Colorado Wedding Photographer - Colorado Elopement Photographer - Rocky Mountain Wedding Photographer - Adventure Wedding Photographer - Adventure Elopement Photographer - National Park Wedding Photographer - Destination Wedding Photographer
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About Me

 
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Hi! I’m Maddie! I’m an adventure-seeking destination wedding photographer, absolutely in love with elopements & intimate weddings.

I believe that life is an adventure—one that is best lived outside of our comfort zones. I’m addicted to travel and adventure in new places – finding secret hikes and remote corners of secluded beaches. I prefer tent-camping to hotels, public busses and walking to taxis, and eating sketchy street food to 5-star restaurants. As a Colorado native, I've grown up hiking, backpacking, camping and exploring—and I feel the most at home in the outdoors. 

I believe in loving & living fearlessly and have climbed 14,000 ft mountains, snowshoed up glaciers, waded neck-deep in freezing rivers, and flown to Iceland in the dead of winter to photograph weddings. I've traveled to over 25 countries, and photographed couples in 11.

Out of all the adventures I’ve had, getting to experience two people commit the rest of their lives to each other is the most exciting and beautiful thing in the world. I'm so excited to get to know you and plan an awesome adventure together. 

 

 
 

Why I Love Small Weddings...

 

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I believe that the best weddings are measured by the moments we have with the people closest to us, and that small weddings are the absolute BEST way to get married. Intimate weddings reveal what weddings are truly about: 2 people committing their lives to each other. You can make your wedding day your own adventure, and celebrate in the way that makes your relationship unique. You can spend your day hiking to epic locations for photos, having a picnic or bbq, going on adventures like sailing, paddle boarding, or skiing, or even just sitting by the campfire together. However you envision your day unfolding, I believe that every moment of your wedding day is beautiful and I would be honored to be there to document it.

Small weddings also give you the opportunity to have your ceremony in the most beautiful landscapes that the world has to offer. And when you hire me, you're not just getting amazing photos, it comes along with my years of experience as an explorer, hiker, backpacker, and world-traveler. I love helping couples find the most epic & unique locations to say their vows, and gladly share all of my favorite secret corners of the globe for epic photo locations. 


What is the experience like?

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My Approach

My goal for every elopement & intimate wedding is for photography to feel like a natural part of the experience—not to turn your day into a production or a flashy photoshoot. My ability to get beautiful & connected images of you two has nothing to do with how comfortable you are in front of the camera—it's about how comfortable you are with each other. You two will be fully focused on being in the moment, cuddling, hiking, adventuring, taking in the scenery, and enjoying time with your closest friends & family (if present).  I am absolutely passionate about photographing elopements—they can be so adventurous, unique, and different and that's why I love them! I I truly believe that just because a wedding is small, doesn't mean that it deserves any less coverage than a large one. I really want to elope myself and I really believe in telling the full story of a couple's wedding day (not just the ceremony). I know I definitely want to be able to look back in 5 years and see photos of my whole wedding day, and have just as many wedding photos as someone having a large event. I want to see all the fun moments we had together on our epic day, celebrating with only the very closest people to us or just having a grand epic day by ourselves. However you envision your day, it deserves to be captured—and I would love to be there and document the whole adventure. 


What Couples are Saying

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Destination Adventure Elopement & Intimate Wedding

COLLECTIONS

 

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Collection 1 / $8500 

» full-day coverage 

Tell the whole story of your adventurous elopement or intimate wedding day (up to 12 hours coverage by Maddie)

» my Travel costs included

I'll cover my costs to go anywhere in the world with you that's accessible by normal commercial airlines & a 2WD car (i.e. it's extra for helicopters and hot air balloons ;)

» Digital Image Files

Full resolution, edited digital image files with unlimited downloads, sharing, & personal printing rights. Online gallery is available world-wide to share with all of your family & friends.

» Advice & Planning

Unlimited consultations  for location suggestions, vendor recommendations, personalized photo timelines, planning guide, adventure ideas, and more!


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Collection 2 / $7000   

» 8-Hours Coverage

Up to 8-hours coverage of your elopement or intimate wedding by Maddie

Travel costs anywhere in the world included.

» my Travel costs included

I'll cover my costs to go anywhere in the world with you that's accessible by normal commercial airlines & a 2WD car (i.e. it's extra for helicopters and hot air balloons ;)

» Digital Image Files

Full resolution, edited digital image files with unlimited downloads, sharing, & personal printing rights. Online gallery is available world-wide to share with all of your family & friends.

» Advice & Planning

Unlimited consultations  for location suggestions, vendor recommendations, personalized photo timelines, planning guide, adventure ideas, and more!


 

 

Ready To Book? Got Questions?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
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What are the steps to officially reserve our wedding date?

First of all, YAY! I'm so excited to get to work with you. These are the steps to make it official:

  • Connect: First, let's set up a phone/skype/facetime call to get to know each other better and chat about your vision for your day. I believe that it's really important to have a wedding photographer that you really fit and connect with.

  • Contract: Next, I will send the contract for your day which has all the details laid out. I'm happy to go over it with you if you have any questions.

  • Retainer: The retainer is 50% of the package you choose to officially reserve your date—which you can pay via our online bank transfer portal, personal checks, money orders, cashier & bank checks, and Venmo. The final payment is due 30 days prior to your wedding day.

  • All Set! Once I've received the contract & retainer, you're officially booked and we can work on planning your day with customized location suggestions, vendor recommendations, planning tools, & more!

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes! I am an avid traveler (25 countries and counting) and there's nothing that excites me more than a new location. All the pricing in this above guide includes travel costs to anywhere in the world. Destination must be accessible by 2WD & commercial airlines. You can check out my travel schedule here. 

How many images will we receive?

All  rates include the full resolution, edited digital images files with an unlimited personal printing release. For an 8-hour elopement or intimate wedding day, you will receive 300-500 images (about 40-60 photos per hour).

When will we get to see our photos?

You will receive a"sneak peek" of 3-5 of your photos within 1 week. This way you can immediately send out announcements and share some images with friends & family! Next, I will immediately get to work on editing your full gallery of images, which takes 8-10 weeks to fully complete. 

How do we get prints & albums?

You can order stunning, high-quality professional prints directly through your online gallery (and so can your family & friends!). Albums are created by my professional graphic designer—and with your input, tell the beautiful story of your day. There are multiple options available, and they are packaged and shipped directly to you. 

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