Colorado Wedding Photographer

Specializing in small weddings under 30 people

We don’t need to convince you that an intimate wedding experience in Colorado is the best decision you’ll ever make.

(Even though it totally is!)

We Know You’re Ready For…

  • A laid-back, stress-free, no-pressure experience.
  • A new adventure (a.k.a. your greatest adventure yet)
  • Saying a big ol’ “screw you” to tradition
  • Time spent just the two of you.
  • Freedom to stray from the timeline.
  • Eating cake on a mountain top (we’re donut people too)

“But, How Do We Make That Happen?”

1.

Let’s Have A Chat

We just want to get to know you two and what you’re looking for and tell you a little about us and how we help our couples to see if it’s a good match. That’s it! No pressure!

2.

Put Your Date On Our Calendar

If we click, we’ll send over a proposal and initial invoice. Once your date is officially on our calendar, we get started on the fun stuff!

3.

Pick THE Spot

This may be the most fun part! We do all the research and scouting and give you two a custom location guide with all the photos and info you need to pick out the perfect spot to read your vows and take epic photos at.

4.

Gather the TEAM

We’ll give you recs of our favorite LGBTQ+ affirming vendors and lodging. No need to spend hours googling!

5.

Dream Up the Best Day Ever

Get ideas, tips, and tricks from our experience in planning 250+ wedding days to design a timeline, sans any stress or drama.

6.

Do The Dang Thing

We’ll be there to document with photos that make you feel so you can relieve it again and again for years to come.

But First, There’s a Few Things You Should Know…

We Don’t Believe in Highlight Reels

Many people (and if we’re honest, most photographers) focus on the big moments. While those are important, years down the road when you pull your wedding album out, the moments that stand out are not the stunning scenery or highlight-reels, but the small, in-between moments that make you crack a smile.

People First, Photos Second.

Our first priority is always your experience. The most epic, heartfelt, jaw-dropping images are created when you’re fully present in the moment, experiencing the best freaking day of your life. We’re here to document your memories, not create content for our portfolio. 

Anyone can take pretty landscapes, but not everyone can create a safe space where your emotions come through your photos.

We Love Ugly Crying

It’s more important to remember how you felt in the moment rather than how you looked. We don’t care if you have a double-chin, are ugly crying or laughing so hard your bottom teeth show – if that photo captures the true emotion and can bring you right back to the feeling of that moment 20 years from now, we’ve done our job.

We’ll take candid, emotional, unplanned, imperfect, REAL moments over Pinterest-perfect any day!

You’re Not a Business Transaction

Building a real, genuine relationship with you matters. Our relationship doesn’t end once your gallery reaches your inbox, so be prepared for us to be hitting you up to grab a beer whenever you’re in town for the next 10 50 years!

Eva & Juliano

“She doesn’t just show up on your big day take a few photos and then leave. Shes emotionally there, and supportive and fits in SO well with your group – whether it’s 2 or 30.”

“Initially, I fell in love with how light, airy and natural their photos were. But then I was instantly sold once we got on the phone with Bailey. She is SO bubbly, so kind and sweet and every email we received was the exact same, continuously got us excited all over again for our big day and made us feel like she was another close friend attending our day – not just a photographer.

Right from the bat, Bailey was extremely helpful in helping us pick our locations, sending us recommendations and even helping reserve our national park pass when the .gov website crashed!

On our wedding day, she got both of us tearing up. Giving us small moments to ground ourselves, prompts to reflect on our relationship and how we got here, filled with memories. We both cried of course and then Bailey teared up, which of course was funny and we laughed about but shows how much she cares about her couples. She doesn’t just show up on your big day take a few photos and then leave. She’s emotionally there, and supportive and fits in SO well with your group – whether it’s 2 or 30.

Honestly I have NEVER seen a wedding photographer be able to get the creative artistically beautiful shots that they are capable of getting. They look like nothing I have ever seen before and makes our wedding day feel so original and authentic.”

