With every couple I work with my goal is to take killer images that capture how your day truly felt – and make sure you’re having one hell of a good time while we’re doing it!

My couples typically aren't the type who spent their whole lives dreaming of their wedding day. They have some ideas of what they want (and definitely know what they DON'T want) but don't really know how to make that happen. 

I help you through the whole process so that you can spend more time on the trail and less time planning. I'll help you to choose a killer location, figure out the logistics, make sure you enjoy your day, and design your custom album. Making your life as easy as possible (while also taking badass photos along the way)? That's what I do. 

What I do

the experience

load next

I don't just take pictures.

Elopement Planning 

Many people decide to elope because they don't want the stress of planning a big wedding - and then they realize that planning an elopement comes with its own set of challenges.

While traditional wedding days have their own flow, elopements are a blank slate on which you can do exactly what YOU want. My job is to help you figure out how to make that happen. From figuring out logistics to navigating permit requirements, I help every step of the way.

I'm not just there to take pictures - I'm there to help you through every step of this process. 
.

The Couples I work with ...

My people are a diverse bunch but they all have a few things in common: They're bold and independent. They love nature. They love dogs. They understand that their wedding day is the beginning of one of life's greatest adventures.

They come in with banged up knees from falls on the trail and calloused hands from climbing and tell me that they're not the type that really dreamt of their wedding day. They tell me that they have no idea what they're doing - they just want to have a good time and do something that feels authentic to them. They seem a little relieved to have found a photographer who GETS that. 

And as much as they want the epic photos that go with their epic life, they also understand that this is about so much more than that. Its about capturing the real moments that will matter more and more as time goes on and being able to relive them again. This isn't about Instagram followers or Facebook likes - its about documenting this slice of your life in an authentic way. My people understand that.

load next

I don't just take pictures

Location scouting

The outdoors and travel have been passions for as long as I can remember and I bring all that knowledge and enthusiasm to every couple I work with.

I have a long list of places here in Colorado and around the world that I think would be epic for an adventure elopement. 

When you book me for your day, we'll work together to find the PERFECT spot!

The Couples I work with ...

My people are a diverse bunch but they all have a few things in common: They're bold and independent. They love nature. They love dogs. They understand that their wedding day is the beginning of one of life's greatest adventures.

They come in with banged up knees from falls on the trail and calloused hands fro climbing and tell me that they're not the type that really dreamt of their wedding day. They tell me that they have no idea what they're doing - they just want to have a good time and do something that feels authentic to them. They seem a little relieved to have found a photographer who GETS that. 


load next

I don't just take pictures

On the big day

I have two goals with every elopement or intimate wedding I shoot: take amazing photos and make sure that you're having a hell of a good time.

I firmly believe that you should enjoy your day and that it shouldn't just feel like one long photoshoot. We'll take things at a slow pace so you can savor it all as it unfolds. 

I want you to look back on the day and remember the adventure ... and for the pictures to be the best souvenir ever.

The Couples I work with ...

My people are a diverse bunch but they all have a few things in common: They're bold and independent. They love nature. They love dogs. They understand that their wedding day is the beginning of one of life's greatest adventures.

They come in with banged up knees from falls on the trail and calloused hands fro climbing and tell me that they're not the type that really dreamt of their wedding day. They tell me that they have no idea what they're doing - they just want to have a good time and do something that feels authentic to them. They seem a little relieved to have found a photographer who GETS that. 


load next

i don't just take pictures

album design

I believe in my heart that your photos need to be printed and preserved. 

All of my couples receive an heirloom album that is custom designed by me and handrafted by one of the best album companies in the business. 

Don't worry, you'll get the digital files too but to me the album is what I'm shooting for. That is what you'll look through 50 years from now w hen you're sitting on your rocking chairs on the porch. Its the finished product and ultimate reminder of your amazing day.

I promise ... 

to treat your elopement like the Big  deal that it is

view next

There's a common misconception that elopements are somehow less important than weddings just because there are fewer people there. I don't buy that for a second.

Elopements are about two people making their commitment to each other in a way that is 100% intentional and true to who they are. That is freaking HUGE.

I promise ... 

To help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.

view next

If you're still trauamatized by awkward school photos I promise that this is NOTHING like that. Its fun (and not in a Type 2 way). 

