Grand Junction Elopement Photographer

Elopements IN grand junction

Elopement PHOTOGRAPHER IN grand junction

Grand Junction is where I call home, so it holds a special place in my heart! Elopements in Grand Junction have a wide diversity in backdrops, from the Colorado National Monument, Palisade wineries, and Powderhorn ski resort on the Grand Mesa. The elopement venues here in the valley seem to form around the beautiful views that I die for as a Grand Junction elopement photographer.

If you love the romantic glow of winery weddings, Palisade’s sprawling vineyards are just for you! Drawing couples from all over the state and beyond, Colorado’s wine country is a top destination for weddings in Colorado. Grand Junction elopements are wonderful because of our longer season here. Outdoor weddings can be held from April through October (sometimes even November!) with relatively uneventful weather and warm evenings. While July and August are quite hot in the valley, the light lasts well into the evening allowing some of those golden hour celebrations I love the most, after the heat of the day has gone down. The purple glow of the mountains and the mesa at sunset is one of the prettiest colors in the world. With amazing wedding planners, bakers and florists with gorgeous work, your Grand Junction elopement is destined to be perfect!

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TOP grand junction elopement VENUES

Grand Junction and Palisade have so many great elopement venues that take advantage of the beautiful vistas here in the valley. Finding the perfect spot to elope is part of what I love helping couples with when they hire me!

Colorado National Monument – Grand Junction’s top attraction for tourists, this stunning desert setting is a beautiful option for more intimate weddings. Set atop the Monument, your ceremony and photographs will feature the canyons and rocky monoliths below in all their magnificence!

Grand Mesa - The Grand Mesa is the tallest flat top mountain in the world, and home to 300 lakes and some of the most incredible wildflowers in the summer, and nordic and downhill skiing in the winter. If you're looking for gorgeous alpine vibes near Grand Junction, this underrated mountain is a private and stunning backdrop for your elopement.

BLM Land - 70% of Mesa County (the area around Grand Junction) is BLM Land. While some places are protected with permits, most of these areas are free and easy to use with few to no guests. There are stunning and isolated desert backdrops, riverfront canyons, and more.

Colterris Winery – This beautiful winery overlooking the Colorado River, with Mt. Garfield standing grandly on the horizon, offers such diverse backdrops in an elegant setting. From the peach orchards and vineyards of the winery, to the lavender fields and the magnificent overlook, your photographs are sure to be stunning here!

Gateway Canyons Resort – Located about an hour outside of GJ, Gateway and its resort are only about 4 miles away from the Utah border, and bear a obvious resemblance to Moab. With fine dining, elevated lodging, and plenty of adventure, Gateway is a great spot to elope.

Twee Wingerd Plaas  –  This winery and VRBO on the edge of Palisade's wine country offers a sophisticated and modern ambiance for your elopement if you're looking for a more structured but relaxed venue!

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.

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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 weekday Grand Junction Elopements

weddings & elopements range from $3-6k



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Let's Meet

We'll hop on the phone or Zoom 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.

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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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