Small weddings can be a larger-than-life adventure.

When I was photographing elaborate weddings, most of my clients never actually had more than a few minutes to themselves — on a day that was supposed to be all about them!

Intimate weddings and elopements leave room for the slow moments that seem to freeze time.

Time to explore.
Time to savor kisses, not steal them.
Time to get caught in a rain shower or wander a trail.
Time to connect with your guests, not just greet them in a blur.
Time to dance like no one’s watching — even if everyone is.

Ready to make some memories?


"Amber was beyond amazing to work with. She encouraged us to make the day truly about the two of us and she crafted the perfect timeline so we could have a relaxing, intimate and memorable day that we’ll never forget."

- Kate & Chris F.

Get your day in the books.

Here’s how to get started.

I’ll handle the photos and timeline, so you can focus completely on making memories that last forever.

the time of your life

Get your Pinterest board ready… Let’s brainstorm and collaborate on how the day will look and feel.


CREATIVE COLLABORATION

I’ll get to know you as a couple — and everything you’re envisioning for your wedding.

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telluride, colorado

moab, utah

estes park, colorado

Here are some of the locations you can find on my travel schedule.

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Every couple deserves the marriage experience of a lifetime, and photos that let them remember how it felt for the rest of their lives. 

I’m honored to work with same-sex couples and folks in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Love is love is love is love is…

Love.




(Yes, you.)

You probably have a hundred reasons to keep your wedding small. Is one of them just wanting to focus on celebrating, not checking boxes?

That’s one of the big reasons my husband, Shayne, and I eloped. We got married on a lake shore at sunrise then spent a perfect-for-us weekend exploring, paddleboarding, playing, and having the time of our life with our parents and best friends.

And this is why I only photograph elopements and micro weddings: I focus on documenting the experience so you can simply experience it.

This is why I do what I do

  • Guidance on wedding locations
  • Vendor recommendations including wedding planners, event stylists, private chefs, florists, hair & makeup artists and more
  • A personalized photography timeline 
  • A beautifully curated online photo gallery of your edited, high-resolution images
  • Printing and sharing rights to your photos
  • A complimentary album design with options to purchase
  • My travel to your destination


All offerings include

Your Investment

The average investment is $11k with local Estes Park offerings starting at $6k.

Elopement & micro wedding questions I hear a lot

A micro wedding just means you’re keeping things intimate. I consider any wedding up to 40 guests a micro wedding. 

I’m currently booking photo packages in Colorado, throughout the United States, and in select international locations. (I love a beachy winter wedding!) Contact me to find out if your dream location is doable and start planning!

My favorite U.S. destination — and home base — is Colorado. The climate is perfect for elopements and micro weddings between June and October. 

My favorite locations in Colorado include Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Crested Butte, Garden of the Gods, and the San Juan Mountains.

Other favorite U.S. destinations include Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. If you’re thinking of a fall event, the northeast and East Coast are spectacular, too!

That all depends on the experience you want — but not necessarily. 

I’m photographing the day that you’ve dreamed up. And while many of my clients spend the entire day outdoors, it’s not unheard of to take things inside!

Indoor activities I’ve photographed include getting ready together at an Airbnb, visiting a brewery or doing a wine tasting, enjoying a celebratory meal and dancing with loved ones, enjoying a private chef experience, or traveling by plane, train, car, or boat (okay, that’s outside, but I love taking photos on a boat!).


Once you decide exactly where you’ll be celebrating, I’ll help you figure out permits you need and any other important considerations.

More and more places are requiring permits. Most permit fees are under $350, but every location has its own rules and regulations. 

Here’s the best part about eloping and micro weddings: You can do whatever the hell you want. 

But if you’re looking for inspiration… I’ve had couples do a science experiment, land a helicopter on a glacier and enjoy a private picnic, go sea kayaking, hike, go off-roading, ride a tandem through a cute mountain town, get matching tattoos, charter a sailboat or yacht, hire a private chef, go horseback riding, eat pizza in a park…

I recommend doing something meaningful to you and your partner — or even using this opportunity to check something off your bucket list.

It varies by state! Some states require one or two witnesses for your marriage license. And then there’s Colorado, probably one of the easiest places in the world to get married. You can self-solemnize, which means there is no officiant or witness required.

Your dog could even witness your marriage license.

It depends on the state.

If you do need one, I can legally sign the marriage license as your officiant in most states! 

I won’t be talking during the ceremony — I’ll be busy taking pictures — but because I’m ordained, you can have a self-solemnization-style ceremony that’s actually official.

And remember: In Colorado, you can self-solemnize, which means there is no officiant or witness required. 


A private elopement ceremony followed by a ceremony for family or reception for a small group of loved ones is becoming more and more common!

If having friends and family there for your day is what you want, then yes, please! I can't wait to meet them.

Life’s an adventure, and your day will be no different. As much as we set ourselves up for success (factoring in weather/scenery/crowds when we pick a wedding date/location/time of day), sometimes rain and snow do happen.

And the couples I photograph often find that makes for the best photos and stories!

We will plan for the best and prepare for the worst in advance — so we’re ready for whatever the weather throws at us.

Goodness, yes.

The who, what, when, and where of all this requires some thought… But it doesn’t have to be stressful.

My advice: Hire vendors you trust and pour your time and energy into only the things that excite you or are meaningful to you. (And consider a wedding planner or day-of coordinator to take some of the pressure off if you’re anxiety prone!)

Keep reminding yourself of what really matters to you, and you’ll have an amazing day..

Thought you’d never ask.

I’ve been doing this for more than 10 years of knowledge, so I’m a pro at ensuring you have the best photos and experience possible. I’m here to help you by:

  • Helping you brainstorm the best photo locations for your experience
  • Creating a flexible timeline to make sure you have the best lighting and never feel too rushed
  • Offering guidance on permits
  • Being a friend and partner who supports your vision and ideas

On average, each hour of photography coverage yields 40 to 60 images.

Let’s run away together.
My camera bag is packed.