Colorado Elopement and Adventure Wedding PhotographerColorado springs • Breckenridge • Denver • San Juan mountains • beyond
Bringing an easygoing, intentional, and fun photography experience to your Colorado elopement or intimate wedding.
Brianna and Daniel during their fall Colorado elopement in Breckenridge.
You’re planning a Colorado elopement that’s as singular and spectacular as your love story. I believe the photography that documents it should be, too.
Connection. Spontaneity. Intimacy. These words make your pulse race and your heart sing, and you dream of a wedding day that celebrates these values. But in a world that believes bigger is always better (especially when it comes to weddings!), embracing these ideas means striking out on your own. It means tossing out the wedding planning binder, shutting down Pinterest, and even ignoring the advice from your well-meaning Great Aunt Edna. It’s new, exhilarating, and a little bit scary. And doing it all on your own can start to feel like a burden too heavy to carry alone.
Thankfully, you don’t have to!
As your Colorado elopement photographer, sidekick, idea machine, and hype-woman, i’ll help you plan and document a celebration that truly flows from your unique love story.
Even if your elopement is still just a vague idea, we can work together to paint the full picture! So, if your dream wedding choir is the sound of birdsong and breeze and your ideal wedding shoes are a pair of hiking boots, my friend, you’re in the right place! Together, let’s craft an elopement you’ll never want to forget and document it through photographs that ensure you never will.
“What impressed me the most about Jessica was how much genuine time and energy she poured into making our day a success and the flawlessness of that execution.”
– Maya and david
Hey, what’s up, hello! I’m Jess!
Your adventure buddy and new fav Colorado elopement photographer
When I was little, I always followed the rules. As an adult, I help couples like you break them on the reg! What changed? It’s a LONG story, and an impulsive decision to go skydiving definitely had something to do with it. But most of all, my passion for unfettered, unrestrained love stories like yours tugged me toward a life spent documenting “I do”s in the most breathtaking landscapes across America.
Known for wearing cozy beanies in every shade, scoping out hidden gem locations, and creating backup plans for my backup plans, I expertly blend planning with spontaneity to create the perfect elopement adventure. I am proud to deliver a photography experience that’s about so much more than the photos we take.
I can’t wait to explore the possibilities with you and bring them to life in a way you’ve never even imagined. Let’s dive in!
“She has her availability calendar always open to you as a client and I never felt annoying to schedule a call or email her with our million questions.”
– Joanna and cody
Pro Resources from a Colorado Elopement Photographer
I’ve learned a thing or two since photographing my first elopement in 2018 and I want to pass that knowledge on to you as you begin to plan your own elopement! These are some of my most popular resources, but you can find more on my blog page under the resources category.
Best Places to Elope in Colorado
Ultimate Guide to eloping in Colorado
How much does eloping cost?
This Colorado Elopement Photographer’s top 6 Favorite Destinations in Colorado for elopements
As you’re scouring the internet and looking at Colorado elopement photography, the question of where to elope in the state has probably inevitably come up! I mean, there are so many amazing locations to choose from. Below are my favorite destinations to capture and plan adventure elopements.
Colorado Springs & Garden of the Gods
If you’re looking for the commodities of staying in a big city with adventures just a step away from your Airbnb, you’ve found the place. From the red rocks of Garden of the Gods to the seclusion of Pikes National Forest – Colorado Springs has something for everyone.
Resources for Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain National Park
Check another national park off of your bucket list with this iconic national park featuring dramatic heights along Trail Ridge Road and a magnificent experience watching wildlife during the fall during the Elk Rut. Not to mention Estes Park being a small town well-worth exploring!
Resources for Rocky Mountain
- Inspiration: Dog-Friendly Rocky Mountain National Park Elopement
San Juan Mountains of Ouray and Telluride
Best known for some of the most magnificent hikes and off-roading trails in the west, this more off-the-beaten-path area of Colorado will have your jaw on the floor throughout your trip. Ouray, nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” is one of my favorite mountain towns, too!
Resources for San Juan Mountains
- Inspiration: Adventurous Off-Roading Elopement in Ouray, Colorado
- Inspiration: Adventurous San Juan Mountains Elopement
Located less than 2 hours from Denver is this ski town featuring year-round recreation and adventure for everyone whether you’re wanting to hit the slopes, hike through the mountains, or brewery hop and explore downtown with your pup along for the journey!
