About Larissa + Bailey

We're your guide to an Elopement Day as Adventurous as You are

You made the brave choice to elope! Now what?

We know you thought this would be easier than planning a traditional wedding.
We bet you’ve googled “places to elope in Colorado” and got overwhelmed with the multitude of choice, or the lack clarity in exactly how to make it happen.

We’re here to help! 

As two Colorado natives who have photographed over 200 couples in 100+ locations across Colorado, we specialize in creating a different kind of wedding day that is adventurous as you are.
When you choose us to guide you through the process, you get wayyyyy more than just a photographer. You get a planner who helps you create the most epic day you can dream of. You get your personal Colorado tour guide who shows you the beauty and wonder of this state. You get a friend who gets that picture taking can feel awkward. We are your biggest cheerleaders and work in a way that feels natural and not like you’re posing for high school prom.

We use our experience and knowledge to craft a different kind of wedding day that feels completely authentic to you. Want to hike to a high alpine lake? We can give you trail options for that! Want to canoe along the banks of a mountain lake? We can tell you the best lakes to do it on! Want to watch the sun set from the top of the world? We’ll lead you to our favorite spots for sunset!

You deserve a wedding day as adventurous as you are.
"Larissa was extremely helpful and thoughtful from the moment we got in touch... We weren’t 100% sure of how we wanted our elopement to look when we started talking to Larissa, and she knew all the questions to ask and provided us with such helpful information that made planning everything out a breeze."
Dominika + Govind

Meet Your Elopement Photographer

TWO Born and Raised Coloradan  photographers, Both ready to Make your different kind of wedding day Come to Life


Hey there! I'm Larissa (she/her/hers). A travel-addicted, puppy-snuggling, Harry Potter-Obsessed, bubbly bookworm. As a Colorado native, I grew up hiking the trails, playing in ponds and exploring this beautiful state I'll always call home.

I prefer backpacking over resorts, street food to fancy restaurants and a date night in cooking with my hubby of 7 years.

Type TWO fun-haver right here! (The kind of fun that you suffer in the moment but had the time of your life afterward.) I've backpacked through CO, trekked through Nepal, jumped out of an airplane against my will, climbed 14,000 ft mountain peaks and always seem to be planning my next adventure. 

Did I mention I freekin' LOVE Harry Potter??? (Team Gryffindor for life)!

I believe there should be no limits to what your elopement day looks like. Want to hike through a field a wildflowers to a mountain top? Want to kayak on a mountain lake? Want to watch the sunset and milky way sparkle? Let's do it! I can't wait to make your elopement day unforgettable!


Bailey, here (she/her/hers)! Born and raised in Colorado, I am always on-the-go looking for my next adventure. I believe that there are no rules to what your wedding should look like and will work really closely with you to craft a day that feels authentic to you and your relationship.

I am obsessed with all things adventure, and have a goal of visiting 30 countries before I am 30. So far I have 23 down, 7 to go! I want to be Leslie Knope, and could talk to you for hours in Parks & Rec quotes. You can usually find me playing card games at my favorite local brewery with my husband, Troy, hiking in the Rockies, swimming at Horsetooth Reservoir, or skiing at A Basin! I love anything and everything true crime, and if you're a murderino, there's a 100% chance we'll be friends. I also have a very naughty husky lab mix who loves to hide bread in the couch and a Great Pyrenees mix who thinks he's a chihuahua. 

I specialize in capturing REAL moments of laughter, joy, adoration, and raw emotion - no cheesy poses, fake laughs, or forced smiles are allowed! Let's get to planning a wedding day that feels completely and utterly like YOU. 

We, The Light's Values

1 | You are welcome here. 

We believe that love is love and support your relationship regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or ability. 

2 | Know better, do better. 

We believe that there is always room to grow and commit to lifelong learning.

3 | Build real relationships.

We believe the magic happens when people are encouraged to be their authentic selves, which is cultivated through open and honest communication.

4 | Love our land.

We believe in being good stewards of our planet by leaving no trace, practicing sustainability, and teaching others to do the same.

5 | Create what you want.

We believe there are limitless possibilities in life and empower you to blaze your own trail.

6 | Stop and smell the flowers.

We believe climbing a mountain isn’t a race to the top, but finding the joy in each turn along the way. Celebrate both the big and little moments in life.

7 | Go the extra mile.

We believe in serving first, giving our all, and going above and beyond what is expected of us.

8 | Be a light. 

We believe in recognizing and using our privilege to create positive change in our communities by donating $50 from each elopement/small wedding booked to one of the following causes of your choice:

• Battle racism + the mass incarceration that disproportionately impacts black and brown people through the Equal Justice Initiative

• Help underprivileged youth explore the outdoors through Big City Mountaineers

• Provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ people through The Trevor Project

• Protect precious landscapes and wilderness, historical sites, and places of cultural significance through the National Park Foundation

Get In Touch With Us Today To Check Our Availability For Your Elopement

Ready For An Elopement Day As Adventurous As You?