Colorado  elopement packages

For laidback couples who believe their elopement deserves all of the hype of a traditional wedding

You've figured out that an intimate, intentional  experience is the only way to go 

I love working with couples like you

You know that regardless of all of the opinions and how things are traditionally done, you want a day that is meaningful, stress-free, and looks like you. I can only imagine how much pressure was lifted when you finally realized (or maybe you always knew) that you wanted something different.

You love your honey more than anything and want to build a day around everything you guys love. 

You value photography and know that it can preserve your most special moments forever--you're not here on my page because you're just trying to check a box. You know that photography can help you remember the joy you experienced, how you two looked at and held each other, the emotions that your vows made you feel. 

My promise to you

I will do your day justice. I treat every couple's day with the respect and care it deserves. I'm here to help you dream, plan, and have an amazing experience. I won't let you down.

"Mikayla is AWESOME! She made the whole process so easy and comfortable. Her photography skills are phenomenal and she is so sweet and laid back. She perfectly captured our wedding day in the most gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever. We honestly could not have made a better choice. Her knowledge of the area was a huge asset as we came from out of state to elope in this mind-blowing landscape but had no idea where to even start. 100/10 would recommend!!!"

"She perfectly captured our wedding day in the most gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever"

- KATE + JON, COLORADO SPRINGS HIKING ELOPEMENT

About Mikayla

CONSIDER ME YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER, PLANNER, FRIEND, AND EXPERT PROBLEM-SOLVER ALL IN ONE TALL PACKAGE (I'M 5'10 LOL)

I completely understand that you want to have an epic elopement that is everything you've dreamed of. You have a tons of options when it comes to elopement photographers and that probably feels a little overwhelming. Which makes sense because marrying your person is a big deal. 

I've helped many couples elope in Colorado and have a day full of adventure and love. I'm good at listening to your vision and helping you bring it to life. All while keeping it as free of stress as possible!

Regardless of who you are and what level of adventure you want on your day, I will help you plan an elopement day that feels true to you.


Kind words from HAPPY coupleS

"Our gallery came out better than I could have ever imagined and we feel so lucky that we had Mikayla there to capture this special moment. "

"Where to begin? For starters, I am not one to write reviews however after the most amazing experience that my wife and I had with Mikayla I felt it was only right to share her greatness with whomever may read this and possibly be on the fence about who your photographer should be. Here's a quick hint if you don't want to keep reading (it is Mikayla, no doubt about it). My wife found Mikayla and her breathtaking work while looking for an elopement photographer in Colorado on Instagram. Coming to Colorado from Florida naturally we reached out to numerous elopement photographers. From the jump it was evident that Mikayla was not only passionate about finding us a perfect location but I can't speak enough about her professionalism and constant communication throughout the whole process. My wife was very particular about what she wanted and Mikayla was able to scout and send her a number of gorgeous views to pick from. When our big day arrived, due to the fires we were not able to get to our first location. Without hesitation, Mikayla was able to pivot and help us choose another location. The second choice however was extremely windy on our big day and Mikayla suggested it would be best to go to the third location. This location ended up being the absolute most beautiful thing I have ever seen in nature. Mikayla made us feel comfortable the entire time she was taking pictures. Our gallery came out better than I could have ever imagined and we feel so lucky that we had Mikayla there to capture this special moment. To whoever may be reading this, I can assure you without hesitation that Mikayla is the best to ever do it. Let her make your forever moment perfect. I promise you, besides tying the knot, it'll be the best decision you make."

"When I got my wedding photos I cried tears of joy."

"She is a WONDERFUL person - so sweet and fun! That’s what you want from a photographer because you’re spending so much time with them at your wedding. It was a joy being with her! My family and friends loved her! Her amazing presence put everyone at ease and she was able to capture everyone at their best! When I got my wedding photos I cried tears of joy. They are beautiful and I can’t stop looking through them! There are so many amazing photos! I would recommend Mikayla 100%! I couldn’t be happier with her work."

-Michaela + Dustin

"I start sobbing every time I try to flip through them."

"[..] Leading up to the wedding, I felt like I could communicate with Mikayla freely and as a friend. If I had any questions about timelines, family photos, first look, etc., she had suggestions. She was very detail oriented and asked a lot of questions leading up to the wedding about what was important to us, to make sure that we were on the same page and that our personalities could shine through with personal touches.

In the end, Mikayla provided us with over 900 photos. A beautiful mix of posed, candid, snuggly-romantic and more. A week after receiving the photos, I am still having a hard time posting anything to social media because a) there are so many good photos, and b) I start sobbing every time I try to flip through them.