Resources for Breckenridge
- Inspiration: Winter Elopement in the Mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado
- Inspiration: Snowy Colorado Microwedding in Breckenridge
- Inspiration: Rainy Colorado Elopement in Breckenridge
Aspen & Maroon Bells
One of the most sought-out and photographed destinations in Colorado is Maroon Bells, and with their wine color and jagged shape, it’s easy to tell why! The surrounding areas including Aspen, Snowmass, and Twin Lakes have endless adventure options too!
Resources for Aspen
- Inspiration: Maroon Bells Wedding in Aspen, Colordo
- Inspiration: Intimate Snowmass Wedding at the Terrace at Viceroy
- Inspiration: Fall Maroon Bells Elopement
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Unleash your inner child running through sand dunes and sand-boarding at this unique Colorado national park known for its hikes, off-roading, and stargazing opportunities.
Resources for Great Sand dunes
- Info and Inspiration: Great Sand Dunes Elopement Photos and Tips
Perks of the Process
I want to bring you so much more than sensational photos (although you’ll get those, too)!
- An effortless, stress-free planning experience
- A mind-blowing location to suit your elopement vision
- A finely-crafted, true-to-you day from start to finish
- Expert vendors invested in bringing your vision to life
- A 24-hour sneak peek gallery so you can relive the highlights in record time
- Endless tips and tricks to navigate the process like a pro
- Sincere support and encouragement when you feel overwhelmed
Probably seems too good to be true, right?! Wanna know how do I do it?
By fostering open, honest communication starting on day one! From the moment we meet, I become your elopement ride-or-die, helping you bring your dream day to life. Let’s be real: planning an elopement can be an overwhelming process. You’re saying “so long” to traditions and setting out on your own, and that can be more than a little intimidating! But with a teammate invested in your story and celebration, you’ll rest assured knowing your elopement day is going to be everything you dreamed without any of the stress you dread.
Colorado Elopement Photographer Packages
For elopements throughout the beautiful state of Colorado — including epic locations like Rocky Mountain National Park, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, and beyond.
- Packages ranging from 3-hours to multi-day elopement experiences
- Elopement location scouting
- Guidance through the permit process (if necessary)
- Local vendor recommendations
- Client-exclusive elopement planning guide PDF
- A secure, digital gallery of your images
- Image print release
- Planning assistance for anything and everything you need
- All photographer's travel fees included (including gas, hotels, etc.)
Photo and Video Packages start at $4,975
Photo-Only Packages start at $3,500
Elopement Video Packages
I don’t just offer still image galleries from your adventure elopement! I can also document the movement and sounds photos can’t quite capture, like the way your hair catches in the breeze or the sound of your new spouse reciting their vows. And the best part is that I can preserve these moments myself without adding any additional vendors to your intimate celebration.
Don’t let your photos just sit lost and lonely on your computer! After the adventure of a lifetime, let’s make sure your love story can be told and retold for decades to come through a beautiful custom album. I’ll even help you design your very first family heirloom!
Ready to take the leap with me and say “hell freaking yes” to the elopement of your dreams?
I’m stoked to hear it! To begin the adventure, just tell me a little about yourselves and the celebration you’re cooking up. Then, I’ll be in touch in 48 hours or less to book your discovery call! If we are the perfect fit to tell your love story, I’ll send an agreement and retainer invoice your way to reserve your date. Once I receive both from you, your date officially goes on my calendar and the fun really begins!
Wait, what if we want to invite a few guests or plan an intimate but more traditional wedding day?
I believe your wedding should be exactly what you want, no matter the shape or size! So, while I specialize in intimate adventure elopements, I am always thrilled to bring that adventure elopement feel to any celebration. Whether you want to plan an elopement that invites your loved ones along for the ride, or you want to infuse a celebration at a venue with the spirit of adventure, I’m your girl! Let’s explore all the possibilities together.
So whaddya say? Ready to make it official?
Whether you’re counting down the milliseconds until “I do” on your elopement day or just looking to update the photos on your walls, let’s get your session or celebration in the books! Simply fill out the short inquiry form below, and I’ll be in touch in 48 hours or less to keep the conversation going. I’ll even send you a quick text once I’ve received your inquiry to reassure you that it didn’t get gobbled up by the monster that lives in Junk mailboxes! I can’t wait to learn your love story and hear your unique ideas for your photos. Let’s bring your vision to life!