Colorado elopement photographer

CO-CREATE YOUR ELOPEMENT OR OUTDOOR WEDDING WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER WHOSE ONLY GOALS ARE TO KEEP THIS AS *YOU* AS POSSIBLE AND TO BEAUTIFULLY DOCUMENT YOUR DAY

Colorado Springs. Breckenridge. Buena Vista. Crested Butte. Telluride. Aspen. Everywhere In Between.

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Welcome to a Colorado elopement experience
that's just as beautiful and laid back as
you are

YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY

(kind of like Burger King, but better)

THERE Are NO SILLY IDEAs, THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO WHAT YOU CAN or can't DO.

As your Colorado elopement photographer, I'm just here along for the ride. cheering you on, helping you include everything you want your colorado elopement to have...then I DOCUMENT it all.


And, no. You don't have to hike in order to get bomb photos or to "earn" your adventure...although if you want to put some miles on your hiking boots, I'm down to clown.

Your Colorado elopement will be worthy and cool no matter how you plan to celebrate! 

I'm a photographer for the people --
 ALL people and ALL types of adventures!

Hey, I'm Mikayla! yOur Colorado Elopement Photographer

When my couples see their ceremony location for the first time and tears well in their eyes because photos just didn't do it justice. Or when they thank me for helping them have an elopement in Colorado that truly reflects them...

In those moments, I feel so grateful that I'm an elopement photographer in Colorado and that I get to help couples have  the wedding day they've always dreamed of.

Mountains are powerful and they're a beautiful place to commit yourself to your favorite person ever.

I’m originally from Wisconsin and instantly fell in love with the diverse landscape of Colorado and the peace that it brings. I've been photographing elopements  in Colorado for going on 4 years!

I got a "nice camera" to take pictures of my dogs in pretty places but then my best friend asked me to take her engagement photos. The rest is history! 

I fell in love with documenting two people in love surrounded by amazing views. As someone who escapes to the mountains whenever I possibly can, it only made sense that I work with couples that value the outdoors too! 

Now I take beautiful elopement photos of couples who are drawn to the mountains and want a Colorado adventure elopement to celebrate their wedding day!

To see if we're a good fit for each other, check out this experience page! 

GOOGLE HAS FINALLY LED YOU TO THE CORRECT PLACE

If planning your Colorado elopement has been slightly intimidating so far,

I  completely understand. The possibilities are endless & the lists of to-dos, vendors to sift through, and dreams to chase are never-ending.

As a Colorado photographer, I help couples plan their wedding day all the time and it can still feel heavy.

Because this is a BIG DEAL!!! This is the start of the rest of your life we're talking about. You just want to do it justice. You want your day to be full of love and intention and an accurate reflection of you.

& I want that for you too.

WORK WITH ME

If you like it, I love it

1. Elopements

Elopement Packages

2. Intimate Weddings

Wedding Packages

3. Sessions

Session Pricing

I'm not here to give you unsolicited advice on  how you *should* get married. I'm here to support your vision, help take some of the stress away, and give you kick-ass photos to remember forever.

"LOOKING THROUGH THE PHOTOS MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE BACK ON OUR BIG DAY"

We absolutely LOVE Mikayla! [...] During the big day she was so accommodating with our schedule and our families and bridal party absolutely loved her, we still get comments today from people in attendance. We received our photos exactly a month later, which was so impressive considering the amount of weddings Mikayla and her team have on their plate this year. Looking through the photos made us feel like we were back on our big day and we are so excited to have these photos as memories forever. Thank you so much Mikayla!!

- ALLISON & JAMES, IDAHO SPRINGS INTIMATE WEDDING

You know that nothing gold can stay...

You've experienced enough life to know that it's fleeting. The seasons pass and you understand that photos are invaluable, they are your legacy. 

You know that you want your Colorado elopement to be special and full of meaning. A day that includes only your favorite things, activities, and people.

You just don't know how to get started...

What if I told you that planning your Colorado elopement...didn't have to be stressful?

SERIOUSLY! WHAT IF YOU HIRED A Colorado ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER WHO ALSO PROVIDED:


+ EPIC LOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS TAILORED TO THE VIEWS AND VIBES YOU WANT

+ LISTS OF AMAZING VENDORS SO YOU CAN AVOID THE STRESS OF FINDING THEM ON YOUR OWN

+ YOUR PERFECT ELOPEMENT TIMELINE

+ GUIDANCE FOR ANY PERMITS NEEDED ALONG THE WAY

+ A 70+ PAGE ELOPEMENT PLANNING GUIDE TO HELP YOU BRAINSTORM AND GET EXCITED


COLORADO ELOPEMENT PACAKGES

REMEMBER YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS FOREVER

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DAY

Reviews from Happy Couples

who loved their Colorado elopement photography

"Mikayla was awesome! She had the perfect place in mind for our elopement - & let me tell you it did not disappoint! She was so easy to work with and helped make traveling from out of town to get married in Colorado so easy! Her pictures are artwork!"