Every single one of my couples tells me that they're super awkward in front of the camera and by halfway through our shoot are laughing and telling me how much fun they're having. We're all just a bunch of weirdos. Lets be weirdos together!

I promise ... 

To take the photos you'll cherish 50 years from now.

view next

I shoot with the future in mind. This isn't about trendy edits or photos that look damn good on social media but have no soul. Photography is the ONLY thing from your wedding day that will get more valuable as time goes on and life happens. I shoot with that in mind. 

I promise ... 

To give you a way to relive these moments - and pass them on.

view next

I  believe in my heart that these photos aren't only meant to impress your friends on social media. They're meant to be enjoyed and relived for years to come. I am a firm believer in the power of print and include a custom designed, leather-bound heirloom album in each of my packages. This is your history. It deserves to be preserved. 

as seen in

recent press

Buzzfeed
People Magazine
martha stewart
Huffington Post

Not to brag but you may have seen me around.
I'm so stoked to have had my work featured in publications near and far. 

The knot 
CNN

begin at $3500

frequently asked questions

Packages range from 4 hour adventures to multi-day backpacking trips.  ALL packages include a badass heirloom album and high-resolution digital images.

Elopements

Packages range from 6 hours to full weekend coverage. ALL packages include a badass heirloom album and high-resolution digital images.

Weddings

For engagements, anniversaries, or post-wedding sessions. We'll go for a hike, snowshoe to somewhere rad, and take killer photos along the way.

Adventure Sessions

begin at $4200

begin at $1500

open now

load next

THE REVIEWS

"Jen is amazing!

We planned an intimate wedding in the mountains from out of state and she was very helpful and communicated well through email.

We told her what we envisioned and she came up with the perfect spot for us! She even gave recommendations for make up/hair, restaurants, etc. The day of our wedding she made us feel so comfortable and was very easy going. 

We loved working with her and absolutely recommend her!

load next

THE REVIEWS

"Not only are Jen's photos gorgeous, she is so much fun to work with!

Our photos are so authentic and absolutely capture how much fun we had all day.

The shoot was so much fun and Jen was up for anything! We literally asked her to hike through a river and she not only did it, she was excited about it. Honestly the entire day just felt like a really fun adventure that we happened to be taking pictures during!"

load next

THE REVIEWS

"Not only are Jen's photos gorgeous, she is so much fun to work with!

Our photos are so authentic and absolutely capture how much fun we had all day.

The shoot was so much fun and Jen was up for anything! We literally asked her to hike through a river and she not only did it, she was excited about it. Honestly the entire day just felt like a really fun adventure that we happened to be taking pictures during!"

load next

THE REVIEWS

"I thought my elopement would be a cool day but it really blew me away how much I enjoyed it!

A large part of that was having a great crew to explore Southern Iceland with. The perfect pictures were the icing on the cake."

YES. I am a very, very passionate believer in the power of print. It breaks my heart when I hear couples say that they never printed their photos. These are precious memories and they deserve SO MUCH MORE than being stuck on a hard drive somewhere. All of my elopement and wedding packages include a handcrafted leather-bound heirloom album.

I include custom designed, handcrafted albums most of my wedding and elopement collections because I want you and your family to have these photos for years to come.

Yes! Not all of my couples are out climbing mountains every weekend (although some of them definitely are!). I work with people with all levels of experience in the outdoors and will help come up with a plan and location that match your comfort level! Many of my couples come to Colorado from out of state and just want an awesome experience in nature - and that's totally ok!

Getting to explore new places with awesome people is one of the best parts of this job and few things get my creativity flowing like shooting in a new location. Destination wedding and elopement packages including all of my travel expenses are more reasonable than you’d probably expect.

FAQ

Do you offer albums?

We're not *that* outdoorsy. Is that ok?

Will you travel for our wedding or elopement?

Will you help us find a location for our elopement?

Yes! As a lifelong explorer and avid traveler figuring out awesome and off the beaten path places for elopements and weddings is one of my FAVORITE things to do! Most of my elopement couples come to me not knowing exactly where they want to say their vows. Typically they have a general idea (like "Colorado" or "Iceland") but that's really all they know. As an avid explorer I have loads of ideas on places to elope both here in Colorado and abroad. I'll help you pick the perfect spot!

All rights reserved  |  Images by Jen Dziuvenis
back to top