Bride and groom in wedding clothes snuggle on top of massive waterfall at Colorado adventure elopement

Elopement + Micro Wedding Packages + Info

Were you SO stoked to elope …. until you realized you had NO IDEA how to plan this thing?

Don't worry. I've got you.

Helping couples plan incredible elopements and itty bitty weddings in mind-boggling locations is exactly what I do!

Whether it's hiking to the top of a mountain Colorado, just the two of you and your dog, or getting married on a black sand beach in Iceland, surrounded by your closest family and friends, I’ve got you covered.

From grand adventures in far off countries to cozy cabin weddings surrounded by nature, I’m here to help you every step of the way.

This is going to be epic. Let’s go.

I’m Jen Dz. I help couples dream BIG dreams for SMALL weddings.

I’m an outdoors-obsessed, dog-loving, IPA-drinking, recovering-lawyer- turned elopement photographer and planner. I have helped hundreds of happy people just like you have the best damn day of their lives in the most beautiful places on Earth.

Whether I’m exploring the Colorado mountains (which I’ve called home for 15 years) or a country on the other side of the globe (I’ve been to 15 and counting), I know how to help you plan a stress-free elopement that will exceed your wildest dreams … and take the photos that make sure this adventure is NEVER forgotten!

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BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE DRANK IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES (I'VE LOST COUNT Y'ALL! IT'S A LOT!)

CHEESY POSES (YOU'RE WELCOME!)

INCREDIBLE ELOPEMENTS AND HAPPY COUPLES

DOGS WHO HAVE WATCHED THEIR HUMANS GET MARRIED

What You Get When We Work Together:

A Laid Back Day that is All about the Adventure

I'm a little different from most photographers in that I believe in my heart that this day shouldn't feel like one long photoshoot – this experience is about SO much more than that! You're going to go have an unforgettable, once in a life time adventure in a beautiful place. We'll pop some bubbly, take in the views, and get you married along the way! I'll be there to capture it all as it goes down!

Your Day Documented in Candid Photos with an Emphasis on Real Moments and Big Landscapes

Hate awkward poses and cheesy wedding photography? ME TOO. That's why what we do is nothing like that at all. My goal is to capture you how you ACTUALLY are, not as some weird, stiff version of yourself in fancy clothes. Don't worry, that doesn't mean I don't provide guidance! I have lots of tricks up my sleep to get the two of you interacting like, well, the two of you! My couples look like they're having a blast because they're actually having a blast!

Guests ALWAYS Welcome

I have a special place in my heart for the couples who want the elopement experience … but who also want to have their people along for the adventure. I LOVE putting together days that blend the elopement experience with something more like an itty bitty wedding and I have lots of ideas about how to help you have the best of both worlds!

dog in jeep window at colorado elopement

Too Many Photos of Your Dog (sorry not sorry)

Look, y'all. I can't help it. I'm a crazy dog lady through and through! If you're the kind of person who brings your dog to your elopement I'm guessing you're also the kind of person who isn't mad about having a LOT of photos of your pup. Which is good, because you're going to get a LOT of photos of your pup!

Fun fact: My entire career was jump started by dog photos that went viral (at the second wedding I ever photographed!)

Expert Guidance Every Step of the Way

Since 2016 I've helped well over 100 happy couples do this thing in a way that feels true to them. From choosing locations to coming up with activities to recommending vendors to figuring out a (loose, non-stressy) timeline to maximize the awesomeness of the day, I'm here for you! Think of me as your elopement guru (but not, like, a sketchy, cult-y guru) who is here to guide you towards your best day ever!

“Our elopement with Jen was absolutely amazing from start to finish!

We decided we were going to get married 3 weeks before our date because one of our pups was diagnosed with cancer and we knew we wanted him, and our other dog, with us on our special day. We reached out to Jen and she was SUPER responsive. We started the planning process right away! We knew we wanted our day to be unforgettable so we started talking about doing a helicopter tour and Jen was ALL IN! She did TONS of research and organized everything so that it could all happen…and IT DID!! SEAMLESSLY!! The helicopter ride that she set up for us was jaw-dropping!! Words cannot describe the feelings of awe and amazement we shared in the sky seeing all that Colorado has to offer from thousands of feet up in the air! Jen made the picture taking process natural and comfortable. As a fellow dog lover, Jen was patient with our pups and made an outstanding effort to get their attention from behind the camera so our photos would look awesome! My husband and I will NEVER forget the adventure we had on our wedding day. We will forever be grateful for Jen and all the dedication and hard work she put into making our day unbelievably unique and magical!”

Stefanie + Danny (and pups Sammy + Milo!)

SAY NO MORE! WE'RE IN.

Here's how it all works:

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You do the damn thing!

Planning Begins!

You Get in Touch

You get memories for life!

No stress, no fuss. Just the two of you (and maybe a dog and some super lucky humans) and one incredible location. You'll have the best damn day of your life in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. You'll spend the day being as adventurous (or as chill) as you want and get married along the way.

This day is going to FLY by but don't worry, I'll be there to capture it all! I'll worry about the pictures. You'll worry about … nothing.

A month-ish after your elopement you'll get a full gallery of gorgeous photos to download and share with everything. But that is just the beginning!