-Jenny + Paul, Breckenridge Elopement

"Mikayla did an amazing job! She captured beautiful moments that I'm glad I get to look at and cherish for forever. We had an engagement/couples session the day before our wedding and she was able to get those amazing photos back to us so fast. The wedding photos were even more beautiful! Looking at them brings me back to that phenomenal day. Thank you for capturing those moments and more importantly the love we share!"

-Mirium + Peter,
Steamboat Springs Intimate Wedding

"We are so incredibly thankful to have had Mikayla capture our special day! She was wonderful every step of the way - helping us decide time of day/site to use for the ceremony, super responsive, and positive vibes all the time. She was fantastic the day of and we are in love with our pictures! We have so many that captured precious moments and we will treasure them forever. I can’t recommend her enough!"

-Kathryn + Nick,
Colorado Springs Elopement

In Colorado, there's something for everyone.

I'm here to help you find it.

Before you keep scrolling, I have a couple things I'd like to mention.

Theres no "right" way to do this.

You don't have to "bag peaks" every other weekend to get married in the mountains. If you've never hiked a day in your life but dream about saying vows surrounded by nature, you're in the right place. If you literally hate hiking but want the views, I can make that happen. If you want to epic views AND a rewarding trek to get there, I'm your gal.

The possibilities are endless, please don't limit yourselves or let anyone tell you what you can, cannot, or should do on your day! Browse some popular elopement locations in Colorado.

Let's find the perfect location for your elopement 

"We cannot say enough good things about Mikayla. She was such a positive force to work with - so responsive, professional, kind, and enthusiastic. She was able to capture our love so well and we will seriously cherish her beautiful photos forever. If you are thinking of booking her - DO IT."

- Maddie + Kyle, Breckenridge Elopement

"If you’re thinking about working with Mikayla, JUST DO IT! She’s absolutely amazing! She captured our Colorado elopement perfectly and didn’t miss a moment! We love our pictures so much and will cherish them forever! She was so helpful during the planning process helping us figure out the location and answering any questions we had."

- Madeline & Colin, Colorado Springs Elopement

"But why are you special?"

With all of the elopement photographers in Colorado that you've researched so far, I'm sure we're all starting to mesh together and you're left asking what makes me so special. 

I care--really. It sounds so cheesy, but I do, like a lot. I'm emotionally invested in all of my couples. In your planning, in your day, in your photos. I'm just a normal person who knows how to take beautiful photos and tell a story. For me, this never gets old. Yes, you'll get a Colorado elopement photographer & a pretty resourceful lady (if I do say so myself), but you'll also get a friend.


COLORADO ELOPEMENT PLANNING RESOURCES 

Colorado Elopement Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Planning your Elopement 

Are you planning on eloping in Colorado? First of all, you have great taste. Check out this comprehensive guide to help take the stress out of planning and figuring out a way forward! I'm a Colorado elopement photographer and love helping couples keep the stress out of elopement planning! This guide covers elopement locations, the best season to elope, timeline examples, and more!

Tips For Bomb Getting Ready Photos On Your Wedding Day

Here are some tips for getting ready photos on your wedding day! Getting ready photos are a really special part of your day and good planning will help ensure that your photographer can deliver amazing, meaningful getting ready photos in your final gallery.

Eloping in the Garden of the Gods: All You Need to Know

If you’re in search of a gorgeous natural setting for your elopement in Colorado, you won’t find a more magical spot than the Garden of the Gods. Thinking of spending your special day here? Read on for all you need to know about eloping in Garden of the Gods.

Elopement Timeline Inspo to Help
Plan Your Day! 

Eloping is a great way to celebrate your marriage without the stress of a full-blown wedding. But what kind of elopement do you want to have and what should the itinerary be like? Read on to check out sample elopement timelines that will serve as inspiration and help your day run smoothly. Enjoy these tips from a seasoned elopement photographer in Colorado ;)

Ultimate Colorado Springs Elopement Guide

This is the Ultimate Colorado Springs Elopement Guide. If you’re planning an elopement in Colorado Springs, this is the blog post for you!

Telluride Elopement Guide: The Only One You'll Ever Need

Are you wanting to elope in Telluride? Check out this Telluride elopement guide to help kickstart your planning! 

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