The Two Things That Will Get You Photos You Fall In Love With

(And Yes, You Need Both)

1. A photographer who knows how to use their camera.

There are a lot of really talented photographers out there! Many are more accomplished than us. But that’s not going to guarantee photos you love. You also need…

2. Someone you could spend an entire day with – and still want to get a beer with afterward.

This is the key to photos you’ll love. When you feel like you just have a friend tagging along on your wedding day and not just a vendor you hired, you will have the freedom to soak up the moment, be your goofy, weird self, and your “friend” will photograph the moments along the way.

Colorado Wedding Photographer

Remember how we said we’re more than just your photographer?

We’re not kidding. We’re here to make this process easier than “accidentally” binge-watching the newest season of your favorite show. Every single wedding package includes:

  • Adventure Wedding Planning Guide with step-by-step plans, insider tips and resources from the 250+ weddings we’ve planned.
  • A custom location guide with hidden gems for you to explore and info on accessibility, privacy, permits and photos.
  • Unlimited communication – You can email us anytime, anywhere, about anything – no question is too silly.
  • Recommendations for vetted, LGBTQ+ affirming intimate wedding vendors.
  • A custom timeline that allows you to have the epic and stress-free wedding day of your dreams.
  • Local knowledge about Colorado’s quirky features, like weather patterns, seasonal closures, last-minute back-up locations, and dealing with high altitude and wildlife .
  • We’re CPR, AED & Wilderness First Aid Certified and always travel with backups of anything we might need.
  • A built-in back up photographer you know you can trust (because we’re a team).
  • Day of coordinator (you don’t need to look at your watch one time), best friend, and hype girl.
  • A polaroid memory to take home as a tangible keepsake on your wedding day.

If it’s on your to-do list, we’re here to help check it off.

Tiffany & Eric

“she was our biggest advocate on our wedding day. I can’t count how many times I told my husband through our wedding planning and wedding day, ‘thank goodness for Larissa'”

Larissa is the. BEST. She is not only a seriously talented photographer, she is just a really amazing person too. She has a unique talent of making you feel completely relaxed and yourself. She captured our genuine smiles, laughs, and tender moments–each photo feels completely organic. Larissa took the time to get to know us as a couple, (how we have fun, how we love each other, etc) and used that information to make our photos and experience with her perfectly tailored to us. I genuinely doubt any other photographer would have been able to take such beautiful, authentic, epic photos of us. Seriously. Plus we just had so much fun with her.

Larissa was the biggest source of relief on our wedding day. When rain was threatening our wedding, she assured us we would still get all the shots and everything would be okay. She helped wrangle our family, kept us on time, was game for all the couple (and alpaca) shots we wanted. And she was our biggest advocate on our wedding day. I can’t count how many times I told my husband throughout our wedding planning and wedding day, “thank goodness for Larissa”.

Now that our wedding season is over, I am so grateful that I can count Larissa as my friend too. She is just too wonderful, fun and sweet. If you’re debating whether to inquire, just do it. Hands down, one of the best decisions of our whole wedding.”

Colorado Small Wedding Packages

Colorado is THE spot to elope if you want adventure, stunning scenery, and a chance to have a moose as your wedding guest. We specialize only in Colorado and can help you plan the perfect just-us day or a celebration with up to 30 of your friends/family.

What’s Included

3+ Hours of Photography Coverage

We intentionally document your day with both digital and film. Includes high-resolution digital images, printing rights, a shareable online gallery, and free album design.

Full Wedding Planning Assistance

When we say we help with it all, we mean it. Location scouting and ideas. Vetted and LGBTQ+ allied vendors who know small weddings. Recs for activities to do on your wedding day. Stress-free timeline planning. Planning resources and ideas. Unlimited communication because we never leave you high and dry.

Packages start at $4400 with an average investment of $7100

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our specialty is helping our couples find the perfect spot to say their vows! Most of our couples do not have a location in mind before they book with us. After you book, we’ll send you a location questionnaire to understand what types of locations you’d be dreaming of. Then we use our experience, 27+ years of exploring CO, and research skills to put together a custom location guide with a list of location ideas we think would be right up your alley. (P.S. we also help you with the not-so-fun research on if a permit is needed to get married at your dream location.)