Together we'll create a gorgeous heirloom album that will beautifully tell the story of your day so you can relive it forever. This isn't just about pretty pictures for Instagram – it's about making memories for life.

We'll take a deep dive into the two of you and the places, activities, and things you love. From there I'll help you build a day that reflects all of that. From choosing a location to coming up with a timeline to figuring out how to hike in your dress, I'm here to be the co-creator in the best damn day of your life!

Regardless of where you are at in the planning process, I'm here to help you out! We'll hop on a Zoom call so we can get to know each other better and I can answer ALL of your elopement questions! By the end of the call you'll have a better idea of how it will all go down (and hopefully a huge sense of relief!).

If it ends up being a match made in heaven, we'll make it official!

About those albums ….

In a world that prioritizes doin' it for the 'Gram over actual quality experiences, I'm proud to be embracing the latter. I believe in my heart that these photos aren't just for your social media feed. They are meant to be enjoyed by you and your family for decades to come.

Someday you will be old. Your hair will be grey and your skin will be wrinkled. And you'll be sitting in rocking chairs, reliving these memories. Maybe you have a couple grandkids on your lap (or maybe it's just a really spoiled dog). None of these things are going to happen if you don't print these photos. I want you to make NEW memories from these old ones.

That's why all full day packages include a credit for a printed, heirloom quality album.

Because you deserve to relive this day forever.

Some things you should know …

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Dogs Welcome!

Leave No Trace

Love is Love

I am a crazy dog lady and dogs are ALWAYS welcome at the elopements I shoot! If you are planning to bring your dog (or think you might!) please let me know early in the planning proceess so I can recommend dog friendly locations

As a photographer who regularly works in remote landscapes I believe it is my job to protect them. As such, I follow all Leave No Trace principles (and ask that you do the same during our time together1)

I photograph awesome humans who are in love. Period. ALL are welcome here.*

*Unless you are racist in which case please GTFO

Elopement + Microwedding Pricing

What's Included:

-Extensive photo coverage

– Custom location suggestions

– Vendor recommendations

– Timeline + logistical help
– Unlimited Zoom consultations
– Permit and legal assistance
– All the best photos from your day (typically 400-600)

-Heirloom elopement album in all full day packages

-Online gallery + print shop

– All the hugs and high-fives you could possibly want!

Packages begin at $6000.

Most popular package is $8500 which includes a full day elopement and heirloom album.

CONTACT

Upcoming Travel

Colorado (all the time!)

N. Cascades, WA

(Through Summer 2023 – This list is constantly being updated – check back or get in touch if you don't see your location!)

Olympic National Park, WA

Moab, UT

Oregon Waterfalls

Alaska

Kauai, HI

Northern California – Coast + Redwoods

Iceland

FAQ

Why are you so expensive???

In this industry experience is everything. There are SO MANY photographers who can take good photos but taking pretty pictures is only part of the equation. Over the last seven years I have learned the art of putting together an incredible experience for my couples, building unforgettable days, and making sure that you have the time and space to really enjoy your day. I also take a very limited number of elopement each year which allows me to give all of my couples a custom experience and means that I'm always fresh and stoked to do this thing!

Can we have guests at our elopement?

YES!!! Guests (and dogs, obviously) are ALWAYS welcome and I do not limit the number of guests you can have! Please note that some locations are not suitable for larger groups so knowing ahead of time if you will be having guests is super important in suggesting locations!

We are going to be SUPER awkward ….. help???

I hear this from literally EVERY couple I work with … and it always turns out fine! My approach to photography focuses heavily on candid moments – NOT cheesy poses. I'm just here to capture the adventure you had, not turn you into someone you're not! I have lots of tricks up my sleeve to get you interacting in a natural way. You'll be fine! Promise.

Do we have to hike for our adventure elopement?

Absolutely not! If you WANT to hike as part of your day, awesome! But if you don't want to hike you still have lots of options! From Jeeps to helicopters to booking a cozy cabin in the woods to choosing a location that you can drive right up to, there are loads of ways to get to your perfect spot!

I have a whole post on how NOT to hike for your elopement here!

How far out do we need to book you?

Couples generally book me anywhere from 4-12 months out but that varies wildly depending on location and time of year. I can sometimes fit people in at the last minute so please don't hesitate to reach out if you're in that boat! Generally speaking, September is my busiest month so if you are looking at a September date I recommend reaching out ASAP!

Absolutely!

Can we bring our dog/cat/chicken/donkey …?

Do you work with LGBTQ couples?

Absolutely! Love is love is love. I photograph kick ass humans (and their pets, obviously). Period.

Yes! Here in Colorado I really love the San Juan Mountains (Telluride area), Crested Butte, Twin Lakes/Leadville, and the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Boulder. Outside Colorado I am very partial to Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Moab, Iceland, Costa Rica, and pretty much everywhere in Europe! Have passport, will travel (and bring epic elopement ideas with me!)

Are there any locations you especially love?

Are you 420 friendly?

Absolutely!

Absolutely! I am an avid traveler and here to follow you wherever your love takes you both here in the U.S. and abroad! Check out my travel schedule above! Don't see your location on there? Get in touch and let's chat about it and see what we can do!

Do you travel for elopements?

bride and groom and two dogs in wedding attire snuggle next to river at Colorado mountain elopement near Twin lakes

Ready to plan your dream adventure?

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