Where I Come In
As your Colorado Elopement and Adventure Wedding Photographer, I’m here to guide you on this wild, wild ride.
My job is to make sure you and your honey have an awesome way to remember the beauty of your day and help you get there. During the planning process, I help find epic locations, handle permits, and recommend other awesome vendors to help relieve some of the planning stress.
Beyond that, I’m here to ensure you look amazing AND comfortable in your photos. I throw some direction to you here and there (gotta get those angles and make sure you know what to do with your hands lol), but other than that, I just bounce around and document your day as it unfolds naturally!
You definitely want (read: need) someone who can handle all of the big, moving parts of your day so you can be present and just focus on having fun and making memories! That someone is me, so nice to meet ya.
This Process Doesn’t Have To Be Rocket-Science!
5 Simple Steps to Planning Your Colorado Elopement or Adventurous Wedding
Promise me you won’t limit yourselves.
When you start brainstorming, promise me that you won’t limit yourselves. There’s no right or wrong way to get married! Your wedding day should be an absolute reflection of you and your love.
If you want to climb a mountain, let’s do it! If you want to crack open some beers, I’m down. IF YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR DOG, PLEEEEASE DO!!!!! When you look back at your photos 20, 30, 40 years from now, you want to say “Wow, our day was so us” and have no regrets. I want that for you too, whatever that looks like.
Mikayla Renee Photo | Colorado Wedding and Elopement Photography
I am Mikayla Robertson, a hiker chick photographing weddings and elopements in Colorado. I’m originally from Wisconsin and instantly fell in love with the diverse landscape of Colorado. You’ll often find me somewhere above the tree-line with my daughter, Gigi, and pups, Boomer and Juneau.
I’m inspired by couples who feel deeply connected to our earth and are choosing to to fill their day with intention, whatever that looks like.
My goal is to honor the landscape while truthfully documenting your day. This is one of the most important days of your life, it deserves someone who is motivated to honor your story, your love. I won’t let you down.
I Totally Get It, This Is A Big Deal!
Here Are Some Sweet Words From A Couple Who Hired Me As Their Colorado Elopement Photographer
“Here’s my advice, stop looking at other photographers and go ahead and book Mikayla! I can’t even remember how I found her but I am SOO happy I did. My now husband and I booked a trip to Colorado in place of what was supposed to be our honeymoon (thanks COVID) and then just 2 weeks before we were set to leave, we decided to elope while we were in the mountains. I started reaching out to photographers to figure out if this would even be remotely possible to plan in such a short time. Mikayla was super fast to respond and so easy-going. We set up a phone call to chat about the details and she even sent over some good trails for an elopement before I had signed a contract or given her a deposit. I already loved her work, but after the phone call I knew for sure to go with her for our elopement.
We met her the evening of our elopement (which I didn’t even tell her our final location choice until that morning – I mentioned how easy-going she is right?!) and of course it was pouring rain. She was super optimistic and reassured me the rain would pass (we didn’t really have a plan B). Well, she was right, it did! Our entire elopement experience was amazing and we were so thankful to have Mikayla there to capture it for us. She is so kind, funny, and energetic. My husband even said working with Mikayla was “the best service industry experience he’s ever had.” Her turn around time for sneak peaks and the full gallery were phenomenal (under 36 hours for sneak and under 2.5 weeks for the full gallery). And of course, we loved the photos!!! My only regret is that we did not book the full 4 hours for our elopement. I really wish we had more time!” – Kristin P