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.

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.

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 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!

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, 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.

Hey there, I'm Amanda


states I've visited


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!

-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.

- 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. 

- 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.

some smaller options for Grand Junction Elopements

Most elopements range from $4-6k



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 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 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.

Ready to save your date?

let's work together!

Thank you!

I'll be in touch within 24-48 hours.

If you don’t hear from me soon, I’m probably in the mountains or desert capturing an adventurous couple.
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