Colorado Wedding Photographer

Specializing in small weddings under 30 people

Colorado Wedding Photographer

You Decided a Small Wedding is for You!

We promise it’s a decision you will never regret

When you choose to have an intimate wedding, you ditch all the pressure of putting on a big show and instead embrace one of the most intimate, incredible days of your life – free from any stress. You get to say “no” to any traditions that don’t align with your relationship or values, and create new ones that truly represent who you are as a couple. Intimate weddings give you the freedom to spend the day exactly as you want, surrounded by the people you truly care about, soaking up all the happiness and excitement that come with it (not to mention some spectacular views along the way!)

How You Get Married Matters

Getting married in a more intimate way means different things to different people. But to us, intimate weddings are the brave choice to get married in a way that is true to you so you never regret your wedding day.

As we guide couples like you in planning your perfect small wedding, we always focus on three things:

  1. Creating space for a meaningful ceremony with your nearest and dearest.
  2. Celebrating in a way that feels best to you, whether that means embarking on an epic adventure, enjoying quality time with loved ones, or a combination of both!
  3. Artfully telling your story through candid, film-inspired images that capture how it felt on your wedding day.

We are wayyyyyy more than just photographers

With 250+ weddings under our belts and local knowledge that comes from calling Colorado home our entire lives, we’re here to make this process as stress-free and fun as possible!

Here’s What We Help With!

Colorado Small Weddings

Finding The Perfect Location

Whether you want that iconic view you can’t get out of your head or an off-the-beaten-path hidden gem, we will use our knowledge, experience and 26+ years of being born and bred Coloradans to help you find THE perfect spot.

Colorado Small Weddings

Planning A Feels-Like-Us Day

No matter if your getting married with just your immediate family or up to 30 guests, we will inspire you, guide you and help you plan a day that is fun, intentional and a reflection of who you two are at the core – beers, dogs and all.

Colorado Small Weddings

Best-Friend Experience

We don’t want your wedding to feel like a full-day photoshoot. Instead, think of it as an adventure with your best friend with some epic, fun and heart-felt photos along the way.

“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'”

Tiffany + Eric

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Are Welcome Here.

We are New York Times Published Photographers

Colorado Small Wedding Packages

Our small wedding packages start at $3800 for 3 hours of coverage.
On average, our couples spend $6800 with us.

All of our wedding packages include the following

Custom Location Inspiration Guide

We take your input and our expert experience to put together a custom location inspiration guide that gives you all the info you need to make the best decision: pictures of what it looks like, if a permit is required, how private it is, group size, and how accessible it is.

VIP Adventure Wedding Planning Guide

Our VIP planning guide exclusively for We, The Light couples lays out everything you need to know about planning your day step-by-step, as well as tons of insider tips and resources that will help you make your day amazing.

Access To Our List of Recommended Vendors

Once you’ve picked out THE location, you will have access to our list of vetted and LGBTQ+ allied elopement vendors to help make your day complete.

Unlimited Communication

We truly want to be there for you every step of the way to make sure your day is perfect. You can email us anytime, anywhere, about anything – no question is too silly.

Digital High Resolution Download + Print Release

Just what you need for printing all your epic photos in any size you want (a.k.a., that panoramic canvas you’ve been saving to hang over your fireplace).

Access To Our Luxury Prints + Albums

For tangible memories and family heirlooms to always remember the story of how you two chose to get married.
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“From day 1, working with Bailey was easy and stress-free. She took on all the location and event planning and all we had to do was look at pictures and take on the difficult task of picking between a number of beautiful sceneries. We are not native to CO so we often asked Bailey for her opinion on what would give us the most fun and beautiful wedding day and she didn’t lead us astray.”

Amanda + Yuri

Want To Know The Best Places For A Small Wedding In Colorado?

Check out these helpful resources of our favorite wedding locations!

50+ Best Small Wedding Venues In Colorado

2024 Elopement Guide

The Breckenridge Elopement Guide

The Estes Park Small Wedding Guide

2024 Elopement Guide

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 For A wedding Day As Adventurous As You?

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