Maybe you started planning a traditional wedding, but everything felt all wrong.

You knew that as much as they’d be trying to help, your family and friends would ultimately change your ideas and plans for the big day.

The idea of being the center of 100s of people’s attention all day sounds like a nightmare.

You knew that throwing a big party actually meant you wouldn’t have time to see everyone, or spend time with your new spouse.

You believe your wedding day should be an intimate celebration focused on your love for each other and who you are as a couple!

If this is all sounding just like you, choosing to have an intimate wedding or elopement may be the ultimate path for you!


Imagine your wedding day that’s completely about your love for one another.

Imagine feeling fully comfortable in front of the camera, knowing your photographer will gently guide you to look your best.

Imagine spending your entire wedding day together, exploring an incredible area and doing what you love.

Imagine having a pro with ten years of experience on your side the help you with every step of the way so you feel completely prepared.

Imagine spending a fraction of the money on your celebration, so you can save that money toward an incredible trip or a down payment on a new home.

Imagine having the flexibility to plan your perfect day, whether that includes a morning hike, a dip in a hot spring, or the most incredible alpine lake backdrop. Your day is fully your own.

Imagine reliving the best day of your life every time you look through your photographs.



Totally lost on how to elope?

You've made the decision that eloping is right for you. But what do you do now???

Don't worry - i got you.

You'll receive access to my 124 page elopement guide full of everything you could ever have questions about for how to elope! From marriage license navigation, to emergency kit checklists, to advice for what to wear, to choosing your lodging, and so much more - this guide is your new best friend.

And so much more!

With over ten years of experience, I will be by your side through the planning process, offering my insight & expertise!


I will help you with location suggestions, whether you already know what you’re looking for but need help finding the perfect match, or you have no idea what you want and need help narrowing it down with you. After a quick questionnaire to get a good feel for your needs, I'll create a guide for some of my favorite spots that fit, and we'll hop on Zoom to go over the pros and cons together. I will also help guide you through applying for any required permits we may need for those spots.


Whether you’re planning activities for your elopement or just need help with timing the perfect sunset ceremony, I love to help my couples with creating the perfect timeline for the day. I'll create an agenda, with as much specific or general timing as we want, and what spots and activities we'll be doing there.




Elopement Guide

From helping you brainstorm ideas you’ve never considered, to helping you with the logistics of making those ideas happen, consider me your go-to person to bounce things off of to craft the most amazing day you can imagine!

If you’re having guests along for the day, I will help create a formals list so that we have a list of shots to make sure we’re not missing any combos on the day-of.

Having helped couples elope in these areas for over nine years now, I’ve gotten to know all the pros to recommend to help bring your visions to life.

When you book me, you get my 124 page Guide to every step of the journey too!

Your wedding day should feel comfortable.

I help couples craft their dream wedding day that is private, comforting, and stress-free.

You don't have to be anxious about your wedding day!

All the fun, without the fuss

Part of why you wanted to elope was having fewer things to stress about than a traditional wedding, so why would you still want the hassle of planning your elopement day? 

You’re not picky about the details, you just care about a great experience

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Have you heard? I'm also offering something new for the Grand Junction area!

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All-inclusive Elopements

I specialize in drinking chai tea lattes, and watching Gilmore Girls reruns! I also specialize in capturing the story & scenery of your celebration.

As a full service wedding photographer in Grand Junction, my mission is to preserve your favorite moments in beautiful images for you to relive those best moments of life that fly by too fast.

A Little About Me...

I believe there’s no better sight than the night sky at 10,000 feet.

I also believe you should be able to be authentically you on your wedding day. Whether that’s an off-beat elopement or more traditional wedding celebration, I strive to capture each genuine moment.

I strive to capture the day as it unfolds, all those candid moment to perfectly preserve what it felt like to be there. Too many photographers use their couples' wedding days as a portfolio building time, but you won't find that around here. I'm there for you - not for me!

Hey there, I'm Amanda


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couples i've worked with


(and counting!) moose I've seen


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-Beth & Dustin

We used Amanda for our wedding and she is the BEST! Our photos turned out amazing and she captured the feel of our night perfectly. She’s also really fun to hang with. We didn’t want her to leave at the end of the night!

