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!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, FRIEND
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.
SOUND INCREDIBLE? YOUR WEDDING DAY CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT WHEN YOU ELOPE.
LET'S DO THIS
Wondering what there is to do in the area you’re eloping? I’ve got guides for many areas with all the what-to-do, where-to-eat, everything-you-need-to-know background to feel like a local for your time in the area.
With over ten years of experience, I will be by your side through the planning process, offering my insight & expertise!
I help couples with location recommendations, 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. I love to travel and camp and between those hobbies and some pretty incredible couples showing me around their favorite spaces, I have a pretty good list of locations with diverse backdrops to offer! I can also help liaison with official offices about any required permits we may need.
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. Anything that takes the stress off your plate is something I’m happy to help with!
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 usually 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 five years now, I’ve gotten to know plenty of pros to recommend to help bring your visions to life.
Sound like a lot to keep track of? Click here to learn about my new all-inclusive elopement package!
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!
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?
It’s important to make sure you like my work before you get started on booking your session! Get lost in some of my work and see my vibrant, timeless style.
I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME…
“WE ARE HORRIBLE AT TAKING PICTURES.”
But after the day together, couples always tell me how easy, fun, and laid back their time was!
“When we got the photos, my husband said, 'She made us look like models!' She really did.” -Rachel & Loren
So what’s the secret? Feeling comfortable with the people you’re with and genuinely having FUN makes all the difference!
While I’m debunking some myths, let me add:
YOU DON’T HAVE DO CRAZY HIKES OR LOOK A CERTAIN WAY OR LOVE A CERTAIN WAY TO GET AMAZING IMAGES LIKE THESE. COME AS YOU ARE – YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.
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, every candid moment to perfectly preserve your story. I’m a fly on the wall and many guests say they never noticed me! However I’m not afraid to step up and make family formals fly by (people need to know where to stand and what to do with their hands!) I’m a happy medium between posed and candid.
states I've visited
couples i've worked with
(and counting!) moose I've seen
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some smaller options for Grand Junction Elopements
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.
From there I'll help with location guides, 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 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.