I am passionate about elopements...

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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 20 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. Because I believe the best weddingsinclude only the people closest to us, I only photograph elopements & intimate weddings with less than 50 guests. 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. 

 
 
 
 

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All-day Elopements & Intimate Weddings

Pricing starts at $5000 and includes:

  • Full day 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

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Destination Weddings & Elopements

Pricing starts at $6000 and includes:

  • Full day 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. I have been to 22 countries and photographed couples in 11.  I'd love to give you epic suggestions on where to have your elopement or intimate 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 $1900 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 and other destination elopement packages!


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Adventure Shoots

For engagements, couples, and anniversaries

Pricing starts at $1200 and includes: 

  • 2-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

 

 

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COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

I am absolutely in love with small weddings and want to elope myself! I love the authenticity and intimacy of elopements—how they don't feel like a production or performance—but focus on what really matters most. Colorado is arguably one of the best places to elope in the USA—with Rocky Mountain National Park being the 2nd most popular place for elopements in the country. Colorado is a self-solemnization state, meaning that you don't even need an officiant or witnesses to get married—you can "self-solemnize" and just say your vows to each other or celebrate your commitment however you see fit. I love how flexible and customizable elopements are and I love helping couples find incredibly beautiful places for elopements. Get in touch and I can send you a whole list of my favorite spots depending on what level of accessibility and scenery you're looking for! 

Mountain Elopement photographer

There's nothing quite like saying your vows alone on a mountaintop surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Whether you want to elope in the Colorado Rockies, the Canadian Rockies, the Swiss Alps, the Dolomites, the North Cascades, the Andes, or the Himalayas, I would love to bring my experience as a hiker and mountaineer to your day and help create the adventurous elopement you're dreaming of.  Let's chat! 

Adventure Elopement PHOTOGRAPHER

I think the best wedding days are less about planning and more about spontaneity and adventure. Whatever kind of daring experience you imagine for getting to your ceremony location—whether it's a private helicopter ride, a nerve-racking 4WD road, a 10 mile hike, a kayak or canoe ride, or a gondola—I love telling the whole story of adventurous elopements so you can share your grand adventure with everyone back home. I'd love to be a part of your elopement! 

Destination Elopement photographer

There's something almost dreamlike about the idea of saying your vows in some far off, other-worldly beautiful destination. As a traveler to 22 countries, I have thoroughly caught the travel bug myself and love exploring new places. My partner and I have traveled the world together and want to elope in Scotland and I just love meeting fellow wanderlust-stricken couples. I have helped couples create gorgeous destination elopements in Iceland, in the Italian Dolomites,in Kauai, Costa Rica, Canada, and Cuba, and have a whole list of amazing destinations I have seen traveling that would be incredible to say your vows. I would love to help you plan the logistics—I've even found super cheap & amazing flights for couples before! Get in touch and let's start dreaming together. 

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Traveling the world for intimate weddings & elopements, while incredible—also takes a lot of experience & work! I absolutely LOVE travel and am very experienced with the logistics (legal & otherwise) of destination weddings. I believe it's very important to have the right person for your day who is prepared and experienced with all aspects of travel as well as the complications of transporting gear and photographing weddings in other countries. I have brought my camera & taken photos in 22 countries all over the world and would love to bring my expertise to your day. Get in touch with me and let's start the adventure!

Adventure wedding photographer

I believe that every wedding is an adventure and love telling the stories of daring couple's wedding days. Whether you plan on getting married in Yosemite National Park, or on a beach in Mexico, I'd love to photograph the grandeur of the epic scenery as well as the quiet intimate moments. As an adventurous wedding photographer with a passport ready to go, I'm up for whatever daring plans you have for your day! I'd love to come along!

hiking elopement photographer

Growing up in Colorado, I've been a huge nature-lover from a young age. I've grown up camping, hiking, and backpacking and feel so at home in the mountains. I've climbed 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado, and done 30+ mile treks through the jungle in Colombia. There's nothing I love more than getting to a trailhead at 2am with a couple and hiking by the light of the moon and stars and our headlamps, and having a gorgeous piece of nature all to ourselves at sunrise. There's nothing more magical than saying vows in such a place. I'm very experienced with all of the logistics of how to make hiking elopements happen—I'd love to share my favorite secret trails with you and find the most magical place for your elopement, wherever that is the world. 

LGBTQ SAME-SEX couple 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'!" 

ESTES PARK Elopement PHOTOGRAPHER

Estes Park is the gateway to the world-renowned Rocky Mountain National Park—which is the 2nd most popular place for elopements in the entire U.S.A! Choose from gorgeous spots like a Sprague Lake Elopement, and 3M curve intimate wedding for a Trail Ridge Road elopement, or a ceremony at Upper Beaver Meadows. RMNP has a whole list of designated ceremony sites, or if you're eloping just the 2 of you, get in touch, and I'll share all of the epic secret awesome spots that you can apply for a permit to have a unique ceremony in an epic spot for just the 2 of you. 

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 $200 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

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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. 

 


 

Destination Wedding Photographer

 

I have traveled to 22 countries, and photographed couples in 11: USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, U.K, Italy, Iceland, Switzerland, Austria, Thailand, & Myanmar. There's nothing that excites me more than photographing destion elopements & intimate weddings. I would love to offer any expertise I have—whether it's how to find cheap flights, figuring out travel & legal logistics, or finding the perfect location to say your vows—I would LOVE to chat with you!

 

 
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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. 

Costa Rica Wedding Photographer

Costa Rica is a land of jungles, waterfalls, beaches, and volcanoes. Check out the beautiful locations of Manuel Antonio, or Santa Teresa Beach. 

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Mexico Wedding Photographer

 

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Cuba Wedding Photographer

 

Cuba Elopement Photographer

 

Switzerland Wedding Photographer

 

Switzerland Elopement Photographer

 

Italy Wedding Photographer

 

Italy Elopement Photographer

 

Austria Wedding Photographer

 

Austria Elopement Photographer