"She captured the feel of our night perfectly."

- Brittney & Brandon

Amanda was absolutely amazing! We traveled from out of state to do a destination engagement photoshoot and she made the planning experience stress free! She helped us each step of the way from the initial contact, to picking a location, picking a date for the perfect snow-covered mountain weather, to the actual photoshoot poses. 

"She made the planning experience stress free!"

-Allison & Ethan

Amanda is the perfect wedding photographer. She’s efficient, she gets absolutely all the shots you want and those you didn’t even know you want, and she just blended into our event perfectly. The photos perfectly captured the whole day and I feel like I can easily relive it just by looking back at the photos. I highly recommend Amanda.

"The Perfect Wedding Photographer"

- Kylie & Murat

Amanda did an amazing job on our elopement photos! She was incredibly organized during all the planning and sent incredibly helpful tips and ideas in the months leading up. Plus all her recommendations for other local vendors were fantastic.

"Incredibly organized & helpful"

wondering where to explore?

My Favorite Elopement Locations Include:



Crested Butte

Grand Junction

Grand Mesa



Includes location assistance, travel fees, vendor suggestions, activity ideas, digital files in an online gallery to share worldwide, access to Amanda's 10+ years of elopement experience & more!

elopements range from $3-5k


Elopement Resources

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We're in... what now?


Let's Meet

We'll hop on the phone or Zoom (or grab coffee!) to get to know each other and talk all about your dreams and ideas for the big day, and how I can help make your life easier.

Planning journey

From there I'll send you my 124 page Elopement Guide and help with location ideas, scouting, emergency kit info, permits, activity suggestions, vendor recommendations, timeline creation, group photo lists, and so so much more. I will help you craft the most incredible day, with backup plans because life is life. You'll feel like you've never been so excited or prepared for anything before.



The big day & after

The day is here and you're surprised you're nervous after all this time. I will capture your day in a way that tells the story for you to relive forever. You'll have sneak peaks within 24-48 hours and a full gallery of the whole day within a month or so.

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Hold up!
We have a question...

How do we know if we need a permit?

I'll help you out! You're not in this alone. When I help you narrow down the perfect location(s) for your elopement, I'll let you know if there are any permit requirements. Some permits require the couple to fill them out and submit, while others are my responsibility, but even when they are yours to submit I'm here to help out. No need to worry!

How much time do we really need?

Unless you want to basically get married and take a couple photos together, most couples book at least 4-6 hours to really capture their elopement story. From breaking the ice at getting ready at your vacation rental to exploring just a couple of the freaking cool places in the area, the time flies by faster than you think!

What if we're having more than a few guests?

I feel like I practically specialize in micro weddings at this point, so you're not alone and you're definitely in the right place! I've helped couples with micro weddings at large vacation rentals, micro wedding venues, outdoor places that allow under 50 people, and so many other cool non-traditional celebrations. It's totally possible!

No offense but we don't love having our picture taken for that long...

Honestly? Same. When you decide to book me, you're getting more than a photographer and a photoshoot. I'm not going to have a camera shoved in your face the whole time. I'll be "along for the ride" to capture the way your day unfolds and feels like, so that when you look back on your images you feel like you're transported back there - reliving every memory. You don't get that by hiring someone to clock in and clock out, you get that by hiring a professional adventure buddy who captures days like this all the time!

But what if the weather sucks?

The secret? The greatest benefit of eloping is the freedom and flexibility. Sure we'll have back-up locations in case of bigger issues like road closures, wildfire, or flash floods. But if you're worried about the typical afternoon rains Colorado gets each summer or a freak storm breaking out, don't stress about it. First, I only book one event per day so that we have the ability to move up or move back our start times to move around the weather. They say if you don't like the weather just wait 20 minutes! Beyond that, a lot of the couples I work with are up for an adventure already, and are stoked to have their day captured whatever the weather. I'll have clear umbrellas on hand juuuuust in case too. We'll never shoot in actually dangerous weather, but I bet you'll secretly appreciate what the winds do to fly your veil around! Crazy weather makes for a great story to take back home, too.

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