TL;DR: Working with Mikayla was a dream. If you want romantic, emotional photos with beautiful lighting, personal touches and tons of options... She is absolutely the right photographer for you."

-Erin + Frank

"Here’s my advice, stop looking at other photographers and go ahead and book Mikayla!"

"[...] 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 day for our elopement. I really wish we had more time!"

- Kristen + Max

The Process & How It Works

Keeping it easy-peasy and stress-free

Step 1

You tell me about your vision for your day and the people, animals, and activities that are important to you! This is where I tell you how I can make that happen and make your planning process pleasant.

STEP 2

We find the perfect elopement location for you based on all of the things that you love (mountain views, aspen groves, alpine lakes, etc) and your preferred method of getting there (hiking, paved road, 4x4 road). When you guys decide on where, I'll send amazing vendors over to help streamline your search. Beyond that, I'm here to build the perfect timeline to guide your day and provide insight or advice at anytime!

STEP 3

You have a stress-free elopement that is everything you've dreamt of! You two are able to be fully present in your day and enjoy every moment together while I document them. I'm there to help the day go smoothly while supporting you through it all. You have a friend and guide every step of the way. You receive sneak peeks in 48 hours and the full gallery within 4-6 weeks!

Colorado Elopement Packages

Choose Your Elopement Experience

Full Day Elopement 

+ 10 hours of coverage (can be broken up)

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ 60+ page elopement planning guide

+ Customized location recommendations

+ High resolution photos


+ Personal print release

+ Unlimited downloads & shares

+ Sneak peek within 48 hours

+ Full gallery delivered in 4-6 weeks



   

$6300

HALF DAY ELOPEMENT 

+ 8 hours of coverage

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ 60+ page elopement planning guide

+ Customized location recommendations

+ High resolution photos


+ Personal print release

+ Unlimited downloads & shares

+ Sneak peek within 48 hours

+ Full gallery delivered in 4-6 weeks


   

$5000

Mini Elopement 

+ 5 hours of coverage

+ 60+ page elopement planning guide

+ Customized location recommendations

+ High resolution photos


+ Personal print release

+ Unlimited downloads & shares

+ Sneak peek within 48 hours

+ Full gallery delivered in 4-6 weeks


   

$3500

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Colorado ElopemenT Packages

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COLORADO ELOPEMENT PLANNING RESOURCES 

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.

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, 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.

Mountain Elopements: 4 Helpful Things to Know

You’ve decided to elope & you love the idea of Colorado! That’s super cool and I’m pumped for you guys. Before you get too far in your planning process, here are some things that I love sharing with couples while helping them plan their Colorado elopement.

Colorado Elopement Guide

This is an elopement guide that will help you get a start on planning your Colorado elopement!

Sapphire Point Overlook Wedding Guide [Tips & Photos]

Sapphire Point Overlook is a very popular outdoor wedding and elopement location in Dillon, Colorado (at the top of Swan Mountain Road, between Breckenridge & Keystone for all of you skiers). Check out this guide that includes everything you need to know about getting married at Sapphire Point.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you help us find an epic elopement location?

Yes! I compile a list of elopement locations based on whether how much hiking/off-roading you want to do and the types of views you love!

Do you PHOTOGRAPH LGBTQ+ Elopements?

Absolutely! Love is love and I support all couples regardless of how they identify and who they love!

Do you photograph Big weddings?

I do take on a handful of larger weddings per year!

How to do you photograph couples who aren't photogenic?

If I had a dollar for every couple who said they were awkward on unphotogenic, I'd be one rich b****. I promise I will offer direction and won't leave you out to dry. 

With that, the majority of the day involves me documenting your connection as if I'm not even there! That's one big reason that you should plan a day that speaks to you and your relationship! that way you look comfortable and natural in front of my camera. You'll be doing your favorite things with your favorite person/people.

What if we aren't big hikers but love the mountains?

If you prefer to limit the amount of hiking we do on your elopement, that's totally fine! There are tons of elopement locations that require little to no hiking.

How long will it take to receive our photos?

You'll get a ~10 photo sneak peak within 48 hours and the rest of your gallery anywhere from 3-6 weeks depending on what time of year.

Do you deliver raws?

No.

How do we book you?

First off, let me say that this is not a “photoshoot”. You don’t need to be models! I’m tagging along as a friend with a camera. I’ll make you feel super comfortable, tell you what to do with your hands, and hype you up. I’m good at my job and I promise you’ll love your photos and see yourselves relaxed, happy, and in love. Just show up, and I’ll take care of everything else :)

How involved are you in the planning process? 

With every couple I help make sure you’re prepared for your day, find vendors, locations, and help with timelines. Beyond that, I’m as involved as you want me to be! I mean it when I say you guys can text me whenever!

$1500