddleRidge.

san juan mountain wedding photographer 

The San Juan mountains are my favorite mountain range in Colorado and have some of the most amazing mountain cities in the whole state. Check out Silverton, Telluride, Durango, and Ouray for spectacular mountain views and unique and secluded ceremony sites. 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLORADO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Besides the venues near the popular mountain towns, there's some fantastic gems in Bailey, Granby, Pine Lower Lake Ranch in Pine, the Silverthorne Pavillion in Silverthorne, and Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores.

DENVER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

If you'd rather have an adventure closer to home, there are a lot of fantastic options in Denver and other front range cities. Great wedding venues in Denver include Mile High Station, The Brown Palace, The Magnolia Hotel, and Clocktower Events. Nestled in the foothills nearby are the stunning Chatfield Botanic GardensThe Manor House, and Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton and Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur. Other awesome venues on the front range include the Evergreen Lake House and The Barn in Evergreen, Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, the Briarwood Inn and the Boettcher Mansion in Golden, Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood, the Tapestry House in Fort Collins, and the Garden of the Gods Club and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. 

COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

 

COLORADO-BASED DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

 

LGBT SAME-SEX FRIENDLY COLORADO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I am a passionate advocate for marriage equality. Love is love! I love photographing unique couples of all backgrounds and gender preferences. My goal is to create images that truly reflect your relationship and for your friends and family to say, "Wow, that's so 'them'!" 

 

Destination Wedding Photographer

 

Starting in 2017, Maddie Mae Photography has select destinations each year with special travel pricing. 

Iceland Wedding Photographer

I have always wanted to photograph a wedding in Iceland! I fell in love with this majestic country when I traveled there in 2014. The awe-inspiring landscapes of this wild tundra island absolutely take your breath away. In my opinion, Iceland is one of the most scenic and photogenic countries. I would love to be your destination wedding photographer for your wedding in Iceland. Contact me for a custom quote. 

Iceland Elopement Photographer

Iceland would be the absolute most beautiful place to elope in the world. It has some of the most diverse terrain in the world. From the blue lagoon, to glacier bay, to Geysers and epic waterfalls, there are a plethora of out-of-this-world places to elope in Iceland. Enjoy special elopement packages to Iceland in 2016 and 2017! Contact me for a custom quote.