You sure can! At 10 guests, we require our couples to reserve a ceremony site with the appropriate park or public land jurisdiction. This way you have a guaranteed location for a larger group and you practice Leave No Trace.

While we primarily focus on elopements and small weddings, we do occasionally shoot larger, more traditional weddings if we’re available and we think we’d be a good fit for your wedding vision! It never hurts to reach out and chat.

Yes! While we are not able to actually book those vendors for you, we certainly help you with recommendations/research on the best vendors that serve the area you choose to get married at.

Yes! While we believe that many smaller weddings don’t absolutely need a second photographer, we will talk to you about your vision and needs and assess if we’d recommend a second photographer.

To us, they are a crucial part of getting to know you two and allowing you to see how we work and feel comfortable with us before the BIG moments of your day. Instead of meeting us for the first time when you are literally ready to say your vows and take the most important photos, we love to slowly ease you into our candid and low-key photography style and get to know you as you are getting ready.

During the time you spend getting ready, there’s likely to be a lot of feelings and emotions that come up. It’s when the day really starts to feel real and is such an important part of your story that deserves to be captured!

For the most part, yes! Our half-day, full-day and 2-day elopement packages include travel to anywhere in Colorado. Our partial-day small elopement package includes travel up to 150 miles from your photographer. The mini elopement package includes travel up to 90 miles from your photographer. We may ask that you cover a hotel if we have to leave super early in the morning or get home after midnight, but otherwise, the Colorado mountains are your playground for your small wedding!

Larissa is based out of Erie, CO. Bailey is based out of Timnath, CO.

We 100% get it! Getting your picture taken can feel super awkward, especially if you’re supposed to just stand there and smile and act lovey, all the while wondering what to do with your hands. Let us assure you – you are NOT awkward, and we will give you direction the whole time! Our photography style is much more casual and candid. Instead of putting you in Pinterest-perfect poses that don’t feel normal, we prioritize helping you two be present in the moment and give you two things to DO together that create genuine laughs, smiles, and intimacy that we then capture on camera. Our goal is for you to feel like you can be yourselves and have fun together! 

Knock on wood it doesn’t happen, but on the rare occasion that your booked photographer is unable to be there for your elopement, we have a solid backup system in place. As a team, we are always each other’s first call to step in. If for some reason the other person isn’t available, we have a list of go-to trusted photographers who have a similar skill level, style, and approach who will step in. We promise we won’t leave you hanging!

Not at all! We have worked with couples who have booked anywhere from a year to less than a week out from their elopement day. As long as you’re willing to stay on top of communicating and we have the date open, we’re always open to helping with last-minute elopements!

Absolutely! We LOVE when we get to meet our couples in person before the big day! You can learn more about our couples sessions here.

We very rarely shoot together, so you will most likely be working with either Larissa or Bailey. We respond to inquiries based on availability and who we think might be a better fit for each couple!

We do not limit the number of images we give you – if we take a good photo, you deserve to have it. However, we do go through and remove photos that are duplicates, out of focus or have eyes closed. We commit to delivering a minimum of 30 images per hour.

You will receive a robust sneak peek (because we can’t help ourselves!) within 7 days from your wedding and the full gallery within 8 weeks.

We deliver your final photos in an online viewing gallery that you can share with family and friends.

Yes! You have access to download all of the high-resolution photos directly from your online gallery. From there you get personal printing rights, to print wherever you want.

Absolutely! You have access to our luxury prints, canvases and framed photos that can be ordered directly through your online gallery. We also know that creating your own album is daunting so offer full album designs with our luxury handcrafted albums.

We specialize in photography and do not offer video services at this time. However, we do have a list of incredible videographers that we often work with that we would be happy to share! 

Ready to get started?

Let’s create an elopement day that’s purely you.
People first, photos second. Always.